There’s no better cure for the end-of-summer blues than a Lumia loaded with boredom-busting games.
Luckily, September gave us plenty of fantastic Windows phone games to keep us entertained. Whether you’re into puzzle games, role-playing games (RPGs), or games that test your tapping skills, there’s something for you in our monthly roundup of the best Windows phone games.
Be sure to give these a try. You’ll be smiling like it’s summer again in no time!
Order & Chaos 2 (free)
The original “Order & Chaos” from Gameloft was a hit with RPG lovers, and we’re sure they’re going to love the sequel just as much. “Order & Chaos 2” has all the elements to make a great massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for mobile, with an all-new story, characters, and dungeons.
Choose your race and class and prepare to explore a vast world filled with exciting quests and battles! Fight your way to the top in open player versus player (PvP), challenge players to PvP duels, hunt for better gear–there’s a lot to keep you entertained in “Order & Chaos 2.”
World Cricket Championship 2 (free)
Cricket is a fantastic sport that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Happily, cricket fans just might find their new favorite game with “World Cricket Championship 2.” This game has a long list of fun features such as tons of different batting shots, realistic ball physics, a variety of teams to choose from, challenges, and pro audio commentary.
Running Shadow (free)
If you enjoy the straight-forwardness of endless runners but wish they sometimes had extra oomph, you might be interested in “Running Shadow.”
This 3D runner from Game Insight has more than the usual swipes and jumps; it also incorporates a few classic RPG elements as well. You’ll find yourself fighting enemies, looking for loot, and going on story-based missions.
Love funny and addictive mini-games? “Dumb Ways to Die 2” has you covered. With 36 slightly bizarre mini-games, it’s the perfect choice for anyone looking to kill a little time (and probably quite a few of your adorable characters).
Each game lasts just a few seconds and includes challenges such as jumping to avoid deadly electric hurdles and swiping to brush an orca’s teeth before it chomps you. You’ll need to start over after three deaths, so be careful!
The Last Door ($2.99)
Dark secrets, puzzles, and 8-bit art? Count us in! “The Last Door,” developed by The Game Kitchen and released by Game Troopers, is an award-winning adventure game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no better time to uncover secrets as you explore abandoned mansions in a spooktacular Victorian setting. Warning: You may want to leave a light on while you play.
Kingdom in Chaos (free)
Haven’t had your RPG fill just yet? With a kingdom to save and chaos to sort out, “Kingdom in Chaos” is worth a look. Gather your merry band of adventurers and defend against 80 types of monsters to save the kingdom.
Each hero has unique talents and abilities, so choose your adventurers carefully! This Windows phone exclusive features unique touch controls, real-time battles, and fun graphics, so grab it if you’re feeling a little adventurous.
Do fast-paced time sensitive tile-matching games give you a headache? Slow it down a bit.
“Collectik” is a new Windows exclusive from Molvil in which you match descending colored tiles to a row of tiles at the bottom. There’s no race against the clock in this puzzle game, but you will need to put your tactical skills to use and choose your moves carefully.
Our monthly list wouldn’t be complete without one puzzle game that is both entertaining and frustrating. This month, “Skypath” is that game.
“Skypath” features abstract structures and two dots that you need to move upwards as they spin. The game becomes more challenging as you progress, jumping your dots and securing them safely to the structure. It takes a bit of practice to get things moving, but once you do, you won’t want to put your Lumia down.
Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons ($1.99)
“Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons” gives a classic card game a mysterious new twist with a fun storyline, plenty of puzzles to solve, hidden objects to find, and mini-games to complete.
The City of Magic Cards is a having a tough time, and each card suit is stuck in a season. It’s up to you to fix things by solving the mystery, and get time working again!
LINE CubeHeroes (free)
Coming from the developers of the popular LINE messaging app, “LINE CubeHeroes” is an exciting puzzle game that will appeal to anyone who’s ever owned a Rubik’s cube.
Rescue your kidnapped friends by destroying your enemies’ cubes by rotating and matching them. The game also has a battle mode to challenge your friends, and you can connect using your LINE account.
So many games, so little time! Head over to the Windows Phone Store and give these games a download. You’ll be tapping, swiping, and strategizing well into next month!
Updated October 9, 2015 3:07 pm