Playing games on your mobile device is now easier than ever with the range of phones and tablets available and a rising number of apps available exclusively for mobile. Maybe you prefer the feel of a controller in your hand as you challenge yourself to a game on your good old gaming console. What if you could have that same incredible experience but on your mobile device? After all, the console market is shrinking. The mobile games listed below could easily give console games a run for their money.
Real Racing 3
If you’re into racing games, it may seem like the PlayStation or Wii is the only way to go. However, the Real Racing franchise, available from Electronic Arts for iOS, Android, Nvidia Shield, and BlackBerry 10 devices, gives virtual racers a whole new experience. This award-winning franchise uses real car models and tracks around the world to give the game an authentic feel.
The app also allows you to race against real players around the world, and the way you use your tablet as a steering wheel makes everything seem more realistic. With high-quality graphics that will make you feel like you’re on a real racetrack, you might be more comfortable in this mobile reality than with a console controller in your hands.
This app is best displayed on a tablet with high resolution and 4G capability. Whether you’re an Android or Apple lover, try a Google Nexus 6 as a gaming device. Try it on T-Mobile’s service; the carrier offers no-contract service plans and some free 4G LTE service, so you won’t have to worry about using all your data while accessing apps and games
Created exclusively for iOS, Horn has earned incredible reviews since its release in 2012. IGN calls Horn “this year’s most impressive iOS game.” AOL said, “Horn is a testament to what is possible on mobile.” And Gamezebo called Horn “a mobile masterpiece.” Everyeye.it even said, “It will satisfy those looking for a ‘console style’ title in portable devices.” Jump into a fantasy world where you go on quests and take on rich adventures, all with fantastic graphics that will really make you feel like you’re a part of the game.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout
While similar to traditional console FPS games, this 2014 game is only available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, and Windows 8.1 systems. Still, its gameplay can easily go head-to-head with console FPS games like Call of Duty. Although you’re on a mobile device, you can still perform the same functions as you would with a traditional controller, such as crouching, sprinting, aiming, throwing grenades, etc. The graphics provide a more realistic feel, and critics have consistently given the game favorable reviews.
Each installment of the Infinity Blade series is an action role-playing game available exclusively on iOS. With numerous awards under its belt, Infinity Blade II claims the title of 2011 IGN “Mobile Game of the Year,” 2012 AIAS “Mobile Game of the Year,” and Winner of the IMGA “Excellence in Gameplay” and “Grand Prix” Awards. The third installment earned an Editor’s Choice award from the iTunes store. In the first four days of the game’s release, it earned $1.6 million. Explore a world where you engage in missions and battle against your opponents. Perhaps one of its most notable features is the game’s amazing graphics, which critics have compared positively to console games.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8: Airborne is another racing game that gives console games a run for their money. This 2013 title is available on iOS, Android, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and BlackBerry 10 platforms. The game uses “Tilt to Steer” controls, so your device acts as a steering wheel, putting you even closer to the gameplay. What about the graphics? Gizmag named Asphalt 8: Airborne one of the top five mobile games with the best graphics.
Touch Arcade, which gave the game a 5/5 star rating, says, “The iOS platform has quietly become a haven for great racers, and Asphalt 8 looks to be leading the pack right now.” Choose from 56 high-performance, luxury dream cars, and then hit the tracks and ramps where you can perform wild stunts. Even enjoy multiplayer mode. Best of all, this game is available for free!