The genre of gangster or crime games has been popular for a long time. Much of that is attributed to the huge popularity of games like Mafia Wars and Grand Theft Auto. While these games are not exclusively available for the mobile platform, different spin-offs and similar ones are. Here is our take on 10 of the best open-world gangster and crime games that will see the players rise to the top of crime dynasties.
Top 10 Free Gangster and Mafia Games for Android and iOS
Gangstar Vegas: World of Crime
The Gangster Vegas game was developed by Gameloft for both the Android and iOS platforms. The game is available on the Playstore with a download size of about 45 MB. It also holds a rating of 4.1 on the Playstore.
The interface of this game is set up in Vegas, the sin city. In a typical Grand Theft Auto style, players will have to wander the streets, jack cars, and complete designated missions. Each successful mission will allow the players to climb the rank within the existing gangs. The ultimate goal is to rise to the very top of the mafia chain.
Looking for something light on the processor but equally fun to play? Enter Grand Gangsters developed by Doodle Mobile Ltd. The game has a download size of 19.2 MB and is exclusively available on the Playstore. The current rating of the game is 4.1.
Given its size, not much should be expected from the graphics. After all, the game is made to be played even on entry-level devices. What is amazing here is the gameplay. The engaging storytelling will surely get anyone hooked. The primary goal of the game is to avoid the police and committing organized crime presented as missions. The ultimate prize? The true grandmaster of crime title.
Crime Coast: Gang Wars
Crime Coast: Gang Wars is developed by Brain Vaults. The 57 MB game is available on the Playstore with a rating of 4.7.
Players familiar with city-building games like the Sims and Clash of Clans would find this game oddly similar. Except here, the players will have to build a crime syndicate in a city from scratch. As the players strategically coerce the city, they will also have to fend off rival games. Overall, the in-app purchases along with in-game upgrades provide engaging gameplay.
The Grand Mafia
Developed by Yotta games, The Grand Mafia is another organized crime game available for both the iOS and Android platforms. The game will take up more than the average ones with 139 MB of space requirement. It currently has a 4.1 rating on the Playstore.
The gameplay follows the story where the player will have to lead a Mafia family from the ruins. The player must organize, recruit, train, and carry out missions to bring the glory days of the family back. The compelling and personal level storytelling makes it easily one of the best gangster games for the mobile platform.
Downtown Mafia: Gang Wars
Downtown Mafia: Gang Wars is developed by DYNAMICNEXT studio. The game has a 39 MB download size with a 4.3 rating on the Playstore. It is available for both iOS and Android platforms.
The game follows an international storyline. While most games in this genre follow the story of the player trying to establish their influence in a certain city, Downtown Mafia aims for global rule. Along with maintaining city dominance, players will have to fend off international crime bosses to become the global mafia king.
Narcos: Cartel Wars and Strategy
Who didn’t love the hit Netflix series Narcos? This game Developed by Tilting Point is based on the life of El Patron Pablo Escobar as he unleashes his cartel in Colombia. The game is 87 MB in size with a rating of 4.4 in the Playstore.
In this game, players will play the titular role of Pablo Escobar and manage his strategies. Players will have to fend off opposing cartels as well as DEA agents Murphy and Pena. With exhilarating gameplay and crucial calls, the players will be the ultimate decider of whether it’ll be “Plata o Plomo?”
Bloody Hands, Mafia Families
Enter another Mafia family game but this time in the 1930s. The game is developed by seal media and is available on both iOS and Android platforms. It has a 3.1 rating with a 45 MB download size in the Playstore.
The players will start from scratch in mid-1930s New York, sometime after the great crash. As the economy recovers, so will the mafia. The players will have to be highly strategic in expanding their business and making close allies in this strategy-based game. The ultimate goal? To be the one absolute crime family in New York.
Let's move away from the world of the mafias for a second and dive into live-action crimes. The Armed Heist game was developed by Sozap studios and is available for both the Android and iOS platforms. It’s a pretty large and heavy game at 709 MB and has a Play Store rating of 4.2.
The game features the player in the position of a bank robber. The aim? To rob as many banks as possible. The players will have to encounter law enforcement officers along the way and shoot and escape their way out of it. There are over 70 banks to rob here with varied difficulty scenarios.
The Godfather: Family Dynasty
Let's be honest, the Godfather by Mario Puzo is one of the key novels behind the mafia hype today. And what better way to get engaged other than a game developed precisely in that world? The Godfather: Family Dynasty is developed by FT games and is available for both iOS and Android platforms. The game is 142 MB in size with a 4.3 rating on the play store.
The story follows the player who has been summoned by Don Vito Corleone himself. The offer is to join the Corleone crime family as an underboss. As an enforcer for the Corleone family, will the player be able to survive the constant threat of rival gangs and rise through the ranks? The impeccable storytelling will only take back the players to the books or the cinema itself in the 1945 city of New York.
The last on the list is Idle Mafia. It is a fun little game that follows the story of building an empire single handedly. The game is available on the Playstore with a size of 146 MB. It has a rating of 4.1 on the Playstore.
The story will start with the player as the central character. With nothing and nowhere to go, the player will be handed missions after missions by existing crime gangs. As the player completes each mission, he will himself start building his own organized gang. The story is focused on the rise of the player from nothing to being the true crime boss of the city.
The gangster mafia games genre has slowly gained popularity thanks to some hit shows and novels centering around them. While the story of these dark and often unlawful activities provides for a thrilling experience, it becomes even better in engaging gameplay. In this article, we have discussed some of the top-rated Mafia and Gangster games for iOS and Android. These games are compatible for mobile platforms at free of cost. Now, who’s up for some gangster actions?