Kingdom Rush Vengeance
Publisher: Ironhide Game Studio
The long-awaited return of Kingdom Rush brought more of the same tower defence magic, but we were perfectly fine with that. No one does TD like Ironhide.
This one lets you play as the bad guys, which is a nice twist. A couple of tweaks to the tower and hero systems make this a must-buy, even if you've rinsed the earlier games.
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders 2
Publisher: Atypical Games
This brilliant dogfighting game places you in the cockpit of an iconic World War 2 fighter plane, and leads you into a series of epic-feeling conflicts
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders 2 is a mighty handsome game, in pretty much every sense of the word.
Publisher: Philipp Stollenmayer
A brilliantly condensed 2D platformer that calls to mind greats such as Super Meat Boy and N++. There's a similarly fiendish, finely honed feel to its bite-sized platforming challenges.
Indeed, See/saw goes one step further and removes the jump button altogether. Despite this, you'll need a high degree of skill and persistence to get through the game.
Football Manager 2019 Touch
Publisher: Sports Interactive
Genre: Simulation, Sports
It's another entry in the formidably deep Football Manager series, which automatically makes this the best sports management game on mobile.
Sports Interactive has improved the general flow of the game with some smartened up input screens, resulting in a game that's a little easier to play and enjoy on a tablet.
There's a lot more to Black Paradox than its simple pixel-art looks might suggest. It's actually a fascinating roguelike shooter with a bunch of great new ideas and oodles of weapons.
It's a total blast to play, and has a surprising amount of legs for a classic 2D shooter.
They say you should never mess with the classics. Thank goodness Radiangames didn't listen to that particular piece of advice.
Slydris 2 takes Tetris, carefully deconstructs it, and rebuilds it with a more strategic and mobile-friendly approach. The result is a tactical puzzler masterpiece.
Publisher: Plug In Digital
A wonderfully gross game all about swapping saliva. It marries twangy Angry Birds-like mechanics with a delightfully odd aesthetic and some ingenious single-screen puzzles.
It's a simple game that also manages to tell an affecting tale about modern relationships.
Into the Dark: Narakan
Genre: Action, Hardcore, RPG
Into the Dark: Narakan is a very accomplished indie rogue-like with a striking abstract art style. You must carefully explore each grid-like level, engaging in sword fights and obtaining memories.
The range of weapons and spells on offer here feels really empowering, while there's a wonderful story tying all the randomised mayhem together.
Genre: Casual, Puzzle, Sports
Despite how it looks, Golf Peaks isn't a golf game. It's a turn-based strategy card game that just happens to adopt the components of golf - and it's really rather good.
You play your varied move cards to shunt the ball towards the hole with mathematical precision, taking note of the environmental hazards along the way.
This marvellous side-scrolling hack and slash platformer provides more than enough fresh ideas to stand out in a crowded field.
While the side-scrolling action is fairly by the book, the sheer variety of enemies is a notable plus, while the pace is spot on.