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The best mobile games of 2021

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The best mobile games of 2021
Updated on January 19th, 2022 - We made a list of the best mobile games in 2022. This list will remain intact, so you can revisit it at any time.

Here it is, the list of the best mobile games of 2021 so far! We'll be adding more reviews as the games get released, so make sure to bookmark this page and check it every now and then.

Our reviewed mobile games in 2021

Every year we review hundreds of new mobile games, picking out the cream of the crop for you to play. It's not as easy a process as you might think. For a start, there's definitely not time to review everything, our editors and reviewers look through the stacks of titles released each month and pick out those which we think have the most promise. There are tens of thousands of mobile games released every year and we only have so much time.

So, even before games are reviewed they're been filtered through on multiple levels before that selection. But, with us doing so many reviews each year we thought it was sensible to create this resource, so that you can, at a quick glance, see the best mobile games of 2021 by review ranking.

I'll let you in on what might be quite a well-known secret, the teams at Steel Media (that's Pocket Gamer, Pocket Gamer France, 148Apps, App Spy, and more) really love mobile games. As well we should, because we've been reviewing them for over 15 years now, or, if you want to do that weird thing people do where they add up the collective years to get an obscene number, the sites have been reviewing mobile games for over fifty years collectively...

That means that there's a lot of knowledge in these halls, it also means that we are quite precise when it comes to picking which ones we do decide to review.

Below you will find, by awarded score and within that, alphabetical order, each of the games we've chosen to review this year so far. Decide for yourself which of them are the best mobile games of 2021, scores are there to help you out!

5 Star - 10/10 - Pocket Gamer Platinum Award

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4.5 Star - 9/10 - Pocket Gamer Gold Award

4 Star - 8/10 - Pocket Gamer Silver Award

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3.5 Star - 7/10 - Pocket Gamer Bronze Award

3 Star - 6/10

2.5 Star - 5/10

2 Star - 4/10

So, that's it for now, the best mobile games of 2021 so far. Be sure to keep checking back, either to the sites or here, because we'll be continuing to pick out the best of the best going forward. 
Dann Sullivan
Dann Sullivan
A job in retail resulted in a sidestep into games writing back in 2011. Since then Dann has run or operated several indie game focused websites. They're currently the Editor-in-Chief of Pocket Gamer Brands, and are determined to help the site celebrate the latest and greatest games coming to mobile.