by: Kristina Dems
; edited by: Simon Hill
; updated: 6/7/2012
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Playing games is a great way to pass the time, especially if you're on the go. This is a list of the 10 best smartphone games available on several platforms.
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Here are 10 of the best smartphone games available on several platforms and cell phone carriers. Prices may vary per mobile platform. Most of these games have trial versions so it is recommended that you try them first before purchasing.
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SPB Brain Evolution
SPB Brain Evolution is a single player software game for smartphones that challenges the intellect and trains the brain to improve memory, arithmetic, logic and puzzle-solving skills. This smartphone game actually features 12 development mini-games that you have to play in sequence. Beat one mini-game to unlock the next mini-game. SPB Brain Evolution evaluates your skills then gives you progress reports on your brain fitness. You will get rewarded with "Nobel Prize Winner" award certificates when you reach certain points in the game. It's perfect for people who want to get smarter and have fun doing it. You can play this game even without an Internet connection. You can purchase it for $9.95.
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The goal of Enslave is to to explore an entire galaxy, find habitable planets where humans can live and colonize, and enslave any alien race that dares to stand in your way! It's a game for people who want to explore and conquer. This single player game does not require you to go online. You can purchase it for $19.95.
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One of the most popular games across all genres and all platforms, Bejeweled is a puzzle game where you match colors of jewels to gain points. It's not as simple as it sounds, though. The game boasts 4 game modes, 5 bonus game modes, stunning graphics and enhanced sound effects. You don't have to go online to enjoy this single player game. You can purchase it for $9.99.
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The Sims 2 Mobile
The Sims 2 Mobile lets you manage your Sims' lives including their careers and their personal lives. You can choose between 2 story lines where you can customize and develops your Sims. If you're a fan of the Sims line of games, you'll love this mobile version. This single player game does not require you to be online and it will cost you $9.95.
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As the greatest pool simulation game of all time, Virtual Pool is not only available online on computers, it is now taking over mobile devices as well. You can play alone or against anyone online. The touchscreen interface makes it easy for you to aim, execute a spin and shoot in a completely 3D virtual world. Its impressive physics engine combines with several pool hall settings and virtual opponents make this the most realistic pool-based game in any platform. Pool fans will definitely love this game. You can purchase it for $2.99.
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Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 2 is set in World War II and it's one of the best first person shooters on any platform. Fans of FPS games will enjoy this single player game. They'll enjoy it more if they get the free add-on for multiplayer action. An Internet connection is not required for this game. You can purchase it for $49.95.
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Guitar Hero III Mobile
Guitar Hero III Mobile lets you jam to 15 songs that you can also find on the console version of the game. As you play your set of songs, you'll get the chance to unlock additional awesome guitars, earn rocking achievements and break radical records. This single player game does not require Internet access. It's perfect for people who want to rock while on the go. You can purchase it for $14.99 or a monthly subscription of $4.49.
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Solitaire Buddy Gold
Solitaire Buddy Gold is a suite of 13 Solitaire games that you can customize if you're feeling creative. Obviously, this is a single player game that doesn't require Internet access. It may be simple but it's one of the most addictive smartphone games available. It's perfect for people who have a lot of time in their hands alone. You can purchase Solitaire Buddy Gold for $4.99.
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Aces Texas Hold'em
Aces Texas Hold'em is considered to have the best artificial intelligence among all mobile poker games. Your virtual opponents will definitely challenge your poker skills in this single player offline smartphone game. Aces Texas Hold'em's features include high resolution graphics, great sounds effects, 4 game speeds, customization of virtual opponents, game statistics and an auto-save function. This is a great game for poker fans. You can purchase it for $4.99.
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Sudoku Master II
Sudoku Master II gives you the challenge of an unlimited number of unique Sudoku puzzles. As an amazing twist, you can play this game online in multiplayer mode. Sudoku fans will definitely love this game. You can purchase it for $19.95.