A couple of decades ago, nobody would have thought that mobiles will become a gaming platform in the future. When PC & Console games were running the likes of GTA and Max Payne, most mobiles were only capable of running games such as Snakes.
However, the advancements in technology over the past decade have tremendously improved the capability of mobile phones. Today, you can play PC & Console games on mobiles that have graphics rivaling even consoles. These games have actual stories instead of your character dashing around the screen endlessly.
Today you can play some of the classic PC & console games on your mobile. A feat that would have seemed impossible in the 2000s. These games can not only bring back the nostalgia but also help you pass your time. All this, without any need for a computer.
Allow me to introduce some of the classic PC & Console games that are now available on the mobile platform.
Grand Theft Auto
GTA series offers some of the most popular games that you can play on PCs and Consoles. Ask anyone what their favorite GTA games from the early 2000s are? Most people would answer GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City.
GTA III was the first time that Rockstar introduced full 3D graphics to its popular game franchise. In a way, GTA III, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City ushered the franchise into a new era.
If you enjoyed GTA III, GTA: SA, and GTA: VC back in the day. You would be happy to know that you can play them on your Android or iOS device. Yes, these games have been ported for mobile and come with full touchscreen support. And you can also play them with a controller if you want a full experience.
Get the games from Google PlayStore or Apple Store and enjoy the nostalgia.
Doom and Doom II
If you love playing Call of Duty or any other first-person shooter, you have to thank ID, the developers of Doom. Doom, which came out in 1993, introduced us to the FPS genre as we know it today.
It is one of the classic first-person titles that defined the childhood of the kids during the 1990s and early 2000s. If you want to have some high-octane fun, kill demons, and save humanity, while listening to heavy metal music, Doom and Doom II are the games you are looking for.
What’s interesting is that these games are now available on the mobile platform so that you can enjoy them while on the go.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic is one of the most popular Star Wars game ever made before Disney took over the franchise. Taking place over 4000 years before the story of the Skywalkers began, KOTOR is an iconic piece in the Star Wars franchise.
This RPG game, which originally came out in 2003, lets you choose various characters types with unique paths throughout the gameplay. You build a team of Jedis to defeat the Sith Armada and foil there plans to take over the galaxy.
The game features an amazing storyline with some of the best graphics for a game from the early 2000s.
Today, you can experience one of the best Star Wars games ever made directly on your mobile phone. Download the game from the PlayStore and relive the nostalgia. If you haven’t played the PC & Console games before, it is about time you experienced the brilliance of the Knights of the Old Republic.
If you thought GTA is the only classic Rockstar game that has made its way to the mobile platform, you are in for a surprise. You can play Max Payne (2001), one of the most popular third-person shooters from Rockstar, on your mobile.
If you don’t know about Max Payne, then Max Payne is the story of a rogue cop who has been framed for the murder of his family. Now, he must find the real murderers and clear his name and avenge his family.
You can download the PC & Console games that pioneered the “Bullet-Time” game mechanics and enjoy those nostalgic memories once more. You can download Max Payne on your phone from the PlayStore or the App Store.
XCOM: Enemy Within
Most people consider XCOM to be one of the most popular turn-based strategy games out there. The game designers put in a lot of effort to make the players think about their every move.
This game from 2014 is the expansion for the XCOM: Enemy Unknown and a spiritual successor to the 1994’s cult classic strategy game UFO: Enemy Unknown.
You would hardly find any mobile game that can match the caliber of XCOM. If you think you can take down the aliens through your brilliant strategy and cunning mind, download this brilliant game on your mobile phones today.
There are many PC & Console games that are available on mobile. However, not all of them carry the same amount of nostalgia as these games, but it would be unfair if we ignore them. So, here is a list of games ported for mobile that you need to check at least once.
- GWENT: The Witcher Card Game
- Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
- Civilizations VI
As you can see, many AAA games from the good old days made their way to the mobile in the past few years. We have already seen some of the most popular PC & Console games from the current decade (Doom and The Witcher 3) make their way to Nintendo Switch.
It is only a matter of time before advancements in mobile technology make it possible to play games such as GTA V, Assassins Creed, Skyrim, etc. on mobiles. It might not happen within the next couple of years, but maybe within this decade.
Which current-gen PC & Console games would you like to play on a mobile? How long do you think it would take for these games to come to mobiles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.