Smartphone games have never been so good. Not only do releases offer more detail and better graphics than ever before, but the smartphones we can use to sample them on are better geared towards gaming, with some devices being specifically designed with gaming in mind. Overall, the smartphone gaming landscape is in healthy shape. Let’s see the best console-quality titles you can play on mobile right now.
Thanks to the continued advancements made in our smartphone devices, console-quality titles being released on miniature handheld mobiles are becoming a common theme. These types of titles add to the all-around offering smartphone gaming already provides, with augmented reality releases like Pokemon Go pulling in the crowds, alongside hugely popular products such as Among Us and casino games where players can play and win real money with the tap of a button. As a result, gaming on a smartphone is appealing to a wider audience and, more specifically, people who perhaps wouldn’t have considered it before. The fact that console-quality titles which have been enjoyed on consoles of old are now accessible on modern-day mobiles is quite remarkable. It illustrates just how powerful the smartphones of today are.
With gamers turning to an array of console-quality releases on mobile at the moment, here is a look at some of the best options for you and your smartphone. All of the games featured are available on android and iOS unless stated otherwise.
Originally on Xbox and PS2, most people forget about Bully when assessing Rockstar’s back catalogue of titles. Available for download from both iTunes and Google Play, this open-world Grand Theft Auto-like title is a blast to play as you ride around on your skateboard and cause havoc. If defeating bullies is your sort of thing and you’re tempted by the prospect of some memorable characters and funny storylines, then Bully is well worth sampling on mobile.
One of the biggest free-to-play games ever, Fortnite and its fun battle royale format is now available on mobile. Dropping you and 99 other players into a massive, stunningly beautiful island to fight to the death using a comprehensive selection of weapons, vehicles and gadgets, it’s a game that will keep you entertained for hours on end.
Football Manager 2021 Touch
With older versions of the game being originally made for PC, the modern version of the Football Manager series has found its way onto mobile. In the case of Football Manager 2021 Touch, it is one of the most popular titles with soccer fans at the moment. Becoming the manager of a football club, you sign the players, pick the team, choose the tactics, interact with the press, conduct meetings with the board, and a whole host of other duties. Should you fail, then you face the sack.
Crazy Taxi Classic
Originally on Sega Dreamcast, Crazy Taxi Classic is available on iTunes and Google Play and provides a great deal of entertainment. Picking up passengers and dropping them off in a cartoony 3D city, the more people you deliver, the better you do. A fast-paced, thrilling release to sample, Crazy Taxi Classic is a truly memorable arcade classic that is a joy to play on a smartphone device.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition
Running around in a world without rules, Minecraft: Pocket Edition is one of the most in-demand releases on mobile at the moment. With a range of new toys, tools and assets to make use of, the game isn’t short on detail as you build and explore. You can enjoy it with family and friends, too.
Other console-quality titles worth experiencing on mobile are The Walking Dead, DOOM, Grand Theft Auto series, and Sonic the Hedgehog.