Everyone should find something to their liking on our list of the best mobile games of 2021. These greatest hits include both free-to-play and premium games. We've included titles developed from scratch for smartphones and tablets, games ported from PC and consoles, as well as intermediate projects, which are based on existing popular games, but have been significantly adapted to smoothly transition into touchscreen play.
THE BEST MOBILE GAMES OF 2021
- Puzzle Quest 3 - a nice return of the legendary RPG
- League of Legends: Wild Rift - Riot delivered
- Duck Souls - a platformer for demanding players
- Pokemon Unite - a positive surprise
- Northgard - finally a good mobile RTS
- Retro Goal - a football-themed return to mobile game basics
- NieR Reincarnation - a story that will enchant you
- The Witcher: Monster Slayer - a game that challenges Pokemon GO
- Tears of Themis - a detective adventure from the developers of Genshin Impact
- Final Fantasy 1-5 Pixel Remaster - a classic in new clothes
Puzzle Quest 3 - a nice return of the legendary RPG
- Developer: Infinite RPG
- Platforms: AND, iOS, PC
- Genre: puzzle
- Business model: free-to-play
Near the end of the year, the pioneer of titles combining match-3 games with RPG elements returned to the market. Puzzle Quest 3 is currently available in Early Access, but the quality of its content already matches the level of full releases.
The game's basic mechanics are traditional for this category. Battles are fought by creating strings of at least three symbols of the same type from sets scattered around the board. The longer the combination, the stronger the effect. However, a lot more emphasis has been placed on the RPG elements. The game has several hundred quests and plenty of dungeons to explore. The match-3 mechanics are more complicated and different strings of symbols allow you to charge your spells and match attacks to enemies.
When starting the game, players can choose between several classes, then develop their character using experience points. In addition to singleplayer, PvP battles are also available. To top it all off, Puzzle Quest 3 is one of few games in this genre with 3D graphics, albeit stylized to retain the feel of previous installments.
All this makes it one of the best match-3 and RPG hybrids on the market and definitely the most interesting release of 2021.
- More about Puzzle Quest 3
The game's biggest pluses:
- a perfect example of the genre;
- more complex RPG elements;
- the best graphics of any game of its kind.