Top 5 Gaming Apps for 2019

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Ready to get your game on? Video games have been gaining in popularity over the years whether you play on your smartphone, tablet, iPhone or iPad. As there are more virtual games and addictive adventure games – they make great ways to pass the time on a long commute. Or, share gaming experiences with friends and family. With hundreds of popular mobile games on the market, it can be hard to choose. However, there are a few that stand out. 


Legend of Zelda fans will love Oceanhorn. The storyline is you wake up to find a letter from your father who is gone. All he’s left behind is a strange necklace and an old notebook. So, what do you do next? Fight monsters in the islands of Uncharted Seas, of course. And, try not to miss your stop if you’re playing while on a bus or train (the game is that enthralling!). With a cool soundtrack and great visual effects, it’s a fun way to pass the time in between poker hands and the screens are easy to navigate. It’s available for Android, Windows, iOS and OS X.


Ready to hold ’em or fold ’em? The 888Poker international online poker room app makes it easy to pass the time in between meetings or if you’re on a long commute. 888’s brand is one of the leading gaming companies. And, it’s ranked as one of the biggest online poker sites. The app includes 3D poker games and an awesome pokercam. There’s also a cool hand history feature and other state-of-the-art tools. Sign up for tournaments with players from all over the world and play in different languages and currencies (GBP, USD, Euros). Ranked a 9.8 out of 10, look for free $88 bonus money when you sign up. With no deposit required, they offer weekly big-money guarantees and reliable payouts. Some of their games include Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7-Card Stud and Snap Poker.  Platforms include PC and Mac, instant-play and iOS.

Dragon Ball Legends

The free 3D fighting game is based on the popular Dragon Ball series as its heroes come to life. Fight on different levels, select from cool characters and collect different abilities along the way. Enjoy the competitive one-on-one action as you fight with players all over the globe. Might as well, you’re probably already stuck in traffic. And, you’ve got your DB fighter who can unleash a few combo kicks with the touch of your fingertips! Dragon Ball Legends is available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Broken Age

Ranking a 9.5 out of 10, this adventure game is hand-animated and includes an all-star cast. Celebrity voices include Jack Black as Harm’ny Lightbeard, Masasa Moyo as Vella and Elijah Wood as Shay. The coming-of-age story received a record backing in its crowd-funding phase and the storyline is a familiar one. There’s a boy and a girl but they lead parallel lives. And, did we mention? The girl’s village is planning to sacrifice her to a monster. And, he’s alone on a spaceship. Oh, the perils of being a teenager. With lots of puzzles to get through, you’ll soon see why this is a favorited app despite the $9.99 price tag. Broken Age is available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.


An Epic Games favorite with fans, the storyline is simple. Save the world from zombie-like creatures. And, fight in a battle-royale free-for-all. What could possibly go wrong? The free game has been a huge hit globally and you can find yourself playing for hours at a time with up to 100 other players. Coffee break, anyone? While it’s not on Google Play it is available for Android devices through the Epic gaming site. You need an Epic account to play it on Windows, iOS and MacOS. No account is required to play on PS4 or Xbox. 

Pokémon Go

By now, everyone has likely heard of this popular, free game that uses your camera to find popular Pokémon characters. This alternate-reality game is one of the most-played games in the world.  Especially when you start playing it from the perspective of the camera lens in your alternate universe. The storyline is simple. Capture various Pokémon located all over the world and then take over different gym locations. No workouts required, but walking is part of the exceptional fun. Pokémon Go is available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.


If you haven’t started playing Minecraft, the free sandbox video game scores a 9 out of 10 and there are plenty of reasons why. This addictive 3D game requires players to build with blocks as they go on different adventures. Help Steve and Alex fight off the mobs. Explore awesome terrains and cool caves. And, use your construction skills to fight off nocturnal enemies from the Nether. Try your hand at some of the Minecraft maps – some of which are tricky puzzle maps. Visit YouTube for gaming tips. Minecraft is available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

So there you have it. A few of the best gaming apps for 2019. With so much entertainment and action, charge your phone or tablet up for these. You’ll be playing with other players all over the world. Let’s hope everyone’s not playing on their commute home or it’ll be a long ride. But, who cares? You’ve got time to kill. Play on, player.

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