Top 5 Paid Mobile Games for iOS & Android

Nobody likes having to pay for games - unless they're worth every penny!

Paying for a mobile game doesn't sound like a gamer's idea of fun - unless that game is so good, it's a chart-topper! These games range from $0.99 to $6.99, which isn't bad since games for regular consoles and PC range between $20-$60. These games are definitely for players who are on a tight budget! The iTunes store and Google Play store dubbed these paid games as their top games for Apple's iPad and iPhone, as well as the Android mobile devices.

Top Google Play Games for Android

1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition - $6.99

Just like the non-pocket edition, players will build things and go on adventures in features like Survival mode and Creative mode.

2. The Game of Life - $0.99

Roll the dice and go to college...or not! Get a random job, have too many kids or none at all, and retire at the end. Sounds like real life, just a lot quicker.

3. Plants vs. Zombies - $0.99

Kill zombies with...plants? Yep. Destroy oncoming zombies with dangerous plants before they reach the house.

4. Wipeout - $1.99

There's crazy obstacles and water. Survive the specialized obstacle courses and achieve a top score on the leaderboard.

5. True Skate - $1.99

Skateboard with your fingers through a digital skatepark. Complete as many tricks as possible! Watch out, Tony Hawk...

Top iOS Games for the Apple iPhone

1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition - $6.99

Building stuff with blocks and having fun... That's why Minecraft is number one.

2. Heads Up! - $0.99

Gamers everywhere can blame Ellen DeGeneres for this one. It's like a modern-day "guess who". Guess what's on the other player's card before time runs out and win the game. The only clues are what the other player is doing or saying.

3. Monument Valley - $1.99

At first glance, this game looks like the inside of M.C. Escher's brain - if he were a game developer. The iTunes store describes it best: "Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People."

4. Blek - $0.99

It's a puzzle game that "can't be described with words", according to iTunes. Luckily, there's a trailer that can. This game is for those who enjoy a good puzzle or two.

5. Buddyman: Kick (by Kick the Buddy) - $0.99

Play as Buddyman and be a hero. Dress Buddyman in wacky costumes and destroy enemies.

Top iOS Games for the Apple iPad

1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition - $6.99

Players build their own world. It's the most popular creation game on mobile devices!

2. Blek - $0.99

It's a popular puzzle game where players can draw lines that never stop. Strategically-placed spheres are the only obstacles to overcome or obliterate.

3. Monument Valley - $1.99

M.C. Escher's probably itching to come back from the grave just to play this game. Lead the small girl through complex paths of paradox staircases and more.

4. Spongebob Moves In - $3.99

For Spongebob fans everywhere! Keep the residents of Bikini Bottom happy by making sure everything is running smoothly.

5. Heads Up! - $0.99

Ellen DeGeneres strikes again...with cards. Guess what the other player's card says by interpreting their actions.


For more information on these games, check out iTunes and Google Play.

Note: All of these results were from July 15, 2014. These results are subject to change at any time.


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Published Oct. 27th 2017

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