GAME OF THE DAY - Dust: An Elysian Tail is a gorgeous action RPG with heart

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GAME OF THE DAY - Dust: An Elysian Tail is a gorgeous action RPG with heart
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Every day here at Pocket Gamer we like to let you know about a brilliant mobile game that might have passed you by. It's our way of ensuring you're only ever having the finest mobile gaming experiences - we don't want you playing bad games on your phone or your tablet after all.

Today's choice is the gorgeous-looking and slick-as-all-hell Dust: An Elysian Tail. You'll find out in a moment why we think it's worthy of the accolade, but while we've got your attention why not click here to check out the latest lists and opinions in our features section.

Dust: An Elysian Tail

Essentially Dust is an action RPG that sees you hacking and slashing your way through a series of levels. There's exploration to be done too, and more than a few moments throughout the game's run time that are going to leave you with your jaw on the floor - seriously, it's that good.

While it's a port, this is no slapdash effort. The game doesn't play quite as well on mobile, but the controls are by no means a deal-breaker. Add in some of the best looking cartoon graphics we've ever seen, a massive world to discover, and some of the best 2D fighting we've ever played, and you can see why Dust: An Elysian Tail has received this award.

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When we reviewed the game we called it "a fluid, chaotic cartoon, beautifully animated and with more charm in one of its gently flapping capes than you'll find in a handful of the cookie-cutter arcade games on the App Store," and gave it a Silver Award. You can click here to read our Dust: An Elysian Tail review in its entirety.

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Harry Slater
Harry Slater
Harry used to be really good at Snake on the Nokia 5110. Apparently though, digital snake wrangling isn't a proper job, so now he writes words about games instead.