Mobile gaming has never been as good as it is today, and with better devices hitting the market every few months, things only stand to improve. If you’re looking for a new game to play on your smartphone or tablet, here are some of the best available on mobile right now.
Grand Theft Auto Vice City
Grand Theft Auto Vice City was released back in 2002 for the PlayStation 2. At the time it was one of the best-selling games ever, though it has been surpassed by several of its sequels since.
The game stands out from the others in the franchise with its bright lights, neon colors, and 1980s soundtrack.
Now it’s possible to carry the game with you on your smartphone or tablet and enjoy HD graphics and adapted touchscreen controls. You can also create your radio station, with all the music from your personal music library. Grand Theft Auto Vice City is available on both iOS and Android.
Blackjack is by far the most played card game in the world, beating both poker and Microsoft Solitaire. Its simplicity and almost infinite outcomes make it an exciting game that can be enjoyed for hours.
Traditionally, playing blackjack required you to head to a physical casino, or get a deck of cards to set up your own game at home. However, today, it’s possible to play blackjack and many other classic games at top online casinos. Most offer mobile apps in addition to their websites, meaning you can enjoy it on the go.
Call of Duty: Mobile
If you’re a fan of the Call of Duty franchise, you’ll love what Call of Duty: Mobile has to offer. It packs in many of the best maps from previous games, including Crash, Nuketown, and Crossfire. You’ll also find all the multiplayer modes from the PC and console games, including Domination, Deathmatch, and Search and Destroy.
There is no single-player campaign mode, only multiplayer, though there’s plenty of options to keep you entertained for hours. Just like other popular shoot ‘em up games released on mobile devices in recent years, Call of Duty: Mobile also includes a battle royale mode, besides its more traditional multiplayer modes.
The game is free-to-play, meaning you can download, install, and play it for free. However, you can pay for optional in-game items, such as weapons skills and extra kill-streak perks.
Despite these micro-transactions, you can still enjoy the game and progress organically, as Activision has been careful to avoid a “pay to win” model.
The indie game developer Dinosaur Polo Club has released several popular titles in recent years. One of its most successful was Mini Metro, a puzzle game that is themed around mass transit networks.
Its follow up title is Mini Motorways, a puzzle game that requires you to build an ever-expanding road network to help get cars to their destinations.
You connect different colored houses to the shopping malls of the corresponding color, trying to avoid the congestion that can cripple your network.
The game randomly spawns more and more buildings until your road system becomes chaotic and unmanageable. Once this happens, the car parks of these buildings will become full, and the game will end.
Unlike other transport-themed games like Sim City and Transport Tycoon, you don’t need to trouble yourself with things like profit, customer satisfaction, or getting planning approval from the local council. Your focus is solely on network efficiency.
It’s a fun puzzle and challenging to try to solve, as you’re given a finite number of road pieces, and need to navigate mountains and rivers that can create bottlenecks.
Mini Motorways is currently only available through Apple Arcade.