While personal computers (PCs) have been the main platform for video games for the past few decades, the relentless pace of digital innovation has opened the doors to a new desired gaming console: the mobile device. In fact, WePC reports that the global mobile content market value reached almost $60 billion in 2017, and it’s predicted to rise to around $74 billion this year.
The popularity of mobile gaming displays the deep desire players have to play their beloved video games wherever they are, as mobile phones have the accessibility they crave without the need to buy separate mobile consoles. And PC game developers are taking notice, as seen in the rise of cross-platform PC games for handheld devices. With that said, here are our top 4 PC games that you can play on your phone:
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1. PUBG Mobile
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“PUBG” has become a cult classic, thanks to its battle royale gameplay. What attracts so many players in the fight for survival, as you start the game by jumping out of a plane with a parachute on but you’re armed with absolutely no equipment whatsoever. To acquire items, you’ll need to explore the game’s grounds while battling against other players or teams. And the last player or squad that stays alive wins the game.
In 2018, “PUBG Mobile” was released and became the most downloaded game on the Google Play Store. This mobile game is practically identical to the PC version, as the weapons, maps, and rules still remain the same. The only notable changes in the mobile version are the lower-end graphics and small differences in interior design.
2. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
It’s easy for some to dismiss “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft” as a simple card game, but there’s so much more to it than that. In it, players must be highly strategic with how they play, as its card deck is filled with different actions, such as attack, defence, buff, and debuff abilities.
Hearthstone is similar to poker, as you must be smart with your cards, strategize, and look for winning combinations. It is because of this impressive feature that Hearthstone is part of HP’s list of the best cross-platform PC games for mobile devices. What’s more, this turn-table card collecting competition is part of the prestigious Warcraft universe, which makes the gameplay even more exciting. PC users won’t notice any difference in the mobile version of the game, as the latter was released just a month after the former.
3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
There’s no denying that the Grand Theft Auto series that launched in 1997 is an important part of video game history. Indeed, it’s 2013 release “Grand Theft Auto 5” remains one of the best-selling games ever. Many credit the series’ success to its entertaining storyline, open-world environment, and the thrilling quests and missions you can play as criminals.
And players can revel in the fun of the iconic video game by playing the mobile version of “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”. Regarded as one of the most well-known iterations of the series, “San Andreas” will delight GTA fans with how they reproduced the PC gameplay seamlessly into the mobile game.
4. Fortnite Battle Royale
Last but certainly not least; the video game “Fortnite” has taken the world by storm. From e-sports contests to its famous dance celebrations, it’s so popular that even those who don’t play video games are familiar with it. And it’s no surprise that Variety reports that the game’s iOS version racked up a staggering $300 million in the first 200 days of its release.
Just like most mobile versions of PC games, the graphics don’t quite stand up to the quality of their PC counterparts. Nevertheless, playing “Fortnite” on an iPhone is a fun and exciting experience for users, as it still has colourful images, smooth movements, and great gameplay that the brand has become synonymous with.