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10 Best Console Ports to Android and iOS


Max Payne Mobile

We pick out the 10 best Android and iOS ports that do their console version full justice

Believe it or not, there is more to life than Angry Birds, Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans. Every so often, rather than taking on the latest 30 second filler or endlessly checking our Twitter and Facebook feeds (for the record, nobody ever talks to us), us mobile masters here at TrustedReviews like to use our phones for something a little bit more substantial. We like to play something historians call “console games” on them.

Now, we're not entirely clued up ourselves, but after a little light reading on the internet we've discovered that these aforementioned console games were played by a species of people called the “Dinosaurs”, and rather than using touchscreens – a technology that would not have married well with their claws – they used contraptions called “controllers”, that had buttons that directly influenced the action on screen.

These historians have spent the last few years encouraging mobile developers to resurrect these titles from this long gone era onto the devices we now primarily use for gaming, our smartphones and tablets – and they've had some success, too! So much success, in fact, that we've felt moved to put together our list of the ten best console ports you can currently play on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, giving you a glimpse into the world gamers used to have to contend with.

Click the arrow below to flick through the whole list, or use the quick links below to read about a specific game:

Sonic the Hedgehog - Sega

A massive tip of the hat to Sega's classic blue spiky mascot

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Rockstar Games

Three fantastic GTA games in one awesome package

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Aspyr Media

Pushing RPG games to their limits on touchscreen and succeeding

Colin McRae Rally - Codemasters

One of the greatest rally series of all time

Civilization Revolution 2 - 2K Games

A strategy game brilliantly ported to touchscreen

Max Payne Mobile - Rockstar Games

It split the critics but we love Max Payne Mobile

Bastion - Supergiant Games

What people like to call a "modern classic"

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies - Activision

Zombie mode stripped back and fabulous

Chrono Trigger - Square Enix

Possibly the best JRPG ever?

XCOM: Enemy Within - Take Two

A turn-based strategy sim focused on alien warfare

See also: Best iPad Games 2015

Simon Kirk

March 22, 2015, 7:50 pm

Soul Calibur deserves a mention. It's absolutely brilliant on my HTC One M8.

Chay Santos

August 8, 2015, 10:18 pm

Oddworld Strangers Wrath also deserves a mention. It absolutely perfect on my Note 4.


January 8, 2017, 3:42 am

I was totally waiting for this article to mention it too! The fact the game lets you adjust performance controls was a smart move for it to stay great on future phones.

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