Smartphone games have always been something to play on the go. But the studios did not let up and tried very hard to do something really beautiful. It didn't always work out, but sometimes there were real masterpieces that I wanted to play not only on the bus, but also on the couch at home. Sometimes such games even supplanted the real console games. It turns out that we have come to the era when mobile games have become a full-fledged direction and even a separate industry. Of course, Fortnite, PUBG, and some match-3 games are the ones that collect the most. But there are also more beautiful and detailed games. We will talk about them today.
Modern smartphone games have really become beautiful.
What to play on your phone
Most mobile games are usually cross-platform. This means that you can install them on both Android and iOS. Therefore, you do not have to choose and, regardless of what devices you have, you can install the game for yourself on the advice of a friend or a “guy from YouTube” without any problems.
It should be noted that some of the games that we will talk about today do not have a translation into Russian. Unfortunately, you can't do anything here. But this is a common practice. Very often there are games that do not have any third-party localization – only the original English language. Localization is often unnecessary. Many games either have subtitles, or hardly anyone speaks in them, or the dialogue is very simple. Therefore, this should not be a big problem.
Florence is a delightful visual novel about a girl who feels stuck in the routine of her life. But then she meets Krish. You go through all the stages of their relationship and observe their development. To some, this may seem like another “House-2”, but, in fact, this is just a beautiful game with a lot of good reviews on Google Play.
The game features easy puzzles and a point-and-go mechanic. In general, it is not very difficult and may suit many users. To make it clearer for you what this game is, it is worth adding that it is from the creator of the famous Monument Valley. The game costs 169 rubles, but having paid once, you can play it without in-app purchases and built-in ads.
Download Florence from Google Play
Gris is a puzzle game with more than enough beautiful visuals. You have to play as Gris – a girl lost in her own world. You will need to help her understand herself and orient herself in the world around her.
There is no death, no dangerous or scary situations in the game. Therefore, the plot itself will not push you and you can play relaxed whenever and wherever you want.
Sometimes you have to solve puzzles in order to continue the game and progress through it further and further. The art style is good and the text is surprisingly small – the focus is on visuals that are well thought out. This achieves an even greater immersion effect.
The cost of the game is 329 rubles. More expensive than the first option, but you can also play without ads and in-app purchases.
Download Gris from Google Play
Life is Strange game
Now we get to the first free game on our list. Life is Strange is a novel style visual game from Square Enix. You play as Max Caulfield, a high school student with the ability to rewind time in short chunks.
The player will have to make decisions, then use the rewind time and act in such a way that it would have some kind of impact on the plot. This ability is used to discover various things in the game.
Everything is not limited to one game. If you're interested, she has a prequel to Life is Strange: Before the Storm. If you like one, then most likely you will like the other. Both games are initially free. You can download it for informational purposes only. After a while, you will be prompted to buy it. If you liked everything, you can do it not blindly, but having already tried the product in action. The game itself was already capable of a console version and looked very good there. Porting to the mobile platform is also solid.
Download Life is Strange on Google Play
The next game is less romantic as it is a thriller with elements of adventure, puzzles and exploration. It is called Oxenfree.
The essence of the game is that high school students (yes, they again) fall into an unpleasant “batch” with ghosts and then real horror begins for them. The game is based on the good old horror films from the 80s, when this genre was experiencing a real renaissance.
There is a lot going on in the game, and all of this is very competently interconnected. I must also add that Oxenfree was also originally conceived as a computer, but then it was ported for smartphones. It turned out very well. With a price of 289 rubles, the game also has a lot of good reviews and a high average score.
Download Oxenfree on Google Play
To the Moon game
To the Moon is a touching game with an easy adventure plot and RPG mechanics. This game is about two doctors who give people the memories they would like to have, but can only perform the operation when the patient is on the verge of death. The idea looks interesting and you can even speculate on this topic separately, but for now we are talking only about the game.
One of the patients asks to “send” him to the moon and the doctors wonder why he wants it. It was one of the best games for Android 2017 and remains one of the best visual novels to this day. It costs $ 4.99 with no in-app purchases or ads. Even at a price of 399 rubles, it's worth it.
Download To the Moon from Google Play
Is it worth downloading free games for Android?
Overall, there is nothing wrong with free games. You just need to understand that any developer wants to get money for the time spent. As a result, he will take this money either from you, in the form of donations and inaps, or from advertisers who will place banners on every square millimeter of your screen. If this does not bother you or you have found a game that is not too impudent in this regard, then this is great, but often the opposite is true.
In the case of paid games, the nice thing is that after launch, they will not distract you with anything that is not related to the main plot. If you don't play very often, but want something interesting, then spending 200-250 rubles will not be such a big problem. Again, if the game itself suits you.
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