Our Top 10 Casual App Games of 2022

When it comes to casual app games, there are some pretty average ones but there are also some that absolutely blow our minds. We think to ourselves “Wow how is this available for free on the app store?”. 2022 was a good year for mobile games so we’ve put together a list of our top 10 favorite casual app games of the year.

In no particular order, our list of the best casual app games of the year starts with…

Crust Crusaders

Our rating: 4/5

Crust Crusaders is a unique shoot ’em-up roguelike. The toppings you select affect your abilities. For example, pepperoni gives you a double blaster, while mushrooms give you a shield.”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/crust-crusaders/id1581451981

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.astrohound.crustc&hl=en&gl=US

Company: Sebastian Barrotta

Genre: Shoot ’em up!

Rated: 9+

Crust Crusaders is one of those games you can’t help but constantly go back to. The levels are short and sweet, meaning you can keep yourself entertained without getting bored. The only problem I found was the lack of in-app purchases available and the removal of ads would’ve been a great feature!

Barbarous: Tavern Wars

Our rating: 4/5

“Join Emyr and the Barbarous party on an epic new Time Management adventure – Barbarous: Tavern Wars! When it comes to the glory and fame of the world’s greatest tavern, there can be no mercy!”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/barbarous-tavern-wars/id1563924491

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamehouse.barbarous2&hl=en_GB&gl=US

Company: GameHouse

Genre: Adventure

Rated: 12+

Offers in-app Purchases

If you’re on the hunt for a casual game that mixes fantasy and cooking together then look no further! This was an absolute delight to play with the amazing time management element we all know and love from your standard cooking games!

The Academy: The First Riddle

Our rating: 4/5

Step into the shoes of Sam, a freshman who will soon discover that both greatness and dread are to be found in the ancient halls of the school.”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-academy-the-first-riddle/id1470125745

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snapbreak.theacademy&hl=en_GB&gl=US

Company: Snapbreak Games

Genre: Adventure

Rated: 9+

Offers in-app Purchases

This game gave us Harry Potter vibes, which in our opinion, is a good thing! It’s a puzzle-adventure game that follows pupil Sam. During his time at the academy, he discovers secrets and magic by solving puzzles!

Tinker Island 2

Our rating: 5/5

Join a crew of survivors on an island split between two factions – the villagers and the citizens that are fighting for island domination!”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/si/app/tinker-island-2/id1453871144

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trickytribe.tinkerisland2&hl=en_GB&gl=US

Company: Tricky Tribe

Genre: Adventure

Rated: 9+

Offers in-app Purchases

In this game, you’re stranded on an island with 3 other people: Robert, Mary, and Jenny. You explore the island, get to know each islander, make food, and set up camp. It has slightly weird elements to it, but that’s what makes it so brilliant!

Hyde & Seek: Story Dice Action

Our rating: 5/5

A story-based board game you experience with a set of dice and fistfights – Hyde & Seek!”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/lv/app/hyde-and-seek/id1599049958

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mazm.hydeandseek&hl=en_GB&gl=US

Company: Growing Seeds

Genre: Board Games

Rated: 9+

Offers in-app Purchases

You play as a criminal on the run and you need to get past any police on the way. If you’re caught, you have to battle against them in a card game with different types of attack and defense cards. We love card games so we expected to love this as much as we did. On top of those, the gameplay, graphics, and even the audio were perfect.

Apex Legends Mobile

Our rating: 5/5

Team up in a strategic battle royale shooter game that features Legendary character-based gameplay, best-in-class squad battles, and fast-paced combat.”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/apex-legends-mobile/id1543991460

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.gp.apexlegendsmobilefps&hl=en_GB&gl=US

Company: Electronic Arts

Genre: Battle Royale

Rated: 12+

Offers in-app Purchases

Apex Legends is a hero-based shooting game that supports multiple modes including:

  • Battle Royale
  • Multiplayer
  • Tutorial Level
  • Free Practice
  • Ranked Match

As a couple of battle royale lovers, Apex Legends was a lot of fun to play.


Our rating: 4/5

Cast spells, find clues, collect rewards, and match 3 or more magical gems and crystals to harness the powers of witchcraft in Switchcraft!”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/switchcraft-match-3-story/id1510325826

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.wooga.switchcraft.googleplay&hl=en_GB&gl=US

Company: wooga

Genre: Puzzle

Rated: 12+

Offers in-app Purchases

Following the story of Bailey who has a scary vision of her best friend Lydia, you have to play match-3 games and make your own choices about what she does. Although this game contained match-3, we rated it high down to the fun storyline attached to it.

Jackpot World

Our rating: 5/5

“Give your luck a try at the hot & free casino slot machine games, including classic 777 slot game, Fortune Babies, Fortune Tree, Mighty Tiger, Penguin Quest, and new slot machines like Leprechaun Blast, Werewolf Night, Myth of Medusa!”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jackpot-world-casino-slots/id1356980152

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grandegames.slots.dafu.casino

Company: SpinX Games Limited

Genre: Casino Games

Rated: 17+

Offers in-app Purchases

This casual app game is one of the very few that gets straight to the point of the gameplay without any annoying ads! On top of this, there are weekly updates that give you even more games to play as you level up.

Marvel Snap

Our rating: 5/5

“Assemble your MARVEL dream team from a super roster of your favorite heroes and villains—then make your move. MARVEL SNAP is a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping, strategic card battler that puts you in control of it all.”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/marvel-snap/id1592081003

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nvsgames.snap&hl=en_US&gl=US

Company: Nuverse

Genre: Card Battle

Rated: 9+

Offers in-app Purchases

This is our new obsession! The gameplay is easy to get used to with the graphics and audio keeping us wanting more. We haven’t been this excited about a card battle app since Hearthstone.

Donut Punks

Our rating: 4/5

Donut Punks is a MOBA for the most cunning. It’s an action-adventure shooter that will make you a PvP and PvE genius. Crush them bungling zombies and reveal your inner potential!”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/donut-punks-online-epic-brawl/id1614224808

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kids.vs.zombies.pvp.multiplayer.pve.brawl.first.person.fps.shooter.action.games&hl=en_GB&gl=US

Company: Donut Lab Inc.

Genre: Shooter

Rated: 9+

Offers in-app Purchases

You’re put in a match with 3 other people and the aim is to kill as many zombies as possible while maintaining as many donuts as you can. Why? Because donuts keep you alive for longer. This was a unique experience with easy-to-use controls and stunning graphics!

If you played any of the casual app games that made it to this list, let us know what you thought of them in the comments below!

About Post Author

By Phoebe Ruberto

Hey! I’m Phoebe and I’m one of the contributors on The Casual App Gamer. I’ve been gaming since the moment I could hold a controller and my first memory was playing Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on the PlayStation 2 with my siblings. Happy gaming and I hope you enjoy the reviews!