In 2018, October, much like it has been for every year for a long time, was the 10th month of the year. Quite a lot of really good iPhone and iPad games came out, and we've picked what we think are the top 5 games out of all of them. It was a month heavy with sequels and ports, but don't let that put you off too much.
Remember you can check the rest of the list by clicking this link right here. By the end of the year, it'll comprise of a list of the 60 best games that came out in 2018. We think that's a pretty suitable salute to what's been an impressive 12 months.
Of course you might not agree with us, which is absolutely fine. Or you might be compelled to sing our praises to anyone who's going to listen. There might even be a middle road you could try and take. Whatever you choose though, let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
Reigns: Game of Thrones
As soon as this one was announced we got super excited for it, and when it came out we weren't even slightly disappointed. This is the most perfect mashing together of two franchises that the App Store has ever spawned - play as and talk to you favorite GOT characters, and try and survive the harsh Westerosi winter for as long as you can.
The sequel to one of the most beloved games of recent memory is a pretty special one. There are a few missteps here and there, but for the most part it confidently builds on what the original had to offer. There's action, adventure, and puzzling all present here, and you'd be a fool if you didn't give it a try.
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
This one's a port and a sequel, but it's a spectacular port so we're not too fussed. It's all about using a special pen to change the world around you and save your brother. It plays brilliantly on touchscreen, and if you've not had a chance to play it anywhere else, iPhone or iPad is the perfect place to start.
Candies n Curses
In a month filled with a bunch of games we've seen versions of before, it's nice that Candies n Curses came out to remind us that mobile gaming has some ideas of its own as well. It's a super-fast arcade adventure that sees you jumping up and down a series of platforms to kill ghouls with a torch. This one manages to be both retro and modern at the same time, which is something that only the very best games can pull off.
We wrap up or re-review of the month with Stardew Valley. It's the sort of game that should have been on mobile before mobile was actually a thing, so it's great to see it finally making its debut on the App Store. It's measured, calming, and offers the sort of experience you're going to be all too happy to slide back into over and over again.