Destructoid’s award for Best Mobile Game of 2016 goes to…

Severed!

This year saw the release of the first monster-catching Pokémon title for phones (we’re not counting Pokémon Shuffle, which is more monster-matching than monster-catching). What does it take to top one of the most popular franchises backed by millions of dollars? Whatever it is, Drinkbox Studios has it.

After the massively popular brawler Guacamelee!, the studio went in a different direction with it’s action-puzzle dungeon crawler Severed. And it paid off! It has that slashy gameplay that works so well on touch screens along with that sharp cartoon art and animation that works so well on eyeballs.

Congratulations to Drinkbox Studios for making Severed, Destructoid’s Best Mobile Game of 2016.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.