H1 2014 in review: 24 best new Android and iOS games

H1 2014 in review: 24 best new Android and iOS games
The first half of the year has flown by, and it’s time for a recap. While we did not get as many new devices as we expect to see in the second half of the year, we were simply bombarded with great new software, and games in particular.

iOS and Android continue having a strong hold on virtually all new titles, while other platforms get high-profile games later, if at all. For the first time this year, we heard how Apple and Google are fiercely fighting to get exclusive titles to differentiate their ecosystems. At the same time, the sheer number of apps continues growing, and is now well over 1 million for both Android and iOS. Moreover, Google’s ecosystem is quickly catching up to Apple in terms of developer revenue - no wonder, given Android’s commanding share of the smartphone market.

As all that competition between developers and platforms heated up in the first half of the year, it’s only us, customers, who won by getting some great new titles. But with so many apps, it’s hard to find the best ones. That’s why we've picked the 24 best new games for Android and iOS right below. Take a look, and don’t hesitate to share your favorites.

Note: Most graphically-intense best new Android and iPhone games for 2014 will work best on the latest smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Note 3, LG G3, G2, HTC One (M8), Sony Xperia Z2, Z1, Moto G, etc.

Story timeline

This story is part of:

H1 2014 in review (7 updates)

FEATURED VIDEO

4 Comments

1. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I wish I could have all of them for free:D

2. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

have an Android, get the APK for Free :D

3. danidin

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2014

where's blek?

4. Victor.H

Posts: 1056; Member since: May 27, 2011

Technically, it launched late last year, but it's a great game that got hugely updated in 2014 and could have made it here. Unfortunately, if we were to include all great games, we would have easily gone to over 50. Maybe we'll do something like this later on, but thanks for mentioning Blek!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.