7 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Mobile Games

Friday, 14 April 2017 - 7:01PM
Friday, 14 April 2017 - 7:01PM
7 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Mobile Games
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From Our Friends at The Portalist

These days, you can hold a good adventure in the palm of your hand.
Sure, mobile games aren't as mind blowing as their large-scale counterparts, but that doesn't mean that they're not fantastically fun. Plus, your gaming elitism isn't going to keep you entertained on your daily commute. Once you're ready to embrace mobile gaming, we suggest starting with the great sci-fi and fantasy games on this list.

1. Clash of Clans

No, wait, listen! Your little brother plays this game for a reason. Clash of Clans is a simple and addictive app that encourages you to build and improve a home base while attacking other bases. When it comes to lightweight mobile fare, it's among the best games available. And Clash's cooperative aspects and group chat make it a fun way to stay in touch with friends and family, provided they're as into this silly mobile game as you are (they will be).

2. Fallout Shelter

The Fallout games form one of the most popular series in PC and console gaming, but the franchise also has a mobile entry. Fallout Shelter is an award-winning game that offers you the chance to be the Overseer of one of Fallout's iconic underground vaults. You'll determine how to best assign your vault dwellers in order to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, and you'll build out your vault as you progress. It's a lot like the cutesy mobile hit Tiny Tower, if you ever got addicted to that. You didn't? Uh, yeah, me neither.

3. Final Fantasy VII

We're going to try to keep the PC and console ports to a minimum on this list, but we couldn't leave out this one. Final Fantasy VII is just one of a bunch of old Final Fantasy games that have been released for Android and iOS, and all of them have aged pretty well. The price is right, and the re-release includes new perks like the ability to save anywhere and the option to turn off random encounters.

4. Goblin Sword

There are some quality PC and console ports in the Android and iOS app stores that were tough to leave off of this list, but it was worth it to reward Goblin Sword - which, despite its retro look, isn't a port at all. Goblin Sword is a retro-style platformer with some casual RPG elements thrown in, and it evokes a bygone era of fantasy gaming in a way that mixes nostalgia and fun.

5. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone is a simple but addicting digital card game that draws on the mythology of the World of Warcraft series. Hearthstone does a great job of balancing quick learning with depth and complexity-you'll be playing in minutes, but you'll keep finding new ways to improve as a player and enjoy the game for as long as you choose to play.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes / LEGO DC Super Heroes

There are a fair number of superhero games in mobile app stores these days, including original fighters, ported adventure games, and shameless movie tie-in cash grabs. But none of these apps suit mobile gaming quite as well as LEGO's simple and gleeful entries into the superhero genre: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO DC Super Heroes. The simple controls and bright colors suit small mobile screens well, and both games capture a sense of fun that is too often missing from modern superhero games.

7. Myst

Older gamers may remember Myst fondly as one of the best PC puzzle games of the 1990s. Technology has obviously come a long way since the 90s, and that has made it possible to port the entire Myst game over to Android and iOS. It's exactly the same point-and-click puzzle game as before, but with better options for saving and loading your adventure. Riven: The Sequel to Myst (which is, uh, the sequel to Myst) is also available on mobile.

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