With this article, we skirt around the droves of subscription services (Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass, GameClub, Hatch, et cetera) which have launched onto mobile platforms, and we also don’t factor in things like Steam Link or Google Stadia which allow streaming to handheld devices. That means that our list is a finely curated list of brilliant, fresh titles which you can download and play without subscribing to, or installing, any third-party initiative. Of course, there are some great games on those services, but, let’s focus on the stuff that you can grab right now.
As ever it has been an interesting week for games, and that’s really highlighted in the variety we’ve got in this selection. There’s everything from platforming battle royales through to an unforgiving roguelike – and we’ve also got a spooky puzzler. There’s plenty more too, just take a peek and let us know if you think we missed anything.
Remember, if you’re looking to check through some of our previous selections then you can always do that at our Games of The Week Hub, it’s a great way to find games to fill out that empty storage space on your phone. Or, if you like your news in bitesize chunks, delivered straight to your palm then maybe follow us on Twitter.
Anyway, without any further delay, click through on the big, blue button below to find out more about the 5 best new games for mobile this week.