Whether you’re a diehard iPhone fan, an Android aficionado or a devotee on Windows, chances are you’ve got more than one mobile game installed on your handset. From addictive games, like Candy Crush Saga to classic card games, such as solitaire, and action roleplay, like Battleheart Legacy, there really is something for everyone.
If you’re already involved in an online league, you cut your commute by playing the latest puzzles or you face off against your friends, prepare to spend a lot more time on your phone in 2020. With a wide range of games launching in the new year, you’ll be reaching for tablets and phones to try out the best of them.
If you want to get a head start on the action, take a look at this roundup of the games we’ll all be playing in 2020…
League of Legends: Wild Rift
Despite being one of the most popular computer games of all times, League of Legends didn’t hit mobile screens until 2019. For fans who waited years for their favourite franchise to be available on mobile, you’re in for double your luck as a new LoL game launches in 2002.
Wild Rift is designed for mobile devices, so each battle lasts around 15-20 minutes, rather than the usual 45 minutes. While in-app purchases are expected, developers have assured fans that Wild Rift will be free to play and won’t feature any pay-to-win mechanics either. For players using a PAYG SMARTY SIM, a mobile contract or free WiFi, free to play games are always welcome. With no need to buy in-play accessories unless you want to, the move towards free gaming is a bonus too.
With great graphics, a new design for touchscreens and free downloads, everyone with a mobile device will be playing League of Legends: Wild Drift in 2020.
If you’re already a fan of the Netflix series, you won’t be able to resist downloading the Stranger Things game for mobile devices. Available on Android and iOS, you can explore the Upside Down via augmented reality.
Designed to be used throughout your day, Stranger Things on mobile will become a must-have app. Much in the same way as Pokémon Go combined interactive play with real-life adventures, Stranger Things will encourage you to adapt your behaviours to succeed in the virtual world.
Published by NetEase, EVE Echoes is the mobile spin-off based on EVE. While the game is still player-driven, EVE Echoes does deviate from its namesake. With fresh economy and meta, players will have the chance to explore from scratch and star in their own intergalactic battles.
The complexity of this alternate universe might seem a little too involved for shorter gameplays but it’s easy to get the hang of. Of course, experienced EVE players will naturally have a head-start when it comes to their mobile launch. However, you don’t need to be put off if you’ve never heard of the game before. While many details are still being kept under wraps, developers have assured users that new users will be as impressed with the game as diehard fans.
Want to track your sleep patterns and catch Pokémon while you snooze? Now you can! The latest incarnation from Pokémon, Sleep is set to be as popular as it’s previous mobile craze; Pokémon Go. Determined to turn ‘sleep into entertainment’, developers maintain that the game will incentivise healthy sleeping habits.
So far, it seems users will need a Pokémon Go Plus Plus if they want to take advantage of Pokémon Sleep features. (No, really, that’s what it’s called). When you connect your Pokémon Go Plus Plus to your phone via Bluetooth, it will collect your sleep data and use it in the game. Ultimately, the better you sleep, the more you’re rewarded.
While the need for an extra piece of equipment might be a bit much for casual users, Pokémon fans are already awaiting the launch of the latest Pokémon game. If Pokémon Go is anything to go by, it’s set to take the mobile world by storm.
Already a popular alternative to the megahit Fortnite, Apex Legends is due for mobile release in 2020. Already in its third non-mobile season, the game has been a smash hit since its launch in 2019. As a free-to-play option, it’s expected that the mobile game will also be free to download.
If you like Battle Royale games and you’re ready to battle for fortune and game, get ready for Apex Legends on mobile. The character-driven platform puts you in control and transports you into the Outlands. As outlaws, explorers and pioneers all fight it out to take control, players pick their character, round up a squad and devise strategies to outwit their opponents. You’ll need quick reflexes for combat, forward-thinking to plan your takeover and a sense of adventure to triumph.
Expected to be one of the most popular mobile games of the year, you’ll be waiting a little while for this one. With a current release date of October 2020, fans are already counting down the days until Apex Legends is available on mobile devices.
Super Meat Boy Forever
An unexpected sequel to Super Meat Boy, the mobile game brings classic platform style to mobile devices. To succeed, Bandage Girl and Meat Boy must rescue their daughter, Nugget. However, they’ll need to tackle a wide variety of obstacles in their way first. Slide, run, jump, punch, kick and tackle to fight your way through and take on a selection of baddies along the way.
With 7,000 levels to get through, it’s the game that just keeps giving. If you’re a fan or old school video games or you’re looking for something that will entertain you, Super Meat Boy Forever is your ultimate pick.
The best mobile games of 2020
With something to suit all interests, 2020 is going to be the year of the mobile game. As devices become more advanced than ever before, the enhanced graphics and playability makes RPG and MMO a fantastic option for mobile users. With strategy, puzzles, platforms and epic adventures expect to spend more time on your phone and tablet than ever before in 2020.
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