Gadget Buddies

Gadget Buddies

By Imran Khan

Mobile Gaming:
There are thousands of mobile devices out there and the number is growing each day, with the release of newer and smarter versions. With every new device in the mobile gadget market, a new advancement is made. Gaming has always been a favourite for the user on the go and tech companies like Samsung and Sony have been at the fore to satisfy this need.
Mobile gaming has changed over the past few years, from the pixelated “Snake” games to 3D masterpieces that use the entire device to power them. We had a look at the most advanced games that are available out there for common devices.

1. ‘Prince of Persia’
‘Prince of Persia, The Shadow And The Flame’ is a mobile game that continues the saga from the popular computer games made famous by Ubisoft. The company has brought us some exciting titles over the years, including the ‘Splinter Cell’ and the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ franchises, both of which have been highly successful.
This game has been redesigned with improved graphics and gameplay designed for mobile devices. It has 15 different levels and 25 weapons that the player can use to complete the quest. Ubisoft has made allowance for control on touch devices offering an enjoyable gaming experience.

2. ‘Assassin’s Creed: Altaïr’s Chronicles’
Next up is a game from the popular mobile game platform “Gameloft”.  They have high quality games available for most mobile devices. ‘Assassin’s Creed: Altaïr’s Chronicles’ is a high definition game that has been upgraded with full three dimensional graphics and cinematic cut scenes. The level of detail is quite good after we played it on the iPad and Samsung Galaxy tablet. It offers a quality game experience with an interesting story line.

3. ‘Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour’
Last but not the least is the number one first person shooter game available from Gameloft. The plot is simple but the gaming experience takes this game to a whole new level. The player is part of a group of elite soldiers that must work together to rescue world leaders from terrorists. For a mobile game it offers graphics that are comparable with that of top consoles. The animations are smooth and clean when running. With over twenty thousand weapon arrangements players can choose their path to dominate the battlefield.

These were the top three games that we found to offer the best value in terms of playability, graphics and overall game quality. All three games are available from the Google Play store, as well as iTunes. Happy gaming!

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