If you like getting outside and remaining active but the weather isn’t currently playing ball, why not grab a sports game on your iPhone or Android device instead? There’s a wealth of options across the mobile app stores to suit fans of any particular sport.
There’s football, tennis, cycling, skateboarding, rugby, American football, basketball, and an absolute ton of other sports available on the mobile platform. It won’t quite feel the same as going outside to play with your friends, but it should take the sting out of waiting.
Table Tennis Touch
Table Tennis Touch does exactly what it says on the tin, providing an exceptional version of the table sport on your tiny mobile device.
Fishing Strike might sound like an extreme version of the sedate sport, but it pretty much just offers a realistic interpretation of it on mobile. Well, with shark attacks of course.
NBA 2K Mobile Basketball
NBA 2K Mobile Basketball is our pick of best basketball game on mobile. If you’re looking for a realistic digital version of the sport as you’re used to it on TV, look no further.
Touchgrind Skate 2
Touchgrind Skate 2 is like the Skate of mobile games. With a series of flips, swipes, and other finger tricks, you’ll pull off some of the more difficult skateboarding tricks known to mankind.
Football Manager 2019 Mobile
Football Manager 2019 Mobile is the football management sim as you know and love it, just shrunk onto mobile. It’s less visual but there’s plenty of statistics for those that love that sort of thing.
FIFA Football isn’t FIFA as you know it on console. It still contains the addictive Ultimate Team system, but you’ll spend your time playing micro moments of football matches, rather than the entire match.
Rumble Stars Football
Rumble Stars Football is the Clash Royale of football games. You’ll collect a bunch of animal heads, represented as cards, and play them in battle against a real-life opponent to see who can score the most goals within a time limit.
PES 2019 Pro Evolution Soccer
If you’re looking for a mobile game that offers the closest interpretation of a console football game, PES 2019 Pro Evolution Soccer is the choice for you.
Dream League Soccer
Dream League Soccer is a solid alternative to PES 2019 on mobile. It lacks the flashiness and polish of Konami’s offering, but more than makes up for it with its wealth of content and addictive team-building component.
Madden NFL Mobile
If American football is your jam, look no further than Madden NFL Mobile. You’ll run your favourite franchise and take them all the way to the Super Bowl – if you prove adept enough.
R.B.I. Baseball 19
Baseball enthusiasts will find a solid home on mobile with R.B.I. Baseball 19, an authentic take on the sport on mobile. If you’re into the little details, this will more than satisfy you.
Rugby League 19
American football not quite do it for you? Would you rather watch Britain’s uglier and muddier game? Rugby League 19 is the option for you.
Motorsport Manager Mobile 3
Motorsport enthusiasts, look no further than Motorsport Manager Mobile 3. This franchise is hugely popular on mobile for a reason: it offers an absolutely fantastic representation of the sport on mobile.
Tennis Manager 2019
Tennis Manager 2019 is the option for those that love tennis, but don’t really enjoy playing it. This game challenges you to build your own tennis academy as you search for the next super star.
Virtua Tennis Challenge
Virtua Tennis Challenge is Sega’s classic tennis franchise as you know and love it, just squished onto mobile with some nifty swipe and tap-based touch controls to boot.
New Star Cricket
New Star Cricket takes the formula from New Star Soccer and applies it to cricket. You’ll take charge of key moments in a cricket match, as you strive to turn your budding amateur into a cricket champion.
Punch Club is a very silly, but also extremely good, boxing management simulator that draws inspiration from classic 80s action movies.
Wrassling is one of the silliest wrestling games you’ll ever play. Using some simple touch controls and the power of physics, you’ll try and dominate your opponent.
EA Sports UFC
EA Sports UFC is the best representation of UFC on mobile, so if you’re a fan of the sport, this is the game for you.
Dunkers takes the silly physics fun of Wrassling and applies it to basketball, and the result is as silly as you can expect. It’s a heck of a lot of fun though.
Touchgrind BMX 2
Touchgrind BMX 2 is a BMX game by the makers of Touchgrind Skate 2, and it offers a very similar experience but with bikes.
PKTBALL is kind of tough to describe. It’s kind of like an intense version of tennis, with a wide variety of unlockable characters and themed courts.
If silly physics games and golf are your jam, the two combined will likely be your ultimate video game. That’s Golf Blitz, a competitive golf game that doubles down on the silly.
Pocket Run Pool
Pocket Run Pool is like pool, but with a score-chasing twist. You have to sink balls, just like you do in real life pool, except where you sink them determines your score at the end.
Get it on the App Store.