The best downloadable fun to help you while away the hours in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
YouTube sensation PewDiePie (real name Felix Kjellberg) has 40 million subscribers and his videos have been seen more than ten billion times. Yet to many he remains unknown. He has earned his fame by posting vids of himself playing simple video games. No, really. Last month he released his own self-titled game on Android and iOS, meaning now, you can play a game about a man who people watch playing games. Modern life can be confusing. Escape the need to think by downloading and playing these addictive games.
Angry Birds 2 After various spin-offs and offshoots, this is the first official sequel to the hit Rovio game. Expect more plot, new birds and lots of timewasting. Free. For iPhone and Android.
PewDiePie: Legend of Brofist The world’s biggest YouTube star and pro game player has released his own fun 8-bit retro game. Dhs23. For iPhone and Android.
Minecraft Story Mode Building game gets an adventure mode that allows you to choose the outcome of quests. Dhs23. For iPhone and Android.
Lara Croft: Go The adventurous archaeologist gets her own puzzle game, where problem-solving is the main challenge. Dhs23. For iPhone and Android.
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Control a spider searching empty rooms in a mansion, spinning webs, catching insects and solving puzzles, and discover a story on the way. Dhs23. For iPhone and Android.
New Star Soccer This time-meltingly addictive game sees you plot a successful career from amateur to world star. Free. For iPhone and Android.
Rugby Nations 16 Recreate the Rugby World Cup in surprisingly detailed 3D graphics and control every part of the game, from kicking and tackling to scoring tries. Dhs23. For iPhone and Android.
Prune A beautiful and heart-warming game that is as simple as a few elegant swipes to an ambient soundtrack. A good alternative to collecting candy. Dhs17. For iPhone.
Five nights at Freddy’s There are some jumpy frights in this one, as scary animals sneak around a house in the dark as you battle for survival, with only a flashlight for protection. Dhs13. For iPhone.
Minions Paradise A Minion called Phil has accidentally sunk a cruise ship and you need to help him get out of bother by making a paradise island. Free. For iPhone and Android.
Martian: Bring Him Home The official game of the recent Matt Damon movie forces players to try and keep stranded astronaut Mark Watney alive on Mars. Dhs17. For iPhone and Android.
Pac-Man 256 The legendary game gets a smartphone update with an endless scroll that means you can play for as long as you can avoid the ghosts. Free. For iPhone and Android.
Star Wars Uprising An official game set in between Return of the Jedi and the upcoming The Force Awakens might contain clues about the next film. Free. For iPhone and Android.
Downton Abbey: Mysteries of the Manor We can’t believe somebody has developed a game about the English class drama, but it’s worth a download if you’re a fan. Free. For iPhone and Android.
Need for Speed: No Limits Old-school game developer Electronic Arts has released the latest (and best) mobile racing game, which sees you high-speed driving around city centres. Free. For iPhone and Android.
Does Not Commute Strategic driving game will strike a chord with anybody ever to have been struck in traffic. It sees players driving every single car on a busy network of roads. Free. For iPhone and Android.
Sky Punks: Endless Runner Temple Run-style game from the makers of Angry Birds in which you must navigate futuristic and hazardous alien worlds in a plane. Free. For iPhone and Android.
Yahtzee with Buddies Just as Words with Friends made spelling board game Scrabble sociable and cool this simple app looks to make dice rolling game Yahtzee popular again. Free. For iPhone and Android.