In today’s article, we are going to share with you our top picks for the best idle games available on mobile, for Android or iOS. The competition here is really fierce, with tons of titles to choose from, so we’ll have quite a few games to look at.
I personally love this type of games and find them fascinating – no matter if they’re truly incremental games or idle clickers (which are no longer as popular as they used to be) and I am sure you feel the same.
But with so many launched every week, it’s difficult to keep track of the best and some hidden gems can easily be missed. But we’re here to help prevent that as much as possible by sharing our top picks for idle games on Android and iOS – games you will love playing in 2020 and beyond!
So, these being said, these are the best idle games for mobile!
Idle Theme Park Tycoon
This is one of the best idle games that I have played by a long run! There are plenty of upgrades that you can build for making your theme park the most profitable one ever. With tons of choices in terms of fun rides and whatnot, you will never get bored!
Not only that, but you can buy bigger and better islands to build more theme parks on, and all the little upgrades that you build will reflect in the game (so if you buy an extra seat, you will actually see it on your ride, for example).
It’s a great game, and you can achieve pretty much anything as long as you log in from time to collect profits and upgrade some more.
If you decide to download it, you can check out our game guide to learn how to play the game early on!
Like many other idle games out there, Fallout Shelter starts off pretty intense. It will require you to do quite a few tasks until your vault is up and running, but after that – you can kick back and relax.
The main purpose of the game is to build a massive and productive shelter, and wait for the explorers to come back. Other than that, you gather resources, upgrade your vault, and pretty much oversee your crew!
We’ve had quite a blast playing the game, so if you want to give it a try, make sure you also check out our game guide to get a head start in the game!
Idle Miner Tycoon
This game is one of my favorites when it comes to idle games. It’s got a little bit of idle-ness, and a little bit of non-idle-ness, if that makes any sense! In this game, you basically have to expand to build and expand on your mine and save up lots of money to hire skilled miners.
There are several ways to gain more income, but in the end, it all comes down to mining. I definitely suggest giving it a shot, because it’s a fun choice for an idle game! Also, we’ve got a game guide to help you, for when you want to try the game out!
This game was extremely fun for me since all of the things you do in-game are basically you (and a bunch of other hackers) beating computer viruses. You make money from doing so, which allows you to purchase upgrades and hire more hackers, which in turn lets you pass more difficult levels and beat tougher enemies.
Overall, the game has very nice and simple graphics, and very fun characters made even more fun by the fact that you can see the small lines of dialogue that they use to interact with each other. Hacking Hero is truly an idle game and one that you will love for its charming simplicity. You can check out our Hacking Hero game guide to learn how to play the game.
Download the game from Google Play.
Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows
Being the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch is not an easy task. You need to protect the realm from the incoming threat that lurks behind the Wall, and if you ever wondered how that is – this game will show you in a very entertaining way.
GoT: Tale of Crows is a rather addictive idle game. You send your men on expeditions, and slowly improve the defense of Castle Black. I definitely suggest giving this game a try if you have an iOS device. I guarantee you – you’ll absolutely love it.
Download the game for iOS.
Idle Police Tycoon
In Idle Police Tycoon you are in charge of a police station. It’s a fairly relaxing game, where you get to expand the police station in order to house more criminals. You will be in charge of the staff, and with so many criminals on the loose, I guarantee you won’t have to worry about the job being boring (or rather the game).
At its core, this game is very similar to Idle Theme Park Tycoon but follows a different theme. Codigames (both of these games’ developer) did a great job with drawing a line that clearly differentiates between the two.
This game follows you from the depths of Hell, all the way to the craziest dungeon settings you could imagine, all with the sole purpose of building your own “dungeon”. The game is pretty simple in essence, but it has no limits to what you could exploit (in-game, of course).
It’s extremely fun, and the graphics make it only more likable. So, if you want to enjoy a terrific idle game, definitely give Dungeon Inc. a try. We even have a game guide for you, to help you out!
The Bitcoin madness might’ve went down a little bit, but Bitcoin Billionaire (both the game, and the dream to become one in real life) remained. And the game is definitely a fun one, with gorgeous graphics and simple yet rewarding mechanics.
Bitcoin Billionaire is an idle clicker, which means that the more you tap, the more money you make. It’s overall pretty entertaining up to the point where you have to put down your device and start doing other stuff, because it’s really addictive!
All you really have to do though is follow our guide and you will always do the right thing in the game. For the lovers of idle clickers, this is definitely a must try in my books!
Idle Zoo Tycoon
This game is super captivating and relaxing, and if you want an idle game where you don’t have to go crazy and lose a finger (from tapping nonstop) in the process, then this is the one for you.
You basically have to manage a zoo, with all of its perks, and make all kinds of upgrades to keep the money rolling. The graphics are absolutely lovely – again, I am biased towards pixel graphics – and you will definitely have a good time playing it, even if it’s a little bit slow compared to other games on this list.
Check out our Idle Zoo Tycoon game guide to learn how to make the right choices in the game and build your perfect zoo.
Idle Planet Miner
This is an awesome game if you want a game that you can actually play during your office hours because it doesn’t require a lot of time invested. It’s a truly idle game that you can play in short bursts a few times each day.
In Idle Planet Miner you manage a few mines, which you will have to keep running every 2 hours or so because the production stops after some time. It’s not a big deal – basically, all you have to do is log every now and then and keep your mines running, gather resources, and keep upgrading.
You will have plenty of missions and tasks to complete, so you will never get bored! Also, check out our game guide to learn exactly how to play the game for the best rewards!
Do you like chickens? Let’s be honest – who doesn’t?! They are just adorable! Well, if you ever dreamed of being a successful chicken farmer, or even owning your very own farm you can try that in this idle game!
In this game, you build farms, upgrade them, and ultimately try to discover who was first – the chicken or the egg? Well, not quite. Your goal is to create the ultimate chicken farm and continuously expand. It’s simple, yet fun and (in my opinion at least) the ideal game for a Sunday afternoon!
Almost a Hero
We continue with idle games with heavy RPG elements and move on to this fun title that puts you in charge of a band of misfits – those who almost became heroes, but failed for a reason or another.
For example, we have Lia who shoots a bow – but doesn’t quite hit the target. Fun and lighthearted, the game does manage to deliver incredible complexity and huge replay value, plus hours of countless fun: tons of challenges and side missions will keep you busy and you can’t help but fall in love with the game.
Check out our guide here, then make sure to give this game a try if you want to enjoy a not-your-typical-hero type of game in your spare time!
Ulala: Idle Adventure
Although this game is not super recent, it’s still getting constantly updated with in-game events and new stuff. This game stood the trial of time, and the in-game community proves that.
It is insanely fun and with unique concepts (such as pairing up with different other players to create parties in order to pass the stages), Ulala Idle Adventure is one of a kind!
The game has various classes, pets, daily boss hunts, and more. However, at its core, it’s the ultimate idle game! All of these features make this unique game an instant hit and one of our favorites. I have to admit, since its release, I’ve been playing it non-stop (and gathered quite a collection of alts). So make sure you check out our guide once you decide to give it a try!
Take advantage of all the opportunities that capitalism offers and build your own business empire by starting at the bottom, but with big dreams. From there onward… sky is the limit!
A really cool idle game with tons of features, also scoring high on the fun factor, Idle Capitalist doesn’t require a ton of commitment from your side, which is sometimes a great thing. In this case, it works – and does so flawlessly, so give the game a try and see how fun it is!
You just know I can’t complete a ‘best of‘ list without a pixel graphics game. Realm Grinder is a truly addictive game, featuring quite realistic pixel graphics, which is definitely going to give you satisfaction when playing.
The main goal is to expand from a tiny settlement, into a full-fledged realm, with castles and everything that you could imagine. To all the pixel graphics lovers out there, who also love idle games, I suggest giving this game a try!
These would be our picks for the best mobile idle games! There are a ton of options out there and we might’ve missed some of your favorites, so if you have additional games to add to our list, don’t hesitate to comment below and let us know!