3 Mobile Games You Need To Play
Mobile games have notoriously been looked down on in the gaming community. From the amount of bad games in stores to the poorly handled monetization of some free-to-play games, it’s hard to find the good that mobile games have given us. But great games on the mobile platform do exist, and these games deserve their time in the sun. Here are three great games you can buy on mobile right now.
Lara Croft GO
If you have ever heard of Square-Enix Montreal’s Go series, you’re in for a treat. Simplified puzzle game versions of Western Square-Enix properties, the Go series stands as a great example as to how to take a video game property and make a wonderful mobile game.
Lara Croft Go is no exception. From its beautiful, simplified art style to the incredible design of its puzzles, the game is a work of art. The game is a grid-based puzzle game with the structure of a game piece on a gameboard. Your goal: to get to the end of the board while moving across platforms and maneuvering around enemies. It’s a game where you move turn by turn, so the enemies are idle when you are. This makes it a great game to play on the go. At $4.99, it’s definitely worth the price.
Device 6 is such a one-of-a-kind game. Part book, part adventure game, Device 6 is a totally unique game that could only be possible on mobile. You are reading an interactive story with pictures and sounds playing while going through the story. The twist, as you scroll through the story, you find yourself needing to backtrack through the story and find clues and codes hidden in the story to progress.
Twisting and turning your phone or tablet helps you see the story from a different angle, forcing you to figure out puzzles by looking at a puzzle or object from a new perspective. Mash this engaging gameplay with a strange and interesting story and you get a wonderful example of how great ideas can come when making a game for mobile from the ground up. For $3.99, you will not regret the experience.
Monument Valley is another puzzle game, but don’t count it out because of that. The geometrical world the game introduces will have you rotating, maneuvering and sometimes overthinking the challenges the environments provide. With the colorful atmosphere the game provides is beautiful and makes looking at the game a treat to the eye. As you guide the princess, Ida, through this jagged world, you find just how puzzling the mechanics can be. It’s a great experience for someone looking for a puzzle but wants to view a beautiful world. And with a low entry price of $3.99, you will see just how beautiful geometry can be.
These are just a few examples of the many great games on mobile platforms. It’s easy to miss the many great titles that can be found on the app stores, but when you find the game that changes the way you look at mobile. You will never forget it. While I didn’t list every one of the amazing games you can find, I hope this helps introduce you to a wonderful world of games you may not have played.