148Apps year end round-up: These are the top 5 games that came out in July 2018
We've passed the halfway point of our round-up of all the amazing games that have come out over the past 12 months. If you've not managed to catch up with all of the other entries in the list, you can click here to check them all out. When you've done that, come back here and we'll get you caught up with the very best games that came out in July 2018.
Now we don't want to spoil anything before we get into the meat of the list, but we can tell you that July was one of the best months in mobile gaming of 2018. Cutting the crop down to just five was pretty difficult, but we put the work in and we're pretty happy with the choices we've ended up with.
What about you? Think we've got it wrong? Think we've got it spot on? Please do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. After all, who doesn't love a good natter?
New Star Soccer Manager
Even if you don't really like soccer, there's so much to do in this one that it's not going to matter. You buy and sell players, sort out your training ground, and try to keep your fans on side. There are even little flicking sections where you get to take shots. One day this game will be used in a study of how to make the perfect compulsion loop.
Teen Titans Go Figure
What happens if you take Pokemon, throw in the best cartoon that DC has ever made, and then stick the whole thing on your phone? Something like Teen Titans Go Figure. It's a brilliant, welcoming RPG that's filled with action and charm. Throw in figure collecting and you've got a game that's going to steal hours of your life.
Click here to read our Teen Titans Go Figure review
Asphalt 9: Legends
Say what you want about Gameloft, but it sure can do arcade racers brilliantly. This one has all the crash, bash, and tricks that you'd expect, but it's also brilliantly designed, full of content, and absolutely gorgeous. This one smells like petrol and burning rubber in all of the right ways.
Click here to read our Asphalt 9: Legends review
A really simple block-breaker from the dev behind Rymdkapsel that manages to be staggeringly addictive and utterly brilliant at the same time. It's all about firing a stream of balls out into the world, using angles and bounce to destroy as many bricks as you can before they reach the top of the screen.
Click here to read our Holedown review
Motorsport Manager 3
July was a really good month for fans of management games. After NSS, we got this. It's all about leading a racing team to the top of the standings. You're in control of what your drivers do, who your back-room staff are, and a lot more. Then come race day things get tense, as you see if your best-laid plans result in a podium finish.