17 most memorable mobile games of 2017


As 2017 is winding down to a close, we take a look back at 17 of the most memorable iPhone and Android games of 2017.

The mobile game arena is a vast space and there are hundreds of great games, so it's hard to pick the very best ones as you risk to make a mile-long list or simply not including a lot of titles. So rather than trying to figure out the very best, we have summed up the 17 most memorable games from a slightly subjective point of view.

What is not subjective about these games is their quality: all of them are outstanding and you will not regret playing them.

So get those fingers in shape because those games will put them to work. With no further ado, here is our list of the 17 most memorable mobile games of 2017.

Gorogoa

$5, Download on iOS


A gorgeous hand-drawn puzzle game with an original story that surprises with the possibilities of story telling in a 2 x 2 grid on a mobile device.

Grid Autosport

$10, Download on iOS


Detailed, lush graphics bring some of the most powerful cars on the planet to life in Grid Autosport. Console-grade graffics in a racing game, now on available on mobile devices and best played on an iPad.

Beat Street

Free, Download on iOS | Android


Beat Street brings back that intense arcade brawler feeling in an action game with retro, pixel art style. Your author's personal addiction of the year.

Cat Quest

$2 | Free, Download on iOS | Android


A charming indie role-playing game about cats, dungeons and loot in a huge open world.

Splitter Critters

$3, Download on iOS | Android


New puzzle mechanics in a dangerously splitting world, where you send critters back to their spaceship with a flick of a finger.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Free, Download on iOS | Android


Nintendo has masterfully brought its strategy-RPG mix Fire Emblem Heroes to mobile. Develop heroes on a mission to save the Kingdom of Askr from greedy Emblian Empire. 

Death Road to Canada

$10, Download on iOS | Android


Death Road to Canada is a Randomly Generated Road Trip Action-RPG, where you are the leader of a group of jerks that explores cities, finds weird people, and faces up to 500 zombies at once. Everything's randomized: locations, events, survivor personalities and skills.

Slayaway Camp

$3, Download on iOS | Android


A puzzle game where you take control over Skullface, a psycho slasher on a diabolical quest to slaughter campers. As fun as it is wicked.

Arena of Valor

Free, Download on iOS | Android


A 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, where you explore and command a roster of over 40 fearless heroes and build the perfect team to crush your opponents in battle.

HQ Live Trivia

Free, Download on iOS


The Live Trivia game that has taken over the nation. Tune in live trivia to win real money. Games start at 9pm EST every day with a 3pm EST matinee on weekdays. Each game consists of a series of 12 questions that are introduced by a live host. Coming soon to Android as well.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends

Free, Download on iOS | Android


A card game where you embark on an epic journey to the fabled Clockwork City filled with danger, wonder, and riches beyond imagination.

Frost

$5, Download on iOS


A mesmerizing puzzle game where you draw paths to guide flocking spirits towards their home planets. Watch and play a stunning world that emerges and transforms in live motion.

Drag’n’Boom

Free, Download on iOS | Android


An arcade game with fun two-layer controls where you play a dragon that burns everything in its path. Jump, fly and charge with the left-side screen controls and spit fireballs with the right side.

Modern Combat Versus

Free, Download on iOS | Android


The most popular first-person shooter on mobile returns in 2017 with the multiplayer Versus game. Choose to be a skilled run 'n' gun attacker or covert assassin, but make sure your team wins.

Causality

$2, Download on iOS | Android


A puzzle game about controlling and manipulating the flow of time in a strange, captivating, alien world.

CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars

Free, Download on iOS | Android


An addictive battle bot constructor that brings you on the cruel bot-fight arena. Built a strong machine and kill your enemies.

Stranger Things: The Game

Free, Download on iOS | Android


The game after the TV series is a pixel art adventure with Hopper and the kids set in Hawkins, Indiana. The game is built as if it was 1984 and it's just like what the heroes would have played then.

Playdead’s Inside

Free, Download on iOS


An indie puzzle-platformer artwork in a cinematic style and with attentively polished details.

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6 Comments

1. whatev

Posts: 2195; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

You forgot to mention the Talos principle, the witness and life is strange

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7195; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Victor you have no problem with showing exclusive games for iOS, but why don't you show some exclusive Android VR games as well. Especially when a number of those VR games literally blow away any tap/gyroscope games on iOS. There is some VR games like Need for Speed VR, Archer E. Bowman, Gunjack 2, Eclipse edge of light, Arcslinger, Hunters Gate, and many more VR games. VR games like these on both Daydream or Gear VR literally blow away the games on iOS, hands down.

4. whatev

Posts: 2195; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I guess because nobody uses VR

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7195; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Nobody on iPhone uses VR because VR would suck with the low resolution displays that Apple went with. But whatev how would you know, because you go with whatev(er) Apple gives you. Sheep do whatev(er) sheep do best. In this case they go with what ever Apple gives them. But I apologise to you whatev because you are ignorant and probably don't know what is out there unless Apple tells you, or shows you. Whatev you are the perfect example of ignorance is Bliss.

6. whatev

Posts: 2195; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Nobody uses VR, those devices are offered as bundles in my country and people are reselling then non used, I’m sorry for you and your fantasy world where people actually uses VR

2. Omran2000

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

What about Monument Valley 2 ?

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