addicting gamesFew people can explain why they find the games they enjoy quite so engaging, but they continue to spend hours upon hours playing and building up in-game achievements.

Take a look at four of the most addicting games currently available on the web and on mobile:

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1. Angry Birds

Since becoming one of the first mobile games to spark a worldwide buzz, Angry Birds has evolved into many different versions, including Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars. Four years after the original game’s release, Angry Birds is still entertaining iPhone and Android phone users all over the world.

2. Plants Vs Zombies

Created by PopCap Games, Plants Vs Zombies is a highly addictive tower defense game that you can play on your mobile device, or on your computer using either the desktop version of the game or the browser-based version. The award-winning original game will be followed in July 2013 by a long-awaited sequel.

Plants Vs Zombies is perfectly designed to be easy to learn but still challenging for advanced users. Getting this balance right can be a challenge for game designers. If you want to get involved in designing and building your own games, you will need to learn how to use the principles of game design to feed your creativity. Take a look at this Anyone Can Make a Game course to learn more.

3. Fruit Ninja

Silly, but satisfying! Fruit Ninja players use samurai swords to slice through pineapples, watermelons, bananas and more. Based on that description, the game sounds trivial, but its true addictive power becomes clear once you start playing. This game is available for mobile devices running either iOS or Android operating system.

Like all the best games, the concept behind Fruit Ninja is simple, but the game’s power lies in its attractive appearance and addictive nature.

4. Minecraft

Minecraft is a game that lets the player be the creator of their own digital world. Originally developed as a desktop Java-based game, Minecraft is now also available for Android and iOS mobile devices. Players can either play in survival mode, where they must compete for resources, or creative mode, where resources are unlimited and players are free to create whatever they want. This flexibility of how to play is one of the features that gives Minecraft its enduring popularity.

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