Mobile games generate billions of dollars worth of revenues every year, and 2020 is no exception in this regard. Now that we have more AAA game developers on the platform, mobile gaming has never been this exciting before.
Since there are fewer chances of going outside with friends and family during these dicey conditions, many of us would probably be stuck at home for a while. In such times, we all are more likely to suffer from boredom. You can at least kill some of it by playing games on your smartphone.
As usual, we have come back with another list of top 5 best Android Games for August 2020. We cover it for iOS devices as well, which you can check out from The Best section above.
Brawlhalla is an epic 2D platform fighting game with over 50 unique Legends to choose from. The game also features characters from other popular franchises, including Shovel Knight, Adventure Time, Ben 10, Tomb Raider, Steven Universe, WWE, etc. It is developed by Blue Mammoth Games, a subsidiary of Ubisoft.
Brawlhall is currently played by over 40 million players on different platforms, including Steam, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, etc. Now that it’s also available on Android and iOS, players can expect a great cross-platform experience with friends and other players worldwide.
Brawlhalla features several game modes, including online ranked (1v1/2v2), 4-player Free for All, and more. You can also host or join custom cross-play rooms, with up to eight players at once. The game mode can be set to 4v4, 1v3, 2v2, and Free for All. Alternatively, you can choose to select party modes instead, such as Bombsketball, Brawlball, Kung-Foot, Capture the Flag, etc. If you want to sharpen your brawling skills instead, the Training Room will help you practice combos for every Legend and show you detailed statistics about hitboxes, hurtboxes, special powers, and more. Not to mention, you can play on over a dozen unique maps.
Alongside multiplayer, Brawlhalla does have a single-player tournament mode. You can also brawl against other players with matchmaking. The game offers servers in several regions so that every player can expect lower latency. Since Brawlhalla is an established eSports game, regular players get the chance to be on top of the leaderboards with “Brawl of the week” matches. The game even gives players the option to record or spectate matches, which is a welcoming addition.
Considering Brawlhalla is a cross-platform game, the touch controls won’t be enough for most players to play matches on a competitive level. However, you can pair a keyboard or a controller to your Android devices over a Bluetooth connection and play Brawlhalla as it’s intended to be played in the first place.
Brawlhalla is free-to-play on all platforms, including Android. You can spend Gold (in-game currency) to unlock all the legends, which you can earn by playing online game modes. However, you can buy Gold with in-app microtransactions to save time. Those who are not willing to spend real money on the game can still use all the Legends, as Brawlhalla changes eight free-to-play Legends every week to try. There are zero pay-to-win elements in the game.
Tetris, the timeless classic puzzle game, is now available in multiplayer taste on Android devices. You can play with your friends in Tetris Together matches and battle against 99 other players simultaneously in Tetris Royale mode. Players can also master their Tetris skills in Tetris Solo Marathon.
One of the newest additions to the Tetris formula is Tetris Primetime, which puts thousands of players worldwide in a real-time competitive tournament at 7:30 PM every night. The longer you manage to survive, the higher the chances of you winning real cash prizes.
With Tetris Together, you can invite your friends in your private game lobby, and customize the gameplay elements to your preference. Tetris also features a real-time voice chat system so that you are your friends can talk to each other while playing. On the Tetris Royale mode, you can compete against other Tetris players to the top of the world leaderboards. If you want the classic Tetris experience, then the Tetris Solo Marathon is the game mode you should look out for. The game can be launched in offline mode. Internet connection is required only for the multiplayer modes.
Tetris also offers user personalization options, including custom themes and avatars. The on-screen touch controls are also quite intuitive to handle. The game does have in-app ads and microtransactions, but you can play Tetris for free on your Android devices.
3. Pocket Tanks
Pocket Tanks from BlitWise is a classic one-on-one fast-paced artillery shooter that you can now play on your Android devices. You can play Pocket Tanks with your friends and family, as the gameplay is quite simple to understand. Simply select your weapon, angle, power, and fire at your opponent. Your end goal is to basically lob deadly projectiles at the enemy tank over hilly terrains, omitting the complicated stuff you have to deal with in most other artillery-based games.
Although Pocket Tanks on PC has 300+ weapons to offer, the Android version already features over 140 distinct artillery weapons, including Firecracker, Cruiser, Dirt Mover, Skipper, Hail Storm, Flea Circus, Zapper, Napalm, and many more. In your playthrough, you can choose to either move your tank with Jump Jets or dig an underground tunnel with a Digger.
Pocket Tanks is a free-to-play game, with zero in-app advertisements. Some of the weapon expansion packs are locked behind paywalls, but you can buy them to support the developer of the original Pocket Tanks, Michael P. Welch.
4. Apple Knight
Apple Knight is a free-to-play retro-style action platformer game from Limitless LLC. You can choose to play as Agastia (male) or Amaya (female), who has no dialogues in the game or quests to complete. The only main objective is to explore the beautiful worlds, collect apples, coins, and other loot, upgrade gear, and fight a few bosses in the playthrough.
The game has 40 unique levels, and you can select between three difficulty modes, which are Story, Casual, and Hard. The Story mode is engaging for players that are new to the platforming genre and tighter controls, whereas the Hard mode puts you in levels with no checkpoints or extra lives to spare.
Apple Knight also lets you customize your character skins and upgrade weapons or abilities. You can either grind for loot through levels or watch advertisements to get enough coins and unlock the special weapons, skins, and abilities. While you can also buy in-game currency with real money, it isn’t a necessary option.
The game also features retro aesthetics from SNES-era platformers, with smooth animations and tighter character movements. You can customize your touch control layout or use a gamepad for better controls. Surprisingly, Apple Knight is one of the few games that support Samsung DeX, in case you use it on a regular basis. Plus, it has cloud save support and Play Games achievements.
5. Knife Hit
Knife Hit from Ketchapp needs you to throw knives into logs until you break it. Some logs also have apples on them, which you can slash with knives and get points. You can also spend the points on new knives, or get exclusives ones by beating the bosses on every fifth stage.
The game progressively requires you to throw more knives to break the logs and puts you in the challenge of throwing a knife in a tiny gap. In case you hit any of the thrown knives on the log, you will have to start over.
Knife Hit offers hours of addicting gameplay, and it’s also free to play. You can remove the in-app advertisements by paying for the VIP subscription, which also unlocks exclusive cosmetic items in the game.