It seems in today’s day and age a mobile is no longer a device simply to make a phone call. And why should it when you can play games on it. Why open up your iPhone to give someone a call on your commute home when you can head straight to the App Store?
Mobile gaming has become a huge industry – set to be worth over $100 billion by 2017 – and devices have become the best friends of the most dedicated gamers. But with new releases every day, it’s a little difficult to know where to start.
Well luckily, there’s a list for you to experience the finest games in mobile. And even luckier for you, it sits right below…
Join Struggling Salesman Barry – Jetpack Joyride
Barry Steakfries is one lucky man in Jetpack Joyride. Stumbling upon a jetpack in a secret jetpack laboratory, you must guide him through a series of levels reminiscent of Mario in what is a fun, simple, and highly addictive game.
Given four stars by the likes of PocketGamer and even picking up best Action/Arcade Game, you must get as far away as you can without dying – and the likelihood is you will. It’s a fun and colourful game that transports you back to the days of the Sega Megadrive, perfect for the five minute commute or a heavy wait in a departure lounge.
Asphalt 8: Airborne – Fastest Cars On The Planet!
It’s sat in the top charts for some time now, and continues to be a favourite for all adrenaline junkies. Racing through the streets of Barcelona, Tokyo, and London, it’s fast-paced and a racer to rival the likes of the PS4 and Xbox One.
Its graphics are certainly reminiscent of console gaming, and includes over 180 events in Career mode. It features some of the quickest cars on the planet including the Lamborghini Veneno, Bugatti Veyron, and Pagani Zonda R, so there really are no excuses for not crossing the line first.
The Walking Dead Experience
Based on the incredible comic book series and now with a huge following of TV, The Walking Dead app is your chance to find yourself right in the heart of the magic. Like the book, and indeed the TV series, the game is critically acclaimed and takes players on a journey through an unforgiving world.
At Comic Con 2014, it was revealed the two seasons available have over 28 million downloads. And it’s certainly worth adding to.
A third season is currently under development, so now’s the chance to catch up on Lee Everett’s challenges ahead of what will be another fantastic game.
Improve Your Aim with Kill Shot
Relatively new to the app stores, Kill Shot has become the talk of gamers in recent weeks due to its high velocity gameplay and sheer addictiveness.
Staring down the scope of a rifle, you must take out dangerous enemies in a series of military attacks. With over 200 missions to complete, with a wide range of weapons, you can help save the world and eliminate evil.
Graphically, it’s as you’d expect for any new game – expert, and the thriller side of the game will keep you on the edge of your seat no matter where you’re playing.