From Mobile to PC: Popular Mobile Apps to Play on PC

Abbey Freehill
6 min readAug 7, 2020


Most people have time to play only when they’re home, or when they have free time — like if you’re a grown-up with a 9 to 5 job with kids, then it’s almost next to none. To balance things out, the next best — and most obvious — device to play on would be the smartphone and there are many reasons why it’s the evident choice.

First of all, smartphones are easy to boot up. They are also better at managing certain actions of the game. For instance, if you’re playing PUBG or COD: Mobile, you’ll want to learn the actions on PC first; in contrast to playing on mobile devices where you won’t have to ‘feel the pins’ of failing against other players during a PvP battle.

There are mobile game development companies that created improvements in mobile game controls so the transition from PC to phone isn’t cumbersome. Some have also successfully ported once PC-only versions of games to phones as home paid apps. Mobile gamers will attest that — at times — mobile ports of popular PC versions are better to play than their PC counterparts.

PC games have their own merits of course, but you won’t be able to bring PCs with you anywhere. In addition, you won’t be able to just pop the laptops out and start playing when you’re riding the train home or any public transportation for that matter.

Games That Have Been Ported Over to Mobile

PUBG and COD: Mobile aren’t the only mobile ports of former PC exclusives that you should check out. Here are a few flavor-breakers to give you something to play on that bus commute.

1. GTA San Andreas (Grand Theft Auto)

GTA San Andreas is Rockstar’s choice for their PC-to-mobile port that can also be played on the LDPlayer. In a surprising twist of events, Rockstar brought one of the most iconic GTA games over to mobile gamers. The game could easily get serious players to spend more than 70 hours of playtime — that’s a lot of time commuting on the way home!


  • Updated graphics that improves the experience and makes it stand out more as a mobile game than a PC port.
  • Gamepads and Bluetooth devices support so players will have no problem adjusting to the app’s controls.
  • No worries about low-memory mobile phones as the game uses the Cloud to save your files for a better gaming experience.
  • The game’s visual display and graphics can easily be customized to suit your preferences.
  • The game supports three types of controllers.
  • You can adjust the camera and any other movement during the session with the use of dual analog stick controllers.

The game is available on multiple mobile platforms such as the following: Kindle, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android.

2. Monument Valley

Almost all of us grew up to the stories of princes and princesses in their battles against demons and the evil powers-that-be. Today’s technology gives us the chance to experience these battles — as if personally — through these games. One game that can offer such a journey is Mountain Valley!

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  • Embark on a mysterious journey as this game’s stunning visuals add extra flavor to the immersive experience.
  • Meet NPCs during your adventures as they give you some quests, and puzzles to finish. You need to solve these to find the way out.
  • The music system can be played or stopped at your discretion.
  • The beautiful storyline is just one of the main attractions; both children and adults can lose themselves easily in this fantasy world at a very affordable price.
  • Needless to say, its popularity contributes directly to the betterment of Android game development.

It is only a matter of time before the game becomes one of the top most downloaded games on Google Play Store. The objective of the game is to find and rescue princess Ida and explore a mysterious and unpredictable world to do so.

3. Kingdom Rush Vengeance

Playing Kingdom Rush Vengeance in your Android phone has actually been made easier — you only need to join a ‘premium league.’ A classic kingdom vs. kingdom PvP game where you fight other players by commanding your army — composed of mighty warriors — to lay siege on their empire.

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  • You have the chance to receive 10 to 13 strong, epic heroes. You can order them to defend the kingdom or attack others.
  • You can upgrade the levels of these heroes and receive skill points to enhance their abilities.
  • You’ll also receive 30 upgrades to boost your fellow warriors and the army.
  • You may also select your weapons to use against your enemies.
  • The game features customizable controls and graphics.
  • You can access your Keep offline.

Find your inner ruler while playing Kingdom Rush Vengeance, and experience what it means to be a true conqueror in this great mobile game.

4. Out There: Omega Edition

Out There: Omega Edition has steadily climbed up the ranks of the most popular mobile game apps since its launch. It is an exciting game with lots of room to explore. The crisp graphics and the immersive sounds are only a few of its great features; it is, however, not a game that many can master from the start.


  • Experience a game that constantly has you on your toes solving unfamiliar problems.
  • Begin your adventure in a grim, stark world. Immerse yourself in this game’s unnerving theme.
  • You can explore various alien worlds with strange inhabitants and weird technology. Tinker with a wide selection of different alien technologies made from various materials.
  • Get the chance to interact with alliances from different worlds, and learn their languages — all presented in stunning graphics.
  • You may move through some adventurous gaming sessions. The basic goal is to provide an immersive experience that can tell an interesting story.

This is only one of the many similarly excellent games available in Google Play Store. You may also try these out on a PC emulator, but the mobile experience is more than sufficient.

In a Nutshell

Finding yourself without a game to play on your PC all the time is frustrating. Knowing there’s nothing to play on your mobile phone is even more excruciating. The famous mobile game apps we have illustrated here are only a few of the most popular, but they’re made by excellent mobile game development companies. They do deserve at least a try-out, even if you’re not going to be overly fond of them.

There are still a lot of games out there — some are free, while most are payable. This list illustrated the features of these paid and in-game purchase-enabled Android games. What you choose to play — and pay your way through — is up to you.

Originally published at on August 7, 2020.