When it comes to mobile gaming, players have an extensive variety of applications to choose from. Despite the stigma about mobile games not offering true gaming experiences, there are some truly delightful ones to choose from.
We are going to list and explain the most popular and widely-played mobile games. Some of them might be good ones, while others…maybe not so much.
Are you curious as to where the inclinations of other mobile gamers lie, or do you just need a new application to keep your thumbs busy throughout the day? Either way, here are the most played mobile games.
Subway Surfers provides players with an endlessly addictive and entertaining experience. Clearly, mobile gamers seem to agree, as the game has been played by over 2.7 billion people worldwide, despite being released all the way back in 2012.
The game has a simple premise and easy execution. Your overactive thumbs assume the role of Jake (or one of a wide variety of eclectic and eccentric character models), who is a graffiti artist and - you guessed it - subway surfer.
Players are given the task of guiding their chosen character along a series of never-ending railways, dodging trains and eluding a persistent security officer who takes his job way too seriously. That’s pretty much it.
There’s not a lot of depth to Subway Surfers, but there is plenty of addictive fun to be had, as the pace picks up the longer your run goes on.
You’ll find yourself trying to survive for as long as possible, beating previous high scores along the way and losing track of time.
Pokemon GO is the augmented-reality experience Pokemon fans have always wanted…probably. The game has been played by over 1 billion users so far.
The game has you assume the role of yourself in a virtual world based solely on our own. Through the wonders of GPS technology, players are able to find their favorite Pokemons (Pokemen?) in their own backyards or their local McDonald’s.
The game may also lead to grievous physical injury if your peripheral vision isn’t up to snuff. If that sounds like your cup of pocket monster-flavored tea, you can download it right now from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
Candy Crush Saga
This one probably doesn’t require any introduction whatsoever. The game has been lampooned and criticized time and again, but despite this, it has still managed to maintain a player base of over 1 billion users.
The game has you crushing bits of multi-colored candy across a vast and epic saga through Candyland. Well, maybe it’s not epic, but it’s fun and addictive enough to hold your attention for a long time.
Another food-related mobile game (what’s up with that?), Fruit Ninja sees players attempt to slice, dice, and chop as much fruit as possible.
Again, there isn’t much depth to the gameplay here. What makes it truly fun, however, is the weird and twisted sense of satisfaction players can get from slicing a watermelon perfectly in half.
Taking a break from the fruit and candy obsessions of the previous two entries on this list, Jetpack Joyride lets players fly through a never-ending gauntlet of obstacles, much akin to our first entry, Subway Surfers.
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Our last entry is basically a genetic clone of our first, reskinned to resemble a traipse through the minion-infested hallways of Gru’s underground lair from the Despicable Me franchise.
In reality, not a lot sets it apart from Subway Surfers, but clearly, a lot of players are willing to overlook that - the game has been played by over 625 million people worldwide.
There are plenty of mobile gaming experiences to be had, and not all of them are good. We’ll let you decide for yourself which of these are enjoyable. Hint: it’s not the last one.
Regardless, we hope that this list has proven to be both informative and entertaining. Happy gaming, gamers.
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