We also recommend our best animal games list if you want something a little less specific to cats.
Cat Alone 1 and 2 (FOR CATS)
Cat Alone 1 and 2 are cat toy games specifically for cats. It works like you expect. The game floats various objects across the screen to entice your cat. That includes a laser pointer type thing, a spider, feathers, a mouse, and a couple of others. It’s otherwise not too complicated. You pick the mode, set the device down, and let your cat go nuts. Cat Alone 2 is the latest in the series, obviously, and it has six game modes for your cat. It’s also entirely free with no in-app purchases. There are ads, though, but they’re not too bad. It’s really up to your cat, but Google Play reviews seem to indicate that cats like this one. The video below looks broken but we assure you, it’s actually a demo of the app.
Cat Playground (FOR CATS)
Cat Playground is another decent game for cats. This one features a couple of different game modes. Cats can chase animals moving across the screen. Additionally, there is a laser pointer mode and a whack-a-mole mode. That’s basically all the game does. However, many people have claimed that their cats love it. It also requires no permissions and it has no advertising. You get the whole thing for a $1.99. That may be a bit pricey but we’re not going to complain because this genre is very thin. It’s an excellent game for cats.
Friskies Cat Fishing 2 (FOR CATS)
Friskies Cat Fishing 2 is a fishing game for cats. It’s a really simple game. Fish surface on the water and then submerge when tapped. It keeps track of your cats score and each round lasts about half a minute. The game also includes three levels with one, two, and three fish at a time in case your cat needs a bigger challenge. It’s entirely free with no in-app purchases or ads. However, it’s also a really old game. It worked on our test devices, but it may not work on yours. Friskies Jitter Bug is also available if your cat prefers bugs over fish. Your mileage may vary with this one because it is so old.
Mouse (FOR CATS)
Yes, this is the classic mouse game. It’s a super simple game. It is literally just a mouse moving around on a white background. The mouse occasionally eats cheese or falls asleep, but that’s basically all it does. That’s it, folks! The app is entirely free with no in-app purchases. There are ads, but a developer has to eat, right? About the only complaint we have is that the mice sounds are a little grating on the nerves. However, most Google Play reviewers seem okay with it for the sake of their cats unless the sound just makes their cats angry. In any case, it’s not bad.
YouTube (FOR CATS)
Price: Free / $12.99 per month
YouTube is actually amazing for cats. We’re not talking about just cat videos for people, but for cats as well. There are a ton of videos out there of mice running around on the screen, animal sounds, and other little things for your cat to play with. Who knew, right? In any case, it takes some searching to find the really good stuff, but it’s all there somewhere. YouTube is a free service with ads. You can go with YouTube Premium for $12.99 per month if you want to remove ads and add some extra features. However, for the sake of cat games, you don’t really need it.
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Price: Free to play
Bubbu is a Tamagotchi style cat game. Players get a cat named Bubbu and take care of it. You can feed, bathe, play with, and dress up your cat in a bunch of different ways. There is also a house designer elements along with 30 mini-games to play with your Bubbu. It’s a fairly simple game and it’s kid friendly. However, the game does have more than a few ads and the free to play elements can be a little aggressive for some folks. In any case, this is a nice little virtual pet game featuring a cat and one of the best in its genre.
Cat Quest (FOR HUMANS)
Cat Quest is an adventure game. You tap the screen to move about, attack enemies, and open treasure chests. You also level up your character, loot dungeons, and complete various side quests. It’s a surprisingly decent little adventure-RPG title with a heavy cat theme. You also get 60 side quests, 60 dungeons, tons of loot, and an open world to explore. It’s not quite as deep as mainstays in the genre like Crashlands or deeply hardcore RPGs like Baldur’s Gate II. However, it’s definitely entertaining enough for fans of cats and RPGs. The game goes for $4.99 with no in-app purchases or ads.
Neko Atsume (FOR HUMANS)
Price: Free / Up to $3.36
Neko Atsume is a delightfully adorable cat game for people. You basically attract cats with food, collect them, and then keep them happy. The challenge comes from obtaining the right items to entice the various felines. You also have a cat book to fill. It’s definitely more of a relaxing time killer than anything that requires your full attention. However, sometimes it’s okay to chill out while playing video games. The base game is completely free with some optional expansions available as in-app purchases. The developer also gives you wallpapers for your phone in the game. We like those little touches.
Super Phantom Cat (FOR HUMNANS)
Price: Free with in-app purchases
Super Phantom Cat is a fun little retro platformer on mobile. You play as a cat on a journey to rescue his sister. You complete levels, avoid obstacles, and get passed bad guys along the way. The game features solid mechanics and controls that are a little more traditional than something like Hooky Crook. There are also hidden Easter eggs, a bunch of levels, and some power-ups to help in the game. This is one of many good cat platformer games. Super Cat Tales 2 is another excellent game with a lot of the same elements. Plus, they’re kid friendly!
Talking Tom games (FOR HUMANS)
Price: Free to play
My Talking Tom games are some of the most popular cat games for people. The original Talking Tom Cat was a simple, goofy simulator. The series quickly evolved into something much more than that. My Talking Tom 1 and 2 are full simulation games while My Talking Angela is also delightful. These games are kid friendly, adorable, and people seem to really enjoy the Talking Tom game series. They are predominately freemium so be sure to be careful if you let your kids play. Like Neko Atsume, these games are relaxing and not very stressful to play. Hit the button to see all of the Talking Tom games!
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