The Google Play Store offers over 350,000 games for Android devices. In case you are looking for new Android games to try out, then check out this list of top 5 best Android Games for January 2020. It contains both free and premium games. You will find a redirect link to the Play Store for every game mentioned here.
As there are so many high-quality games for Android nowadays, we couldn’t cover all of them in this list. But, you can come back every month for a new list of Android games and enjoy them on your smartphone or tablet. For now, take a look at the games we have selected for this month below.
1. Grid Autosport
Grid Autosport is currently one of the best racing simulators available for devices running Android Pie or higher. Since it’s a port of the original Grid Autosport (2014), it is undoubtedly the most visually impressive game you can play on a portable device running Android.
The game contains 100 sports cars, as well as 100 circuits to race on. Compared to other racing sims on Android, Grid Autosport neither has stupid microtransactions nor puts the player in a grind to unlock new content in-game.
You can spend hours upon hours completing several seasons in career mode. You can select between five game modes: Endurance, Touring, Open Wheel, Street, and Tuner. One of the unique gameplay aspects of Grid Autosport is Flashback, which lets players rewind the race by a few seconds when necessary. You can also change the difficulty if needed.
The Android port of Grid Autosport is the same as the PS3 version and even better in specific ways. Feral Interactive has done a great job with the optimization and managed to maintain both eye-candy graphics and performance. The game features a polished set of touch and tilt controls, with additional support for wired/wireless controllers.
Because of its intensive graphics, the game can only be played on devices with a flagship SoC (Snapdragon 835, Kirin 970, or higher). It takes ~5.5GB of storage space (varies from device to device) after download, which is quite enormous for a mobile game.
If your device meets the requirements, then Grid Autosport is a must-play for you. With a hefty price tag of $9.99 / ₹900, it is not the cheapest mobile game out there. But, the absence of microtransactions and free upcoming content (multiplayer coming soon) makes up for the price.
2. Fist of Awesome
Fist of Awesome is a side-scrolling beat ‘em up game, where you play as a lumberjack named Tim Bur. In a mysterious manner, he finds himself in the future where bears have taken over the world and enslaved humans, embarking on an epic journey with his talking fist to save humanity.
The mix of engaging gameplay and the humorous story gives ‘Fist of Awesome’ a 90’s vibe, which is the golden era of side-scrolling arcade games. The game implements a few RPG attributes that you can upgrade with the points you earn. It also has an Arena mode to compete against your friends for high scores.
The pixel-art graphics are lovely, and the 8-bit soundtrack is pretty catchy as well. The game offers an intuitive gesture-based control scheme, which I personally prefer over virtual buttons on-screen. Besides, the game is compatible with Xbox, DualShock, MOGA, and other Bluetooth controllers.
3. Shadowgun Legends
Shadowgun Legends brings console-quality PvP FPS shooter experience on smartphones. Madfinger Games has dominated the mobile first-person-shooter games category for the past several years now, and this game is no exception. It is the successor to the award-winning Shadowgun (2011) and Shadowgun Deadzone (2012).
The rich single/co-op PvE story campaign has hundreds of missions, where your objective is to fight alongside groups of elite mercenaries, and use firepower in order to survive an alien invasion. You can choose to either be a lone wolf or play as a squad with your friends to destroy powerful bosses and complete the missions.
The online multiplayer experience is also where Shadowgun Legends nails it. Shadowgun Legends has several PvP game modes, including 1v1 Duel, 4v4 Ascendancy, and Elimination. You can create guilds, then invite your friends to chat, interact, and join battle squads for some action. The game also has a prestige system, where you maintain your rank to stay on top of the in-game leaderboard. Furthermore, you get the chance to receive rewards by completing daily and weekly challenges.
Customizability is also a significant factor in this game. With over 600+ unique Pistols, Shotguns, SMGs, ARs, SRs, and Rocket Launchers, the playstyle possibilities are endless. You can customize armor sets with skins, paint, and stickers to become the fanciest mercenary in-game.
With precise controls and amazing graphics, Shadowgun Legends stands out among other popular FPS games on Android. It does support the latest Xbox and DualShock controller, which is a welcoming addition. Even with its emphasis on micro-transactions, you can play and enjoy the game for free.
4. Death Road to Canada
Death Road to Canada is a unique Action-RPG game developed by the award-winning Noodlecake Studios. The game takes place in a post-apocalypse world filled with zombies. Your mission is to lead a group of people from Florida’s Death Road to the last nation of Earth, Canada.
The most interesting thing about this game is that everything in the game-world is randomly generated for each playthrough, which also affects the characters, their personalities, and skills. You can create your own characters with the built-in creator too.
Along the deadly journey, you encounter random special events as well as meet new recruits, including a bodybuilder and a dog with gun-slinging abilities. Since the narrative-based choices change in every playthrough, it tests your decision-making abilities in extreme situations. You will also get to explore randomly generated locations and fight zombies with powerful weapons like a flamethrower, boomerang, Mjolnir, Axe, Airhorn, and many more.
The hand-drawn 2D sprites look great on a mobile screen, and it runs smoothly even on budget Android devices with entry-level chipsets. The only thing that you might have to get used to is the touch controls. Fortunately, the game does have controller-support.
5. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes puts you in a room with a live bomb with a countdown timer on it. People from your family or friends have to be the Bomb Expert, but they have no clue how the bomb looks.
Your objective is to explain the structure of the bomb to the Expert and defuse the bomb before the timer runs out. On the other side, the Expert has to scrub through the game manual (needs to be printed physically from the Bombmanual website) and explain the defuse process to you.
The fast-paced nature of the game makes communication and puzzle-solving quite frustrating. Hence both the defuser and the expert will definitely lose their minds. If you want to spice up the things, you can play the game with a Daydream VR headset as well.
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