Game-o-rama: 10 ports of PC and console games for your mobile device

Game-o-rama: 10 ports of PC and console games for your mobile device
Video games have long ago become a substantial part of nowadays' pop culture and some of the best ones are at least a hefty decade old. These do not need a specific raison d'être – gameplay aside, they withstand the test of time by being available on a wide array of platforms. In this line of thought, it's not surprising to witness the release of older PC and console games for the platforms that are all the rage these days – Android and iOS.

Yes, some might argue that smartphones and tablets can't provide the same level of experience as the killer combination between a mouse and a keyboard or a gamepad (which are perfect for gaming), but due to their wide availability, mobile devices are steadily displacing PCs and consoles as the prevalent gaming platform worldwide.

If we also consider the usually undemanding system requirements and gameplay mechanics of most of the retro video games, our pocket companions become rather suitable hosts for titles like Worms, the Final Fantasy series, and many, many more.

We made a selection of 10 PC and console games that have one way or another arrived on Google Play and iTunes. Check them out below and don't forget to tell us which ones of these are your favorite!


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10 Comments

1. SubtleOne

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

You missed out on Xcom: Enemy Unknown which recently came out for Android, and is a perfect port with massive value for the price.

6. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Yeah, XCOM is great on touchscreen. I just wish they would release Enemy Within soon :)

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Vice City...........for me. can't beat vice city......!!! classic one.

3. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

pc is always best but mobile game is totaaaly waste

9. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

And that's why thats YOUR opinion lol

4. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

Even though I am 32, I have no nostalgia factor for Carmageddon (was not in to PC games back then). So I have to compare it to the rest of todays games. I played it on Android and thought it was absolutely horrible. Just my opinion.

5. Leandronb

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

For my phone i dont like too much games with 3d graphics and stuff. For console ports I am playing the walking dead. And before I played machinarium. Two awesome games. Have these two games in steam but never played it until was out for Android. I want to see some other indie pc games in android like braid. It would be very good.

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

No FPS that's really sad...I'm a big fan fps games like wolfenstien 3D, DOOM, Call of juarez etc... I thought I would find some titles for Android here that I'm not aware of... But...

8. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Why not games like mafia, call of juarez, DOOM 2 can be ported to mobile...those where the best titles of that period... GTA nothing before those games...

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

You forgot the Windows Phone links, e.g. Sonic:http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/search?q=sonic GTA San Andreas:http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/gta-san-andreas/c011568d-1578-4d0a-b1cc-9ab7daf58681 Final Fantasy:http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/search?q=final+fantasy Do it right or don't do it all, including all the feasible options, like for a tech site including the third major mobile OS.

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