It used to be that our mobile phones weren’t particularly powerful or capable (think of those feature phones from back in the day). This is why many did not necessarily consider phones as being possible gaming devices, but then when smartphones launched, it started to change the narrative.
In fact, these days we’re starting to see a lot of first-person shooters with incredible graphics that back in the day might have otherwise been exclusive to consoles or PCs. If you do enjoy the FPS genre, then read on because we’ve compiled a list of some of the best FPS games that you can find on Android and iOS devices.
Call of Duty Mobile
Activision and Tencent got together to create Call of Duty Mobile and it is one of the hottest FPS titles available on mobile these days. The game was launched earlier this year and while it might have been a bit late to the party, it certainly wasted no time breaking download and revenue records in the process.
Dead Effect 2
If you’re looking for an FPS title that has more to the game than just shooting things up, maybe you want a bit of story or lore, then Dead Effect 2 could be the game for you. It is an FPS title that mixes in some RPG elements, where gamers can complete missions and collect items to upgrade their weapons and armor.
Shadowgun War Games
While we’re not sure if Blizzard ever has plans to bring Overwatch over to mobile devices, the good news is that if you were after something similar in terms of artstyle gand gameplay, then Shadowgun War Games actually comes pretty close. It features 5-on-5 team matches and is developed by the folks at Madfinger Games who are pretty well-known and have a pretty good reputation when it comes to mobile games.
A lot of FPS titles we’ve come across try to focus too much on creating realistic-looking graphics. While this is perfectly fine, sometimes games can get lost in the mix as they end up looking the same. If you’re after something a bit more unique, then Morphite is definitely worth checking out, where it features RPG and adventure like gameplay combined with an FPS experience, along with a very distinct style of graphics that’s a bit reminiscent of games like No Man’s Sky.
This game is based on IO Interactive’s Hitman franchise, but it will be different in the sense that it features different gameplay. It will still be in an FPS style, but instead of players wandering around a map, they’re instead tasked with using a sniper to take out their targets. There are different missions and goals each time, so it keeps things fresh. Players will also have to be stealthy in the way they eliminate their targets so as not to arouse suspicion or alert others to their presence.
It’s safe to say that without games like Doom, the FPS genre might not necessarily be where it is today. It was one of the earlier FPS titles back in the day alongside titles like Wolfenstein and Quake, although these two titles unfortunately did not get ported to mobile, so if you’re looking to relive the original Doom on your smartphone, here’s your chance to do so.
Dead Trigger 2
This is another fantastic title by Madfinger Games, where instead of the usual sci-fi or military-inspired style of FPS games that we’re used to, this is more of a horror FPS genre where players will have to survive against hordes of zombies. There is a storyline to follow if you enjoy those types of games, and there are also options to unlock weapons and upgrades to help you survive through the end.
One of the problems with a lot of games these days is that they require an internet connection. While most of us probably have some kind of internet connection available to us, the problem is that when there is no connection, like when you’re traveling, then this can be an issue. This is what Cover Fire tries to eliminate as it is an offline game that lets you enjoy the game even if you don’t have an internet connection.