The top 10 games for the BlackBerry Q10

Q10 Games
By James Richardson on 20 Mar 2014 02:06 pm EDT

It was the recent how do you use your BlackBerry 10 home screen post we featured recently that lead me to think of this one. Adam published screen shots of the apps we use the most and mine was the odd one out as the rest of the team are rocking the Z30 where I still use the Q10 as my main device. 

I'm sure I've mentioned this before but the main reasons for me sticking with the Q10 (although I have a Z30 also) is the physical keyboard, device size and great battery life which is removable. Anyway, I digress, so back to business.

There's a load more games available for the all-touch BlackBerry 10 devices but if you're a Q10 user and your primary use of your smartphone is business you may be surprised to hear that there are a ton of amazing games available for the Q10 as well as all other BB10 handsets. 

The following list could go on and on so I'm going to keep my selection to my top ten. 

Let the games begin....


Beach Buggy Blitz

Beach Buggy Blitz has been around for BlackBerry 10 pretty much since day one. When we first went hands on with it we were using the BlackBerry Z10 but once the Q10 rolled out the game was soon made available for hardware keyboard users. With options for either touch or tilt controls the game sees you driving your buggy around a selection of beaches, collecting coins along the way. 

I have to say that the gaming experience is just as good on the Q10 as it is on the all-touch BlackBerry 10 devices. 

More information/Download Beach Buggy Blitz for BlackBerry 10


Riptide GP

Coincidentally, Riptide GP comes from the same developers as Beach Buggy Blitz and is another beauty that has been around for over a year now. Once again, when we first featured the game it was on the Z10 as that was the only BB10 handset available, but like Beach Buggy Blitz the transition to the Q10 was a smooth one. 

If you fancy some action packed jet ski racing, with glorious graphics this one will be right up your street. 

More information/Download Riptide GP for BlackBerry 10



Platform time and Eyebert is the perfect example of how great platform style gaming can be on BlackBerry 10. You control Eyebert and his trusty companion Faebie (who follows him) as you navigate the perils of each level, collecting gems and spheres along the way to not only earn you points, but also to unlock further bonus levels. It's a little gem this one and free to download. If you have a Q10 I'd urge you to give Eyebert a go. 

You can check out our hands on video with the game here. 

More information/Download Eyebert for BlackBerry 10


Stick Tennis

Stick tennis has been a firm favorite of mine since it graced us with its presence in early 2013. Another superb game that's free, it offers a bunch of different tennis match options and although game play can take a little getting used to it's well worth persisting. You do get a tutorial at the start, but like many games - practice makes perfect. 

All controls are gesture based and with sweet graphics and realistic sound effects it makes for an all round beauty of a game. 

More information/Download Stick tennis for BlackBerry 10


10 Pin Shuffle Bowling

Another classic that's been around on BlackBerry 10 for over a year now, but one that's stayed firmly on my device. 

But you don't just get one game with 10 Pin Shuffle - there are three within the game. First up is standard bowling, which is my favorite. Rather than using a traditional bowling ball a kind of puck is used - similar to in Ice Hockey. This adds a nice twist to the game and sliding it towards to skittles just feels good.

There is also an alternative version of bowling called Five Card Draw Poker. I don't know how to play poker so I won't try and explain or understand the scoring system but if you do know how to play it should be fun. And finally is Shuffleboard which apparently is a game played in bars. You need to slide your puck as close to the edge of the table as possible to score maximum points.

Either way it's a great game and runs perfectly on the BlackBerry Q10

More information/Download 10 Pin Shuffle Bowling for BlackBerry 10


Real Racing 3

I'll be honest and say that playing Real Racing 3 isn't nearly as good as on all-touch BlackBerry 10 devices just due to the screen size and dimensions. However, if you own the Q10 and want the ultimate racing game this is is certainly it. 

The game is highly addictive I must warn you, but that's a good thing right? It's a big file - at over a GB in size so make sure you have plenty of space on your Q10. It's well worth it though - and free to download. 

More information/Real Racing 3 for BlackBerry 10


Chain Dots

Puzzle time and Chain Dots is the perfect way to kill a few minutes. Once you start Chain Dots you are presented with a grid of colored dots and its just a case of drawing a line between adjoining ones that are of the same color. This can be done in any direction and in reality there are no limits in terms of how many dots you may get in the chain. The longer the chain - the more points you earn and its all about how high you can score in 60 seconds.​ With beautiful colors and the challenge of being up against the clock Chain Dots offers great value at $0.99 in my opinion. 

More information/Download Chain Dots for BlackBerry 10


Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Despicable Me: Minion Rush is perfect for both children and adults. The aim of the game is simple. You run through Gru's lab or residential area collecting bananas while avoiding obstacles. Every now and then you'll have to face villains, such as Vector or the girl scout who had cookie's stolen from her (from the movie). At the same time, there are other Minions pitted in many places during your run. Try and knock them off the track and be despicable to them in order to increase your multiplier level.

With the addition of small missions too what's not to like? The game is free - so go and give it a go if you haven't already. 

More information/Download Despicable Me: Minion Rush for BlackBerry 10


Dark Nebular: Episode One

This one's a labyrinth style game where you use the tilt controls on your BlackBerry to guide your orb/disc through each level, collecting capsules along the way. It's not as easy as it sounds though but it is a whole bunch of fun.​

Features of the game include:

  • 11 action-packed levels Leap over obstacles
  • Slide past lasers
  • Unlock doors Collect capsules to earn a gold star for each level
  • Explore the reaches of space in sharp detail

More information/Download Nark Nebular: Episode One for BlackBerry 10


Cut the Rope Experiments

If you managed to get hooked with the original Cut the Rope then you'll certainly want to hit up the sequel - Cut the Rope Experiments. After huge success on other platforms us BlackBerry 10 users got a slice of the pie and the game is just as good on the Q10 as on the likes of the Z10 and Z30. 

There's literally hours of fun to be had here and for a couple of bucks I have to say it's money well worth spending if this style of puzzle game is your thing. 

Key features of the game include:

  • 7 level packs with 175 levels
  • Innovative physics gameplay
  • Adorable character
  • Outstanding graphics
  • Om Nom animation shorts
  • Superpowers
  • Constant free updates with new levels and animations

More information/Download Cut the Rope Experiments for BlackBerry 10


Game Over!

There you have it - my top 10 games on the BlackBerry Q10. I'm sure many of you will have your own preferences and if you do feel free to sound off in the comments, but for new customers picking up the Q10 these 10 games are well worth checking out. Enjoy

Reader comments

The top 10 games for the BlackBerry Q10


I prefer stick tennis on my playbook cause the upswipe sometimes minimizes the app on the Q10 if you're not careful enough. Aside from that i like:
- Super Hexagon
- Anomaly Korea
- Math Marathon

The Anomaly games are so cool and also just look impressive. Recently finished the first, and will start the Korea one soon.

Posted via CB10 from my Z30

Yeah I would recommend Kiwi Wonder over Eyebert personally. Same dev: Funkoi.

Posted via CB10 from my Z30

Looks interesting. Appears very reminiscent of original Legend of Zelda from the screenshots.

Posted via CB10 from my Z30

The Q10 is such a slick device. Fairly good games, LTE, magnificent keyboard, fair battery life, you can't complain really, except for the NHL Gamecenter Live app that doesn't stream live games anymore. I had to use the Android version of it.

Posted via CB10

Riptide GP is still one of the best racers across all mobile devices (even non-bb).

The physics in the racing is awesome. 5/5.

Posted via CB10

I want a Z30 so bad but i know I'm gonna miss my Q10 :/. Game on.

Qyped on the most Qefficient device in the Quniverse..

What about "this games is so ugly"? The Q10 has a decent display with a respectable pixel density.

Posted via CB10 from my Z30

I'm not much of a gamer, but Biterator is pretty cool once you get through the first few levels.

Posted via CB10

I have a Q10 and I think we should really get the word out to developers to make use of the physical keyboard for games. It would so sweet to play Beach Buggy Blitz with keyboard controls to make full use of the smaller screen!

Posted via CB10 on Q10

I agree. While it is wonderful to see great games on the Q10 despite the perceived lack of screen real estate, it would balance the scales with the full touch devices if the game developers improved game play by incorporating the keyboard and shortcuts.

Posted via a physical keyboard on a Q10.

I rather see double typing issue fixed than peddling useless games.

We paid 800$ for keyboard not stupid games.

Mine's also becoming more frequent...what a bummer...never ever had double typing issues on any of my bbos devices...

Posted via CB10

How is this even a relevant comment? The issue is important to be fixed, 100% agree there. But if CB didn't write this article, and/or less game devs released their third party apps into BB World, would that fix your issue?

(A: No.)

Posted via CB10 from my Z30

Q10 user for all the same reasons James, I like a few of the featured games but as of now Pac-Man and Texas Hold em' are my go to games.

 BlackBerry Q10  KEEP THE FAITH

Me too! It has become a habit to play fame or two of RR3 before going to sleep...

Posted via CB10

This is a good list of games for the keyboard lovers.. Who knows, there might even be a part 2 of top games for the Q10??

Yep, posted usin' mah Que10!!

Some of them said unavailable for your device!!!

Why is that??

I have a Q10!!

10.2.1 perhaps?

Still on 10.1 perhaps?

Posted via CB10

Dark Nebular showing not available on your device. When I search for it, a different one comes up as "dark Nebula" and costs $1.99.

Posted via CB10

Dark Nebula is not available for my Q10, it says so in the store. Does anyone know why?

Posted via CB10

What about a game that was actually made for the Q10's keyboard?? "Typeasaurus" was made by a friend of mine here in Vancouver,BC to test your typing skills. Excellent word game. It's not free but at least doesn't bug you to "buy coins" during your game

The Q10 is worthy of more attention and more apps and games. I love mine. Definitely the most underrated tech product of 2013. At least it's getting a revival here on CB!

I used my Q10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

Q10 owner and not much of a game enthusiast, but I do have a few installed just to keep my son occupied when we're out at a restaurant or similar. Thanks James.

Eyebert is my favorite i can use the S and the K keys to jump and shoot :) on my Q10

Qyped on the most Qefficient device in the Quniverse..