Updated:  November 2nd 2020 - Tidied wording up.

At the time of writing Covid-19 is still a nuisance, and definitely more than a minor disruption for most of the world's population. It's affecting lives and, in many countries, there has been a massive rise in workers now using their homes as their place of work. If you're working from home then you're saving a lot of time and gaining a lot of time as a result of the lack of commute, and the comfort of your working environment. That's why you're here, right? You're looking for great new games to play on your mobile phone, and ideally, ones that don't cost you a penny.

That's why we're here too. 

We originally started this list because a mass of developers came forward, offering up their normally-premium games for free as a result of the increased isolation of society due to Covid-19. But, let's face it, working from home isn't exactly a trend we are going to see going away. Over time, however, the list has evolved into a selection of the finest free mobile games, be that free to start, free to play, or just plain free. We've deliberately tip-toed around some of the bigger names which you already know, to bring you this carefully curated list of fantastic free games.

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So, what we'll do here is compile and regularly update a list of the best games - including discounted premium games and free to play games - which you can grab right now for your iPhone or Android device.

As with everything, some of these discounts are limited time or change rapidly, we'll do our best to keep the post updated - but if we do miss anything then do feel free to reach out to us and let us know in the comments below.

But for now, click on through the big button below to start finding out the current best free games to play on your iPhone or Android device.