The Best Mobile Gaming Apps
With the ever-increasing popularity of smartphones, the integration of gaming into the mobile world was inevitable. And as of current day, there is an array of mobile gaming apps, ranging from original creations for Apple and Samsung platforms to adaptations from classic console games and like us, you are probably thinking what is the best gaming app?
In this blog, we take a look at some of the best console to mobile gaming adaptions, looking at a selection of both paid and free mobile games and giving you some positives and negatives about each gaming app helping you decide which mobile gaming app is your best option!
Call Of Duty: Mobile:
Released in October 2019, one of the largest mobile game launches in history hit app stores. The first-person shooter game, Call Of Duty: Mobile. The game was a huge success with fans, following the same storyline and gameplay as the original console game. Although the app had the same gameplay, there were some added features included to give the mobile game a unique feel. One of the main ones included a multiplayer option and the option to play the game in two different modes. These modes were Classic Call Of Duty and Games Mode.
Call Of Duty: Mobile is available on Android and iOS for free.
- Easier to play than console game.
- Simple enough for beginners to pick up on.
- Multiplayer options on mobile.
- Not enough maps compared to console.
- Frequent ads when playing.
After its huge success as a console game, it was inevitable that Fortnite would eventually become a mobile gaming app. Released in September 2017, a couple months after the official console release, Fortnite was made free to download on iOS and Android where it took the mobile gaming industry by storm. Since its release, the mobile game has made over $1 billion in mobile revenue, with Fortnite fans loving the apps frequent updates and new added features, plus the better advantage players can get using the touchscreen.
- Auto pick up option.
- Auto door opening motion.
- Poor graphic quality compared to console.
Final Fantasy IX:
Final Fantasy IX, also known as ff9, was released on the app store in February 2016, much to the delight of many Final Fantasy fans. The mobile game received lots of positive attention, with players loving the games improved visuals with much higher definition, and the characters appearing much sharper, defined and fresher.
Final Fantasy IX is available for free on iOS and Android.
- Graphics are more defined.
- Graphics are sharper on touchscreen.
- Harder to play on a smaller screen.
- Easier to play with a gaming controller.
Sonic The Hedgehog:
Sonic has been a fan favourite amongst gamers for years, with the first official mobile game version of Sonic being released in 2004. Since then, there has been many other adaptions and sequels to the popular game which are also on mobile. In one of the more recent Sonic games, players can enjoy the classic original gaming visuals and layout, with all aspects of the original game remaining the same, just on mobile.
Something unique that was added to the recent Sonic mobile games was the ability to view the game in 2 ways, Full Screen and Arcade Mode.
- Same graphics as original gaming.
- Same characters and gameplay.
- Controls aren’t as precise as on console.
- Few technical faults.
Doom, the popular shooter game from the 90s, was given a fresh start in 2021 when the gaming app ‘Mighty Doom’ was released. Originally launching in 2021, then officially becoming available in March 2023, this game is available on iOS and Android and is free.
- New battle challenges.
- Can gain new skills, loot gear and upgrade weapons.
- Touchscreen controls aren’t precise.
- Touchscreen can make it more difficult fighting bosses later on in the game.
Since its mobile release in 2013, Terraria sold over 1 million units within its first 3 weeks in China. The game is similar to the original console gameplay with some extra added features and ‘roguelike and creative’ elements. When initially released, fans mentioned that the game was simpler to play on smartphone, which gave the game further success.
Terraria is available on Android and iOS.
- Entertaining and easy to play.
- New updated features.
- App isn’t free, small price.
- Couple bugs within the game.
ARK: Survival Evolved:
Our final suggestion for our top choices of mobile gaming apps is ARK: Survival Evolved, which was released in June 2018 on iOS and Android. Since its release, over 10 million instalments of the game have been downloaded with players enjoying the games detailed survival gameplay, impressive visuals, and simple functionality on a smartphone.
- Slightly different gameplay difficulty levels – slightly harder.
- Landscapes are different.
- Game can lag sometimes.
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