FUN & GAMES
Great ways to while away the hours on your Nokia Lumia smartphone.
Just in time for the FIFA World Cup this year comes FIFA 14 for Windows Phone 8. Football fans get 34 leagues to choose from, including 600 licensed teams and 16,000 players. The app is free to download and play, though there are in-app purchases to be had. For a more international flavor, you can listen to commentaries in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Players can create their own fantasy football team, with the ability to customize everything from formation, kits and playing style.
DUNGEON HUNTER 4
For those lusting for a taste of some role-playing-game (RPG) action on Windows Phone, there’s Dungeon Hunter 4. A dungeon-crawling RPG by design, Dungeon Hunter 4 lets you take on the role of an amnesiac warrior who survives through a demon invasion, and is tasked to continue the battle for justice. With four playable classes as well as either male or female character to choose from, you get to explore expansive areas, mazes and dungeons, slaying monsters along the way to earning gold and loot.
ASPHALT 8: AIRBORNE
With the new Asphalt 8: Airborne, like the name says, it’s time to get a feel of the big blue sky. With 47 high-performance cars to choose from, with licensed vehicles from Lamborghini and Ferrari in the mix, this game lets you hit the ramps and get some airtime, with the ability to execute amazing stunts like barrel rolls and 360-degree jumps. You can race in exotic locales including Venice and the Nevada Desert, with a great mix of heart-thumping tunes from the likes of Bloc Party and Mutemath.
TEMPLE RUN 2
Ridiculously easy to play but deceptively difficult to master, Temple Run 2 is one game for Windows Phone that you should not miss. Temple Run 2 is an infinite runner which tests your reactions as you avoid obstacles, collect coins and generally try to avoid falling off a cliff. There are a selection of characters to choose from, powerups to use and achievements to unlock, complete with support for Xbox Live. Pro tip: This game looks awesome on the Nokia Lumia 1520 when visual quality settings are set to the maximum.