TOP 10 SCI-FI GAMES TO PLAY ON SMARTPHONES
Science fiction is a very popular genre, whether the medium be movies, books, or games. In games in particular, they are extremely popular and adored by fans around the world. This is because science fiction games offer a very unique experience. One that usually blends futuristic technologies, with an amazing narrative.
In the past few years, several science fiction games have been released on mobile. Below we list some of them:
1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a classic RPG game. It is set in the Star Wars universe, 4000 years prior to the events in the original trilogy of movies.
The game was originally released back in 2003 for the Xbox and PC. The mobile port of the game for iOS and Android, has all the same elements in the original version, and has not slimmed down at all.
The acclaimed game perfectly captures the atmosphere of the Star Wars universe. There are a wide range of locations and a cast of characters which immerse the player in the said universe.
In the game, players also have moral choices, where they can either choose to stray towards either the dark side or the light side. They also can build their own light sabers and acquire other cool powers, depending on which side they lean towards.
The game also has an excellent storyline, which to this day is considered one of the best RPG stories of all time.
2. XCOM: Enemy Within
XCOM: Enemy Within is a turn-based strategy game, where the player takes charge of a multi-national paramilitary force named XCOM, during an alien invasion on earth.
In the game, the player has to take care of nearly everything when it comes to combating the alien threat. They have to helm the research which will help find new technologies, manage finances, build the team, etc.
The story of the game is excellent as well. It takes the player through a series of challenges which helps them learn more and more about the aliens. By the end of the game, the player will get far better when it comes to tactics when compared to their start. As a result, the game has high-replay value. It is also a very addictive experience.
3. Ingress Prime
Ingess Prime is a sci-fi AR game from Niantic, the same developers behind Pokemon Go. The game takes a sci-fi adventure into the real world.
In the game, the player can become part of any one of two rivalling factions. The factions have different ideas as to what must be done with a special substance, and as a result are at odds with each other. The objective of the player is to team up with members of their faction, and secure several locations scattered around the world for their own faction.
The game is a unique sci-fi experience as it takes the adventure into the real world and turns the player into the protagonist. It also has a dedicated fan base around the world, which includes people from all demographics.
4. Galaxy on Fire 2
Galaxy on Fire 2 is a space simulation game. In the game, the player travels to various systems in the galaxy, while battling aliens.
The game is an open-world game that has 30+ star systems, 100+ planets and space stations. The player can complete a 10+ hour long campaign in this game. The player will also have 50+ ships which they can use to travel around this massive world.
Galaxy on Fire 2 is perfect for anyone who loves exploration in their games.
Xenoverk is a fun drop-down shooter set in a science fiction universe. In the game, the players objective is to kill a horde of mutants and destroy their nests.
The game has 70 levels with increasing difficulty. The combat is also excellent and has been praised for how fun it is to play on a mobile screen. The player also gets access to a wide range of upgradable weapons and special powers as they power through numerous mutants.
Xenoverk also has an art style that perfectly with the tone of the game. Overall, this is a fun and lighthearted shooter experience that sci-fic game lovers might love.
6. Out There
Out There is a sci-fi survival game. The player has to survive a harsh space wilderness with their space ship.
In the game, the player takes on the role of a lone space astronaut who wakes up from a cryonic sleep. The astronaut must travel between different stars and planets to gather resources and survive, while also encountering other alien life forms.
The game, which lacks combat is nonetheless difficult to master. Out There also regenerates an entire new galaxy, every time the player begins a new campaign. The game also has 4 different endings to the storyline. This makes replays an exciting experience.
In addition to these, the game has a comic style artwork and a gorgeous soundtrack. The game is perfect for sci-fi fans who are more into the sci-fi world than the combat experience.
7. Star Command
Star Command lets you build your own ship and crew, and then battle aliens across the galaxy.
The player’s object in the game is to build a ship and team and explore the galaxy. During this, they must destroy alien enemy ships, while also prevent other aliens from destroying one’s own ship as well. There are over 10 alien species with whom the player can have battles.
The game also has a gorgeous isometric art style, which gives it a unique feel and tone.
8. N.O.V.A Legacy
N.O.V.A Legacy is a slow-paced shooter game from the acclaimed mobile game development company Gameloft. It is an excellent game inspired by acclaimed games like Halo.
The game has 19 different game levels which the player can complete. The gameplay is offered in bite sized chapters which makes it perfect for playing on mobile as short sessions.
In the game, the player must combat against alien invaders. They must battle them and uncover the secrets and mysteries about these invaders and their arrival.
The game also has multi-player deathmatches. The player can either opt for single deathmatches where they play against 7 other players in an 8 PvP match. Or they can team up with other 3 players in a 4vs4 team deathmatch. The game also has an online global leaderboard, which players can climb to the top of.
9. Dead Effect 2
Dead Effect 2 is a sci-fi shooter with excellent graphics. The game is heavily inspired by acclaimed games like Mass Effect.
The game is set in the spaceship ESS Meridian and follows the story from the first game in the series. The player has to complete a 20+ hour campaign, all the while upgrading oneself like in top RPG games.
Dead Effect 2 is known for its amazing graphics. The game also has an excellent soundtrack which gives the game an amazing atmosphere.
10. Galaga Wars
Galaga Wars in an endless space shooter. It is heavily inspired by the Galaga game released in 1981.
The gameplay is much simpler compared to others in the list. The player has to shoot a lot of enemies and get the highest score in the process. Often times, they will also encounter boss battles.
The player can unlock multiple ships using IAPs. The game also has colorful graphics suited for the mobile screen.