As much as gamers would want to take their whole PC rig or their favorite console with them on holiday or while they travel – most of the time, that just isn’t going to happen. Luckily game developers have made use of having great build environments and mobile devices capable of running great games.
Some of the biggest PC and console games have made the effortless jump to mobile devices. And some consoles were designed with travel and commuters in mind – like the Nintendo Switch.
Oxenfree has been out for a few years now, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most fun mobile games around. It has that typical, and oh-so-enjoyable indie feel and is a story-driven game. Making it ideal for people who love to read the texts and really dive into the game a bit more.
Alex (you) finds themselves in the middle of a spooky island, deep into a supernatural mystery.
Oxenfree is not a short game, so it works if you have a long journey in the books – and one of the best things about it is the dynamic conversations you can have with other characters.
Monument Valley II
Monument Valley is stunning visually, which is good because sometimes it can be incredibly frustrating too. Monument Valley is a puzzle game, but it offers some of the most interesting puzzle genres. You’ll guide your character through the levels – some of which are quite tricky!
While it looks simple, thanks to the graphics and design, it poses some mind-boggling puzzles that might require some out-of-the-box thinking.
The optical illusions trick your eyes and mind with relative ease, and even those who are used to puzzle games will enjoy the challenge here.
So if you’re looking for something that isn’t your standard puzzle game – this is the one for you.
A highly underrated casino game that comes into its own with the transition into mobile gaming. Since craps don’t have a whole lot of variation from the in-person version, it makes it a nice easy transition from land-based playing to playing on a mobile device.
Craps games with Virgin Games are fast and easy to play on the go. If you’ve got time to spare at the airport or on public transport, it is exciting enough to keep you awake, so you don’t miss your connection or stop – and short enough so that you aren’t going to get into a long match and be holding your phone in your hand while handing over tickets to the desk.
Pokemon Go is the ideal game that you can pick up and put down as you need to while on the go. What makes it great for playing as you travel is that some pokemon are only found in specific areas – and that means you can collect some good ones on your travels.
Pokemon Go has community events and regular updates, making it more immersive than it was when it was originally released.
Perhaps what makes Pokemon Go a great game is that it will encourage you to explore any of the places that you are in – the more you walk, the more eggs you hatch, and the more likely you are to find new Pokemon – a gaming and health win!
League of Legends: Wild Rift
LoL WR is one of the examples of a hugely popular PC game making the crossover onto mobile devices. Wild Rift isn’t just the standard game modified for mobile; it is built entirely for the mobile experience.
With the size of LoL (the PC version), a straight mobile app wasn’t possible, so for fans who love the original, Wild Rift was created.
You can play on mobile for free, and it is currently in ‘coming coon’ mode for consoles.
There are a few games that have the same type of play as Alto’s Odyssey, but Alto manages to stand out from the crowd. What Alto’s Odyssey does so well is that the layers of graphics offer something beautiful to look at.
There are enough different ways to play the game so most people will be kept interested. There are mechanics introduced as you play to rejuvenate how the game plays, and like most games, there are goals that you need to work towards completing.
Not all mobile games need to be fast-paced and hectic, and this is a fine example of mobile games that would come in the ‘cozy gaming’ category. Ideal for travelers who like to unwind as they play.
Mobile gaming has come a long way, and even some of the older models of smartphones have the capability to play newer games! Travel often offers up plenty of time where waiting is the only thing to do – and mobile gaming can stave off boredom with ease.