It’s October, and if your body’s gone into hibernation mode, then there’s no better thing to do than play the latest games for Android and iOS.
Here are our mobile gaming picks for October 2018.
Where Shadows Slumber
Isometric puzzles games have become a leading genre on mobile over the years – from Hitman GO to Monument Valley. Where Shadows Slumber feels like the natural next step and the strongest evolution of this genre we’ve seen for years.
You control an old man who journeys across a brooding world where any part that isn’t lit up or rests in shadows can completely change. It’s surreal, clever and challenging, backed up by pretty visuals and a poignant story about a person going on quite possibly their last ever adventure.
Monster Hunter Stories
Platforms: iOS, Android
The console hit Monster Hunter World has enamoured audiences in the west with the long-running and distinctly Japanese franchise about hunting strange creatures in a sort-of Jurassic world.
This mobile spin-off is very different from its big-budget counterpart, pitting you as a monster-riding adventurer who’s voyaging across a vivid world in search of creatures to hunt and tame. It’s more cutesy than the console version, with accessible turn-based combat that pays tribute to its JRPG lineage.
More puzzly goodness here (didn’t we just say mobile is a great platform for this stuff?), Donut County is a whimsical physics-based game where you’re an all-consuming hole trying to swallow up the buildings and people of Los Angeles (which is largely populated by anthropomorphic animals, it seems). Yes, it’s weird, but you’d expect no different from the inventive developers behind the brilliant Gorogoa.
It’s not just a case of hoovering the world up, as you’ll encounter puzzles along the way, and also watch the story unfold of those people you so unceremoniously suck into the centre of the Earth.
Explaining its many layers of weirdness really doesn’t do it justice, so you’ll have to try it yourself.
Platforms: iOS, Android
It’s been around for several months on iOS, but the fact that it’s recently launched on Android makes Hungry Dragon worth bringing up again.
It’s simple stuff, as you control a ravenous dragon in search of food (like people, fish, then onto bigger and better things as you become more formidable). It’s more of a ‘destruction therapy’ experience than a challenging game, really, but if you want to chew stuff up and watch a bright and colourful world burn, then you’ll be well-served here…..Read More>>>