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.
This week we’ve got everything from hero shooters all the way through to hauntingly stirring explorations of the wait for Spring – with us stopping off to interrogate potential terrorists, hoverboard in a slummy future and snake our way through a war with alien invaders along the way.
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.