What are the best idle games for iOS?

If you do not consider yourself a hardcore gamer, idle games could be for you because more often than not, they require minimal action from the player. Entertain yourself just by clicking and tapping through this list of clicker games suggested by our community.

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    #1Idle Tower Defense

    Idle Tower Defense

    Are you a fan of idle and tower defense games? Here's what you need: a perfect blend of two of the most popular gaming genres now - Idle Tower Defense. Build powerful towers and protect your territory!

    Games

    Android, iOS, Online

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Louis Alvarado
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "Idle Tower Defense is a ton of fun and is great for anyone who is looking for any type of Idle games on their Iphones. It is fun and allows for great progression and great times"
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    #2Cookie Clicker

    Cookie Clicker

    Cookie Clicker is an incremental game created by French programmer Julien "Orteil" Thiennot. It has players click on a big cookie to earn even more cookies in the game.

    Games

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    David Hernandez
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "Cookie Clicker is one of those mind-numbing games you can play just to keep the time rolling along without having to focus too much on what's going on. I use it every evening on my commute home from work when I'm just too tired to focus on an audiobook or read the news."
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    #3Platypus Evolution

    Platypus Evolution

    Platypus Evolution is an easy-to-play game where players need to create new platypus species through mutations. It has 4 different stages and a mind-blowing story to tell.

    Games

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Zoe Sheng
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "I am interested in this search result. It is an idle game for iOS that is highly rated and looks like a fun way to spend a few spare moments. I will definitely be checking it out and downloading it!"

DID YOU KNOW

According to Wikipedia website, an idle game, also known as incremental games, clicker games, or clicking games, are video games that let a player perform just a simple action like clicking or tapping repeatedly on the screenplay to earn a score or currency. The popularity of idle games started when Cookie Clicker by French programmer Julien "Orteil" Thiennot successfully gained many players in 2013. This incremental game is considered a game that requires a simple action for it allows players to initially click on the big cookie to earn one cookie. A player can spend cookies on buildings when one has already gained more.

Meanwhile, another popular clicker game is Coiny Block. This game lets players tap the block in order to collect more coins, unlock more blocks, and more. At the start of the game, a player has 3 hearts or lives, and a player loses a heart if a player accidentally taps on an enemy. This application is only available for iOS users. There are various idle games available in the Apple App Store for iOS users to enjoy. Many people prefer to play clicker games since these games allow players to progress even if they are not playing actively.

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    #4Coiny Block

    Coiny Block

    Coiny Block is an arcade idle game where players' main goal is to collect as much coin as possible to unlock blocks. The game features a story that will surely keep you playing for hours on end!

    Games

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Sharon Green
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "i wont lie, this game and its mechanic of tapping coins to make progress within the game made me think twice about my spending sprees and made me save more money. Plus the game is fun and it's a good time-waster!"
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    #5Wild West Saga: Idle Tycoon

    Wild West Saga: Idle Tycoon

    Wild West Saga: Idle Tycoon taps into your passion for business. In this idle game, players get to create their own empire in just a few taps. Manage your money and resources to become the richest business tycoon!

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in app purchases

    Deborah Garza
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "This game is every lazy Western fan's dream come true! I lvoe the fact that you can build businesses and gain resources to improve the economy of your town"
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    #6Rust Bucket

    Rust Bucket

    Rust Bucket is a game available for both iOS and Android devices. Its simple gameplay only requires the player to swipe at their screen to advance and attack.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Megan Allen
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "It gets a rating of 1 because it seems to be a fun game, but it isn't an idle game at all. There are better options for this. This is a skill-based roguelike which is actually very intensive to play and requires thought, calculation, and persistence."
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    #7Idle Farming Empire

    Idle Farming Empire
    Idle Farming Empire is an idle farming game for mobile devices. You can invite your colleagues to help you through improving your farm. It features lots of animals and tools for weather control.
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kenneth Morgan
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "Farm Away is a solid, easy to use idle farming game, and offers average to good functionality and user ratings. One principle limitation is the requirement that this app. only operates on iOS devices. There are many competing entrants in this particular application market segment, and some may be better suited to game play when passing time, and/or functional learning or problem solving."
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    #8Beat Stickman

    Beat Stickman

    Beat Stickman is an idle game wherein you torture and destroy a stickman repeatedly using many provided tools and devices. Collect in-game currency by tapping on the screen to buy new items and improve your arsenal.

    Games

    iOS

    Free

    Hemant Jayaraman
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "Not really that much of an idle game, but it's fun nonetheless, and it takes less work than other games of the same genre. I enjoyed the "torture" vibe to it"
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    #9Crossy Road

    Crossy Road

    Crossy Road is a Frogger-style one-handed pixel game where you try to cross the road without being hit. This action game was developed by Hipster Whale. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Adam Wallace
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "Crossy Road is perfect for the "lazy gamers", who can multitask and do other things, while playing a highly fun and addictive game. The game has some technical glitching issues, but it's easy to look past due to it's replay value. "

Summary

Best What are the best idle games for iOS
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Idle Tower DefenseGames 13 Free
2Cookie ClickerGames 13 Free
3Platypus EvolutionGames 12 Free
4Coiny BlockGames 12 Free
5Wild West Saga: Idle TycoonGames 10 Free
6Rust BucketGames 5 Free
7Idle Farming EmpireGames 3 Free
8Beat StickmanGames 0 Free
9Crossy RoadGames 0 Free
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