Best upcoming mobile games in 2022
Looking forward to VALORANT Mobile, Apex Legends Mobile and other upcoming mobile games!
Are you looking for the best upcoming mobile games? Us too. Of course, there are plenty of great games already available on mobile, so many, in fact, you'd never be able to play every single one of them. But even so, we can't help but keep one eye on the future, because new games are always exciting.
So, we decided to compile this list of the best mobile games that are set to arrive on phones at some stage. We've got everything from exciting new IPs to recognisable franchises making a jump to the mobile gaming realm.
There is likely to be something for everyone, particularly if you enjoy multiplayer gaming. We've got MOBAs, battle royales, third-person action titles and RPGs you'll be able to sink an unfathomable number of hours into.
So, without further ado, hit that big blue button below and enjoy our list of the best upcoming mobile games.Original article by Stephen Gregson-Wood, updated by Pocket Gamer staff.
Riot Games has confirmed that their incredibly popular FPS will be making its way over to mobile devices. Over 14 million players are enjoying the game on PC on a daily basis, so the demand for VALORANT Mobile was always going to be huge.
If you're – somehow – unfamiliar with the game, it is a 5v5 multiplayer FPS shooter set in the near future. Players can select from a roster of Agents, each of which possesses unique skills and abilities alongside numerous guns such as SMGs, shotguns and assault rifles, among others. There are several game modes to choose from, though the most popular mode uses the traditional attack and defend formula.
Racing Master is a racing game developed by NetEase and Codemasters that promises to give players the most immersive racing experience Android can offer. Built on a groundbreaking physics engine, the game includes hundreds of fully licensed luxury cars, extensive customization, and stunning racetracks such as Yas Marina, Sicily, and Barcelona.
Being a racing simulator, Racing Masters has excellent graphics and many game modes that will give you realistic gameplay without requiring a thorough study of how to use the controls.
This racing game was announced last year and is currently undergoing all kinds of testing. According to NetEase, it will be released later this year.
Zenless Zone Zero
An action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world, Zenless Zone Zero is yet another HoYoverse creation, coming from none other than the creators of Honkai Impact 3rd and Genshin Impact. With the immense success seen in those, we can only expect everything from the characters, down to the plot to be extremely well-done and immersive.
Zenless Zone Zero has a futuristic approach, but stays true to the visuals we've met in Genshin Impact and Honkai, and elevates them to a whole other level. At the moment we don't have much information about its official release date, but we can only hope it's right around the corner because with such a promising trailer, we can see the game being a massive success.
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
Whilst this list is predominately comprised of upcoming multiplayer mobile games, there are a few singleplayer options to look forward to, including Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis. Square Enix has always respected mobile as a platform, and their latest announcement is an exciting prospect for fans of the Final Fantasy franchise.
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is a role-playing game that will receive monthly, episodic instalments. It will retell the stories from a plethora of Final Fantasy games, including Advent Children, Before Crisis, Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus. Players can also tackle the story in whichever order they prefer.
Read more info about the Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis release date.
Mobile games are constantly improving and, finally, they can offer players really massive battles on large maps. This game is the debut of the Battlefield series on mobile devices. We're looking forward to it as the developers have proven themselves to be the forerunners of the big multiplayer shooters.
You and your team will take part in battles on both new and old maps and modes. Gradually you will unlock various weapons and body kits for it. Various vehicles, from ATVs to tanks, will also take part in the battles.
The game will take from Battlefield the chaos and entertainment that players love. This will be facilitated by excellent graphics and the destructibility of buildings on the maps.
Battlefield Mobile was announced last year and is due this year. More news and early reviews coming soon.
Call of Duty: Project Aurora / Call of Duty: Warzone
A massive title to hit the upcoming mobile games list, CoD: Project Aurora (a.k.a. Warzone) is one of the most anticipated AAA mobile experiences of 2022. At the moment we don't know much about the game, other than the fact that it WILL come to mobile, and it will be epic. At the moment, the game is still in the Alpha testing period, so we're eagerly awaiting more information.
Path of Exile Mobile
Back in 2019, Grinding Gear Games announced that they were working on a mobile version of their popular dungeon-crawling RPG, Path of Exile. Unlike most of the entries on this list, Path of Exile Mobile isn't 100 per cent confirmed since the developer has previously stated that they won't release the game if it's not an enjoyable experience.
But that doesn't mean we can't get excited about the concept. Carrying such a sizeable game around in our pockets is a tantalising prospect, no doubt. Much like Diablo Immortal, there will likely be several character classes to choose from, such as Marauder, Duelist, Ranger, Shadow, Witch, Templar and Scion, though none of this is confirmed just yet.
You can read all we know so far, including the Path of Exile Mobile release date in case you are interested in all of the info we have so far.
Warcraft Arclight Rumble
Many, and I mean MANY people were eager to learn what the buzz was with Warcraft mobile, and for good reason. Turns out, Warcraft Arclight Rumble is an upcoming mobile strategic experience where players can collect and play with some of their favourite classes from the game and deploy them to defend towers and bases.
We've got the complete FAQs covered though, so make sure to check out our Warcraft Mobile - release date and everything you need to know about this upcoming TD Warcraft game!
Jujutsu Kaisen: Phantom Parade
One of the most anticipated mobile games of 2022 (alongside Kimetsu no Yaiba / Demon Slayer), Jujutsu Kaisen: Phantom Parade is an outstanding turn-based RPG with amazing graphics, unique animations and dialogues, and never-before-seen scenes. Fans of the anime or manga should definitely keep an eye out for this one - I know for sure I will!
At the moment we don't have a lot of information, but we do know for sure that we'll get to see the beloved main characters Yuji, Megumi, Kugisaki Nobara, and of course the one that cannot be missing, Gojo Satoru. Ah, and Nanami Kento.
Cookie Run: OvenSmash
Many of you are already familiar with the cookie games from Devsisters - an adorable endless runner or a delicious kingdom builder/RPG. Both of them have fascinated us with their gameplay and incredibly feisty cookies, but the next big player is already in the making. Cookie Run: OvenSmash is the developers' next project, and it looks like it's going to play by the meta - a MOBA.
OvenSmash looks like the first 3D game with actually rendered cookies (which look as delicious as we might expect them to be, looking at you Pistachio Cookie) and while the title is not final yet, it is all we need to spike our interest. While we wait for this tasty new smashing title to release, you can check out some of our other Cookie Run picks! We've got a list of all the latest Cookie Run: Kingdom codes, as well as all the latest Cookie Run: OvenBreak codes! And if that's not enough, you can also stay up-to-date with the best cookies in Kingdom.
Rainbow Six Mobile
Another up-and-coming mobile FPS experience, Rainbow Six Mobile is the long-awaited mobile game that follows the successful Rainbow Six franchise. It's got amazing graphics, tons of events, and more than enough exciting action to keep players engaged - similar to the PC and console games.
Make sure to check our Rainbow Six Mobile release date article, where we cover some of the hottest topics about the game, as well as our R6M operators if you're eager to learn which one of the famous operators will be available in the game at release.
Honkai: Star Rail
We've mentioned Zenless Zone Zero, now we also have Honkai: Star Rail to look forward to in the near future. Following a narrative set in outer space, players will form a team (similarly to Genshin Impact) and adventure into the universe in search of answers and strength. From visuals to voice acting and movement, every character is unique and has their own personality, which honestly speaking is difficult not to get attached to.
Being a turn-based strategy RPG, players will have to carefully pick their characters in order to defeat all sorts of enemies and plan their attacks ahead of time, using each character's special abilities.
Lightspeed and Quantum Studios are the creators of Garena Undawn, a new open-world zombie game in which you fight for your life and the survival of humanity in a zombie apocalypse. The game is designed for co-op and includes PvP (player versus player) and PvE (player versus computer opponent) modes, which makes it interesting for a wide range of players.
In addition to the fights, you will have to deal with the construction of a shelter to protect against zombies and the exchange of resources with friends. The game also features character customization.
Undawn is currently available for pre-registration and will release later this year.
Soul Worker Rush
Yet another gacha RPG by the looks of it, Soul Worker Rush might sound familiar because of its predecessor, Soul Worker. While that game has not been the best of the franchise, we can only hope this one to top it off and bring improved gameplay and rates. Right?
Without much to go by at the moment, we can only tell that this game looks like a typical RPG with incremental levels of difficulty and all the good stuff we know (and not necessarily love) from the games of the genre. You can take a look at the teaser below, but that's all we got right now. Do let us know what you think down in the comments below!
Supercell has announced three different games they are currently working on. The first is Clash Heroes, an action RPG that sees players wading through various stages by battling a plethora of enemies. Each character looks to have its own special abilities in addition to a standard attack.
You can check out some gameplay from Clash Heroes in the embedded video below. Throughout the brief teaser, we see several well-known characters from the series, including the likes of skeleton, archer and barbarian.
We've had Punishing: Gray Raven (which already got released), we've got SLIME - ISEKAI Memories and we've got Dislyte - all these titles got something in common with takt op., and that is they are all beautiful and they're hella fun RPGs.
Similar to the other titles, takt op. comes with a unique approach. It's a collab between DeNA and Bandai Namco, and it's based on the anime with the same name. Never heard of it? That's because it's somewhat of a mixed-media project that will probably appeal to many players and fans of the genre.
According to the official statements, "takt op. is a "classical music-themed x bishojo RPG". So far all we know is that it looks out of this world. And we're so excited to get our hands on it!
Attack on Titan: Brave Order
If you're already familiar with Attack on Titan and the thought of a mobile game sends chills down your back, you're absolutely right in feeling that way. The anime and manga that captivated many through sheer terror and a massive number of killed characters, Attack on Titan, seems to finally receive a game that is worthy of its name.
At first glance, the game looks like what every fan of the series would like to see - exciting and immersive hands-on battles, dialogues, and original art!
Awaken: Astral Blade
This is yet another game that promises a lot, but we don't see much just yet. It's still in fairly early stages, but so far this ARPG hack'n'slash looks like a game worth adding to your list.
You are in control of a character called Loretta, who has an alien parasite inside. Because of that, she's able to harness a lot of power and use it in order to discover what actually happened with the world she lives in. It's a game with beautiful renditions and visuals, and when it comes to the gameplay, you can probably expect some side-scrolling platformer-like action. So far so good - check out the trailer below!
Undecember is another ARPG that promises a lot in terms of graphics and play style, but that's about it. We don't know too much about it yet, but at first glance, it appears to be fairly similar to Diablo Immortal and Path of exile. You've got some stunning realistic graphics too, as well as some gorey looking monsters to everyone's delight.
What we do have so far is a very detailed video of a skill that looks exactly like Fireball in Path of Exile. However, the amount of minutious detail that went into creating a mobile game of this magnitude makes us that much more excited for its official release.
Demon Slayer: Battle Royal (KimeKimetsu no Yaiba: Keppu Kengeki Royal)
While we're not sure yet about the actual release date, we do know about Demon Slayer: Battle Royale that it's going to be absolutely fantastic. From graphics and animations that match the ones in the manga (and anime), this game looks like a battle royale similar to Onmyoji: Arena (after all, we did get the characters in there as limited event characters).
The information we have right now is from the Japanese site, so we can't tell for certain if anything will change or stay the same when a Global one rolls around. Until then though, we'll leave you with the trailer below!
Propnight is a game about survivors and hunters competing against each other on a variety of maps. Teenagers disappear in a small town. You need to either find out the reason for this or further aggravate the situation. Four survivors and one killer are involved in the fight. Survivors can transform into various items placed throughout the level. Thus, it will be possible to hide from the killer.
Killers are also very interesting to play, thanks to the uniqueness of each of them. The game is a port of the PC version. It is recommended to play it with friends to get the most out of the process.
Propnight Mobile is currently in development with a release date set for late 2022.