I’m not a big gamer at all. Until a month ago, the only games I had on my iPhone were Flight Control and Wildcard Pro Surfing. However, I’ve been traveling a lot lately and spending hours in planes made me develop a gaming habit.

Today, I’d like to share the few games I’ve been playing for the last few weeks. These games are not new, and you may very well have heard of them or even own them. If not, you may want to give them a try.

Street Fighter IV

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I remember playing Street Fighter II when I was a kid. My cousin and I spend countless hours on arcade machines. I also remember doing not-so-nice things in order to finance our gaming, but that’s another story…

I was a little skeptical about this game before downloading it because I thought the controls wouldn’t work well on such a small screen. I was wrong. The controls are very good, and the game is fast. Favorite fighter: Ken!

At $9.99, Street Fighter IV is a no brainer for anyone who likes fighting games, or anyone who feels nostalgic about the good old days of Street Fighter II.

Doodle Jump

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I had heard about Doodle Jump for a while but I had no idea what it was about. One day while I was bored in Vietnam, I decided to check out the game description in the App Store. It looked fun so I downloaded it.

Doodle Jump is by no means a technical game. It’s actually quite simple, both in term of concept and design. Your goal is to jump from platform to platform without falling. The higher you go, the more points you score. Don’t get fooled by this candid description. Doodle Jump is highly addictive.

At the time I’m writing this, my highest score is 70,967. And I spent more than 6 hours on it, jumping over 20,000 times (I got this information from the stats page of the game).

Priced at $0.99, Doodle Jump is a must-have for people who like killing time with simple, fun and addictive games.

Plants vs Zombies

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I was told about this game by one of my Twitter friends who had warned me that Plants vs Zombies was another addictive game, and boy was he right.

The concept of the game is completely retarded: you must prevent zombies from entering your house (and eat your brains) by planting various types of plants, each of them having their own specific weapons. Yes I know, it sounds stupid, but you have to try it to see how fun it actually is.

The first time I played this game, I was sick in my hotel room in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Due to some strange and unusual allergy, I wasn’t able to go out. I started playing Plants vs Zombies. After a while, I realized that I had been playing the game for 4 hours straight. For a non-gamer, I felt kinda bad.

I told my fiancée about this game but she wasn’t really convinced it had potential to entertain her. The fact that I explained her that she had to grow sunflowers in order to get more sun to by more plants wasn’t obviously the best way to turn her on this game. Then she finally decided to give it a try. Like me, she got hooked in no time.

Plants vs Zombies is priced at $2.99 and is a whole lot of fun. Get it now!

Need For Speed Undercover

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Racing games are always fun! I was originally looking for a rally game but many of my Twitter buddies recommended I give NFSU a try, so I downloaded it and got in the spirit pretty quickly.

The game is fast and fairly easy to get your head around. At $4.99, it certainly ain’t cheap but it is a very fun game to play. Warning: have your iPhone charger close by because NFSU will kill your batteries in no time.

What are you playing these days? Please take a minute to leave a comment and let us know what your favorite games of the moment are.

  • Juan

    plants vs zombies, doodle jump, harbor master (just like flight control only with boats/ships), mini squadron, hellboy and minigore. Those are my faves. eventually, I’ll check out street fighter and Tony hawk skate. I like to wait until an update has been pushed before I invest in games over $5.

    Stoneloops Jurassic is fun too but that is no longer available in the AppStore.

  • EL

    Been playing all the games u mentioned. Highly addictive!!! Now moving on to Above (variation of doodle jump), Super Turbo Action Pig and Bird Strike. Cheers!

  • Sy cook

    Keeping it retro at the moment currently playing sonic 2 and tony hawks 2, both ported classics but surprisingly run well on the iPhone!

  • Bi Vo

    you should check out Fieldrunners too.

  • Mephisto

    Angry Birds is really great! Always fun to get 3 stars in each level. Traffic Rush is a real long runner :D, even if it’s so easy!

  • michiel

    trenches, fieldrunners, plants vs zombies, peggle, iBomber, brother in arms 2. you should check out the ladt one! it is very easy and nice to play

  • Oliverf

    Angry Birds and Guerilla Bob. Both insanely addictive and fun. Doodle Jump I tired of after a looong time

  • Dennis

    angery birds is hard.. i gave up after 20 mins on like lvl 15 idk its fun tho

  • CruXiFieD

    Should try chaos ring and pocket legends.. They connect you to servers to play the game online.. Really fun

  • Paulius

    Bejeweled2 and Angry Birds 🙂

  • Plants vs. Zombies is a great way to show off the iPad. My sister even bought the game for my iPad so she can play. 🙂

  • Yeah, Street Fighter IV- just classic 🙂

  • Angry Birds is quite possibly the best iPhone game ever.
    In between working for all 3-star levels, I’m enjoying Captain Ludwig as well.

  • Agree with SFIV and NFSU, i prefer NFSU to shift.

    Also playing N.Y.Zombies,and space miner. Both excellent games with surprising depth but still very pick up and playable

    And ZombieSmash,

  • Érico

    SFIV, doodle jump, dropzap (very simple and addictive), global runner (needs some improvements, but it’s just great), radiant, ghosts’n goblins…

  • yara

    well zombie farm is good too, the games list in aneesoft iphone 4 column are all good free iphone games.

  • This game is so much fun, best one I’ve played. I also get a set of plants vs. zombies model dolls. They are really lovely. You will not know how I love PVZ until seeing the’ dolls I got from ETSY.COM.