What do you hate the most about mobile games?

What do you hate the most about mobile games?
Mobile games are quite the controversial topic. Most people either love them to bits, or hate them in their entirety. And, quite honestly, there are plenty of reasons for both, despite the fact that some things we hate in mobile games can actually be good for us.

So, with more bad games, clones and rip-off titles coming to app stores around the world each day, we can't help but to wonder, what the worst aspect of mobile games is. Some might say that it's the pay-to-win model that has dominated the mobile gaming market for a while now, but others would argue that there are more ads than gameplay in some titles.

What's your most hated trait of mobile games? Feel free to elaborate in the comments, too.

What do you hate the most about mobile games?

Dumbed-down mechanics
Touch controls
In-app purchases
Waiting for lives/items recharge
Ad stuffing



1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Lack of end game. This separates mobile games to console quality games.

2. davthom123

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

u can find free to play games with an actual ending e.g space Marshall 2,dead effect 2.I finished jade empire with touch controls,same for mc4,shadow sun among other games,ads in gear.club actually made me overlook the iaps for d short time I played it.but in app purchases(the senseless types) are d biggest problem with mobile gaming just play mc4 single player and them play mc5 single player and it will tell u d whole story in and off itself.

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Telltale games too! 5

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

All I play now are multi-player games...and Tank Blitz is what's gaining my attention right now and SHADOWGUN occasionally.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009


19. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yep, pretty much all of the above.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Greedy bastards with crappy content. I miss the Crash Bandicoot era.

6. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

All of them

7. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

PA, what makes you think all those options are mutually exclusive?

9. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It's asking which one you hate the *most*. You can hate all of them but they want to know which you hate more than the rest.

8. Jackdaw

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 10, 2016

There are no real games. Just copies of pixelated indie craps. Also, everyone is forcing you to play online and use multiplayer.

10. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

11. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Battery drain. That's it for me.

12. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Overall quality for the majority of mobile games is pathetic It's like comparing AAA games to free flash games online, the only difference being on mobile devices they have the balls to charge money for them.

13. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Phone heat, or battery drainage.

15. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

nothing worse then getting 3 ad's before you even start the game

16. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I hate the dumb down mechanics. Most games are the same all you do is tap bulls**t. Tsle dead trigger and gta, those prove touch controls can work. And I Hate the fact that a lot of mobile titles have nothing in common with their PC/console versions.

17. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I don't want to hear about iPhone SE owner's cramming the 4" with controls. Nobody told them to buy a tiny phone and we shouldn't suffer as a result.

18. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Where's the "all of the above" option? Some devs will even sell you the game and still have IAP.

20. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

they're all the same

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