The following hit games were played by millions worldwide in 2016.
Reigns ($2.99)* This text-driven strategy game challenges the player to stay in power and successfully reign over his or her own kingdom. (Mobilewalla Score: 96/100)
Crashlands ($4.99)* In this game, you play a space trucker stranded on a world called Woanope. Do you have what it takes to survive there and build a new life for yourself? (Score: 95/100)
Super Stickman Golf 3 (Free)* Super Stickman Golf 3 features a variety of fun bonuses with which to improve upon and expand your virtual golf game, including 65 game-changing hats. (Score: 92/100)
8 Ball Pool (Free)* 8 Ball Pool is a physics-based game where players attempt to make the perfect shot while facing many virtual obstacles. (Score: 91/100)
Pokemon GO (Free)* Pokemon GO was 2016’s phenomenal game, and it inspired players to set forth and exercise in the real world and catch virtual creatures. (Score: 80/100)
Traffic Rider (Free)* The gamer in this endless racing game has the option to choose from 26 motorbikes and, once chosen, take those bikes on 70 missions. (Mobilewalla Score: 97/100)
Cut the Rope: Magic (Free)* In this sequel, Cut the Rope’s star, Om Nom, gets new powers to help him feed candy to his friends, including taking on other animals’ forms. (Score: 95/100)
Clash Royale (Free)* In Clash Royale, the heroes from Clash of Clans gather to compete with one another in arena combat. (Score: 93/100)
Dream League Soccer (Free)* Soccer fans will love this app, where the player gets to build a virtual professional soccer team and win. (Score: 93/100)
The Trail (Free)* Players of The Trail start their voyage in the east and move across the country, facing challenges and ultimately building a new life for themselves. (Score: 91/100)
*Available on Apple and Android.
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