The best smartphone games (Android and iOS)
If there’s one thing that the mobile platform is full of, it’s great casual games: Angry Birds, Cut the Rope and Candy Crush, just to name a few. They can be extremely addictive and fun, but if you are a gamer, you must have looked at your screen and thought «you have nothing to play ...».
That’s because there is a lack of RPG games , Racing, Action, anything that is not casual!
Well, in fact there is no shortage. They just aren’t that famous. We made here a tip of ten games for the mobile platform that should not have anything for the PC or consoles in terms of gameplay and complexity.
1- Bastion (iOS)
App Store : $ 4.99
Bastion is an indie action game released for the PC in 2011 and adapted for iOS in 2012. It tells the story of «the Kid», a young man who survives a kind of apocalypse — «the Calamity», or Calamidade — that he killed everyone in his city, Caelondia, in addition to fragmenting most of his structures.
During the game, you are given the task of rebuilding the Bastion, a kind of platform where everyone should go in case of an emergency. The only other Caelondian to survive, however, was Rucks — who is the narrator of the game — and he instructs «the Kid» on his mission. Throughout history, you have also known Zulf and Zia, two members of the Ura people — enemies of Caelondia — who lived in the city.
With beautiful scenery, soundtrack and narrative, a captivating story and, best of all, a great adaptation for the touch controls, Bastion is certainly one of the best games we have today for iOS.
2 — Avadon: The Black Fortress (iOS and Android)
App Store: $ 9.99Google Play: $ 22.34
Avadon: The Black Fortress is another game that has been adapted from the PC to the mobile platform. With old-fashioned graphics and sound effects, it is an RPG in the most classic style: at the beginning of the game you choose a class, create a character and, throughout history, go on fulfilling missions given by Avadon’s leaders — a fort dominated by the «Pact» , one of the two warring factions on the Lynaeus continent.
The graphic reminds a lot of RPGs from the 1990s and early 2000s, such as Ultima Online, Diablo II and Baldur’s Gate
Avadon: The Black Fortress is a game for old-schoolers. It focuses mainly on the history and choices of the player, who is often placed in «gray» moral dilemmas, which go beyond right and wrong. If you remember Baldur’s Gate 2 as one of the best games of your life, rest easy with Avadon, which will probably be your taste.
3 — Hearthstone (iOS)
App Store : Free
Hearthstone , Blizzard’s latest release , is a card game based on the world of Warcraft that was recently adapted for the iPad (an Android version should come soon). The game is very fun, quick to learn, and has become very popular lately — it’s even creating a professional scene.
The system is simple: you create a deck based on a class (Paladin, Shaman, Druid, Cleric, Rogue, Warlock, Warrior or Hunter), with the cards available in your account. You start with the basic cards, and then you can buy new ones for cash or use the in-game coins, which are given when completing daily missions. Then, just fight other players, with the goal of reducing your life to 0.
It is a simple, humorous and fun card game. Also, if you are a World of Warcraft player, you get a free mount after winning three games. Worth a try!
4 — Heroes of Order and Chaos (iOS and Android)
App Store : FreeGoogle Play : Free
Heroes of Order and Chaos is the first MOBA made specifically for mobile. It does not have a PC version, which makes it entirely native to that platform.
In terms of resources he is not very innovative, following the same formula of successes as League of Legends and DotA : two teams with different characters face each other in an arena with the aim of destroying the enemy base. With the initial download, which is free, you gain access to three heroes to use in matches, needing to spend money to unlock the others.
Heroes of Order and Chaos is a great example of portability for mobile, with controls very well adapted for the touchscreen. The graphics and gameplay do not disappoint compared to competitors on the PC, and with a larger player base it can certainly become a powerhouse among MOBAs.
5 — Chaos Rings (iOS and Android)
App Store : $ 7.99Google Play : $ 17.35
The Square Enix embraced mobile with everything: released versions of some of the best classic for smartphone and tablet, including several titles in the series Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger — in the Japanese store, have including versions of Kingdom Hearts and Dragon Quest , which have not yet reached around here — as well as exclusives like Symphonica and, of course, Chaos Rings .
We highlighted Chaos Rings in this article first because, unlike most Square games for mobile, it is exclusive to this platform. Second, because it is an RPG in the best Japanese style.
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