Games have been a staple of app stores since the inception of smartphones. But back then, the most popular games were short and quick, not the in-depth adventures you’d find on gaming consoles. But times have changed.
Phones and tablets may not be quite up to par with PCs, Xboxes, and PlayStations when it comes to gaming, but high quality games you can sink your teeth into are becoming more common on mobile platforms. If you’re looking for something more console-like on your phone or tablet—i.e., not Angry Birds, Threes, or Hearthstone (as fun as those are)—here are some of the best mobile games that strive for console quality.