2015 has been a pretty incredible year for games. So incredible, in fact, that over 25 games made it onto my shortlist.

I won't go on and on about all of them though - so don't worry! Here are my absolute favourite mobile games of the year.

The best


+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2015-10-15 :: Category: Game


I can't stop thinking aboutSubterfuge- even when I'm not actively playing it.

It's a deep and involved strategy game wrapped up in a perfect mobile package that doesn't involve a huge time investment during each play session.

Of course, you'll spend a ton of time thinking about your next move, or how to forge an alliance, while not playing but it's the external interaction that I find so engaging and compelling.

Subterfuge is stressful, overwhelming, and intense, but it's one of the most rewarding, interesting, and gratifying games I've ever played.

The rest


+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2015-02-15 :: Category: Game


I know it's a roguelike, but Sproggiwood manages to scratch aDiablo itch on mobile.

It doesn't have much loot, it's turn-based, and has very little in the way of character progression, but the procedurally-generated dungeons, interesting enemies, and unique classes results in an experience that;s fresh and interesting every time I play it.

Sproggiwood is a super charming and well designed game that's always fun to come back to.

Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2015-09-03 :: Category: Game


Zombie games have been done to death.

Having said that, Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville works hard to be so much more than just a zombie kill fest.

It's kind of a 4X game in a similar vein toCivilization, but it has a crazy narrative structure that can have a direct effect on almost every system. Some of these effects are fairly straightforward, but others feel remarkably subtle.

In my time with Rebuild 3, I was constantly surprised by new and interesting developments in my quest to re-establish civilization, which is why it earns it a top spot on my list for this year.

Did any of your favourites make Campbell's list? No? Let us know in the comments below!

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