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Updated by Hemendra Singh on Mar 02, 2019
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Top 5 mobile games of 2018

Want to develop an excellent mobile game? All you need is a creative mind. There are millions and millions of ideas in this world. One should know how to implement the ideas.

There are 2600000 apps available in the Android play store. Source. As of the third quarter of 2018, there were 315418 games available in the play store. Source.

The statics show the share of games in Android's play store. The percentage is almost similar in the Apple app store.

We all love playing games. Millennials have seen and experienced different types of gaming. From outdoor games to video games, we have seen all of it. With the revolutionary change of mobile applications, the scope for mobile game development increased.

There are thousands of dedicated mobile gaming app development companies in the world. If we consider the above statistics we can see that there is definitely a huge competition for game developers.

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PubG

Pubg mobile is the latest mobile game launched in the year 2018. In such a short time the game has managed to achieve more than hundred million downloads. It is certainly very difficult to achieve such a huge number of downloads in a small time.

Now let's see what pubg mobile is all about. The long form of pubg is PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds. The player gets dropped on an island with 99 other players. You can invite your friends to play with you through a social media app called Facebook. Yes, the game has integrated with Facebook to allow users to play with their Facebook friends.

Being a winner all you need to do is survive till the end. You and other players are supposed to kill the enemies with different weapons. Players can collect different types of weapons and safety material like jackets and medikit. Once all the enemies are killed the last players are the winners. the best part about the game is users get to have the experience of original battles.

The graphics used in the game is high definition and the motto is to maintain the gaming styles just like original shooting. Players can play solo or with team members. With excellent graphics amazing music and tons of beautiful features, the game is definitely an extraordinary App.

Since the game has so many good features it is extremely addictive. The game requires a lot of space and updated versions of operating systems. The graphics of the game can be scaled down depending on the hardware.

Another best part about this mobile game is that you can communicate with other players. The game connects real-time calls between players so that you can communicate just the way you do on telephones.

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Infinity ops

Infinity ops is a multiplayer game with excellent graphics. If your mobile has low specifications there is no need to worry. The game has provided settings to scale down the graphics as per the hardware specifications.

The game has achieved 4.4 ratings and more than 5 million downloads in play store. The developers have tried to deliver an experience of the distant future when humanity has surpassed the limits of technological development.

Players can play in different classes like Recruit, Saboteur, Tank, and Assault. Players get to use different types of weapons. They can even rent the weapons. Players get free upgrade points by watching ads. The graphics and sound used in the game catch the attention of players.

3

Asphalt 9

A race for fame! Do you enjoy high speed riding on the road? well due to certain laws we cannot actually ride in high speed on real roads but we can definitely do that in mobile games. Asphalt 9: Legends was released in July 2018.

Asphalt franchise has offered some amazing popular gaming apps. The game includes 50 cars and a series of challenges. Player has to accept every challenge and complete it. The game involves excellent graphics and social elements.

You can play in multiplayer mode as well as in single player mode. It is a premium type of game. The free version is also fun to play. The game has achieved 4.6 stars and more than 10 million downloads in the Android play store.

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Shadowgun legends

As the name suggests, this is an action-packed game. It is a console level quality destiny game. Players can enter a base camp to hit up shops to buy weapons and armor. Players can earn in-game currency by selling items in the black market.

Players can avoid in-app purchases if they want. The game has offered an interesting story mission. The game is free and available in the app store as well as play store. The game has achieved 4.6 stars and more than 1 million downloads in the Android play store.

5

Clash Royale

Did you enjoy playing clash of clans? Then you will definitely enjoy playing clash Royale. It is a premium mobile game. You get different natural resources in this game. You only have to use those resources and create a base. You can generate troops of your choice.

Then you can play an one-on-one Battle with other players from around the globe. The players are supposed to generate war strategies and defeat the enemies. The app has made more than US$ 1 billion revenue till now. The game has achieved 4.6 stars and more than 100 million downloads in the Android play store.

These were the top 5 most popular mobile games of 2018 Let us see what do you need to make such amazing apps and achieve millions of downloads in less time.

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Get an excellent idea:

The base of every mobile game is an extraordinary idea. Make sure it is unique and never used before. If you want to develop a mobile app which is similar to existing mobile games, try to bring some innovative features that are not present in the existing ones. The idea should be realistic and interesting. Keep in mind that the target audience should thoroughly enjoy the mobile game concept.

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Tell them a story

If possible, to try to merge a story. Merging an interesting story to your mobile game can give a flow to the game. Make sure your story is interesting and appealing enough to attract the target audience. Keep it short.

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Make it difficult yet fun

If we look at the existing top mobile games we can notice one thing that players do not like easy games. Try to add some complexity in the mobile game to retain players engagement. It is a fact that easy games might get a good downloading rate in less time but unfortunately, such games get easily uninstalled after a certain period of time. Try to develop a game which will last longer in people's phones.

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Work on graphics

first, you have to decide who is going to be the target audience. it is not necessary that all users can afford high specifications in their mobile. Try to offer them a setting to decrease the scale of graphics and adjust it with existing hardware. Most of the users like to play games with extraordinary graphics. Such users are ready to pay extra for excellent graphics cards.

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Testing

To develop an extraordinary mobile game you not only need excellent developers but also excellent testers. players dislike it when the game crashes or any feature doesn't work as expected. Any such incidences can cause uninstallation of the mobile game. It is important to hire skilled game testing team to analyze and detect all the bugs in the game.

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Conclusion

These were some of the most famous games of 2018 and tips to develop such games.