5 new mobile games to try this week - April 27th, 2023
Fresh mobile picks you should give a go this week
Who doesn't love new games? We certainly do - there's just something about the exhilaration of a new title you can't wait to dive into, as the loading screen pops up and you enter a brave new world.
Of course, new mobile games are a dime a dozen these days, and who has the time to scour the iPhone, iPad and/or Android stores to catch the latest title that drops? This is exactly why we've gathered a quick list of 5 new mobile games you should try this week, from undiscovered indie gems to high-profile AAA masterpieces.
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Let's get on with it!
Honkai: Star Rail
The highly anticipated sci-fi RPG features a vast 3D world and tactical turn-based combat with flashy animations and high-quality character designs HoYoverse is known for. Players will board the Astral Express and travel across the infinite reaches of the galaxy, all with a vibrant cast of characters they can recruit along the way.
The game boasts top-notch voice acting as well as gorgeously animated NPCs that can boost the immersive factor for players - something I was able to enjoy first-hand during the game's beta preview.
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story
From the minds of director Koichiro Ito (Metal Gear Solid V) and cinematographer and scenario director Yasuhito Tachibana (producer of "The Naked Director") comes this thrilling mystery adventure game boasting stellar live-action performances, where players have to get to the button of a series of murders across different time periods.
The Square Enix title features immersive gameplay with each episode divided into three parts, namely, the Incident phase, the Reasoning phase, and the Solution phase. Players step into the shoes of writer Haruka Kagami to put two and two together and gather clues to solve the case.
Flavourworks' next interactive title follows in the footsteps of HUSH and ERICA in that it makes full use of immersive gameplay elements to keep players engaged. The studio's TouchVideo Technology allows players to experience the narrative first-hand, with every decision influencing how the story will go.
The title boasts plenty of tactile immersion - it combines the best elements of cinema and gaming to bring players a family-friendly heist where the protagonist Sammy must settle the score in a high-stakes and action-packed adventure with branching paths.
This charming puzzle adventure game thrusts players into the colourful world of LEGO but with a more in-depth building experience. Players must build specific structures brick by brick as they progress through the game and unlock more of the narrative that's infused with plenty of LEGO humour.
The game also features beautiful LEGO dioramas with colourful NPCs players will encounter and assist along the way, all while they aim to help their grandfather bring back his amusement park to its former glory. There are also plenty of hidden secrets to discover littered throughout the biomes.
Subway Surfers Blast
The popular franchise expands its IP with this match-3 title, letting players blast their way through puzzles while encountering characters from the Subway Surfers universe along the way. Players can put their puzzle-solving skills to the test, collect stars, and even spruce up their hangout at Skate Haven within the game.
There's also a fun multiplayer mode where players can team up with their online buddies, share lives, and join in on team tournaments to rise up the ranks and score awesome in-game goodies. The offline support lets players enjoy the match-3 game even without an internet connection as well.