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Pocket Gamer 10th Anniversary
 3DS Top List

My 10 best games of the past 10 years - Mike Rose

Former PG Handheld Editor narrows down his favourite portable plays
Product: Pocket Gamer 10th Anniversary | Publisher: Steel Media Ltd | Format: Android, iPhone, Mobile, PSP, Smartphone, iPad, 3DS, PS Vita
   
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Heard about Pocket Gamer celebrating its 10th anniversary this March?

As part of the fun we've blackmailed former PG members into giving us a quick rundown of their favourite ten portable games of the past ten years. (We've also asked them to share their thoughts on their time at PG, Mike included.)

Thing is, sometimes the character of these past colleagues is simply too strong to bend to our demands. Or they simply don't care about our carefully constructed thematic consistency.

Either way, you get instances such as this, with Mike rebelling by providing eight, not ten games. (It all balances out, though: someone else supplied 12 so it's all good.)

They've not been asked to rank these so don't take the order below as set in stone. Rather, think of these games as a collection of digital experiences that will enrich your life, taking you to a place you hadn't considered you'd ever get to.

Or perhaps look through the list and mock their choices.

Create your own list

If you do disagree, here's the magic bit: you can give us your list.

See the 'Create your own Top List' button at the bottom of the article? It's not a trick. 

You'll need to be registered with PG (and logged in) if you aren't yet.

Click on that button and the rest should prove relatively straightforward.

(You can also create lists from within your Pocket Gamer user profile, at the bottom of the 'Logged in as [x]' dropdown menu.)

You can list your all-time favourite portable games, your favourite endless runners, shooters, candy-covered-pony-featuring titles, or even your favourite game making studios.

We all love lists. Share your thoughts and you can soon see your selection on the PG site.


What's all this, then?

The Pocket Gamer 10th anniversary is a month-long celebration of the last decade of mobile games running March 10th - April 10th and featuring a stream of retrospective articles and fun stuff, supported by our friends at Gram Games, Gamevil, JoyCity, Rovio, and Nordeus. Head over to the PG 10th anniversary homepage for more information.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIST »
  

#1 Triple Town

Product: Triple TownFormats: Android, iPhone, Other, iPad, SteamDeveloper: Spry FoxPublisher: Spry FoxGenres: Puzzle

Triple Town
It's like if someone took match-3 and actually made it good.

#2 Threes!

Product: Threes!Formats: Android, iPhone, iPadPublisher: Asher VollmerGenres: Puzzle

Threes!
One of the greatest puzzle games ever created.

#3 Desert Golfing

Product: Desert GolfingFormats: Android, iPhone, iPadPublisher: Captain GamesGenres: Arcade, Sports

Desert Golfing
Justin Smith is a mad genius.

#4 Dungelot

Product: DungelotFormats: Android, iPhone, iPadDeveloper: Red Winter SoftwarePublisher: Red Winter SoftwareGenres: RPG

Dungelot
A truly brilliant dungeon crawler. tinyBuild signed Shattered Lands literally because I wouldn't stop going on about how great the first Dungelot was.

#5 Soccer Physics

Product: Soccer PhysicsFormats: iPhone, iPadDeveloper: Otto OjalaGenres: Arcade, Sports

Soccer Physics
Still makes me laugh now, a wonderful multiplayer game.

#6 Domino Drop

Product: Domino DropFormats: iPhone, iPad

Domino Drop
This game makes me so angry, so why do I love it so?

#7 Canabalt

Product: CanabaltFormats: PSPPublisher: BeatshapersGenres: Endless running

Canabalt
The original endless runner.

#8 XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Product: XCOM: Enemy UnknownFormats: iPhone, iPad, SteamDeveloper: FiraxisPublisher: 2K GamesGenres: Strategy

XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Easily the best platform for this masterpiece.

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Joao Diniz Sanches 18 March 2016
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