Mobile gaming transcends global demographics.

Whether you utilize your mobile gaming apps to pass the time and cure any boredom or as part of a serious hobby, there can be no doubt that online gaming has arrived in a big way. The industry has become one of the biggest economic sectors on the planet, with a diverse global audience spanning multiple generations, generating estimated worldwide revenues of $137.9 billion in 2018. Whether you are new to the concept of mobile gaming apps, or you’re looking to expand your app portfolio, get a load of these market-leading apps for gamers of all ages.

Shadowgun Legends – As Close as You’ll Get to Console-Quality Gaming

Developer Madfinger Games has surpassed itself with the 2018 release of Shadowgun Legends. This free mobile-based, first-person shooter offers dazzling visuals and audio; so much so that we could forgive you for thinking that you’re playing on a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. It is the sequel to the original Shadowgun and Shadowgun: Deadzone, which were multiple award-winning titles way back in 2011 and 2012, respectively. With an epic storyline campaign, an engaging cooperative multiplayer option and an innovative social hub, it’s easy to see why this has quickly become the world’s leading RPG mobile shooter game, a genre fast becoming one of the most popular game types on Android devices.

Fortnite: Battle Royale – Compete to be the Last One Standing

Few mobile gaming apps have captured the imagination among gamers quite like Epic Games’ Fortnite. Offering three distinct gaming modes — a shooter-survival game, a last-person-standing game and an open-world game — it has rapidly become a cultural phenomenon among millennial and Generation Z gamers. In less than 12 months after its initial release, some 200 million players had downloaded the apps by November 2018, earning Epic Games hundreds of millions of dollars a month. All the game modes are free-to-play, but each mode is monetized by the use of V-Bucks, an in-game currency used to enhance characters and complete objectives.

PokerStars – Open to Poker Enthusiasts from Around the World

The PokerStars app is available to download on both Android and iOS-powered devices. The online poker room prepares to celebrate its 200 billionth hand of poker played on its network, underlining its appeal to both high-stakes and micro-stakes enthusiasts. An instant $10,000 prize goes to the lucky users that play the 200 billionth hand, as part of the 200 billion hand celebration. For those with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) headsets, you may want to take a look at the PokerStars VR app too, which offers online poker gaming in immersive, virtual environments among friends and players worldwide.

Hearthstone – An Exciting Collectible Card Game Experience

Sticking with the card theme, the mobile gaming format has proven hugely successful in digitizing collectible card games like Hearthstone, too. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft centers largely on World of Warcraft, which appeals to a wide demographic of gamers. There are nine classes, each with a deck related to the World of Warcraft equivalent, allowing for a variety of in-game action. With single-player mode allowing gamers to play against the artificial intelligence (AI) and a highly competitive online multiplayer mode allowing for a more in-depth, immersive experience among 30-million-plus gamers, there is something available for all occasions and time frames here. Best of all, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is free-to-play on iOS and Android.

Football Manager Mobile – The Most Realistic Football Management Sim Comes to Mobile

The world’s most realistic football management sim, Football Manager (FM), is now available to play on mobile. Although it comes with a somewhat hefty price tag of £8.99 to buy from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, it is worth it when you consider that you’re getting the same award-winning game engine used on the popular PC version on your mobile device. Train your team, scout new prospects and upcoming opponents and watch the matches unfold on the app’s refreshed 2D match engine. FM Mobile is stunningly addictive for football fans on the move.