It's that time again! Time for another entry into our long-running GAMES OF THE WEEK series.

Well, actually, this week we're a little bit later than usual. We've been busy locking in and preparing exclusive announcements for next week's Pocket Gamer LaunchPad - our debut into the world of digital announcement events. It's going to have over 40 exclusives, including news from event sponsors Bandai Namco, PUBG Mobile, Oasis Games, Super Evil Megacorp and Gameloft. Keep an eye out for that, it'll be happening right here on the 23rd-25th of July.

Anyway, if you're looking for the best 5 games which have hit the iPhone, iPad or Android stores this last week then you've landed yourself at the exact right place at just the right time. Lucky, lucky you.

With this article, we skirt around the droves of subscription services (Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass, GameClub, Hatch, and all of their friends) which have launched onto mobile platforms over the years. We also don't factor in things like Steam Link or Google Stadia which allow streaming to handheld devices - and would open up this list to almost every game under the sun.

What that means is that our list is a finely curated list of brilliant, 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 that you can grab right now.

As it turns out we're on a massive run of busy weeks of new releases. This week we've had a HD-update to a classic puzzle-mystery, the latest entry in one of the longest-running RPG franchises, an offroad simulation and much, much more.

Oh, and remember, that 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 our Twitter.

Anyway, without any further delay, click on the big, blue button below to find out more about our top five of the games which released on mobile over the last week.

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