The year 2020 has seen some great games come out for our smartphones. In the second half of the year especially, gamers have been looking for the next best thing to fill the PUBG Mobile-shaped void in their hearts. Smartphone gaming has become a thing of its own and is even giving a tough competition to consoles and PCs. From phone manufacturers to network providers, everybody has taken note of this and is offering their best services to the gamers. Airtel, for one, has given special focus to lowering latency and ping and has become a favourite among gamers. Opensignal, a global standard on mobile network analysis, declared it in their latest report. Airtel won four out of seven awards in the report including the very first best Games Experience award.
So, if you’re looking for a new game to play, take a look at these top mobile games right now.
Genre: RPG, Adventure
If you’re tired of being cooped up in your room due to the pandemic, there’s nothing better than an open-world RPG game. If that got your attention, you’d like Genshin Impact which has received critical acclaim since its release. In this game, you and your sibling have arrived in Tevyat from a distant world. You need to journey across Tevyat to seek answers from the gods of each element by exploring the massive open world that is filled with various characters. The game features a party system and allows you to summon new characters with gacha mechanics. The stunning open world and fluid combat make Genshin Impact a great mobile game you can play with your friends while tackling challenging domains and fighting dangerous bosses.
Genre: Social Deduction, Action
Developer Innersloth’s Among Us has become immensely popular in the past few weeks. You can team up with up to 10 players to prepare your spaceship for take-off. However, there is at least one impostor who is trying to kill everyone else. Crewmates can win either by completing tasks or by identifying and voting off the impostor. While you can play it with random players online, it is best played with friends so you can talk and discuss freely. Being a multiplayer game, you need a good network as much as you need ‘9000 IQ’ strategies and great cooperation. Any network issue or high ping can result in you getting automatically kicked out of the game. If we go by the Opensignal report, Airtel, with its lowest latency and fastest download speed, is your best bet for a great game.
Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad
Genre: RPG, Action
In Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad, you play as a commander of an elite squad of soldiers. The game features intense 5v5 real-time strategy battles and various combat zones from earlier games such as The Division’s Brooklyn Bridge, Rainbow Six Siege’s Presidential Plane, Ghost Recon Wildlands’ Death Angel Church, Splinter Cell Blacklist’s Detention Facility, and more.
Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad comes with multiple characters including Sam Fisher, Nomad, Caveira, Megan, El Sueno, Walker and others. For the first time, you can team up with the heroes and villains of previous games. You can challenge other teams in PvP modes and play with your friends in Guild Wars.
Call of Duty: Mobile
Genre: Battle Royale, Shooter
Call of Duty: Mobile launched a year ago but the game is still just as popular. If you are still not over PUBG Mobile, this is the game that will bring you closest to that feeling. The season 11 of the game will introduce new maps, characters, game modes, weapons, and more. The new map, King, will be available for Gunfight and Duel. Along with these, the game gets a new mode called Cranked, where you need to get kills or assists before the timer runs out. Call of Duty: Mobile is also adding new cosmetics and events to celebrate the game’s first anniversary as well as Halloween.
Free Fire Booyah Day Patch
Genre: Battle Royale, Shooter
Fashioned after games like PUBG and Fortnite, Garena’s Free Fire is a great battle royale game. The latest Booyah! Day update introduces a new spawn island, rebalances some weapons, and adds new features. You will now be able to cook a grenade before throwing and use your teammate to get a jump boost. The game has also added an upgraded training island that comes with a private movie theatre, target arcade, vehicle updates, and more. The new update helps in keeping the game interesting and attract new players.
With great visuals and fast-paced gameplay, these titles are sure to keep you busy for a while. We all can agree that 2020 would have been much more stressful without easy access to amazing mobile games. Much-awaited multiplayer games like League of Legends: Wild Rift and Apex Legends will make the world of mobile gaming even more exciting.