In 21st century, the mobile app industry is one of the most profitable in the world – the industry was worth roughly $46 billion in 2016. People are absolutely fascinated with mobile phones and they seem to be in our hands all the time: we are either taking selfies, chatting, or playing games.
Mobile games have underwent a complete transformation – from the pixelated Snake game on the early Nokia phones to games like Critical Ops whose graphics are a worthy opponent of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (the game with the best graphics). We are constantly playing mobile games – they are fun, educational, and they help us keep boredom at bay.
The industry growth is the main reason a lot of iGaming software providers focus on making their games as mobile-friendly as possible. All mobile players can enjoy great graphics and outstanding performance. If you have grown tired of playing the games on your phone, we recommend you to check out these games – the highest grossing mobile games in 2017-2018.
15. The Sims
Do you remember those days when you played Sims on your PC? Well, it is now available for your mobile phone as well. The Sims lets you create a maximum of 32 Sims, design their homes and play with them. Lifestyle points are needed to progress in the game, but if you do not want to get those through game play, you can purchase them. You can also buy Simoleons (the money in Sims) and Social Points – those are used to buy objects and skills for your Sims. The game is developed by Electronic Arts, which are also the creators of FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed, and many more. Roughly 18,300 new players join The Sims every day.
14. The Hobbit: Kingdoms Of Middle-Earth
The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth was created so that all Lord of the Rings fans could create their own Middle-Earth kingdoms. Users create their kingdoms near elves and dwarves and they even have to fight goblins, too. According to data, approximately 500 new users join the Middle-earth realm each day. Kabam is the company which has created The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth. The developer has also created games like Fast & Furious 6: The Game, Kingdoms of Camelot, etc. The game makes money through the so-called Mithril currency – a currency which can be bought with real money. Using Mithril currency, players can buy various items for their kingdoms.
13. myVEGAS Slots
Our next game is for those who love games of chance. myVEGAS Slots is an online slot machine game with real rewards. Winners can get various prizes from resort companies like Bellagio, MGM Grand, Cirque du Soleil, etc. The game is developed by PlayStudios and it attracts about 17,844 each day. In essence, the game makes money by charging players for chips, just like a real casino.
12. Marvel War Of Heroes
This is the official mobile card battle came developed by Mobage, in association with Marvel Entertainment and Cygagames. The game attracts nearly 500 new players each day and it features heroes like Spider-Man, Hulk, and many more. Characters have energy bars which deplete when they are used. Energy meters are essential for a player’s progress. And so, if you do not want to wait for your character’s energy meter to refill on its own, you can spend real money and refill it yourself.
11. Weed Firm
Undoubtedly the most popular game so far, Weed Firm attracts nearly 142,500 new players every day. It is said that the game was inspired by “Breaking Bad” and it features all sorts of gangsters and club personnel, and also various sorts of marijuana, too. Weed Firm has an average rating of 4.7 stars. Players grow marijuana plants and if they want to boost their plants’ growth, they can purchase various “boosters” with real money and use them to fertilise their plants and stimulate their growth. Manitoba Games is the developer of this controversial game. According to various statements made by the creators, the game does not in any way promote the use or sell of marijuana.
Looking for a slot game that offers more than 55 different layouts? Well, Slotomania is your thing then. The game is developed by Playtika, whose games are played by more than 5 million people each day. Moreover, Slotomania is played by approximately 13,000 new players each day. Similarly to the aforementioned gambling game, Slotomania, too, makes its money the way a casino does. The coins which are necessary to play the game are purchased using real money.
9. Pet Rescue Saga
If you are more into pets, you better join Pet Rescue Saga! To save defenceless animals, you need to match blocks of the same colour. Easy, huh? Not really. The challenge comes from the fact that players have a limited number of moves to complete a given level. Of course, you can make things easier by buying extra moves or lives using real money. It is said that the game makes about $200,000 in revenues each day. King Digital Entertainment develops the game. Most gamers say that Pet Rescue Saga is the second best game by King Digital Entertainment (the first one being the well-known Candy Crush).
8. Brave Frontier
You want to become a superhero? Download Brave Frontier then. The game lets you become the superhero of Grand Gaia and save it from corruption. You can improve your hero’s powers by purchasing various resources. Brave Frontier attracts roughly 12,000 new players every day and it even won the reader’s choice for the Made in Singapore category in the 2014 Straits Times Digital Life Awards. The company that develops the game—Gumi—is based in Tokyo. The developer says it focuses on entertainment and social games for mobile phones.
7. Boom Beach
Strategy and tactical thinking are required to progress in this game. In Boom Beach you need to guard your island, stimulate its economy and even fight enemies and conquer their islands. Naturally, having enough resources is vital for your island to progress. When you run out of resources, you can buy some using real money. Boom Beach is played by more than 18,500 new players on a daily basis. The game is developed by the Finnish company Supercell.
6. Hay Day
You want to see what life was like a hundred years ago? No, you do not need a time-travelling machine – you can simply download Hay Day on your mobile phone instead. Hay Day shows you what it is like to be a farmer. To progress in the game, you need to work hard and look after your land and livestock. If you are not keen on waiting for things to develop naturally, you can purchase items and boosters which can help you better your farm. Once again, Supercell is the company-developer. The Finnish company has worked hard and currently is worth roughly $3 billion.
5. Big Fish Casino
You want easy access to all sorts of table games? Download Big Fish Casino. Here you can play Slots, Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, and even Craps. What is different about Big Fish Casino is that here you can play with free coins. When they are used up, however, you will have to use real money again. Big Fish Casino is developed by Big Fish Games – a company founded in the early 2002, and bought by Artistocrat Leisure in 2017 for about $990 million. It is estimated that approximately 14,500 new players join the Big Fish Casino club each day.
4. Farm Heroes Saga
This fruit-filled game is said to be the healthier version of Candy Crush. The goal in the game is to match cropsies like strawberries and apples in order to keep Rancid the Raccoon at bay. The game is developed by King Digital Entertainment and it attracts roughly 25,000 new players on average. Things such as extra lives, gold bars, etc. can be bought if you do not want to wait half an hour for another life.
3. Game Of War: Fire Age
Build your empire, train a hero and fight to become a king – this game is all about conquering. Naturally, you need gold and various other resources to make your empire flourish. Machine Zone develops the game, in association with Y Combinator and Menlo Ventures. Ever since its launch in 2013, Game of War has rarely left the lists with the 5 highest grossing apps.
2. Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush, the game which makes nearly a $1 million in revenues every day, is our No 2 highest grossing mobile game. In Candy Crush, you have to get through levels by completing brightly coloured candy-filled puzzles. What is more, you can compete with your friends, too. Candy Crush is King Digital Entertainment’s most famous game. The game attracts an estimated number of 34,120 players each day.
1. Clash Of Clans
Clash of Clans: we have all heard the name. This game lets you build a village, train your own troops and battle with enemies, conquering their lands. The game has an average rating of 4.6 stars and makes more than a million dollars in revenues each day. Revenues come from players who buy in-game items that help them conquer the Realm. Gems—a vital in-game item—can be bought with real money, too. Without a doubt, Clash of Clans is Supercell’s masterpiece. It is estimated that about 39,814 new players join the Realm every day.