Xbox Cloud Gaming seems to be taking over the world and we’re slowly getting closer to the point where you don’t even need an Xbox console to get your hands on an Xbox Game Pass subscription and be a part of the incredible Xbox ecosystem with access to hundreds of games.
It may seem a bit out of the ordinary to some but using a controller on your mobile device is a possibility now more than ever and, with the incredible range of controllers on offer today, gaming on the go with Xbox Cloud Gaming is more accessible and easier to migrate to for those already used to using a console.
But, if you’re not a fan of keeping a controller handy to get your fix while you’re out and about, then you’ll be happy to hear that there are a wide variety of games ready to be played with controls specifically designed for your touch screen device just like regular mobile games.
From the seventh generation to the eighth, from 2d to 3D games, there are plenty on offer for everyone so I’ve put together a small list of some of my favorite games that are on offer. They may not be for everyone but they were the most memorable for me so far and ones I highly recommend. So, without further ado, here’s my best Xbox Games with touch controls.
BEST XBOX GAMES
WITH TOUCH CONTROLS
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Developer: Ninja Theory
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Whenever I play a game for the first time, the thing I focus on the most is the overall experience. You can have the best graphics and the most intricate gameplay but if I don’t put the game down feeling like I had a good experience, then it’s no good. And that’s exactly what Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is…a good experience.
Senua is a young warrior being terrorized by her mental anguish and you get to experience the full extent of this when you play this game. She constantly hears voices in her head, taunting her at every turn and you get to hear each and every one of them as well as long as you had a good set of headphones on.
The combat is very simple and easy to get used to and the added element of the rot makes for a thrilling adventure that won’t be too taxing for the casual player gaming on the go. It might not suit everybody’s taste but it’s certainly worth giving a try. You can read my full review here.
Developer: Double Fine
Release Date: August 25, 2021
It’s no secret I spend most of my time playing action-oriented games that put more focus on combat but, eventually I felt the need to step out of my comfort zone and try something a little different. That’s where Psychonauts 2 came in. A game I’d heard much about but never thought about playing and boy am I glad that I did.
Psychonauts 2 is a 3D platformer that tells the story of Razputin and the psychic agents known as the Psychonauts. It’s a charming adventure filled with brilliant level design and a story that kept me engaged all the way through. The gameplay itself impressed me so much, I played this game long after the final boss and ended up completing it 100%.
Yes! It’s that fun and a game that I recommend playing to everyone that I meet. I think this was one of the first few games where I put a photo mode to work, constantly capturing photos of the level instead of just making clips of the fun gameplay. You can read my full review here.
Need For Speed: Heat
Developer: Ghost Games
Release Date: November 8, 2019
After many entries in the series being hit and miss, Need For Speed: Heat shocked the gaming world by actually being a great arcade racer. With an interesting story, in-depth customization, and police system that could almost rival the greatest NFS game to date, 2005’s Need For Speed: Most Wanted.
There is a lot on offer within this open world with races crossing all kinds of terrain from tarmac to dirt and everything in between. The best part, it’s one of those games that doesn’t require you to play religiously but still offers enough content for more diehard fans to sink their teeth into if they haven’t played it already.
The driving is easy to handle and the drifting is simple to get your head around and feels extremely satisfying when done correctly. Plus, if you’re looking for an even better challenge, the harder difficulties are sure to test any driving purist. Highly recommended for tablet players and those cloud gaming with a controller.
Developer: Lionhead Studios
Release Date: October 21, 2008
The Fable series was one of the standout Xbox franchises during the Xbox 360 era and all of their games are available on Xbox Cloud Gaming with touch controls enabled. But, out of all three, my favorite still has to be the first sequel we got back in 2008 known simply as Fable 2.
An epic adventure title that features some of the most diverse progression systems I’ve seen. Nearly every playthrough has resulted in my character taking on a different appearance because of the different playstyles I would use. In fact, as I’m typing this, I think it’s about time for another playthrough very soon.
There are over 100 games on Xbox Cloud Gaming that can be played with touch controls and these are just a few that I’ve been playing or plan to play in the immediate. Touch controls might not be the ideal way to play if you have a good controller, but these games are worth playing if it’s the only option you have.
I, personally, prefer to use a controller on my smartphone or tablet device since there is a wide variety on offer that suits an abundance of needs. From standard controller designs to telescopic controllers that wrap around your device completely, it’s the best way to take the mobile gaming experience to the next level.