Throwing down some money for a mobile game can sometimes feel pretty stressful. There are so many games and you only have so much money. That’s why we’ve gone and written this list of the 25 best premium games for mobile in 2020. 

We reckon there’s something on the list for everyone. There’s action games, strategy experiences, loads of different adventures and much, much more. Seriously, give the list a read and we think you’ll find something that’s going to tickle your fancy.

If you’ve got your own suggestions then make sure you chuck them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. We’d love to hear what you think of the list too. Before that though, here are the 25 best premium mobiles games in 2020.

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Downwell

A sharp and super smart downwards blaster that’s tough in all the right ways. You’ve got guns in your shoes, there are evil bats and a whole bunch of secrets to discover. Downwell sucks you in for a single go, and then you look at the clock and it’s the next day.

Download Downwell from the App Store and Google Play Store

Card Quest

This one is a super deep deckbuilding adventure. It’s got gorgeous pixel-art graphics and a super deep progression system. There are few games on the App Store that manage to blend this level of strategy and fun

Download Card Quest from the App Store and Google Play Store

Monument Valley

A bonafide mobile classic. Monument Valley is a slow-paced puzzler with a beautiful art-style and some super intelligent innovations. You’re manipulating the world to create a path and you’re going to be doing it with an awe-filled smile on your face.

Download Monument Valley from the App Store and Google Play Store

Framed

A narrative puzzler that sees you moving panels of a comic book around in order to progress. It’s experimental and entertaining and will leave you scratching your head in the most pleasant ways.

Download Framed from the App Store and Google Play Store

Stardew Valley

A calming and pleasant game about taking over a farm. You need to build up your resources, sow and reap your crops and make sure that everything on your farm is running smoothly. It’s a great way to unwind.

Download Stardew Valley from the App Store and Google Play Store

Crashlands

A spectacular survival experience that sees you collecting and crafting your way through an entire planet. It’s a warm, hilarious experience that’s stuffed full of challenges and amazing ideas.

Download Crashlands from the App Store and Google Play Store

80 Days

One of the best adventures available on any device. It’s a steampunk re-telling of Jules Verne’s classic story of global circumnavigation. Every time you take on the task you’ll find something new and you’ll enjoy every second of it.

Download 80 Days from the App Store and Google Play Store

Wayward Souls

A retro-styled action RPG that sees you crawling through a massive, randomly-generated tower. It’s super tough, but there’s a brilliant feeling of accomplishment as you push deeper into the experience.

Download Wayward Souls from the App Store and Google Play Store

Euclidean Skies

A smart mixture of action, puzzling and platforming. You’re twisting the levels to find a way through them, but you need to watch out for enemies and traps. It’s smart and it looks gorgeous – there’s loads to enjoy here.

Download Euclidean Skies from the App Store

Reigns: Her Majesty

The second game in the Reigns series is probably the best of them. It takes the Tinder-swipe gameplay of the original and adds a whole bunch of amazing ideas that don’t just keep things fresh, they make them even better.

Download Reigns: Her Majesty from the App Store and Google Play Store

The Room Three

While the original game might be the most intriguing, The Room Three is an even more polished and entertaining experience. It’s bigger, richer and you don’t need to have played the first two to understand what’s going on.

Download The Room Three from the App Store and Google Play Store

Florence

A heart-warming and emotional tale of love and loss. It might not be the longest game in the world, but every second of it is a charming and engaging slice of entertainment that you’re going to remember for a long time.

Download Florence from the App Store and Google Play Store

Alto’s Odyssey

Sliding down a mountain has never been as entertaining as it is in the Alto series. This sequel builds brilliantly on the foundations of the original. There are always challenges to complete, and some of the visuals here will take your breath away.

Download Alto’s Odyssey from the App Store and Google Play Store

Oddmar

A gorgeous-looking platformer starring a charming viking. What’s not to like? This one is super slick, super polished and is going to have you smiling from ear to ear while you play.

Download Oddmar from the App Store and Google Play Store

Evergarden

A mixture of a puzzler and a deep narrative adventure, Evergarden is engaging in a whole bunch of different ways. Merge plants, grow more and discover a world of magical powers. 

Download Evergarden from the App Store and Google Play Store

Where Shadows Slumber

Another mix of genres. This one sees you using light to change the world and discover new secrets. There’s also a pretty harrowing story underpinning everything that’s going to keep you playing.

Download Where Shadows Slumber from the App Store and Google Play Store

Lara Croft Go

Of all of the Go games, this is probably the best of them. Play as Lara, solve puzzles, kill enemies and discover secrets. The game manages to capture everything that makes Tomb Raider great, and add even more.

Download Lara Croft Go from the App Store and Google Play Store

Rush Rally 3

A mobile-first racer that ticks all of the right boxes. It’s slick, easy to pick up and offers some super dirty, super enjoyable racing in the palm of your hand.

Download Rush Rally 3 from the App Store and Google Play Store

Blackbar

A game all about censorship in a totalitarian state. It’s just as important as it was when it first came out, and it’s still as impressive too.

Download Blackbar from the App Store and Google Play Store

Year Walk

A strange and creepy adventure game based on Swedish legend. It’s the sort of experience that’s going to stick in your memory for a very long time.

Download Year Walk from the App Store

Dead Cells

A platforming roguelite that is going to cause you the right amount of pain. It’s difficult, but every time you die you’re going to jump back in a little smarter and a little stronger.

Download Dead Cells from the App Store and Google Play Store

Morphite

Explore the galaxy, discover new worlds and creatures and follow a story about ancient alien civilisations. Morphite is a massive, beautiful game that you’re going to love.

Download Morphite from the App Store and Google Play Store

Grimvalor

A hack and slash platformer that owes a lot to the Souls games as well as the likes of Castlevania. There’s loads of swords, loads of monsters and a deep challenge waiting for you here.

Download Grimvalor from the App Store and Google Play Store

Iron Marines

An RTS built from the ground up for mobile. It works wonderfully, mixing ideas from tower defence games to create something truly portable and truly special.

Download Iron Marines from the App Store and Google Play Store

Cat Quest

Not only is this a bright and cheery open world RPG, it’s also filled with cats. Action, loot, quests and a whole bunch of feline friends. It’s hard to find anything to complain about with this one.

Download Cat Quest from the App Store and Google Play Store