It’s been a huge year for mobile gaming, with more and more people now regularly doing their gaming on smartphones rather than on console and PC. Android has now been around for a decade and in that time, there have been some hugely impressive games. But 2018 could well have been the biggest year for Android games so far. In light of this, we’ve compiled a list of the games that have hit the high notes in 2018, ahead of what should be an even bigger 2019.
One of the most popular game genres around right now is battle royale, with a lot of games now focused on delivering this sort of game mode to their players. PUBG, which shot to success on PC, has made its way onto mobile and what a masterstroke it’s proven to be. 100 players go head to head in a last man standing battle, in what is a visually impressive title with incredibly smooth gameplay. Many would suggest PUBG is the original battle royale game, and while it may have been edged out on PC and console by Fortnite; PUBG is still a winner on mobile.
An avid Android gamer will have played the prequel to this title, Alto’s Adventure. Building on the success of one of the greatest mobile games of all time, Alto’s Odyssey takes everything that was good about the first instalment and adds to it superbly. They’ve changed location with dunes and deserts replacing snowy landscapes, with fresh gameplay elements added too. Balloons and tornados will bring new challenges to players, in what is a free to download game that everyone should play.
Fruit Machine Slot Game
Fruit Machine is a brilliant slot game by mobile gaming giants mFortune. With more and more of us opting to play games for cash on the go, mFortune have established themselves as the number one developer by creating their own in-house content. The game is a stripped back approach to slot gaming, with mFortune Fruit Machine representing the retro version of slots, but this is what has helped make it so popular with players on Android. There are some fantastic wins to be had too, in what is one of the finest fruit machine games around.
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition
Final Fantasy will go down in history as one of the best RPGs of all time, and while it’s been truly outstanding over the years on console, this pocket edition is just as epic on mobile too. The game, which comes in a series of chapters, is mobile enhanced and really captures the story of the game superbly. They’ve cut out the unnecessary grind in this version, but that’s not a negative by any stretch of the imagination. The game, as you would expect, is visually stunning, while the combat system has real charm about it. It is well worth downloading the first episode and before you know it, you’ll be hooked.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Racing games have always been popular on mobile, and Asphalt has been one of the best race series of all time on Android. The latest edition known as Asphalt 9: Legends features some of the finest supercars around from manufactures like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. The game is ideal for those who love customising their own vehicles as there are plenty of custom paint jobs, rims and more available. It’s arcade racing at its finest, with speed boosts and knockout spins helping to take the adrenaline fuelled action to the next level, in what is 2018’s top Android racer.