As everyone is encouraged to stay at home and practice social distancing in order to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, an increasing amount of people are starting to feel boredom and what they call as “cabin fever,” which happens when someone stays inside for an extended period of time.
Thankfully, we live in the 21st century, which means that entertainment is usually just one click away. You have books, streaming services like Netflix and, of course, video games. In fact, it seems like video games is the industry that caught the most people, with gaming becoming bigger than ever thanks to the amount of people playing in order to pass the time and socialize with others. It also helps that games nowadays just ooze innovation, be it first-person shooters, platformers, puzzles or immersive open-world RPGs.
The problem, however, is that those games require either a good gaming PC or a console like a PS4, and not everyone has those. A lot of the times, people only have their mobile phones with them.
Thankfully, the shift to mobile gaming has also brought in innovation to the computer in your pocket, and mobile games have also started becoming more like their console counterparts. So if you’re itching for a mobile RPG, these should be your best picks:
Iron Blade: Medieval Legends RPG
Brought to you by popular mobile game developer Gameloft, “Iron Blade” offers an open world combined with great fighting mechanics, which are two elements players usually look for in an RPG. Additionally, the game has a good storyline and gets free systematic updates from the developer.
Black Desert Mobile
This should be right up your alley if you’re an MMORPG fan since it offers the same fun experience you get from those PC games into your mobile device. It provides in-depth character customization as well, letting you tailor your play-style based on your own preferences. It also offers multiplayer if you want to play with friends.
ARK: Survival Evolved
For never-ending gameplay, try “ARK,” which is essentially a mobile sandbox game that lets you do what you want, however you want it. Think “Minecraft,” but with better graphics. Oh, and you’re also stranded on an island with dinosaurs, need we say more?
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
If you’re a fan of the massive RPG hit “Skyrim,” then this game is basically the same, only on your phone this time. Featuring tons of quests and seemingly endless hours of gameplay, this game should get you through the pandemic.