Android gaming is getting bigger and better every month it seems and there is always a slew of new titles coming to Google Play. Whether you’re a casual gamer or you want something with a beat more meat on its bones, there’s usually a game coming out to suit everyone’s taste. Let’s take a look at the best new Android games from the last month! You can watch the videos on YouTube from passed months by clicking here!
Price: Free with no in-app purchases
Arena of Valor is a hit new MOBA game. It features five on five multiplayer along with three vs three and one vs one options. The game also features over 40 heroes, ten minute matches, a different kind of mode called Hook Wars, and more. The game was intensely popular in its limited release. We think it’s going to be one of the more popular MOBAs right up there with Vainglory and others. It’s free with in-app purchases. However, it’s not a classic freemium game and that’s a good thing.
Bury me, my Love is a text game from Playdius Entertainment. They also published A Normal Lost Phone and Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story. This one follows the story of a refugee as they try to escape Syria. The game takes place in a fictional instant messenger. It’s a low energy, high enjoyment game with a lot to cover. It’s also relatively inexpensive at $2.99 with no in-app purchases or advertisements.
Price: Free / $4.99 with in-app purchases
Dragon Lapis is a new RPG from Kemco, a big hitter in the mobile RPG space. This one features retro graphics, jRPG style mechanics, and a full story line to complete. The game has two versions. The free version is just the base game while the paid version has a few in-game bonuses to start with. Both versions have in-app purchases and that’s not great. The game can be completed without in-app purchases. It just takes a while.
Price: Free with in-app purchases
NBA 2K18 is this year’s official NBA game release. It features basically the same stuff as last year’s game. This one has updated rosters, tweaked controls and mechanics, and an expanded MyCAREER mode. It looks good and it plays fine. The freemium strategy is a little worse than we’d like. That’s the kind of thing you expect out of EA, though. Otherwise, it’s not a bad mobile game for basketball fans. It should remain entertaining until the freemium stuff catches up to you.
Neverending Nightmare is a new psychological thriller game. It follows the story of Thomas. He keeps waking up from nightmares but doesn’t actually wake up. He spends the game running from his inner demons. The game uses simple graphics as well as simple mechanics. It’s fairly gory. We wouldn’t recommend this one for kids. Otherwise, it’s a decent overall mobile experience. The game goes for $3.99 with no in-app purchases.
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is the latest mobile game in the popular franchise. This one follows the story of Abe. He overhears the bad guy’s horrible plans. The game features simple, but fun mechanics, decent graphics, and tons of the franchise’s typical quirky humor. It’s a tad more expensive than most Oddworld games on mobile. The game has some glitches and bugs. We may recommend you wait an update or two for them to fix it up. Otherwise, it’s fun!
Reigns: Her Majesty is the sequel to the popular Tinder-style card game. The mechanics are basically the same. You see a card with a scenario. You swipe left or right to make a decision. The decisions determine whether or not you lose or keep playing. This one also includes an inventory and challenges. It’s a bit better than the first game. However, like the first game, it is a simple. You can grab it for $2.99 with no in-app purchases.
Sonic Runners Adventure is a bit of a weird release. It’s one of the few Sonic games not by SEGA. Gameloft does this one. It plays like a Sonic game. There are obstacles, levels, coins, bad guys, and all the usual platforming. It even has a story line. The game goes for $2.99 with no in-app purchases. That’s the first time in a while that Gameloft launched a game without in-app purchases. It’s a good game, too.
The Sun: Origin is a new first person shooter. It features a story line about a post-apocalyptic future run by warlords and crime. Your goal is to traverse the story without being killed. It features decent graphics, good mechanics, tons of items to collect, and more. The game runs for $1.99 with no in-app purchases. That makes it one of the rare FPS games with no in-app purchases.
Ticket to Earth is a tactical puzzle RPG. It combines tile matching mechanics with tactical RPG mechanics. The game also includes a lengthy storyline about a dying colony and a corrupt system. It’s definitely one of the more interesting hybirds that we’ve seen in a while. The game won a ton of awards as well. It runs for $4.99 with no in-app purchases or advertisements. It’s decent for casual gamers as well as fans of the tactical RPG genre.
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