Here is a list of the top Android games for the past few months. Regardless if you like platforms, puzzles or burning tires on the hot asphalt, there is a game for you. We were lucky to receive many great titles this year and we are not done yet. So here is our choice for top 10 Android games this year so far. Let’s take a look.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Although it faced some harsh criticism about the fuel that time-limits the amount you can play with a single car, Ashpalt 9 is still a great game with top-notch graphics. Compared to Asphalt 8 there are all kind of improvements across the board. This includes the physics of the cars and other objects that are still arcade to the bone. The game counts 5,000,000+ downloads on Google Play and holds a solid 4.5/5 review score.
Android isn’t immune to the whole “Battle Royale” trend that is currently going on. Luckily not only cloned games are arriving, there are high quality titles as well. Epic’s famous Fortnite will be arriving too, but not on the Play Store. The reasons behind this are not clear yet, but I’ll bet my right kidney that it has something to do with the money coming in from the in-app purchases. Just because it won’t be on the Play Store, that doesn’t mean you can’t play it. Although still technically in beta, you can easily register on the link below.
Another Battle Royale game from the top tier. After receiving huge amount of support even before it was officially launched on Steam, the developers from Tencent Games decided not to let this one slide and release a faithful port on Android as well. The one feature missing from the franchise compared to Fortnite, is the true cross-platform multiplayer option. PUBG Mobile players can only play against other PUBG Mobile players, which means Android and iOS cross play only. At least for now.
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition
Yes, the iconic Final Fantasy series. Square Enix was perfectly aware that they could never get away by directly porting Final Fantasy XV from Playstation 4 and Xbox One, so they decided to make an abridged version of the game – Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition. The game has simplified graphics and eliminates the open world concept, but stays faithful to the plot as the original game. Many side-quests were added to extend the gameplay and the controls were optimized for the touch interface on Android and iOS.
MARVEL Strike Force
Possible one of the games with fastest player base growth, MARVEL Strike force seems to be checking all the right boxes according to the fans. An assault on Earth has begun and Super Heroes and Super Villains are working together to defend it. Yep, pretty straight-forward. The gameplay is a mash-up of RPG with arcade fighting and team-building, pretty graphics and cool stories. All packed up nicely in Marvel’s classic style. The game is free to play with optional in-app purchases. If you like to play something like Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes with super heroes from the Marvel universe, check it out.
The Room: Old Sins
Finally, a puzzle game. The Room series started in late 2012 on iOS and was later ported on Android as well. This is the fourth installment in the franchise and takes place in the attic of Waldegrave Manor. You are searching for a couple that went missing and the only place where you didn’t peek (yet) is the creepy attic with a creepy dollhouse inside. Explore the Waldegrave Manor, solve bizarre contraptions and unlock all the rooms to win.
Another puzzle solving creepy game that originated on Steam. Hello Neighbor is… well, about your neighbor. There is something fishy going on in the house across the street and you just have to take a look. Sneak in, solve puzzles and don’t get caught. Will you uncover the secret he keeps in his basement? Give it a try, but be aware that the game still has some compatibility problems. To remedy this, the developers included a free trial so you can try it out before you decide to buy the rest.
Game Dev Tycoon
This is probably the only game that received so many 5.0 reviews on the Play Store, that Google though something fishy is going on and cut them in half. Well, the reviews were legit (as the developers explained on their website) and the game is really good if you like management simulations. Based on Game Dev Story from Kairosoft, Game Dev Tycoon offers a lot of improvements across the board and a more polished product overall. The goal is to create games. Starting as a small development company in the 80s, you will have to rise above everyone else and become a leader in the market. Just be careful, this game is seriously addictive.
Homo Machina is an educational puzzle game where the human body is represented as a gigantic 1920s factory. Before you run away screaming aah education, watch the trailer. It’s fun and original in its own way. The only complaint I have about Homo Machina is the amount of gameplay you get for the price. It’s short, fun but short. If the devs could bring down the price just a bit, this would be a certain recommendation.
After gaining the respect of the gaming community across the globe with Dead Trigger 2, Madfinger Games next challenge was to create a FPS game that could be played with or against friends and family. Shadow Legend is exactly that, a modern FPS with heavy accent on Co-Op and PvP game modes. Although there are some RPG elements and skill customization, most of the time you will shoot aliens in their heads, in that particular aspect Shadow Legends shines the most. It’s free to play with optional in-app purchases and if you have to horsepower necessary to run it, I recommend you try it.
That’s it for now. Sorry if your favorite game was not included, but the list can only be so long. Drop a comment below for any suggestion about updating the list with top Android games from 2018 that you think should be here.[template id=”6521″] [template id=”5962″]