Mobile games are huge -- and the industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
A recent survey taken by the mobile app tracking company Distimo revealed that most of the app purchases in Apple's App Store and Google Play were of video games. Distimo reports that of the top 400 overall grossing apps on Google Play, 48 percent of the top apps were games. The games generated 92 percent of the revenue for Google Play in September. At Apple's App Store, 52 percent of the top overall apps were games, which generated 79 percent of the revenue.
We've rounded up a handful of spectacular new mobile games that are a must-download.
A game called "Device 6" is one of the most unique games of the year. It's more of an experience than a game.
The main character is a woman named Anna, who must solve bizarre puzzles to solve the mystery of why she's woken up on a strange island. Each level is filled with text clues, 3D photos and recordings, among other interactive features.
Co-founder of Simogo, the makers of "Device 6," Simon Flesser told CBSNews.com that they wanted to create an experience that let gamers use their imagination, but still giving them enough "fuel" to solve the game. "Device 6" is available for iOS devices and costs $3.99.
Video games can create a Zen-like experience. Anyone who's played games like "Flower" or "Journey" can attest to that. A mobile game named "Harmony" is a beautiful and simple puzzle game that's a workout for your brain. Players arrange blocks to create color blocks. The relaxing music enhances the experience, so turn the volume up. "Harmony" is available for iOS and Android devices for $.99.
Hardcore gamers can turn to a tried and true video game franchise and download "Call of Duty: Strike Team." The Activision team delivers another solid Call of Duty title. The game has all of the familiar first-person shooting aspects -- and adds a new "drone" mode that lets players zoom out and look at the setting from above. "Call of Duty: Strike Team" is available for iOS and Android devices for $6.99.
A game called "The Occupant" will scare the daylights out of you. Players wander the creepy hallways of an abandoned hotel and complete goals and collect items before a shadowy figure called the Occupant catches up with you. This game is not for the faint of heart. "The Occupant" is available for iOS devices and costs $.99.