With mobile gaming now the protagonist of the world of videogame entertainment, in recent times we have witnessed the release of a growing number of titles capable of equaling and in some cases overcoming the classic experiences we have inhabited on PCs and consoles, enclosing incredible production values inside a smartphone.
Increasingly complex and stratified experiences, but also characterized by technical advances of considerable importance until a few years ago unthinkable on compact devices, equipped with apparently limited possibilities of interaction.
At the same time, some smartphone manufacturers have understood the importance of what was once a niche and which is now a passion shared by millions of users, creating products specifically designed for this purpose. The last gaming phone to arrive on the market was the POCO F4 GT, a device that we talked about in the dedicated review and that here we will use as a test bench to draw up a list of unmissable Android games, which should be tried at least once.
The F4 GT lends itself well to the purpose because it mixes the latest platform from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that offers plenty of power, with some solutions designed for those who play. We are obviously talking about the magnetic dorsal keys, but also about an AMOLED panel with a high refresh rate and an audio system that, in the absence of headphones or earphones, equally guarantees an immersive experience.
We chose a game by genre, looking for those products that offer a valid experience, on the one hand, but also a respectable technical sector, on the other. Let us know in the comments what are your favorite games on Android and those that you think can push to the maximum the latest system on chip arrived on the market.
The open world role-playing game that in recent years has collected an impressive number (and, at least at the release, a bit unexpected) of consensus. Genshin Impact mixes mechanics that are not very original but consolidated with a really important number of contents and spectacular graphics. To the point that from 2020 to today it has become one of the most used benchmarks to verify the performance of new mobile processors. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mounted by the POCO F4 GT, in this sense, manages without problems to run it with high details and without delay.
CALL OF DUTY: MOBILE
The most successful first-person shooter series of the last twenty years has also colonized smartphones around the world, bringing a very, very well-made multiplayer experience to users’ screens. Activision has managed to convert the frenzy and fun of its franchise to a touch control system; to aim and shoot, however, the backbones are always useful and in this sense the physical pop-ups of the POCO F4 GT manage to give an additional dimension to multiplayer games. The rest is taken care of by the constant injections of content and a gigantic user base, which will never leave you looking for a game for more than a few seconds.
SHADOW FIGHT ARENA
Fighting games are not a genre that traditionally lends itself very well to the mobile market. In recent times, however, some interesting alternatives have emerged including Mortal Kombat and the Shadow Fight series. The latter in its fourth incarnation, Arena, manages to mix detailed graphics, with well-characterized and animated characters, as well as the backdrops, together with a gameplay deep enough to allow you to deepen for several hours the knowledge of your favorite heroes. To try, also because the structure from free to play is light enough not to force impulsive purchases.
With sportsmen there is not much to discuss: the starting point is always their passions. However, if you do not have particular preferences and simply want something fun and technically very good, FIFA Calcio could be for you. The game has a rather important component of in-app purchases but to try it (and understand if you like it) you do not need to put your hand to the wallet. Technically it is also a good product that also brings with it a not bad audio, great for testing, in our case, the four-speaker configuration of the POCO F4 GT.
Developed by Thatgamecompany, ultra-well-known team for Journey, among others, Sky: Children of Light is a particular adventure with social/multiplayer elements. A dreamy journey that does not put the challenge but the experience at the center, with a very complex narrative and audiovisual sector to be found elsewhere on mobile. Precisely the graphic and sound sector deserve a device able to enhance them to the fullest, so as to make what Jenova Chen and her creative team have created more engaging.
MARVEL FUTURE REVOLUTION
Action role-playing game with a strong online component, MARVEL Future Revolution has managed to carve out since its release, last summer, a large group of fans thanks to its playful qualities but also to the presence of the group of superheroes (and supervillains) most famous in the world. It is a high-level production from every point of view: the technical one, which uses a large number of cutscenes and a first quality audio, but also the playful one, with the characters well characterized and a fair variety, both in terms of skills and situations offered during the missions.