It’s February, and as always, gaming on mobile devices is improving at a far greater rate than anyone can imagine. Especially Android games are hitting new heights every month, with more and more developers joining the platform and releasing games. And with the introduction of Vulkan API from Android Nougat, it can only get even better over time. Due to that, it won’t be long before Android sees some even more impressive titles than we have right now. But the library of games in the Google Play Store is already vast. So it can prove to be quite challenging to select games to play.
This is why we compile a list of good games to play every month for your convenience. So without further ado here are the top 5 best Android games for February 2020.
1. Gameloft Classics: Prime Games Collection (Early Access)
Gameloft Classics: Prime Games Collection is a subscription-based service that lets you play 30 classic games on modern Android devices. It has a dream collection of games for any retro game lover.
Gameloft Classics: Prime Games Collection boasts multiple game genres, including life simulation, card game, puzzle, shooter, adventure, and many more. It also features optimized and overall good touch controls to surf through the games with ease. Although coming with retro graphics to relive your memories, the games themselves have been appropriately reformatted as well. Making these games playable on a modern device is no small feat, and Gameloft SE has achieved just that. Here is a full list of games that you can play:
|Game Category||Available Games|
|Puzzle Fun||Bubble Bash 2, Brain Challenge 3, Abracadaball, Diamond Rush, Detective Ridley, and The Mysterious Enigma.|
|Shooter Gameplay||Zombie Infection, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus, Alien Quarantine, Gangstar 2, NOVA, Wild West Guns, Zombiewood.|
|Life & Love||Vampire Romance, My Life in New York, Miami Nights 2, Date or Ditch 2, High School Hook Ups Arcade Action, Soul of Darkness, Fashion Icon, Block Breaker Deluxe 2 & 3, Hero of Sparta, Cannon Rats.|
|Sports & Cards||Texas Hold’em Poker, Platinum Solitaire 3, Midnight Bowling 3 & 4, KO Fighters 2D, Avalanche Snowboarding, Motocross Trials Extreme.|
Depending on your pack, the subscription service grants you a number of coins daily for a week or a month. You can claim these coins by logging into the available games mentioned above each day. If you don’t claim your coins for a day or two, they would be lost. So make sure to make full use of these coins. The price of the subscription ranges anywhere between ₹79 – ₹1599 in India. Being an early access app, it hasn’t launched in the US yet.
2. Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes
Galaxy of Heroes is a must-have for all star wars fans out there. Announced first back on June 15th, 2015, during EA’s E3 conference, it’s a turn-based strategy game with deep RPG elements.
One of the best things about GOH is the ability to play as any character from the Star Wars saga. You can even play new characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Players can create their light and dark side teams while progressing through the game. You can collect over 140 characters from all eras and engage in turn-based war with giant bosses. Throughout the game, Galaxy of Heroes takes you to iconic Star Wars locations such as Tatooine, Hoth, and many more. You can even create your Rebel team or Empire with multiple Rebel leaders or various dark sith lords admirals, respectively. Players can also upgrade their heroes’ abilities as they progress through the game for more powerful attacks and bigger wins. This game even lets you build starships and Capital Ships to engage in ship battles.
Galaxy of Heroes also has excellent online multiplayer options. Players can fight others in Squad Cantina Battles, PvP Squad Arena, and Squad Tournaments modes. Gear enhancing and moves unlocking are also a part of Galaxy of Heroes’ core gameplay. While progressing through the game, players can unlock moves like Anakin’s Reckless Assault, Luke Skywalker’s Bullseye, and many more. Also, you can create a customizable Guild in Galaxy of Heroes. Using that, you can lead Raids with friends and fight against bosses like the Rancor and AAT Tank. You can also face-off against other Guilds and conquer territories to top global leaderboards in Territory War. Sadly, being an EA game, microtransactions are very prominent throughout. In-app products, loot drops, and loot boxes range anywhere between $0.99 – $99.99 per item (₹79 – ₹7900 in India).
3. Life is Strange
Life Is Strange is one of, if not the best, story and choice-based episodic games of all time made by Dontnod games. It is a must-play for people who crave a good story in a singleplayer narrative title if they haven’t played it.
In Life Is Strange, players follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior. She discovers that she can rewind time while saving her best friend, Chloe Price. The pair soon find themselves investigating the disappearance of Rachel Amber. They also uncover a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. In the meantime, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.
Life is Strange is a beautifully written modern adventure game with striking hand-painted art style and visuals. There are multiple endings depending on the choices you make. Also, you can rewind time in-game to alter the course of events. Its distinct and amazing licensed indie soundtrack features Alt-J, Foals, Angus & Julia Stone, Jose Gonzales, and more. The game has good controls with great controller support. It even has an excellent photo mode built into the Android version of the game with high-quality filters. After modifying your photos, you can seamlessly share them. You can also share your progress pretty much everywhere, including social media, to compare your story choices with friends. It requires Android 6.0 or higher, OpenGL 3.1 support, and a minimum of 2 GB of RAM to run. So devices with flagship-grade SoCs should have little to no trouble running the game.
4. LEGO® Jurassic World™
LEGO Jurassic World is the first game where you can relive the storylines of all four Jurassic Park movies until Jurassic World in LEGO form. It is a thrilling adventure game that recreates memorable action sequences and scenes from the films, letting fans worldwide to play through key moments and allowing them to fully explore the expansive island grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.
One of the best parts of the game is wreaking havoc as a LEGO dinosaur. You can select between 16 dinosaurs, including the friendly Triceratops, deadly Velociraptor, vicious Compsognathus, and even the mighty T. rex. Players can also customize their dinosaur collection by collecting LEGO ambers and experimenting with DNA. You can even create completely original dinosaurs like the Dilophosarus rex. Throughout the game, players progress by populating paddocks in Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna with Dinosaurs.
5. Mars: Mars
Mars: Mars is a fun little indie platformer title made by Pomelo Games. It puts you in the shoes of an astronaut exploring the red planet.
The best thing about Mars: Mars is its simplicity. The core gameplay is also simple and very addicting. It has a fantastic cell-shaded stylish art style and aesthetics. In this game, you tap either side of the screen to fire your suit’s jets. And you attempt to hop from platform to platform with zeal and finesse. The game also comes with a great soundtrack and well-optimized touch controls. Mars: Mars also features a set of unlockable characters that make struggling through the game’s harsh terrain a rewarding delight. Even if your outing ends in an untimely death on your part, you will get credits that you can then use to buy new upgrades and unlockables.
Mars: Mars is free but ad-supported. Still, it has some in-app products and purchases ranging between $0.99-$3.99 per item (₹85-₹350 in India). But in the US, you can enjoy this game and a lot more, free of in-app purchases or ads using a Google Play Pass subscription, which costs just $4.99 a month and is sharable with up to 6 family members.
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