Top 5 Android and iOS games of 2018
What a year it has been for mobile games. So many great original titles and ports that took mobile gaming to the next level in 2018. As fans of mobile games ourselves, a special thanks goes out to all the developers out there pushing the mobile gaming platform to its fullest potential.
With all the amazing Android and iOS games that came out this year, it was no easy task picking a top 5, but we tried our best. We had quite a few arguments within our team about this list and what criteria we needed to consider. Ultimately it came down to the overall impact the games had on the platform as a whole, and basically how much fun we had playing them.
This is it, this is Mobile Game Hunter’s top 5 Android and iOS games for 2018. Let us know your top 5 in the comments below. Let us also wish for another amazing year in mobile gaming for 2019. Happy holidays!
5. Reigns: Game of Thrones
This mash-up of prestige TV and mobile gaming worked beautifully. Neither franchise has been forced into an unnatural mold just for the sake of cash. It is a coming together of two concepts that gel in really interesting ways.
Reigns: Game of Thrones is fantastic.
4. Donut County
Donut County achieves a rare thing. Smashing together disparate elements, smart gameplay, simple controls, a ridiculous storyline, a gorgeous soundtrack, creating a masterpiece of an easy-going puzzler.
If you are looking for something with tons of depth and hours of hours of gameplay you won’t find it here. What you will find is a game that is as clever as it is ridiculous, and an experience that will stay with you long after the credits roll.
3. Dragalia Lost
We loved playing Dragalia Lost. It can safely be said that when it comes to social RPG’s on mobile, Dragalia Lost is right on top. We have been playing the game since its release and there is nothing negative to say about the game. The gameplay, the graphics, the story, the characters, the controls, everything is on point. Dragalia Lost truly is a diamond of a game and it shines through.
2. Asphalt 9 Legends
Asphalt 9 Legends knows what it is, and it isn’t afraid to stand on the roof of its supercars, barking it out to anyone who listens.
It is a brilliantly balanced game of skid and
Atmosphere is everything, and Asphalt 9 Legends is a neon slashed glittering howl of engine revving madness. There is a new arcade racing king in town.
You often see games trying to label themselves as ‘difficult games’ and accomplishing that part of the game but failing everywhere else. Even though a game is difficult, it should also be designed in a way that gives players hope that it can be beaten. Guess what, Grimvalor achieves it beautifully.
Yes, people will criticize the game for its lack of originality, but if you take a closer look, Grimvalor actually offers a lot of originality. It doesn’t just take inspiration from Darksouls, rather you will see inspiration from a whole bunch of other classic titles mixed in with its own twist.
Grimvalor is not a Darksouls copy. It is a very well developed game with its own identity. It is a fantastic addition to the iOS platform and that is why it is our game of the year.