Mobile Games are another month stronger. So strong, in fact, that there are now 21 mobile games that have grossed over $1 billion dollars. October was a fruitful month for console games, but mobile developers aren’t shying away from the contest. To match this month’s releases of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and The Witcher 3, a respectable list of mobile games hit the App Store. The best and brightest mobile games of October 2019 are all right here!
Call of Duty: Mobile
Piggy-backing off the hype surrounding the release of Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Mobile is generating more buzz than any mobile game in history. The game was downloaded 100 million times in the first week alone. This shattered the previous record of 90 million first-week downloads, which was held by last month’s Mario Kart Tour.
The attention is warranted, as the game includes some of the franchise's most iconic features and gives players a chance to play their favorite game modes on the go. If you’re a fan of the CoD, the mobile adaptation is well worth a download.
Genre: Action, FPS
Swipe your own adventure game Alluris occupies a unique space among mobile, RPGs. You can play as a bard, an elf, or ratfolk and make your way across the kingdom, watching the story unfold as you do.
Alluris is a rogue-like title, sending adventures back to the title screen with every misstep. However, the challenge is part of the charm. As the story is written, players unlock new starting points and new paths to explore. Pay-to-play isn’t a recipe that typically works in the mobile arena, but Alluris is doing just fine.
Most puzzle games typically exist within a certain level of abstraction. However, Mini Motorways isn’t like most puzzle games. Use your tactical and spacial awareness to unclog traffic jams as you watch your metropolis grow.
If you’ve ever sat in rush-hour traffic and wondered how city planners could have bungled the city’s roadways to such an extreme level, Mini Motorways is for you. The efficiency of your next morning commute rests on your shoulders alone.
Cost: Free with Apple Arcade
Game of the Month: Dread Nautical
Dread Nautical is a turn-based, rogue-like adventure that is packaged along with the Apple Arcade. As the name suggests, the game is set at sea aboard a cruise liner called “Hope.” However, passengers have more than the murky depths of the surrounding ocean to be worried about.
The cruise ship finds its way into some unholy water, and players are tasked with recruiting other living passengers to help fight through hordes of zombies, scavenge for food, and collect useful resources. Make the right choices, and you just might escape this vacation alive.
Cost: Free with Apple Arcade
Genre: Strategy RPG
More Mobile Games This Year
Mobile gaming’s popularity shows no signs of slowing. Mobile gaming is attracting more players and more revenue than ever before, which means the games are only going to improve in quality and quantity. As a reflection of the gaming industry's mobile-leaning evolution, December delivers a laundry list of new titles to mobile platforms, so start clearing your storage space now.
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