Whether we’re out commuting, taking our afternoon breaks, or simply just having a lazy day at home, some of us indulge ourselves in mobile games. Surprisingly, playing mobile games can provide us with lots of cognitive benefits.
While we are tapping and swiping on our mobile screen, we unknowingly improve our hand-eye coordination as well as other skills like problem-solving, memory, concentration, multitasking, and social skills. On top of that, playing mobile games can ease some of our stress and make us feel relaxed.
Below you will find some of the best mobile games that are readily downloadable for Android and iOS in 2018. Here they are in no particular order:
PUBG, which stands for PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds, is an online multiplayer battle royale game that is developed and published by PUBG Corporation. In this game, 100 players are pitted against each other on a vast island that is filled with weapons, ammo, tactical gear, and vehicles. A player starts either as a solo player or as part of a team. The goal is to become the last one standing by taking down the other players.
PUBG runs really well on a smartphone since the developers have made it easier for players to pick up and manage items. As a bonus, they also added bots in the lowest ranks in order to help ease players into the game experience. The touch controls are also the best that there is for a shooter on mobile.
Incidentally, PUBG also lets its players scale back the graphics so that they could enjoy smooth gameplay even when playing on an older device. So, you could always expect that PUBG will provide you with epic moments. On top of it all, the game is free to play and devoid of any in-app purchases.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free-to-play battle royale video game that is developed and published by Epic Games. It is originally a PC and console game but was later also developed into a mobile game.
The mobile version of the game has the same map and the same 100-player battles, and so the tactics you’ve grown accustomed to could definitely be of some help. The graphics, of course, isn’t as good as the PC version. It is a bit difficult to see movements in a distance using a smaller screen. In addition, some players might experience some performance issues at times, but there is one good thing about the game: there is an indicator that shows players the direction of gunfire, which is really handy when you don’t have headphones or earphones.
The mobile game isn’t the best version of Fortnite, but if you’re looking for something interesting and challenging to play when you’re on the go, then you should consider trying the mobile version of Fortnite.
Stranger Things: The Game
Stranger Things: The Game is the official game for Stranger Things, which is the result of a partnership between Netflix and BonusXP. It is purely an action adventure game that features a full cast of playable characters, lots of collectibles, and a retro graphical design that coincides with the theme and setting of the said show.
In the game, you will be able to see the entire town of Hawkins, Indiana along with the adjacent Mirkwood Forest. The gameplay is similar to the classic Zelda game in the sense that a player could switch between characters.
In addition, the controls work great since the developers have obviously optimized it for mobile gaming. There are just too many things to appreciate in this game. Not only does it completely represent the show, it’s also free-to-play with no in-app purchases or ads. On second thought, I guess you could count the game itself as an ad for season two of Stranger Things.
Other games that are able to fit in our list are Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, South Park: Phone Destroyer, Animal Crossing, Super Mario Run, Plague Inc., Trials Frontier, Egg Inc., Stupid Zombies 3: Dying Light, and Crossy Road.