Browse Smartphones by the Programs, Apps and Games supported.

Are you looking for a gaming rig capable to run No Man's Sky? Or are you more of a Photoshop kind of person?

If you want to select your next smartphone based on how it runs that piece of software, you're at the right place! below you'll find a list of popular programs, apps, and games. Each of them offers 3 options based on how hardcore your needs are:

Compatibility ratings

Compatibility for software is determined based on their makers' recommendations. Here's what to expect from different ratings:

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For systems meeting the software's minimal requirements.
This means the software will run but it might get slow when tasks grow in complexity.

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For systems meeting the software's recommended specs.
This is what most people will need.

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For systems exceeding recommended specifications.
This leaves some headroom for things such as mods, plug-ins or simply to complete tasks of uncommon complexity.

Different companies have different performance expectation for minimum and recommended specs. As a result, there can be quite a bit of variation in performance from one program to the next but this should still be a good reference point.

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Web & Communication

Texts & Numbers

  • LibreOffice

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    The free, open-source, productivity suite.

  • Microsoft Access 2016

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    The professional standard for operations database.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Microsoft Access 2016
  • Microsoft Excel 2016

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    The professional standard for spreadsheets.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

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    The industry standard for presentation.

  • Microsoft Project 2016

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    Microsoft's project management utility.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Microsoft Project 2016
  • Microsoft Word 2016

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    The professional standard for word processing.

  • QuickBooks Desktop 2018

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    If you need an accounting program for individuals and businesses of any size, QuickBooks is pretty much the industry standard.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running QuickBooks Desktop 2018

Drawing and Illustrations

  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2018

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    Adobe's industry-standard for vector drawings.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Adobe Illustrator CC 2018
  • Clip Studio Paint

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    Previously known as Manga Studio, Clip Studio Paint is popular among anime-style illustrators.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Clip Studio Paint
  • Corel Painter 2017

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    The industry standard for organic-feeling digital illustrations.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Corel Painter 2017
  • Inkscape

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    Open source vectorial illustration software.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Inkscape
  • Krita

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    A free sketching / painting program.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Krita
  • Microsoft Visio 2016

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    The professional standard for chart creation.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Microsoft Visio 2016
  • PaintTool SAI

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    A well-known, battle-tested and lightweight painting program.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running PaintTool SAI

Audio & Visual medias

  • Adobe InDesign CC 2017

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    Adobe's for professional page layout.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Adobe InDesign CC 2017
  • Microsoft Publisher 2016

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    Microsoft's entry-level page layout program.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Microsoft Publisher 2016

3D and CAD

  • AutoCAD 2019

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    The industry standard for Computer-Assisted Drawing.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running AutoCAD 2019
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2019

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    3D Studio Max is one of the premium 3D software suites used in big-budget projects like movies and games. It handles modeling, materials, animating and rendering and a plethora of plug-ins are available to add even more features.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Autodesk 3ds Max 2019
  • Autodesk Maya 2018

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    Maya is a total solution for professional 3D creation.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Autodesk Maya 2018
  • Blender

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    An impressive and free 3D modeling, animation and video editing program. A great choice to get acquainted with 3D or if you can't afford the standard options.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Blender
  • MagicaVoxel

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    This free 3D Voxel editor is an excellent way to make retro-inspired sculptures and game assets. Voxels being similar to Lego Blocks and Minecraft makes this an easy way to get acquainted with 3D creation.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running MagicaVoxel
  • SketchUp

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    Learning 3D modeling can be complicated, but SketchUp offers an easy-to-learn alternative to create models, plans, etc. A useful tool for the budding 3D modeler or if you need to prototype something in digital form before starting building.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running SketchUp
  • ZBrush 2018

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    This renowned sculpting program excels at detailing 3D objects, including organic subjects.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running ZBrush 2018

Music Production

  • Ableton Live 10

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    Professional music sequencer and audio editor.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Ableton Live 10
  • Adobe Audition CC 2017

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    Adobe's suite for audio edition, composition and recording.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Adobe Audition CC 2017
  • Audacity

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    Open-source audio recording and editing suite.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Audacity
  • FL Studio 20

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    A highly customizable and extensible music creation suite with lifetime free updates.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running FL Studio 20
  • GarageBand for iOS

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    The mobile version of Apple's music creation app.

  • LMMS

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    A free multi-platform program to produce music. Using recordings, synthesizers and digital instruments.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running LMMS
  • Logic Pro X

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    Pro Audio recording and music production software by Apple.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Logic Pro X

Photo Editing

  • GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)

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    The open-source photo edition program.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
  • Paint Shop Pro 2018

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    A powerful photo edition program.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Paint Shop Pro 2018

Video Editing

  • Adobe After Effects CC 2018

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    Adobe's professional video animation and special effects program.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Adobe After Effects CC 2018
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018

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    Adobe's video editing software.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018
  • Final Cut Pro X

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    Apple's professional video editing solution.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Final Cut Pro X
  • OpenShot

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    Open source video editing program

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running OpenShot
  • Shotcut

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    For a free video editing program, Shotcut is surprising powerful and has plenty of features. A good pick if you're doing more than just trimming home videos but aren't ready to spend a lot of money on video editing software.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Shotcut
  • Vegas Pro 13

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    Popular professional video editing suite by Sony.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Vegas Pro 13

Video Games

Enthusiast Games

  • ARK: Survival Evolved

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    Stranded on a mysterious island, it's up to you to survive by building your base, forming a tribe as well as capture, train and breed dinosaurs to help you navigate this strange world.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins

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    The remake of Men of War, the WWII-themed Real-Time Strategy Game.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins
  • ASTRONEER

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    Be a space pioneer. Explore distant worlds, extract their resources to craft new equipment and research new technologies.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running ASTRONEER
  • Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

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    Play one of the most beloved classic CRPG with updated graphics and now easier to run on modern systems including mobiles.

  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar

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    A classic JRPG set in the world of the Battle Chasers comic.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Black Desert Online

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    A gorgeous Massively Multiplayer Online RPG featuring real-time combat, guild competing over territory and rewarding crafting; and each of these paths allow you to progress through the game. There are no monthly fees, but expect micro-transactions.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Black Desert Online
  • Conan Exiles

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    Set in the fantasy world of Conan, this games pits you against a hostile environment with nothing but your wits. But overcome the harsh environment and your enemies and your home will grow into a settlement, then a kingdom.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Conan Exiles
  • Cuphead

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    This run-and-gun side-scroller brings the 30s back to life with intense action and challenging boss fights.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Cuphead
  • Darkest Dungeon

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    The toll of adventuring is immense; can your heroes survive the darkness, let alone remain sane in the process?

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Darkest Dungeon
  • Dauntless

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    An online co-op, Free-To-Play RPG focussed on hunting down gigantic creatures called Behemoths threatening the fractured land.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Dauntless
  • Dead by Daylight

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    4 vs. 1 Multiplayer where one player plays the killer and the others try to escape.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Dead by Daylight
  • Death's Gambit

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    Often described as a "souls-like," this challenging Metroidvania pits you in a desperate struggle against creatures of legend.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Death's Gambit
  • Dota 2

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    A well-known competitive multiplayer game.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Dota 2
  • Elite Dangerous

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    Space privateering simulator.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Elite Dangerous
  • Farming Simulator 17

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    Drive realistic farming equipment and manage a farm in this simulation.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Farming Simulator 17
  • Fortnite

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    There are two Fortnite Games; the most popular is the Free-to-Play Battle Royale edition, but there's also the original "Save the World" edition focussed on cooperative sandbox survival. Both games have so much in common that I'd still consider them as a single entry, but their gameplay differs while their look-and-feel does not.

  • Frostpunk

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    With humanity on the brink of extinction, you make challenging decisions to keep your people alive.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Frostpunk
  • Graveyard Keeper

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    A little bit like one of those farming games like Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley; except it's about managing a graveyard and involves a few unsavoury decisions... potentially.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Graveyard Keeper
  • Grim Dawn

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    A top-down ARPG.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Grim Dawn
  • Guild Wars 2

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    Fantasy Massively Multiplayer Online Game without a monthly fee.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Guild Wars 2
  • Heroes of the Storm

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    Multiplayer competitive MOBA, featuring famous characters from Starcraft, Diablo, Warcraft and other Blizzard games...

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Heroes of the Storm
  • Hollow Knight

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    An atmospheric Metroidvania set in a decaying world.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Hollow Knight
  • Killing Floor 2

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    Team up with your friends to survive wave after wave of gruesome zombies; unless you'd rather play the zeds.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Killing Floor 2
  • Oxygen Not Included

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    Can you keep your colony of space miners alive, happy and productive?

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Oxygen Not Included
  • Paladins, Champions of the Realm

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    Free-to-Play competitive game of point capturing and payload delivering with a unique collectible ability system to customize your character.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Paladins, Champions of the Realm
  • Path of Exile

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    Free-to-Play multiplayer Action RPG.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Path of Exile
  • Planet Coaster

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    Build your own Coaster Park Empire in this new coaster simulator.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Planet Coaster
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

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    Regarded as the origin of the current Battle Royale wave,PUBG looks more realistic.

  • RimWorld

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    This space colony simulator with an AI storyteller. Try to keep your colony together through the hardship and adversity.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running RimWorld
  • Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

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    For the hardcore competitive FPS player. This Vietnam War-themed game features massive 64 players battles on huge maps dotted with multiple objectives for you to take or defend.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Rising Storm 2: Vietnam
  • Rocket League

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    Soccer meets demolition derby.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Rocket League
  • SMITE

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    Hop into the arena of the gods.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running SMITE
  • Space Engineers

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    A sandbox game where you get to build space crafts, mine asteroids and discover new planets, alone or with your friends.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Space Engineers
  • Starbound

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    A side-scrolling sandbox where you explore strange planets, overcome their hazards and exploit their resources in order to move on to better worlds.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Starbound
  • Stellaris

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    Space-themed grand strategy game

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Stellaris
  • Subnautica

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    Stranded on a water-based alien planet, you have to explore, scavenge, build shelter, and attempt to stay healthy to survive.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Subnautica
  • The Banner Saga 2

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    In this tactical RPG, you're tasked with the delicate task of guiding your Viking clan through a hostile world.

  • Warframe

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    A free-to-play cooperative game where you play alien "space ninjas".

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Warframe
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2

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    A collaborative melee action game set in the Warhammer universe.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  • World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

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    The latest installment of the legendary Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Triple-A Video Games

  • Arma 3

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    Arma is not your average military shooters; think of it more as a sandbox, maybe even a simulator. If realism is what you're looking for, this would be the game to try.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Arma 3
  • Battlefield 1

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    The famous military First Person Shooter franchise takes us back to World War I with both extensive Online Multiplayer and Singleplayer modes.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Battlefield 1
  • Battletech

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    Battletech is one of the most influential giant robot strategy franchise and it's coming back to the PC as a turn-based strategy game.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Battletech
  • Call of Duty WWII

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    The WWII First Person Shooter makes a comeback in 2017's Call of Duty.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Call of Duty WWII
  • Dark Souls III

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    The new king of puzzle combat has arrived!

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Dark Souls III
  • Destiny 2

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    Bungie's famous Action MMO is back for a second installment. You can expect satisfying gunplay (although the bosses are renowned for being quite bullet-spongy) on a massive scale.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Destiny 2
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

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    Another installment of the cyberpunk non-linear shooter.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2

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    Sequel to the acclaimed RPG.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Doom (2016)

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    The 2016 reboot of the iconic first-person shooter.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Doom (2016)
  • DRAGON BALL FighterZ

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    The famous anime series turned into a competitive fighting game.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running DRAGON BALL FighterZ
  • FIFA 18

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    The quintessential soccer game bearing the FIFA stamp of approval.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running FIFA 18
  • Football Manager 2018

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    Ever dreamed of managing a Football (a.k.a. Soccer in North America) team? This business simulator simulates the experience.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Football Manager 2018
  • Football Manager 2018

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    Ever dreamed of managing a Football (a.k.a. Soccer in North America) team? This business simulator simulates the experience.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Football Manager 2018
  • For Honor

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    This big-budget game pits Knights against Vikings against Samurais. Promising intense swordplay and epic conquest.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running For Honor
  • God of War

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    Kratos is back, facing the Norse pantheon alongside his young son Atreus.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running God of War
  • Jurassic World Evolution

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    Think you could manage Jurassic Park better than they do in the movies? Here's your chance!

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Jurassic World Evolution
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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    An open-world RPG in a historical setting. If adventuring in the middle ages sounds like your thing, you should check it out.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Madden NFL 19

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    The official video game of the NFL.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Madden NFL 19
  • Monster Hunter: World

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    Hunt beast of legends in a massive world.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Monster Hunter: World
  • NBA 2K18

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    If basketball is on your mind and would like to spend time on the court in virtual form, this is the game for you.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running NBA 2K18
  • NieR:Automata

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    The earth is overrun by machines and it's up to these 3 androids to reclaim it.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running NieR:Automata
  • Nioh: Complete Edition

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    Brutal and weighty combat in the age of samurais and Yokais.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Nioh: Complete Edition
  • No Man's Sky Next

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    Explore a gigantic galaxy with up to 3 friends... or frenemies.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running No Man's Sky Next
  • Octopath Traveler

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    Combining 2D Sprites with 3D environments, this retro-inspired JRPG combines the best of beloved classics with modern sensibilities.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Octopath Traveler
  • Overwatch

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    Blizzard's latest team-based multiplayer shooter.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Overwatch
  • Pillars of Eternity II

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    A must for classic CRPG fans (e.g. Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter's Night, Planescape Torment, etc.) the Pillars of Eternity series brings back the depth of RPG games of old.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Pillars of Eternity II
  • Quake Champions

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    Remember Quake III Arena? Miss the good old fast-paced arena shooter? Quake Champions brings the classics back with modern concepts like characters with distinct strengths and weaknesses.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Quake Champions
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

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    An Open-World game set in the era of cowboys and outlaws by the creators of Grand Theft Auto.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

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    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V

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    Famous civilization-building game.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Sid Meier's Civilization V
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

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    The original 4X franchise is back; challenging you to build a civilization to stand the test of time.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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    The acclaimed fantasy sandbox.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Titanfall 2

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    First Person Shooter combining parkour and armored robot piloting in Single-player and Online Multiplayer.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Titanfall 2
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

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    Next in line for Ubisoft's series of open-world military shooters, this Ghost Recon game pits you against a powerful Bolivian cartel. Think "The Division" with vehicles and outpost clearing mechanics. Enemies are less "spongy" as well, feeling closer to FarCry.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

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    Assault or defend in this competitive multiplayer installment of Rainbow Six.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Total War: Warhammer

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    New addition to the Total War series based in Game Workshop's Warhammer universe.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Total War: Warhammer
  • Total War: WARHAMMER II

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    The sequel to Total War: Warhammer lets you play the Lizard Men, High Elves, Dark Elves and Skaven armies in epic single player campaigns and online multiplayer skirmishes.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Total War: WARHAMMER II
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

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    Orchestrate massive battles and overcome overwhelming odds in the grim 41st millennium.

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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    The alternate history where Nazi Germany won WWII, and the ensuing resistance continues in this new entry in the Wolfenstein series,

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • XCOM 2

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    The aliens invaded, it now up to you to lead the resistanceTurn-based squad strategy

    Sorry, could not find a smartphone capable of running XCOM 2