In an age where there are plenty of franchises that are more or less locked down with certain companies and their respective platforms, it’s nice see some well appreciated games or game franchises that aren’t so easily tied up. To prove this point, here are six console crossover games that are worth picking up, offering just as good an experience as the original version.
1# Call Of Duty Zombies
Call of Duty Zombies was one of the bigger surprises in the Call of Duty series, becoming a well known feature in its own right. So much so it can be found as a standalone experience for the iPhone. The experience is near identical to its console counterpart, meaning fans can easily cross from one to the other with little complications; if you’ve played one you know what to expect in the other.
2# Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
This has to be one of the more unique entries on this list, if only because it still retained connectivity whilst moving platform. Originally for the Wii U, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is also available for the 3DS.
The best part? You can play across both devices, meaning it doesn’t matter what device or console your friends may be using. That said, the Wii U can have a bigger screen, something that may be enough of an advantage for those looking to sell a Nintendo 3DS and upgrade to a home console system; you need not leave your 3DS friends behind.
3# Dead Space
If you have a console, you’re likely already familiar with the chilling and thrilling experience of Dead Space. Fortunately, the cross over onto the iPhone offered slightly different gameplay, but retained the sheer element of terror and isolation that made the main titles so popular.
Some games, no matter how old, are just pure fun. No matter what platform you might find it on these days, the worms experience never truly changes. The original worms can be found on virtually every platform, occasionally tweaked, but nonetheless a near-perfect replica of the worms experience.
Whilst PC players can argue that the PC is where Minecraft will always belong, the couple of ports so far have seen it cross over into territory no-one expected at the time. Yet, now, Minecraft is a commonplace seller on the Xbox Live Arcade and has its fair share on both the iPhone and Android mobile platforms.
6# Grand Theft Auto
The Grand Theft Auto series has been a much loved, if violent and adult, franchise throughout its continuing run. It should be of no surprise that some of these older games are crossing over into portable gaming.
The likes of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City can be found on Apple devices, and earlier games in the franchise can also be found on various portable devices. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer or like to casually play around in a sandbox environment, the open natured game is still going strong on new mobile platforms.