With so many great mobile games out there, it’s really difficult picking the best – because they’re all unique and have features that stand each game out from the rest. Regardless, when features such as popularity, play base, graphics quality, server quality, and general game mechanics are put to consideration it’s easier to identify the top games.
The following games have been selected and placed randomly, and not in any form of hierarchy.
1. Call Of Duty: Mobile
Call of Duty: Mobile (or CODM) is a free-to-play shooter game developed by TiMi Studio Group and published by Activision for Android and iOS. It was released on 1 October 2019. According to Wikipedia, COD Mobile has seen one of the largest mobile game launches in history, generating over US$480 million with 270 million downloads within a year.
Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.activision.callofduty.shooter
iOS link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/call-of-duty-mobile/id1287282214
2. PUBG Mobile
This is the official PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS designed exclusively for mobile. Play free anywhere, anytime. PUBG MOBILE (or PUBGM) delivers the most intense free-to-play multiplayer action on mobile. Drop in, gear up, and compete. Survive epic 100-player classic battles, payload mode and fast-paced 4v4 team deathmatch and zombie modes. Survival is key and the last one standing wins. When duty calls, fire at will!
Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tencent.ig
iOS link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pubg-mobile-1-5-ignition/id1330123889
Fortnite Battle Royale is a free-to-play battle royale video game developed and published by Epic Games. It is a companion game to Fortnite: Save the World, a cooperative survival game with construction elements.
Fortnite Mobile however, is not compatible with SO MANY Android smartphones. And, in most cases it doesn’t seem to matter if your device meets the set minimum requirements or not.
Fortnite Minimum Requirements
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo or higher (64-bit)
- RAM: 4GB or higher
- GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher
- Storage: 3GB of free onboard storage
Android link: https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/mobile/android/get-started
At the time of writing this, Fornite cannot be installed on Apple iOS devices.
4. Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact is an action role-playing game (RPG) developed and published by miHoYo. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS in September 2020, for PlayStation 5 in April 2021, and, as of August 2021, is planned for future release on Nintendo Switch.
Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.miHoYo.GenshinImpact
iOS link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/genshin-impact/id1517783697
Explore infinite worlds and build everything from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs. Create, explore and survive alone or with friends on your mobile phone or Windows PC.
Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mojang.minecraftpe
iOS link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/minecraft/id479516143
6. Pokemon Go
Pokémon Go is a 2016 augmented reality mobile game developed and published by Niantic in collaboration with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for iOS and Android devices. A part of the Pokémon franchise, the game is the result of a collaboration between Niantic, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company.
Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo
iOS link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pok%C3%A9mon-go/id1094591345
7. Garena Free Fire
Garena Free Fire, also known as Free Fire, is a battle royale game developed by Garena and published by Garena for Android and iOS. It became the most downloaded mobile game globally in 2019. The game received the award for the “Best Popular Vote Game” by the Google Play Store in 2019.
Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dts.freefireth
iOS link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/garena-free-fire-4nniversary/id1300146617
8. GRID Autosport
Ignite your high-speed career as a pro-racer in GRID Autosport, engineered to deliver an irresistible mix of simulation handling and arcade thrills.
Grid Autosport is a racing video game developed by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Linux, iOS, macOS, Nintendo Switch and Android. It is the ninth game in the TOCA series.
Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.feralinteractive.gridas
iOS link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/grid-autosport/id1179421849
9. Legends of Runeterra
Legends of Runeterra is a 2020 digital collectible card game developed and published by Riot Games. Inspired by the physical collectible card game Magic: The Gathering, the developers sought to create a game within the same genre that significantly lowered the barrier to entry.
Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riotgames.legendsofruneterra
iOS link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/legends-of-runeterra/id1480617557
Feel free to add your favourite games to the list.