Video games released for mobile devices typically get a bad rep. The mobile market is filled to the brim with barely functioning ports, sub-par spin-off games, pay-to-win traps that try to steal your money, and other cardinal sins of gaming. But the low barrier to entry for mobile keeps allowing more and more terrible games to hit digital storefronts in Google Play and the App Store.
In recent years, we have seen a rise in enjoyable mobile games -- especially with companies like Bethesda and Nintendo taking a chance with the mobile game market. Even so, there still doesn't seem to be that many quality mobile games quite yet. Or at least, not enough to outweigh all the bad ones that still burden the market.
But so far, 2017 has actually been a promising year for mobile games, and we've seen some very well made titles released in the last few months. Here are five of this year's best games, which are available to download right now.