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Mobile Games That Should Come to Consoles

There’s nothing more disappointing than hearing about a fantastic game only to find out that it’s a mobile exclusive. So many games are released on mobile phones these days because of how convenient it is to deploy new games on mobile. And while it’s much easier to do so on the developer side, gamers with consoles end up missing out on some of the greatest games out there.

Among Us and Genshin Impact were the first games to try out the PlayStation 5 platform. We’d like to think more mobile games can do the same and, perhaps, play even much, much better on consoles. So, if you’ve ever wondered which games should crossover to consoles already, we’ve compiled the five mobile games that should come to consoles. We bet these five games would be just as fun on consoles, perhaps even more fun.


5. Marvel Contest of Champions

Champions are Forever | Marvel Contest of Champions

Since 2014, Marvel Contest of Champions has graced our mini-screens with a fighting game that has kept its freshness with constant fighting updates and upgrades inspired by the Marvel Universe. If you’re particularly a Contest of Champions comic fan, then you’ve likely played the Marvel Contest of Champions Android and iOS game at some point. 

But even if you haven’t, simply picturing Marvel’s superheroes and villains going head to head in a comic showdown gets your juices flowing. And, as appealing as the mobile version's graphics, combat, and character design are, perhaps a console version will take Marvel Contest of Champions to the next level. 

On mobile, the graphical animations depicting the Marvel universe feel limited. The gameplay also has a lot of room for adding in-depth features that work best on consoles. For one, the street brawling is rather too simplified, seeming like it was exclusively meant for kids to figure out. However, if the consoles’ triggers and adapters are utilized to amplify the combos and special attacks, perhaps a Marvel Contest of Champions console version will hit the grander heights of this genre.


4. The Simpsons: Tapped Out

The Simpsons: Tapped Out -- Get It On Google Play

The Simpsons universe, as quirky and thrilling as it is to watch the series all these years, is a load of joy to build and customize in The Simpsons: Tapped Out city-building game. Think about your ideal Springfield and create your own version of it. 

Unfortunately, being a mobile exclusive only harms the concept here. So many Simpsons fans would jump on this bandwagon, but only if an open world’s extensive crafting and resources were available and a story mode as a plus, which a console version can do so candidly well.


3. Brawl Stars

Brawl Stars: No Time to Explain

Brawl Stars is an online fast-paced battle arena and third-person hero shooter game developed by Supercell. Players can either play 3v3 or jump into the battle royale mode made for mobile, which is interesting given the limitations of the hardware. Still, more than 12 million subscribers have shown interest in the game, with its non-violent, non-grotesque action, and especially with how cleverly it brings the Overwatch experience to pocket-sized touchscreen devices.  

Although bringing objective-based shooting, battle royale mode, MOBA, and more into one nicely knit mobile screen package, we can’t help but wonder how well Brawl Stars could do on consoles. Games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have had a lot of success on consoles, even going onto iOS and Android, so perhaps Brawl Stars could detangle the overwhelming content nicely on current-gen consoles. Instead of a few minutes of play on a top-down view, you could have first-person RPG gameplay, creating a more immersive, single-screen experience.


2. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Official Announce Trailer

Star Wars is no stranger to consoles. The Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order action-adventure is the most recent to relaunch the Star Wars genre on consoles. However, it doesn’t quite get there yet, with the audio/visuals and game controls feeling merely satisfying. Perhaps Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes could raise the bar and put no breaks in the RPG genre of the Star Wars genre. 

In-game, you’ll collect heroes and villains to play as, as you venture into a faraway galaxy and use turn-based combat to fight off opponents. And even though it tries to introduce non-canon, in terms of content, gameplay mechanics, and overall cinema aesthetic, a console release could add more meat to the bone.


1. Clash of Clans

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At this point, Clash of Clans is a mobile staple racking up astounding numbers of more than 50 million users and over 500 million downloads. There’s something enticing about how epic clan wars are, whether it’s in the stages of building a village and raising them to compete or the effort put into upgrading your troops and buildings over days and days of gaming. It’s no secret how addictive Clash of Clans is, which speaks to its replayability in gamers returning to compete once again against other clans for a chance to own the realm and reign supreme over all others. 

The top-down gameplay works well on mobile, where players look for supplies and build an army. It’s also pretty easy to learn, which largely plays into its popularity in wanting to take your mind off school or work painlessly. The mere fact that Clash of Clans has sustained large crowds for over a whole decade speaks to the value gamers find in orchestrating clan wars. And that's why getting rid of the overly simple touchscreen controls and replacing them with more detailed motion sensors and special combo systems will make the experience even better. 

As gamers collect resources and strategize attacks, they can work within three-dimensional open-world environments and even control one of the barbarian, wizard, or dragon fighters themselves. Provided the migration is done right and cross-play is enabled to allow players to migrate from one device to the next easily. Also, Switch could work perfectly, given you can already pair your mobile phone with Switch to use as a virtual controller.

And there you go, the five mobile games that should come to consoles. Are there more games you’d like to recommend? Let us know in the comments or over on our socials here.


Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.