The mobile scene was a bit of a dud this year as only a few gems stood out. 2016 continued the trend of heavy-handed microtransactions which is the plague of the gaming industry. There was Pokemon Go, which could have easily won this category, but due to the lack of gameplay and one of the worst game launches in history it didn’t make the cut.
Deus Ex Go
The Go series from Square Enix is one of the greatest series to grace mobile platforms. There’s something great about an iconic character sliding across maps and using gameplay elements familiar with said series. Deus Ex Go continues this trend and is the best yet in the series. With phenominal graphics and amazing gameplay that shares that of Deus Ex you can’t go wrong here. Not a single microtransaction in sight outside of wanting to buy hints. Just a solid $5 game with plenty of great gameplay.