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10 essential UK games

Today’s special celebration of UK games wouldn’t be complete without a few greatest hits.

The 10 games below encompass a broad set of genres, but they share one thing: brilliant British creativity you can experience right now.

Monument Valley 2

This masterpiece isn’t just a beautiful series of perspective puzzles, it takes the player on a journey through an evocative world, telling a touching story along the way.

    Monument Valley 2

    A story of beauty and illusion

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Football Manager Mobile 2018

The trouble with FMM is that you know it’s always right there in your pocket: so it’s now even harder to tear yourself away from transfer dealings and tactics in this essential football management game.

The Room: Old Sins

This is the fourth Room game, yet another outstanding mix of atmospheric environments and elaborate puzzle boxes from the masters of the form, Guildford’s Fireproof Games.

    The Room: Old Sins

    Discover the secrets within

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Her Story

There’s a clever concept behind Her Story: you play detective by watching videos of a suspect, typing search terms into a video database to unravel the mystery. It’s no surprise this game has scooped a multitude of awards.

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KAMI 2

This is not just a beautifully simple idea for a puzzle game, it’s just beautiful to behold, too. Touch each area of colour to fill it in until each puzzle is just one single shade. Another ingenious, handcrafted game from State Of Play.

    KAMI 2

    A calm, compelling puzzler

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Super Hexagon

Cambridge’s Terry Cavanagh created a stone-cold classic here. Ninja-like reflexes are required to survive wave after wave of swirling neon in this fearsome high score game.

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GRID Autosport

Warwickshire’s Codemasters has been making games for over 30 years, most recently specialising in sumptuous simulation-like racing games. Made in partnership with London’s Feral Interactive, this is arguably its best effort yet.

    GRID™ Autosport

    Console-quality racing

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Darts of Fury

It doesn’t get much more British than darts, does it? Creator Yakuto’s background in high-end visual effects shines through in this modern, neon-tinged reimagining of the classic pub sport.

    Darts of Fury

    Aim. Launch. Destroy!

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WonderWorlds

This platform adventure game has a charming handmade look and cheery outlook that can’t fail to charm. And with its suite of world-building and editing tools, it has attracted a community of creators making new levels everyone can play.

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Score! Hero

Oxford’s First Touch Games has distilled the drama of football brilliantly here. You’re an up-and-coming footballer who gets a chance in the first team – do you seize the day or do you miss a sitter?

    Score! Hero

    Be The Hero!

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