It's that time of year where everything's getting all dark and damp for many of us. No more basking in the sun for you, bucko.

How to fill those dark months before the end-of year festivities? Our suggestion: by playing a load of mobile games. Like, even more than usual.

October produced some interesting contenders, including a truly epic RPG that you can sink into a chair and wallow in for hours at a time, as well as a meaty survival game.

We also have a couple of bright and breezy arcade palette cleansers, because we can't all disappear into a fantastical realm for a fortnight. Much as we might wish to right now.

Have you been playing anything else on your phone in October? Let us know in the comments below.