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Top 5 Mobile Games of 2020

This year, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing most of us to stay indoors, there has been a huge surge in demand for entertainment options, especially on the phone and online. Mobile games are no different, with people looking for ways to spend their time, and so the best mobile games have seen a lot of new people download and try them out. There has even been a lot of interest in mobile casino and gambling games and apps, with the mobile app from the Borgata casino, for example, proving to be very popular at this time. But for those more interested in more “normal video games” and looking for the best mobile gaming experience, here are the top five games for 2020:

Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart is an absolute classic, as most people born in the ‘80s and ‘90s will testify, and the latest version for mobile phones, Mario Kart Tour, is yet another addition to the successful series of titles that Nintendo has built up over the last couple of years.

While there has been some criticism of its loot box and microtransaction mechanics, it remains free-to-play, and is one of the best games if you are looking to go back to your childhood and relive those memories, with much better graphics and features to speed you along.

Fortnite

This has become a global phenomenon, and has racked up millions of players ever since its launch. Fortnite has been constantly innovating and changing things in its gameplay and features, and one of the best things it has pulled off recently has been the ‘Party Royale’, where the likes of Travis Scott, deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Dillon Francis have performed live, virtual concerts for Fortnite players in the game itself. It also supports cross-platform play, so you can play across your mobile, PC and gaming console without losing your progress, achievements or skins.

Pokemon GO

Another of Nintendo’s hits from recent years, Pokemon GO was a huge step in the move towards augmented reality (AR) gaming, with players able to overlay the game on top of the real world and thus be able to ‘catch’ Pokemon in their surroundings. While it may not be as appealing to play being stuck inside your homes, as the game needs people to be moving in order to capture Pokemon and visit important places in the game, Nintendo has made changes to the game to allow playing from indoors to be a lot more fun.

Hearthstone

Hearthstone has become one of the biggest card-based games of all time, and it has done extremely well since being brought onto mobile phones. As fans would know, the game has characters from the immensely popular World of Warcraft game series, and this is a must-have for fans of strategy games, with some extremely complicated decks, but at the same time, simple and intuitive controls.

Words With Friends

One of the best games to play at the moment, Words With Friends allows you to play virtual Scrabble with your friends, and believe us, you will be engrossed and infuriated by the time a match ends. It is a brilliant way to stay connected with your friends in these times, and also serves as a great distraction from everything going around, with matches lasting up to an hour, or even longer at times.

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Written by Roger Williams