At one time, having a video game was enough to get by. But as the years went by and gaming matured, having a broader experience became just as important as the title itself. Playing became a lifestyle and with that came the desire to keep track of stats on how you played, how your friends played and non-stop updates on the progression of in-game characters.

As our world becomes even more connected through mobile phones and social media, video game companies began to extend the console experience far past living rooms with companion apps. These are small but powerful additions to already released games that help us cater to the obsessive compulsive parts of our gaming lifestyle. Since every app market out there is flooded with great to lame companion apps, we've sifted through the bunch to find these 12 Video Game Companion Apps You Should Have On Your Mobile Phone.

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