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These Mobile Games Will Blow Your Mind

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Gone are the days of playing Brick Breaker or Snake on your mobile phone. Now, smartphones have become highly capable gaming machines, all in the palm of your hand. High level Android powered phones and most iPhones can handle near console quality graphics, and provide endless hours of entertainment. In fact, some cult favorites from classic gaming consoles like the PS2 and Xbox have been ported over to be able to run on smartphones. Here are some amazing games you can get for your smartphone that will absolutely blow your mind.

The Talos Principle, a challenging puzzle game that was first released on the Playstation 4, has been released on the iOS platform for iPhones. The game begins with you waking up in a vibrantly green garden, and you soon come to learn you are a robot. After a short while, you hear a voice boom from somewhere unknown telling you that you are a subject in some kind of facility, being tested for your abilities. The game is played in first-person, and over the course of 20+ hours of gameplay, you are faced with many different puzzles and clues to uncover why you are there and who you are. The game has been praised for its gorgeous graphics and its open-world gameplay. The controls are a tad bit touchy, and take some getting used to, but The Talos Principle takes full advantage of the capability of high end iPhones like the iPhone 8 and the newly released iPhone X. If you want to find out more or purchase it for yourself, The Talos Principle is available for $4.99 in the App Store.

Infinity Blade, now a trilogy, has for a long time been one of the benchmark mobile games when it comes to beautiful graphics and intuitive gameplay. Infinity Blade and it’s two sequels are a role-playing fighting game, that follows a character that is in search of the most powerful weapon known to man: the Infinity Blade. To whomever is in possession of this blade will have ultimate power over all, and be able to defeat the immortal God King, which serves as a final boss in several of its iterations. The crazy part about this game is that the its final chapter, Infinity Blade 3, was released 4 years ago. Despite this, it remains one of the best looking mobile games available. With exciting swordplay action, and fast-paced battles that become increasingly difficult, you’ll find yourself sinking hours into this game and barely scratching the surface. These 3 Infinity Blade titles have also just received an update that takes full advantage of the iPhone 8 and X, so make sure to check these out on the App Store.

For those Android users out there, the Google Play store also has some amazing, graphically intense games available for your Android powered smartphone. One of these games is Dead Trigger 2: Zombie Shooter. This first-person arcade shooter pits you up against hordes of the undead, while going on missions and gathering supplies to stay alive during the zombie apocalypse. The game features a variety of enemies, ranging from slow walking to sprinting zombies that come at you from all sides. The more missions you complete and the more zombies you take down, you’ll gain access to better weapons to continue your fight against the undead. The game also has a multiplayer function that allows you to fight and compete against their friends. The virtual joystick is easy and natural to use, but if you want, the game supports gamepads that can be paired to your device via bluetooth. If you want to experience the madness and fun of this game, check it out in the GooglePlay Store here.

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