Here it is, the list of the best mobile games of 2021 so far! Decide for yourself which of them are the number 1 mobile games of 2021, game details are there to help you out!
In a mobile world filled to the brim with gacha games galore, Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space stands out from the crowd as a shining beacon of how games nowadays should be made. Mobile RPGs in recent times are all about pay-to-win systems and summoning the best pulls with real-life money, but Another Eden is a wonderful change of pace as it focuses on revamping the traditional JRPG for modern times while still keeping the genre’s charm intact.
You play as Aldo, a time-travelling adventurer who starts out in a small town (don’t they all?) where he and his sister Feinne were found and raised by the town mayor. Not much is known about Aldo and Feinne’s past save for the fact that the Beast King kidnaps Feinne for some grandiose reason, so you set out on a rescue mission that escalates into something else entirely.
Soon, the fate of the entire time-space continuum rests in your hands, and you’ll have to do your best to save the world and meet a colourful cast of characters to help you along the way, of course.
When Fantasian was first announced and the developers showed off a unique world filled with diorama-made graphics and detailed 3D characters, it begged the question of how it was possible to achieve such fidelity on a mobile device. Now that we have it in hand, Fantasian not only delivers on what we’ve seen but it plays like a dream, too.
Hironobu Sakaguchi has been blessing consoles with his Final Fantasy games since the beginning, and while this game feels different enough to distinguish itself from previous titles in the series, it is absolutely that style of a role-playing game. Bringing a console-quality role-playing game to mobile I’m sure wasn’t easy, but it delivers the classic feel of the RPGs beloved the world-over and takes the genre into uncharted territory with an art style that delivers an unreal clarity and nearly tangible detail that is breathtaking as each new scene is revealed. While the current build of Fantasian is only the first installment of a two-part adventure, there’s a huge world to explore with plenty to do.
League of Legends
This is no longer a new game for gamers, but it’s still one of the best games so far with million of users access every day.
Riot Games had a tough challenge in bringing League of Legends to mobile. The mega-popular MOBA on PC boasts long match lengths and relies heavily on dedicated focus and teamwork between competing teams of five. This is mostly still true of League of Legends: Wild Rift (Riot’s mobile adaptation of the game), but the end result is still one the most accessible and polished MOBAs you can find anywhere.
Each team’s base automatically spawns minions, and your team’s goal is to help “push” your minions up lanes to the enemy base so they can attack and destroy it. Along the way, you’ll have to destroy towers, fight enemy team members, or perhaps capture secondary objectives to help your efforts, wear down your enemies’ defenses, and press advantages.
Coffee Stain Publishing and Easy Trigger initially released their 80s-inspired action platformer Huntdown last year on PC and console, where it has since received plaudits across the board. But did you know that the game was initially designed with mobile in mind? Well, now it has returned to its original home and fortunately, very little has been lost in translation.
Huntdown takes place in a dystopian cyberpunk future, and you’ll play as one of three bounty hunters who make a living from maintaining order on these deadly streets. Each character has their own default pistol, which boasts infinite ammo, and a unique throwable item that gives them a little personality, although the differences feel fairly minimal.
On paper, Unruly Heroes doesn’t sound like it should work as well as it does. It’s an action-oriented platformer (which is always dicey on touch screens), it’s derivative of games like Rayman Legends, and adds to the veritable sea of games inspired by the Chinese novel Journey to the West. None of this ends up harming the final product, though. Unruly Heroes is a charming and fresh platformer that surprises at every turn, all while feeling and looking great.
Unruly Heroes is a level-based game where you have to run, jump, and fight your way through tight environments that just take a few minutes to get through. You take control of four characters, all of whom have unique powers and abilities to help you traverse these challenging landscapes. Instead of trying to pilot them simultaneously, you simply switch between them by tapping on character portraits at the top of the screen.
As for the story, the game wastes no time with setup. You start wandering a frozen landscape when a goddess abruptly comes down to inform you that your journey westward is fated to be one of the conflicts you must overcome to save the world. This sounds like pretty boilerplate stuff as far as game stories go, but Unruly Heroes humorously undercuts the gravity of the situation with quippy dialog that (infrequently) emerges in the game to weave its levels and bosses together into a cohesive whole.
So that’s all for the top 5 mobile games of 2021 so far. If you have your own top list, please share with us in the comment section below.
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