Mobile gaming has become so popular over the years that even AAA publishers have shifted some of their time, effort, and focus towards developing for the mobile platform. Publishers which are typically known for creating console and PC titles like Square Enix, Ubisoft, Bandai Namco, and others have embraced the mobile platform as one to begin working with. We’re still waiting on Nintendo, of course, but for those which have already started here’s a list of some of the best AAA publisher games you can find on Android.
Mortal Kombat X
If you’re looking for some fun with a little bit of fighting style and a touch of card collection, look no further than Mortal Kombat X from Warner Bros. It won’t be quite like the original game and the combat isn’t completely in your control, but the moves look just as chaotic and you’ll certainly find a gorefest with a cast of multiple characters and Fatalities to sate your hunger.
Swords and Poker Adventures
Konami has been around quite a while with games starting on the original NES, and while this title is no Castlevania or Metal Gear Solid franchise game, Swords and Poker Adventures can still be a little fun. This is a puzzle game so it’ll tease your brain just a little bit, and a main goal will be defeating monsters and foes by trying to put together the best poker hands.
The King Of Fighters ’97
If you like true fighting games, The King of Fighters ’97 should be on your list of titles to download. It’s a classic from a classic publisher, SNK Playmore, with all the action and characters you may remember from your earlier days as a gamer. This one is a little more for the nostalgia loving folk who grew up with this game, but it’s a great option for anyone who just loves fighting games, no matter the age.
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition
If you didn’t grow up with PC gaming in its much earlier days, you’ve missed on an iconic gem. Baldur’s Gate is revered as one of the best role playing titles of an era and has many loyal followers. It’s fairly complex with lots of story and lots of depth, so if you really like diving into your games head first, this is one game to consider.
Rayman Fiesta Run
Ubisoft is quite well-known for franchises like Assassins Creed and Prince of Persia, but some might not know that they also put out the Rayman games. Rayman Fiesta Run is a side scrolling action platformer title and strips away the seriousness so everyone can just get down to having fun. It’s also quite kid friendly so that’s also a plus.
XCOM: Enemy Within
XCOM may look partly like a top down shooter, but it’s all strategy and you’ll have to use tactical thinking to not only plan your moves accordingly during combat scenarios, but you’ll need to make sure you have the right team for the job when you go out on missions, place your training and research in right areas and make sure you think strategically about where to advance your other areas of expertise. Don’t be fooled, there’s loads of action and pretty visuals but it’s also got loads of complexity to it.
Final Fantasy VI
When it comes to games from big name publishers, Final Fantasy VI is one of the most popular, and thought of by many as the best RPG game in not only the Final Fantasy series but also of any RPG for its epic storytelling, complex relationships with characters, and many hours of gameplay. For rpg fans, this is a must have title on your device.
One Piece Treasure Cruise
This is classified as a role playing title which is mostly the case thanks to the leveling system and the story depth, but there’s also some bits of action rolled in and it’s definitely a unique rpg which steps away from the norm. It’s also based on the popular manga/anime One Piece, so this should be a real treat for fans of the series.
Real Racing 3
EA has been around quite a while and they have a large library of games under their belt spanning tons of genres, racing being one of them. Their most popular racer on mobile happens to be Real Racing 3 so it just felt wrong to not include it. The game boasts life-like eye popping visuals and a roster of over 100 different cars to choose from (not all from the start of course as you’ll have to collect some) and multiple modes of play.
Hitman GO is all about solving puzzles. As the memorable Agent 47 you’ll need to figure out how to get to your destination to assassinate your targets without being spotted by guards. There will also be various side challenges to complete for each stage, not all of which can be complete in one try so you’ll have some decent replay value trying to reach every single achievement.