The mobile gaming industry experienced exponential growth over the last couple of years, and this trend will continue to move forward thanks to smartphones becoming more powerful. The mobile gaming industry is expected to reach $153 billion by 2027 and the post-Covid-19 period suggests that we are 11.5% over the analysis, so as of now, the sky is the limit.
Smartphones are becoming more powerful, which means that they can process complex games supporting the portable gaming trend. Nowadays, even some of the biggest gaming companies are trying to come up with a mobile alternative.
There are all kinds of games that you can play on your phone, from futuristic AR and VR games to first-person shooting games, battle royales, and sports games.
These mind-blowing statistics inspired us to take a closer look at what’s happening in the mobile gaming industry, and find some of the best sports games that you should play on your phone.
NBA 2K Mobile Basketball
Worried that you’d miss playing NBA 2K while you are away from home? – Well, stop worrying just because there is an NBA 2K mobile game that you can plan anywhere you go.
Unlike most other games which don’t provide realistic graphics for mobile devices, NBA 2K has really impressive graphics that take mobile gaming to another level.
The only drawback is that when you put the players on auto, they play better than when you control them. With that said, it is still a really fun game to play and since its publisher is the original 2K sports company, it has all the licenses, players and teams included.
So, not only you can play with current players, but also with classic ones like one of the best shooting guards of all time Michael Jordan (click here to find TwinSpires’ full list of best shooting guards in NBA history).
Football Manager 2021 Mobile
With a rating of 4.8/5 on the App Store, it is one of the top-rated sports games, and there is a good reason for that. If you are not familiar with the Football Manager franchise, this is a game that enables you to become a manager of a successful team and compete in the big leagues.
Even though we are talking about a mobile game, it is still very advanced in terms of graphics and other features. The only drawback is the 2D simulation where you only see circles, instead of real 3D players playing.
With that said, it is still a fun game especially for all the football fanatics that think that they can do a better job of managing a team than some of the real managers.
Let’s get one thing clear right from the start. This isn’t the FIFA you are used to playing on your console, but it is still very similar and fun to play. FIFA mobile still has the addictive Ultimate Team system and really impressive graphics.
Make sure to plug your phone in a charger just because it can drain your battery very fast.
Madden NFL Mobile
Now we move from European football to American football, which is a whole different thing. If you love watching NFL then you’d probably want to download this incredibly realistic game from EA Sports.
Madden NFL is the best-selling franchise when it comes to American Football, and there is a good reason for that. This is not an exact replica of their console game just because the mobile version is more of an arcade-style game where you can easily burn 15-30 minutes when you are bored.
Table Tennis Touch
Table Tennis is one of the most fun games to play just because it is simple enough and comes with great physics that are getting closer to the real thing. The graphics of this game are beautifully rendered, and you can play at various locations just to spice things up.
In terms of pace, this game is incredibly fast. Few minutes into the game you’ll find yourself tensing up with barely having time to blink. It also comes with different modes such as career, club, national, and international.
Table tennis is a simple but very fun sport and Yakuto Ltd developers managed to capture that moment and bring it to our mobile devices.