I have actually played quite a handful of games on my mobile. From racers to wordplay, and I have found them all very exciting. Here are my 2 cents on which you would want to try out.
While the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield dominate the video game market when it comes to first person shooters, Modern Combat 5 offers a similar experience but in a mobile setting. Initially released by Gameloft all the way back in 2014, it continues to endure as one of the top mobile titles of its kind.
As well as having a standard campaign mode, the multiplayer mode allows you to take on or team up with other real-life players in live battles across a range of maps.
Furthermore, you can also chat to others involved in the game. However, rather than speaking to a dealer, in this case Modern Combat 5 allows you to communicate with those on your team and collaborate in relation to your next assault.
There are of course many mobile games based on sports, but only a few offer a high quality live experience in which you can take on other players.
Among these is NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball, which allows you to play live matches against teams built by other players and also take on challenges which are updated daily. The game was immensely popular after its initial launch last year, becoming the most downloaded iOS app just hours after it was made available.
Clash of Clans 2
A huge range of sophisticated gaming experiences are now available for smartphone and tablets, with many offering the opportunity to challenge your friends and family to see who can record the best high scores.
Here, we take a look at a few of the different genres of games which are currently making use of this kind of live, real-time aspect to major effect.
Live roulette: Roulette wheel
The igaming industry is becoming hugely popular but a few games like this one have taken the experience to a new level. So, what is live roulette?
Well, the real version of the game features real dealers who you can see and interact with on a live video stream, whether it is for a bit of polite chit-chat or to ask some genuine questions about how to improve your game. It therefore provides a more personal, immersive experience than the virtual roulette game that’s a given on various websites, and makes use of sophisticated livestreaming and RFID technologies.
Furthermore, unlike other versions of online roulette, you have to wait for other players to make their decisions and also only bet within specified periods when told to by the dealer. You can also only play at one live table at a time, which means it is the closest you can get to a real-life experience on your mobile.
Massive multiplayer games
You may well have seen the advert featuring Liam Neeson for Clash of Clans a few years back, but have you actually tried the game? One of the real breakout hits of mobile gaming, Supercell’s worldwide smash hit is a great example of the massive multiplayer games available for smartphones and tablets.
The aim? Well you have to try to build towns by gaining resources from others, or by joining forces with other players to form a ‘clan’.
The game is hugely popular, with research suggesting it is among the top five games by downloads for 2016. In addition, further figures suggested that the game was particularly popular with men, with 70 per cent of all money spent on the app coming from male players.
Another sport-related game which offers a great multiplayer experience is Asphalt 8, which includes a live option for players to go head-to-head in a number of racing challenges. The highly rated game, another released by Gameloft, has been downloaded more than 120 million times.
While many viewed gaming as an antisocial pastime in past decades, it is safe to say that modern gaming across platforms is more social and “live” than ever before. With so many titles offering a live option, there’s no excuse not to get on such apps and challenge your friends to a duel.