That is, if TouchArcade still exists. It’s pretty wild that whenever you hear about mobile games in the news, it’s often as part of the same sentence about how they’re breaking records with more players, more profits, and more people getting involved in an industry that’s somehow still exploding. Unfortunately, after ten years of hard work there just doesn’t seem to be a business model that works for third party editorial to survive in the booming economy of mobile games.
Well, not only has our Patreon support continued to decline throughout 2018, but Apple also
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There’s no sense in mincing words, we need your help to keep doing what we’re doing. Apple has monopolized App Store curation, and without sites like TouchArcade you’re basically left with Apple telling you what to download via their featuring process. If you even remotely value third party curation of the App Store, please consider supporting us. Even a dollar helps.
Anyway, with that massive bummer of a reality check out of the way, please dig in to our top 100 mobile games released this year. We’ll be breaking these out into vague genres, but for now it’s just listed alphabetically, and you’re very, very safe just downloading at random. These are all incredible titles:
gimmick but applies it to a stealth-based sneaking game. Imagine something like Metal Gear distilled to its essence, that you can play with one finger, with a new level to try to beat every single day. It’s got ad-based checkpoint unlocks, so you really never need to pay anything while playing (or view too many ads, for that matter). -EH
If you’d like to check out lists from previous years, we’ve been putting together these best-of roundups since the beginning of TouchArcade. It’s actually super interesting to go back and look at these, particularly as the platform has evolved over the years.
Here’s our previous lists:
Have a happy New Year, everyone!
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