In the ‘golden age’ of gaming has revolutionised the way we play forever. The PS4 has given us high-definition, high-quality performance like never before. The likes of Oculus Rift will take that even further longer in the year, whilst the smartphone and tablet have reintroduced old classics, and allowed us to play anytime, anywhere.
Since the app stores opened in around 2007 there have been a host of old console games converting to iOS and Android. We take a look at a top 5 taking in the past, present, and future.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Rockstar’s GTA has never been so popular. The fifth edition for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 has sold over 30 million copies, and the Vice City release on iOS is just as good. One of the best open-world games on the market, it follows the same story to the 2002 PS2 title, and its graphics are incredible considering it’s a mobile game.
DOOM was one of the world’s most in the early 1990s and it returned with a bang for iOS back in 2009. Featuring the original three episodes as well as Episode Four, the game features 36 levels as well as a soundtrack takes you back to times of the floppy disk.
The first person shooter is a must for any who enjoyed it all those years ago, and for those who didn’t get chance to play it, it’s a chance worth taking.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12
Perhaps the most realistic golf app on the market, you can become the great man on eight stellar courses including St Andrews, Pebble Beach, and Sawgrass, whilst the variety of modes put it up there with the console release.
The PGA Tour mode is its finest feature and allows you to play as Tiger or yourself, as you enter a mission to become top of the leaderboard and the top golfer on tour.
Pac-Man has been entertaining the world for over 30 years and is addicting the next generation via the tablet and smartphone. In addition to the classic 80s maze, there are three new editions with 12 mazes to master and grab the power pellets.
It’s classic arcading at its best, and perfect for a spare five minutes, ten minutes, or big commute home from work.
Hitman is one of the gaming’s biggest franchises and it’s all set to expand even more into the iOS platform. There has already been a movie, whilst you can check out Royal Vegas games here to discover the Hitman game already available on mobile.
Hitman GO however, will be a lot more like the game we know and love. It’s expected to be launched at some point this year, and is expected to be another hit in a long list of releases that have made Hitman so well loved.