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GAMES OF THE WEEK - The 5 best new mobile games for iOS and Android - November 26th 2020

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GAMES OF THE WEEK - The 5 best new mobile games for iOS and Android - November 26th 2020

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It's that time again! Time for another entry into our long-running GAMES OF THE WEEK series.

If you're looking for the best 5 games which have hit the iPhone, iPad or Android stores this week then you've landed yourself at the exact right place at just the right time. Lucky, lucky you.

With this article, we skirt around the droves of subscription services (Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass, GameClub, Hatch, and all of their friends) which have launched onto mobile platforms over the years. We also don't factor in things like Steam Link or Google Stadia which allow streaming to handheld devices - and would open up this list to almost every game under the sun.

What that means is that our list is a finely curated list of brilliant, fresh titles which you can download and play without subscribing to, or installing, any third-party initiative. Of course, there are some great games on those services, but, let's focus on the stuff that you can grab right now.

From a revisit to the most popular football management franchise of all time through to an exploration of a Norweigan island, we've got something for everybody body this week.

Remember, if you're looking to check through some of our previous selections then you can always do that at our Games of The Week Hub, it's a great way to find games to fill out that empty storage space on your phone or tablet. Or, if you like your news in bitesize chunks, delivered straight to your palm then maybe follow us on Twitter or join our Discord.

Anyway, without any further delay, click on the big, blue button below to find out more about what we believe to be the top five of the games which released on mobile devices over the last week.

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1
Football Manager 2021 Mobile

Publisher: Sega
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Simulation, Sports
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Football Manager 2021 Mobile

Well, it's another year which means its time for another entry in the long-running Football Manager series. Football Manager 2021's release brings with it focuses on several areas including more of a focus on you as a manager; be that through interactions, press conversations or the depth to which you speak. There's also changes to the build-up and match experience on match day, changing feedback and set up ahead of kick off. In addition to this there have been tweaks to recruitment, including the addition of a new staff role.

There's plenty more too, but I'm not going to sit here and list it all out for you - go and check it out.

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2
Okhlos: Sigma

Publisher: Devolver Digital
Available on: iOS
Genre: Action, Casual, Strategy
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Okhlos: Sigma

Form a mob, take down the gods, simple as that. That's the premise of Okhlos, which has just released as Okhlos: Sigma on mobile devices. It'll feel reminiscent of Pikmin, but with a tasty, tasty ancient Greek setting and a very nice projected 3D art-style.

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3
Embracelet

Available on: iOS
Genre: Adventure
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Embracelet

Beautiful and enigmatic narrative adventure game Embracelet has finally made its way to mobile and it's a game that's well worth your time. From the creators of sing-song adventure Mermaid of the Milky Way, it's a heartwarming tale which has a lonely city kid take a long trip to the wilderness of a Norweigan island, suddenly empowered with the ability to repair things.

It's a great game, and - in my opinion - one of the most pretty games of recent years.

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4
Heroes War Counterattack

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Action, RPG
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Heroes War Counterattack

Recruit mercenaries, collect equipment and upgrade your skills and abilities, that's what you'll be spending your time doing in turn-based strategy RPG Heroes War: Counterattack.

There's some interesting stuff going on. I quite like the way that the turn-based elements of the game work, with slightly free movement within your turn, allowing you to reposition your characters to avoid enemies and AOE attacks. It's certainly an interesting way of breaking grid-based combat free of the grid, and it's not a bad looking game either.

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5
hocus 2

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Puzzle
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hocus 2

2015 gave us the first hocus. and here we are five years later with the long-anticipated hocus 2. In the time that has passed we've seen a lot of other minimalist puzzlers, although I know that I'm certainly not tired of them. There are some changes: there are more levels this time around, and there are also - of all things - backdrops behind each level, goodness.

If you enjoy the odd brain-bending illusion then this is one to take a dive into.

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