One of the more addictive aspects of playing video games on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles is the special feature called, Xbox Achievements. These special digital notifications unlock as a player progresses through a game and provide both a memento of all of the in-game milestones reached as well as a small celebration for a job well done.
Xbox Achievements become permanently attached to a player’s Xbox Live profile and a point value named, Gamerscore, is given to each Xbox Achievement earned with the harder Achievements boasting a higher Gamerscore reward. These points are tallied and the total earned is often listed next to a user’s name. The higher their Gamerscore, the more games they’ve played and, most likely, the more skilled player they are.
Earning Xbox Achievements and their associated Gamerscore isn’t limited to video games on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One though. Special Xbox-branded video games on both Windows phones and Windows 10 tablets and PCs also feature Xbox Achievements and, to the surprise of many, Xbox Achievement-enabled video games have begun to pop up on iOS and Android devices as well. Here are all of the video games on Android phones and tablets and the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad that support Xbox Achievements.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege
Age of Empires: Castle Siege is a very streamlined free-to-play strategy game based on the popular Age of Empires video game franchise. It’s a relatively new title and continues to be updated on a regular basis across all devices. The game does slow down significantly in its higher levels but is fairly fun early on. (iOS)
Microsoft Solitaire Collection
A new version of the popular Solitaire computer card game, Microsoft Solitaire Collection made the leap to iOS and Android devices in 2016 and garnered quite a bit of media attention in the process. Microsoft Solitaire Collection is free-to-play however it does feature some premium paid options to remove advertising and unlock other features. (iOS and Android)
Minecraft: Pocket Edition
A smaller version of the hugely successful Minecraft video game designed for mobile devices, Minecraft: Pocket Edition is a popular alternative for Minecraft fans looking for a fix when on the go. The game still receives updates and there are also alternate Android versions designed for the Amazon Fire line of devices and Gear VR. (iOS and Android)
Wordament and Wordament Snap Attack
Wordament and its spin-off/sequel Wordament Snap Attack are simple mobile games designed for quick bouts of casual gaming when out and about. Both will appeal to fans of traditional party games such as Boggle and Hangman and feature a lot of replayability for the average casual gamer. (iOS and Android)
Halo: Spartan Strike and Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo: Spartan Strike and Halo: Spartan Assault are completely original Halo video games designed for tablets. Both of them were also released for Windows PCs and tablets however it appears that plans for an Android version have been scrapped. Both Halo Spartan games feature exceptional visual and audio design and will appeal to fans of both the Halo franchise and tower defence games in general. (iOS)
Do you like to play Xbox-enabled games on your iPhone and Android device? Let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments below. Would you like to see more iOS and Android game be given Xbox Achievements?Further reading: Android, Apple, Apps, Google, iOS, Microsoft, Video Games, Xbox