PhoneArena Awards: Best games of 2015

PhoneArena Awards: Best games of 2015

It's that time of the year: just like that, 2015 is drawing to a close, and with all the major new releases already out, we're rounding up the best new Android and iPhone games that have arrived this year.

There is only one rule for this round-up: only games released in 2015 qualify. So if you're wondering where is your favorite game and why is it not included, do not forget that it may have been released in 2014 or earlier.

With thousands (literally!) of great new games for Android and iOS in 2015, it was a particularly challenging task to narrow it down to just a few dozen. In order to be perfectly fair, we have tried to break the top picks in a few game genres that we find are the most common on mobile: first and third-person shooters, action RPGs / hack'n'slash games, fighting games, adventure, platformers, puzzlers, racing games, casual releases of various genres, indie releases with particular non-commercial ambience, sports games and, finally, ports from PC or the console world.

Without wasting any further time, we kick if off with the best first and third-person shooters for Android and iOS right below. Browse through the pages to see the winners in the other genres and let us know your favorites in the comments section below.

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17 Comments

1. Shocky unregistered

How can you have a "best games" list with no Vainglory!!

3. Victor.H

Posts: 1019; Member since: May 27, 2011

Once again, this is a list of only the best games *RELEASED* in 2015, not the best games of ALL TIME. Vainglory for Android was in fact released in 2015 for Android, but it's been around for much longer on iOS, and this is the reason why it did not make the cut. Disclaimer: This is the reason why Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5, and a bunch of others are not in this list - they were NOT released in 2015, but way earlier.

5. Shocky unregistered

I don't care about iOS, as you you said it was released on Android in 2015. :D

11. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

On the subject of games released before 2015, noticed that Tales from the Borderlands was not included in 2014's list. That coupled with he fact that 80% of the game was released in 2015 makes me wonder why it's not included this year. :(

14. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Just a simple question From which console or PC Lara Croft Relic Run is ported from? I know that Tomb Raider 2 is new this year to Android and was ported from PC but Tomb Raider Relic Run looks like a mobile game just like Temple Run.

2. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

I'd disagree with nfs:nl as a good racing title, Races are very short and boring, too easy if you'd ask me . graphics were pretty disappointing too,I'd say most wanted pretty much beats it in every aspect.

4. Victor.H

Posts: 1019; Member since: May 27, 2011

Fair enough, what's your favorite racing game of the year? Let us know :)

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

NFS No Limits is actualy worse than NFS Rivals.

7. Shocky unregistered

NFS Most Wanted is still the best they've released.

8. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 724; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Agreed. And even that one ain't too great.

10. Shocky unregistered

Mobile gaming is the only platform where sequels get worse in terms of game play and graphics. They should bring Porsche Challenge to mobile devices with updated visuals, they would have to simplify the controls a little but it would still be awesome.

15. ecologer

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 25, 2014

I fully agree about Porsche Challenge. It would be great if they brought that to mobile.

9. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Flats and Overkill 3 is on Windows Phone too!

12. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

No tower defense games?

13. HermanR

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

Crimsonland on Android is not free, it cost 7,99€.

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