It’s the end of another year and for most of us that means some time away from the hustle and bustle of office life and a bit of free time to fill with some entertainment. If you’re going away and have hours on a plane or in an airport to kill, these are the mobile games you should be playing.

TwoDots

TwoDots

Android/iOS – Free with in-app purchases

Connecting two dots together sounds like an overly simplistic gameplay mechanic but TwoDots is some of the most addictive mobile gaming you’re likely to find. More than 130 levels with some of the most challenging puzzles you’ll likely encounter in a mobile game await those who try to conquer TwoDots and with more levels released regularly it’ll keep challenging you for a while to come.

Rating: 5 Stars

 “Goodness gracious great balls of fire.
Get it from Google Play, iTunes 

CandyCrushSodaSaga

Candy Crush Soda Saga

Android/iOS – Free with in-app purchases

It’s back. The most addictive mobile game in recent memory has a proper sequel. Candy Crush Soda Saga takes everything that made the original Candy Crush game as addictively fun and makes it even better. The new game brings a host of additional game mechanics that create a puzzler that’s even more challenging than ever before.

Rating: 4 Stars

 “Candy Crushing it!
Get it from Google Play, iTunes 

Piano Tiles

Piano Tiles (Don’t Tap the White Tile)

Android/iOS – Free with in-app purchases

Sometimes the simplest games are the most fun and with Piano Tiles that’s certainly the case. Piano Tiles is a rhythm game that challenges your hand eye co-ordination and ability to process visual images as quickly as possible. With dozens of game modes there’s always a record that’ll you’ll be willing to play again to break.

Rating: 3 Stars

 “Speed tapping practice.
Get it from Google Play, iTunes 

Borderlands

Tales from the Borderlands

R59.99 (iOS) R55.05 (Android)

Telltale Games are masters of story driven games and their latest foray into the insane world of Pandora is no different. Taking control of a pair of never-before-seen characters, Rhys and Fiona, and a new bad guy, Vasquez. The voice acting, especially that of Vasquez is perfect for the kind of humour that Borderlands games are famous for and makes Tales From the Borderlands a definite must-buy.

Rating: 5 Stars

 “Story telling done right.
Get it from Google Play, iTunes 

Papers Please

Papers Please

R99.99 (iOS) 

Set at a stark Soviet-style border crossing, your job is to decide whether people will be allowed into the country or not. With your pay dependant on how many people make it through the border correctly and your family starving at home, the pressure is on from the moment you start. Unfortunately bureaucracy will drive you to do things against your better judgement for the sake of your family.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

 “An experiment Milgram would be proud of.
Get it from iTunes 
[Image – Flickr CC by 2.0/Kenny Louie]