The best mobile games of 2023 so far (February 2023)
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Here it is: the list of the best mobile games of 2023 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. You can also have a look at the best mobile games of 2022 if you're feeling a little nostalgic!
All the mobile games we've reviewed in 2023Every 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 no 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 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 2023 by review ranking.
We'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, and 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 2023!
5 Star - 10/10 - Pocket Gamer Platinum Award
- More games to come this year!
4.5 Star - 9/10 - Pocket Gamer Gold Award
- Sands of Salzaar review - January 23rd, 2023 - Pocket Gamer
- Valiant Hearts: Coming Home Netflix review - January 31st, 2023 - Pocket Gamer
- Wavecade review - January 18th, 2023 - 148Apps
4 Star - 8/10 - Pocket Gamer Silver Award
- ASUS ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal Edition review - January 10th, 2023 - Pocket Gamer
- Omega 13 review - January 25th, 2023 - 148Apps
- Perfect Grind review - January 18th, 2023 - Pocket Gamer
- Pine Tar Poker review - January 19th, 2023 - 148Apps
- Roller Drama review - January 25th, 2023 - Pocket Gamer
- TMNT: Shredder's Revenge review - January 18th, 2023 - Pocket Gamer
3.5 Star - 7/10 - Pocket Gamer Bronze Award
- Boxville review - January 30th, 2023 - 148Apps
- Perfect Grind review - January 18th, 2023 - 148Apps
- UFO99 review - January 24th, 2023 - 148Apps
3 Star - 6/10
- Resonance of the Ocean review - January 6th, 2023 - Pocket Gamer
2.5 Star - 5/10
- Coming soon as the year unfolds!