Among the top 10 mobile game releases of May are among the most anticipated titles of this year before summer begins. All of these games deserve attention for different reasons, fantastic visuals and seemingly endless content found in Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds to thrilling throwback action in Streets of rage 4.
#10 Idle Vampire
Idle Vampire is a free-to-play idle RPG whose objective is to improve your character as he desperately tries to survive an onslaught of enemies. As many idle games go, it becomes addictive due to the accumulation of in-game currency used for gear and skills. The more upgraded your vampire is, the better it can perform with colorful moves and attractive skill effects. Overall, the gameplay lacks graphics, but the attacks are the best part of watching your character battle. Their strength, of course, will depend on how your vampire is handled.
#9 Every Farm
Each farm is a relaxing multiplayer farm-building game that brings real-world farming systems to the mobile world. This farm builder is not only limited to replanting crops, placing structures and tending animals, but you can also manage mills, restaurants and factories with other city guardians. There’s also a story about the lives of adorable villagers as they enjoy the luxury of the town you create with hundreds of decorating options to choose from. Another interesting aspect to Each farm is its connection to NFTs. More information about the FLERO token can be found on the game website.
#8 Dino Clash: Tribal Warfare
Dino Clash: Tribal War is a fun and free mobile RPG whose objective is to maintain armies of cavemen. Players must merge soldiers to make them stronger against opposing troops. There are also 34 unique primitive warriors with amazing abilities. That’s not all – dinosaur bosses are part of the mix and must be defeated to gain unique talents. Good news for dinosaur fans – there are 17 dinosaurs from the Jurassic period. With plenty of content to explore over 500 stages, Dinosaur Clash is a charming and easy to pick up game that can be quite addictive as the game progresses and your army grows.
#7 Three Kingdoms: Legends of War
Three Kingdoms: Legends of War is a massively popular free-to-play RPG mobile game in South Korea that is now available in North America for iOS and Android devices. There are over 80 legendary heroes to unlock and bring into battle. The upgrade system is simple to master and the materials are easy to obtain. The semi-anime/semi-photorealistic style visuals are stunning, especially in the heat of the action which shows off tons of move combinations. The game is entertaining, especially with its autoplay features in several of its game modes.
#6 Mana Echoes
Mana Echoes is a solid gacha action RPG that introduces players to the Mana series of games. The combat is a lot of fun, the only downside being party management. During battles, players can switch between active and inactive party members at any time, but cannot command them in battle. As for the storyline, it doesn’t require much connectivity since the player character doesn’t know what each memory contains until he gets there. It’s a way to show the experiences of the existing series. There’s a single-player story and a variety of optional quests and even cooperative multiplayer. The gameplay is fun and exciting and is a great mobile action RPG.
Dislyte is another gacha RPG game that interestingly focuses on a punk EDM vibe. The main characters are EDM musicians, due to the premise that Miracles awakened the chaotic Miramon, elder god of chaos and destruction. People who are susceptible to it have absorbed the powers of the Miracle and now have the powers of famous gods, deities and mythological beasts. The game’s music is also an EDM/hip-hop inspired soundtrack that adds to the battlegrounds city/club themed aesthetic. More on the musical aspect, Dislyte even has a rhythm game within it. Globally, Dislyte is flashy and adds a new twist to the fantasy RPG genre despite minimal and lackluster storytelling.
#4 Apex Legends Mobile
Apex Legends Mobile is the mobile version of its console/PC predecessor, with many differences as well as similarities to the popular Battle Royale hero shooter. It is not cross-platform and currently does not have full controller support. The gameplay is smooth, although it’s hard to adapt to the touch controls, especially if you’re not used to mobile FPS/TPS shooters. The interface may seem cluttered, but makes up for it by offering an interchangeable first-person and third-person view. Bottomline, when it comes to Battle Royale FPS/TPS mobile games, Apex Legends Mobile is very assembled and is almost better than the original.
#3 Streets of Rage 4
Streets of rage 4 brings SEGA’s classic side-scrolling beat-em up series to mobile. The retro feel is here, combined with vibrant new designs and fluidly animated background features like twinkling neon signs. Although the game costs around $9, it is a steal compared to other versions on the platform. The story mode has great visuals through its cut scenes and animations. The story mode also brings each of the characters to life who have unique abilities, unlockables and more. On-screen controls can be adjusted with a drop being the joystick locked. If it bothers you, Streets of rage 4 is also compatible with controllers. Overall, the game stays true to its roots but is always remade with new content and smooth gameplay with plenty of action.
#2 Black Catalyst
black catalyst is a beautiful team-based arena shooter. The graphics are detailed, full of color and visuals that make walking through the grass and visiting ruins all over the map enjoyable. The game focuses on teamwork and pioneers allow you to quickly join your friends’ matches without waiting too long before joining the heat of the moment. There are a ton of loadout combinations to create, with a range of customizable and upgradable weapons, gear, abilities and of course the mythical primal beasts your character can transform and change the tide of battle. black catalyst is definitely addictive, there is little to no waiting time between games loading and the different game modes will keep you entertained and motivated to keep playing for hours.
#1 Ni No Kuni: Crossing the Worlds
Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds is a superb MMORPG game that seems to adopt a Studio Ghibli art style. The world and general visuals are beautiful. With many RPGs such as Genshin Impact, Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds continues with cutscenes, fight monsters and explore the open world. One neat feature though is how the game does a lot of that for you. By touching the active quest banner, your hero selected from one of the 5 classes moves by itself. Also, if there are monsters on the way, your character fights for you. While this can be annoying, it can help pass the time to progress through the game. Alongside this, there is more to do outside of the main quest line, such as reputation quests which allow you to be more popular in specific areas and therefore trusted to unlock more opportunities. Ni no Kuni is content rich with plenty to do and explore.