10 Best Mobile Games of 2016
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Best mobile games of 2016 Glixel

Far from playing host to a bunch of me-too Clash of Clans knocks-offs, your phone became a platform for some truly imaginative and wonderful games this year. In the past 12 months we've seen a proper Mario for mobile, multiple world-class competitive multiplayer games, thoughtful puzzlers, beautiful adventures and a bona-fide global pop culture phenomenon. After a rough patch for a few years where it seemed all mobile games were either match-three puzzle games or half-assed strategy games that were just trying to relieve you of $5 every day, this year's best all did a great job of taking advantage of what your phone does best. Some of the titles on this list are free-to-play with in-app purchases, but a surprising number are reasonably-priced premium games that you pay for up front.