submitted 4 months ago by [email protected] to c/askandroid

I'm looking for some game recommendations. I feel like a ton of these games exist but they're riddled with IAP. I don't mind paying a little to buy the game. I have the play pass but so many of these games are active involvement and landscape orientation. I like to have an extra hand free and landscape requires both hands on. But really want passive engagement. Like as soon as I stop playing the game is waiting for me. Example games:


Magnet Balls

Free Cell


Card Thief

Knights of Pen and Paper

Games like Slay the Spire (but portrait). Although I've never really found a Slay the Spire-like that didn't feel like a watered down version of STS

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[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago)

Shattered Pixel Dungeon is amazing and I feel like it might be what you're looking for. It's also FOSS.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 months ago

It's landscape. Specifically I'm taking care of a baby a lot and can't hold a phone in landscape mode with one hand.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

I'd second shattered pixel dungeon, its all turn based and a really fun game with tons of depth. (Especially if you like roguelikes etc) It also works fine in portrait, I only play it like that. Here's a screenshot from my phone: Screenshot_20231105-203053_Shattered Pixel Dungeon

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Oh sweet! All the play store screenshots were landscape. I'll check it out

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

It's absolutely fine in portrait, I also only play it like that.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Give OneBit Adventure a try. Fits all your requirements. IAP is minimal in my opinion.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks I'll check it out

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