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Mobile Game Types

Here are the most popular types of mobile games.


Action and Adventure


Action games are those that require sharp reflexes. They include old-school arcade games, shooting games, races, and many others. Adventure games, on the other hand, generally involve a wide range of experiences. Generally, they involve reflex testing like action games, or puzzle solving like strategy games. They take to interesting and exciting places and situations, however, the focus is more on entertainment and engagement rather than action or combat.




Sports games are those that allow you to participate in real life activities without going outside your home. Some of them include basketball, football, and baseball without leaving your chair. These games focus on the gaming experience, and can be quite complex. Others, however, are centered around a particular aspect of the game, such as making as many two- or three-pointers as you can within a predefined period. Some games also emphasize creating strategies for in-game players while applying management skills.



Role-playing games (RPGs) are complex games that involve multiple components such as journeys, intricate storylines, a wide range of characters, and hours and hours of game play. When you play an RPG, you will be pushed into the role of a certain character, living out stories that require you to venture into strange places and go on adventures. You will need to make decisions and live with the consequences of such decisions. Many mobile phones do not have the capability of handling RPG games yet, so it is important to check out your phone’s specs first before you download one.



Strategy games require forethought and planning. They entail and promote logic, intuition, and focus. They involve taking turns on a battlefield or other competitive arena. The focus of most strategy games is on creating good strategy and tactics which will enable you to succeed on the game. Classic board games such as chess or checkers are included in this category. Strategy games tend to dominate the top grossing charts of most app platforms because of the user engagement involved into playing and completing them.