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Alfa-Arkiv Alfa-Arkiv is about as ambitious a multimedia project as we've ever seen. Wave Wave Wave Wave is one of those games that can best be described as "fiendish". Smash Hit Like Wave Wave, Smash Hit takes one core gameplay mechanic and revolves an entire game around it -- and the result is pretty close to perfect. Monument Valley Escher-inspired puzzle game Monument Valley is a strange, lovely, deeply rewarding rabbit hole of an experience. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft There have been a few attempts to port the collectible card game experience to mobile, with varying levels of success Solforge is pretty great.
Hitman: Go It's very rare that you see a major franchise tie-in that works in a new or interesting way. Bounden There aren't many mobile games we would recommend that have real-world elements except maybe Spaceteam , but Bounden is a really clever piece of mobile design. World of Tanks: Blitz If you like World of Tanks, well, World of Tanks Blitz will be your new favourite mobile iteration of blowing things up from giant armoured vehicles. Five Nights at Freddy's Now this is one of the creepiest games we've ever seen on a mobile platform.
BioShock Many scoffed at the news 2K was bringing 's BioShock to mobile, but the port turned out to be top-notch. Fotonica Rarely -- if ever -- have we seen an endless runner with as much style as Fotonica. Framed Words can't possibly do Framed justice: it really is one of the more unusual concepts we have seen in some time. One More Line Every now and again, an arcade title comes out that is just beautifully put together.
Skylanders Trap Team We've seen quite a few older console and PC titles make their way across to mobile. Game of the Year: Tomb Raider. Runner-Up: Transistor. The advance showing allows the press a little extra time to write previews before the industry's most hectic week, and also to begin the vetting process for the annual E3 Awards. For three years, the most popular game of the week was Super Stickman Golf , played exhaustively in tour buses and hotel lobbies.
In single-player, the golfer knocks a ball across a two-dimensional stage, trying to land it in a hole with as few strokes as possible. But in multiplayer, the game becomes a race. Strokes no longer matter. What's important is being the first to finish. This is the anti- Desert Golfing , a gamey game full of power-ups, hats, and level packs. It's an addiction. Download Super Stickman Golf here. Download Super Stickman Golf on Android. This isn't a joke.
The game earnestly brings the two together and an intelligent way. It does so gradually, so that the big changes to the classic game feel natural and obvious, and that the Darwinian connection doesn't read utterly hamfisted.
When a laser cuts up the screen at alternating degree angles, and is followed by some nod to Darwin's text, it feels like these things were part of Space Invaders all along. The game features many new weapons and abilities, which can be layered onto your spaceship. The art style is monochromatic and gorgeous, like the most jaw-dropping game ever designed for Apple ][.
And the music is thumping techno that should be grating and tacky, but somehow it fits. That's the summation of this game, really: a bunch of ideas from across time and space, brought together as if they were always meant to be one holistic thing. You may have played the Threes knockoff, Following Threes ' release in March , a free clone of the game, , and a handful of clones of that clone, achieved wide popularity.
According to Google Analytics, in April there were searches including the term "" for every search of the term "threes.
Threes is also an example of a marvelously executed puzzle game. Sort of like those sliding puzzles you'd get as a birthday party favor, the player combines panels 1 and 2 to make 3, then two 3s to make 6, then two 6s to make 12, and so on, with a new panel appearing in the game's grid with each swipe. You shouldn't just download Threes because it's the original game.
You should download Threes because it's the superior option. It's cute and charming, and carefully created so that players have documented mind-dissolving high scores, like this, on YouTube.
Download Threes on Android. The most popular mobile games are the most accessible. They're easy to understand and try their best to grab your attention right away.
After playing for months, it still feels like I only have a basic understanding of how things work. Assassination remains your main goal, with neat "scale-model style" graphics and well-crafted puzzles making it a surprise joy to play.
Jousting: pretty hard, whether in real life or in games — I was frequently brought to tears by the jousting section in Defender of the Crown as a child. Rival Knights manages to make the medieval sport fun though: console-style graphics and gameplay involving unlocking and upgrading horses, weapons and armour before galloping into mock battle.
More war, although this time, the emphasis is very much on tanks, along with other second world war units. This sees you playing as the Soviet, German or Allied forces in , with bags of depth across its 33 missions — some of which are bought using in-app purchases. Developer Rubicon Development has won a wide following with its little and big war games. This sequel continued the company's fine run: turn-based strategy with more than 60 missions to strategise your way through.
Or not: "Just jump in and start shooting," suggested the developer. There are two themes to start with, plus more on the way, and everything can be shared with the community. This shooty-racing game is presented in the style of a graphic novel, all monochrome save for prominent red flashes. The idea is that you play and read your way through the gripping tale of the "privately owned 52nd state of America called New Royale".
One of the most inventive iOS games of so far. Finally, another RPG, but this one built for the free-to-play model that's so big on mobile devices in You build a party of heroes, explore levels, capture monsters and level everyone up to repeat the above. Papers, Please. Skylanders Trap Team. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Revolution Broken Age. Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake.
Share this Slideshow. Direct link:. This minimalist iPad title originally released as a computer game wrings surprising emotional depth out of its geometric puzzle-platform setup, thanks to some clever narration. For a mere few bucks Doombad simulates the experience of many full-on retail priced trap games, and that's a pretty rare accomplishment.
This clever indie puzzler asks you to rearrange the panels of a comic book to change the outcome of the story. This level puzzle game is deceptively simple—with memory-based challenges involving colors and numbers—but ups the pressure by adding a countdown clock and gradually increasing the number of rules you must follow.
Ubisoft's puzzle-solving adventure game is set during the first World War. It offers up a diverse gameplay experience, it has a ton of content, and an endless mode ensures that you'll have plenty to do after you've beaten every level.