10 Best Mobile Games of 2016

One of the best years ever for games on your phone

'Pokémon Go' Niantic

1. Pokémon Go

So why is Pokémon Go the best mobile game of the year when, objectively speaking, the on-screen experience is kinda simple? Well, it's because few games have achieved what it managed this year. Thanks to its unique blend of tapping into all the clever things your phone can do that you take for granted – GPS location, maps, camera, touchscreen – along with the magic of one for the world's most popular franchises it deeply affected millions of people. This was the first video game ever to change real world behavior en-masse and affect how people interact. It got people moving, it inspired them to explore the world around them and became a genuine cultural phenomenon on a global scale.
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