Smaller versions of console and PC games being released on mobile is the new ‘big thing’ in the gaming world. It gets the word out (because mobile is cheaper to play and easier to access), and people can game on the move — this is especially important for PC gamers who, by definition, tend to be tied to their massive rig in order to game.
Okay, we know not all PC gamers will inherently approve of mobile versions of their favourite games, but you cannot argue that the industry is taking a turn for the better — gone are the days of Snake (okay, Snake was brilliant and entertaining) being the mobile gaming yardstick. Now we have more than a few cross-platform titles featuring great graphics, which many smartphones have the capacity to handle.
Developers are going above and beyond, trying to make gameplay as accessible and basic as possible for these adaptations — you don’t have a controller or a mouse anymore (well, you can have one), but you do have a highly responsive touch screen at your fingertips, an effective interface if you know how best to use it.
Over the past few years, we have seen high-end mobile adaptations of favourites like XCOM: Enemy Within, Baldur’s Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Although these are currently in our mobile game arsenal, we wanted to focus on the best mobile games right now. Like, right, right now. Go and download the following games immediately!