Updated January 24, 2019: New entries added

Sci-fi is a major genre in literature and cinema, but we don't often think of sci-fi games. That's probably because we tend to define games primarily by how they play, not by their setting.

Make no mistake, though. There are some excellent sci-fi games on mobile.

The following 25 examples play in a variety of ways, often with completely different visual styles and narrative tones. But they all create their own memorable futuristic fiction in one way or another.

Whether it's a gripping choose-your-own space adventure, a blockbuster action experience worthy of James Cameron, or a direct tie-in with a beloved sci-fi franchise, the following games all have something to offer for sci-fi nuts.

Live long and prosper, and may The Force be with you.