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Are you in the mood for a fantastic new mobile game but have no idea which of the many games on offer you should install on your smartphone? No problem, because we have a little help for you to decide. We present to you: The 21 most popular smartphone games in 2021 that you should have played.
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- Popular Mobile Games 2021
“Fortnite” has long been a cult game on the PC and console, captivating millions of people worldwide. The varied shooter is also available for the smartphone and offers fans an impressive gaming experience that doesn’t hide behind the great original. You can choose to prove your tactical skills alone or go into battle with friends. There are numerous options to upgrade your character and the different combat zones extensively; in addition, cool updates in-game modes, character looks, weapons, unique items, and much more are waiting to be discovered every week. This iconic game will get you hooked on your smartphone in no time. But watch out: Countless people have already fallen for the highly addictive factor of “Fortnite”.
Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans is a viral online strategy game in which the player can build his village. Starting with a town hall, in the course of the game, more and more buildings are added, some of which can also produce essential resources such as gold or elixir. With these, you can buy more buildings but also finance the training of armed forces. “Clash of Clans” is, in fact, not a pure building game, but also a fighting game, in which you have to fend off enemy attacks from foreign armies. However, if you expand your buildings extensively, they will act as a sturdy fortress that not even experienced archers or powerful giants can harm. However, it’s a long way to get there, so you should plan a lot of time if you want to achieve success in Clash of Clans.
Mario Kart Tour
“Mario Kart” has long been a cult game on Nintendo consoles. Now the plumber and his friends are also discovering the smartphone and are competing against each other in “Mario Kart Tour” as the game’s name suggests, the Nintendo heroes race against each other in various places worldwide, both on the most popular tracks of the past games and completely new areas. Of course, you can once again throw yourself off the track with numerous crazy objects and climb up the rankings through solid performances. However, “Mario Kart Tour” is especially fun in multiplayer mode against your friends or up to seven players from all over the world. Buckle up, and let’s go.
For a long time, “Pokémon GO” was one of those mobile games that you couldn’t get around. In the meantime, the hype has died down a bit, but the game from Niantic still captivates numerous players worldwide. As in the anime series of the same name, players set out to catch magical Pokémon that can hide anywhere. The trick is that the animals can be caught on actual streets or in the park – but you can only see them outside your cell phone screen. Since there are no longer crowds of people running through the city centers to catch the best Pokémon, the servers are not quite busy, making “Pokémon GO” even more fun than after release.
The popularity of the game has surged. This multiplayer strategy game is set on a spaceship and played with four to 10 players over local Wi-Fi or online. It’s fun with friends as long as you don’t take it too seriously, but the absolute madness comes when you play online with a group of strangers.
The basic premise is simple: you’re a crew member, and your job is to complete various tasks around the ship – but wait! There is an impostor among you who has a dastardly plan: to slaughter everyone in a gruesome way! Your goal is to find out which of you is the culprit. Along the way, the imposter will try to throw the other players off the scent by sabotaging things, creating alibis, and covering up the murders. When you play as a crew member, you have to make sure that you complete your tasks while figuring out who the impostor is. If you play as an impostor, your goal is to kill everyone before figuring out who the guilty party is. The game is free and surprisingly addictive once you get the hang of it.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
The creators of “Pokémon GO” also come to this impressive game from the Harry Potter universe, which captivates small and large players this year. A terrible disaster has contributed to the fact that magical spells, objects, artifacts, and people have found their way into the world of Muggles. With the help of renowned witches and wizards worldwide, you, as the player, get to help track down the escaped secrets before humanity learns of them. Like in “Pokémon GO“, these are scattered in real life and visible with the help of the cell phone screen. Tracking down these magical elements is not particularly difficult, as a helpful map shows their respective locations. If you’ve always wanted to wave your wand in real life like Harry Potter, Hermione, and Ron, you definitely shouldn’t miss this exciting game.
Super Mario Run
For a long time, Nintendo resisted publishing its games on mobile devices. Thankfully, the responsible parties have changed their minds in the meantime because we can now enjoy the ingenious jump ‘n’ run game “Super Mario Run“, which strongly reminds us of the classic “Super Mario Bros” games. Although Mario runs automatically from left to right for the first time, this change from the traditional games doesn’t detract from the game’s fun. Quite the opposite: The lovingly animated levels in 2D, the many creative ideas, and especially the well-known original sound will quickly get Nintendo nostalgics excited.
Another classic in a new guise is “PAC-MAN 256“. Every video game fan probably knows the greedy Pac-Man, who has to flee from mean ghosts. While the original was a bit old-fashioned 40 years ago, this ingenious remake not only convinces with a more contemporary look but also with several optimizations: For example, the individual levels are now endlessly long, and it is possible to traverse them via lateral portals. With the help of power-ups, you can turn the tables now and then and let the ghosts run away – the futuristic laser beam is particularly ingenious here. A successful remake of a timeless classic, which is ideal for playing on the go or just in between.
Call of Duty: Mobile
It took a long time, but in October 2019, a mobile version of the highly successful first-person shooter “Call of Duty” was finally released. As a fan of the PC and console games, you can look forward to an impressively successful smartphone conversion in “Call of Duty: Mobile“, which convinces with razor-sharp HD graphics and a wide range of original maps from “Black Ops” and “Modern Warfare“. There are different game modes like the “Team Deathmatch”, the solo mode, or the brand new “Battle Royal” mode, in which up to 100 players aim at the same time. The long wait was more than worth it.
“Brawl Stars” is a very entertaining multiplayer game from the makers of “Clash of Clans“, in which the player can let off steam in varied battles. However, this game is not a brutal, first-person shooter but a comparatively cute animated game in comic style, which should also captivate players who don’t know what to do with the fighting game genre. The better you do in each of the three-minute rounds, the more upgrades, optimizations, and skins you unlock bit by bit. Will you manage to be the last player left on the field to secure a place on the leaderboard?
Now one of the pioneers of the entire industry is entering the race. The spin-off of the Steam-based hit shooter is now also available for mobile devices and for free. For a shooter of this quality level, this is a real hammer. You can compete for victory with up to 100 other players on various maps. You start by jumping somewhere over the vast map and have to find weapons and equipment in houses, barns, and everywhere else. The radius of the circle in which you can survive gets smaller over time. If you are outside the ring, you will suffer damage. This is how battles are forced—a classic battle royale mode. The graphics and controls seem almost perfectly mature. The shooter hardly has any drawbacks compared to its PC-based counterpart—one of the best shooters of the entire genre. Just download, have fun, enjoy and forget about time. Attention, this game offers an enormously high addiction potential!
This ingenious 3D endless running adventure from WHAT games is just super cute to look at. The gameplay is relatively simple, as you have to make sure that little Fluffy gets to his destination safely by simply touching the screen with your finger. However, numerous obstacles in his way, including dangerous flamethrowers, ice blocks, circular saws, and lasers, make this undertaking anything but easy, so you’ll need a good dose of skill for some of the passages. However, the hard work is not only rewarded with a lot of points: little by little, you can unlock 60 different Fluffy game characters, one of which is cuter than the other.
“Alto’s Odyssey” is the sequel to the top-rated game “Alto’s Adventure” and even outshines it. In the role of the daring sandboard rider Alto, the player plunges over mountains and valleys at a breathtaking speed that would make even the swift-as-an-arrow hedgehog Sonic pale. While you can perform incredible jumps and moves with the help of relatively simple controls, the eye is treated to impressive landscapes with depth and razor-sharp HD graphics.
And so that the variety doesn’t come up short, “Alto’s Odyssey” offers about 180 mini-missions, which are divided into a total of 60 levels. An entertaining game, which is a lot of fun in between and on the go and is not listed in our top 20 most popular mobile games of 2021 for nothing.
Although “Hay Day” was launched several years ago, the mobile game is still one of the most popular games in 2021 – not for nothing was it ranked number 1 in over 120 countries for a long time.
As a player, you take care of your land to grow crops or exchange trade goods with neighbors and friends. Of course, there are also numerous cute animals that you can give a new home to on your farm – and if the season allows it, you can embellish your house and farm with the help of various beautiful decorative elements. The graphics are designed to be cute to have a lot of fun with the game even younger players—a great game, however, with a high addiction factor.
Infinite Shooting: Galaxy War
Do you remember the cult arcade game “Space Invaders“? The makers of “Infinite Shooting: Galaxy War” must have found the game so excellent that they took it as a model for their own game. The player slips into the role of a pilot who takes a seat in a fighter jet and flies through the endless expanses of space. This will be no joyride becomes apparent after the first fulminant enemies, which have to be cleared from the screen with the help of powerful weapons. What may sound relatively simple provides a lot of entertainment because the difficulty level gets more challenging from level to level – and there are a total of 70 different stages to explore. The outstanding graphics and the deliberately arcade-style sound are also really well done.
The pixelated building block that took gamers and even more YouTube by storm is available on your smartphone. And just like Fortnite, it allows cross-play, which means if you want to play with your friends who are on PS4, Xbox, or PC, you can do that, which is fantastic. Now, Minecraft has a price tag of $7.99, and while that’s often more than people want to spend on mobile games, it’s a steal for this title. Minecraft is one of the most fantastic, most relaxing games out there, especially if you play in creative mode. Escape reality for a while and lose yourself in an imaginative world.
“Hero Rescue” is one of the most popular Android games at the moment and has already been downloaded more than 10 million times from Google’s Play Store. You take on the role of a brave hero who must rescue his beloved princess and collect many valuable treasures along the way. However, this is anything but easy because there are countless tricky puzzles to solve on the way to royalty, which also becomes significantly more difficult from level to level. Ideally, there is no prescribed time in which you have to complete a level so that you can strain your grey cells for a long time. Speaking of long: “Hero Rescue” offers over 1,000 levels, which should keep the game fun for quite a while. Additional entertainment is provided by an integrated multiplayer mode, in which you can call on the active support of your friends.
In “Soul Knight“, the player has to deal with nasty aliens who have made a detour to Earth to steal the Stone of Balance. Of course, humankind can’t let that happen to them. So it comes as it must come: In the cutely animated shooter game in the cult retro look, the lousy aliens get a lot of fire under their butts. In contrast to many similar games, you can look forward to an impressive arsenal of weapons because a total of 170 partly very fancy devices are available to fight against the aliens. Each character also has extraordinary close combat techniques, which prove to be extremely helpful in many a situation. By the way, “Soul Knight” is entertaining in multiplayer mode, where you can go into battle with up to four players.
Bloons TD 6
“Bloons TD 6” is a classic “tower defense game“, which already exists in this kind in countless versions. In this implementation, however, numerous creative ideas have been incorporated, guaranteeing almost limitless gaming fun. This starts with the fact that the game protagonists are not humans but cute little monkeys. They have to make sure that nasty enemies don’t overrun their world in more than 40 varied maps – which isn’t always easy. The defense towers used for this can be upgraded in many ways, however, and the groups consisting of several monkeys also become stronger and stronger as the game progresses with the help of valuable gadgets. “Bloons TD 6” is an entertaining strategy game that will draw the player into its nicely animated world after just a few minutes. You won’t even want to let go of your smartphone.
In Monster Legends, you’ll roam through magical worlds where countless monsters have settled. You’ll first have to capture them, then raise and train them in a unique habitat. After you have taught your monsters various skills, they can compete against other monsters in spectacular arenas and prove their learned skills. Although the gameplay is very reminiscent of “Pokémon”, the game can still provide good entertainment and variety with numerous ideas of its own. A total of over 400 monsters are waiting to be captured by you. New specimens are added week after week, and you can even create your species in this excellent game. Thanks to the cute graphics in colorful cartoon style, Monster Legends is also great for younger players.
Candy Crush Soda Saga
“Candy Crush Soda Saga” is a new game from the makers of Candy Crush Saga, which is already considered one of the most popular mobile games. As a player, you are once again transported to the colorful land of sweets. The gameplay is reminiscent of its predecessor because here, too, you have to combine at least three identical symbols to unlock more levels gradually. In the 2nd part, however, the focus is more on the skillful creation of long chains, and soda also plays a big role. If such a bottle is included in a combination, this triggers a soda effect, which catapults the candies upwards out of the playing field. These and many other innovative ideas make “Candy Crush Soda Saga” a worthy successor to the original that you should know.
Free Fire is a survival shooter game. A round lasts about 10 minutes and takes you to a remote island where you compete against 49 other players, all fighting for survival. Players freely choose their starting point by parachute and try to stay in the safe zone for as long as possible. Ride vehicles to explore the vast map, hide in trenches, or become invisible by driving through grass. Ambush, shoot, survive; there is only one goal: to survive.
You can also play Free Fire as a team with your friends. Up to four players can team up. Easy-to-use controls and smooth graphics also promise a great gaming experience.