We keep talking to you about best mobile games available on Android and iOS. This time we focus on the sector collectible card games, a videogame genre certainly crowded and full of many thick proposals.
As usual we will not only deal with the latest releases, but also small pearls that may have escaped you over time and therefore deserve to be mentioned once again. Here are the 5 games we recommend, but as always we wait your alternative proposals in the comments.
GWENT THE WITCHER CARD GAME
Let's start immediately with GWENT The Witcher Card Game, a competitive card game based on the universe of The Witcher, which, after landing on PC and iOS, has also been available on Android for a few days.
The CD Projekt Red card game, combining the CCG (Collectible Card Game) and TCG (Trading Card Game) genres, focuses on online PvP duels based on a round system: to triumph in a game it is therefore necessary to win two out of three rounds. The requirement to annihilate the opponent is to exceed the number of points in his army, that is the sum of the scores of the cards deployed on the board.
Unlike other products belonging to the genre, in GWENT the cards do not actually attack those of the opponents although some allow to lower the value (score) with possible elimination. The creation of balanced, versatile decks and the choice of cards at the beginning of each round are obviously the main requirements to be able to triumph in GWENT, however everything must be accompanied by a good dose of cunning and strategy.
GWENT The Witcher Card Game, in addition to being accompanied by a well-made technical sector, offers interesting game mechanics which provide an excellent alternative to those found in most card games: in short, for fans of the genre, the CD Projekt Red product is undoubtedly a "Must Have".
It should be noted that the game supports cross-play multiplayer between the Android, iOS and PC versions.
- GWENT on Android is compatible with devices updated to Android 7.0 or newer, with at least 1.5GB of RAM.
- GWENT on iOS requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
ELDER SCROLLS LEGENDS
Let's continue with The Elder Scrolls Legends, the free to play card game with in-app purchases set in the universe of the well-known Bethesda RPG that with its seven expansions (The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood, Heroes of Skyrim, Return to Clockwork City, Houses of Morrowind, Moons of Elsweyr , War of the Alliances and Maw of Oblivion) was able to carve out its own space within a very crowded videogame genre.
Thanks to a full-bodied lore accompanied by a particular battlefield, (divided into areas with special areas), The Elder Scrolls Legends guarantees some original mechanics capable of bringing a breath of fresh air in the genre without upsetting the basics.
Strategy and decks suitable for any type of situation and opponent are the necessary requirements to win in the engaging PVP sector where you can challenge other players, climb the rankings and compete in tournaments and events.
The Elder Scrolls Legends, however, is not only multiplayer: the strategic card title of Bethesda is in fact also designed for those who prefer the game alone with a campaign mode with a well-defined plot which guarantees many hours of fun, allows you to hone your skills, to unlock rewards and exclusive cards.
- The Elder Scrolls Legends on Android is compatible with devices running Android 4.3 and above
- The Elder Scrolls Legends on iOS requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Let's move on to Teppen, the free to play card game with the characters taken from the most famous Capcom franchises which guarantees fast, intuitive gameplay mechanics with a combat system that combines real time and shifts: in Teppen indeed the cards can be played at any time of the battle as long as you have the required PM.
To triumph in a game of Teppen, in addition to having powerful and versatile decks, it is of fundamental importance to masterfully use special skills, unit cards and action cards without forgetting that the way you decide to use your PM (they are generated by passing of time) could turn the tide of a battle.
In addition to an exciting online sector, Teppen also guarantees an interesting single player mode in which you can hone your skills in games against AI or "relive" the story of each hero available in the game.
Capcom characters featured in Teppen include X and Zero (Mega Man), Ryu and Chun-Li (Street Fighter), Albert Wesker (Resident Evil), Rathalos and Nergigante (Monster Hunter) and Morrigan Aensland (Darkstalkers) and Dante (Devil May Cry).
The game is also available on the Amazon App Store (Link).
- Teppen | Android | Google Play Store, Free with in-app purchases
- Teppen | iOS | Apple App Store, Free with in-app purchases
- Teppen on Android is compatible with devices equipped with Android 6.0 and later, with at least 2GB of RAM
- Teppen on iOS requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Another title that aroused our curiosity is Shadowverse, a multiplayer trading card game featuring a deep and exciting narrative sector combined with exciting online battles.
With over 1000 cards available, Shadowverse offers some original game mechanics with sets of cards – divided into defenders, spells and amulets – that allow you to implement different strategies based on the chosen class – among the eight available – during the creation of your virtual alter ego.
In addition to being embellished with a high quality technical sector and animations created with meticulous care, Shadowverse guarantees constant updates, tournaments and events, all accompanied by intuitive gameplay even for the less experienced. Finally, the title offers a rich story mode designed for single player enthusiasts.
Please note that the game is also available on Steam for Windows and Mac OS X.
- Shadowverse on Android is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 and above.
- Shadowverse on iOS requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
We conclude with Hearthstone, one of the pillars of the collectible card games which, released in 2014, thanks to its popularity does not need many presentations. With its engaging modes and a fun gameplay, easy to learn and at the same time deep and structured, Hearthstone has in fact immediately conquered groups of gamers.
As one of the epic heroes of Warcraft, the players face off in turn-based battles using decks of personalized and versatile cards with which to defeat their opponent by strategically exploiting magic, summons, weapons and abilities.
With a constantly expanding universe, constant updates that introduce new sets of cards and new ways to play, the Blizzard card title guarantees action-packed duels in different modes that include PVP, PVA and the cooperative.
It should be noted that the game is also available on PC and the Amazon App Store (Link).
- Hearthstone | Android | Google Play Store, Free with in-app purchases
- Hearthstone | iOS | Apple App Store, Free with in-app purchases
- Hearthstone on Android is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 and above.
- Hearthstoneson iOS requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
TO BE WATCHED: LEGENDS OF RUNETERRA
These are our proposals currently available, but it is good to keep in mind that there are many new games coming soon. One example above all is Legends of Runeterra, the new title set in the universe of LoL, which will bring Riot Games in the field of collectible card games. The game seems to follow in the footsteps traced by Hearthstone, but we know well that the company is well able to reinterpret the formulas used by others and enrich them with lore and unique elements. We can't wait to try it!