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Top 10 hardest mobile games

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Tired of games promising to be difficult that end up being easy? Then you’re going to want to have a look at this list! Each game comes with its own kind of difficulty for all kinds of challenge seekers. Whether they have in-depth stories or incredibly simple ones, the gameplay is sure to test your ability not to rage quit. Here are the top ten hardest mobile games.

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1
Dead Cells

Developer: Motion Twin
Publisher: Motion Twin
Available on: iOS + Android + Switch
Genre: Action, Adventure
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Dead Cells

Let’s get one thing straight; you’re going to die. A lot. No matter how good you think you are, you are going to die. Playing as a failed alchemic experiment, explore a massive castle on a spooky island and discover how it all came to be so dilapidated in this rogue-lite action platformer. Battle various enemies like zombies, freaky-looking bats, golems, and even giant worms. They’re all going to attack quickly, so you better think quickly.

You can dodge, or attack with weapons, skills, and amulets. From swords to whips and even a musical instrument, there is no shortage of ways to mow down enemies. However, this also means there’s no shortage of ways to die. You must constantly be on the move, or you’ll be staring down the business end of a crossbow, or worse. The gameplay will be difficult to master but play through enough times and you’ll get the hang of it. It's still clearly one of the hardest mobile games at the moment!

Available on Google Play and the App Store for $8.99.

2
Escape Room - Beyond Life

Available on: iOS + Android + Mobile + Apple Arcade
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
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Escape Room - Beyond Life

Experience two different adventures in one game, each with challenging logic puzzles. In Zero-G, the sci-fi adventure, there’s been a global disaster resulting in Earth losing its gravity. Some time ago, a scientist figured out how to reverse this. Play as the grandson of that scientist to finally restore Earth’s gravity. In Eclipse, the fantasy adventure, evil creatures called Kikimora kidnap a prince, intending to turn him into one of them.

Play as a warrior who must rescue the prince before the full moon. There are over 100 rooms and 50 levels to explore with at least 25 hours of gameplay. While there are clues and hints available to help you, most of the puzzle-solving involves tapping around to see what happens. Thankfully the scenery is gorgeously animated and beautiful to look at. Available on Google Play and the App Store.

3
Out There: Omega Edition

Available on: iOS + Android + Mobile + Apple Arcade
Genre: Adventure, Location-based, Strategy
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Out There: Omega Edition

You are an astronaut waking from cryonics out in the endless void of space. Gather items floating in the void to keep your ship going and find planets to save your oxygen supply. Survive electrical storms, computer viruses and more in this punishing strategy game. While there’s no combat mechanics, you will run into alien species and it’s up to you how to respond to them.

There are over 350 choices to make with four endings to discover, and each playthrough has a different procedurally generated galaxy to explore. Additionally, enjoy a musical score by composer Siddartha Barnhoom, of Antichamber and The Stanley Parable fame. Available on Google Play for $4.99 and the App Store for $9.99.

4
Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy

Available on: iOS + Android + Mobile + Apple Arcade
Genre: 3D, Simulation
Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy

Saying that this game is weird would be an understatement. You play as a guy in a pot who needs to climb up a mountain using only a giant hammer. Yes, you read that right. It’s apparently a homage to a game made in 2002 called Sexy Hiking, with basically the same story and mechanics. Though a tad frustrating trying to get the hammer to grab onto the rock or tree you want, at least you won't suffer through this quest in silence.

The creator of the game, Foddy, talks as you play about matters that he considers to be philosophical. His voice is soft and gentle, which adds an odd relaxing tone to an otherwise punishing game. He said the game could be finished in at least five hours, though I suppose that depends on what kind of gamer you are. Available on Google Play and the App Store for $4.99.

5
The Impossible Game

Publisher: FlukeDude
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Action, Platform
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The Impossible Game

It’s not called impossible without good reason. Tap the screen to help your orange square avoid hazards and make it to the end of levels. This is one of those games where if the square hits an obstacle, you must start at the beginning again. Considering the game’s fast and unrelenting pace, you will find yourself trying over and over. There’s one catchy soundtrack synced to the gameplay, an attempt to help your square know when to jump.

Miraculously, this crazy arcade game has a practice mode, so you’re not just up a creek without a paddle. Unlock different kinds of medals as you play, including one for completing practice mode and for making 500 attempts. You won't find many harder mobile games than this one.

Available on Google Play and the App Store for $0.99.

6
Orble

Available on: iOS + Android + Mobile
Genre: Arcade, Strategy
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Orble

A game that really tests your hand-eye coordination. Though minimalist in design, it’s harder than you might think. Playing as a grey ball, your objective is to get the green ball while avoiding the orange ones. Hitting an orange ball means game over. Tap left to jump to an inner orbit and tap right to jump to an outer one. Things start off simple with only one orbit and gradually increases to four. Too easy for you? Change the difficulty settings for an even more intense challenge (seriously, one option is even called ‘Damn’). How long can you stay in orbit? Available on Google Play.

7
Duet

Publisher: Kumobius
Available on: iOS + Steam
Genre: Action, Arcade
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Duet

This game is something of a contradiction; you have to survive and stay calm. Manoeuvre two different coloured balls across eight chapters of obstacles while listening to a soft voice tell you to stop looking for an exit. Think GLaDOS from Portal but nicer. If one ball hits an obstacle, both go back to the beginning.

Touch either side of your screen to move them left and right. Obstacles will move at random, so try to stay alert. While playing, listen to nine different melodic tracks from Melbourne composer Tim Shiel. The music really adds a deep sense of immersion to this game. Available on Google Play for free and the App Store for $2.99.

8
Smash Hit

Developer: Mediocre
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Action, Puzzle
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Smash Hit

You’ll want to play this game if only for the chance to say, ‘what obstacles?’ The goal is to smash through everything attempting to stand in your way. In a surreal, futuristic dimension, play through 50 rooms and experience 11 kinds of graphics as you let loose your silver ball army into all that breakable glass.

Don’t be fooled thinking this game is easy though; you’ll need to stay focused and concentrate to move those balls as far as possible. A fun quirk this game has is that the music and even the audio effects change with each room, and the obstacles move in time with them. Gameplay won’t dance to the same beat twice, so stay on your toes. Available on Google Play and the App Store.

9
Hard Math Game

Available on: iOS + Android + Mobile
Genre: Brain training, Puzzle
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Hard Math Game

Who likes math, honestly? If by some miracle you do, this is the game for you. Combine four different numbers to reach the goal number using only addition and multiplication. All numbers must be used and can only be used once. An example question would be getting 22 from 2, 2, 3 and 5, the answer being (2 x 3 + 5) x 2. You’re awarded stars after completing every solution; one star simply for finishing, two for solving it under one minute, and three for under 20 seconds.

Levels get harder as you progress, even adding subtraction and division at some point. Additionally, you’ll have seven mathematicians accompanying you on your journey, like Albert Einstein and Pythagoras. The more stars you earn means unlocking interesting stories about them. Will you follow in their footsteps? Available on Google Play.

10
Brain It On!

Available on: iOS
Genre: Puzzle
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Brain It On!

Draw different shapes to solve puzzles. There’s more than one way to complete them, so let your creativity shine. All the puzzles are physics-based and there’s dozens to get through, with more being added almost every day. Tip a glass, sort balls by color and more. Unlock new levels by earning stars in previous ones. Play by yourself or with friends to see who’s the better puzzle solver.

Available on Google Play and the App Store.

We hope that you'll find what you like on our list of hardest mobile games! Leave a comment below with some of your favourite titles, and help out other players, as we couldn't fit them all!

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