The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a massive surge in the mobile gaming market. Instead of traveling to a land-based casino, people have been signing up for mobile casino apps and playing casino games on their mobile devices. However, even before the pandemic meant everybody was told to stay indoors, mobile gaming was experiencing growth and becoming more popular. In the early years of mobile phones, they were not as powerful as they are today, but the competition among smartphone makers led to some significant leaps in the mobile phone market.
Consequently, we are now enjoying mobile phones that are powerful enough to handle some top-quality games that we could only play on a PV previously. Because mobile games offer more convenience and more versatility than playing on PC, mobile games have become so prominent because you can play them anywhere and anytime.
With that said, we have provided a list of some of the best and most popular mobile games on both iOS and Android for 2021.
PUBG, otherwise known as Player unknown battleground, debuted in March 2017 as a PC game and has quickly established itself as one of the most popular mobile games worldwide. When it was first released, the game was only available on PC. However, as news emerged that it would be released on mobile devices, it caused so much excitement that about 75 million pre-registered on the game.
As of this moment, it hits a staggering 500M+ on Google Play, which highlights how loved PUBG Mobile is. It is one of the most downloaded mobile games in 2021.
One of the pioneers of the shooting genre in the mobile market, in addition to being one of the most popular mobile games ever created. Free Fire is an online shooting game that you can play alone or with your friends for some multiplayer action. Initially released in August 2017, the game quickly became so popular that it reached a Biliion+ download on Google play.
The game is a battle royal survival game where you drop from a plane and use a parachute to choose your landing zone and then search for items to help you survive. You will also pick up things like guns and ammo along the way. Like other battle royal shooter games, you will fight against the enemy in the playable zone or a safe zone, and the last player standing will be declared the winner.
Genshin Impact is a fantasy and open-world RPG game that can be played on both PC and mobile. It debuted on September 28, 2020, and instantly won plaudits for how beautiful it is. The graphics on this game are amazing, the colors are well balanced, and it is a visual marvel.
The game-play also makes this one of the most popular games available. It is an open-world kind of game that has a lot of interaction between players. You can glide and climb your way around the vast open-world map of Teyvat.