Welcome to this week’s Top Mobile Games of the Week, presented by ROG Phone 6. This week, we’re looking at some of the best Android games to play in landscape mode, including the roguevania Dead Cells, classic horror platformer Limbo, and dark kingdom builder Kingdom Two Crowns.
When you’re playing a mobile game in landscape mode, there’s nothing worse than needing to charge it and getting caught up in your charging cable – which is where the ROG Phone 6’s side charging point comes in handy. Here are some of the best games to play in landscape mode, to which the ROG Phone 6 is the perfect companion.
Kingdom Two Crowns
Another side-scroller, this time a strategy game with a beautiful pixel-art aesthetic. Kingdom Two Crowns is a mobile must-play, with a dedicated team who release new updates frequently. If you’re a handheld gaming novice, Kingdom Two Crowns is a perfect place to start, as it encapsulates some of the best elements mobile gaming has to offer. It also supports high-refresh rates, which pairs perfectly with ROG Phone 6’s 165Hz screen.
Choose from the medieval-inspired Kingdom, the spooky Dead Lands, or the ancient architectural marvels of Shogun, and build your kingdom up from scratch. As a monarch atop a faithful steed, you’ll need to keep evil creatures and Greed at bay. Allow your subjects to thrive in a nation that meets their needs, either alone or with another player.
Using the ROG Phone 6 for Kingdom Two Crowns’ co-op mode is perfect, as it prevents that irritating moment when your phone’s battery stops your game. Simply plug in the charger to the side port and play for hours in local split screen or tabletop co-op modes.
If you like your games frantic and feisty, Dead Cells is for you. This fast-paced roguevania was originally made for PC and console but has received an incredible port to mobile that feels completely in-tune with the pocket-sized platform’s quirks.
Escape the gloomy castle situated on a sinister island and find out what happened to you and your fellow failed experiments. As the castle shifts and morphs each time you break free, you’ll come up against a wide variety of enemies, bosses, and minions that require a swift deployment of your unique skills, or risk permadeath and a trip back to the cells.
Dead Cells is a deeply challenging and creative game, allowing you to make your own path through the narrative in a way that suits you. Rush through every conflict you can or explore the creepy castle and unlock the story of its past. This 2D platformer is perfect in landscape on a phone, and with the ROG Phone 6’s side charging port, you won’t ever need to break away from the action.
A lot of games get the “visually stunning” label these days, but Limbo really does the visual medium justice. A steady side-scrolling adventure that quickly becomes the stuff of nightmares, Limbo touches on those fears we all have of what lurks in the dark.
Dragging yourself up from the ground, you play as a small, bright-eyed boy who is driven to move ever-onward in search of his missing sister. Dangerous obstacles, rigged traps, and spindly foes lie in your path, leaving the boy to solve each puzzle as it comes or face a gruesome and unpleasant death at the hands of the residents of the edge of Hell.
With its numerous mechanical puzzles and trial-and-error gameplay, Limbo really has to be played on mobile to be believed. The ported controls work perfectly, and landscape mode is the perfect vessel for exploring a side-scrolling world of traps and darkness. Each puzzle or trap is an itch that must be scratched, and Limbo itself is an addictive and compelling game. With the ROG Phone 6’s side-charging port, you’ll be able to play for hours on end, retrying each puzzle until you reach the end.
These games make up just three examples of landscape play made better by the ASUS ROG Phone 6 and its side-mounted charging port. For uninterrupted and comfortable play, choose the phone made with gamers in mind.
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