19:12 17 January 2017
The year 2016 has come and gone, bringing many amazing apps and games with it. Some of these were released for the first time in 2016, while others got significant updates that brought them incredible popularity. From Pokemon Go to Super Mario Run, here are our favourite apps and games released in 2016.
One of the best mobile games to emerge in 2016, Reigns puts you in throne of a king. You rule over your subjects via Tinder-like cards. Swiping either side offers different choices and these decide how long your reign lasts. Very addictive and a lot of fun to play.
2. Pokemon Go
Remember Pokemon Go? The game that everyone was playing in the summer? And yes, it has made a mess around the world. There was a time when you could step out in any city and find hordes of people staring into their phones to catch Pokemon. The craze may be gone but the game still has a large number of players.
A little something for the fans of online bingo. Bingo apps were a huge hit in 2016. You get to play all the latest and greatest Mobile Bingo and Slots games. Die hard Bingo lovers can enjoy 75 Ball, 90 Ball and 5 Line Bingo. Wink Bingo App has a great selection of Mobile Slots, including Fluffy Favourites, Jack & the Beanstalk and Temple of Isis.
4. Mini Metro
Mini Metro was available on other platforms before it arrived on mobile. With mobile ports we’re usually concerned about quality because not every game plays just as well on mobile devices. Mini Metro, fortunately, lived up to its own high standards on mobile. It’s an amazing metro train simulator that starts simple but becomes quite complex and challenging very soon.
An interesting and violent game where you gain upgrades by severing enemies’ body parts, Severed is among the best mobile games to be released in 2016. Its art is very good and the gameplay is excellent. You’ll love solving its puzzles while listening to the great music in the background.
6. Deus Ex Go
Square Enix’s series of mobile games is turning out to be something really special. If you thought Lara Croft Go was a hit, then Deus Ex Go will rid you of that assumption. The story may not be memorable, but the puzzles are just too good.
7. Super Mario Run
Everyone has been asking for a Mario game for smartphones for ages now and Nintendo has finally delivered. While it requires an Internet connection to play, the game is good enough for most people to play it in spite of that. After all, it’s a classic.
8. Hill Climb Racing 2
Hill Climb Racing 2 is the sequel to one of the most popular freemium games ever. It follows the same basic premise as its predecessor. You’ll be racing through various levels to earn points and victories. There is also a decent number of character and vehicle customizations that you can choose from.
Kathy Rain is a hidden object game with a pretty good story. You’ll play as a journalist named Kathy who is hot on the trail of her grandfather’s murderer. The game has mixture of modern and retro. On the one hand, the graphics are retro, but the game also features voice acting along with an original score.
10. Retro City Rampage DX
Retro City Rampage DX is an open-world adventure game. It also takes a lot of its design cues from early Grand Theft Auto titles. You’ll play as a reprobate as you explore the city, complete missions, and wreak all kinds of havoc.