It’s hard to pick the best games some months; not because there are so few, but so many. November 2014 was one of those months. With more digital gold than a Midas app, mobile gaming was a wealth of riches in November.
Still – tough decisions must be made. That’s why they pay me the big bucks.
Gamezebo’s picks for the best iPhone, iPad and Android games of the last month might not be the same as yours. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments below!
Kingdom Rush Origins
The reigning king of tower defense games is back, delivering a colorful world of elves and some great twists on familiar towers. The third entry in the series, Origins doesn’t reinvent the wheel, and it doesn’t need to. Fans of tower defense, this is your must-buy of the month.
- Kingdom Rush Origins Review (4.5 stars)
An endless twist on Frogger that’s taken the world by storm, Crossy Road is a perfect mix of simple, accessible gameplay and high score obsession. And it probably doesn’t hurt that the game offers dozens of adorable in-game characters to unlock.
- Crossy Road Review (4.5 stars)
Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores
You’ve been asking for more Monument Valley for months now, and with a single in-app purchase you can finally get it. Adding eight new chapters, Forgotten Shores is more than just more; it feels like ustwo tried to cram in everything they would have liked to accomplish with Monument Valley the first time around.
- Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores Review (5 stars)
If you think you’ve played every card game you’ll ever want to play, think again. Pair Solitaire is a fresh new take on solo play so brilliantly simple you won’t be able to put it down, and so authentic that you could play it with a real deck of cards.
- Pair Solitaire Review (5 stars)
The Sailor’s Dream
With games like Year Walk and Device 6 in their past, Simogo have earned a reputation as developers who aren’t afraid to play with the concept of narrative. The Sailor’s Dream is their latest experiment in storytelling, and while it’s less a game than it is an experience in exploration, it managed to deliver exactly what we were hoping for: a unique approach to story.
- The Sailor’s Dream Review (5 stars)
MOBA’s are wildly successful on desktops; one might argue that they’re the most successful free-to-play games of all. But translating them to mobile? It hasn’t been easy. There have been a few valiant attempts in the past, but Vainglory is the first game that really managed to hit on exactly what PC gamers love about the genre, sacrificing nothing in the process. It’s still a heady, difficult genre to get into at first, but if you give Vainglory a chance to get its claws into you, this might just become your next year-long mobile obsession.
- Vainglory Review (4 stars)