The Best Mobile Games of 2016

Pokemon Go

In 2016, the App Store and Google Play storefront were flooded with a ton of mobile games across all genres.

If you were thirsty for some new games focused on real-like Pocket Monster hunting/collecting, card battling takes on big franchises or big-scale JRPG’s, you were bound to find them on mobile devices. 2016 brought us all a bevy of mobile titles that featured addictive gameplay and worthwhile mechanics that put it above the rest of the knockoff trash flooding iOS/Android devices. The list of games we’re set to mention delivered on their promises of delivering boundless fun that you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

Here’s a list of the best iOS/Android mobile games we’re still gonna play well into the New Year.


Pokemon Go

Discover Pokémon in the Real World with Pokémon GO!http://bit.ly/1Q2BLJL Get ready for an all-new Pokémon experience! Pokémon GO opens a universe of Pokémon to find, catch, trade, and battle on your iPhone or Android device! With Pokémon GO, you'll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Pokémon GO will use real location information to allow players to experience catching, trading, and battling Pokémon. Visit our site for more information. Official site: http://www.pokemon.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Pokemon Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Pokemon Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Pokemon2015-09-10T06:18:30.000Z

Taken from Best Android Games Description: Pokemon has made its return to the front of everyone’s minds in a big way. No one expected this game to become the global hit it quickly transformed into. Pokemon Go lets everyone who’s willing to walk a few blocks become a Pokemon Master. You’ll perform a myriad of tasks while you’re moving around the real world amongst other Pokemon trainers. It’s up to you to capture all types of familiar fighting monsters, stock up on Poke Balls, hatch Pokemon Eggs and help your collection of Pokemon evolve simply by constantly walking. When it’s time to tear down a gym or defend one, the fun factor behind this game truly skyrockets. Pokemon Go was the talk of the month and will continue to be as the year goes on.


Super Mario Run

Introduction to Super Mario RunA new Mario game you can play with one hand! Official website:http://supermariorun.com/ App Store: http://apple.co/SUPERMARIORUN 片手であそぶ、新しいマリオ。 公式サイト http://supermariorun.com/ AppStore http://apple.co/SUPERMARIORUN2016-11-15T14:26:20.000Z

Nintendo seems to finally be taking advantage of the mobile gaming landscape. They definitely realize that their vault full of memorable characters can be perfectly implemented in mobile games. One of the 1st ones we got a taste of in 2016 was the one starring everyone’s favorite plumber. Super Mario Run is an infinite runner-like experience that incorporates the best parts of the side-scrolling Super Mario games. There’s a bunch of playable characters with differing stats to play as, challenging stages to hop ‘n bop through and big boss encounters with familiar foes. The multiplayer races and Toad kingdom building mechanics add so much more to Super Mario Run’s full plate of quality Nintendo gameplay.


Clash Royale

Clash Royale: The Last Second (Official Commercial)When it comes down to the last second… Subscribe! http://supr.cl/SubRoyale When a ridiculous duel comes down to the wire, that final arrow can make all the difference! Enter the Arena! From the creators of Clash of Clans comes a real-time multiplayer game starring the Royales, your favorite Clash characters and much, much more. Collect and upgrade dozens of cards featuring the Clash of Clans troops, spells and defenses you know and love, as well as the Royales: Princes, Knights, Baby Dragons and more. Knock the enemy King and Princesses from their towers to defeat your opponents and win Trophies, Crowns and glory in the Arena. Form a Clan to share cards and build your very own battle community. Lead the Clash Royale Family to victory! FEATURES ● Duel players from around the world in real-time and take their Trophies ● Earn chests to unlock rewards, collect powerful new cards and upgrade existing ones ● Destroy opponent’s towers and win Crowns to earn epic Crown chests ● Build and upgrade your card collection with the Clash Royale Family along with dozens of your favorite Clash troops, spells and defenses ● Construct your ultimate Battle Deck to defeat your opponents ● Progress through multiple Arenas all the way to the top ● Form a Clan to share cards and build your very own battle community ● Challenge your Clanmates and friends to a private duel ● Learn different battle tactics by watching the best duels on TV Royale PLEASE NOTE! Clash Royale is free to download and play, however, some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device's settings. Also, under our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, you must be at least 13 years of age to play or download Clash Royale. A network connection is also required. Support: Are you having problems? Visit http://supercell.helpshift.com/a/clash-royale/ or contact us in-game by going to Settings, Help and support. Privacy Policy: http://supercell.com/en/privacy-policy/ Terms of Service: http://supercell.com/en/terms-of-service/ Parent's Guide: http://supercell.com/en/parents/2016-12-22T16:57:29.000Z

Taken from Best Android Games Description: Clash of Clans is fine by itself. But when you breathe new life into its tower defense formula with card-battler mechanics, it becomes even more of a treat. All the miniaturized troops you’ve come to know (and destroy) come in the form of usable cards. Your decks will help you defend your towers and allow you to take down any opposing ones. Competing in AI battles are awesome, but competing in the Arena for some PVP skirmishes are even more amazing. The game’s TV Royale feature gives you some great strategies to take into battle, so you’ll always have a killer trick up your sleeve. Clash Royale takes the Clash of Clans formula and improves it (which is something we didn’t even think was possible).


Dawn of Titans

Dawn of Titans | Launch TrailerDawn of Titans is here! Download for FREE now on the App Store and Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/2gbkUs7 You’ve never seen a game like this before! Control COLOSSAL TITANS and THOUSANDS OF WARRIORS in STUNNING 3D wars! CAPTURE enemy lands, grow your army, and come to fight, because in Dawn of Titans you either GO BIG or you GO HOME! Join your friends and PLAY FOR FREE! In the most massive ACTION-STRATEGY game on mobile!2016-12-08T10:55:24.000Z

Taken from Best Android Games Description: From a purely graphical standpoint, Dawn of Titans stands tall as one of the most visually striking mobile games of 2016. Thankfully, there’s a great game here to back up the strong graphical output. As the ruler of your own thriving kingdom, you’ll be in charge of building it into something even more grander. Much of the fun derived from Dawn of Titans comes from completing your other main tasks – forging powerful alliances, building an army and leveling up your pantheon of outstanding Titans. Speaking of Titans, they’re the main stars of this mobile kingdom building experience. Dawn of Titans looks like it’ll get even better from here.


Severed

Official Severed (by DrinkBox Studios) Launch Trailer (iOS/PlayStation Vita/3DS)Severed by DrinkBox Studios (iOS/PlayStation Vita/3DS) Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters. As the journey goes on, you’ll unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and tease apart the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in. Here's what reviewers of previous releases of Severed had to say… ==== "Severed's terrific mechanics are as universal as its moving story" – Polygon – Justin McElroy "The talented team at Drinkbox Studios may have created the single best touch-based game ever" – Hardcore Gamer – Matt Whittaker "One of the deepest, most rewarding touch-experiences in recent memory" – Pocket Gamer – Ray Willmott ==== KEY FEATURES • Dungeon Combat: Master offensive and defensive touch combat techniques to survive intense battles against a menagerie of enemies. • Severing: Best enemies in combat for a chance at severing their body parts — then wear them to gain new powers or consume them to upgrade your equipment and abilities. • Exploration: Follow branching routes through the unknown, using your wits to avoid hazards and solve puzzles. • Music: Original soundtrack from Juno- and Polaris-nominated band YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN featuring Pantayo. Also includes: • Graphical Optimizations for Metal-enabled devices • Gameplay video recording with ReplayKit * • Multiple difficulty modes • Game Center Achievements • Cloud Save * Requires a Metal-enabled device running iOS 9 or later iTunes Store Page: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/severed/id972657175?mt=8 PlayStation Vita: https://www.playstation.com/de-at/games/severed-psvita/ Google Play: TBA WiiU: TBA Homepage: http://severedgame.com2016-07-29T23:44:25.000Z

Taken from Best PlayStation Vita Games of 2016 Description: Sasha’s a warrior with one arm. Doesn’t sound like much of a threat, does she? Well that’s where you’re wrong. The loss of her family and her unyielding mission to find them puts her on a warpath with her powerful living sword in hand. The touchscreen-based battle system lets you hack all manner of baddies and sever their body parts off completely. Severed’s interesting art design brings Sasha’s torn world to life beautifully. It features light RPG mechanics, a fun equipment system, an incredible soundtrack and battles/puzzles that will truly challenge you.