When it comes to the issue of video games, most people focus on AAA games for PC or major consoles, while completely disregarding mobile games. On the other hand, with more and more people becoming inseparable from their phones, this particular form of gaming is not to be trifled with. The same goes from the standpoint of a business, seeing as how mobile games heavily rely on micro-transactions. This means that users aren’t actually required to pay in order to play the game, but they can purchase a competitive edge in various forms, which seems like an incredible alternative (profit-wise). With that in mind, here are top five mobile games you should definitely try out in 2018.
1. Reckless Getaway 2
The first thing you have to understand is the fact that the issue of offline vs. online games might be the single most important question when choosing a mobile game. In fact, having an offline game on your smartphone is a most definite must for all those situations where you’re forced to spend hours in a waiting room without a reliable internet connection. This fun driving game has more levels than its predecessor, yet, even this is a bit of an overkill, seeing as how playing the same map several times still gives you a completely new and unique experience. In other words, it isn’t likely that Reckless Getaway 2 will become boring anytime soon.
2. Faraway 3
For those who want something a bit less intense, yet, more mind boggling, Faraway 3 is probably the game you’re looking for. With so many interesting puzzles set in a simplistic but incredibly immersive Arctic surrounding, this game simply has it all. Although far from simple, this game might also be a great choice for parents who prefer to keep their kids busy during a road trip. After all, there are numerous finds claiming that puzzle games boost kid’s cognitive abilities. Needless to say, those looking for a smartphone alternative, you needn’t look further than Faraway 3.
3. Infinity OPS
Perhaps the most common misconception that PC and console gamers have about mobile games is the fact that they are usually low-definition or low-quality when it comes to graphics. Well, one look at the Infinity OPS is more than enough to debunk this myth for good. The size of this game is somewhere around 450 MB, yet, this is a surprisingly low figure when the quality of the visuals and the size of in-game areas are taken into consideration. Needless to say, this particular game is one of the finest examples of just how easily an FPS genre transfers to mobile devices.
4. Heroes Evolved
It would be outright irresponsible to talk about online mobile video games in 2018 and to avoid adding at least one MOBA game to the list. That being said, Heroes Evolved serves as perhaps the go-to game, which is the main reason why we chose it to include this entire genre in our list. While some may argue that there are games with more stunning visuals or even better gameplay mechanics, the two main pillars of every MOBA game are the dynamic PVP system and balanced characters. Needless to say, Heroes Evolved excels in both of these aspects. To make things even better, like any true MOBA, the in-app purchases mostly revolve around visuals and do not affect the gameplay so heavily as in some other genres.
5. Rules of Survival
At the end of the day, we have one more major genre to discuss, the battle royale. With the stellar rise in popularity of games like PUBG and Fortnite, battle royale quickly found its way to the hearts of mobile gamers, as well. The number of battle royale games available on smartphones and tablets is increasing by the hour, yet, those willing to try a game that encompasses the spirit of the genre the best might want to start with Rules of Survival. This game has both looks and gameplay that closely resemble PUBG, which is already an amazing recommendation. Aside from this, it comes with a control scheme that is fairly beginner-friendly (as much as possible in a mobile third-person shooter game).
In the list above, we did our best to cover five most popular mobile game genres. However, there’s a lot we had to leave out. Strategy games, although not as popular as they once were on this device, are still a vital part of this platform. Same goes for survival and simulation games. Moreover, when it comes to online games, there’s a surprisingly long list of MMOs, you might want to check out. These honorable mentions, nevertheless, deserve a list of their own.