If you’re a regular reader and you follow what we do here then you probably know about our list of classic PC games that were ported to mobile. And that got me thinking about newer titles and their transition to our handheld devices.
So today, I decided to list some of the more recent PC and console games that got a mobile port. Just a quick side note, I won’t be listing these in any particular order. And without further ado let’s get started.
Playdead’s super stylish but also dark and grim puzzle-platformer adventure, Inside, is one the most interesting indie titles out there. You play as an unnamed boy and you run through a dystopian world solving puzzles and avoiding obstacles along the way.
The game uses a mostly monochromatic color palette with just a bit of color in the environments and on the boy which really conveys the state of this world.
The game plays pretty much the same way as on a PC or console with the only difference being the touch controls obviously. The original game came out back in 2016, but as of December 2017, it became available on iOS too. As I said, it’s one of the most interesting and one of the best indie titles and it’s definitely worth picking up and playing, even on the go.
Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition
This little open-world survival game was a hit back when it came out. With a Burtonesque art style and great survival gameplay mechanics, Don’t Starve is a joy to play. That same joy can be found in the pocket edition of the game. You’ll be able to play as a number of different characters who all have one or more unique abilities.
The goal is to survive as long as you can and maybe solve a few mysteries too.
As with Inside, Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition plays much like its PC and console counterparts. It has very simple controls and you have just two on-screen buttons so there’s no clutter. It’s a great game and you should give it a try. It’s out on both Android and iOS.
Bully: Anniversary Edition
Way back in 2006, Rockstar Games released Bully, GTA’s teen brother. It was so popular that it received many ports and remasters and one of those was a port to mobile devices. You can now revisit Bullworth Academy and cause all kinds of mischief. The game is mostly the same as the original with an addition of a few small multiplayer elements.
The game also features really nice touch controls with contextual buttons only when you need them, keeping clutter to a minimum. It also has native support for high-resolution screens and even supports physical controllers. It’s available on both Android and iOS.
Hello Neighbour is a colorful yet sometimes scary stealth-survival game. The game starts with you playing peacefully on the street with your ball until you get a glimpse of your neighbor stuffing something behind a door and locking it up. He must be some kind of a psycho killer or something, right? Well, you’ll get to find out for yourself as you scurry around and hide around his house and try to uncover his secrets.
Controls are quite simple, you have a control stick on the left side of the screen to walk and run in any direction, and buttons on the right for certain actions. Now you can go back to your neighbor’s house while being away from your own (because it’s ported to mobile devices and all). You can pick it up on both Android and iOS.
Life is Strange
The hipstery (yes, that’s a word), time-bending adventure, Life is Strange has won over the hearts of a lot of people. So it’s no surprise that this too received a mobile port. You play as Max Caulfield, an 18-year-old photography student who discovers that she can rewind time. The game features this time rewind mechanic, puzzle solving, and dialogue choices that all help in crafting this tale.
The mobile port feels more like a point and click adventure because of the way you control Max which is by tapping on the screen where you want to go. Although it looks a bit worse than the PC and console versions it’s still worth picking up. I mean let’s face it, you’re not playing Life is Strange for the graphics. The game is available on both Android and iOS.
And those are all the games I wanted to list. Of course, feel free to leave us a comment. Tell us what you think of the list, what games would you have mentioned, anything you want really. We wanna hear from you guys and just build a good community.
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