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Mobile gaming is big business, and only likely to grow in importance as more people are lured into buying a smartphone Thinking of Buying a Used Smartphone? 6 Things To Consider Thinking of Buying a Used Smartphone? 6 Things To Consider Don't want to be stuck with a long-term carrier contract or simply can't afford to fork out the full price of a brand new smartphone? Whatever your reasons, the following are a few things that... Read More . There are a lot of bad games stinking up the app stores, but for every 10 also-rans there is a shining gem.

These are the insanely addictive titles that have an innate ability to keep you playing long after you know you should have given up and uninstalled them. But you don’t. Because addicted.

Addicted To Addictive Addictions

We asked you, What Is The Most Addictive Mobile Game In Existence? Although the number of responses wasn’t very high, those that did answer the call delivered in spades. Not only did they offer at least one suggestion to add to the list, they explained why their game of choice was so damn addictive.

Without further ado, we present the list of 20 achingly addictive mobile games, as suggested by the MakeUseOf readership. They’re listed entirely at random, which means you can merrily stick a pin anywhere — not literally lest you ruin your screen — and find an addictive mobile game that is well worth a little of your time and attention. Which will then become a lot of your time and attention. And eventually suck your whole life away.

  • Jetpack Joyride
  • Candy Crush Saga
  • Traveler’s Quest
  • Clash Of Clans
  • Knights Of Pen & Paper
  • Angry Birds
  • Triple Town
  • Pocket Tanks
  • Flappy Bird
  • Gesundheit!
  • Road Warrior
  • Subway Surfers
  • Asphalt 8: Airborne
  • Pixel Dungeon
  • The Sims FreePlay
  • Color Zen
  • Threes!
  • KAMI
  • The Creeps
  • BookWorm Deluxe

If you do pick at least one of these games, download it, play it, and consequently get addicted to it, we offer our sincerest apologies. But do remember it could be worse; you could be addicted to bacon, and we mean the foodstuff rather than the actor everyone in Hollywood is seperated from by six degrees Learn About The 'Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon' Game Before Playing It Online Learn About The 'Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon' Game Before Playing It Online Read More .

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Comment Of The Week

We received a lot of great comments, including those from Jim Bruce, Janet P, and Susan. Comment Of The Week goes to Xoandre, who won with this comment What Is the Most Addictive Mobile Game in Existence? [We Ask You] What Is the Most Addictive Mobile Game in Existence? [We Ask You] Addiction is no laughing matter, unless Angry Birds is involved. Read More :

ROAD WARRIOR is one of the most addictive games I have on my Kindle fire and on my Android phone. It features fast racing, great controls and interactivity, customizable skins and features, and prize money you can use to buy better upgrades. There are “MP” points that are required to unlock better vehicles, but those are free if you watch videos and play every day.
The game is multiplayer or single player and your vehicle upgrades from single player transfer to the multiplayer gaming – so you do not have to start from scratch when you switch between modes.
There is an ultimate goal – with rogue races and grand prize runs wherein you can win huge prize money – or you play for “pinks” and get the top car in the race as a free upgrade if you finish first.
The fun and challenge of the game comes with mastering the flipping controls and shooting enemies when you have limited ammo. Every car has a different center of gravity, weight, and air resistance when you jump, flip, and land. Some cars are more agile and can flip up to 5 or even 6 times in the space where other vehicles can only flip once.
The game is updated sporadically and takes a lot of resources on lower-end devices, but is great fun and addictive as hell.
Note that you can also get free prize money by sharing your in-game account secret code with friends who also have the game installed. There are some “cheats” online with listings of multiple account codes just for that purpose.

We chose this comment because Road Warrior has clearly grabbed this commenter by the tiny hairs on the inside of his nose and is refusing to let go. We therefore get a short essay explaining the virtues of the game, and what particular attributes make it so addictive. Which was exactly what we envisioned when we posed the question.

We Ask You is a weekly column in which you have your say about a particular subject. We ask you a question each week, with the results compiled and compressed into a follow-up article the following week. This column is nothing without your input, all of which is valued.

  1. michiel
    February 26, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Nice useful bunch of addictive games, indeed they'll all keep you playing! But have a look at MadFist I think it's even more addictive, could be your new addiction of 2015? Available on Android and IOS.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/madfist/id959296909?mt=8
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xenobear.madfist

    Looks pretty easy, but it's hard! :-) What do you think of MadFist and MadFist retro? Let us know.

  2. Xoandre
    March 12, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    OW! Those tiny hairs inside my nose tickle all the time, but yes: I am hooked on Road Warrior.

    I am also addicted to writing great reviews, articles, and poetry. Thank you for selecting my comment. I will keep writing.

    • Dave P
      March 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Please do keep on writing. And look after your nose hairs :)

  3. Ankit
    March 12, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Thank you for these kinds of polls. Editor's choices are not always good. But user choices, one can count on.

    • Dave P
      March 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      I agree. If one writer gives his or her opinion then personal taste invariably creeps in somewhere. I'm glad you've found some worth from We Ask You :)

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