Most subscribers don’t seem to know it, but Netflix has been building a library of great games you can play on your phone. The selection includes console ports and Netflix exclusives, and they’re all included with your subscription.
This one is kind of a bonus. Bandersnatch isn’t part of the mobile Netflix Games lineup, but it’s an early Netflix experiment in making interactive fiction for its massive audience. If nothing else, it’s interesting seeing how much Netflix has evolved its games since 2018.
Based on the mega-popular League of Legends, Hextech Mayhem is part rhythm game, part endless runner. For Arcane fans, it’s a great way to spend a little more time in the same world.
Netflix has two games based on Stranger Things — the arcade shooter Stranger Things: 1984 and this one, based on the third season. Stranger Things 3 features more character interaction, making it better for fans of the series.
Immortality launched in late August, but it’s not on Netflix at the time of writing. The developer of this experimental cinematic mystery says it’s coming soon, and it may worth a look for film buffs (check out Inverse’s review for a much different take).
In Moonlighter, you explore dangerous dungeons by night and sell the treasures you find in your very own shop the next day. It strikes a captivating balance between combat and commerce, all with charming pixel art.
Before Your Eyes is one of the most overlooked games of the past few years. This extremely innovative game tells a heartfelt story while tracking your eyes to advance each scene every time you blink.
1. Into the Breach
Into the Breach is turn-based strategy at its best. Battles take place on tiny stages where you know exactly what your enemies are doing next. The result is a thrilling chess match that tests your ability to think ahead and make tough choices on who survives.