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Last Updated: July 9th, 2012

Centipede: Origins by Atari

Inspired by the Atari classic, Centipede: Origins brings an entirely new level of bug-blasting fun to the world-renowned franchise. Evil, plant-munching vermin are swarming into your precious garden and rapidly destroying everything. You, a peace-loving gnome, have no choice than to wage an all-out war against these vile creepy crawlies. Using extreme weapons and gadgets, protect your garden from the ambush of vicious bugs and the dreaded CENTIPEDE. Who will survive: GNOMES or BUGS?! YOU DECIDE!

Features:
• 3 Upgradeable weapons that will lay waste to the onslaught of bugs and centipedes! Use the grenades, rapid fire and others to eliminate the insects! More to be included soon!
• 3 Upgradeable gadgets such as the Fly Trap, the Time Warp and others to give you the upper hand in your battle with the bugs and centipedes! More to come soon!
• Collect coins to buy upgrades and help you protect the world of the gnomes!
• 4 playable levels including Bumpkinpatch Gardens, Bumpkinpatch Aerial, Tarpit Excavation, Valley of Flowers and others that can be purchased as you progress through the game!

 

WarGames: WOPR

Android Police review: WarGames - WOPR Review: A Great 80s Movie Becomes A Great Puzzle Game For Your Phone

Wage intense battles of Global Thermonuclear War as the iconic WOPR computer. Shall We Play A Game? This is THE officially licensed WarGames mobile game. Step into the role of the iconic WOPR computer as you wage intense battles of Global Thermonuclear War against characters from the movie. Take on David Lightman (played by Matthew Broderick), Jennifer Mack (played by Ally Sheedy), McKittrick (played by Dabney Coleman), and others.

-Compelling storyline
-40+ levels
-24 Tactics and Mods to make your character more powerful, each with 6 upgradable levels  

Cthulhu Saves The World

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Cthulhu Saves The World Is A Retro RPG Parody Featuring The Slumbering Elder God Himself

Cthulhu Saves The World. Just don't ask him to be happy about it. The XBLA and Steam indie hit from Zeboyd Games finally comes to Android. The lord of insanity, Cthulhu was all set to plunge the world into insanity and destruction when his powers were suddenly sealed away by a mysterious sorcerer. The only way for him to break the curse is to become a true hero. Save the world to destroy it in an epic parody RPG journey of redemption, romance, and insanity.

 

My Brute

Come and join us and rub shoulders with the champions of the arena. My Brute is a crazy, off-the-wall game of combat that gives you the chance to challenge fighters from all over the world. You simply take on a series of challenges, gain experience, unlock new skills and crush your enemies with ever-greater speed.

 

Ichi

Ichi is an easy to play but challenging one button puzzle game. Don't be deceived by the game simplistic look, it’s a brain twister for sure! Collect golden rings by rotating objects, using teleporters, breaking blocks and more. If that isn’t enough, the game includes a level editor that allows you to create your own levels and share them with anyone around the globe.

TSUZP! a zombie tale

Surprisingly fun to play - this game is more fun than it looks.

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This is the tale of four rednecks and their struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse, a tale of bravery, survival, and a lot of gore. A unique mix of tower defense and tactical squad based zombies killing mayhem.

-STRATEGY : Place your traps and barricades in order to survive the upcoming waves.
-ACTION : A lot of weapons are just there, ready to be used to smash zombies and make theirs limbs fly away: machine guns, shotguns, grenade
launchers, flametrhrowers and much more.
-SUSPANCE : Will Russel find his wife? Who are the minds bihind this madness? Will our heroes just survive to get all the answers? It's all up to you...

Canica Free

The CANICA is an espectacular, different & challenging puzzle videogame. CANICA is the marble ball name in Mediterranean and Latin territories. Also It has something of minigolf, billiard, bobsleigh and Velocity types videogames, but with an incredibly simple and addictive gameplay. The highlight is that you and your marble -your CANICA from now on- are ONE. Your CANICA is much more than a common, indistinguishable and boring ball in the distance. The CANICA is close to you, and you can fully costumize and tune it in the FACTORY with loads of features like skins, textures, insides, trails...

Epic Raiders by GAMEVIL

Battle monsters and warlords in Epic Raiders as your cast of characters work to rescue the princess! Players expand their party and target enemies to initiate an onslaught of attacks. Customize your characters in a wide variety of beautiful costumes, armor and weapons as you skill build and level up. Featuring an endless array of stages in crisp HD display, Epic Raiders will have you hooked.

 

Plight of the Zombie

Here at Spark Plug Games, we are tired of all of these games designed for those horrible people who just want to kill poor, innocent zombies all the time. They're just hungry. So, we are asking that you try out this extremely tasteful puzzle game today – for free. Be one with your inner zombie and help satisfy those hunger pains. You know what it’s like to be counting down the clock to lunchtime, absolutely craving a burger (or veggie burger), don’t you? Just imagine that feeling every day. And instead of burgers, you’re craving brains. It could happen, right? Help end zombie hunger today.

Collider Quest

Collect items, solve puzzles and test your memory in a race against time. Mysteriously transported to a post-apocalyptic future, six people find themselves involved in a race against time to find a way to get back to the present and save mankind - and their own lives. Help them get back to the present. On October 1st 2012 Peter Ansay breaks into CERN lab to gain access to the Collider and sabotage it, preventing any future experiments. But something goes terribly wrong and he is transported to 2018 by a wormhole to a world destroyed by natural disasters and at war with the Unknown. He wakes up in a strangely familiar place, convinced he’s somehow been there before. You are now in the future, “trapped” inside what seems to be a hotel. Outside, the atmosphere is unlivable and anyone who ventures out disappears in the shadows, taken by the Unknown. Collect items, solve puzzles and test your memory through multiple levels with increasing difficulty, culminating in the destruction or salvation of mankind.

Ion Racer

Exploding into the Google Play store at warp speed, SGN brings you Ion Racer. A sci-fi, action-packed, agility race with heart-stopping thrills - Ion Racer takes speed to another level. With endless ways to customize your craft, you'll never run the same race twice. Experience the mounting challenge of mission-based progressive competition - how long can you stay in the race?

A truly strategic racing game, Ion Racer offers:
+ Choose strike mode to burst through obstacles or play in + Focus mode for precise steering . . .
+ Control your craft with accelerometer tilt steering or choose easy-access light touch controls
+ Buy or earn valuable Kions to gain boots in speed and accuracy
+ Heal your wounded ship through intensely accurate gameplay or hit auto-repair for instant healing to get back into the race, fast
+ Catch multipliers for an out of this world score
+ Perks, Upgrades, and More

Swing Shot by Com2uS

Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] Com2uS' Swing Shot Offers An Interesting, Well-Made Take On Angry Birds

Pick up the gauntlet; repair the worst offenses. Explore your ninja finger ability. Sharpen your eyesight. This is not a mere game. 'Swing-shoot' your opponents to oblivion, and come out victorious, the ultimate top monkey-panda-sloth of the jungle. Have you ever wanted to throw a beehive at a monkey? Make a sloth fall down with a pineapple? Wonder what sound they'd make? Do you miss being the sling-shot king of the neighborhood? Satisfy those inner desires and make them reality. For added contentedness, all of it is real-time. Try out your hand at an all-new network battle in Swing Shot.

Lume

An illuminating puzzle adventure. Small and perfectly formed, introducing you to the perplexing world of Lume.  A hit on PC, Mac and iOS, the unique Indie game Lume is now available for Android, including remastered sound and an improved interface for touch devices. With a set built entirely out of paper and cardboard, and sumptuously filmed, Lume is a game with a style unlike any other. Power to your grandad’s house has failed. What’s more, he’s nowhere to be seen. Immerse yourself in Lume’s photoreal world, solve perplexing paper puzzles to help restore the power, and uncover a deeper mystery behind the blackout. 

Cryptica Lite

Solve the ancient crypts and find the lost relics in this challenging game. These mysterious crypts were created thousands of years ago to protect the temple relics. Only the wisest were meant to solve these riddles and reveal the relics, but they have all failed. Beaten by their own creation the relics were buried forever. Can you succeed where all wise man have failed?

Krafteers - Tomb Defenders by Deonn Games

What would you do to survive alone in an island? Explore the world to collect resources, food and water, craft tools and weapons, use your creativity to build a fortress and defend yourself from a mysterious menace. Multiplayer support.

 

Traffic Panic London

Will you control the Traffic or cause total Panic? Will you control Traffic or cause Panic? The most chaotic traffic management game on the App Store comes to London. Tap to change the lights and get points for safely crossing the traffic. If you cause an accident prepare for more points and an explosive cinematic visual feast. Explode Nelsons Column, collapse the London Wheel or blow up Battersea. Control the traffic lights across London in the Classic, Historic and Tourist stages. Plus earn interactive new vehicles, such as the Hippie Van, Car Transporter and Pizza Delivery Guy. Control the traffic or cause total panic, it’s up to you...

 

Forever Drive

Forever Drive is a fast-paced racing game set in a futuristic 3D city made by YOU, the players. Using the In-game Track Editor, tracks made by different players are joined together into a never-ending neon racetrack.

Features:
- In-Game Track Editor: extremely easy-to-use editor to make beautiful, winding city tracks with just a few touches!
- Weekly challenge mode: race against the world and competitors’ ghost cars on specially created tracks
- Regional Leaderboards: see how you stack up against other players around you and compete against them
- 4 different control types: arcade, tilt, digital pro, analog pro
- Unlock new cars, paintwork, buildings and license plates!
- Race against the clock to accumulate XP for LEVELING UP, and access to brand new content.
- Custom 3D engine rendering

Bulldozer Inc. by Handy Games

Power up your engine, enter the arena and raze everything. Welcome to the Bulldozer Cup, the ultimate bulldozer spectacle. Outclass your rival in the most extreme demolition competition of all times and become a true master of destruction. Power up your engine, enter the arena and raze everything. Speed and precision are key to your success. Pimp your bulldozer with mighty powerups and show your rivals who’s the boss. What are you waiting for?

Plutonic Repulse

Plutonic Repulse is a Defence game with a twist where you play as the point to be defended and your towers are moving creatures in the world whom you nurture a friendship with in order for them to help you in your battle against your obsessive intruders. In this plutonic world filled with bioluminescence creatures, you played as a humble little creature, unable of defending yourself in this vast dangerous world. Your only means of defence is your ability to nurture and spawn with other creatures to get help from them.

Heretic GLES

Android Police coverage: From The Developer Of Doom GLES Comes Heretic GLES – Spill Demon Blood Like It's 1994 Without MS-DOS

Defeat D'Sparil, in HereticGLES, the best looking Heretic port on mobile. HereticGLES is the classic Heretic game ported to OpenGLES.
You are one of the last Sidhe elves. D'Sparil, the Serpent Rider, with its minions destroyed your civilization. Now, you will take revenge.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

    I haven't gone through all of them but as a former apple user (I can't wait for my nexus 7! i sold my iPad for it.)..one thing that stands out to me is 1.05 for a game? 3.21? what's with the odd prices? where's the standard .99 or 3.99 or 2.99?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Those are probably converted prices from foreign developers who didn't set prices specific to your country.

      • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

        Ah, that would make sense! I'm new to Android, so I didn't think of that at all. I'm sitting here thinking "wow...Google will let people get away with anything!"

    • andiwd

      Probably due to conversions. The developer has probably chose a price in their local currency that's been converted to the odd prices you see.

    • http://twitter.com/daveloft Dave Loft

      It usually is .99 or 2.99 in the country the developer is from. But when it's purchased in another Country, Google does a currency conversion for the developer and you end up paying an odd amount like $1.05.

    • Himmat Singh

      I don't see anything wrong with that. Even if you don't count the currency conversion, it's ok. Good infact. You don't see so generic pricing.

    • GazaIan

      They're converted currencies. I honestly like this better because you can't overcharge or undercharge in another country.

  • http://www.torikomix.pl/ Adam Szopa

    Neuroshima Hex is one of my favorite board games! Looking forward to playing it on my phone.

  • Josh C

    Flow obviously designed for windows phone (its a free app on windows 8 too). That said, its actually a fun game, spent a bit of time playing it on windows 8, look forward to it on android.

  • http://twitter.com/dynomike666 Mike

    Hey Artem, I'm sure these posts take a lot of time but they really set you apart from the other Android sites out there. GJ, keep it up.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Thank you.

    • hyperbolic

      Totally agree with you!

      • Chris

        Thirding this.

  • Lachlan

    Any chance of a full review of 'The Naked Gun: ICUP'?

    Also, I see you pee... *hilarious* :-D

  • Himmat Singh

    Well, I've only installed about 10% (7) game from this huge exhaustive list. Out of those, the ones I find respectable somewhat are Dead Trigger (but a big disappointment), Oscura and Puddle THD (refreshinly good!).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710725171 Karthik Nayak

    this are some amazing games , nice list , thanks a lot :D

  • bobby.tables

    Speedball is just pure awesomeness. Worth every penny. I loved it 20 years ago on my Amiga 500 and it is still so much fun! Brutal Deluxe FTW!

    • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

      I saw Speedball, can't wait to try it! SB 2 BD was awesome on the Amiga...in fact...I'm pretty sure I still have the original disk somewhere...

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MCERGZBEMMYO7SY23NYDXSLOIM db., heyu

    I have a problem with all mobile platforms. The top apps are junky, digestible fodder... games.
    It makes me wish that, (yes, through a lot of these game development, apps improve) that there were more useful applications to make mobile devices more indispensable. I don't need 10 different apps to wipe out background apps,or battery managers, cache cleaners. I'd like to see austerity Improvements in personal assistants, voice recognition, better GPS, money apps time apps, activity apps, not fruit ninjas, or angry birds. This are the things that make smart phones more then a cell phone.

    • Nicholas Loomans

      It would help if you didn't look for those in a list of games...

  • Ping Ling

    Broken sword looks interesting but 541MB???

    • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

      I've seen a lot worse than that....

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        I think the record I've seen was 2GB.

  • Michael

    I haven't downloaded so many games in a long time! i love how fast games are starting to come out!

  • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

    Wow, you weren't kidding...I need a month at least to get through these. I've already been through some of them and there's some real good games on these pages. Good work getting it all together, Artem....as always!

  • http://twitter.com/alekhkhanna Alekh Khanna

    Brilliant round-up. Installed nearly half the list ! GJ, Artem !

  • Andrew

    That's probably the most impressive new games list I've seen yet for Android. Glad to see it's finally getting a steady stream of quality games (now if only we could get the same for tablets; hopefully Nexus 7 will prompt a change).

    Thanks again for creating these roundups!!

  • CJ456

    Man I haven't seen such a fine collection of Android games for a while!
    now I can make all those annoying iSheep I have to live with (not my family, but... other people around me) shut their mouths forever with their "Android doesn't have any good apps"

  • nonotz

    CS Portable really blow my mind .... even though i dont like the control but its a cs quality game with zero lag and its free !

  • http://twitter.com/findingnemoin3d finding-nemo-3d

    I'm starting to really like Finding Nemo - It's hard to find in google play but it's there:

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aron-Zygo/100003273361537 Aron Zygo

    Nice post indeed!! Just thought if you don't mind the suggestion, my kids love playing with T2 The Elf. One of the things I look for while allowing my kids to play is if the app is spamming kids with age inappropriate ads or not. This game has very clear graphics in my tablet and is not spammy
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fossillabs.t2theelf

  • wanting better

    Android games are lame, I'm very sorry to say, and I have always ALWAYS bought android phones...
    My iPhone, that I found so it was free has better games and the only bad thing is it doesn't do in app purchasing, it sucks having to constantly log out to make a purchase but Whateve...I guess I'll store my android phones till they have better games.....
    Unless someone or any of you can show me good sports games, good golf games ????? Not the cartoony silly kiddy lets play golf theme stuff....

  • PerfectMyEnglish

    One of the recent entries in this arena - play.google.com/store/apps/det...

    An app that will tingle your grey cells in the domain of English communication.
    Try it out and let us know your feedback :)