The explosive development of smartphones in the past decade has created a sublimation momentum for the gaming field in general and mobile games in particular. Today, the game store for mobile platforms has become more diverse, improved in both quantity and quality, with many notable names that are not inferior to the blockbuster series on PC. other console devices.
Here are the hottest games for Android so far. And iOS fans shouldn’t be too jealous, because we’ll have a similar article for Apple’s operating system in the near future.
Note, the article below is for listing purposes only, not for ranking purposes.
Call of Duty: Mobile (free)
Call of Duty: Mobile was once rated as one of the best Android games of 2019 on many major websites. Since its launch, with the popularity and success of the Call of Duty franchise, this mobile version has soon scored in the eyes of both professionals and gamers.
Call of Duty: Mobile offers 2 modes, casual PvP and battle royale – a survival arena between 100 players, a competitive mode that has been very popular in the past few years. That makes this game both able to compete with names like PUBG Mobile, and at the same time be classified in the list of casual PvP shooting games like Critical Ops or Modern Combat. Saying it’s a shooter, there are actually a lot of things that gamers can do in Call of Duty: Mobile.
This game is released for free, with many options for in-app purchases, mainly decorations and skins.
Genshin Impact (free)
Genshin Impact is an RPG game with a gacha mechanism, which gamers often call a “dignity” mechanism. It would be a big mistake not to mention this name at the present time. As soon as it was released, Genshin Impact made a strong impression thanks to its beautiful, outstanding graphics and quite attractive gameplay. Although initially considered a clone of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, gradually, Genshin Impact has shown its charm and has its own place in the gaming community.
This game has an attractive “calling guild” system, and players can summon new characters through the same mechanism as gacha. However, that is not too big of a problem, because the gameplay, graphics, plus a completely open world, have made Genshin Impact completely different from other names in the same genre. Unless it’s the development team that is unfortunately “in the drama”, it’s not surprising that this game will continue to storm for a long time to come.
GRID Autosport ($9.99)
Launched in 2019, GRID Autosport has immediately become one of the best and most popular racing games on Android. This is a premium game, no in-app purchases, no ads – a huge plus in today’s mobile gaming world.
League of Legends: Wild Rift (free)
League of Legends: Wild Rift is a 5-vs-5 MOBA game, and also the most prominent game in the mobile game market, which is already too crowded with the MOBA genre today. The development team of League of Legends: Wild Rift pays great attention to the balance in the game to avoid the “pay to win” situation. Each match will last about 15-20 minutes, and success or failure is entirely up to the skill of the player.
Of course, this equilibrium can’t be considered perfect, because some of the “team building” ways of a team can make you feel so inhibited that you want to “smash the machine”. But to be fair, it’s not entirely the developer’s fault. And if you’ve loved League of Legends, it’s probably hard for you to ignore this game.
Legends of Runeterra (free)
Legends of Runeterra is a relatively new game on this list, with a gameplay and scale relatively similar to names like Hearthstone. During the game, gamers will collect cards and generals, then build a deck according to their own preferences and tactics. Then they can fight each other online.
This game includes 24 generals, many different cards with meticulously designed and beautiful images by “big hands” artists in the world. Of course, Hearthstone has long been the master of this game genre. However, if you want to experience something new, then Legends of Runeterra will be an option worth considering.
Levelhead is a new platform game from Butterscotch Shenanigans, the developers of Crashlands. This game owns 90 levels, with surprisingly sophisticated control mechanics, along with a pretty funny, pleasant vibe. In addition, players can also build their own levels and share online for other gamers to experience.
Minecraft ($6.99, with optional in-app purchases)
No need to introduce too much, Minecraft is already a familiar name in the gaming community. You will still be transported into a large open world where you can gather materials, mine minerals, build houses, fight monsters, and basically do whatever you want. Minecraft can be considered as one of the best survival games, the most multiplayer today, on any platform.
Monument Valley 1 & 2 ($3.99 + $1.99/4.99 USD)
Monument Valley is also a pretty famous franchise in the mobile game industry, with engaging puzzle gameplay, light, beautiful images and soothing music. Basically, parts 1 and 2 have identical mechanics, only different in the game screen. Part 1 costs $3.99, with an optional $1.99 in-app purchase for the Forgotten Shores DLC. The next version of the game is currently priced at 4.99 USD.
Nintendo owns a lot of games for the Android platform with different prices. In it there are many notable names such as Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes or Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. In addition, it is impossible not to mention Mario Kart Tour, the second largest mobile game of all time, just behind Call of Duty: Mobile.
Pokemon Go (free)
Since its launch in July 2016, Pokemon Go has become a huge hit worldwide and immediately entered the list of the best Android games of all time. Using AR technology, the game forces players to move in real time to be able to catch Pokemon in the area where they live. In addition, they can also challenge the club (gym) or do side quests to earn items to level up Pokemon.
PUBG: New State (free)
PUBG: New State is one of the games with the most impressive launch, with more than 10 million downloads in the first month. This, in part, can be considered a sequel to PUBG: Mobile, with many new mechanics such as dodging attacks, better graphics, and more vehicles.
PUBG: New State is set 10 years after PUBG: Mobile, but the concept remains the same as its predecessor: 100 players will parachute into an enclosed area and fight until only 1 person remains. the only one left alive.
Sky: Children of Light (free)
Sky: Children of Light is an adventure game released in 2020 and is worth experiencing on Android. This game includes 7 different worlds for you to explore, along with many options for character shaping, beautiful graphics, and most notably the ability to interact with other players. without texting or turning on the mic.
Square Enix games
Square Enix is one of the few big-name developers that has really taken mobile games seriously since day one, and they also have some of the best Android games available today. Fans of the classic JRPG genre can experience Final Fantasy I through IX, the seven Dragon Quest versions, and many other older console ports. In addition, wea also has free role-playing games like Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, NieR Re [in] carnation and DQ Dai: A Hero’s Bond.
Stardew Valley ($7.99)
Stardew Valley can be considered as one of the most successful games of 2019, and also one of the best mobile games today. This is a combination of the farm simulator genre with a bit of RPG elements. Players can grow crops, fish as well as interact with many of the people in their town, even getting married and starting a family. The graphics of Stardew Valley are quite simple, but the content inside the game is extremely diverse and can consume your hours every day.
The Room game series ($0.99 – $4.99/copy)
The Room is a series of 4 puzzle games. This is one of the pioneers to bring the puzzle game array to the mobile platform in a “very and certain” way. These games will put players in closed rooms, providing them with many strange objects and clues. And their task is to decode them to find a way out.
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