Are you looking for a fun puzzle game with numbers? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve played my share of Sudoku, Kakuro and Magic Square, but lately, I’ve been searching for a new one to add to my favorites. A friend of mine recommended I try 2048. Although it isn’t exactly new, I had heard great things about it, so I thought I would finally give it a try. I did, and guess what, I loved it! So, without further ado, I want to share with you the best 2048 games I found. I selected my top 3 favorites from a site called AppGrooves, that has a top 10 list of the best 2048 puzzle games. You can check out the full list here:
Although they are essentially the same game, each one has unique features that change the overall experience. To help you find the best one, I reviewed my top 3 favorites.
2048 by Ketchapp – Rating: 4.5, Downloads: 1M+
My first pick is 2048 by Ketchapp. Even if you are new to the game, I found the intuitive interface and simple rules to be the perfect recipe for a straightforward but brain-challenging fun game! I really liked that your high score is recorded, so you can play against yourself and compete with your friends for the highest score.
My only request for the developers is to include an undo option in future updates. Although not having the option does make the game more challenging overall, sometimes it would be nice to undo a swipe I made by mistake. Keep in mind, you will see pop up ads in between games. However, they do help pay for the game (so you don’t have to), and when you’re having so much fun playing it, it is easy to overlook them!
Pros: High score feature, animations, addictive
Cons: Ads, no undo option
Overall: Addictive puzzle game you won’t be able to put down but be careful because you can’t undo a mistake!
2048 Number puzzle game – Rating: 4.4, Downloads: 10M+
Another one of my favorite picks is 2048 Number puzzle game. I found the variety of game modes great for keeping the game fresh and challenging. One mode I know many will enjoy is the Unlimited Undo mode! I think its great choice for getting your feet wet and learning the basics. Ready for a challenge? You can play a timed mode, X-tile mode or try the Pro difficulty level to put your 2048 skills to the test. I also like that you can save the game and continue playing later right where you left off!
Looking for larger board formats? I didn’t see the option for a 6×6 or 8×8 board. However, the variety of twists on the classic 4×4 version are so much fun that you won’t miss the larger boards. Although the board is only 4×4, I particularly like that you can keep playing the game way past 2048!
Pros: Multiple game modes, difficulty levels, save your game
Cons: Only 4×4 board format, ads
Overall: Great for playing the classic 2048 with a twist, although you will only find 4×4 board formats
2048 by Gabriele Cirulli – Rating: 4.4, Downloads: 500K+
My last pick is the official version of the original 2048 puzzle game, 2048 by Gabriele Cirulli. The graphics are beautiful, and the elegant design really brings the game up a notch. Like my previous pick, you have the option to undo moves, and you can also play a timed mode! I liked that you can track your progress with detailed statistics, which only serves as extra motivation to improve your scores!
Although I didn’t have any issues, I noticed some users complained that they accidentally pressed the “New Game” button mid-game, losing all their progress. As long as you stick to swiping motions on the screen and stay away from the restart button, you have nothing to worry about.
Pros: Official version of the original 2048 game, elegant and beautiful design, detailed statistics
Cons: No difficulty level option, accidental game restart issues
Overall: Play the official version of the original 2048 game with detailed statistics on your progress, but you will have to look elsewhere if you want to adjust difficulty levels
So, these are my top 3 favorite 2048 games. My first pick is great if it’s your first time playing the game and you want to challenge yourself to beat your highest score. On the other hand, my last two picks are great if you want to try different game modes with a 2048 undo option. Have fun playing 2048!
Author Bio:- Margaret is an internet blogger and writer. She loves to write on travel, gaming, tech and health. He also contributes at theexorbitant.com