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G.O.T.Y. 2012: Mobile Games

Our favourite games of this year, now in a readable form!

December 22, 2012 / 04:50 PM IST

Mobile gaming has a certain appeal. Most of this appeal can be attributed to the simple pick up and play design of the games, but the fact that high quality phone games are always cheap, if not free, is also a major factor. This year saw an exponential rise in power on handheld devices, ranging from smartphones to tablets. All that power has to be used in some way, right? And so, gaming on mobile devices has become more hardcore with prettier visuals and more engaging and exciting gameplay. This year has been especially epic for mobile gaming, with the advent of the Unreal Engine for Android and iOS. Let’s take a look at some of the best mobile games the year brought us, shall we?Mobile Game of the Year: Infinity Blade IIInfinity Blade II was the sequel to, you guessed it, Infinity Blade. It was developed by Chair Entertainment and Epic Games for iOS. While the first game was one of the first few mobile games that showed us how truly hardcore mobile games can be, the second one took it a step further with much improved graphics and building up on the already rich lore of the world with better writing, as well as actual voice acting. It also added more variety in the gameplay by offering you a greater choice with weapons, as it added two-handed weapons and dual-wielding. While some may find the gameplay to get stale after a while, this is still a definite must-buy because of the gorgeous visuals.

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