Almost half way through the year, here are the best iOS, Android and WP7 titles so far, handpicked with help from the team at PocketGamer.

This article titled “The 25 best smartphone games of 2011 (so far) – part one” was written by Keith Stuart, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 12th July 2011 06.03 UTC

Last year was all about Angry Birds. The unlikely catapult-based physics puzzler saw 100 million downloads (now 200 million!) as well as translations to all the smartphone formats – and a movie tie-in deal. Yes, the mind really does boggle.

So what have been the smartphone gaming highlights of 2011 so far? has there been a contender to Rovio's bird-flinging masterpiece? Today and tomorrow, we'll be listing what we think are the 25 best titles of the year so far, covering the three key platforms. To help me decide, I asked for contributions from the writers of mobile gaming news site, Pocket Gamer, and they've helpfully provided a few words on their favourite releases.

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