I’m not a massive gamer, I leave that to my son. However I do like the odd iOS game thanks to the fact you can pick it up and play pretty much anywhere you want. Unfortunately some of these little games are addictive as hell and take up way too much of my work time.

So enjoy 5 of the most addictive iPhone games that I’m digging right now:

Stick Cricket Super Sixes

Try and bat your way past the Bowlomatic 3000 Robot as he throws some of the sneakiest balls in cricket history. There are various different levels including big stumps, X6 multiplier, evil eye and invisiball. The aim of the game is simple: score as many runs and reach the furthest level you can. Once you pick this up, you won’t put it down for a while. It’s the game that’s easy to play but hard to master.

$0.99 in the App Store

Smash Cops

Smash Cops is refreshingly innovative when it comes to driving sims on the iPhone. Obviously if you’re looking at graphics, you’re instantly going to think of games such as Real Racing or Need For Speed. But where this game wins in my opinion is the ‘push’ driving controls. By placing your finger behind the car you can steer, weave, defend, and attack runaway felons with full control of your vehicle. It’s quite satisfying smashing into cars as well.

$2.99 in the App Store

Temple Run

Temple Run is a new addition to my games folder. It’s extremely addictive and mind numbingly good fun. This has taken over my Angry Birds fettish as my go to game when I have a spare 10 minutes. The idea of the game is quite simply to test your reflexes as you race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles. Collect coins, buy power ups, and see how far you can run.

Free in the App Store

SoulCalibur

First off you will have to forgive me. I don’t usually promote anything in this kind of price range, however, I was a massive fan of SoulCalibur back in the days, and the guys at Namco have put a huge amount of effort into the game so I’m throwing this one into the mix. The graphics are absolutely gorgeous and the game-play is super satisfying. In total, there are 19 characters from the original game and the moves are authentic.

$14.99 in the App Store

Jetpack Joyride

Seeing as the last entry will take a chunk out your wallet, we will end on another freebie. Just because it’s free doesn’t mean you suffer in game-play, graphics or longevity. I’ve had Jetpack Joyride on my phone for quite a few months now and I still keep going back to it. After you lift-off, simply touch the screen to ascend and release to descend, raining bullets, bubbles, rainbows and lasers downwards as you fly towards higher and higher scores. There is plenty to keep you entertained with this one.

Free in the App Store

There you go. Five games that are seriously taking up way too much of my time. I would love to know what games you can’t put down in the comments below.

  • Anonymous

    Minecraft
    The Bard’s Tale
    GTA III
    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
    Ticket to Ride

    • I’m yet to jump on the Minecraft bandwagon. Might give it a try.

      • I’m addicted to Eden, I think it’s far superior to Minecraft PE if all you want to do is create, If i had any criticism at all, It would be that it needs more types of blocks to buils with and more realistic physics for water and lava, and get rid of those annoying monsters and replace them with animals instead…

  • Anonymous

    $14.99 for Soul Calibur is the biggest rip off there is on the App Store, I wouldn’t mind so much if the game was good but it’s not. Any game that uses on screen joysticks sucks ass on any touchscreen device, end of.

    • Only problem with on screen buttons in soul calibur is that you cant press two buttons at once with only one finger.
      The game is the best mobile game I have ever seen.! On iPhone 4S and iPad 2 it runs at constant 60fps…!!!

    • Dan

      I agree, i was very disapointed with the game, ruins a classic for me

  • John Spenillo

    Addicting… You need to try League of Evil 2!!!! Fantastic Game and super addicitive!!!

  • MineCraft is very addicting. In that game I made the HollyWood sign in my backyard….you know when you have to much time on your hands

  • Agreed Jetpack was addicting. I stopped when I ran out of stuff to unlock

    • Did you ever try Tiny Wings? That was a good one.

      • Imahottguy

        Tiny Wings is one of my favorite games ever ever. lol. I seriously wish that they would make an “HD” version for iPad, so I don’t have to run it in 2x mode anymore. Even with RetinaPad upping the quality it leaves just a bit to be desired. Also, I tried to contact the dev on twitta, about the possibility of having unlockable content, like different birds, perhaps even like different animations when in fever mode, but received no answer… Still though, I love this game.

  • I got GTA3 last week when it was 69p, and it boasts a better frame rate than the original!
    PES 2012 (freemium) provides a fantastic free-kick mini-game
    Adult Swim’s Monsters Ate My Condo is good knockabout fun

    But if you prefer The Game by Neil Strauss, try Girls Around Me, which I had a hand in…

  • My fav 5 games are
    FIFA 12 fav sports games,
    Fruit ninja I am addicted to it,
    Real racing 2 awesome,
    Street fighter 4 blows the console,
    And last dead space scared the shit out of me, but still love 😉

  • Marlene K.

    The game I’m constantly playing is Bike Mania.free in the app store or 1.00 for the paid version which includes 4 different games or levels.your trying to ride a trail motorcycle over obstacles in the best time possible;3 stars for the fastest time and 1star for taking longer to complete the course.you can try the level over to better your time.can be frustrating,but challenging.

  • Anonymous

    Fans of Phoenix Wright or adventure / puzzle games in general should check out Ghost Trick. The story simply grabs you and the characters are simply awesome.

  • cruzcontrol1001

    Best graphic games:
    Infinity blade 1&2
    Rage HD
    Shadow gun
    Predators
    Zombie highway
    Plants vs zombies
    Contract killer zombies

  • I’ve been playing Spice Bandits a lot. An amazing tower defense game. It drains your battery pretty fast but if you’re near a charger it’s well worth it
    I loved jetpack joyride. I think I have 50 hours logged on that game lol.

  • Dan

    thanks for making me discover temple run =D

  • Anonymous

    Street Fighter 4 Volt,,,,one and only

  • My list:

    1º) Bubblin (by BivisSoft)
    2º) Where’s my Water? (by Disney)
    3º) Cut the Rope (by Chillingo Ltd)
    4º) Tap a Lot (by Mobjoy)
    5º) Doodle Fit (by Gamelion Studios)

  • Anonymous

    I used to think Doodle Jump was the most addicting game ever. Then I met Jetpack Joyride.

    Hands down most addictive game I’ve ever played. (UnblockMe is a great time killer as well)

  • Elena Gibson

    The Foundry with 100 balls, Sheep Happens and Moose