PC and Console games that should be ported to Android
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By Admin - October 14, 2017 11:50 pm   0   476   0

As a video gamer who has become a bit blase with the recent industry state, the Nintendo switch has been a breath of fresh air. I love being able to start a console quality game in seconds on the move.

When I talk about console quality, I do not exaggerate either. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is the only game on PS4 and Xbox. Even the new Doom will be available!

This is what mobile games on Android might be. After all, the Switch uses mobile technology. Maybe we will not see Doom, but there is no reason that a flagship phone cannot handle pretty impressive 3D titles.

So why not see more? Battery life could be a problem, but a power supply would solve this problem and you could always plug it in if you do not mind the sofa. Similarly, controls could be a problem, but that would not affect all games, and controllers are an inexpensive and effective solution anyway.

Most modern phones could certainly handle many of the best independent titles and probably several latest generation titles too. Games such as X-Com, Minecraft, and Knights of the Old Republic show how this can work. If not, developers could give them Final Fantasy XV processing and redo them for the mobile.

The Razer phone is potentially just around the corner and the Switch has successfully demonstrated that there are even more mobile games. We could start seeing more demanding titles. Let's take a look at some of the games that would be perfect for the platform.


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Like Rocket League and Battlegrounds, Overwatch is an extremely popular multiplayer title that has a very active community and super addictive gameplay. It's quite challenging graphically, but the engine is surprisingly scalable. Apparently, it is possible that this one could make the switch. But I do not hold your breath for an Android version.

No Man’s Sky

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Although there was some backlash when it came out, it was due to the failure of the game to keep its promises high and not the basic gameplay itself. What is there is still quite interesting and a relaxing way to pass the time? Frequent updates have improved the offer significantly and again, it would be ideal for soaking in and out of the way.

The graphics alone mean that it's unlikely to happen, but something like No Man's Sky would be great.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

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To say that the battlefields of PlayerUnknown have been massively underestimated. The game is still on Steam. This is a unique blend of survival and shooting, making the gameplay tense and suspenseful. Everything seems to be a unique adventure and the balance is apparently perfect.

It would be difficult to come to the mobile for sure, but that is why it is called a wish list!

Portal 1 & 2

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It seems to be a good fit for the mobile. Of course, FPS controls are tough on a touchscreen, but it's not a twitch-based game and a Bluetooth controller would solve the problem anyway.

Meanwhile, the short puzzles in Portal would be perfect for quick flashes of gameplay. FPS games, like Half-Life 2, Halo and the original Deus Ex.

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Here's the thing: Portal is already available for Android - as long as you have Tegra Shield. Better yet, if you have root and GLTools, you can read it on any device. In other words, it's not the hardware that's a problem here. So, really, there's nothing to stop Valve, except maybe an exclusive deal?


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Thumper has successfully transitioned to Switch, which means it can run on mobile hardware. It is a cross-rhythm game with an infinite runner, with a hint of wipeout thrown to a good extent. The controls are limited to left, right and a few other entries, but this is the time that really makes your success. It would not suffice to plunge into the "rhythmic violence" of the game, which is sufficiently engaging for the ride to be always so fun.

There's really nothing like Thumper. For this reason alone, it deserves a massive audience

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

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It's a niche choice, but it makes a lot of sense. Clearly, Oddworld Inhabitants is late to bring games to Android (see Odyssey of Munch and Stranger's Wrath), but it has omitted the two biggest titles that turn out to be best suited to mobile games. What was the thought here?

Abe's Odyssey and Abe's Exodus are slow-paced and stealthy platforms in the same vein as the flashback. It is the character and conceptions of the environment that make these games such superiorities. With the reissue of New 'n' Tasty, they would look gorgeous on this AMOLED screen sitting in your pocket.

Endless Space

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Endless Space is a well-received and very complex strategy game located in space. The game and its suite would provide something really deep to push your teeth on the mobile, while the lap gameplay would be a good fit for on-screen controls. The graphics are stunning but as much as the artistic director and beautiful effects like the polygon that grows. Suffice it to say, it would be a great addition that is not outside the realm of possibility.

Sonic Mania

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Sonic Mania has had a great success on consoles and PCs this year and there is no reason why it could not be imported on Android. After all, the Sonic 1, 2 and the CD. These same ports would prove that the controls would work as well. The graphics are a little more impressive

In fact, this is the only logical explanation for the fact that it is not possible to use the software.

Shovel Knight

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In my humble opinion, more platform games belong to Android in general. Touch input here works very well and these games are not so demanding graphically. This means they would not drain the battery too quickly either.

Shovel Knight is an Android mobile phone. It is one of the best titles of retro inspiration thanks to its precise commands and its colorful universe. There are plenty of DLC to keep us playing for hours as well.

Axiom Verge, Owlboy, Fez and Inside to name a few. With Android being so indie-developer-friendly, it makes no sense to me that there is no more here!

Rocket League

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People love the Rocket League. It is brilliant in concept (cars + football) and even better in performance. It's easy to choose incredibly the pleasure of mastering physics-based gameplay, resulting in ridiculous matches and crazy movements.

It could be difficult to bring controls in a sensible way through. But racing games can run on Android and again, controllers are always an option. The engine is scalable - I've seen it working properly on some low power laptops - and multiplayer boards seem to be a good fit for pocket gameplay flares.

Stardew Valley

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Stardew Valley is an agricultural simulation mixed with an RPG. It has a top-down graphics style, pixelated that reminds Pokemon and it would be perfect for mobile games. If there is one thing that mobile players like, it's agriculture. With Minecraft being so successful on mobile, there seems to be a demand for sandbox games too.

Stardew Valley is charming, addictive, rewarding and ideal for pick up on the go. It would make a great addition to the Play Store and is just another example of an independent game that just screams for Android.

The Witcher 3

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Since this is one of the most awesome games on the PC right now, it seems unlikely that it will make a jump to Android unless it is remade. CD Projekt Red is a relatively small studio and is currently busy with Cyberpunk 2077, however. In short, this is not the case.

But imagine how great that would be. Even without high-end graphics, the Witcher 3 is one of the most in-depth and engaging RPGs on the market. I love this game but I just do not have enough time to sit down and get in really. Can you complete the quick side quests on the bus or relax for an hour in bed with? We can only dream - or flow our PC

Fallout 4

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Open world games to play with their sandbox nature. Breath of the Wild proved it perfectly.

As for the Open World consoles, few are as well considered as Fallout 4. You can get lost in this world for hours and be able to assume it indefinitely. Perhaps it is not bad that it is unlikely that the mobile arrives after all.