For a long time, people who took gaming seriously wanted to play on console and PC. And in many respects, many people still use these devices. However, because of the advancements made with smartphones, and Androids, in particular, many are now opting to game on mobile. So, to get the best of both worlds, gamers turn to console and PC conversions.
ARK: Survival Evolved
ARK: Survival Evolved is a first-person survival shooter with a big reputation. One of the immediate things the developers get right here is that even though this is a game that heavy in terms of Gigabits, it’s a doddle to get installed. The relatively effortless way the average mobile player gets games installed is reflected in the aggressive upward trend we continue to see with downloaded mobile casino games, which also tend to be significant in size. As well as having a massive title to enjoy, ARK: Survival Evolved also delivers dinosaurs in abundance. And it’s all wrapped up with console-level visuals. It’s pretty much the perfect port in that respect.
Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition
Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition comes via Overhaul Games. It is a title that is perfect for those into their RPGs. With any role-playing game, you’re immediately looking for a storyline that is up to scratch, and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition ticks this box with aplomb. But when you factor in the excellent gameplay, character depth, this is another conversion for Android-based devices that looks the part. All of the above, makes this game another must-play. RPG lovers should undoubtedly take note.
Brawlhalla is a game that built up a stellar reputation and high level of popularity before it made the move onto mobile, and more specifically, Android. It’s free to download, play and install, which is never a bad thing. And who is going to turn their nose up at a multiplayer brawler, especially as it gives off Super Smash Bros vibes? With any brawler and game where button-bashing is required, the controls have to be kept as simple as possible, which is certainly the case here. The graphics are also cartoon-like, or what you’d expect to see on handheld consoles, and they work really well in Brawlhalla as they seem to fit.
Dragon Quest III
Some developers have a game that is available to enjoy on console and PC, and then make a couple of adjustments to port it over to Android, and it works. But Square Enix, the creators of Dragon Quest III, went the extra mile to optimise this JRPG to ensure it delivered totally. And what do they get in return? Well, Dragon Quest III is undoubtedly the best JRPG available to play on Android and one of the best conversions in general. Optimisations they made include switching the view to portrait, with a quicksave function added due to the pick-up and play nature of mobile gaming. But the Dragon Quest III experience remains authentic and as good as ever.