It’s the middle of January. Dump out that leftover eggnog in the fridge, toss out the turkey, and for goodness sake, CHARGE YOUR ANDROID PHONE.
You’re going to need to if you plan to get through all 15 of our picks for new Android games that you should be playing.
One of the year’s biggest mobile hits was also one of its latest. Releasing on Android through the Amazon store in December (and on Google Play just last week), Crossy Road combines the arcade fun of Frogger with the endless gameplay of most modern mobile endeavors.
If anyone asks you what the greatest Star Wars game of all time is and you don’t answer KOTOR, there’s only one explanation: you haven’t played it. It’s time to rectify that with the Android release of BioWare’s 2003 RPG classic.
In a world of mundane matching games, Bear Winter is a breath of fresh air. With a simple narrative and end-results tied to your matches, every move you make has a weight attached to it. We’re calling it: this might just be the first sleeper hit of 2015.
Air combat games? They’re awesome. If this is a sentiment you agree with, you’re probably quite familiar with the Sky Gamblers series. The third entry in the franchise (originally released on iOS in 2012) has finally made its way to Android. Dogfights for a dollar? That’s a hard bargain to argue with.
A great digital adaptation of an equally-great tabletop game is now on Google Play. Gamers will build a spaceship from a random collection of sewer parts, and then pray they can keep it all together as they try to earn more cosmic credits than the competition.
If you’ve been hesitant about first-person shooters on mobile, this new version of NOVA 3 is your cost effective way to find out if they’re for you. This is the full game, absolutely free, augmented by ads rather than in-app purchases.
The latest Kairosoft game is a simulation about running a business. I feel like I’ve typed that sentence a thousand times over the last few years, but that doesn’t make it any less true. And if you’re a fan of Kairosoft simulations, this is just one more reason to rejoice! Warning though: we’ve seen more than a few complaints about bugs rendering this one virtually unplayable on certain devices (and have even heard the same from a member of our review crew).
Having become one of the top developers of web games over the last few years, Nitrome has a massive back catalog of games they can remaster for mobile devices. And of those, I’m very glad to see they picked Gunbrick – a puzzle platformer about a cube with a gun on one side and a shield on the other.
It’s been a while since you’ve had a new twin stick shooter to play. Specular is hoping to break that cold streak with an infrared visual appeal, fast-paced gameplay, and more enemies than you can shake a stick at.
Regular readers won’t be too surprised to learn that 80 Days has finally made the jump to Android. After all, it was one of our picks for the 10 best Android games of 2014. The mix of narrative and exploration made 80 Days one of the best interactive stories we’ve ever been a part of. If you’re a reader, don’t hesitate to pick this one up.
Next time you’re out for coffee, surprise a bunch of strangers by inviting them to a game of Battle Slimes. You can gather four players around your Android tablet for this simple, fun, one-button arena experience.
Thanks to a few incredibly successful years on Facebook, Stormfall already has a built-in audience. That said, it’s ok to be late to the party. Rise of Balur marks the series debut on mobile, and if you’re a fan of medieval army management-style games, it’s pretty much a no-brainer.