I hope you like lists, because it's the time of year when pretty soon you won't be able to move for the things. The best movies, albums, TV shows, smartphones, steak knives, cardboard items - you name the product, someone will be sticking into some kind of rigid numerical order and rattling on about it.

We'd love to be able to take some kind of moral high ground here, but the truth is we at Pocket Gamer like a good end-of-year list as much as anyone. Besides, how else are we to recognise the stellar mobile games released in 2017?

So here it is: Pocket Gamer's list of the best 25 mobile games of 2017. (Psst: your friends on the team have also listed their personal gaming obsessions, starting with our Glen and Jon, so for a more personal approach check those out too.)