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6 Most Popular Smartphone Games Categories

One of the most common reasons why people use smartphones is to play mobile games. This is because people carry their phones with them
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One of the most common reasons why people use smartphones is to play mobile games. This is because people carry their phones with them everywhere, and if they have to kill time at a doctor’s clinic, airport, in a cab, then they can just take out their phones and start playing their favorite games.

If you love mobile games yourself, then you might be interested in learning about some of the most popular smartphone games categories which are:

1. Puzzle


If you like challenges and wish to train the problem-solving faculty of your mind, then you will like puzzle games. It’s a broad genre that covers some of the most interesting games on the app stores. For instance, there are click-and-point games in which you have to unfold stories by solving simple puzzles in different environments. There are also many games that are mainly focused on brain training and will provide you challenges in language, creativity, emotion control, memory, attention, etc. 

The following are some of the best puzzle games that you can try: Monument Valley, Triple Town, The Room Two, and Lara Croft Go.

2. First Person Shooter


The first-person shooter genre is made popular by iconic games like CS:GO. Games under this category are best played on computers as nothing can’t beat mouse and keyboard when it comes to aiming and mobility. However, there is a huge demand for these games on smartphones too. This is why you can find various titles under various themes- survival, war, multiplayer, etc.

Another category of shooters games is third-person shooter games which are also quite popular. For instance, PUBG may have created challenges for teachers and parents in Goa but it’s a good game when played in moderation. Other good examples include Tom Clancy’s series, Gears of War series, etc.

3. Racing


The racing genre is pretty much self-explanatory. You compete against other players or AI-based characters in races that can involve cars, bikes, jet skis etc. These are quite popular on mobile platforms as they don’t require complex control schemes or strategy. You just play best to your ability and aim to get the first rank. However, two sub-genres in this category include arcade and sim racing. In the former, you get more fun and less of a challenge as the vehicles are easy to control while in the latter the vehicles are designed to mimic the physics of real vehicles and hence are harder to control.

4. RPG (Role-Playing Game)


Role-playing games are games in which you play the role of a fictional character in a specific world which can be either a fantasy world or real world. Although the actual format of the genre can vary significantly from one game to another in today’s market, the following are some of the core elements that the genre was based on in its original form:

  • Experience points: You earn points for completing different tasks in the game. These points play a key in your character and story progression as you can level up your character multiple times after earning a certain number of points. You usually get new abilities and powers each time you level up.
  • Character classes: There are 3-4 or even more number of character classes such as knights, warriors, sorcerers, pyromancers, etc. Each class comes with certain strengths and weaknesses, and when you start a new game, you have to pick a class first.
  • Karma: As you progress in the game, you make moral decisions at various points. Your decisions can have a huge impact on the storyline. For instance, if you make bad decisions that hurt the other key characters in some way or another, then you may get a bad ending. On the other hand, making the right moral decisions can ensure that you get a happy/good ending after completing the game.

Some of the best RPG games on mobile include Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, Monster Hunter Stories, etc.

5. Strategy Games


Strategy games are about, well…strategy. A popular sub-genre is Real Time Strategy Games in which you have to move your characters in a map and in different spots while facing different kinds of challenges. Another major sub-genre is Turn Based Strategy Games in which you either fight in a war, or plot to kill an enemy from hiding, or protecting a fort from enemy attack, etc. You and your enemies take turns making moves. Your strategy decides whether you win or not.

If you want to make money while playing strategy games, then you can also check out the online casino games which include roulette, poker, slots, etc. There are many authentic websites where you can place bets and win real money!

6. Fighting


Fighting games were incredibly popular during the 80s and 90s as the millennials grew up with adrenaline-pumping games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, etc. Now that mobile gaming has become so massive, the app stores have become replete with new and interesting games in the same genre.

The following are some of the most fun fighting games that you can check out on your mobile: Skullgirls, Real Boxing 2 ROCKY, and Tekken.

As you can see, the mobile gaming industry has become quite big today. The genres above are only some of the few that are available. In reality, there are many more that are quite interesting and enjoyable. You can check them out online yourself!

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