11. Crossy Road

Crossy Road puts a new spin on the endless runner: it's an endless tapper, in which you repeatedly tap – and occasionally swipe to go left and right to dodge obstacles – to make your blocky character cross streets and streams alike.

This wonderfully tense game is a free-to-play gem, never pressuring you into spending money, but more importantly it's an amazing little game that'll have you gleefully badmouthing friends as you hop past their high scores.

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12. Angry Birds Space

While the original Angry Birds is still the series' best starting point, not to mention packed with fowl-flinging content, we're rather fond of the sci-fi spinoff, Angry Birds Space.

Instead of flat, earthbound terrain, you're whipping birds around planets and asteroids, and the puzzles that result are largely smart and entertaining. Although if you want a good mix of the series' styles, Angry Birds Star Wars has a bit of each.

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13. Machinarium

Point-and-click adventures transfer well to touch devices, so it's no surprise that the wonderful indie quest Machinarium is a treat on Windows Phone. It's largely traditional in style, finding you investigating items in the world to solve brainy puzzles, but the stunning visual design is unlike any other genre entry out there.

Grim, funny, and utterly gorgeous, this robot's journey is a memorable one indeed.

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14. Fruit Ninja

One of the earliest examples of the simple, satisfying thrills of touch screens remains one of the best on Windows Phone, as Fruit Ninja still entertains in small bursts.

As ever, you watch as colorful apples, oranges, and other fruit are tossed into view, giving you a moment to slash them and boost your score. Dodging bombs is the key to a successful run, and multiple game modes shake up the action and add longevity.

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15. Hitman GO

Square Enix's Hitman series on consoles and PC is all about stealth action and freedom of choice as you carry out assassination missions. By contrast, Hitman GO sets you on fixed paths on board game-inspired, quick-hit stages.

Amazingly, it's a superb transition, as this strategic action affair captures enough of the essence of the series while charting a new approach that's perfect for mobile. And the faux-plastic aesthetic is ace.

Stuff says ✭✭✭ Price £0.79

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