148Apps year end round-up: These are the top 5 games that came out in September 2018
We're not going to mess you around here - September was another amazing month for iPhone and iPad gaming. Picking the five best games that came out in those wonderful 30-ish days was one of the most difficult tasks we've had to undertake. Which we guess proves how easy our jobs are.
Obviously we haven't started our list with September - that would be strange to say the least - so if you've missed out on any of the other entries you can click here to get caught up. Come New Year we'll have listed the 60 best games that have come out this year - we'd like to see another site that offers such value.
If you disagree with our choices, or if you think we've absolutely nailed everything here, please do let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. Before that though, let's take a little wander down memory lane to the halcyon days of the ninth month of 2018.
Chaos Reborn: Adventures
A brilliant, hardcore strategy game that comes from the brain of the creator of the original Xcom. It's definitely not a game for the faint of heart, and anyone who finds turn-based battlers tough is going to find this one a smack right to the face. But there's always space for hardcore experiences on the App Store, and this one shows that with a bit of work there are genres that really can click on mobile.
Monster Hunter Stories
A big port of a hugely successful console game, this one might be a bit on the expensive side, but it offers an enormous RPG experience for you to push your whole self into. It's also one of the best looking games of the year, mixing slick 3D with an awesome cartoon style to create something pretty special.
Click here to read our Monster Hunter Stories review
One of the most adorable sequels to hit the App Store this year. Alphabear 2 has the same cheeky sense of humor as its predecessor - there are moments here where you're going to laugh out loud - but it's also a really, really engaging puzzler. Throw in a host of super cute bears, loads of clever word-play, and a gorgeous art-style, and you can see why this one earned its place on our list.
Click here to read our Alphabear 2 review
Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions
There were two Games Workshop games that came out in September, but this is the best of them. Where the other, Warhammer Age of Sigmar Rivals, was a pretty straight forward MOBA, this one is one of the most interesting card games we've seen land on mobile since the original launch of Hearthstone. Fans of GW's fantasy will love it, but there's something here that most people are going to be able to latch on to.
Where Shadows Slumber
An adventure that plays around with light and dark to great effect. You're only weapon here is a torch, and you need to use it to cast shadows, light up dark spaces, and in doing so change the world around you. There are some incredible ideas wrapped up in this one, but it's also really easy to pick up and play - you don't need to be a seasoned player to have fun with Where Shadows Slumber.