The year is coming to a close and what a year we've had in the mobile scene. From total viral titles to the unexpected beauties we each have our own favourites but what did Apple think?
Some of these titles are actually on sale so they won't all be this cheap forever.
Severed - £2.99/$3.99
Severed is by far the best contender for game of the year. It took a lot of people by surprise and I know it's a favourite in a lot of people's books. With a cool concept, an excellent art style, and clever, responsive gameplay it's no wonder it tickled Apple the right way.
Chameleon Run - £1.49/$1.99
This was one of the first games I played after coming to Pocket Gamer in the summer. Not only is Chameleon Run the right kind of challenging but it's such a pretty, addictive game that even when it makes me mad I can't help but love it a little too much.
Samorost 3 - £3.99/$4.99
The next installment of the Samorost series continued to thrill fans of the games earlier this year. With the same, stunning graphics, endearing gameplay, and an exceptional soundtrack I probably would've judged people if it wasn't on this list.
Big Bang Racing - free-to-play
As you would guess from the title Big Bang Racing is a quirky little racer that's a bag-load of fun. What made it such a success over the other racing games available is its community - and by that I really mean the thousands of community-made levels.
Mini Metro - £3.99/$4.99
This surprisingly difficult strategic puzzler was well looked forward to and well received - going to far as to be nominated for a BAFTA and had won an IGF. Jeez.
But it's such a deceptively great puzzler. What starts off as an easy journey between stations suddenly gets harder and harder as new destinations unlock and more passengers start queuing until eventually you want to huddle in a ball and cry at the thought of all of those angry people. I guess that's how Southern Rail must feel sometimes.
Mr. Crab 2 - free-to-play
The super-adorable sequel, Mr. Crab 2, bring Mr. Crab back to help save all of the baby crabs with his friends. Scuttle up the winding pathways, avoiding pitfalls, enemies, and obstacles to collect stars and to collect your precious babies. Fun, eh?
Deus Ex GO - £1.49/$1.99
This was definitely one of my favourite games of the year. Deus Ex GO is the next in the GO franchise and follows Adam Jensen through a series of hacking puzzles to get from one side of the map to the other. It sounds simple but throw in a bunch of armoured goons and some pretty scary-looking robots and you've got yourself a challenge, sir.
Human Resource Machine - £3.99/$4.99
In an almost Burton-esque style, you've got to program your little office workers to do a good job. Each time you do a good job you'll be promoted to the next level. Do a bad job however and the machines'll take it from you.
This one scored high all over the place from Touch Arcade to Gamezebo, so it's no wonder it ended up on the list. With a tagline of 'it's a puzzle game for nerds' how could we not just leap on it?
PinOut! - free-to-play
This surprisingly free Pinball game is one of my favourites of all time. Yes, we all know how much I love Pinball by now, but this is another level. Like a neon endless-runner had a baby with arcade, PinOut! is ceaselessly entertaining and addictive, and well worth a place on the App Store top 10.
Invisible Inc. - £3.99/$4.99
Ah yes, Klei's stunning stealth game all about infiltration and teamwork. If you play your cards right you and your agents will get in, get the booty, and get out. If you mess up along the way you'd be lucky to walk away empty handed, but most likely some of your boys will die. Its randomly generated worlds means its replayability is excellent and it is a ton of fun for those who love a good stealth game.