A lot of mobile games are fancy games that are frustrating. Throwing birds at pigs can be fun, but even the best mobile games tend to be easily forgotten. All you need is PC games on Android.
PC games can shake your heart, pull you into the narrative, and stay with you long after you’re done with the game. Therefore, we have compiled a list of classic PC games to play on Android devices.
1. The Grand Theft Auto III Series
One of the most successful game series of all time is available in multiple versions on Android. Choose from Grand Theft Auto III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas.
Each offers a different experience in three crime-centric worlds. The gameplay on Android is almost indistinguishable from the PC version, and the touchscreen controls only have occasional issues. With so many Bluetooth and USB controller options on Android, it should be okay.
Download: Grand Theft Auto III ($4.99)
Download: GTA: San Andreas ($6.99)
2. RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic
Bringing the best features of RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Typoon II to Android, the ultimate theme park management experience.
You can create stunning new parks, experience thrilling rides, design new experiences, and manage staff and finances to expand and monetize. Landscape park, manage the needs of your customers, and challenge yourself to 95 classic scenes.
Download: RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic ($5.99)
Carmageddon offers a darker and more unrealistic driving experience than GTA. Although tasteless (banned in some countries), Carmageddon was popular at launch and is still a great PC game on Android.
In short, points are deducted if you hit other road users, whether they are vehicles or pedestrians. You have no choice but to play dirty – if you don’t, an AI opponent will do it, and your car will usually be ruined as a result.
Download: Carmageddon (Free)
4. Dragon’s Lair
The original Dragon’s Lair appeared on arcades powered by Laserdisc back in 1983, making it the oldest game on this list. Although the Don Bluth animation is impressive, the gameplay is limited to a few repetitive steps.
Your goal is to guide your hero Dirk the Daring through a variety of challenges. Fast-time events result in a changing control system related to the challenge, with characters moving automatically in other stages and original cutscenes.
Dragon’s Lair spawned sequels and other games built using the same technology, such as Space Ace, all of which have been released on Android.
Download: Dragon’s Lair ($4.99)
Download: Dragon’s Lair 2 ($4.99)
Download: Space Ace ($4.99)
5. The 7th Guest: Remastered
This often disturbing game is a point-and-click adventure game with upgraded HD video and a touchscreen, and it gives you a simple challenge: survive one night in a haunted house.
Uniquely, The Seventh Guest takes advantage of full-motion video, a technology that has largely gone unnoticed by the game since its release in 1993. The Seventh Guest is an unforgettable gaming experience with over two hours of engaging gameplay.
Download: The 7th Guest ($3.99)
6. Doom and Doom II
Mobile versions of the Doom and Doom II shooters are also available on Android. Doom and Doom II are two of the creeest, creepy, and physically stimulating first-person shooters (FPS) of all time, and they perform surprisingly well on mobile devices.
We really can’t tell you anything about the Doom series that you’ve never heard before, so the best thing you can do is watch the video and give your money to Google Play.
Download: Doom ($4.99)
Download: Doom II ($4.99)
Note that in addition to the official Doom releases, several open-source ports have been released on Android. Of these, Freedoom is the best option.
Download: Freedoom (Free)
7. Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
Baldur’s Gate is another classic point-and-click PC game that has been revived for Android. With a variety of memorable characters and a compelling storyline, the game continues to excite gamers decades after its initial release.
Baldur’s Gate is a quintessential fantasy work with strong characterization, voice acting, and storyline. Throw in some clever gameplay and you have a game you’re likely to return to over and over again. Expansion packs and premium content are also available for purchase, while Baldur’s Gate II is also available for Android.
Download: Baldur’s Gate ($9.99)
Download: Baldur’s Gate II ($9.99)
Download: Baldur’s Gate II ($9.99)
8. Max Payne Mobile
The hugely influential shooter from Rockstar has spawned several sequels and even two films.
Max Payne is a fugitive police officer who has been framed for murder and must clear his name and reveal the truth. Who killed his family? Why did they nail it to Payne?
Max Payne Mobile has a dark story and is an original PC game on Android. Look for slow-motion bullet time games, the first time the technology has been used in a video game.
Download: Max Payne Mobile ($2.99)
9. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Arguably the best Star Wars game before the Disney era, the story of the Knights of the Old Republic takes place 4000 years before the events of the “Skywalker saga”. However, it is still recognized as Star Wars.
As a role-playing game, this game offers you a variety of character classes and story paths. When you form a team to fight the Sith Armada, the difficulty of the missions and battles varies depending on your character.
First released in 2004, Knights of the Old Republic (aka KOTOR) has undoubtedly stood the test of time. With a superb storyline and some of the best cutscenes of the era, you’ll enjoy every second of it. The game’s sequel, Knights of the Old Republic II, is also available on Android.
Download: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ($9.99)
Download: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II ($14.99)
10. Simon the Sorcerer
A beloved point-and-click adventure game where Simon the Sorcerer puts the eponymous hero into a strange dimension to save the wizard Calypso from the evil wizard Sordid.
The 25th Anniversary Edition, now available on Android, features improved game controls, new menus, and optional retro settings to play as originally intended.
Download: Simon the Sorcerer ($3.99)
11. XCOM: Enemy Within
XCOM: Enemy Within is a real-time strategy (RTS) game where you control a fighting squad tasked with saving Earth from aliens.
Instead of hunting aliens (see predecessor XCOM: Unknown Enemies), enemies in XCOM: Your Team have broader remits. This time, the aim is to track down and destroy the alien invaders while dealing with the rogue superhuman faction EXALT. This is a great expansion/sequel to the previous title that takes the storyline in a memorable cinematic direction.
The sequel, XCOM 2, is also available on Android.
Download: XCOM: Enemy Within ($4.99)
Download: XCOM 2 Collection ($14.99)
12. Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
A classic RPG with an isometric perspective, Planescape: Torment is a game of over 50 hours with an unconventional storyline, unusual characters, strange aliens, and rich and memorable locations in the city’s imprint.
As the title suggests, this is an enhanced version of 1999’s Planescape: Torment, optimized for tablets. It also has an improved soundtrack, which you can also use if you prefer the classic mouse-driven interface.
Download: Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition ($9.99)
13. Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
From the same publisher as Planescape: Torment (Beamdog), an enhanced version of Icewind Dale, originally released in 2000.
Similar to the gameplay of Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale is a fantasy adventure game that also uses an isometric camera perspective. Enhancements to the game include cross-platform multiplayer, an improved user interface, and new playable levels.
This is another massive RPG with a twisty storyline. If you’re a fan of RPGs or have played the original game, you’ll love this game.
Download: Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition ($9.99)
Set in Eastern Europe and Russia, Syberia is a graphical adventure game where lawyer Kate Walker encounters strange creatures and clockwork robots in fictional locations.
A popular game, Syberia (and its sequel, Syberia II), is best known for being created and designed by Belgian cartoonist Benoît Sokal. Two games were developed just to accommodate the massive scale of the concept.
Download: Syberia ($4.99)
Download: Syberia II ($4.99)
15. The Last Express
This is an adventure game of romance and international intrigue released in 1997 by Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner, played on the Orient Express and with some stunning animations.
Set in 1914 on the eve of World War I, The Last Express includes some of the revolutionary gameplay mechanics we’ve come to expect from modern games. This includes influencing the behavior of NPCs (resulting in playing a different game each time). The Android version of The Last Express features unlockable achievements and a three-tier hint system to help you complete.
Download: The Last Express ($4.99)
16. The Bard’s Tale
Described as “the biggest Android game of all time,” The Bard’s Tale is a port of the 2004 action RPG. With magic and weapons that can be used to complete missions and take on opponents, the game’s path is shaped by the reactions you choose for your character, voiced by actor Cary Elwes (Princess Bride). Meanwhile, the mocking narrator is played by Tony Jay.
The undercurrent of humor combined with the plot makes The Bard’s Tale one of the most memorable PC adventure games. It’s definitely worth checking out on Android.
Download: The Bard’s Tale ($2.99)
17. Runescape and Old School Runescape
Runescape (also known as Runescape 3) is a fantasy MMO set in an open-world environment that you can explore alone or in a team. A very popular game launched on PC in 2001, it has amassed over 270 installs and a large following.
In addition, Old School Runescape — based on Runescape versions earlier than Runescape 3 — is also available on Android. This game has more users and a different user interface than Runescape 3.
Download: Runscape (Free)
Download: Old School Runescape (Free)
18. Rome: Total War
Large-scale battles featuring war elephants, chariots, archers, cavalry, and more, you will win in Rome: Total War. It’s an amazing gaming experience, a completely digital war game scenario. With activities in Europe, North Africa, and the Near East, this is one of the more surprising classic PC games that you will find on Android.
Other works in the Total War series are also available.
Download: Rome: Total War ($9.99)
Ever fantasized about ruling a Caribbean island? At Tropico, you can! A Cuban simulation city, Tropico gives you the tools to drag your island nation out of the rubble. Can you build a glorious future for your citizens?
Tropico has full access to levers of power (administrative, trade, foreign policy, and even military) and while a bit challenging, it’s perfect for Android.
Download: Tropico ($11.99)
20. Company of Heroes
If Rome: Total War is a bit historical for your tastes, Company of Heroes is a more up-to-date challenge. Set in World War II, this RTS puts you in command of two crack companies of US soldiers in the European combat theater.
With destructible environments and 15 missions based on real events, Company of Heroes is a genuine PC classic for Android.
Download: Company of Heroes ($13.99)
Android games classics that can be played today
Some of the games on this list won’t even work on modern PCs without extra software, so it’s surprising to see them work on Android.
With so many classic shooters, adventures, and strategy games to choose from, you’ll revisit (or taste for the first time) games that have stood the test of time.