July has 31 days. The App Store and Google Play have a combined 31 bajillion* games. Coincidence? We think not.

Plenty of games this month, but only a few can be the very best. Here are our picks for the five best games in the mobile universe that we checked out in July 2014.

Traps n’ Gemstones

tng3A full, fantastic Metroidvania for mobile from the masters at Donut Games, Traps n’ Gemstones puts players in the well-worn shoes of an adventurer on the hunt for relics in a pyramid. Expect just about every platforming trope you can think of.

War Agent

Screenshot_2014-07-15-11-47-05Profiting on death is a horrible, disgusting business. Despite putting you in the role of war profiteer, War Agent doesn’t try to disguise this fact. A┬ámorals lesson and a well-designed game all rolled into one.


Cascade2Think you’ve seen everything match-3 has to offer? Think again! The latest from Big Fish Games and develop Funkitron, Cascade puts a slot-machine twist on the formula that gives it a much needed refresh.

Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores

f-4986-75b1f8ee50[1]The folks behind Deer Hunter know a winning formula when they see it. This one swaps deer for dinosaurs. Pack your best shotgun and head into Jurassic Park.


timbermanEvery now and then we get a mobile game that’s brilliantly simple and impossible to put down. July’s Flappy Bird? It was Timberman – a game about chopping wood and dodging branches.