The best console games you can play on your phone and tablet

Everything mobile is the new trend in society. With the growth of mobile technology in recent years, we have turned a simple cord phone into a pocket computer. Console games are at the roots of being a “gamer.” Recently console games have evolved, and you can even play them on your mobile device (phone or tablet). If you have an Android or iOS device, you can browse either of the stores (Google Play or the App Store) and find your favorite console titles in mobile format. There are some new console games developed explicitly for mobile devices, but most of them are re-releases of old popular console games, and they are a hit among customers. In this article, we will see which are the best console games you can play on a phone or a tablet.

Grand Theft Auto series

Another record-breaking game for its time. We all have a favorite GTA edition, whether we are San Andreas fans or we prefer Vice City. Rockstar Games has brought a few GTA titles to the iOS and Android mobile stores such as:

  • GTA 3
  • Vice City
  • San Andreas
  • Liberty City Stories
  • Chinatown Wars

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Final Fantasy

One of the most significant and most prevalent games in the world – Final Fantasy is available on both the Google Play store and the App Store thanks to Square Enix. You can download all of the editions from I to IX except one – VIII. No one knows why the 8th edition of the game isn’t available on mobile devices like the others.

Sonic the Hedgehog

One of the most popular console games of the 90s is back on a mobile platform. SEGA Games has released a few editions to both the Android and iOS stores. You can get the original Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic CD.

Half-Life 2 and Portal

The Portal and Half-Life 2 mobile games are the results of Nvidia and Valve's hard work. Unfortunately, these iconic titles can only be played on:

  • Nvidia Shield
  • Shield Tablet
  • The Shield Portable

And you also need to get the Nvidia Shield controller, too, if you want to play these games successfully.


Fortnite is a widely popular game online video game. You can play it on multiple platforms, not only consoles, and recently, they released it to the mobile world as well. It is a huge success and has many fans all around the world. The online experience is enjoyable, and the strategy of the game is simple, maybe that's why it appealed to so many people. You have to be the last person standing to win. You can get Fortnite Mobile on both Android and iOS devices.

Honorable Mentions

Here are a few games that might not be as popular as the ones on this list but still deserve to be mentioned:

  • Tomb Raider
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Limbo
  • Doom Classic & Doom 3
  • Castle of Illusion
  • Minecraft: Pocket Edition
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Crazy Taxi Classic