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The 11 best games to kill time this summer

24 mayo, 2021

Summer is here and together with higher temperatures and more hours of light a lot more free time also usually arrives that, accustomed to the hustle and bustle of winter, on many occasions we do not know exactly how to use it, even if we are accompanied by friends.

In Engadget we have decided to solve those moments of leisure without a clear objective with a selection of the best games with short games that exist today to kill time and have a good time playing, either on the lounger or on those evenings with the sofa and air conditioning.

BombSquad

Hilarious game to enjoy with up to eight friends at the same time. BombSquad is a game specialized in breaking friendships that takes games too intensely, but that it will make your group of friends have a very entertaining time while you wait for a batch to eat at the beach bar.

In BombSquad each friend fights for their victory and survival. It is a game full of explosives, of all kinds, which always encourages any game. Adhesive bombs, mines, grenades, TNT … choose your best option and try to explode and nobody blows you up as you fight to achieve the objective of each game mode.

BombSquad

BombSquad

DUAL!

Local multiplayer game in which the screen of your phone and that of your friend will become on a single playing court with many possibilities to have a good time together.

It is about challenging your friend to different game modes, all with a fairly simple aesthetic but very good playability and guaranteed fun. Score goals, shoot your enemy, play pong … it just requires you to stand in front of your playmate for the effect to be more real. And to compete!

DUAL!

DUAL!

Alto’s Adventure

One of the sensations of 2015 on iOS that ended up making the forced landing on Android. Although its aesthetic is not very summery and we hope soon a version more in line with this season of the year, this is one of the games that this summer will captivate you and make you forget the heat as you go down the slopes of infinite mountains.

You start at the very top of a mountain and start to pick up speed. Along the way, incredible jumps, obstacles, field fires and deer that will accompany you on a relaxing descent accompanied by a magnificent sound environment and relaxing graphics. Let yourself be rocked by the experience that Alto and his friends bring and go as far as you can.

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Alto’s Adventure

Party games

Another multiplayer game, for up to four players sharing a phone with a good screen or a tablet. The idea is place the device on a table and get ready to have a good time playing simple games designed for pairs of players, although they also have individual modes.

The game has eight different mini games, all based on highly recognizable classics and very easy to play. In summer there is no time for rules and this game allows you to start playing immediately. Memory games, backgamonn style, crossy road, cross in line … boredom with friends does not exist.

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Party games

SUP Multiplayer Racing

Racing style drag race enriched. In less than two minutes you should try to place yourself in first position, advancing the rest of the three players who play against you, in really exciting online games.

As you move forward you can take advantage of small accelerators that you will find in one of the two available lanes and you will accumulate turbos to give that extra speed just at the right time to advance to the first position before crossing the finish line. Take advantage of the slipstream and be careful: at any moment you can be thrown off the road.

SUP: Multiplayer Racing

SUP: Multiplayer Racing

IceRage

This evolution of the lifelong mobile IceHockey adds the component of player control on the field. It’s no longer about protecting yourself from a malicious bouncing disc – this game also counts the opposing player and his possible infractions.

Select the mobile phone with the best screen, or a good tablet, and place each one at one end of it. The games are fast, hard and exciting, with different game modes and multiple characters to choose to personalize the experience to the maximum.

Ice Rage: Hockey Multiplayer Free

Ice Rage: Hockey Multiplayer Free

Bowmasters

A fun game with both humor and violence, even with slight gore overtones. Their games are of short duration and allow you to unleash all the rage you have against any famous person (there are many tributes). Each one of them he has a unique weapon with which he will try to skewer the enemy.

Every game requires a lot of aim and to calculate the intensity well, so as not to leave your chainsaw stuck in the middle of the way or your swordfish to pass you by. If you’re comfortable with a bit of gratuitous violence and like turn-based fighting, this game is perfect for your summer downtime.

Bowmasters

Bowmasters

Slither.io

Victoria Slither Io

You start out being a little snake and you grow little by little as you eat all the shiny balls that populate the map. When a snake collides headlong into your body it automatically dies and turns into a multitude of balls that, in turn, become your food.

As you grow older, the easier it is for you to surround other snakes until leaving them without space and that they become food to continue increasing your size and thickness. You have an online game mode or against the AI, the first being the most difficult to win: the competition knows how to play very well.

slither.io

slither.io

Head Ball 2

Short, online, one-on-one matches in which the objective is to get the ball on the opposite side, but with very original game dynamics. Basically there is a lot of passing game and two shot possibilities: head or foot. Both ways have to be used to mark or stop the opponent’s shots. Watch out for rebounds and special powers!

Head Ball is one of those games whose victories you live with intensity and where you suffer defeat with frustration. This is in the games in which in the last minute you have not achieved victory. When the opposite happens, the joy is very comforting.

Head Ball 2

Head Ball 2

Tank stars

A mix of Worms Armaggedon and Bowmasters in which you control a tank with an arsenal of missiles, each with different characteristics and effects. It has game modes against device, online or by tournaments, but it also has a multiplayer mode.

Choose the type of ammunition, aim and decide the intensity of the shot in a single gesture of the right joystick and shoot to see if you have had aim and what has been the damage that your attack has produced. Pass the mobile to your friend and let him try his luck. The first one whose tank explodes loses.

Tank stars

Tank stars5.0 and later

Hole.io

Hole Io

This game was one of the first to be all the rage this summer. With reasons: it is a really fun game, with all the ingredients to become one of the best entertainments for those times when we don’t have better occupations.

You start with other players as a small hole that has appeared in the city. A hole that moves and swallows everything that fits above it. The more you swallow, the bigger it gets and the easier it is keep gobbling up all the elements of the city, starting with the people and ending with the largest buildings. The biggest hole when the two minutes are up wins the game.

Hole.io

Hole.io

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