PC and Console video games that must be ported to Android


As an avid gamer who has grow to be considerably jaded with the state of the trade currently, the Nintendo Swap has been an absolute breath of recent air. I really like with the ability to boot up a console-quality recreation in seconds whereas on the go.

After I say console-quality I’m not exaggerating both. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is the very same recreation it was on PS4 and Xbox One with solely a slight body price dip and no anti-aliasing. Even the brand new Doom goes to be accessible!

That is what cellular gaming on Android may very well be like. In any case, the Swap makes use of cellular know-how. Possibly we received’t see Doom, however there’s no motive flagship Android cellphone can’t deal with some fairly spectacular 3D titles.

So why don’t we see extra of them? Battery life may very well be a problem, however an influence pack would resolve that downside (suppose: Pokemon Go) and you might at all times simply play plugged-in in case you don’t thoughts the sofa. Likewise, controls may very well be a problem, however that wouldn’t have an effect on each recreation, and controllers are an affordable and efficient repair anyway.

Most fashionable telephones might definitely handle loads of the perfect indie titles and possibly a number of last-gen titles too. Video games like X-Com, Minecraft and Knights of The Outdated Republic present how effectively this may work. If not, builders might give them the Closing Fantasy XV therapy and remake them from the ground-up for cellular.

We'd begin to see extra adventurous titles make their approach over from PC and console

The Razer cellphone is doubtlessly simply across the nook and the Swap’s success has demonstrated there’s nonetheless a requirement for extra concerned cellular gaming. We'd begin to see extra demanding titles make their approach over from PC and console. Let’s check out a number of the video games that will be good for the platform… and some that we will solely dream about!

The highest 7 PC and console video games that must be ported to Android


Thumper has efficiently made the transition to Swap which implies it will possibly work on cellular . It’s a rhythm recreation crossed with an infinite runner, with a splash of Wipeout thrown in for good measure. The controls are restricted to left, proper and some different inputs, nevertheless it’s the timing that basically makes or breaks your success. It wouldn’t be fairly as immersive on a small display however the recreation’s ‘rhythm violence’ is participating sufficient that it will nonetheless be a ton of enjoyable on the commute.

There’s genuinely nothing fairly like Thumper. For that motive alone, it deserves an enormous viewers!

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

This can be a area of interest alternative nevertheless it makes loads of sense. Clearly Oddworld Inhabitants is down for bringing video games to Android (see Munch’s Odyssey and Stranger’s Wrath) nevertheless it has omitted the 2 largest titles which additionally simply so occur to be the perfect suited to cellular gaming. What was the pondering right here?

Abe’s Odyssey and Abe’s Exodus are slow-paced, stealth-based platformers in the identical vein as one thing like Flashback. It’s the character and environmental designs that make these video games such standouts. With the New ‘n’ Tasty re-release, they’d look beautiful on that AMOLED show sitting in your pocket.

Limitless Area

Limitless Area is a well-received and extremely advanced technique recreation set in area. The sport and its sequel would offer one thing actually deep to sink your tooth into on cellular, whereas the turn-based gameplay could be match for on-screen controls. The graphics are gorgeous however that’s as a lot right down to the artwork route and a few good results as it's to polygon pushing. Suffice it to say, this might be a terrific addition that isn’t exterior the realms of risk.

Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania has been an enormous hit throughout consoles and PC this yr and there’s zero motive it couldn’t even be dropped at Android. In any case, the sport runs on the identical engine that powers the mobile-only ports of Sonic 1, 2, and CD. Those self same ports show that the controls would work simply fantastic too. The graphics are just a little extra spectacular however I’m certain a port would make it throughout with most issues intact.

In reality, that is such a no brainer to my thoughts that the one logical clarification for it not being on Android is that it might need cannibalized gross sales on different platforms and compelled the value down.

Shovel Knight

IMHO, extra platform video games belong on Android in common. Contact enter right here works simply fantastic (see Sonic, VVVVVV, Limbo) and these video games aren’t so graphically demanding. Meaning they wouldn’t drain the battery too quick both.

When you’re going to deliver one other platformer to Android, it'd as effectively be Shovel Knight. This is likely one of the greatest retro-inspired titles on the market because of its exact controls and colourful world. There’s loads of DLC to maintain us enjoying for hours too.

There are numerous extra indie titles like this that will work splendidly on Android too, corresponding to Axiom Verge, Owlboy, Fez and Inside to call just some. With Android being so indie-developer-friendly, it simply doesn’t make sense to me that there aren’t extra right here!

Rocket League

Folks love Rocket League. It's good in idea (vehicles + soccer) and even higher in execution. It’s straightforward to select up however extremely enjoyable to grasp the physics-based gameplay, leading to some ridiculous matches and loopy strikes.

It may very well be tough to deliver the controls over in a wise approach although. However racing video games can work on Android and once more, controllers are at all times an choice. The engine is scalable – I’ve seen it run fantastic on some fairly low-powered laptops – and the multiplayer bouts look like match for spurts of handheld gameplay.

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is a farming sim blended with an RPG. It has a top-down, pixelated graphics model that's paying homage to Pokemon and it will be good for cellular gaming. If there’s one factor that cellular avid gamers love, it’s farming. With Minecraft being such a success on cellular, it appears there’s a requirement for sandbox video games too.

Stardew Valley is charming, addictive, rewarding and ideally suited for selecting up on the go. It could make a terrific addition to the Play Retailer and is yet one more instance of an indie recreation that's simply screaming out for an Android port.

Dream video games we’d like to see (however most likely by no means will)

The Witcher three

On condition that this is likely one of the most graphically-impressive video games on the PC proper now, it appears unlikely that it will make the bounce to Android any time quickly except it was remade from the bottom up. CD Projekt Purple is a comparatively small studio and is presently busy with Cyberpunk 2077, although. In brief, it’s not taking place.

However think about how superior this might be. Even with out the high-end graphics, The Witcher three is some of the in-depth and fascinating RPGs on the market. I really like this recreation however I simply don’t have sufficient time to take a seat down and actually get into it. With the ability to full fast facet quests on the bus or calm down for an hour in mattress with it? We will solely dream – or stream from our PC, as I defined easy methods to do right here.

Fallout four

Open world video games usually lend themselves effectively to moveable play because of their sandbox nature. Breath of the Wild proved this completely.

On the subject of console open-world titles, few are as effectively thought to be Fallout four. You will get misplaced on this world for hours and with the ability to take it on the go together with you'll will let you delay work indefinitely. Maybe it’s no unhealthy factor that it’s unlikely to return to cellular in any case.

Guess we’ll simply must make do with Fallout Shelter.

Portal 1 & 2

This look like a random one, however I’ve at all times felt this collection could be match for cellular. Positive, FPS controls are tough on a contact display however this isn’t a twitch-based recreation (aside from just a little little bit of exact platforming) and a bluetooth controller would resolve the issue anyway.

In the meantime, the brief puzzles in Portal could be good for fast bursts of gameplay. Whereas we’re at it, we will additionally pine after a bunch of different older FPS video games, like Half-Life 2, Halo and the unique Deus Ex.

Right here’s the factor: Portal is already accessible for Android – so long as you might have a Tegra Protect. Higher but, in case you occur to have root and GLTools, you'll be able to play it on just about any gadget simply fantastic. In different phrases, it’s not the that’s the issue right here. So actually there’s nothing stopping Valve, besides maybe an exclusivity deal?

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

To say PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been a hit could be an enormous understatement. The sport continues to be solely in Early Entry and but it’s already probably the most performed recreation on Steam. That’s because of a singular mix of survival and shooter, that makes for tense, suspenseful gameplay. Each battle looks as if a singular journey and the steadiness is seemingly good.

This might be a tough one to deliver to cellular for certain, however that’s why it’s known as a wish-list!


Like Rocket League and Battlegrounds, Overwatch is an immensely fashionable multiplayer title that has a extremely lively group and super-addictive gameplay. It’s fairly graphically demanding, however the engine is surprisingly scalable. Reportedly, it’s attainable that this might sooner or later make it to the Swap. However I wouldn’t maintain your breath for an Android model.

No Man’s Sky

Whereas there was some backlash upon its launch, that was right down to the sport’s failure to ship on its lofty guarantees and never the core gameplay itself. What’s there may be nonetheless fairly fascinating and a soothing technique to cross the time. Frequent updates have improved the providing considerably and as soon as once more, this might be ideally suited for dipping out and in of on the go.

The graphics alone imply that is unlikely to ever occur, however one thing like No Man’s Sky could be nice. Somebody? Anybody? Please?


So these are our picks. What video games would you wish to see make their technique to Android? What do you suppose are a number of the greatest ports already on the platform?