Every week dozens of new games come out for mobile phones, and every week the team here at Pocket Gamer do their best to highlight the best of those through our news, reviews, videos and more. You might remember our old Best Games of the Week series, well, we've refined that same list into this one; the best new mobile game of the week.
We'll be adding a new page to this article every week, creating a rolling archive of the cream of the crop. Not only that, but we'll make sure to link out to any reviews of the game that we've made, as well as collate any other important information about the games that come to be after the launch.
We've thrown out the restrictions we previously had. These games can be from subscription services like Google Play Pass, Apple Arcade or GameClub, although we are going to keep the list specifically to phone-native games, steering clear of including Steam, Playstation or Xbox game launches into the list - even though many of those games are available through streaming or subscription services.
Nope, these are fresh new mobile games, one new one added each week - updated each Friday.
Game of the Week: Lord of the Rings: Rise to WarEverybody's heard of Lord of the Rings in one way or another. This week we can add another title to the series in the form of Lord of the Rings: Rise to War. This stunning strategy has you roaming the realms of Middle-earth expanding your army and conquering more land with the right armies.
Players can join their favourite starting faction and land, be it Mordor, Gondor, or anything in between, and assemble a powerful army. The game relies on conquering tiles by planning ahead, destroying enemies that stand in the way and trying to acquire the One Ring by the end of the season.
It's a great addition to our game of the week list since it's one title that simply cannot go unnoticed (or unplayed). If you're also a fan of the series, you should check it out. The voice acting and accurate depictions of characters and landmarks within the game are absolutely stunning.
Looking to browse the previous best games of the week selection? You can find all of the preview entries below, just click on the big blue button below and then use the navigation arrows to move through the different games that have been featured.