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Android Gaming Thread: News & Recommendations


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Welcome to the Android Gaming OT. The thread where you will be able to get your gaming news, rumors, reviews and most importantly, recommendations, all in one place.

Google Play Store.
Amazon App Store.

Google Play Games:

The central hub to the Android gaming experience. Google Play Games features cloud saves, games you have brought/played, your friends, recent players, achievements, leaderboards (public and friends), Google+ integration, and game notifications. Download the app here.

Game Recommendations:
Click on the name for Play Store link. Click on the images for the trailer.


Angry Birds- Puzzle
The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs’ defenses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each level requires logic, skill, and force to solve.

Angry Birds Star Wars- Puzzle
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... a group of desperate rebel birds faced off against a galactic menace: the Empire’s evil Pigtroopers!

Baseball Superstars 2013- Sports/Multiplayer
Featured in crisp, clear HD- this is the best baseball game for mobile devices. With enhanced batting and pitching moves, players experience smart intuitive baseball as never before. New and improved My Pitcher and My Batter modes lets you experience best of both worlds as you train, challenge, and compete for first place. Grow from rookie to super star by tackling new quests and relationships with your fans and cohorts! Join the millions of fans world wide in this epic baseball RPG experience

Bobbing: Get Addicted Edition- Arcade
A unique fast-paced, addictive game with simple touch screen controls. This version feature 25 exclusive levels for you to test and enjoy! Reverse the gravity and switch colors to clear challenging levels. Collect bonus pieces and don't get caught by the blazing fire to get the highest score!

Carmageddon. Full Version($1.99).- Racing
Carmageddon is the original freeform driving sensation, where pedestrians (and cows!) equal points, and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. The game features anarchic drive-wherever-you-like gameplay and over-the-top surreal comedy violence. It’s the racing game where racing is for wimps.

Color Zen- Puzzle
Color Zen is a new kind of puzzle game for phones and tablets. One that invites you to put on your headphones, relax, and find your way through an abstract world of colors and shapes. There is no score. No penalties for failure. Just a simple set of rules, intuitive controls, and satisfying puzzles. Get into the flow with Color Zen.

CSR Racing- Racing/F2P
If you love incredible racing games, CSR Racing is the only FREE racing game you need to play! Race your dream car in the ultimate test: a drag race along deserted city streets. CSR Racing combines stunning, high-fidelity graphics with addictive gameplay to create a new type of racing experience.

Cytus- Rhythm
Lets experience music 'n art, beat 'n rebound!

Kingdom Conquest II- Card battler/Strategy/F2P
It is a time of war and chaos. Begin with nothing and end with a kingdom. SEGA’s Kingdom Conquest II is the epic free-to-play strategy game for conquerors.

Nimble Quest- Action
Lead a conga line of heroes to glory against hordes of enemies across an endless number of stages. How many enemies can you defeat? Swipe to steer your unstoppable (seriously, you can’t stop) party as they cut a path of destruction through levels filled with different enemies and power-ups. Unlock and level up heroes to increase the size of your party and make them more powerful.

Quadropus Rampage- Action/F2P
Quadropus Rampage is an Endless Roguelike that casts you, the player, as an enraged, four-legged cephalopod. It is your quest to reach the bottom of the ocean and destroy Pete, the evil god of the sea, before his army of abyssal creatures can overtake the ocean.

Real Racing 3- Racing/F2P/Multiplayer
Featuring a wide variety of officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and over 50 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Plus, racing against friends becomes even easier with the advanced Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM) technology, allowing you to race anyone, anytime, anywhere on smartphone and tablet devices!

Royal Revolt!- Tower Defense
Royal Revolt is a brand new reverse T-defense game with beautiful 3D graphics and intuitive touch controls! Lead your soldiers to victory against your greedy relatives who have stolen your father’s throne.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out- Casual/Sim Builder/F2P
THIS GAME IS LIFE-RUININGLY FUN! Homer accidently caused a meltdown that wiped out Springfield. D’OH! Now, it’s up to you to rebuild it! From the writers of The Simpsons, tap into a city building game that lets you create your own living, breathing Springfield... for FREE.

SHADOWGUN: DeadZone- FPS/Multiplayer
Prove your courage and challenge your friends. Experience heroic multiplayer battles that have never been seen on mobile device before. Enjoy console quality multiplayer game with awesome graphics on your phone and tablet.

Star Traders RPG. Elite Version ($2.99)- Turn-based strategy/RPG
This epic space pirate RPG offers a deep and challenging world and economy to Star Trading captains. You must navigate the waters of Quadrant politics and chose sides among the constantly conflicting Factions, or take the risk to stay independent. Enjoy endless replay value in this deep space civ and trading simulation which allows you to take any path you want as a captain. Act as a pirate against the merchants using the great shipping lanes, join the Solar War as a military captain, or hunt targets across the Quadrant as a fearsome bounty hunter!

Zenonia 5- Action/RPG
Immerse yourself once again in the best action RPG for mobile. Defeat impossible bosses and unravel the mysteries in stunning HD!

$3 and under games:

Amber Route- Card Battler $1.99
Amber Route is a trip to the land of the Slavic beliefs, monsters and magic. In this game full of surprises embark on a dangerous journey leading his caravan through more and more new areas. The path which you will defeat is however treacherous. At each step, they will persecute traps, catapults, sinister creatures and ancient magic.

Arranger- Action/RPG/Adventure $.99
Drop your sword and pick up your saxophone! Enter the realm of "Musica" and set out on a retro quest to become the greatest musical arranger in the land!

The Bard's Tale- Action $2.99
They said it couldn’t be done… a full-scale massive 3D epic role-playing game on Android! See why it’s the BIGGEST Android game ever made!

Colorus- Puzzle/Action $.99
This is innovative runner with unique control - you must pick color compared with obstacle to destroy it.
Various game modes, funny enemies and many color pallets.

Combo Crew- Fighting/Multiplayer $1.99
Touch controls are smooth, responsive, and easy to learn: one-finger swipe to punch / kick, tap to counter, and two-finger swipes for special combos. When your super combo gauge fills up, all hell breaks loose—beat down the bad guys with hectic in-your-face combo streaks!

Fieldrunners 2- Tower Defense/Strategy $2.99
Get ready to DEFEND THE WORLD! The biggest sequel in tower defense history is finally available for Android phones and tablets: Fieldrunners 2 has arrived! From Subatomic Studios, creators of the award winning classic strategy game comes an all new adventure that was years in the making. Build epic mazes out of powerful weapons to defend the world from the invading fieldrunners!

Funky Smugglers- Rhythm/Multiplayer $.99
Funky Smugglers combines awesome 70s atmosphere with massive multiplayer events for endless arcade fun.

GTA:Vice City- Action/Open World $2.99
To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Rockstar Games brings Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to mobile devices with high-resolution graphics, updated controls and a host of new features.

Indiana Stone- Endless Runner/Action $2.99
Tired of infinitely running? Well, your wishes are about to be GRANITE!
As a rolling boulder, crush the treasure hunter as he tries to escape with a priceless idol!

Kingdom Rush- Arcade/Tower Defense $1.99
The acclaimed action fantasy defense game is now available on Android for Phones and Tablets! Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command!

Mini Motor Racing- Racing/Multiplayer $.99
Mini Motor Racing plays like a favorite remote-controlled car showdown, combined with modern tech to nitro-boost your engines! Play multiplayer against up to four of your friends via WiFi! Race in campaign competitions for big rewards! Upgrade your skills and cars to win more! It’s all here in Mini Motor Racing.

Rayman Jungle Run- Platformer $2.99
Rayman Jungle Run is powered by the same UbiArt Framework engine that brought you Rayman Origins - Winner of numerous Game of the Year and Platformer of the Year awards.

Scribblenauts Remix- Casual/Puzzle $.99
THINK IT! CREATE IT! SOLVE IT! The award-winning, best-selling video game is now available for select Android tablets! Help Maxwell acquire the Starite by creating any object, bringing it to life and using it to solve each challenge.

Shelter- Card Battler $2.26
Shelter is an exciting new zombie card-dueling game. Playing like a hybrid of a collectible card game and the castle defence genre, Shelter will provide you with hours of challenging play. Defend yourself from the zombie onslaught as you fight to be reunited with the woman you love. You define your strategy, but be warned...You'll need to adapt to survive.

Super Hexagon- Puzzle $2.99
Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.

They Need To Be Fed 2- Platformer $1.95
Gravity in all directions means you can never fall off, but that's not to say the game is easy! This is the sequel to the original They Need To Be Fed, which received much acclaim. They Need To Be Fed 2 is bigger, better, full of new surprises but also "more of the same"!

$5 and under:

Arma Tactics THD-Strategy $4.99
Arma Tactics is a turn-based close-combat strategy game, where the player takes control of a four-member Special Forces team. There are no given strategies, rails to move on, or paths to follow; it‘s up to the player to decide how he will play through both the story-driven missions and generated missions with randomized objectives.

Crazy Taxi- Arcade/Driving $4.99
Hey hey, come on over and have some fun with Crazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and crazy combo your way to crazy money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the craziest cabbies come out victorious.

Game Dev Story- RPG/Casual $4.99
Manage your own game company and try to create a million-selling game in this unique simulation. Features the ability to develop your company's own game console, plus a system for changing your staff members' professions.

Hero of Many- Action/Puzzle $3.99
Hero Of Many takes you on an epic journey as a tiny hero in a dangerous world. But you’re not alone; you lead a swarm of water-beings through fierce battles for freedom across four different worlds and twenty-six choreographed levels. It’s an atmospheric action adventure that takes you deep into underwater caverns.

Laviathan Warships-Action/Strategy/Multiplayer $4.99
Leviathan: Warships is a strategic action game where players can build and customize their own fleet of warships to play with or against their friends. Play together in the co-op campaign missions against the growing Marauder threat or fight through special Challenge Missions with your friends.

Hundreds- Puzzle $4.99
Simple in concept, deep in design, Hundreds is a puzzle game that requires quick fingers and deep thinking.

M&M Clash of Heroes- Action/Puzzle $4.99
The award-winning Puzzle-RPG is now remastered and optimized for Android devices! Live the epic adventure of 5 young Heroes leading their clans to save the world of Might & Magic.

$5 and up:

Final Fantasy III- RPG $15.99
FINAL FANTASY III was a hallmark of innovation for the entire series, from the job system that lets characters change classes at any time to the ability to summon powerful creatures such as Shiva and Bahamut.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition- Action/Casual/Multiplayer $6.99
Minecraft is about placing blocks to build things and going on adventures! Pocket Edition includes randomly generated worlds, multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network, and Survival and Creative modes. You can craft and create with your friends anywhere in the world so long as you have hands spare and battery to burn.

N.O.V.A. 3- FPS/Multiplayer $6.99
Don't waste your time & suit up! Fight for mankind's survival in the greatest space shooter on mobile devices!


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Google Play Games A- Achievements. L- Leaderboards

7x7- Puzzle A/L
7x7 is a new puzzle game inspired by classic 5 or more. It’s easy to grasp and very addictive. Make horizontal, vertical or diagonal rows of the same color by dragging pieces across the board and get points and power ups!

A Truly Fun Game- Puzzle A/L
The game is all about arranging blocks to fit into the shaded region at the center of your screen. Blocks come in all shapes and sizes, and cannot be rotated. The unique aspect of the game is that, only one solution is possible for every puzzle in the game. So it's that much harder to connect the pieces and solve the riddle!

Ball Maze- Puzzle/Multiplayer A/L
Ball Maze is a fun and addicting puzzle game. You have to get the ball on a target field by rolling it through one of over 800 challenging levels.

Bouncy Ball- Puzzle A/L
The best addictive brain games. You eat the stars to all the way. It's easier than any games. Various obstacle/trap will be the best control games to test your control.
And level of more than 20 world and 800 will be a great brain games.

I Need A Hero- Puzzle A/L
Do you want to be a Hero? Do you want to save beautiful princesses and fight fearsome dragons? Do you love puzzles, adventures and RPG? Are you are tired of boring match-3? Then I need you! I need a HERO!

Plague Inc.- Puzzle A/L
Plague Inc. is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation from developer Ndemic Creations and brought to you on Android by Miniclip. Can you infect the world?

Space Maze- Puzzle A
This new Magma Mobile game offers hours of 3D fun that will surely test your thinking skills.

The Sandbox- Puzzle A
Discover an exciting new element recently added to The Sandbox: Humans -- an intelligent life-form that will add an extra dimension to your worlds! They will wander around, eat, build, and even work if you induce them with one of the 4 magic powders: Miner, Woodcutter, Hunter or Builder!

Triple Town- Puzzle/City Builder A/L
Triple Town is an original puzzle game in which you try to grow the greatest possible city. The larger the city you build, the more points you score. You build your city by matching three or more game-pieces: combine three grasses to make a bush, three bushes to make a tree... until you've filled the board with houses, cathedrals and castles.

Zookeeper Battle- Puzzle/Multiplayer A
The overwhelmingly popular action puzzle game with over 10 million players now comes to the Google Play Store as a versus puzzle game – and it’s free to play!

Can Knockdown 1 2. 3.- Puzzle A/L
Yes we can! Or should we say: yes we can... knock the can!

My Singing Monsters- Casual A/L
Welcome to My Singing Monsters! A world inhabited by strange creatures for you to collect, breed, play and control! Marvel as your monstrous minions sing for you. They’ll hum, whistle, bounce and scream their hearts out! You have never seen an extraordinary game like this before!

Super Stickman Golf 2- Causal/Sports/Multiplayer A
Super Stickman Golf 2 out does the original in almost every way possible. With over 20 dynamic courses, new power-ups, customizable characters, 53 achievements, online multiplayer, Super Stickman Golf 2 will keep you on the fairway for a long time!

Townsmen- Casual/Citybuilder $2.59
Townsmen is back - and it’s bigger, better and cuter than ever before! Experience this all-new entry to the popular series of medieval city-building and economic simulation games!

PBA Bowling Challenge- Sports/Multiplayer A/L
Rise through the ranks against 21 of the PBA’s best bowlers as you compete for a variety of regional and national championship trophies.

Swipe Basketball- Sports A/L
How many consecutive shots can you score?Get ready to challenge your friends in a 2 minutes frenzy basketball shooter session and become the world's best player in 3D basketball game.

Tour de France 2013- Sports A/L $3.99
Enjoy the thrill of the world’s most popular cycling race and face the stars of the peloton ! Including all official stages and teams of the Tour!


What games are on Android and not iOS? I've been iOS-only for a while, but I'm probably gonna get the new Nexus 7 when it comes out, if only to finally try out Android. I know Ikagura is one, but are there any other notable games?


Entered the thread, thinking it was the OG Android gaming thread. Was going to recommend you make a thread dedicated just for this. Good to see you took my advice. It was good advice, indeed.

You should have weekly / monthly recommendations in the OP. Nice job, by the way.


I'm currently playing:

My Country: 2020
The World of Magic
Super Stickman Golf 2
Sniper Shooter
Beastie Bay
Leps World 2


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Nice job on the OP. I would add to the list one of these shmups: Blazing Star, R-Type, Ikaruga (which is Android-exclusive for now). Also, emulators like Tiger Arcade; being able to play Third Strike on my phone was nothing short of amazing!


games i have on my galaxy s2

shelter (zombie survival card game, once you have allies and have access to more cards it gets more interesting)

anomaly (this is more a comic than a game)

pixel dungeon (free roguelike)

super hexagon

scribblenauts remix

talisman prologue hd (talisman board game but this is single player only, so instead of trying to get the crown of command you get quests instead)

undead hunt (similar to the walking dead: assault game that just came out, but a lot better since you can actually create barricades using the movable objects and you can pause midway to plan mid-way, and it's free and if i remember correctly it's made by a geffer)

drakerider (square enix rpg)

deep dungeons of doom (free timing based rpg i guess? not sure how i should describe this)

amber route (just found out about this card game recently, pretty fun)


Is anyone on the beta for Star Command for Android? How's it look? Does it still need a lot of fixing or do we think it'll be good to go next week?


GAF parliamentarian
Think Knights of Pen and Paper, Rayman Jungle Run and Where's My Water have been the only games I've truly enjoyed (and wouldn't have preferred on a dedicated handheld).

I definitely recommend them.
best $2 (or free, if you're willing to wait for several seconds each time you play) I've ever paid on Google Play. It also has an interesting business model


New |OT|, yay.

I'm playing Stealth Bastard these days. Nice little stealth/platformer, although it's not on Google Play (yet?) unfortunately, after being introduced in the latest Humble Bundle. People who are in for some good old finger-tap grinding must also check Knights of Pen and Paper.


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Thank you guys for the feedback and suggestions. Will definitely look into doing some sort of weekly/monthly recommendations. Ash has volunteered his services and we should have banners soon. Make it easier to read and navigate the op.

Ash brought up sorting the games by genres. Is that something you guys think would be better? My rationale for doing by price, was because I also listed genres. This way, a person could search the page via the specific genre and another person could easily view everything by price.

Pm me or post your thoughts here.


By price is a neat way to arrange considering that one can always Ctrl+F their way to a genre, I suppose. Still, I think price in not always indicative of the game's quality, length or anything, and since the biggest division is between Free, < 7 bucks and > 7 bucks, there may be a more useful way to categorize games.

Another idea is making categories as per the game's scope. For example, 'Quick Bits' would contain the likes of [sic] Angry Birds or Temple Run, while 'Core Games' or something would accommodate games like Chaos Rings and R-Type. A common complain about Play Store is that it still lacks labels akin to AppStore's 'Big-Name Games' and the like, and we could use this thread for that.

Riptide GP and Riptide GP 2 should be on every capable android device
Yep, Riptide is great, albeit simplistic. I haven't played the sequel, does it add more depth? We should GAFsemble for some multiplayer action!


Yep, Riptide is great, albeit simplistic. I haven't played the sequel, does it add more depth? We should GAFsemble for some multiplayer action!

yes, a lot more depth, the boats now leave deformed water wakes behind them which adds a lot to the tactics or finding the best path, you can upgrade the boats, customise the colours etc, theres various single player events in the career, and full online multiplayer


Have you guys tried the new Prince of persia game? It's nothing like the original dos/snes game but it plays pretty good.


someone mentioned that Quell was free in the old thread yesterday and I picked it up.

nice relaxing game with achievements. worth a look.

thanks for posting that whoever you were.

I'm currently playing:

My Country: 2020
The World of Magic
Super Stickman Golf 2
Sniper Shooter
Beastie Bay
Leps World 2

been meaning to check out stickman golf, just did because of your post. thanks!

it seems great.
I'm really new to Android (Just got my Nexus 4 a week ago) but I'm pretty addicted to Puzzle and Dragons and Plague Inc. Thanks for this OP, I now have some new ideas for games to try out! :D


Awesome thread!!!

Hopefully we'll be get some free apps soon because on iOS pretty much most games go free at some point...


Bit dungeon rogue like very fun if you like dungeon crawlers

Deep dungeon of Doom turn base rpg it is fun, just got it seems like there is some depth there

Rainbow Unicorn Attack 2 fun endless runner really good music

btw any recommendations for asynchronous multiplayer games I already got super stick man golf 2


Golden Domers are chickenshit!!
Finally, an android gaming thread without a malware warning on page 1!
Does Crazy Taxi have the original Soundtrack? I read that the Steam version had a shitty soundtrack.

Edit. App description states that it does have the original Soundtrack. Bought. Hopefully the DS4 works on it.


yeah, the Walking Dead game is pretty good. im liking it. not bad for $3.

a little hectic with touch controls, especially on a small screen, but im not regretting the purchase.

wish i could get it to work on my tablet.


The new Prince of Persia is okay. I'm having fun with it. It makes me crave physical buttons, though, not gonna lie.
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