The hardest mobile video games to install

As a mobile gamer, you were quite frustrated with games that your phone couldn’t support. Not everyone has phones that can handle heavy graphics demands and most of us are short of mobile storage, forcing us to delete all the videos and photos we need to free up more space.

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But we all have games that we love too much, even if each of their updates makes our phones overheat a little more. If you plan on playing these games, be warned: you may have to delete other apps or ditch your phone altogether for a new one.


10 Unknown battlefields of the player

PUBG has been running on mobile devices for a number of years now, so it is not surprising that updates have been able to accumulate a lot of data. For the first installation, you need 3 GB of free storage space. But over time, due to updates on the map and other game modes, for many active players the average file size became 8 GB.

A must-have for first-person shooter players, PUBG offers all sorts of crazy skins, be it for your character or your rides. But be prepared to have enough space for it as it consumes more overtime.

9 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Rain

The mobile JRPG Final Fantasy Brave Exvius makes this list at a whopping 10GB, which is shocking as the initial download size shows 133.2MB. But with all the battles and events ahead of you while following the interesting storyline, it’s safe to say that the file size will increase over time.

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Whether it’s about exploring worlds, going through the many chapters or collecting characters from this popular gacha game with a cute pixel art style, you will definitely make room for it in your phone and your life because this game a lot of time to explore.

8th Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds

Ni No Kuni Cross Worlds Swordsman

This visual feast of an open-world game is recommended with at least 10GB of free space on your phone. Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds asks for 1.6GB of your mobile storage space in IOS at first glance, but with its expansions and updates, it’s not surprising to hear that it ends up taking up a lot of space in your phone.

If that doesn’t stop you from playing the game, we can’t blame you, as it showcases a distinctive style that bears Studio Ghibli’s fingerprints throughout, from the animation to the music.

7 Tower of Fantasy

Tower of fantasy Hilda

You need 12GB upon installation and much more to ensure smooth gameplay in Tower of Fantasy. This open-world role-playing game is set in a future timeline where humans are being expelled from Earth to a planet called Aida due to dwindling resources. In this futuristic sci-fi world, you wake up in an Astra Shelter with your memories erased.

By now you’ve probably noticed that RPG games with an open-world setting require a lot of space to run properly on your mobile device, which is a big sacrifice, but well worth it if you love the game.

6 Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Life is strange before the storm Max

For a game that has been out for a few years, it might come as a surprise that Life is Strange: Before the Storm requires at least 10GB of storage space. Rather than following Max in the story, you play through 16-year-old Chloe Price, who becomes Rachel Amber’s girlfriend. Every decision matters in the game and has consequences that affect the game’s narrative.

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10GB of storage is definitely worth giving up if you’re a Life is Strange fan and want a prequel to the original game starring Max. It’s also relatively shorter to finish, taking a total of 13 hours of gameplay to complete the game.

5 Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty mobile gameplay with an assault rifle

Call of Duty: Mobile has been on the market since 2019. Over the years there have been many changes in terms of game modes and even mechanics with different skills added to the game. Unsurprisingly, it managed to collect 15GB worth of game data.

This is a big jump from the initial 1.9GB claim on both the Google Playstore and the App Store. However, it’s a game that’s irresistible for collaborating with friends and a fun FPS even for the casual gamer.

4 Honkai Impact 3

Honkai Impact 3. Kiana Kaslana

As much as you’re invested in the business of Kiana, Raiden, and Bronya as Valkyries in training, it can be painful for anyone low on disk space to see 10-18GB of your disk space gradually drain due to updates and events to be deleted.

That’s part of the pain of being in love with Honkai Impact 3rd, and despite the massive file size, you can’t seem to let go because you’re too deep into the story and have collected way too many battle suits to give up the account. If you haven’t started yet, it’s never too late to start playing.

3 Diablo immortal

Diablo Immortal Necromancer

Set sometime between Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction and Diablo 3, this MMOARPG will consume around 14 GB of your storage space. Diablo Immortal follows what happened after Tyrael destroyed the Worldstone and how Skarn attempts to mend the pieces of the Worldstone to ensure perpetual conflict.

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Notably, Diablo Immortal is one of the most downloaded games and it doesn’t disappoint in terms of performance, especially in terms of combat and overall gameplay. Despite receiving mixed reviews, it’s still popular and you should check for yourself if this game lives up to its hype.

Central Officer Bradford XCOM 2

This game about aliens and invasions invades your phone and demands 17 GB of free space to avoid installation problems. But if you want a game that will give you nightmare fuel for the year 2035 where aliens are invading who have full control over human civilization then you should choose this great turn based strategy game and try to fight against these aliens battle.

It’s also a good buy since you’re buying XCOM 2: War of the Chosen and four other DLCs as a bundle in this collection.

1 Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Diluc

Hoyoverse aims to release a new nation every year, which explains why the file size for Genshin Impact is gradually growing. The mobile version for both iOS and Android takes a whopping 20GB to install the game with all its files.

The size of this open world game has grown significantly since its release. But we can’t blame you for having it on your phone, especially if you aim to never miss your daily commissions and want a portable version of the game. 20GB for an app is a pain, but that’s not a bad sacrifice for not missing a day in game, is it?

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