Mobile gaming has been quite a surprise in the gaming world. While it’s true that there are still gamers out there who are reluctant to accept mobile gamers as real gamers, the truth is that it is the biggest game market in the world. There are more mobile gamers than on any other platform. This also has to do with the fact that pretty much everyone has a smartphone or a tablet anyways; so adding some games is easier than getting a complete console or computer just to play games.
Instead, these mobile games open a new world of possibilities for an entirely new audience. And making the gaming community bigger is always a good thing. Nowadays, mobile games have all sorts of potential, from simple tower defense or space-shooter to the full 3D strategy RPGs and even MMOs. Also most of them they’re free to download, meaning you can try them out without spending money on them.
That’s why today we’ve made a list of the Top 10 Best Mobile Games of 2023 so you can get the speedrun to the best titles available right now. Keep in mind that one of the important things about mobile games is that they use a lot of the Game-as-a-service modality, so many of the games here weren’t released this year, but are constantly updated. So, let’s get started!
10) Sky Childs of Light:
This game I a beautiful adventure, and one of the most artistically beautiful titles in the entire list. It’s an adventure pretty similar to the game Journey, with all the beautiful visuals and music that go with it. Even though a little slow, it’s really good to be able to play something so beautiful and well-developed on your phone. It also has amazing online modes that will make it an interactive experience.
9) Super Mario Run:
A classic game that is easy to learn, and difficult to master. You can control Mario by tapping on the screen, and the gameplay is very fun, and addictive. The graphics are great, and it’s one of the best mobile games of this year. Even though it’s not the real Mario game experience, it’s still a colorful, fun game. Ant its endless nature is a great way to kill some time whenever you need to wait for a while.
8) Lords Mobile:
In this game, you’ll be able to build your village, train soldiers, create alliances, and fight against other players. There’s also an online multiplayer mode and a single-player campaign. The graphics are amazing, and you’ll need a lot of time to get used to all the features. That’s why it might take you a while to get through the whole game, but once you do it will be one of the best mobile games you’ve ever played.
7) Legends of Runeterra:
A solid card game where you can build decks and challenge other players around the world. The graphics are awesome, the soundtracks are great, and the gameplay is great. Although the game is pay-to-win (you can buy packs of cards), there’s nothing wrong with buying the packs, since they are cheaper than real-life cards.
6) Brawl Stars:
In this game you’ll have to gather your team and go to battle against other players from all over the world, using your fists, feet, swords, and even fireballs. The gameplay is very fast, and the graphics are sharp. If you like fighting games and team experiences, then you should give this game a try.
5) Shadowgun War Games:
It comes at the hands of Madfinder Games, the developer of Dead Trigger, a game that has been sweeping mobile platforms for years. With War Games, we have an experience that can be summarized in a “miniature Overwatch”, with teams of four players facing each other. Again, we are facing a completely free proposal, although we can pay to buy skins and others that, while not necessary, can help us customize the characters.
4) Pokémon Go:
This game was launched in 2016 and became very popular during the summer of 2017 since it allowed players to catch Pokémons in the real world. One of the most successful mobile games of all time, it’s still going strong, with new content being added regularly. They keep adding new pokémon, new events, more objects, and more gameplay features. This game is also a great incentive to get out of your house and take a long walk while having a lot of fun catching Pokémon.
3) League of Legends Wild Rift:
We all know how massive of a game League of Legends is. Not only is one probably the biggest MOBA in the world, but it also became even more popular with the Netflix show Arcane. Wild Rift is taking all the awesomeness from the big League of Legends game and putting it in the comfort of your smartphone.
2) Call of Duty Mobile:
Pretty much the same thing as Wild Rift in that it’s the best of worlds together. You get to experience the intense gameplay of the COD Warzone matches, more compactly. But make no mistake, this could be one of the best-looking mobile games of all time. It’s easy to forget you’re playing this game on the same device you use to order food and write text messages.
1) Genshin Impact:
No list of the best mobile games would be complete without Genshin Impact. Even though it’s been out for a while, it is still the top mobile game ever. Sure, it is also available on other platforms, but it was originally a mobile game. It is easily the best-looking mobile game out there, with some of the biggest worlds, the most content, and the most solid gameplay you can imagine.
There you have it, those were our picks for the best mobile games of 2023. Of course, there are plenty of other good titles, but if you want to have the best experience possible, you should try the titles listed above. Not only are mobile games becoming better and better by the day, but they are also incredibly convenient. You are always carrying your console with you when it’s on your phone, and it’s also a great way to justify how much you paid for it!