Pocket Gamer Awards 2021

About the Pocket Gamer Awards 2021

The Pocket Gamer Awards are a celebration of the best in mobile games, from the publishers of the leading and longest-running mobile games website. Since 2006, Pocket Gamer has been delivering news, reviews, tips, guides and features that inform and entertain mobile and handheld gamers around the world.

Organised by industry experts but voted on by you, the gamers, the Pocket Gamer Awards reward the passion and effort that developers pour into making games. The last 12 months were strange but we've also seen some amazing games come our way.

The process unfolds in three stages. Here’s how it works:


We reveal the categories and invite the world – that includes you – to nominate their favourite game in each category. This process lasts through January and helps us build the longlist. If you need inspiration, please look back through the Pocket Gamer archives! Any game that’s come out since 1 January 2020 is eligible.


We total up the responses and make sure nothing important has been missed. From this, we will create a shortlist. We’ll reveal that shortlist right here at the start of February. You’ll then have all of February to vote on the shortlist. Make your voice heard by picking who you want to win each category! This shortlist voting process will stay open through all of February.

Click here to go to the Pocket Gamer Awards Voting page


On the 16th of March 2021, we will reveal which games have been voted by you, the mobile gaming public, for celebration and awards.

And so, to the sound of an imaginary fanfare, we invite you to take part in the second part: voting the games and hardware you consider to be the very best that is on offer. You can do that over on the voting page.

There will also be an induction into our Hall Of Fame category, an honour which will be dished out by the editorial team.

If your memory needs jogging, please check out our Game Finder (you can sort by most recent additions).

Please note: this is a different set of categories to the Mobile Games Awards, our partner celebration run by our friends at, which rewards behind-the-scenes industry talent.