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Need something to keep you occupied on lockdown? Here are the best online games to play on your phone – and they're free!

Going mobile: The best online games to play on your phone

Ah, mobile games. Those little games that you play while waiting in line, waiting for your food, trying to fall asleep, waking up first thing in the morning, these online games are often free, easy to carry in your pocket, and keeping you interested during this quarantine lifestyle of 2020. What are the best online games to play on your mobile? What are the fun games that you should download ASAP?

Well here are four fantastic online games to play on your phone that are free to download, easy to play, and guaranteed to keep you interested for hours upon hours. Because we all currently have time to kill after all, so we might as well fill those hours that would be used for social interaction with something, right? Right. Check out these games below.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Missed out on the craze of Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the beginning of quarantine due to the shortage of Nintendo Switches? Well, you can have the enjoyment of Animal Crossing without having to pay for a new gaming system AND the game itself. Released in 2017, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is free to play and has just as much charm & heart on mobile.

Now there is a different villager interaction system at play, which is pretty cool. Each villager has a relationship level that has to be fulfilled by talking & interacting with them, in return, you get stuff of the villager’s aesthetic. Otherwise, you’re dodging your loan payments and making your campsite the best possible. But, also, dodge those loan payments.

Marvel Contest of Champions

Looking for a good fighter game with some popular (and deep cut) Marvel characters? Sure, the Marvel vs Capcom series is (mostly) great, but if you’re looking for something free to download? Then you have a great fighting game at your fingertips with Marvel Contest of Champions. If you’re a comic book nerd, then you’re definitely got hours of fun right at your fingertips.

From the impressive graphics to the slew of options of costumes and alternative outfits, any fans of fighter games will find Marvel’s Contest of Champions something that will lead you into passing the hours in perfect bliss.

Among Us

It’s not that surprising in a list of excellent online games to play on mobile that Among Us would be included. This part social experiment, part detective game has a group of friends or strangers on a map. At the beginning, you’re assigned as either a Crewmate or an Impostor. The Crewmates have to figure out the Impostors while completing assigned tasks in order to win.

Impostors, meanwhile, have to kill all the Crewmates and make sure they don’t get thrown out of an airlock in order to win the game. With three different maps (and a fourth arriving in early 2021), Among Us doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere any time soon with more & more people playing the game.


Hearthstone is a card based strategy game that’s free to play online. It’s a great large-scale game to bring to mobile players. If you are a former or current World of Warcraft fan, then you’ll recognize these characters in Hearthstone. The game itself causes some intense strategy, which definitely will give your brain a workout as you veg out on your couch.

Add some excellent, easy-to-handle controls and an intricate deck builder? Then the online version of Hearthstone is a must for your phone. Once you get a hang of the rules of the game and get into strategizing, then it’s hours of fun as you make your opponents kneel before you. So to speak.

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