Let’s face: the arrival of mobile has made life easier for everyone, including life for the gamers. Now it’s possible to play games no matter where we are by just going into the mobile phone and enjoy them just as much, thanks to some excellent design work and development by the manufacturers. This article looks at some of the best games it’s possible to play on mobile.
Call of Duty
Call of Duty has been a huge hit on consoles, so imagine the delight of fans that they can play it on their mobiles, too. Now, imagine how much the makers have magnified their joy by creating a free-to-play version on mobile. The game features a recognisable interface and offers the Battle Royale mode that fans have come to love. This includes the option of a 100-man Battle Royale and, since the game is so popular, a player never has to wait long to take part in one.
Madden NFL Mobile
“Madden NFL,” named after the professional American football coach and commentator, has long been a classic and is into its twentieth version now on standard consoles. Fans will have welcomed the fact it’s now on mobile, too, although they may not be as keen on the fact that you’ve got to go online to play the game. The player can be the head coach and make use of real rosters and real players from years gone by. Since you can customize your team, the game provides real depth for gamers.
Online poker with 888
The world of casino, of course, has also got in on the popularity of mobile gaming and a lot of operators have created apps and adapted games to make it easier for players to enjoy them on the go. The 888 Poker app is available on iOS and Android and offers players Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi Lo, 7 Card Stud and more. You can play cash games and tournaments, including multi-table tournaments, and even strike up deals with other players to split prizes. Messaging features add to the experience on the app.
Dragon Ball Legends
There’s something about Manga that appeals to gamers, and fans will be happy to see they can get a Manga game on their mobiles in the form of “Dragon Ball Legends.” Game play is easy, with the player being able to achieve everything they want to do during the game with one finger and either a tap or a swipe. There’s also a player versus player mode, so you don’t always have to outsmart the game, and the game is available in portrait mode, which makes it much easier to play while you travel.
“Threes” is a refreshing game and is that little bit different. It’s not about swiping like crazy, but instead requires thoughtful strategy while you swipe to add the numbers up and solve the puzzles. Each tile has its own little back story and personality and the game will soon endear itself to you, making the time fly. The game has spawned all kinds of copycat tile games, but this is the one to beat them all and you’ll love having it on your phone.
“Journey” has won awards and has something of a spiritual feel about it. In this original game, you’re a hooded figure on the way to the top of a distant mountain and you can only communicate by using melodic tones. You’ll meet up with another nomad who can also only communicate in this way. The catch is that the nomad will be another human player, which means you can expect all kinds of unpredictable behaviour on the way. You’ll toil through deserts, underwater tombs and snowfields together, leaping and gliding your way to the top of that mountain. “Journey” is relatively straightforward to complete, but nonetheless fun all the same, and the soundtrack also makes it that little bit more enjoyable.
If you’re looking for something different, you’ll find it in “Graveyard Keeper.” Don’t let the morbid-sounding title fool you: this is an enjoyable game to play and has paid a lot of attention to detail. That’s in spite of it being called “the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim game of the year” when it first came out, but the game might not half as fun if it did follow all the facts!
Your job as the graveyard keeper is to build and manage your own cemetery and, just like managing many other facilities, in this one it’s a question of managing costs and staying profitable. You’ll have to raise the rating of the graveyard and provide entertainment (!), this latter something you can do by holding witch burnings and burials. Expect to make some questionable decisions and face some ethical dilemmas.
You can’t help but be grateful for the invention of mobile and to game manufacturers for delivering the opportunity for gamers to play on the go. Sports games, shoot’em ups, puzzles, online casino, management simulation and more…. The mobile gaming world is truly a gamer’s oyster, giving them the variety to game on the go and never get fed up. Each year, there are fantastic titles coming to mobile and gamers can be forgiven for licking their lips already at what 2021 will bring. We’ll just have to wait and see!