Everyone, from big-name publishing studios to indie developers, are trying their best to provide gamers with quality and noteworthy titles for their Android devices. In fact, you can find just about every type of game you can possibly imagine on Android. And here’s a list to attest to that!
From role-playing games and shooters to casual and puzzle games, and free-to-play games, here are some of the very best Android games of the year.
GT Racing 2 by Gameloft is an all-out game that’s on par with Real Racing’s realistic driving simulator field. Known for providing gamers with the “real car experience”, this game features over 60 licensed cars that you can race on 13 different tracks. Players can go for various game modes such as Duels, Knockouts and Overtakes, or take part in classic races from thousands of different events. You can even try your luck in multiplayer races. It features numerous camera modes and a built-in screenshot function so you can fully enjoy the sleek graphics and dynamic weather effects.
Drawing inspiration from optical illusions and M.C. Escher prints, this stylish puzzle game lets players guide the princess Ida through a series of bizarre monuments and statues, while trying to evade the strange crow folk. Gameplay consists of players using touch controls to rotate the screen or manipulate the environment to guide Princess Ida through a safe journey, with players frequently navigating surreal optical illusions.
This game sees you as the battle-hardened guardian robot, EPOCH. EPOCH 2 is a cover-based touchscreen shooter that delivers realistic, Unreal Engine-powered graphics and innovative shooting mechanics. It features tap-and-swipe controls that let you guide EPOCH in and out of cover as it trades shots against enemy machines. The game comes with new gameplay elements like Rapid Reload, sniper rifles, etc. to expand your tactical options. Your mission is to make your way to Princess Amelia’s side and fight for the future of humanity in this post-apocalyptic shooter.
Popular quiz game, QuizUp, has finally made its way to Android, bringing its sharp, polished interface and different categories and questions to a new audience of mobile gamers. Just choose a category you want to compete in, and the app will quickly match you up against other players from around the world. Each round is fast and furious, with players scored according to how quickly they can answer a series of multiple choices questions. Apart from the sleek presentation and variety of questions, QuizUp has a strong social element added to it, as it lets you play against friends, chat with other players, and discuss questions and categories.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
It took a while to make its way to the Android market, but this fantastic game from Firaxis has finally arrived, allowing mobile gamers to take the fight to the alien invaders. You play as the commander of the XCOM Project, taking command of elite soldiers in a turn-based battle against attacks from the outer space, while also getting hands-on with managing XCOM’s research and engineering programs to reverse-engineer alien technology and find a way to put an end to alien threat. XCOM can be a bit pricey, but it’s definitely worth the money.
PopCap’s long-awaited sequel is finally here – with a dash of time travel! With Plants vs. Zombies 2, you’ll travel to different places and timelines like Ancient Egypt, the golden age of piracy, the Wild West, and the latest addition, the Future! Each time period brings unique challenges, more bizarre brain-eating zombies to invade your lawn, and new plants to add in to your arsenal. The game combines solid tower defense tactics with cute and vibrant graphics.
Om Nom, the cute little sweet-toothed critter, has made his comeback in Cute the Rope 2, a sequel to the popular physics puzzle game. Your goal is to help Om Nom collect candies and other treats by cutting ropes and solving Rube Goldberg-like puzzles across a variety of new levels. The game also introduces some of Om Nom’s cute friends, the Nommies, each with their own special abilities that can help Om Nom on his quest.
FIFA 14 by EA SPORTS
FIFA 14 is EA Sports’ latest mobile soccer game, putting you in command of your favorite football club(s) and compete in football matches against AI or online players. It comes with a new gesture control option, in addition to the traditional virtual stick and buttons. The Ultimate Team mode allows you to play quick matches to unlock a slowly improving roster of players, while Games of the Week provide all-new challenges. A premium upgrade lets you unlock additional game modes like Manager and Tournament.