The cheapest place to be a gamer is generally on your phone. The vast majority of mobile games are free, and the ones that aren’t usually cost significantly less than their PC or console counterparts.
But not always. This week, HandyGames has taken the bold step of charging $19.99 for Titan Quest: Legendary Edition – a huge sum for a 15 year old game. It’s a brilliant ARPG, however, promising countless hours of mythological fun, so who are we to quibble over a few bucks?
At long last, Slay the Spire – Mega Crit’s enormously popular and influential card-battling roguelike – is out on Android. It sees you fighting your way through a tower killing monsters and making choices, and no two attempts will ever be the same. You can pick it up for a relatively reasonable $9.99.
The suffix “palooza” may be a bit dated at this point, but there’s nothing dated about Battlepaloosa. It’s an accessible, cartoony battle royale that uses real world maps for its battlefields. Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Paris are all available as backdrops for your contests, which can feature up to 24 players.
Titan Quest originally came to PC in 2006. It’s a huge, sprawling, epic action-RPG in which you romp around in an array of mythologies stabbing stuff and doing quests. The mobile port was a fairly neglected outsider before HandyGames adopted it, and this Legendary Edition brings the smartphone version right up to date with its PC counterpart. $19.99 though!
There are lots of clever twists on golf in the world of mobile gaming, but nothing beats the real thing. Birdie Crush, from Com2uS, is a slick, arcadey 3D golf game that’s about as close as you can get to Everybody’s Golf on a smartphone – albest a more casual free-to-play version in which you’re accompanied on the course by an animal.
When Jurassic Park came out all the way back in 1993, few would have predicted that its most influential ingredient would be park management. And yet that’s what you do in a weirdly high proportion of contemporary dinosaur games, and Dinosaur Park is the latest game to follow the trend. You’ll breed dinosaurs, set up snack stands, feed your exhibits, and more.