We're heading towards the end of the year, which can only mean it's time to start thinking about what games we're going to remember from the last 12 months. And we're going to break it down into a series of top 5s, one for each month. We're starting with January 2018, because it'd be weird to start anywhere else really.
We'll be doing the other months in due time, but since January was the start of the year, that's where we're going to begin. We've included download links for you, as well as links to our reviews where applicable. So you're not just going to be able to purchase the games from this page, you're going to be able to make an informed purchase, which is even better.
If you think we've missed any games that came out in January, then do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And make sure you keep checking back to 148Apps regularly so you're not missing out on our recap of the last 12 months in mobile gaming.
The Room: Old Sins
The fourth game in the Room series is every bit as atmospheric as the games that preceded it. You don't need to have played any of them to enjoy this one though, which is a really nice touch. The game, like the rest of Fireproof's series, is all about manipulating objects to solve puzzles. It looks great, it plays great, and it's pretty much the perfect amount of spooky as well.
A super hardcore twin-stick shooter from a dev that's proved itself to be the master of the genre. You're a futuristic cop in a cyberpunk dystopia, and you need to bring justice back to the streets. And the rooms. Mainly the rooms. Mix Robocop with an arcade shooter from the 90s and you're going to get the idea.
The solo card game has really come into its own over the last year, so it's not too much of a surprise that Meteorfall has made it onto this list. It's a really smart game of dungeon crawling that's been transposed into a version of solitaire. The aim of the game is stopping a meteor from crashing into the planet, so it's fair to say that the stakes are pretty high every time you head out in this one.
Super Fancy Pants Adventure
Quite frankly, this is one of the best platformers that has come out for iPhone and iPad this or any other year. It's super-slick, brilliantly well designed, and while the aesthetic won't be to everyone's taste, it's great to see a game with its own unique style. This is a game that's full to the brim with joy, and that's not something you should sniff at.
Antihero - Digital Board Game
Fancy sneaking around the gas-lit streets of a steampunk Victorian London? And want to do it when you're the head of a guild of thieves? Then you should definitely be checking this one out. It's all about strategy and planning ahead, and using your brain to make sure your criminal empire is the last one standing when the points totals are totted up.