But it's not all bad. To help spread some Christmas cheer, Pocket Gamer has decided to run its very own Advent Calendar. Each day, we'll give away one of the best games of the year from December 1st right up to Christmas day itself.
We don't want to spoil the surprise, so we'll publish the complete list of our best games of 2017 after Christmas. That's right in time for the January sales anyway, so you can grab yourself some of them on the cheap if you don't win.
But enough of all that. Let's take a look at today's offering.
Rovio took an about turn this year and boldly released Battle Bay, a multiplayer ship battler that was completely unaffiliated with Angry Birds.
And it totally paid off. Battle Bay is the best Rovio release in years, providing addictive and well balanced swashbuckling battles on the open seas.
At review, we gave Battle Bay a Gold Award and described it as "A fine, multilayered competitive shooter set on the high seas".
Pop it in my stocking, would you?
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And that's it. We'll be back each day with a brand new game right up until Christmas day. So keep checking back at 5PM GMT.
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The App Army is Pocket Gamer's very own community of mobile game experts. Each week, we provide them with a bunch of free codes and early access to the hottest upcoming games so they can provide their thoughts in features like this.
We also host regular community-driven events with them in mind like tournaments, giveaways, and multiplayer evenings.
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