Mobile gaming has taken over the video game market, generating billions of dollars in revenue for the industry. In the United States alone, free to play games (F2P) garnered $13.2 billion while the whole sector made $25.2 billion in 2021. This is over half (57%) of the entire gaming industry’s revenue.
The games being released today have never been better due to the advancements in smartphone technology. With higher graphics, improved hardware, and more powerful processing power, the leap in quality is staggering. As popular games like Fortnite came back to Apple’s App Store in 2021, the use of phones as gaming consoles has become the norm.
Because there are so many releases this year, here are just a few coming out that you should try:
Action – Apex Legends Mobile
Apex Legends first came onto the scene in 2019 and people immediately flocked to play it. It is a battle royale game equipped with a ranked system for people who wish to play competitively. Apex Legends Mobile is set to release on February 28 of this year after receiving positive reception during beta testing. Its mobile version will have all the same features that its PC and console counterparts have, making it a seamless switch for those who want to play the game on the go.
Casino – Zynga
Though Zynga was first released in 2007, it slowly rose to become the most played poker app. Texas Hold’em is the poker game of choice for this platform as it is considered the “Cadillac of Poker”. On Zynga, people can challenge friends in matches or play against people all over the world in tournaments. The platform also offers a weekly leaderboard for regular players. For an old game, Zynga still holds up as a classic among poker enthusiasts and novices in 2022.
Adventure/Role Playing – GTA Trilogy
If you have been playing video games since the early 2000s, you’re probably familiar with Grand Theft Auto and its many iterations. GTA Trilogy, which is made up of GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA San Andreas, was announced by Rockstar to be coming out in early 2022. Here, players will be able to feel the nostalgia that the games can provide and make use of all their features, whether it’s going to the casino to play Blackjack or enabling different cheats.
Horror/Survival – Alien Isolation
Fans of the horror game genre will be all-too-familiar with Alien Isolation. Released in 2014, this game from Creative Assembly quickly cemented itself as a classic. The mobile version is said to be similar to its earlier counterparts, highlighting the importance of stealth and strategy. Players will have to finish their tasks without being caught by their enemies, making for tense gameplay. This game was released in late 2021 so fans of the game can easily find it on the app store of their phones.
Finding the right games that you will enjoy can be difficult with the number of apps being released. These are just a few you should look out for and try this year.