The Game Awards is an awards show event held every year that strives to honor and celebrate the major achievements and milestones achieved in the gaming industry and eSports. Established in 2014, the shows are produced and hosted by Canadian games journalist Geoff Keighley who worked on its predecessor, the Spike Video Game Awards, for over ten years. The event is scheduled to be held on December 10th (December 11th, 5:30 am IST) at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The event has a separate category to even list out the achievements and celebrate the success that the Mobile Gaming Industry has accumulated so far this year. In this context, it might excite the fans to find out that the nominations for the Best Mobile Game of 2020 have been announced! So, without any further ado let’s get into knowing more about these top mobile games of this year.
Best Mobile Game of 2020 Nominations
1. Among Us
No one’s really surprised to find Among Us up there in the contest for the best mobile game of this year, to be honest. Though the game lays upon obscurity for the last two years since its release from Innersloth but this year, the game has risen to such high fame all of a sudden. The game hasn’t just been blowing up on Twitch, it’s dominating with recent Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka AOC) proving it right through her Twitch Stream which drew more than 400,000 concurrent viewers.
The game tests your reasoning as well as vocational skills. It’s like a survival game seasoned with the elements of thrill, mystery, and horror, of course, as perceived through the fandom’s lore toward the game. Earlier, there was an announcement for a sequel to this game but later on the developers cut out on that and instead assured the players of a better experience in the current version itself. With fan-made mods, themed decorations, and hilarious names to play with, Among Us is not only a game anymore, it’s a sensation.
2. Call of Duty: Mobile
Call of Duty Mobile or COD Mobile, since its inception, has been a consistent top performer. It’s really fought hammer and tongs with other Battle Royale as well as Multilayer games to stand out as the ultimate serious experience on mobile for all the FPS fanboys out there.
Regular Updates ensure that the game manages to keep a fresh vibe attached to it. A variety of modes, and new guns blend in with amazing console-quality graphics is what makes this a pioneer at shooting games available on mobile. The game is a fan favorite surpassing 300 million downloads recently with having generated almost a whopping $500 million in player spending from its very first year of release.
3. Genshin Impact
A game that was anticipated to be one of the most breathtaking accomplishments in the mobile gaming industry, which did live up to the expectations, as well. The game set new records by becoming the 2nd top-grossing mobile game and has recovered the development cost by making $100m in its first two weeks already.
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play adventure role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo. The game consists of a fantasy open-world environment and utilizes an action-based battle system using elemental magic, and character switching and uses gacha game monetization for players to obtain new characters, weapons, and other resources. The game has recently reached the $245 million mark as its first-month revenue alone making it one of the fastest-grossing mobile game launches
4. Legends of Runeterra
Legends of Runeterra is a free-to-play strategy-based digital collectible card game produced by Riot Games. This was a major hyped title since around the end of last year. The game finally came out on April 29, 2020, for Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS.
The game is set in the fantasy world of League of Legends where skills, creativity, and cleverness eventually lead you toward the path of victory. The game features some of the classic champions from League of Legends, itself. It’s all about building a deck of epic champions and playing them out cleverly against your enemies. You will have tons of cards to choose from where you will encounter some familiar faces and discover completely new ones.
5. Pokémon Cafe Mix
Pokémon Café Mix is a free-to-play puzzle video game developed by Genius Sonority and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for the Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. The game was initially released on June 23, 2020.
It’s a unique puzzle game that supports offline gaming environments, as well. It’s a single-player game where you’re the owner of a Pokémon Café assigned with the task of serving out cute and delicious meals to your Pokémon customers. The game also offers some sort of an experience in playing this game, economically. Implying, you’ll be having to expand your cafe, and bring in more orders from customers, and new treats offerings.
This concludes the list of the Best Mobile Game nominees for this year. We hope you found your favorite game within this list and if not then you should really try out playing these games that definitely stood out among the rest. You can now vote for your favorite title on the official website of The Game Awards.
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