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4 Chinese Mobile Games to Play

Did you know that China has the largest mobile gaming market in the entire world? 

Smartphone users with time to kill will definitely have tons of options to pick for their next mobile game addiction. To make things easy for the bored and the curious, we’ve gathered some of the most popular Chinese titles that are taking the world by storm. 

Here are four hot mobile games that you should definitely give a try: 


Genshin Impact (原神)

This video game is one that has dominated much of the latter half of 2020. Deemed as the best game of the year by both Google Play and Apple’s App Store, Genshin Impact is an anime-style role-playing game (RPG) that opens in Teyvat, a fantasy world where the player embarks on an adventure to search for the Archons while meeting new friends and discovering wondrous things along the way. 

In addition to its engaging storyline, Genshin Impact is also popularly regarded for its amazing graphics and addicting gacha-style gameplay, which allows users to unlock new characters and features using in-game loot boxes. 


Genshin Impact


Honor of Kings (王者荣耀)

As one of the top-earning and most popular mobile games in China, Honor of Kings is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game that has accumulated over 100 million daily active players, as of November 2020. It’s especially known for both its online battles, which feature two five-membered teams facing each other in a field of battle, as well as its hero-class customization system, which allows players to choose among roles from six categories: Tank, Assassin, Warrior, Support, Archer, and Mage. 

The international version of the game, Arena of Valor, is also available to players outside of China. Though Arena of Valor features heroes which have been altered for the Western market, the game still possesses the same game engine and user interface design for all to enjoy. 

Honor of Kings


Anipop (开心消消乐)

Those looking for a simple, cute, and addicting experience won’t find themselves disappointed with this tile-matching game! Developed by Beijing-based game developer company Happy Elements, Anipop is essentially the Chinese animal-icon version of Candy Crush Saga. Played by more than 800 million users around the world, this game is definitely perfect for killing time with all the light fun. 


Anipop. Source: Game Refinery


Penguin Isle (企鹅岛)

Those looking for a great idle game may find themselves enjoying Penguin Isle a great deal! Featuring tranquil music, beautiful graphics, and an immersively soothing gameplay experience, this mobile game, created by Shanghai-based company Habby Networks Technology, is more than ideal for quiet entertainment and players who want nothing more than to sit back and create penguins.


Penguin Isle


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