Nominees for Destructoid's Best Mobile Game of 2021


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After the nightmare that was 2020, it was nice to see the world make a little progress over the past 12 months as we slowly inched toward whatever the new normal is going to be from now on. Stores reopened, lockdowns ended, masks were burned in premature celebration, and millions of people around the world were inoculated and boosted against COVID-19.

With those inoculations came a return to the office for many people, including myself. Two days each week, I get to go back to work, sit at a desk, and feel like I have a real job instead of one where I get paid to watch Girls Generation videos on my iPad all day. It was so nice to look at something other than my stark white apartment walls for once, and getting back into my office meant enjoying all the best mobile games 2021 had to offer during my breaks and lunches.

And yes, 2021 did have some outstanding mobile games to download on all devices. Apple Arcade had another banner year with some top-notch titles from some of the industry’s best developers while the free-to-play market expanded with games that continued to bridge the gap between mobile and console/pc.

Here are the nominees for Destructoid’s Best Mobile Game of 2021: