10 best new Android games of December 2016!
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!
Capcom released their first port of the popular Ace Attorney game. Apollo Justice Ace Attorney is the fourth game in the series for those who want to know. This is a hidden-object strategy game where you play an attorney. Your job is to win your various court cases. You’ll also get performance options for 30FPS and 60FPS, controls optimized for a touch screen, and more. It’s a tad pricey at $15.99, but it is a full port of the game and there are no in-app purchases. It’s a great title overall.
Bully is a title by Rockstar Games. It’s a port of the PlayStation 2 version from 2006. In this game, you’re tasked with controlling a kid as you explore an open world, go to classes, complete missions, play mini-games, and more. It’s also the anniversary edition which means you’ll have additional content to play through. You’ll also be able to challenge your friends in an online mini-game which isn’t typical for a Rockstar title. There are also no in-app purchases, which is nice.
[Price: Free / $1.49]
Distraint was originally a PC game from 2015. This is a horror-puzzle game that features a dark story line of a guy trying to get a deal with a company. It’s a fairly simple game with 2D graphics along with simple controls. You’ll also be solving puzzles as you progress. A lot of the features revolve around the minimal controls and atmospheric music that help deliver a pretty decent horror experience. It’s a free download so you can try it out. You can also buy the full version for $1.49
[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Hill Climb Racing 2 is the sequel to one of the most popular freemium games ever. It follows the same basic premise as its predecessor. You’ll be racing through various levels to earn points and victories. There is also a decent number of character and vehicle customizations that you can choose from. That includes vehicle customizations that change how the vehicle acts and drives. It’s a freemium game which means it has the usual pitfalls. However, it’s really not that bad.
Kathy Rain is a hidden object game with a pretty decent story. You’ll play as a journalist named Kathy who is hot on the trail of her grandfather’s murderer. The game has mixture of modern and retro. On the one hand, the graphics are retro, but the game also features voice acting along with an original score. It also boasts 40,000 lines of dialogue and more than 40 hand-drawn environments. It’s $4.99 if you want to give it a try. There are no in-app purchases.
Retro City Rampage DX is an open-world adventure game. It also takes a lot of its design cues from early Grand Theft Auto titles. You’ll play as a reprobate as you explore the city, complete missions, and wreak all kinds of havoc. There are also arcade challenges if you only want to play for a few minutes at a time and mini-games that you can play. There is quite a bit to do in this game. It’ll run you $4.99 with no in-app purchases.
Retro Winter Sports 1986 is a sports game that focuses on the Winter Olympics. It has six winter sporting events that you can play through, including Ski Jump, Biathlon, Bobsled, Speed Skating, Curling, and Slalom. You can also choose between 12 nations to represent. On top of that, the game includes achievements and leaderboards through Google Play Games. It’s relatively inexpensive at $1.99 and there are no in-app purchases.
Samorost 3 is an adventure puzzle game from the developers of Machinarium. That means you can expect the same kind of unique, beautifully done graphics and puzzles as that game. In Samorost 3, you play as a curious gnome who has a flute that can help you travel across space. You’ll visit several alien worlds, solve a bunch of puzzles, and overcome various challenges. It’s a fun little game, especially if you’ve played the first two installments of the series.
[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Shadow Bug Rush is a fun little platformer that is reminiscent of Badland. As the title implies, you’ll play through this game as a shadow bug. You’ll also be hack-and-slashing bad guys, avoiding traps, overcoming obstacles, and a lot more. There are also leaderboards, loot, and power ups to help round out the game play. It’s a freemium game with the usual freemium game problems. However, it’s not a half bad time waster if you’re looking for one.
[Price: $4.99 / $3.99]
Twilight Struggle is a board game that has been ported to mobile. It takes place during the Cold War and you’ll play as either the United States or the USSR. Your job is to play through the 40 year war to see how it turns out, but if you trigger nuclear war, it’s game over. You can play alone against AI opponents or with friends online if you want to. There is also additional DLC that you can purchase for $3.99. It’s pretty good if you’re into board games.
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