If you own an Android or Apple smartphone or tablet, you know that the device has the potential to do more than just make calls or watch movies.
You smartphone or tablet gives you access to an app store with games that are both free and paid. Some of that content may feel gimmicky, whereas other titles really prove the potential of your touchscreen device.
For hardcore gamers, the idea of mobile gaming just seems ludicrous, until of course, they see some of the less superficial efforts available. To give them some choice, we decided to make a list of the five best action games for their Android and iOS devices:
One of the most iconic console games, GTA III has made its way on your handheld device. It is an open world game where you taken on missions to be the worst criminal on the streets. The controls of the game too have been optimised for use on the touchscreen. The game comes complete (like its console counterpart) with voice acting as well as the complete soundtrack. It is the perfect game for that long drive.
If you have a smartphone or a tablet that is running on the Tegra 3 processor, then this is a game that you must play. Shadow Gun is a game that is very similar to Gears of War. It is a third person cover-based shooter. The graphics of the game are truly stunning giving some console games a run for their money. The game puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter who must take on and destroy a mutant army.
Nova 3 is easily the best looking first person shooter game to hit the iOS and Android Platform. The only drawback is its controls. However, even if you are a hardcore gamer we recommend you try this game. The story is okay, sound is good and the graphics are really good. If you can get past the clunky controls and the occasional glitches, you will definitely enjoy the game. There may be little incentive to run through the story a second time but there is incentive to revisit the multiplayer option in the game. The game looks very reminiscent of the Halo franchise and that isn’t a bad thing at all.
Prince of Persia Classic
Old is gold, and no game emphasises the need to save a damsel in distress in a limited amount of time in the way that Prince of Persia does. Replay the adventure of the original Prince of Persia in a complete new skin as you battle your way through the dungeon to rescue the Princess. The levels are filled with fiendish traps, which will test your acrobatic skills, and with prison guards who can only be defeated by excellent swordplay or trickery!
Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises is another extremely solid game from Gameloft, a company that has mastered bringing near-console quality games to the mobile space. It's a tight movie tie-in that manages to avoid disappointment. The game is very reminiscent for the recently successful Batman Arkham City franchise and that is a very good thing. If you are a fan of the caped crusader, you should definitely try out this game.