In the blog below, you can learn more about the top 5 new mobile games to try this week, December 21st, 2023.
Who doesn’t enjoy playing new games? We certainly do – there’s just something about the anticipation of a new title, as the loading screen appears and you enter a whole new universe.
Of course, new mobile games are plentiful these days, and who has the time to browse the iPhone, iPad, and/or Android stores for the latest release? This is why we’ve compiled a list of 5 new mobile games you should try this week, ranging from unknown indie treasures to high-profile AAA masterpieces.
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Let’s get on with it!
- Genre: Location-based, RPG
Location-based games are hit or miss, but Albedo Informatics hopes to distinguish out with its unique occult-themed GPS entry. SIGIL allows you to explore The Gloam’s peculiarities, where you’ll come across everything from familiar mythological monsters to weird one-eyed beasts. You’ll need to track down the locations of missing residents within the enigmatic world, but things aren’t always as they appear, especially when the crimes are crimes you may have committed yourself.
The game also features stylised visuals and different weapons, including a BBQ Lighter that’s favoured by “fire-based mages and backyard chefs”.
2. Ice Scream 8: Final Chapter
It’s up to clown-faced villains to wreck our childhoods. In the final part of the Ice Cream series, the childhood-ruining crime takes the form of an ice cream factory, which instead of the colorful joy it normally provides, brings only horror and death.
The game requires you to navigate the deathly nooks and crannies of Rod’s factory in order to escape, all while completing riddles and evading Rod and Evil Nun. It also has multiple difficulty levels so that everyone can play at their own speed.
3. Ebenezer and the Invisible World
- Genre: Platform, RPG
Scrooge as a platformer with full-on metroidvania vibes? Please, yes. Ebenezer and the Invisible World urges you to forget everything you know about the anti-hero from “A Christmas Carol” and instead envision Scrooge with ghostly abilities.
There’s no Scrooge McDuck here, too, since you’ll need to call phantom companions and use their distinct powers to progress through this non-linear Victorian dream. You’ll also uncover the backstories of these spectral buddies and collect a range of magical weaponry, all presented in bright hand-drawn images.
4. The Longing
How often can you play a game that takes 400 literal days to finish? Not ever. In The Longing, you’ll do exactly that as a lowly Shade that’s tasked with only one thing – to wait for 400 days until you can wake up your slumbering King.
The game features excruciatingly slow movements that deliberately force you to slow down, stop, and ponder the meaning of life. You can wander across the labyrinthian caverns around you as you do so, and with the multiple endings, there’s bound to be something for everyone after the 400 days are done.
5. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition
- Genre: Action, Shooter
Netflix is once again proving its dedication to mobile gaming with Rockstar Games’ GTA series, now with modernised upgrades that introduce the popular franchise to a new generation. You can look forward to enhanced lighting and hi-res textures, as well as increased draw distance and more.
The definitive edition will take you through Grand Theft Auto III’s Liberty City to the 80s vibes of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, as well as the 90s feel of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, all without in-app purchases or pesky ads.