"Console quality" is a phrase that gets tossed around quite a bit in mobile development. Both players and creators seem eager for something a bit bigger and more substantial than Angry Birds — but we've yet to really see a game that meets those lofty standards. Titles like Deus Ex: The Fall and Oceanhorn nearly look like console games with great 3D visuals, but ultimately fail with gameplay that's not well suited to a touchscreen. Even the excellent Infinity Blade series — perhaps the best-looking games to grace a smartphone — features gameplay that's fun, but severely stripped down. The next contender for the crown is Republique, a stealth action game from new studio Camouflaj. And the amazing thing is that it actually works — it's like Metal Gear Solid streamlined for a touchscreen, and it's one of the best mobile games of 2013.