Gaming phones have definitely become fashionable, to the point that manufacturers that in theory do not have these models inject some of their characteristics. The proof is in the constantly increasing refresh rate of the screens, or in the implementation of more efficient and advanced cooling systems.
So now that they are closer to hand than ever, you’ve bought yourself one and you know what? It does the same as the rest but with one caveat: your new ‘gaming’ phone is more prepared than the rest to face really heavy and demanding games. It is time to try them, if you think so, so let’s collect here the games that tighten the pegs the most to mobiles in which they are installed.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt may sound familiar to you since it is a fairly well-known title. Its best quality is that it mounts a graphic engine capable of absorbing everything that you put near it, and that is that the power required of this game is such that it expands to cover your entire phone. Not in vain, it is one of the games that we usually use here in Engadget to test fluency of mobile phones.
When it comes to the storage you need, Asphalt 9: Legends doesn’t fall short either. The initial download is relatively small but when we need the additional file things get complicated, raising the set to (for the moment) around 1.8GB. We say for the moment why Asphalt 9: Legends grows a little with each new update it receives. So if you want to know what your ‘gaming’ phone is capable of, this should be one of the first games to try.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Mortal Kombat Mobile
An old acquaintance from the world of videogames, the always bloodthirsty adult fighting game (+18), although at the time of reality anyone comes close to taste a little of the blood that is spilled during their fights. The best thing about this version for mobile phones is that it is very similar to the one we enjoy on consoles. The worst, that means that we need a powerful team to fully enjoy it.
Again we are facing a title that will consume between 1.8GB and 2GB of internal space, although its fluidity is remarkable if we have a powerful processor and sufficiently fast memories in our hands, two of the characteristics of ‘gaming’ phones. As in the case of Asphalt, Mortal Kombat is free although we will have purchases inside, but we can approach it without risk to test our mobile phone.
On mobile phones, PUBG went a bit more unnoticed due to the uncontrolled irruption of the Fortnite fever, but that did not prevent the game from continuing to garner fans across the planet. And one of its advantages (and disadvantages) resides in its graphic section: the PUBG experience on mobile phones is very close to what we have on a PC or on a console, and that needs good hardware behind to get the most out of your graphics engine.
Here we talk about a little more need for internal space, since PUBG on mobile it already moves close to 2.5GB. And if we are going to face him, let’s not separate ourselves too much from the charger or the plug, because PUBG Mobile is really demanding in this regard. If your mobile falls into the category of ‘gaming’, raise the graphics to the maximum and enjoy.
There is no doubt that Fortnite was not the one who started the formula of the ‘Battle Royale’ in action and shooting games, the shooters of a lifetime, but Yes, it contributed, and in what way, to his fever exploding. Epic’s title spent quite some time topping the list of top-grossing titles, and surely also the list of the largest number of active players skyrocketing on a shrinking island.
In one of its updates, it also incorporated control with Bluetooth controls, so the experience was much closer to that of PCs and consoles. Without a doubt, one of those recommended in this list of titles to squeeze the graphics of your phone. Download it, parachute and survive as long as you can. Of course, you will have to go to the Epic store because it is not on Google Play. You fight for the pasta.
Fortnite for Android
Call of Duty: Mobile
One of the last to arrive, although it has been with us for a few months, was Call of Duty: Mobile. One of the best-known shooters sagas in the PC universe and traditional game consoles, and now in the mobile world including Battle Royale mode that already seems essential in any game of this style worth its salt.
As in others on the list, in Call of Duty: Mobile we can choose to raise the graphic section, and if our mobile is ready for it we can raise it to the maximum. Give it a try even if you don’t like this kind of game, if only to see what the mobile phone is capable of that you have in your hands. Without a doubt, a graphic and demanding marvel.
Call of Duty: Mobile
We started with Asphalt and it was not fair that GRID Autosport, one of the last games that has entered the gifts for Stadia Pro users, was not on this list. Yes, GRID is on Android and although its price is 10.99 euros, we will not regret having paid it. Inside we will find everything already unlocked, without further additional purchases, just speed and passion for four-wheelers.
We have not commented on it previously in other titles but the usual thing for these games is that it can be connect a physical controller so you don’t have to play with touch controls. At GRID we have this possibility and we only need to pair our Bluetooth remote with the phone to be able to enjoy a graphical experience close to that of traditional consoles.
Honkai Impact 3rd
We are going to close this list with the most graphically demanding games on Android with one that (we believe) is one of the great unknown. Honkai Impact 3rd is everything a beat ’em up in the purest Japanese style. The graphic section is fascinating, as is the level of demand that requires an execution with high resolution graphics. And yes, we have them available inside.
With this Honkai Impact we not only have a very entertaining and visually fascinating game, but we are also facing the most demanding in space on the list. Between the game itself and additional files, Honkai Impact 3rd easily go over 4GB of space on our phone. A jewel to discover and that will surely make our new ‘gaming’ phone very hot.
Honkai Impact 3rd
From the same creators of Honkai Impact 3rd, Genshin Impact was born, a title that quickly climbed positions and has become the ‘benchmark’ of the manufacturers themselves, as it is frequently reflected in product presentations. An RPG title for mobile capable of extracting every gram of power from a smartphone, despite adapting to the benefits of each mobile in particular.
Raising the graphic level to the maximum, with Genshin Impact we obtain a game experience so similar to a traditional console that seems to have been born for the ‘gaming’ niche, and we recommend it as one of the most demanding games (and also the best) that we can find right now on mobile.
And apart from all these, can you think of another that should be part of this list? There you have the comments, share the most demanding titles you’ve ever come across and we will put them to the test.