When you think of gaming you might not initially think of mobile phones and tablets; consoles and gaming PCs probably first come to mind. But, according to USA Today, the iPhone is the most popular gaming device, even besting Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox gaming consoles.
Of course, this probably isn’t all that surprising given the plethora of apps on the App Store, especially when many of them are casual free games that are both quick to download and play. But not all games are created equal. While games like Disney’s Emoji Blitz and Pokémon GO are fun to play without taking up a lot of time, storage space, or processing power, they’re not the only type of games in Apple’s catalog.
What about the hardcore gamers or even the gamers that just want a bit more? Are there games that fit the bill for gamers that want more than arcade-style and quick-fix games? Of course there are!
What Is a “Console-Like” Game?
Before we dive in, you might be wondering what exactly a console-like game is. Modern game consoles have come along way, and at the end of the day, there aren’t many current games that can compare to the graphics found on modern-day consoles. But, there are some games that push the boundaries of what we’ve come to expect from mobile games.
We’ll be looking at games with fantastic 3D gameplay, beautiful mobile graphics, large open worlds, and games that are also available on PC and other gaming systems. We‘ll take a look at games from major developers and games that are setting the stage for even better experiences in future iterations of Apple’s mobile platforms and devices.
Whether you’re looking for an actual console game that’s come to iOS or unique exclusive content, there is likely something for you. Continue reading to browse five amazing console-like games for the iPhone and iPad.