Now that you have the Nexus 5, the only obvious thing to do is to install these graphically amazing games to make your friends jealous.
5 must have games to show off your Nexus 5’s performance
So, you have the Nexus 5 with you or are waiting for the slowpokes at Google to deliver it to your doorstep. What’s next? Yes, you could go down the mundane route and use it for the regular stuff: social networking, emails, messaging and on and on and on. Or, you could get into the mood of the season and jump into next-gen gaming, but with your Nexus 5 phone instead of a PC, Xbox or Playstation.
Want your Nexus 5’s 5-inch HD IPS display to ooze graphics and the Adreno 330 GPU to scream bloody mayhem? And as a wonderful side effect, get all your iPhone-toting pals jealous while they fiddle around on a tiny screen? Then, download these five games from the Play Store immediately.
Price: Rs. 436
Based on the popular table-top role-playing game and a successor to a bunch of video games released over the last three decades, Shadowrun Returns is the perfect way to spend time on your Nexus 5 if you’re a fan of fantasy games with a generous helping of Fallout and Deus Ex. Shadowrun Returns excels graphically with the help of large gorgeous environments that have a lot going on in them (flickering lights, fog, rain etc.) and will definitely look amazing on the 5-inch screen.
Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing
Price: Rs. 107
The original ‘endless-runner’, Sonic the Hedgehog has surprisingly not achieved a whole lot of fame on mobiles, which should actually be the perfect platform for him to show off his blazing speeds. That should change with All-Stars Racing, a game in which Sonic races against 12 other popular video game characters across 25 tracks in different vehicles (I know, a little pointless). The game is colourful and packed to the brim with effects and razzmatazz that will pop on your Nexus 5’s IPS display.
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
One more year walks in and another FIFA game accompanies it through the door. We would have a problem with these annual iterations if they weren’t of the best quality, but they are. In fact the FIFA games have long remained the best way to get your football fix on the PC and consoles. Thankfully, EA has done a great job with FIFA on the phones too. Once you download FIFA 14 on your Nexus 5 you will notice that the phone’s hardware delivers top-notch performance and the screen is perfect to maintain absolute control over the players of your favourite team.
Price: Rs. 186
Sine Mora is probably the most visually stunning game on this list. Originally released last year for the PC and consoles, the game was finally released for mobile devices this year…and we couldn’t be more thrilled. The game already looks amazing on the larger screens, so you can only imagine how beautifully it will grace your Nexus 5’s display. Plus, the game is a shoot ‘em up where you control an aircraft on a 2D plane in a 3D environment and is quite suited for touch controls.
Modern Combat 4
Price: Rs. 390
Modern Combat is not the most innovative or unique game out there, and it has in fact been ‘inspired’ by the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare titles. Modern Combat, like its name suggests, Modern Combat is an all-out action game in the FPS genre. The explosions and the visual flair that you’d expect from a title such as this translate really well on the Nexus 5’s display. Another surprising aspect are the game’s touch controls which also work smoothly on the Nexus 5.