Mobile gaming over the past few years has moved from dedicated gaming handhelds to smartphones and tablets. In fact, everyone has one and their venerable online app stores showcasing thousands of video games from indie studios to big-name AAA developers. We’ve even seen companies like Nintendo merge to provide Android open world video games.
GTA: San Andreas – Android open world
In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, players will play the role of Carl Johnson, who was once part of the corruption of the city of Los Santos. Carl is no stranger to gang life and drugs although he has been looking to get rid of it for more than 5 years. However, after the murder of his mother, Car Johnson, also known as CJ, resumed his criminal life.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was originally released in 2004 and now more than ten years later. The developers of Rockstar Games have reworked the title for mobile devices with enhanced visuals. It’s also one of the more popular parts of the franchise, though it might be outdated if you’re just starting out in the Grand Theft Auto series.
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition brings back the appeal from the original 1998 title and above all else, it’s still here. The sixty-hour adventure is packed into the app, bringing players into the story of a nurtured child sent from the comfort of their beloved home, Candlekeep.
Now left to protect themselves, the player gets caught up in this fantasy world on the brink of a great war with an evil dark secret revealed. While new players entering the franchise may have fun playing this epic set for the first time, the Enhanced Edition brings new missions to complete, updated visuals, and worlds Additional additions to explore will give players who have played this Android open world game some incentive to replay this epic again.
Oceanhorn: Monsters of Uncharted Seas
Oceanhorn: Monsters of Uncharted Seas was out in 2013, and it’s still one of the more recommended titles for smartphones. This is an action-adventure game similar to the franchise The Legend of Zelda. Players will play the main character is an unknown boy on a mission to find his lost father. To do so, you will have to embark on new terrains, fight monsters, equip a variety of weapons and explore the Android open world.
Though at the time of writing this, Nintendo hasn’t brought the Zelda franchise to the smartphone mobile market yet, so this is as close as you can get at the moment. However, we have to give a bit of a disclaimer here as this game might not be a completely open world.
Instead of having a completely open world to explore, the game features a variety of islands that act as hubs for you to explore. This is not a linear experience either, so you will have to adventure to different islands to find new secrets or solve puzzles that could simply pose a barrier before you can continue the story.
Minecraft Pocket Edition – Android open world
You know this will be at the top of our list, right? Minecraft was a huge success and continues to bring new multiplayer players to its fan base daily. In general, the game Minecraft is a fairly simple game, you explore, craft items, and collect resources. It’s also a game that really inspires players to build incredible works of art, and while Minecraft Pocket Edition lags behind its PC predecessor in terms of content, this mobile version doesn’t skip a step in bringing gameplay like we loved when it was first released on PC in 2009 with the alpha release.