9th Dawn III: Shadow of Erthil
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
The game’s sprawling open world, countless quests, and absorbing twin-stick combat system really draw you in. There’s just so much STUFF in here. Did we mention you can capture and train monsters to fight at your side? Yeah, it’s that sort of game.
Your hero wields an ever-expanding sword (steady) that can be rotated left or right to flip switches, slay goons, and chop vegetables in half.
Genre: Action, Simulation
As the name suggests it’s a survival game, here set on a procedurally generated desert island – an appropriately themed ‘sand box’ in which to experiment with the game’s branching tech trees and varied resources.
It’s a simple tap-to-shoot affair, but there’s vital nuance added through the need to select the appropriate arrow type for the task at hand, a swipe-based dodge system, and more besides.
Pixel Pro Golf
Pixel Pro Golf is the perfect example – a charming, retro-tinged take on the sport that doesn’t stray too close to nerdy simulation, but features just enough depth to keep you teeing off.
Far: Lone Sails
Genre: Adventure, Strategy
Far: Lone Sails has got atmosphere by the bucket load, and it doesn’t quite look or feel like anything else on mobile. It’s a bit of a mechanical wonder.