Games make up a substantial percentage of the total number of apps on the Play Store. Even the default tab of the Play Store is dedicated to games, which tells how popular mobile gaming is among Android users.
If you are searching for new trending games to play on your Android device and kill some time, you have come to the right place. We have listed the top 5 best Android games below, and you definitely should try them out.
To discover additional games to play on Android, come back next month as we do this on a monthly basis. This shortlist consists of different genres of games, so each of them will deliver a unique gameplay experience.
SINoALICE is a free-to-play RPG game set in a world of dark fantasy. Famous Japanese video game director, Yoko Taro, has worked on this game as well. His notable works include Drakengard and the Nier franchise.
Most of SINoALICE’s gameplay mechanics derive from the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game, with an exceptional art style and hundreds of collectibles. You can also choose between several different classes and equip your characters with armors, weapons, and other items. Since it’s a role-playing game at its core, plenty of customizability is given to the players.
Every character in the game is taken from famous fairytales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Alice, Snow White, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Princess Kaguya, etc. All of the characters have their individual stories, which later culminates into one crossover tale.
A few aspects of the combat system have been inspired by Fire Emblem, with each character having unique weapon strengths and elemental weaknesses. Since the game’s combat isn’t turn-based, you will need to think fast and take action before your opponent takes it. You can either participate in 15v15 guild battles or face real players with your teammates.
While the graphics aren’t anything special, the soundtrack is mesmerizing. Japanese composer Keiichi Okabe, known for his fantastic work in Nier, Nier: Automata, Drakengard 3, and the Tekken series, has also composed the soundtrack for SINoALICE. Make sure to wear earphones or headphones for the best experience.
Being a free-to-play, gotcha-styled RPG game, SINoALICE is filled with microtransactions. However, you can still enjoy the game without it. Also, there will be more Nier crossover events for this game in the upcoming weeks.
2. DOOM & DOOM II
Yes, your Android phone can also run Doom. Bethesda launched the origin of first-person shooter and its similarly exceptional sequel on Doom’s 25th birthday for Android devices. While they aren’t comparable to the current-gen mobile FPS games, you can go down the memory lane with these timeless classics anytime.
The Android ports of Doom and Doom II are also great. Since its release, Bethesda has pushed plenty of bug fixes and performance optimization updates to make the game playable on every Android hardware. They also removed the Bethesda.net online account requirement and improved upon the on-screen controls. You may also use a wired or wireless controller to play Doom and Doom II.
The latest September update brought several new improvements, including 16:9 rendering and support for high refresh rate screens (90-120fps) to both of the games. You can now also install DeHackEd add-ons for custom sprites, enemies, and weapons in those games.
The 1993 shooter is by no means a technical masterpiece in the current generation, but you and others now get the chance to experience one of the games that shaped the history of the video game industry.
The Doom Android port also includes the final expansion, Thy Flesh Consumed. On the other hand, the Master Levels expansion pack is also included with the Doom II port. Both of the games can be purchased for ₹410 ($4.99 in the U.S.) from the Play Store.
Holedown is a fun physics-based puzzle game released back in 2018. It requires players to carefully dig through asteroids and planets and make way to their cores, but in a classic brick breaker formula. Each brick has to be hit a certain number of times to destroy, and the shots can bounce off other bricks and clear them out as well.
While you destroy the blocks, you can collect crystals in the process and use them for upgrades that increase the number of starting balls and additional shots per round. These meaningful upgrades will help you beat challenging levels on later planets. Fortunately, it takes only a few hours of gameplay to max out the upgrades completely.
Although the concept of Holedown is easy to understand, it takes a little bit of skill and strategy to understand the ball bouncing patterns and increase your odds of hitting as many bricks as possible in one go. The screen will also move up a row after every shot you take. Hence, you need to clear out the blocks before they reach the top portion of the screen. Else, the game will be over.
There are six planets in the game, and the levels are procedurally generated. It gives the game excellent replayability. Holedown also has an endless game mode that you can play and try to get the highest score to reach the leaderboard’s top. Besides, you can hunt down the Play Games achievements after completing the game. The game is suitable for one-handed play, and it’s also playable in split-screen mode.
If you are into Breakout-style games, Holedown is a must-try on your Android device. It only costs ₹299 ($3.99 in the U.S., included with Play Pass subscription), and it doesn’t have any in-app purchases.
4. Suzy Cube
If you are bored of 2D platformer titles, give Suzy Cube a try. It’s a 3D platformer with over 40 unique levels, with secrets and new power-ups to discover. You play as Suzy Cube, who’s on a mission to recover Castle Cubeton’s lost treasures from the villainous Skulls.
The game has received positive feedback from several game critics for its authentic and well-crafted platformer gameplay but criticized its unorthodox touch controls. Although you may get used to it after a while, you can also use a Bluetooth gamepad of your preference to play the game.
Other than the on-screen controls, everything else in Suzy Cube is excellent, whether it’s the level design, art style, or the engaging gameplay. It’s totally worth the ₹350 ($3.99) price tag, and it’s also included with the Google Play Pass subscription.
5. DATA WING
Data Wing is a simple story-driven racing game that lets you explore an 80’s inspired neon landscape. Although the game uses oversimplified visuals, it still looks gorgeous in action. The vaporwave soundtrack is also mesmerizing.
The game tells the story of data wings that strictly follow the instructions of Mother, an AI that becomes irrational when the system is under attack. You control a data wing that has to transmit data from one point to another without failure.
The two-touch control layout is quite intuitive, and you have to play through over 40 levels to complete the story. Furthermore, Data Wing has a competitive leaderboard system.
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