While exploring the delights of Cape Town and embarking on a nature-filled adventure
understandably appeals, there are times when you just need to find a corner and settle down for a
few hours with a good book or an entertaining mobile game. In fact, given our reliance on a
smartphone device in the modern world, people are discovering the benefits of mobile gaming on a daily basis.
While dedicated console gamers will never fully understand mobile gaming, it’s a great option for
many people, particularly casual gamers. The fact that a smartphone device we carry around in our
pockets can host an array of games is quite remarkable. People aren’t short on options given the
sophistication of a smartphone in 2022 either, with some mobile gamers enjoying innovative
augmented reality games like Pokemon Go and others dipping into the Age of the Gods collection.
The options are extensive, though, with mobile gamers able to session a wide variety of releases
on a handheld device. From sports-themed titles to action-packed masterpieces, there are
thousands of games out there. We’re even seeing console games on mobile, too.
Whether you’re embarking on a holiday and need some games to pass the time or you’re simply
after some mobile games to add to your smartphone as you aim to discover the benefits of
smartphone gaming, below is a look at five of the most popular options in South Africa right now.
As we’ve touched on already, PC and console games are now making the jump over to mobile
thanks to the power and sophistication of modern-day smartphones. As such, games developers
have been able to up the ante and release a range of games on mobile alongside games on PC
and console machines. A perfect example of this is PUBG Mobile, a release that has taken the
mobile gaming world by storm. For casual gamers, this particular release is a challenge, although
it’s worth mastering this battle royale product.
Gardenscapes is entertaining a large number of mobile gamers in South Africa. The game, which
tasks players with restoring and decorating a garden while also solving match-3 puzzles along the
way, blends garden design with puzzle solving in what is a unique overall product. If you enjoy
gardening and puzzles, then this particular release is most definitely for you.
Yet another popular game that is now thriving on a portable handheld mobile device, Minecraft is a
game with plenty to offer. From exploring infinite worlds and building anything you like to entering
into survival mode as you aim to fight off evil mobs, this survival masterpiece is easily one of the
best games to download on a mobile phone right now. You can even enjoy the game in multiplayer mode, too, with up to 10 players capable of playing at any time.
A go-to game for many smartphone gamers at the moment, Coin Master tasks players with
building a Viking village, while also having the opportunity of travelling through time and battling
against a wave of different horrors in magical lands. Full of spins, raids and a range of different
attacks to make the most of, Coin Master is a fun game to play.
Subway Surfers has been around for a while but it’s still going strong in 2022. A colourful and eye-
catching release, it’s a really fun game to tuck into for a few hours at a time. There are trains to
dodge, you can surf on a hoverboard, perfect your acrobatics, escape being captured, and a whole lot more. Subway Surfers is a blast to play.