Mobile phones have come a long way since they were first introduced, with both hardware and software improvements to the point where they’re now capable of playing games that rival console games can’t.
It’s not just in terms of graphics—mobile gaming has evolved in multiple ways. For one thing, you can play on multiple platforms—the cloud allows you to save your progress on your phone and then pick up right where you left off on a tablet or PC.
Mobile games have become available in almost every genre imaginable, from fantasy adventures to mobile roulette – there’s something for everyone. Here are 9 mobile games with mind-blowing graphics!
1. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition
This game is available on iOS and Android and has gorgeous graphics that play like a console game!
With its expansive storyline, unique characters, and point-and-click gameplay, Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition has quickly become one of the most popular games for mobile gamers. The game features a complex storyline involving multiple characters with different goals, as well as an intricate combat system based on stats rather than turn-based action sequences.
Players start by creating their character from scratch (customizable options are available) before venturing into an open world where they have free reign over how to approach quests or battles; this freedom of choice gives players a sense of control over their own destiny in the game’s sprawling narrative.
2. Shadowgun Legends
Shadowgun Legends is a prime example of mobile gaming graphics done right. Released in April 2018, the game uses the latest technology to provide an immersive experience for both players and spectators. Cutting-edge lighting effects, beautifully realistic landscapes, and 3D character modeling set Shadowgun Legends apart from other mobile shooters, lifting it into the same class as console games like Halo and Gears of War.
Its support for 4k resolution on high-end devices makes it the most visually impressive mobile shooter to date, ensuring that you’ll be able to enjoy its beautiful graphics no matter what device you have in your hands.
3. Modern Combat 5: Blackout
This game is the fifth installment in the top-rated Modern Combat series. It features a single-player campaign and an online multiplayer mode, both of which have been designed with stunning graphics. The main campaign is presented as a cinematic sequence featuring several defined characters, and it serves as a direct sequel to the previous game in the series.
The online multiplayer mode was built from the ground up to take advantage of modern mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. Players will find multiple unique classes they can choose from, each with their own perks and playstyles reflected visually on-screen with amazingly detailed graphics.
4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
GTA fans rejoice – your favorite game is now available on mobile! Just like the console games, it’s packed full of missions and you can play as a range of characters, with extensive dialogue throughout. This game supports custom controls, physical controllers, and cloud saving. It’s even better played on a tablet so you can enjoy all the little visual details.
5. N.O.V.A. Legacy
One of the most popular and well-known mobile games of all time, N.O.V.A. Legacy has been downloaded more than 50 million times from the Google Play Store alone!
This latest installment in the N.O.V.A series is a first-person shooter game where you blast your way through hordes of aliens as Kal Wardin, an elite former N.O.V.A marine. He has been brought out of retirement to protect humanity against attacks by alien invaders known as Volterites and their allies, the Judgers.
The graphics are what make this game so special — they’re almost on par with console gaming graphics — and gameplay is also fun, with plenty of missions to keep you entertained for hours on end.
6. Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8: Airborne, free on iOS and Android, is one of the most popular mobile games ever. It’s an arcade racing game with over 140 cars you can collect from manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin. The game also uses the Unreal Engine, so you know it looks amazing!
Asphalt 8: Airborne is almost a console-quality racing game on your phone or tablet. If you want to compete against other people, a multiplayer mode lets you challenge up to seven other players in real-time races.
7. The Room Series
Imagine a first-person puzzle game as if Myst had been set in a steampunk universe, and you’ll have some idea of what The Room Series is like. Fireproof Games has created a series of four games that might just be the best visual experience on mobile.
The captivating puzzle series is available on iOS and Android, and you’ll also find it on Nintendo Switch.
Kursk is a first-person mystery adventure based on the real story of the Russian submarine K-141 Kursk. The submarine sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000, and it’s your job to find out what went wrong.
The game is set in a detailed 3D recreation of the Kursk submarine, which was considered one of the most advanced vessels of its time. So what makes this game unique for its setting and storyline? You get to experience something entirely different from other games you play on your mobile device!
9. The Walking Dead Season One & Two
The Walking Dead: Season One & Two is a great game. The story, graphics, and sound are all top-notch for a mobile game. The touch controls work well without getting in the way of the gameplay and the characters are also very well done, with deep backstories and real emotion driving their actions.