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The perfect games to play in Airplane Mode

Time flies when you’re having fun.

With the right planning, a plane journey can be a joyous thing: it’s the ideal opportunity to get the snacks in and catch up on your media. Books and movies, sure, but don’t forget the games!

Here’s our pick of great titles that are as good to play in the departure lounge as they are at 30,000 feet: each one works just fine in Airplane Mode.

Very Little Nightmares

Settle in for some scares: this atmospheric adventure drew us in immediately with its creepy combination of perfect puzzle progression and deliciously dark design.

Guiding the mysterious Girl in The Yellow Raincoat in her escape from a macabre mansion, you’ll dodge traps, spring open vaults and unravel a spine-chilling story as you go.

    Very Little Nightmares

    Escape room & puzzle adventure

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Best Fiends

A plane can be a stifling environment, so bring back a bit of nature with Best Fiends’ leafy levels and lovable crew of plucky insects.

Even offline, you can still match your way through tons of content and enjoy the unique satisfaction of stringing together a colossal combo then watching the damage rain down on your gormless slug opponent.

For a gang that includes a mosquito and a centipede, they’re still an adorable bunch.

    Best Fiends - Puzzle Adventure

    FUN and ADDICTIVE Match 3

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch

If you’re heading out on long-haul, somewhere around hour three things can get a little…desperate. You’ve been stuck in that seat for ages now, but there’s still hundreds of miles to go. You need something to cheer you up! You need a masterpiece of physical comedy! You need: Octodad.

Let his wibbly limbs, blubbering vocals and staggering array of undersea puns soothe your weary soul.

    Octodad: Dadliest Catch

    Father. Husband. Octopus.

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Two Dots

Gorgeous worlds, tons of collectibles and gallons of charm: that’s the formula behind Two Dots, and it works.

There are hundreds of levels to keep you entertained, and it feels like almost every single one adds a new twist to the mechanics. Sure, matching up colourful dots seems simple at first, but then…fire dots? Ice dots? Squares?! There’s a lot to discover here.

Did we mention how pretty it is? Practically every screen is a delight in itself.

    Two Dots

    A beautiful puzzle adventure

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Mini Metro

Sitting in a cramped seat and dreaming of a better way to travel? If you’re going on a flight of transit fancy, take Mini Metro.

It’s a game in which one minute you’re calmly drawing lines across the city and then the next you’re conducting a symphony of passengers across your own reimagined take on the London Underground. Behind its minimalist design lies a challenge that will last you hours.

    Mini Metro

    Build a better tube

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