Best Upcoming Mobile Games for Android in 2019


Alto’s Odyssey, Asphalt 9: Legends and PUBG Mobile are just a handful of exceptional titles released in 2018 and we anticipate many more to surface during 2019 from world-renowned mobile software developers, like Butterscotch Shenanigans, Gamevil, and Bethesda. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the best upcoming mobile games for Android in several categories, including racing, action, adventure, and more.

Stardew Valley

This popular indie title made its debut on PC during 2016 and was released a year later on PS4 and Xbox One. You basically inherit an old farm from your Grandfather in Stardew Valley and will be required to transform the land into a farm of your dreams. You will have the ability to craft useful machines, grow crops, and raise animals and even mingle with the locals to meet someone and start your own family. The game is already available on iOS devices and will soon appear on Android in 2019.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

This is a brilliant first-person shooter role-playing game where you will become a member of the Blades group and restore your hometown after being forced into exile. You can customize and create your city, discover unique abilities, armour, and weapons and even take on rivals and friends in sensational one-on-one battles. The game was initially scheduled to be released in late 2018, but Bethesda decided to push back the release date to early 2019 for Android and iOS users.

Hamsterdam

Take control of Pimm, an adorable hamster with a daunting quest. Marlo, the evil chinchilla, along with his gang of vermin’s transformed the once lovely city of Hamsterdam into an awful place. They also control the citizens of the city with Marlo Tonic and abducted a former hamster-fu master who is also Pimm’s grandfather. You will need to save your grandfather and restore the city while playing the game. You can customize Pimm with various accessories and outfits, travel across town using a scooter, and much more. The game is expected to be released in March 2019 but a demo version is already available on Android devices.

Bad North

This is basically a strategy game in real time with minimalist and beautiful graphics. You will play the role of a handsome price whose land was invaded by fearsome Vikings. Your quest in the game is to fend off Vikings with the assistance of an army that is in your control. The game is essentially all about the right positioning as you have to place your loyal army in the right destinations across the battlefield to reign victorious. You also need to know when to retreat from the battlefield and when to attack. Once a battle is won, you will receive a brand-new island with a unique layout to fight again. The game is already available on a wide range of consoles, including Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One and will make its appearance on Android Devices in 2019.

 

The Best Multiplayer Mobile Games for 2018


We are addicted to technology and the advancements it has made when it comes to multiplayer games on mobile devices. The variables that mobile developers can’t control, yet still manage to achieve, including what connection is used, where a player is, and so on makes multiplayer game development a truly remarkable technical feat. We, therefore, decided to showcase the technological achievements in multiplayer mobile games by providing the best of the best in our list for 2018.

Best Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Game – Vain Glory

VainGlory, voted as one of the best mobile multiplayer experiences by IGN, is a phenomenal strategy game allowing players to enjoy various battles against other players using a mix of technology and magic. Players can indulge in 3c3 matches to eventually destroy the Vain Crystal and get awarded with their ability and fighting skills to work together as a team. Vain Glory has also managed to become a popular eSports tournament called VainGlory League.

Best MMORPG Mobile Game – Arcane Legend

This game can be considered the introduction game to the MMORPG world. Specifically designed for young players and newcomers, the game offers a simplistic levelling system which means gamers won’t be required to map out a certain class with their game characters. Players can choose from three classes, including sorcerer, rogue, or warrior. Players will also receive their own unique pets that assist with additional perks and keeping you happy.

Best Multiplayer Racing Game – Riptide GP

Riptide GP offers amazing settings, gorgeous graphics, realistic animations, and a wide range of different vehicle customization options and race courses. Combine this with four players local and 8 player online multiplayer modes and you’ve got yourself a truly competitive and extraordinary racing game that is free to play on both iOS and Android devices.

Best Card/Turn Based Mobile Multiplayer Game – Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone is essentially a world-renowned online card duelling game where players will be required to build a deck of fearsome monsters and utilize them to fight against the clock and other online players. Developed by Blizzard, the only development company boasted that Hearthstone reached more than 50 million players in 2016, making it one of the most incredible card duelling games in the world.

Best Mobile RPG Multiplayer Game – Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

Developed by Capcom, the Monster Hunter franchise is a series of role-playing, fantasy-themed video games that began on the PlayStation 2 platform with the original Monster Hunter video game. As the name suggests, players become a hunter in a massive fantasy world and will need to complete various tasks and quests by hunting down specific monsters to either capture or kill. The series managed to branch out into portable PlayStation games and a popular online game in the RPG genre.

Freedom Unite was initially released in 2008 but also surfaced on the Apple App Store in 2014. Featuring more than 700 hours of intense gameplay, gamers can join up to 4 other players to enjoy a vast selection of quests together.

 

The Best Mobile Devices for Gaming in 2019


As mobile gaming continues to expand, its becoming more and more important to ensure you getting the most out of your gaming experience by getting the best possible phone on the market. Most smartphones these days comes with similar features, screen sizes, and camera quality. However, some are specifically designed for gaming and its these phones you need to look for if you consider yourself to be a serious mobile gamer. Thankfully, we did all the hard work for you by evaluating a bunch of gaming smartphones to bring you a list of the best gaming phones on the market in 2019.

Razer Phone 2

• Screen Size – 5.7 inch
• Resolution – 1440 x 2560
• RAM – 8GB
• Storage – 64GB
• Battery – 4000 mAh
• Dimensions – 158.5 x 77.7 x 8mm
• Price – $699.99

The Razor Phone 2 is undoubtably a magnificent phone in terms of gaming. The screen, which does both 120hz refresh rate and HDR is a thing of beauty, enhancing any game you decide to play on it. Although it provides a 16:9 aspect ratio and isn’t edge-less, the quality of the picture certainly makes up for it. Equipped with a lightning-fast Snapdragon 845 processor and Dolby Atmos sound, you can truly enjoy a mobile gaming experience unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Apple iPhone X

• Screen Size – 5.8 inch
• Resolution – 2436 x 1125
• RAM – 3 GB LPDDR4X RAM
• Storage – 64GB/256GB
• Battery – 2716 mAh
• Dimensions – 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm
• Price – $729.99

What makes the iPhone X such a huge contender when it comes to gaming isn’t the Super Retina OLED screen or the incredible Portrait Mode, it’s the phenomenal power of Apple. Whether you want to play a strange indie puzzle game or enjoy the latest spin-off of an Nintendo game, chances are that the App Store will have it first. What’s even more impressive is that all the glitches and bugs would be resolved too and that’s something you won’t find on an Android device.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

• Screen Size – 6.2 inch
• Resolution – 1440 x 2560
• RAM – 6GB
• Storage – 64GB/128GB
• Battery – 3,500 mAh
• Dimensions – 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm
• Price – $634.24

For those that are not interested in the iPhone 8 or the larger-than-life iPhone X will find that the Galaxy S9 Plus is a remarkable alternative. It’s extraordinary Snapdragon 845 processor comes equipped with an overwhelming amount of power, regardless of what you decide to do with the phone. Whether you want to enjoy Fortnite, considered a heavy-resource game, or you want to lose yourself in The Elder Scrolls Legends game, this powerhouse in your pocket can handle everything your heart desires.

Sony Xperia XZ2

• Screen Size – 5.7 inch
• Resolution – 1080 x 2160
• RAM – 4GB
• Storage – 64GB
• Battery – 3,180 mAh
• Dimensions – 153 x 72 x 11.1mm
• Price – $499

If you are looking for quality gaming, you will be more than satisfied with the PlayStation 4 manufacturer, Sony. Equipped with a Snapdragon 845, the new Xperia ZX2 is perfect for gaming thanks to stereo speakers, lightning fast performance and a unique dynamic vibration system.

 

The Future of Mobile Gaming

For most people, the word “gaming” means controllers and consoles long before they start thinking of smartphones. Even a casual gamer will think in the same way, making it quite surprising for most when user statistics and revenue is placed before them. According to several researchers, the global gaming markets, when it comes to smartphones, will surpass console gaming in 2018, making up an incredible 23% of the $109 billion industry to 31% by consoles. By 2020, researchers believe that smartphone gaming will claim 40% of the market, while consoles will only have 25%, allowing mobile gaming to make over $60 billion on its own.

Impact of Mobile Gaming

At the most recent E3 Expo, reporters asked several gamers to comment on the mobile gaming industry, and their responses were very similar. They stated that mobile gaming is quite casual and that its success as a serious platform for serious games will greatly depend on the power and development of smartphones. The low processing power and small screens are the only factors that are currently holding the smartphones back. However, it continues to expand as an industry. The iOS Apple Store managed to generate 75% of revenue through mobile gaming, while people tend to spend more than 40% of their mobile app time on mobile games.

The primary reason for this is that there are loads more casual gamers as oppose to gamers with consoles. When workers have an hour to kill while they are commuting, and have a smartphone in their hands, the uptake of distraction, throwaway, and inexpensive games sky-rocket. Candy Crush Saga is a perfect example of this. Those that do pay for mobile games tend to spend around $25 every month. This might not look that significant at first, but with more than 350 million users, it’s easy to understand why mobile gaming is becoming such a booming success.

The Next Level for Mobile Gaming

For mobile gaming to advance to the next level for serious gamers, it needs to develop technologically and ambitiously. Puzzle games are undoubtedly the most popular type of mobile game at the moment, and the mobile industry will be required to diversify in order to grab their projected audience. Once the mobile devices become more powerful, mobile game designers will stop seeing a distinction between a video game and a mobile game.

Pokemon Go is a prime example as it requires a level of commitment from the player which is much closer to that of console gaming. Another factor that made this game so immensely popular is the fact that its absolutely free which leaves one to wonder if the game would have been so popular if it came with a price tag. At this point, it is quite difficult to imagine a mobile gaming experience that comes close to console gaming. Serious gamers will continue to dismiss gaming on mobile devices due to the screen size and processing power. However, the mobile gaming market continues to grow, and they will eventually figure out a way to get serious gamers too.

 

The Best Mobile Gaming Companies in 2018


From mature markets to fledgling upstarts, the mobile gaming industry has managed to evolve at a rapid pace. In the last couple of years, the mobile gaming segment has become a significant factor in the global digital market and has flooded both the Apple App Store and Google’s Play Store with a wide range of exciting and entertaining mobile games. We decided to take an in-depth look at the mobile gaming companies that have had a major role in the development of these games and listed the best mobile gaming companies of 2018 below:

Supercell

One of the most recognizable and leading mobile gaming companies in the world is undoubtedly Supercell. Established in 2010 and situated in Helsinki, Finland, Supercell experienced astonishing growth in the mobile gaming industry thanks to their extremely popular game releases, including Hay Day and Clash of Clans. In 2017, Supercell made a $1 billion profit and boasts with more than 100 million users monthly. The company is currently worth over $10 billion.

Niantic

This small time gaming company situated in America was once owned by Google and has managed to go from obscurity to one of the leading mobile gaming companies in the world in record time. The company is called Niantic and it made a name for itself when it released the extremely popular Pokémon Go mobile game. With more than 100 million downloads, the game hit its peak in 2016 and the company is set to release a new version of the game based on Harry Potter.

NetEase

One of the top-rated mobile and online gaming companies in China is NetEase. The company is best known for its distribution of Blizzard games, like World of Warcraft, but are also renowned for mobile games, such as Fantasy Westward Journey. NetEase is also ranked fourth when it comes to global revenues in the mobile gaming industry and is also ranked in second position when it comes to iOS publishers in China.

Netmarble

Netmarble is considered the largest mobile company in South Korea and was initially established by Bang Jun-Hyuk. One of the company’s games managed to land on the top 5 grossing charts that spanned across more than 70 different countries across the globe, earning the company instant recognition in the mobile gaming industry. The most popular games from the company include Marvel Contest of Champions and Lineage 2 Revolution. In 2017, the company was ranked in 8th position in terms of in-app sales.

King Digital Entertainment

King Digital Entertainment is the creators of the ever-popular Candy Crush game, boasting with more than 2.75 billion downloads since it was initially released within the mobile gaming industry. The company also developed a wide range of other extraordinary titles, including Bubble Witch, Farm Heroes, and Pet Rescue.

EA Mobile

As a popular video game creator, the company is also extremely profitable in the mobile gaming industry with games like Madden NFL and FIFA 15 Ultimate Team. The company made a jaw-dropping $637 million from the mobile market in 2017 alone and doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

 

The Developer Behind Castle Clash

The software developer behind the world-renowned Castle Clash mobile game is a company called IGG Inc. The company was initially established on 6 June 2006 and is currently headquartered in Singapore. However, there are also several IGG branches situated in other countries around the world, including Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Belarus, South Korea, Japan, Canada, China, and even the United States.

The IGG company primarily focused on the development and research of software and video games, but also provides other functions of business, including e-commerce, product promotions, and operations. The biggest products from IGG is by far mobile games with a wide range of extraordinary titles under its belt, such as Galaxy Online, Gods War Online, Deck Heroes, Clash of Lords, Castle Clash, Lords Mobile, and many others. IGG has also developed several streaming platforms over the years, including Pocketlive and WeGamers.

On 18 October 2013, the IGG company was listed on the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, followed by an official transfer on 7 July 2015 from the GEM board to the renowned Main board. Their current stock number is 799 HK. The IGG company was also voted as one of the Most Promising HKEx companies in January 2016 during the 13th Financial Annual Champion Awards in China. What’s even more impressive is that IGG is currently ranked 17th in the Top 50 Global Mobile Gaming Companies in the world.

Free-to-play Model

Free-to-play, also referred to as FtP or F2P, essentially refers to video games that give gamers access to sizable content without the need to pay for it. Since the company was established, IGG games have continued to follow Freemium models, allowing players to enjoy a fully functional game, absolutely free. However, although the games are mostly freemium, it still offers upgradable content to players through microtransactions for added flexibility.

Non-Mobile Gaming Platforms

The IGG company has developed two non-mobile gaming products in 2015 and 2016, including Link Messenger and WeGamers, respectively. WeGamers is basically a social app which was launched in June 2016, assisting players to become more connected. Link Messenger is essentially a messenger app which was developed in December 2015, allowing players to message each other with game strategies or to simply have a chat. It’s also not limited to just the gaming community either.

List of Current Games

Since the company opened its doors in 2006, there has been tons of incredible games created and developed by IGG Inc. The enormous list of games include Battle Mobile, Lords Mobile, Clash of Deserts, Casino Deluxe, Galaxy Online 3, Final Fable, Clash of Mafias, Gods Rush, Deck Heroes, Bingo by IGG, Castle Clash, Clash of Lords, Clash of Lords 2, Kingdoms Online, Slot Machines by IGG, Galaxy Online 2, Wings of Destiny, Century War, Age of Titans, Texas Hold’em Poker Deluxe 2, GodsWar Online, Wonderland Online, Angels Online, and Voyage Century. The company also created an assortment of games from 2006 to 2015, but most of them aren’t available to play on mobile devices anymore.

 

The Best Mobile Games for iOS in 2018

If you consider yourself to be an avid gamer, there’s no better phone out there than the iPhone. With over a million apps to choose from, the gaming options are nearly limitless. However, finding the best games for your iPhone isn’t an easy task. Not every mobile game in Apple’s App Store is worth your time and money. Fortunately, we sorted through the sea of gaming titles to provide you with the best games on iPhone so you don’t have to. Whether you are looking for an epic game or merely want a casual puzzler, we got you covered.

HQ


HQ is essentially a trivia game where players will have the opportunity to win instant cash prizes. However, this is only possible when you complete 12 rounds. The game show is on every single day from around 9:00 pm with additional shows airing on weekdays at around 15:00 pm.

Pokémon Quest

This game will allow players to take cube-shaped Pokémon out for a little adventure. Players will also be able to search for hidden treasure on Tumblecube Island as well as battle it out with wild and dangerous Pokémon. The game also incorporates various Pokémon characters from both Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue.

The Game of Life

This is basically a board game that players can enjoy on the go. Players can experience every stage that comes with life, including attending college, starting a career, having a family, and more. You will also be able to enjoy playing with others thanks to an online multiplayer mode. Given the fact that the game takes an extremely long time to get anywhere, you will also appreciate the fact that it comes with a Fast Mode.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas


This extremely popular game has been enhanced and remastered specifically for iOS devices. With more than 70 hours of entertaining gameplay, the San Andreas version of Grand Theft Auto will transport you back to the hood where you follow Carl Johnson as he makes his return in an attempt to salvage his life.

Heads Up

This is an extremely unique trivia game that incorporates a wide variety of accents, animals, celebrities, and more. You basically need to correctly guess the word on the screen by placing the phone on your forehead and using the clues from your friends to interpret the answer.

Paper.io 2


In this exciting mobile game, you will face other players to see who can capture the most territory. Each player will be assigned a specific colour, and you will need to use it to beat the other players around you. However, you will need to be rather strategic with where you are going cause if someone touches your tail, you will lose.

Limbo

This is a phenomenal touch-controlled game featuring a boy wandering through a haunted jungle. The game doesn’t feature any dialogue or explanation and merely provides a ton of horrendous surprises along the way. This game will keep you entertained for hours on end while you figure out what is actually going on.

 

The Best Mobile Games for Android in 2018

Although Apple’s iOS might have a bigger selection of games, Android has managed to grow quite significantly over the last few years. Therefore, we decided to list some of the best games that are currently available on Android. Some will cost you a few bucks while others will be absolutely free, but all of them is bound to offer you hours of entertainment while on the move.

Given the fact that there are thousands of titles across a wide variety of genres, including action and adventure, racing, first-person shooter, and role-playing games, we also categorised them into a distinct section for added convenience.

Role-playing Games

Pokémon Go

This game utilises the camera on your smartphone to recreate an alternative reality with a Pokémon theme. Players will need to use the camera to locate an assortment of different Pokémon characters and collect them as they go along. The collected Pokémon can then be used to take over gyms, located at several landmarks around the world.

Action and Adventure Games

Dragon Ball Legends

Over the past few years, the Dragon Ball series has experienced a resurgence, and the latest Dragon Ball Legends capitalises on that. It provides a fun and entertaining experience, especially if you’re a fan of Dragon Ball. You will battle through several levels as you collect characters and abilities along the way. You can even play it in portrait mode, making it easier to play on the go.

Oceanhorn

If you consider yourself a fan of Legend of Zelda, then you’ll instantly fall in love with Oceanhorn. This incredible game comes with terrific visuals and a solid narrative along with a truly immersive soundtrack. It’s also extremely easy to play as well.

Racing Games

Asphalt 9: Legends

The latest release in the renowned Asphalt series provides an astonishing racing experience with improved controls and several new features to enjoy. You’ll also gain access to an arsenal of hypercars, including Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, and more.

Real Racing 3

If you are interested in burning some rubber on a variety of re-created cars while driving on real tracks from around the world, then this is definitely the game for you. There are countless racing events to join, plenty of customisation options, and even a cross-platform multiplayer mode, making it one of the best racing games on Android.
First-person Games

N.O.V.A Legacy

As a retired soldier, you are called upon to investigate an alien force that has threatened to destroy the human race. This phenomenal sci-fi shooter comes with remarkable graphics and intense gameplay sessions that can even be enjoyed in an eight-person multiplier fashion.

PUBG Mobile

Skydive into the game, collect whatever weapons you can find, and go on a killing spree. There will be 99 other players with the same mission, but there can only be one champion. You’ll find the controls to be a bit awkward at first, but once you get used to them, you’ll have a mind-blowing experience.

 

Advantage vs Disadvantage of Game Hacks

Games such as Castle Clash are made by gaming-developers to provide players with fun and challenges. The qualities of a great game are that if offer challenges, if the game itself is to easy and not challenging enough, players get bored, lose interest and change to games that offer them a feeling of achievement as they complete or win challenges. Most players live for a stream of challenges to better their levels while the game remains high-quality fun.

While that is the main purpose of any game, not all players want to play for the sense of accomplishment some want to achieve much faster and playing until levels are reached are out of the question. It could be possible that they shy away from challenges and don’t see the necessity of that being part of the fun. Quite a few players search out online hacks a tool that offers both advantages and disadvantages. But hacking tools can have flaws, even though most hacking tools are created with the aim of perfection.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Hacking Tools

Before players even consider using hacking tools they need to explore both the pros and cons of using these to excel quicker in the game. The advantages are quite obvious as it makes the gameplay easier, it allows the player to gain access to all aspects of the game, in most cases, it also unlocks several stages as well as anything normally not accessible without the successful completion of different stages. Players are enabled to exploit all the game codes via hacks, and it allows you to progress much faster than the “genuine” game players and with unlimited resources most if not all items can be purchased in the game. While most players planning to hack their way through a game are impressed to gain access to hacking tools without the need to pay, let us confirm all hacks are free to use.

The disadvantages of hacks are that they are not perfect and could become unusable in future since many of the game updates focus on the game or program’s security and the security of players. It means that all hacking tools will soon be restricted and unusable. Most games have already used updates to eliminate the use of hacks. At the end of the day, hacking is an illegal activity, and many games ban players from ever partaking in the game. If you were not a hacker, you would not like to compete with players who have access to endless resources while you earned yours the legal way. Hacking tools also have updates and could be usable for a little longer, although most big names in gaming are taking drastic steps to ensure the game is fair and can be enjoyed by everyone prepared to play through all levels. Yet the decision remains that of the player, would you like to look good and have all the levels and trophies without knowing how to complete stages successfully?

 

Castle Clash Fans Will Love Clash of Clans

Players addicted to mobile strategy games such as Castle Clash, Age of Empires, Clash Royale, and Boom Beach will instantly understand and take to the interactive, challenging Clash of Clans mobile game. Supercell developed four of the most popular and successful titles in mobile gaming world’s history, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Hay Day, and Clash Royale. With COC enjoying a substantive lead in popularity Supercell revealed the four games combined had an active player base in excess of 100 million players daily during August 2018, earning the company an estimated $19 million in monthly revenue.

With its 02/08/2012 release on iOS and 07/10/2013 launch on Android via Google Play makes it a relatively ancient game in mobile gaming terms. Despite being the oldest of the three Supercell games, Clash of Clans (CoC) have to date recorded well over 100 million downloads from Google’s Play store and holds 1st place on Apple’s all-time consumer spending list with over $4 billion earned to date, globally it remains one of the most played RTS multiplayer online only style games.

Attack Other Players to Protect Loot and Trophies

CoC players must build a base in an attempt to protect their loot and trophies against attacking players. The loot (Gold, Elixir & Dark Elixir) needed to further the growth and development of their own attack troops they must use to attack and raid enemy villages for additional loot and also to upgrade the defensive structures protecting their own village resources, both of which combined is responsible for the continuing increase in strength of each player base/village.

Aside from building their base, each player has to plan and design the defensive layout of their own base according to a strict set of challenging rules and constraints, implemented to keep bases competitively even and raidable by attacking players at the same development and power level. CoC provides players with massive levels of interactivity via challenges on all fronts of play since gameplay is online multiplayer only it never stops or sleeps and its global active player-base is so vast, virtually only three states of play exist, actively playing, defending against an attack, or shielded after a successful offensive attack.

Constant Activity Keeps Game Exciting

The game never stops, rests, or sleeps immaterial of your current levels of activity, many players stop playing for a week, month, or years only to return and start up as they just left since bases and their buildings automatically regenerate after any attack. Supercell also thoughtfully built in automatic guards to protect against addictive players, with automatically game booting them out after a specified time limit of being actively logged into the game and they will only be allowed to log back in after a certain amount of time has passed.

CoC also offers players not wanting to join a clan the freedom to play the game without any allegiances to a clan (war group allegiance), however, these unattached players cannot access or participate in Clan Wars or Clan Games as these challenge types purely aim to promote group participation.

The challenges do not simply stop at that, players also continually need to take part in events such as Clan Wars, a group (clan) effort to defeat enemy bases in player vs player battles against other clans in return for additional loot as a reward for the winning clan. Clan Games present all members of a clan with a series of points scoring challenges, where all participating clan members at the end of several days combined effort receive magical game boosters as a reward.

CoC gave rise to a vast number of interactive, supportive, advisory websites and remains one of the most fun, challenging games ever created!