5 new mobile games to try this week - May 11th, 2023
Fresh mobile picks you should give a go this week
Who doesn't love new games? We certainly do - there's just something about the exhilaration of a new title you can't wait to dive into, as the loading screen pops up and you enter a brave new world.
Of course, new mobile games are a dime a dozen these days, and who has the time to scour the iPhone, iPad and/or Android stores to catch the latest title that drops? This is exactly why we've gathered a quick list of 5 new mobile games you should try this week, from undiscovered indie gems to high-profile AAA masterpieces.
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Let's get on with it!
Niantic's new AR title immerses players into a magical world littered with whimsical creatures they can play with in this unique kind of pet simulation game. Players can look forward to nurturing and even hatching new "Dots" using a variety of "Traits" for one-of-a-kind combinations they can share with their buddies.
The game also boasts a unique DNA for every Dot - plus, players can play fetch, dress up their pets, and shower these Dots with TLC using everything from belly rubs to tasty treats. Players will be able to take their pets with them into the real world as well, and they might just discover new items within the environment around them.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page
This narrative adventure tasks players with harnessing the power of words to progress through the game in a variety of ways. There are plenty of puzzles to solve and platforms to navigate, all presented in a visually stunning watercolour-esque art style.
The game also boasts an engaging narrative created by Rhianna Pratchett, as players follow the tale of a girl named Izzy throughout her exploration of the enchanted world of Estoria. There's an emotional undertone laid out across the title as Izzy tells a story through her journal for her Gran, and it's up to the player to help her finish her tale using words to manipulate her environment.
Mia and the Dragon Princess
Wales Interactive's latest live-action interactive movie takes players on an action-packed adventure with 10 different endings. Mia is a barmaid who dreams of embarking on epic adventures of her own, but she seemingly gets more than she bargained for when a mysterious woman stumbles into her life. Now on the run, she has to uncover the secrets surrounding the woman's identity while players pick choices that can very well impact how the whole story will go.
The game features stellar performances from Paul McGann (Doctor Who), MyAnna Buring (The Witcher), Chinese Kickboxing Black Belt Dita Tantang and more. The real-time Attribute Tracking feature lets players influence the narrative as they progress through the game.
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth
This strategy RPG from EA features fan-fave characters and locales from the trilogy of books penned by J.R.R. Tolkien, with familiar faces joining the fray across a brand-new adventure within Middle-earth.
The game boasts robust PvP modes where players can duke it out against other guilds, as well as an engaging Story mode where players can use a wide variety of characters in turn-based combat. There are also plenty of character relationships and team synergies players can take advantage of to boost their battle power.
This gorgeous social simulation game boasts high-quality lighting and rendering that make each new outfit look like actual pieces from real life, with meticulous details for fabrics, textures, materials and so much more. This also includes dynamic movement that simulates actual physics.
Players can truly build and live the life they want with highly customisable avatars and lavish outfits they can dress up their characters with. They can also build their dream home and flex their interior design skills, then invite their friends over for a fab house party.