It's not secret that gaming on BlackBerry hasn't been the greatest. For years we were limited to games like Brick Breaker and Tetris as the older BlackBerry devices weren't intended for gaming. There was a decent selection of mediocre games, but nothing that could be considered "great" by anyones standards.
With the arrival of the BlackBerry PlayBook however, that began to change. We saw bigger better games that were more on par with the demanding standards of mobile gamers. Games like Need for Speed, Jetpack Joyride, Angry Birds and Dead Space were instant hits.
As the weeks went by, more and more games started to appear and make for a better gaming experience for BlackBerry users.
When you stop and think about it, it's pretty crazy just how far we've come over the years. Take this gem for example:
Brick Breaker on the BlackBerry Storm. It was good at the time, but it's almost hard to imagine that's where gaming was at for BlackBerry users not so long ago.
Phones were still left in the dark however, but thanks to the new BlackBerry Z10 and even the BlackBerry Q10 - mobile gaming on BlackBerry became a reality. While the Java-based games of old were a thing of the past, new games were made available for BlackBerry 10 users that truly put them into the gaming market. With both platform-specific games and cross-platform titles, BlackBerry 10 phones are gearing up and making for a great mobile gaming experience. Factor in the ability to hook up to an external display with the microHDMI out and you have great gaming console in the palm of your hand.
The above video gives us a great look at some of the top games available now for BlackBerry 10 devices. There are so many great titles already and we continue to see them getting better and better. The Z10 (and Q10) are proving to be great little gaming devices. Some of our current favorite titles on BlackBerry 10 include Jetpack Joyride, The Bard's Tale and FlyCraft.
Our Talk Mobile 2013 discussion kicked off this week on the topic of mobile gaming. Can mobile gaming kill the consoles pits our editors on the current state of mobile gaming and what's in store for the future. Be sure to check it out and join in on the discussion.
Talk Mobile 2013: Can mobile gaming kill the consoles?