Be it maxing out your settings on your battlestations or lounging in your living room with snacks at hand, none can beat the versatility of the mobile phone and the ability to play anywhere, anytime.
Though the platform is shunned by a majority of gamers these days, the mobile gaming genre has evolved by leaps and bounds by improving on controls, game mechanics, and graphical fidelity in such a compact package that even gives the major releases of the year a run for its own money.
Today, in conjunction with the 2022 NYX Game Awards, we have picked out three of the best mobile games that have won in the previous season of the contest that is (mostly!) available for download today! So charge up your phone, free up some space on your storage drive, and get playing after this list!
Now available on the Apple App Store in Apple Arcade, take a journey of a lifetime with a friend and two more side by side with you as you complete mission quests and fly around a mysterious new planet in the franchise’s iconic starfighters in a galaxy far, far away from your couch in a galaxy not too far away from here!
You can customize your very own LEGO character with a multitude of different pieces that best represents yourself in the real world, or even build a character that fits the narrative of the deep and vibrant lore of the Star Wars universe. As a Castaway in this uninhabited island, no one is a bad guy. So a player in complete Stormtrooper armor can still be the best of friends with a Rebel foot soldier!
With two different weapon types you can choose to defeat your adversaries, you can choose a lightsaber (or a mop!) and go full-Jedi as you slash your enemies to bits, or opt for a blaster instead and pick your targets from a safe distance.
If you have three more friends with a smartphone and a burning passion for the Star Wars franchise, you can band together in 4-man parties and go on raid-style missions. Run through countless levels in increasing difficulty and complete mission objectives with efficiency, teamwork and the power of friendship and be rewarded together with epic loot to strengthen your characters!
Band together with other castaways in a galaxy far, far away with a friend and two more now available for download at the Apple App Store today!
From the stars and sky above, we now return to the atmosphere for something that is a little bit more grounded and casual. So stash away your blasters and lightsabers and put on your flannels and apron and start baking for your life in your family’s old café in Love & Pies!
Set in the middle of the peaceful countryside, you play as Amelia Green, a single mother who just went through a messy divorce and returning to your old family café to stay there for the rest of your life. However, upon arrival, you will come to find out that the establishment has burnt down in a fire and you must work your butt off to restore the café to its former glory!
But Love & Pies is not a straightforward game about fixing up your little family business! Oh no, as it turns out, there are some outside forces that are responsible for the burning down of your family café and you must dig through your family’s history of dark secrets, past romantic flames, and rivalries amongst the townspeople and try to narrow down whodunnit!
Love & Pies is styled after the typical Spanish telenovelas of the 1980’s if you’ve ever come across them in a Hispanic’s household before. Hilariously filled with the same overused and generic tropes and scenario that you will encounter in the story! Speaking of which, the story is one that is incredibly engaging and filled with mystery as you hunt down the arsonist, rekindle old flames from your previous love life, and stand up against multi-trillion conglomerates and stop their nefarious plans. You know, standard television series stuff!
The best part? The story is still being updated to this day. Further exploring the unique and quirky townsfolk and characters and expanding on their backstories. The writers also made it a goal to champion equality, inclusivity and above all, friendship.
So if a story shrouded in mystery sounds appealing to you, then head on over to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and download it for free now!
Following their winning-streak in producing some great and addictive games set in the small town of Hawkins, Netflix is back at creating another great Stranger Things game to celebrate the fourth and final season of the long-running series!
Hawkins is in deep trouble once again, and the corruption of the Upside Down is starting to affect not only the townsfolk, but also other objects that are out hunting down our favorite cast of characters!
Rather than the typical 16-bit graphics RPG game that we’ve already seen in the previous entries, the visuals are crisp and perfectly embody the ‘80s cartoon style that we’ve all grown up watching every Saturday morning during our childhoods. In addition to that, you won’t be spamming your most powerful attacks to take out Demogorgons and other deadly possessed kitchenware. Instead, it is now a RPG-puzzle hybrid game that forces you to think about the next move you must make to match your adversary’s weaknesses and deal immense amounts of damage.
One cool thing that we’ve found about this game is that this isn’t a faithful retelling of the original series we all know and love. Instead, the entire story has been drastically rewritten to become a new, fresh world and story while also maintaining the true spirit of Stranger Things.
Stranger Things Puzzle Things will introduce you to all the characters we are familiar with and sends you on a journey to other landmarks that are featured prominently in the show. Such as the Palace Arcade, Starcourt Mall, and of course, the dreaded Upside Down.
So if you still have that Stranger Things itch that you desperately need to scratch, then Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales is definitely a game that you need to check out now!
Unfortunately, Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales is no longer available for download in both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. But that’s not the end of the world, as Stranger Things: Puzzle tales will permanently be moving over to Netflix by the end of the year and can be accessed in the games section if you have a Netflix account. So look forward to that until then!
In a world where the gaming scene is flooded with next-gen titles for the PC, PlayStation and Xbox. Mobile gaming is frequently overshadowed by the Nintendo Switch as an objectively superior option for portable gaming.
And if you think that the PC or console is the better gaming experience. Try giving mobile games like the ones we’ve listed above a try, you’ll be pleasantly surprised on how engaged you will be like all of us when we downloaded them for the very first time!
If you’re hankering for more mobile games, or maybe looking for something new to play. Head on over to our Winner’s Page in the official NYX Game Awards website and take a gander for yourself!