Hello and welcome to this week's entry in our long-running GAMES OF THE WEEK series. If you're looking for the best 5 games to have hit the iPhone, iPad or Android stores this week then you've landed yourself at the right place.

Here's where we discuss the best five games that have launched this week across any of the mobile platforms. 'But, wait a minute!' I hear you exclaim, 'There's loads of games out every week, you must have some restrictions!?'

You're right, with this article we pay no heed to the droves of subscription services (Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass, GameClub, Hatch, et cetera) which have launched on any of the mobile platforms. That means that our list is a finely curated list of great, fresh titles which you can download and play without subscribing to, or installing, any third party initiative. Of course, there are some great games on those services, but, let's focus on the stuff you can grab right now.

This week we've got some great new titles, we've got an iconic mining and crafting game (hmm) switching to AR, some arcade classics getting a lick of pain, and a spooky twist on a card classic, and that's just three of the five games.

Remember, if you're looking to check through some of our previous selections then you can always do that at our Games of The Week Hub, it's a great way to find games to fill out that empty storage space on your phone. Or, if you like your news in bitesize chunks, delivered straight to your palm then maybe follow us on Twitter.

Anyway, without any further delay, click through on the big, blue button below to find out more about the 5 best new games for mobile this week