A look at some of the best smartphone games worth downloading right now
As well as watching the latest movie releases and popular television shows, smartphone gaming is the go-to entertainment option for people in 2021. With the advancements made in our miniature handheld devices has come a vastly improved gaming experience. As a result of this, smartphone gaming has shown massive growth.
Games developers are even taking the time to release the console versions of games simultaneously with the smartphone versions of specific releases, highlighting once again the dramatic improvements made in mobile gaming. The fact we can now sample console-quality titles is a huge breakthrough in itself also, largely possible due to the power and sophistication a modern-day mobile phone can offer. The sheer amount of titles available for download on both iOS and Android can be overwhelming for the average gamer, though.
These releases accompany popular websites which offer a selection of games suitable for smartphone gaming too, be it sites like MiniClip where you can access a range of free titles or even space-themed releases available at casino.com like Cosmic Disco, which is particularly popular with casino gamers at the moment thanks to its fun cartoon-style design and colourful feel. Put simply, smartphone gamers are most definitely spoiled for choice. We’re focussing on the best of the best here, though, with a look at some of the most popular mobile games right now.
One of the biggest smartphone games ever released, Among Us has been winning over family and friends for a while now. A simple but highly amusing title to play, the aim of the game is to catch the killer on a spaceship. After each round, players vote on who they think the guilty party is. You also have the option of playing the killer yourself in what is one of the most popular games of the last year or so.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, you’ll be fully aware of Pokemon Go and its augmented reality offering. Despite being around since 2016, the game still has a dedicated and loyal community of players behind it. As you venture outdoors, you can not only catch Pokemon to fill up your Pokedex, but also take down gyms, battle against fellow trainers, complete various quests, and a whole lot more.
Fortnite Battle Royale
A free-to-play battle royale game, Fortnite is now available to play on a mobile phone. Developed and published by Epic Games, the aim of the game is fairly simple, although achieving success can be tough. A survival release where up to 100 players fight to the death, can you be the last man standing? Strategic thinking will certainly help you get there, so too will some beastly weapons and a bit of luck along the way.
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A mobile-first battle royale release, Brawl Stars serves up bundles of chaotic fun. Playing in a 3v3 style combat, you can unlock and upgrade different characters, complete a variety of entertaining quests, collect helpful items and earn power-ups, gather skins, and explore a variety of new locations. You certainly won’t get bored playing Brawl Stars.
Endless runners are in high demand at the moment, and Subway Surfers is probably the best of the lot. As you ride on your skateboard through a metro station, you have to avoid being captured by security. Riding along at pace, you can collect coins, power-ups, and a whole lot more, while also hoping to avoid oncoming trains and plenty of obstacles.
Other options include Toon Blast, Minecraft, Mario Kart Tour, and Genshin Impact.
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