The Best Games For Your New Tablet Or Smartphone

The Best Games For Your New Tablet Or Smartphone

Look, let’s not call them prayers. Rather, you can say that your deepest desires were answered when you got a shiny new smartphone or tablet under the Christams tree today. Sure, you’ll need it to stay on top of the ungodly pressures of modern life but, dammit, you need some good games for your tech slab, too.

Don’t worry. Whether it’s a fourth-gen iPad, an iPad Mini, a Samsung Galaxy Note II or an iPhone 5, Kotaku’s Bests lists will run down the most clever, addictive and visually stunning games you can play on your device. Find your newly acquired flavour of smartphone below and see what the future holds.


The 12 Best Games on the iPhone

You’ve got yourself an iPhone and you want to play some games on it. You might not want to just plunge into the App Store. It’s a jungle, and it is full of bad games.

Let us help you. More »


The 12 Best Games for the iPad

Stop watching movies on your iPad. Stop browsing the web.

Your iPad can play some great games.

iPad games that shine use the extra screen space and sharper resolution to deliver touch gaming that captivates. More »


The 10 Best Games for Android Smartphones

Screw Apple, you say. You don’t need to enter their closed system to taste sweet smartphone bliss! Look, you have a perfectly fine Android handset on your person. More »


  • Seems odd that you list the 12 best games on iPhone and link to an article from 11 months ago… pretty sure some new games have come out since then.

    • Same for the iPad one.. that article is nearing 1 year old…. they have been some really great games since then that need to be on that list.. want me to list them here for you? No chance. Do your own work Kotaku.

  • Been obsessively playing Pocket Planes and Tiny Tower on iPad for the last month or so, still can’t get enough. Just started playing Pixel Defenders, seems fun so far.

  • Uhhh, the Android game link points to an article that

    a) Only lists 6 android games
    b) Is almost a year old

    I know it’s not a simple mistake either because it’s been done twice.

    You have any idea how many good Android games have been released in a whole year? How about Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Another World, The Bard’s Tale, Game Dev Story, Earth and Legend, Sleepwalker’s Journey, Plague Inc., Rayman Jungle Run, Jetpack Joyride, Beach Buggy Blitz, The Dark Knight Rises, Dead Trigger, Dark Meadow: The Pact, Blazing Star, Penny Arcade’s Rain-Slick 3, Chrono Trigger…NONE of those are there.

    Honestly, some of these Kotaku US writers are borderline useless. I get it that you guys don’t like Android, but do you think you could try to show a *little* less bias please?

    EDIT: And it seems both the iOS game links point to articles almost a year old too, but at least they do actually list 12 games…

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