Oh hi there. We're up to August in our round-up of all of the very best games that came out in 2018. Other sites might do a game of the year, but we want to remind you about all of the amazing games that came out this year, so you can be sure that you've not missed out on a single thing.
You can click here to check out the rest of the list, covering the months from January to July. And when you've had a read of August's games, and realize you've got your own opinion on all of this, then do please make it heard in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
A beautiful puzzler that plays by its own rules. There's a gorgeous atmosphere here, a far cry from the more frantic match-stuff games that we're used to playing on our phones or tablets. There's more exploration to be done here than there is in most adventure games, even though you never move. We need more games like Evergarden on the App Store, make no mistake.
This is one of the most charming games to land for iOS this year. It's all about moving a hole around, gobbling up anything that falls in. As you eat more, your hole gets bigger, so you can stuff ever larger things into your maw. It's delightful, but it's also an incredible amount of fun. You're going to grin when you're playing this one, trust us.
It takes a while to get going, but once you realise what Barbearian is all about you're going to absolutely love it. It's violent, there's always something to do, and it lets you hire little men to run around and murder people for you. It's also brilliantly written, really simple to play, and lets you discover its intricacies at your own pace.
The stealth genre is a difficult one to get right on mobile, but Sneak Ops manages it and then some. It's every bit as tense as some bigger games, but its little levels are a brilliant size for mobile, and there aren't many mechanics to learn beyond don't be where anyone or anything can see you.
Juanito Arcade Mayhem
A gorgeously built shooter that's set in the guts of a dying arcade machine. The blasting is some of the best we've played, but there's a cheeky sense of humor and a bunch of different art-styles that make sure everything is fresh too. This one shows how retro-inspired games don't have to slavishly copy the games that they're trying to ape.