Both in the Google and Apple application stores, we can find video games of all types and for all tastes. Some intended for a more casual and less demanding audience; others instead seem to be taken from desktop consoles thanks to their incredible graphics.
But what is clear is that a smartphone is an ideal platform to enjoy video games, and we can find great racing titles, platforms, action, puzzles, and even some that look like works of art.
However, there is a genre that for a few years has achieved great popularity among video game lovers. For the freedom it offers the player, for the beauty of its graphics, and above all, for the long duration of these titles. We are talking about open-world games –also called sandbox– and of course, here we bring you the best ones for you to download on your smartphone.
Top open world games for Android
- GTA: San Andreas
- Genshin Impact
- Portal Knights
- ARK Survival Evolved Mobile
- Black desert
- Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath
GTA: San Andreas
At this point in the movies, we are not going to discover the Grand Theft Auto games. The famous saga of criminals, shooting, action, and many vehicles reached the top thanks to San Andreas at the mythical PlayStation 2. It is that not only its graphics caused a sensation, but also its history and, of course, the freedom it gave to the player who could spend hours and hours touring the city of San Andreas who was always going to discover the odd secret.
GTA: San Andreas, therefore, is not only one of the best sandboxes for Android, but one of the best games in its catalog and all this for just 7.99 euros.
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Terraria is a 2D open-world game in which, in addition to facing terrible monsters, we will have to collect materials and build different buildings. One of the games that most rewards the freedom of the player and is that there are infinite possibilities for both character creation and customization of this and the different constructions that we make.
The truth is not a bad business. A game that will offer us hundreds of hours of duration for only 5.49 euros. It has a multiplayer mode, more than 300 enemies, and 15 bosses to fight against, all this without forgetting the 3,500 objects to collect and manufacture.
One of the most important games in history, with millions of copies sold, has been a real revolution in the world of video games.
Contrary to what many users may think, Minecraft is not a game for children. Despite its “colorful” graphics, it offers playability and possibilities that no other video game has ever managed to match.
Its version for Android is the perfect excuse to enjoy Minecraft anywhere and at any time, and it will only cost us 6.99 euros.
Genshin Impact is, without a doubt, the game of the moment. The Chinese title has already conquered millions of mobile phones, PlayStation4s, and computers around the world, and all this is thanks to its incredible graphics, its huge and colorful world, as well as gameplay that really hooks.
As if that were not enough, the game is completely free, and although it is still a gacha with many microtransactions, Genshin Impact is well worth it.
Portal Knights is a fun open-world game characterized by colorful graphics and action-packed gameplay. The idea, like many other games of this style, is to level up our character, equip him with better objects and defeat all the enemies that cross our path.
Portal Knights are, therefore, a cooperative role-playing game at a fairly competitive price, so if you like this genre, the title will not let you down.
ARK Survival Evolved Mobile
An open-world, materials, and objects to collect, a multitude of weapons and… dinosaurs? This is what ARK offers a survival game that will delight the most demanding players.
In ARK: Survival Evolved, we will start unarmed and practically naked, so we will have to equip ourselves as best we can to survive in this gigantic world. The game allows us to form alliances and build giant structures to defend ourselves, but be careful because dinosaurs are not the only danger that lurks in this world.
Black Desert is one of the most popular MMOs (Massively Multiplayer Online) thanks to its incredible graphics and a more than interesting combat system. Now, as a consequence of its Asian origin, it may be too “life-grabbing” for many, but there is no doubt that if you like World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy XIV games, you will love this title.
Black Desert Mobile brings to the palm of our hand all the essence of the original game, so there is no excuse to download it and try it.
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath
Is Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath an open-world game? The truth is that we could debate for hours, but it is also true that it is not worth it because the title is a great game from beginning to end.
In this title of the well-known franchise born in the days of the original PlayStation, we will explore huge cities, lush forests, and large industrial facilities while eliminating any hostile creature that dares to approach us thanks to our powerful weapons.
A game that will not leave us indifferent and even more so when we see its price of just 3.19 euros.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.