10 Best Mobile Games of 2016
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Best mobile games of 2016 Glixel

One of the best years ever for games on your phone

One of the best years ever for games on your phone

Far from playing host to a bunch of me-too Clash of Clans knocks-offs, your phone became a platform for some truly imaginative and wonderful games this year. In the past 12 months we've seen a proper Mario for mobile, multiple world-class competitive multiplayer games, thoughtful puzzlers, beautiful adventures and a bona-fide global pop culture phenomenon. After a rough patch for a few years where it seemed all mobile games were either match-three puzzle games or half-assed strategy games that were just trying to relieve you of $5 every day, this year's best all did a great job of taking advantage of what your phone does best. Some of the titles on this list are free-to-play with in-app purchases, but a surprising number are reasonably-priced premium games that you pay for up front.