Runner-up: Year Walk (iOS) S$4.98
Arty, dark, abstract and dreamlike, this spooky adventure game is a real treat for gamers that like something off the beaten track. If Real Racing 3 has an opposite, this is it. Not for younger gamers, but if you don't mind a bit of a fright at night, give it a go at bedtime.
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Runner-up: Rymdkapsel (Android, iOS) From S$4.98
A semi-abstract isometric 3D space station construction game (yeah yeah, another one of those...), Rymdkapsel's constant challenge comes via the random sequence of Tetris-style shapes that you're forced to build your galactic hive from. We also dig the ambient soundtrack, ideal for blocking out the din of the daily commute.
Runner-up: The Silent Age (Android, iOS) Free
A point-and-click adventure in the style of the Lucasfilm games from the late 80s and early 90s, The Silent Age is an expertly crafted diversion. While the initial download is free, to continue playing you'll need to pay for later levels – which start cheap and end up at £16.99.
Runner-up: Device 6 (iOS) S$4.98
Off the wall, bad, invincible and dangerous, Device 6 is a game that can be described with Michael Jackson album titles if necessary, but it might be more useful to call it a piece of interactive fiction peppered with puzzles and an unusual habit of rotating its text orientation to keep you on your toes.
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