2020 could well be the year of the mobile shooter. Don’t believe us? Then check out this list of the amazing blasters you can already pick up for mobile. There are some absolute belters here that even the staunchest enemies of mobile gaming are going to love.
These are the best shooters available on mobile right now, whether they’re first-person, third-person, top-down or one of the other varieties. All of them are worth playing, all of them are going to leave you with a smile on your face and all of them are chock full of explosions. What more could you want? Right, on with the games.
Brawl Stars took the best bits of hero shooters like Overwatch and MOBAs like League of Legends, popped them into a blender, and the result was Brawl Stars. This is a shooter built from the ground up for mobile, and it shows. With its fiendishly simple touch controls, minute three minute matches, and gorgeous cartoon art style, you can’t go wrong with Brawl Stars.
Simply put, this third-person shooter has been one of the standout multiplayer games on mobile for a good couple of years. It’s unbelievably slick, and the frantic violence is going to keep you coming back for more.
Critical Ops is the closest you’ll get to Counter-Strike on mobile. This mobile shooter has been in development for years now, and features near pitch perfect touch screen controls.
Shadowgun War Games
After the success of Shadowgun: Legends, Madfinger Games came back with this amazing team-based PvP shooter. It’s fast, furious and we reckon it’s only going to get better as time goes on.
This one’s a slick, abstract top-down shooter that sees you blasting viruses off a stylised computer-based world. It’s an awful lot of fun, especially if arcade experiences are your bag.
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A short, sharp PvP experience. Tacticool is a top-down blaster that’s all about joining up with other players and murdering the other team. In terms of mobile multiplayer, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find something better.
This one isn’t just about shooting, it’s also about building. Create your perfect war robot and then take it online to battle against other players. It’s slick, it’s good-looking and it’s loads of fun.
Underdogs mixes ideas from a bunch of other genres to create a really interesting 3v3 multiplayer shooter. You’ve got to push a cart into enemy territory, all while killing and trying not to get killed. It’s fresh and it’ll keep you entertained for a long while.
Guns of Boom
Guns of Boom was a surprise hit when it launched on mobile a few years ago, demonstrating that the first person shooter can work on the smaller screen despite all evidence pointing to the contrary prior to that. It paved the way for the likes of PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and many more recent shooters.
Hitman: Sniper is sort of a puzzler combined with a shooter. Much like in the mainline games, you’ve got to find a quiet method of taking down your target but using only a sniper rifle.
Frag: Pro Shooter
A team-based multiplayer shooter where you play as all of the team? It might sound a bit confusing, but Frag: Pro Shooter gets everything about its mobile-based shooting pretty much spot on. Definitely worth checking out.
Modern Combat Versus
Modern Combat Versus made the best effort so far to introduce Call of Duty to mobile. It brought forward the various different characters and slick shooting action. This will suffice until the real deal arrives on mobile.
Call of Duty: Mobile
It’s Call of Duty, but for mobile. Every bit as polished as you’d expect, regularly updated and already stuffed to the brim with maps, characters, guns and more. If you’ve not played this one yet, we’d advise you rectify that as soon as possible.
Morphite is the closest you’ll get to No Man’s Sky on mobile, though the comparison isn’t quite perfect. You’ll visit various different planets, surveying the local wildlife, upgrading your ship and weapons, and participating in a single player plot.
Neon Chrome is a top-down rogue-like shooter that features a ton of replayability. If you want something that will keep you busy for ages, this is the shooter for you.
Neon Shadow riffs on old school shooters like Quake, Doom, and, more recently, the Halo franchise. It’s also a solid choice for sci-fi fans.
Speaking of sci-fi fans, it doesn’t get much better than NOVA Legacy on mobile. This is the closest you’ll get to the likes of Halo on mobile.
Gears of War fans, Overkill 3 is the choice for you. Though the genre should receive way more support on mobile, this is one of a select few of them.
PUBG Mobile kicked off the world’s obsession with battle royale shooters, and this one is still right up there with the best of them.
Shadowgun Legends aims to emulate Destiny on mobile, but in an incredibly streamlined manner. There’s a wide variety of PvE and PvP modes that provide a mew few minutes of shooting action, with plenty of loot as rewards.
Sky Force Reloaded
Bullet hell shooter fans need look no further than Sky Force Reloaded on mobile. This is the absolute best example of the genre on the small screen.
Unkilled is yet another zombie shooter on mobile. We really don’t have much else to say about it than that.
Like the sound of building and customising your own robot of mass destruction? Well, War Robots is the game for you.
World of Tanks Blitz
World of Tanks Blitz is for the tank lovers out there, providing you with a wide variety of classic and modern tanks to battle other players in.
Xenowerk is another solid top down shooter to check out on mobile. There’s a wide variety of levels to beat, and even more guns and equipment.