Many years have passed since mobile gaming has gone away from being just another platform for casual games to a full out medium where you can compete. There’s a huge list of games now that you can invest your time into on the mobile platforms, however the games which actually require you to improve overtime are growing more than ever. Here’s a list of the top 10 mobile games which take a lot of skill, and only get easier the more you play!
10. Super Hexagon
Super Hexagon is a game that requires a huge amount of hand and eye coordination because it will punish you for every single mistake. The game is very simple to understand, yet when you’re actually put into the game it gets very fast and you have to think a bit too quick on your feet to get the results! It’s a game where you will only get good if you keep investing more and more time into it, otherwise your skills will once again wear off.
9. Big Hunter
Probably the most good looking game on this list, and probably the most unique as well. Big Hunter revolves around hunting large sized animals in a prehistoric era as you play an early Homo Sapien character. All you have to your side are spears and arrows, which can be upgraded over time but the ferocity of the bosses goes up too! Play through Big Hunter to get better at the game, as this is a purely skill based adventure where your commitment to the game will determine your success rates more than anything else.
This puzzle game starts out relatively slow, however once it picks up the pace past the tenth or eleventh level, it brings a world of pain for players who are unable to adapt to its shifting level design. The game constantly throws curveballs at its players by adding layers and layers of challenges into its level design, which throws players off and makes the levels so much more unpredictable. This is part of the reason why this game requires a huge skill ceiling, because before you can get to beating or winning in Cubor, you must spend a solid amount of time to understand the game and fall in love with it. It’s defintiely that kind of game which pushes you!
7. Mmm Fingers
Mmm Fingers is a terrifying game in all honesty, I used to be horrified of playing this game simply because of how difficult I thought it was for ages. However, once I truly started swiping my finger around and trying to protect it from the monsters within the game, it turns out that the game just requires a lot of learning. Mmm Fingers’ skill ceiling is high, however it’s not the neigh impossible kind of high. The game can be had a lot of fun in, yet the difficulty levels are what scare players away. So play it for a little while, and you’ll improve automatically!
6. Cut The Rope 2
Cut the Rope 2 is a game with by far some of the most difficult and high skill levels that I’ve ever played. It’s not just that the game has difficult puzzles, but they also require super fast reflexes at points even after you figure out the true method to solving the puzzles themselves. It’s an insanely high skill gameplay loop here, and one that kept me coming back for more of that good old challenge! There is a huge amount of ads in this game though, so be aware of that before you get too deep into it!
5. Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
After terrorizing players on the PC platform for ages, Getting Over it with Bennett Foddy is available on mobile devices and it is tougher than ever. This is the kind of game that you should not play if you’re not going to be lenient on yourself for improving too slowly. It’s a frustrating game that takes a lot of time to understand, a huge amount of time to learn to play properly and an insane amount of time to master. Not to mention, it has some of the weirdest controls designed specifically to mess with you! Talk about mobile games that take a lot of skill. And patience.
Wehrschach is a battle chess game that relies heavily on improvement that you can only get overtime. It’s the same case with actual chess, it’s very easy to understand and learn yet it’s so highly difficult to actually get results within it. Chess is beloved by the world to be one of the most skill heavy games, and Wehrschach is by far the best example of it that you can find on the mobile devices. It’s incredibly fun, and it can be played with other people to enjoy it even more and give yourself more of a competitive edge!
3. Brawl Stars
Brawl Stars is a game which had a million-dollar E-Sports event, and some of the largest organizations brought their players to compete. Brawl Stars’ difficulty comes in the form of not just its gameplay, but the variety in its characters and the amount of them. Each and every single character plays differently, which means that you will have to invest time in learning how to play them and how to play against them! This is besides the fact that each map brings a ton of changes to how you should play and each game mode does the same!
2. Beat Stomper
Beat Stomper is extremely fast paced, almost notoriously so to the point of being a game that makes people rage quit beyond anything else! It’s a fantastic game with some of the best art style, but I would be lying if I said it was easy at all. It’s a game that requires constant play-time in exchange for improvement, and your reflexes must train and adapt to the game, creating sort of a muscle memory!
1. Player Unknown’s Battleground (PUBG)
PUBG is the most skill-heavy game on the mobile platforms, it’s not because it’s an online game either but because of how much content this game simply has compared to everything else. Just the guns alone, each one has a different recoil kick and pattern, and it’s important to learn how to control them! Aside from that, you have different maps, you have concepts such as third partying two teams fighting, taking the high ground, positioning, maintaining distance from the storm closing in, avoiding battles and taking gun fights at the right time as well as so much more!
The most important thing is that you’re playing against real people who are most likely more skilled than you, or at least they were in my case! This makes for adapting, and learning over time an incredibly important asset in getting better at PUBG. This is the kind of game that pushes its players with its slow movement, constant gun fights and a ton of content that keeps being refreshed and changed for amusement of the player base!
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