Freemium may be the dominant way to play on your smartphone and tablet, but there are still games worth paying for upfront
Remember when you paid for a game, and then you played it? Hard as it may be to recall, this was once the norm. Since smartphones came along, Freemium games – where you play for free but pay to speed things up or unlock more – have been in the ascendancy. And while in-app purchases aren’t always a bad thing, sometimes it’s nice to just pay upfront and settle down to play.
With that in mind, here are 10 of the best recent mobile games – all released in the second half of 2015 – that are worth shelling out for, with no subsequent in-app purchases. Prices are correct at the time of writing.