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My 10 best games of the past 10 years - Stuart Dredge

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My 10 best games of the past 10 years - Stuart Dredge

A fine, final selection for our 10th anniversary Top 10 series

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As part of the Pocket Gamer 10th anniversary fun we've blackmailed former PG members into giving us a quick rundown of their favourite ten games of the past ten years. (We've also asked them to relive their PG moments, Stu included.)

They've not been asked to rank these so don't take the order below as set in stone. Rather, think of these games as a collection of digital experiences that will enrich your life.

Or perhaps look through the list and mock their choices.

Create your own list

If you do disagree, here's the magic bit: you can give us your list.

See the 'Create your own Top List' button at the bottom of the article? It's not a trick. 

You'll need to be registered with PG (and logged in) if you aren't yet.

Click on that button and the rest should prove relatively straightforward.

(You can also create lists from within your Pocket Gamer user profile, at the bottom of the 'Logged in as [x]' dropdown menu.)

You can list your all-time favourite portable games, your favourite endless runners, shooters, candy-covered-pony-featuring titles, or even your favourite game making studios.

We all love lists. Share your thoughts and you can soon see your selection on the PG site.


What's all this, then?

The Pocket Gamer 10th anniversary is a month-long celebration of the last decade of mobile games running March 10th - April 10th and featuring a stream of retrospective articles and fun stuff, supported by our friends at Gram Games, Gamevil, JoyCity, Rovio, Nordeus, and Ninja Kiwi. Head over to the PG 10th anniversary homepage for more information.
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1
Tower Bloxx

Developer: Digital Chocolate
Publisher: Digital Chocolate
Available on: Android + Mobile
Genre: Casual, Puzzle
Find out more about Tower Bloxx
Tower Bloxx

My favourite pre-iPhone game by some distance: it was never as big as it should have been.

2
New Star Soccer

Developer: New Star Games
Publisher: New Star Games
Available on: iOS + Android + PS Vita
Genre: Sports
Find out more about New Star Soccer
New Star Soccer

A game so addictive, every so often I have to uninstall it to remember life is 3D, and with less racehorses.

3
Minecraft - Pocket Edition

Developer: Mojang
Publisher: Mojang
Available on: iOS + Android + Windows Phone + Xperia Play
Genre: Adventure, Brain training
Find out more about Minecraft - Pocket Edition
Minecraft - Pocket Edition

I was always fascinated by Minecraft, but seeing my 6yo and 8yo children playing it on tablets has made me even more impressed.

4
Reset Generation

Available on: Mobile
Genre: Retro
Find out more about Reset Generation
Reset Generation

The game I'd most like to see revived for modern smartphones and tablets from the N-Gage area.

5
Triple Town

Developer: Spry Fox
Publisher: Spry Fox
Available on: iOS + Android + Other + Steam
Genre: Puzzle
Find out more about Triple Town
Triple Town

One of the perfect mobile puzzlers.

6
Her Story

Developer: Sam Barlow
Publisher: Sam Barlow
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Adventure, Simulation
Find out more about Her Story
Her Story

The game that shows interactive video CAN be great, not rubbish.

7
Football Manager Handheld 2012

Developer: Sports Interactive
Publisher: Sega
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Simulation, Sports
Find out more about Football Manager Handheld 2012
Football Manager Handheld 2012

The PSP version. I still have it installed on my Vita, and it's my stress reliever.

8
Dots

Developer: Cobra Mobile
Available on: iOS
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Find out more about Dots
Dots

Another stress-reliever: at one point, my entire family was hooked on this.

9
Flick Kick Football

Developer: PikPok
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Sports
Find out more about Flick Kick Football
Flick Kick Football

In its original incarnation, a brilliant rhythm game: swipe-pause-swipe-pause-swipe...

10
Blackbar

Developer: Neven Mrgan
Publisher: Neven Mrgan
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Adventure, Word game
Find out more about Blackbar
Blackbar

The crossover between books and games has always interested me (see also: 80 Days, anything from Simogo) but Blackbar has stuck in my mind the most.

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