Best new Android and iPhone games of February 2016

Hey, February is over! With it gone are Valentine's day anxiety, nasty winter weather and short days.

It wasn't all that bad, really, and if you are a gamer, you should know why: there was a ton of great games released for both Android and iPhone. In our monthly round-up of the best mobile games, we filter through the new releases to narrow it down to only the very finest ones, the ones that you should really try out.

We don't limit this list to just a few genres: the important criterion is quality. So with no further ado, here are the best new Android and iPhone games for February 2016. Which one did you play the most? Let us know in the comments below.

Final Fantasy IX

Price: $17
Genre: jRPG
Download on Android | iOS

An enhanced version of Final Fantasy IX, the game that Square Enix launched on the original Sony PlayStation back in 2000, is now available on the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The original PlayStation version of Final Fantasy IX is a critically-acclaimed title that many fans of the series consider to be the best Final Fantasy game ever released. In the game, which was largely inspired by the original Final Fantasy game in terms of mechanics, users play the role of young thief Zidane Tribal in her quest to defeat Queen Brahne of Alexandria, who is responsible for starting a war between nations. The refreshed version of the game which landed today for iOS and Android devices features enhancements such as a higher-resolution graphics, new achievements, and an auto-save system.

Tennis Champs Returns

Price: Free
Genre: Sports
Download on iOS

20 years after the original Tennis Champs and Super Tennis Champs hit the Amiga, this is the "King of Tennis Games" brought nicely up to date.

Remade completely for iOS by the original Amiga version programmer, using the original characters and retouched animation, combined with all new physics, AI, new controls, Daily Challenges, and a great new Career mode. Daily Challenge serves up a mixture of modes, opponents and mini games each day, with completion yielding rewards to help you in your career. Career mode pits you against a field of 200 Tennis Pros on a full world tour packed with Events. Can you climb the rankings, win the major titles and be declared the True Tennis Champ?

Assassin's Creed Identity

Price: $5
Genre: Action RPG
Download on iOS

Assassin's Creed Identity is a new action RPG game with its story taking place in Renaissance Italy. It revolves around mysterious Crows clan and at its core it is an Action RPG game: choose your class, customize your character, and improve it by adding skills and items throughout the game.

Assassin's Creed Identity costs $5 and is available on iOS devices only. An Android version is in development, but it will launch on the Google Play Store sometime this spring.


Price: $3.99
Genre: Puzzle
Download on Android | iOS

Dreii is a puzzling game about skill, logic and friendship. It subtly connects players in real-time across the world, to help one another in a battle against gravity. The mission is simple. But once again, things get in the way... Explosives, thunderstorms, completely incompetent colleagues. Oh, and did we mention gravity?

The game allows you to play with people across the world, it takes place across 48 fantastic levels, with support for 19 different languages, beautifully animated characters, real-time physics and 3D rendering, and a beautiful sound design.

Adventures of Mana

Price: $13.99
Genre: jRPG
Download on Android | iOS

Enshrined atop Mt. Illusia, high above the lofty clouds, stands the Tree of Mana. Drawing its life energy from the boundless celestial aether, the sentinel grows in silence. Legend holds that he who lays his hands upon its trunk will be granted power eternal―a power the Dark Lord of Glaive now seeks to further fuel his bloody quest for domination. Our unlikely hero is one of countless gladiators indentured to the Duchy of Glaive.

Bloodthirsty enemies are not the only things standing in the way of completing your quest. You will need both tools and your wits to overcome the many challenges encountered in the world of Mana, ranging from locked doors to hidden rooms to traps growing progressively more complex as the game progresses.

Snowboarding The Fourth Phase

Price: Free
Genre: Sports
Download on Android | iOS

Snowboarding The Fourth Phase is a snowboarding game focused on getting the tricks right and doing them in a game with outstanding graphics. As you play and learn new tricks, you also get to collect and upgrade the latest drones, snowmobiles, snowcats and even helicopters. Build your basecamp for world snowboard cinematic domination.

Tomb of the Mask

Price: Free
Genre: Arcade Labyrinth
Download on iOS

Tomb of the Mask is an arcade game, which takes place in an infinite procedurally generated vertical labyrinth. Seeking for adventure you get into a tomb, where you find a strange mask. You wear it and suddenly realize that you can now climb walls - easily and promptly. And that's when all the fun begins.

Overclock FPS

Price: Free
Genre: First-person Shooter
Download on iOS

A new first person shooter is quite the event on app stores, and Overclock FPS is one. It features 6 Unique Heroes with special abilities, 6 Multiplayer Maps, tons of weapons and new overclock abilities.

Space Grunts

Price: $3.99
Genre: Strategy
Download on Android | iOS

Space Grunts combines fast paced arcade action with turn-based gameplay.

The year 2476, Earth's space-federation has been building moon-bases across the galaxy. One of those moon-bases has been sending a distress signal. Space Grunts are a group of intergalactic "problem" solvers, sent to investigate..

Faily Brakes

Price: Free
Genre: Arcade Racing
Download on iOS

While cruising through the mountains, car enthusiast Phil Faily suddenly experiences a complete brake failure, plunging him over the edge of a steep embankment.

In this physics based game you must maneuver an endless mountainside dodging hazardous terrain such as trees, rocks, creeks and trains resulting in some fun and hilarious near misses and crashes.

Shadow Blade: Reload

Price: $5
Genre: Action Platformer
Download on iOS

Shadow Blade is an action-platformer set in a visually striking world where the ancient teachings of ninjas and samurai clash upon a modern landscape. Sprint through stages littered with traps, slaying enemies along your path without hesitation as Kuro, the blade of shadow.

Epic Flail

Price: Free
Genre: Arcade
Download on Android | iOS

Once every year the best flail fighters from around the globe gather on Mr Tans secluded tropical island. They will do battle until one true flail master is victorious. Can you tame the unpredictable power of the flail? You can also battle against a friend on the same device.


Price: $3
Genre: Puzzler
Download on iOS

_PRISM is a visually stunning journey through a microcosmic galaxy. Touch shapes and patterns to unfold sacred geometry and reach the ethereal soul. Each level is a push and pull of cinematic design, mythology, and intuitive touch exploration.

Love You To Bits

Price: $4
Genre: Puzzle
Download on iOS

"Love You to Bits" is a crazy cute, purely visual, puzzle-filled, point-and-click, sci-fi adventure spanning all around the universe. You will follow the journey of Kosmo, a clumsy, rookie space explorer in search of Nova, his robot girlfriend. After a fatal accident, all of Nova’s pieces get scattered in outer space! So now Kosmo wants to retrieve all Nova’s bits, rebuild her, and get back together. 

Explore the strangest worlds and planets, full of fantastic aliens, space-time puzzles, and hidden objects to collect. As you complete levels, you will discover Kosmo and Nova’s heartbreaking love story!

The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries

Price: $5
Genre: Adventure
Download on Android | iOS

The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries stars the iconic, blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman's best-selling comic books. Haunted by her past, and coping with unimaginable loss and regret, the story explores Michonne's absence between issues #126 and #139 of the comic book. In this three part miniseries, players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back.

Forbidden Deserts

Price: $7
Genre: Board game
Download on iOS

Your mission to recover a legendary flying machine has just been thrown into chaos. An unexpected sand storm has forced your helicopter to make a crash landing. Now, stranded in the vast desert and exposed to an unrelenting storm, your only hope for survival is to quickly excavate the ancient city, find the parts to the flying machine, and rebuild it to escape.



1. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Again, Android gets generally crappy games, but iOS gets the best games...

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Some of them might get to playstore later but if games is one's first priority then iOS is the way to go (yeah we are talking abt mobile platforms of course)

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's one of the reason I switched to ios.

8. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

IOS and android is only good for small games, For real quality games you need to have a console or pc.

2. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

no windows phone these days??? D:

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Well.. Gaming is not very strong point of windows mobiles. Still they should've included the platform with whatever it hav in store for us. Don't be lazy pa..:P

5. xocomaox

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Space Grunts is very good and I highly recommend buying it.

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

What happened to windows phone? It used to be here.


Posts: 656; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I've been playing FFIX. Hey Victor - Zidane is supposed to be a boy, even though he does look like a girl in the game...

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