January is over, and it kicked off 2013 with a huge selection of new arrivals in games, right in time to keep you busy during the long wintry nights.
With games like Temple Run 2 and Dungeon Quest that made an entrance in the first month of the new year, there is no time to get bored. And alongside the big titles, there were plenty of games in virtually every genre you can think think of - from puzzles to sports, to adventure and racing.
This time, we’ve widened our selection of the best games for the month simply because there were too many of them, and all managed to live up to the high standards we’ve set for this monthly game pick.
So with no further ado, take a look at the finest games that arrived on the Apple App Store and Android’s Google Play in January 2013.
Best new Android, iPhone and iPad games for January 2013
Best new Android, iPhone and iPad games for January 2013
1. Temple Run 2 - Android, iOS - Free
2. Dungeon Quest - Android - Free
”Embark on a journey to find the best loot and become the most powerful Wizard in this free-to-play Action RPG featuring random loot, random dungeons, and 4 acts each with their own legendary Boss guarding its end.”Download Dungeon Quest on Android
3. Gene Effect - Android, iOS - $2.99
”Gene Effect is a side scrolling action-adventure. Explore ancient alien mines on the planet Kratoss. Collect resources on your way through deep mines and fight against natural phenomena, biological threats and mechanical devices. You can solve optional puzzles that unlock hidden areas containing relicts, artifacts and other goodies.”Download Gene Effect on AndroidDownload Gene Effect for iPhone, iPad
4. Cubes vs Spheres - Android, iOS - $0.99
5. Little Inferno - iOS - $4.99
”Burn flaming logs, screaming robots, credit cards, batteries, exploding fish, unstable nuclear devices, and tiny galaxies. An adventure that takes place almost entirely in front of a fireplace - about looking up up up out of the chimney, and the cold world just on the other side of the wall.”Download Little Inferno for iPhone, iPad
6. Ant Raid - Android, iOS - $0.99/$2.99
7. PBA Bowling Challenge - Android - Free
”Rise through the ranks against 21 of the PBA’s best bowlers as you compete for a variety of regional and national championship trophies. Starting in a local alley with a scuffed up 12lb ball, you’ll hone your skills against bowling legends on your way to competing in the Tournament of Champions!”Download PBA Bowling Challenge on Android
8. 8 Ball Pool - Android - Free
”Play with friends! Play with Legends. Play the hit Miniclip Pool game on your mobile. Play with friends, hit the practice room then compete 1 on 1 as you strive to become a Pool God!”Download 8 Ball Pool on Android
9. The Blockheads - iOS - Free
”Night is falling and your blockhead is freezing.
You haven't yet made shelter and your campfire has gone out.
All you have is a spade, some wood and a few sticks.”Download The Blockhead for iPhone, iPad
10. Ikaruga - Android - $9.00
”Ikaruga is the first of its kind for Smartphones with its beautiful interface and its smooth UI system. Using your built in shield, absorb all enemy fire and unleash your power! Tear your way through the game!”Download Ikaruga on Android
11. Undead Slayer - Android, iOS - Free
12. Life Is Magic - Android, iOS - Free
13. Moonlight Runner - Android - $0.99
”Get ready to blast off on an epic Running journey with Moon Light Runner
Collect the golden bugs , and avoid enemies to reach to your final destination.
And enjoy the Spanish guitar :)”Download Moonlight Runner on Android
14. Super Knights - Android, iOS - Free
”Welcome to the swingin’, flyin’, gem collectin' world of Super Knights, an amazing new scoring game!
When kidnapped princesses are in distress... when dangerous dragons, scary ghosts and ugly witches need to be fought... when the world is in peril and you need a hero... who are you going to call? The Super Knights!”Download Super Knights on AndroidDownload Super Knights for iPhone, iPad
15. Kite Fever - Android - Free
”Those who enjoy the skills & drama of kite flying and fighting are going to love Kite Fever. Kite Fever is a free-to-play, fun, colorful & simple (no levels to achieve) game that will excite and engage all kids and kids at heart. It is good & clean gaming fun (without the violence).”Download Kite Fever on Android
16. Slotz Racer 2 HD - iOS - Free
17. RetroArch - Android - Free
All the emulated classical games on Android. ”RetroArch now hits Android packed with all of the cores from the console and PC versions - and totally free.”Download RetroArch on Android
18. House of Hell - Android, iOS - $5.99
”Taking refuge in the infamous House of Hell has to be the worst mistake of your life! The dangers of the torrential storm outside are nothing compared to the blood-curdling adventures that await you inside. Who knows how many hapless wanderers like yourself have perished within its gruesome walls?”Download House of Hell on AndroidDownload House of Hell for iPhone, iPad
19. Ninja Volley 2013 - Android - Free
”Hundreds of cute little warriors are joining the Ninja Volley League, a worldwide network of super-secret volleyball duels meant to train reflexes and deception skills. Are YOUR reflexes sharp enough to compete?”Download Ninja Volley 2013 on Android
20. Quento - Android, iOS
21. Pixel People - iOS - Free
”Welcome to the world of Utopia where YOU create the city and the residents.
Greet new clones to Utopia at the arrival centre, then find them a place in your new world. Splice genes of residents and combine their skills to discover new Pixel People to join your thriving city.”Download Pixel People for iPhone, iPad
22. Joe Danger - iOS - $2.99
”Wear the cape of the World’s Most Determined Stuntman, and take your trusty motorbike on a wild ride from zero to hero! Race, ride and defy death as you jump buses, dodge giant mousetraps, leap tanks full of sharks and reclaim your title of Master of Disaster!”Download Joe Danger for iPhone, iPad
23. Time Surfer - iOS - $0.99
”Dodge spikes, pits and the end of the universe - it’s a typical, never-ending day in the life of a trans-dimensional cosmic time god! Pick up speed, magnet and time bonuses! Miss one? Rewind and grab it!”Download Time Surfer for iPhone, iPad
24. Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden - Android, iOS - Free
25. Call of Mini: Brawlers - Android, iOS - Free/$0.99