Tell Us Dammit: Best Mobile Games Of 2014

It's been a while since I've completely fallen in love with a mobile game. Last year I played a lot of Duet, and I've played a lot of 2048, but I'm looking for something new: either on iOS or Android. What have you all been playing on your mobile devices?

I really enjoyed Bonza — a crossword-esque puzzle game released earlier this year — but that's basically it. Once upon a time I used to spend an insane amount of time playing games on my iPhone, but now it seems like something I do when I've run out of podcasts to listen to.

Help me out: recommend some of your favourites!


    SpellTower is the only mobile game I seem to ever go back to.

    Boom Beach (Supercell's (Clash of Clans) latest game) is great if you like that kind of stuff.
    GravityBot HD is just so awesome. It really needs more attention.
    Quizup (Android in 2014) is always good.

    Ingress. Been playing for over a year and it's still fun. Has a great community meaning you will meet new people. You will explore your city like never before and get some exercise! All the while feeling a bit like a secret agent.

    It's currently the best time to jump in as the rules have been temporarily tweaked to make it easier for newbies.

    If you can ever make it to an anomaly (organised event by the creators) I'd highly recommend it. I attended one in a recent trip to the US and it was the highlight of my time there. Anomalies in Australia are few and far between.

    edit- just noticed the 2014 bit. It came out of beta, right at the end of last year, so it kind of sneaks in.

    Last edited 24/07/14 12:29 pm

      Was about to suggest Ingress. The iOS version just came out last week. The Android version has been around for a while now.

      Ingress isn't like other mobile games. It's the first game I've seen to make use of locations as a core gameplay mechanic, which to me feels a lot better than the life, timer and microtransaction "mechanics" we usually get. The community I play with is one of the most friendly and inclusive groups I've seen.

      I'd definitely recommend giving it a go. It's certainly held my attention for a lot longer than anything else I've played on mobile.

      I only just found it on Android, thanks to friends who just found it on iOS, thanks to its recent release there. Loving it. I spent an hour running around outside this morning, playing a video game! It was brilliant. Loving it.

    Hoplite - iOS ($1.99), Android (Free, but $1.99 for premium via in app purchases - unlocks achievements and further levels).
    Great little puzzle game by an Australian indie developer. I got hours out of this game, especially trying to get all the achievements, some of which are extremely difficult. Highly recommended.

    Bonza and Another Case Solved have been the only things to consistently stay on my phone for all my 10min-before-bed/taking-a-dump entertainment needs.

    I have had fun playing Endless Lander on android. Simple but fun.

    I have been seriously addicted to Brave Frontier for quite some time now. So much so that i have started playing the Japanese version as the content they have is months ahead of the global version.

    Steel Mayhem! My personal challenge now is how far I can go without spending a dime on the IAPs. I wish there were more old-school-"Fallout2 meets RedAlert"-looking mecha shooter games.

    Been strangely addicted to dragon coins since reading a review on here, i think i will gradually float away from it though

    I've been playing a bit of Braveheart Legacy lately. it's a pretty cool RPG

    I've been curiously addicted to Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores. Curse of being forced to use public transport instead of the treadly thanks to an injury.

    Most of the ingame transactions are ridiculously overpriced, but it's quite possible to get through all the missions ad trophy hunts except the "Exotic Weapons" without paying a cent. I wound up buying a $5 pack just to give something to the developers after playing it for quite a few hours...

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