Mobile games that made 2020 more bearable, Lifestyle News

What a surreal 12 months it has been. You’ve most likely spent extra time in your cell phone this 12 months than ever.


Whether or not it’s through the dreaded CB interval or in your approach to work (as a result of it’s your flip at this time to go to the workplace *sigh*), cell video games have helped us get by on this new regular.


As a result of everybody likes completely different video games, I’ve gotten my mates and mates of mates to spill the deets on which cell video games have helped make this loopy 2020 extra bearable for them. In no explicit order, right here they’re:


Genshin Affect

It’s not possible to not know that this recreation exists (until you’ve gotten actually been cooped up due to WFH), what with the in-your-face commercials in MRT stations islandwide. 

Genshin Affect is an open anime world motion RPG, with stunning graphics that may rival a recreation console (it’s additionally out there on the PS4).

At a sure degree, you’ll be able to even co-op with mates! Genshin Affect is free to play – offered you don’t go broke from acquiring new characters by means of its $$$ gacha system.

The free to play mechanic does restrict your day by day gameplay, however there’s nonetheless loads of content material even if you happen to one way or the other resist the urge to spend.

Amongst Us

Have you ever been seeing the phrase “sus” making its rounds? This recreation not solely launched a brand new phrase to our vocab; however its easy gameplay makes it straightforward for anybody to leap in and recreation with mates.

Everybody performs as a crew member on a spaceship, finishing duties onboard. However one (or extra) of you is definitely an Imposter – whilst you look precisely like a crew member, you need to sabo the ship and kill everybody else.

The most effective a part of the sport is that now and again, you get an opportunity to vote off a crew member.

But when the Imposter manages to idiot everybody, harmless mates get booted off into area. It’s tremendous enjoyable to see everybody making an attempt to defend themselves and see who will get revealed because the Imposter.

Bonus tip: Play it whereas making a video name with your mates and see who has the very best poker face!

Pokemon Go

Even with all the pieces that’s happening on this planet, a recreation that rewards you for travelling outside stays on the high of Singapore’s most performed video games – the group of uncles and aunties catching Raid Pokemon outdoors the MRT station the place I reside can attest to this.

Throughout the worldwide lockdown, the sport made well timed changes reminiscent of freely giving gadgets to draw Pokemon to you, allowed distant Raid battles and eliminated most distance-based quests.

Someway, Pokemon Go continues to be going sturdy, with the announcement of a brand new degree cap to 50 and extra Pokemon to catch.

Cell Legends: Bang Bang

Mid, assist, shopping for skins for girlfriend – these are the widespread stuff you hear whenever you see a gaggle of teenagers huddled collectively taking part in ML.

Gamers select from distinctive cool characters divided into roles reminiscent of Marksmen, Tank, Mage, Assist, Fighter, and Murderer in a race to achieve and destroy the enemy’s base whereas concurrently defending their very own.

The completely different roles outline one of the simplest ways your character ought to journey in direction of the enemy base – on the mid lane, the underside lane (the gold lane) or the highest lane (expertise lane) – with characters having their very own distinctive skillset and particular “ulti” final assaults.

On a associated be aware: Do you know that this was an official sport within the SEA Video games final 12 months?


When you’ve got youngsters, you actually know Roblox. Extraordinarily fashionable amongst younger youngsters, Roblox gamers play video games made by different customers or make their very own.

There are racing video games, capturing video games, restaurant administration – there’re greater than 40 million video games in Roblox with 31.1 million day by day customers.

Like the remainder of the video games on this checklist, Roblox is free to play however customers can purchase premium gadgets utilizing actual cash. Like this mum who discovered her daughter spent $1,480 on Roblox “Robux” in August this 12 months. So don’t overlook to set a password requirement for in-app purchases must you let your youngsters play Roblox.

Have we missed out in your favorite cell recreation that helped you get by in 2020?