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Last Updated: November 27th, 2013

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

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Featured App

Strategy & Tactics:USSR vs USA

Today's roundup is presented by Strategy & Tactics:USSR vs USA from HeroCraft, which was recently updated with 2 new scenarios. Ah, the memories of the wonderful Cold War, when the whole family would warm themselves from the heat of an irradiated chunk of masonry and hide from Soviet troops marching down Main Street. Herocraft gets novelty points for setting their latest Risk-style strategy game in an alternate history. It's the same gameplay you've come to expect from this series, but this time played out across Europe and North America with new weaponry and vehicles. The game includes online multiplayer for some extra challenge.

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USSR vs USA is an add-on for Strategy & Tactics: World War II. The Generals, having gone through the trials of the recent war, now lead armies on the battlefields of an alternate reality. A nuclear attack on Beijing was the turning point to set history off at a tangent and create the course of events in the game world. The two Titans entered into a deadly fight. The Soviet army is to put an end to the capitalist system. The Americans have to drive the enemy out and uphold the democratic ideals at all costs.

• 2 alternative history campaigns (17 missions)
• 3 maps in scenario mode
• Global multiplayer across different smartphones and tablets
• Endlessly replayble Skirmish mode
• Juggle military, economic and scientific development

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Games

Anomaly 2

Android Police review: Anomaly 2 Review: An Incredible Game With A Few Bugs To Hammer Out

The Anomaly series is pretty much the pinnacle of hardcore tower defense, if such a term can be applied to an intrinsically casual genre. The full sequel to the much-loved original adds new enemies, morphing mobile mech units, a multiplayer mode with both tower offense and tower defense game types, and much, much more. Of course the game keeps the fantastic technical presentation of the original. Anomaly 2 is the mobile game to show your dad and finally get him off of Red Alert.

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Anomaly 2 is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Anomaly Warzone Earth. Maintaining the core elements of the original, Anomaly 2 adds new features to the single-player campaign and finally puts your skills to a test in a completely unique experience: the dynamic tower defense vs. tower offense multiplayer mode. In the years following the invasion of Earth in 2018, the planet is overrun by alien machines. Humankind is on the verge of extinction. Since the war, the roles have been reversed: now our species seems to be the Anomaly on a machine-controlled planet.

SOULCALIBUR

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Dreamcast Fans Swoon As 3D Fighter Classic SoulCalibur Lands In The Google Play Store

The soul still burns! The classic 3D fighter that makes the Dreamcast a must-have 14 years later is back, and this time it'll only cost you about six bucks. SoulCalibur blew up the fighter scene back in the late 90s, and though it feels strange playing it on a touchscreen, the controls for the Android version are surprisingly tight. A lack of multiplayer is a big blow, but fans of the original will be glad just to have the opportunity to play it again. Fair warning: there seems to be some compatibility issues with the first build.

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Relive the eternal tale of swords and souls transcending time and space. The series first appeared in arcades in 1998. By the following year it had been ported to home video game consoles. Now the highly acclaimed “SOULCALIBUR” series is available on Google Play. Enjoy the memorable characters and non-stop action that SOULCALIBUR is renowned for with complete arcade fidelity in the comfort of your own home.

FINAL FANTASY IV: AFTER YEARS

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Square Enix Ports Final Fantasy IV: After Years To Android, 22 Years After The Original

Square is slowly bringing all its classic RPGs to Android, but this one is something new: a sequel to a classic. The After Years was a sequel to FFIV originally released for Japanese cell phones. This edition has been given a full 3D makeover (kind of like the Nintendo DS remakes) but still retains its episodic structure, with four main story chapters and six side stories. In true Square Enix fashion, the new game is grievously expensive at $15.99.

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With a full 3-D remake, FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS can now be played as never before. Take part in the epic sequel that unfolds nearly two decades after the events of FINAL FANTASY IV. Classic characters make their return alongside several new heroes, such as Ceodore, son of Cecil and Rosa.

  • Ten Playable Tales
  • Active Time Battle
  • Lunar Phases
  • Band Abilities
  • Minimap
  • Google Play Game Support

GT Racing 2: The Real Car Exp

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Gameloft's GT Racing 2 Is Now Available On The Play Store, Because Sony Won't Make Gran Turismo For Android

If Asphalt 8 is too high-flying for your sim sensibilities, then Gameloft's GT Racing 2 might just be right up your garage. It's a tight, "realistic" racer similar to Gran Turismo, Forza, or EA's Real Racing... without the annoying time limits of the third game. But this is still a Gameloft F2P title, so you can expect big pushes towards in-app purchases for cars or currency. The presentation is impressive and online multiplayer and matchmaking is rock-solid.

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GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience is a true-to-life automotive journey featuring the most prestigious cars in the world. The best-selling franchise is back for free and it's designed to offer an unprecedented level of driving enjoyment, whether playing solo or multiplayer.

  • The richest handheld racing simulation game this year: 67 licensed cars on 13 tracks, including the real Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
  • A superb collection of real cars from over 30 manufacturers: Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Dodge, Nissan, Audi, Ford, and more.
  • Test your driving skills by completing 1,400 events, including Classic Races, Duels, Knockouts and Overtakes.
  • 28 new challenges each week: improve your driving skills & maybe win a new car for free.

Zombie Tycoon 2

Android Police coverage: [New Game] PlayStation Port Zombie Tycoon 2 Is The First SHIELD-Only Android Game To Hit The Play Store

The first Zombie Tycoon to make it to mobile is a bit of an odd duck. Not only is it a strategy game featuring zombies, it's a strategy game that insists on physical controls - a strange design choice when touch control works pretty well in the genre. Thanks to that and a limitation to Tegra 4 devices, this PlayStation port is an NVIDIA SHIELD exclusive for the time being. That said, the entire game - including the celebrated online multiplayer - has made the transition.

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Choose your side in the epic war between two masterminds of Evil: apprentice-gone-rogue Orville Tycoon and his army of heavy-duty zombies, or his vengeance-thirsty mentor Professor Brainhov and his rioting mass of twitchy brain-munchers. Discover who will triumph as alpha mad scientist as you:

  • Triumph over other players in exhilarating MULTIPLAYER
  • CONQUER the massive multiplayer map
  • STRATEGIZE the perfect combination of 6 different types of zombies: samurai, scavenger, scout, engineer, brawler and cleaner
  • MASTER the 4 Monsters (Hero units)

THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97

Android Police coverage: [New Game] SNK Playmore Releases The King Of Fighters '97 Into The Play Store, A 16-Year-Old 2D Classic Now Available For $3.99

We've already had two King Of Fighters games released on the Play Store, but this one is definitely more in the "classic" vein of the Japanese 2D fighter. Relive your favorite memories of a bygone era with SNK's famously esoteric controls and combos. KoF 97 includes no less than 36 characters and (wait for it) multiplayer, though you can only fight locally over Bluetooth. Unfortunately there's no mention of external controller support.

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Become the new challenger in the all-time classic THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97 on Android. Revisit this fighting gem, by playing one of its legendary (and sometimes hidden) teams, and behold the numerous endings the game has to offer. Put an end to the evil Orochi's resurrection scheme, and finally settle the score between Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami. The NEO GEO version's hidden characters are now available directly on the character select screen so you can easily crush your opponent using Orochi Iori or Orochi Leona.

Nakama

android Police coverage: [New Game] Crescent Moon's Nakama Offers Frantic Fisticuffs, A Pixelated Presentation, And MOGA Controller Support

If you need white-knuckle fighting and don't care about graphics, story, or much of anything else, Nakama will give it to you. It's an incredibly simple two-button fighter with style that would feel right at home in an OrangePixel game, and the speed of the action will outpace just about any other title on this list. If that's not enough, Nakuma also includes support for MOGA controllers, for you gamers who just can't bring yourself to like on-screen buttons.

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Jump, Slash and rescue your Nakama (friends). A retro beat'em up with an interesting visual style and crazy fast action. Nakama is now MOGA Enhanced! Available at major retailers, carrier stores and online at http://www.MOGAanywhere.com

  • Moga GamePad support
  • Spot on platforming controls
  • Extremely fast skill based combat
  • Story mode with challenging boss fights
  • Endless mode with game center support
  • Graphics made entirely on the iPad (with Pixel Dude)

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Farming Simulator 14

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Stop What You're Doing: Farming Simulator 2014 Is Now Available In The Play Store

Oh yeah, this is the one you've been waiting for. Crop rotation. Budget management. Hay. Farming Simulator 14 has everything you could ever possibly want from a... well, a farming simulator, assuming you don't want to get hitched or plow your fields with an ox. The biggest feature add for the new version of the game is local multiplayer, so you and a consenting adult can make hay while the sun shines (or not). If no one's around you can hire AI assistants to help bring in the crop.

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Start your agricultural career in Farming Simulator 14 on mobile and tablet. Take control of your farm and its fields to fulfill your harvesting dreams. As well as a refined look and feel, Farming Simulator 14 gives you double the number of farm machines to control, all authentically modeled on equipment from real agricultural manufacturers, including Case IH, Deutz-Fahr, Lamborghini, Kuhn, Amazone and Krone.

Hay Day

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Clash Of Clans Developer Supercell Releases The Popular Farming Sim 'Hay Day' For Android

...on the other hand, maybe you're not ready for painstaking farming simulation, and would much prefer a Harvest Moon-style game. We've got you covered there as well: Hay Day is an updated take on the Farmville staple, combining basic business chops with a heavy social element for those who know that many hands make light work. This one has earned legions of fans on iOS, so give it a shot if you've been hankering for a hoe-down.

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Hay Day is a totally new farming experience with smooth gestural controls lovingly handcrafted for your Android device. PLEASE NOTE. Hay Day is completely free to play, however some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device's settings. Get back to nature and experience the peaceful, simple life of working the land and rearing chickens, pigs, cows and sheep.

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Injustice: Gods Among Us Launches For Android As A Free-To-Play Collectible Card Game

Took ya long enough, Warner Bros. More than six months after iOS got a mobile translation of this surprisingly solid 3D fighter, Android gamers are getting a crack at some superpowered DC beat-downs. but this isn't quite the same game you might have played on consoles: in addition to the obvious limitations to mobile graphics and controls, the mobile version of Injustice includes a trading card game-style roster and a leveling system to better help the game fit into the free to play mold.

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Build an epic roster of DC heroes and villains and get ready for battle in the INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US mobile game from NetherRealm Studios. INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US is a free to play collectible card game that allows you to build a roster of playable characters, moves and powers and enter the arena in touch based 3 on 3 combat. Collect and play as your favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and many others.

Blocky Roads

Android Police coverage: [New Game] DogByte Games Brings Minecraft Sensibilities To The 2D Racer With The Amazon Exclusive Blocky Roads

Mix Minecraft and Excite Bike, and you'd get something pretty close to Blocky Roads. The core of the game is a simple 2D driving title, where all you have to worry about is speed and orientation. But to help you get through each level faster and more successfully, Blocky Roads lets you customize your cars (or even build brand new ones) from the materials scattered throughout the levels. Graphics are naturally simple, but manage to be attractive even so. Blocky Roads is an Amazon Appstore exclusive for the moment, and costs $2.

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The tornado ripped your farm apart and scattered it around the Globe. Collect the missing parts to restore the farm to its former glory! Choose one of the 9 cars or build your own block by block!

  • 12 tracks to conquer
  • 4 challenge tracks to test your skills
  • 9 awesome vehicles
  • Customizable character
  • Car Editor! Build and Paint Your own car block by block!
  • (Unlocks after track 3 is finished)

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Avengers Alliance

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Marvel's Avengers Alliance Jumps From Facebook To Android Bringing Turn-Based Combat And In-App Purchases

Do you wish you could play an old-school RPG with superheroes instead of effeminate Japanese teenagers? Well until the next Kingdom Hearts comes out with settings in the Marvel Universe, you'll have to make due with Avengers Alliance. This achingly simple RPG has you collecting and deploying Marvel's heroes (or at least barely-animated versions of them) against the typical bad guys. A static interface and a heavy focus on IAPs makes this one a tough sell even to dedicated comic book fans.

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Team up with the Avengers, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and S.H.I.E.L.D. to harness the power of ISO-8 before Dr. Doom, Loki, and the world's most powerful villains beat you to it. Recruit your favorite Marvel Heroes, gear up and Assemble in this new game.

  • Stunning graphics and special FX.
  • Team up with 20+ Marvel Heroes including the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and more.
  • 450+ battles including Boss and Epic Boss battles.
  • 60+ missions and hundreds of quests.
  • Over 400 in-game items.
  • Customizable agent and hero stats.
  • Join forces with friends and send/receive FREE gifts.
  • Player VS Player (PVP) mode [COMING SOON]
  • Special Operations (Spec Ops) mode [COMING SOON]

Joe Dever's Lone Wolf

I have no idea who Joe Dever is, but he seems to think highly of himself in a Tyler Perry sort of way, an attitude that's not helped by this game offering a "season pass" right in the app description. That said, the game looks quite impressive from a technical standpoint, and it offers a mix of the game book style that's becoming more popular and conventional RPG battles. So, if you're hungry for a little role playing and not at all put off by the fact that "Joe Dever" appears no less than ten times on the Play Store page, you might be willing to part with the five dollar asking price.

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Lone Wolf is back, as a video game and with a brand-new story, a new combat system, stunning graphics and much more. The world-famous author Joe Dever has teamed up with Forge Reply and Atlantyca Entertainment to create a new adventure starring the legendary Kai Lord: a new gamebook experience for long-time enthusiasts and new fans alike. Open the magic tome and enter the fabled world of Magnamund: create your character and customize him with peculiar traits and special powers, the powerful Kai Disciplines.

Gary Chalk's Gun Dogs

Another week (or so), another Choose Your Own Adventure-style RPG book from Tin Man Games. This one comes courtesy of Gary Chalk, who takes a Joe Dever approach to brand recognition, and apparently favors Victorian fantasy to D&D style. Like all of Tin Man's titles, this one uses a mix of tabletop RPG elements and branching written story, though I must say that the art is fantastic (especially if you're a fan of the Josh Kirby style). Four bucks gets you in.

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Tin Man Games presents Gary Chalk’s Gun Dogs, a gamebook with art by the legendary illustrator Gary Chalk, famed for his work on the legendary Lone Wolf series. Co-creating Gun Dogs is Jamie Wallis of Greywood Publishing. You have been charged with treason against the Empire and placed on death row. The Emperor offers you a choice: die a slow and humiliating death or serve as a Gun Dog, a soldier assigned impossible missions and tethered by a magical collar. The collar will choke you to death if you disobey your mission orders.

Hunger Games: Panem Run

In case you hadn't heard, the second Hunger Games movie comes out tomorrow. A Temple Run clone isn't the worst movie tie-in I've seen lately - that dubious distinction goes to the Hunger Games Subway sandwich - but it's safe to say that this is for fans only. Even so, graphics are passable and it's more than just running and jumping: you'll use Katniss' bow and arrow skills for extra points, and you can unlock alternate characters.

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Unrest is afoot in the Districts, and you’re in the thick of it in this social endless runner!Build hope for the oppressed by running through three of the 12 Districts in randomly generated levels, with more Districts becoming available soon!Collect sparks and materials that can be synthesized as power-ups and participate in a global-wide competition to achieve the #1 position!

Release the Ninja

A tight and simple combat platforming game is a thing of beauty, and Release The Ninja certainly seems to be a contender in that respect. A swipe-based interface means that pulling off attacks and combos should be relatively easy, and a gradual progression should keep you interested in finding new weapons, powers, and abilities. What more could you want from a ninja game, except perhaps a chainsaw? Oh yeah: this ninja game has a chainsaw.

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Unleash your ninja powers with new and intuitive touch controls. Bounce and blaze like a ninja through 60 levels of puzzles, weapons and traps in this new addictive game. Deep within an ancient temple is an angry ninja locked in a cage. After a storm of ruthless ghouls and monsters ransack the temple, the monks' last hope is to RELEASE THE NINJA to do what ninjas do best. Slicing and dicing monsters with insane weapons.

An Alien with a Magnet

Combine the planet-hopping nature of Super Mario Galaxy, the odd physics of They Need To Be Fed, and the inexplicably explosive barrels of Donkey Kong Country, and you get An Alien With A Magnet. This simple 2D puzzler tasks you with finding the best route through an asteroid field littered with gems, occasionally using the titular magnet to cling to planetoids. Single-touch gameplay and 45 levels make this a perfect time-killer for quick and casual sessions.

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Take control of our Alien and his spaceship and get him back to his home planet using just a magnet. Get ready to explore multiple galaxies using this magnet to orbit around colorful and unique planets to get to your goal. But beware of dark holes, challenging puzzles, multiple locks and asteroids blocking your path in space. Besides the adventure mode, you can also play an extra bonus mode which will keep you busy for even more hours of fun gameplay.

Gold Diggers

Gold Diggers is halfway between the vertical style of "endless" games like Falling Fred and more old-school titles like Dig Dug. You operate a gigantic digging machine, like some kind of cartoon Hilary Swank, searching out gold and avoiding buried traps. Upgrade your rig with new drills and modules to go deeper, then do it all again. It's a typical free to play game, so prepare for in-app purchases and/or grinding after a while.

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Follow a team of notorious Gold Diggers while you take control of one of the wild west's best kept secrets: Gigantic Superlicious Steam-Punk Digging Trams. Your goal? To find yourself some Gold. Just steer the Digging Machine through multiple layers of the earth while you dodge Giant Worms, Flame Pillars and any dangers hidden in the depths of our planet.

Agent P DoofenDash

The first Where's My Water was pretty original for a mobile game... so naturally Disney had to ruin it with a ton of sequels. And now they're extending the Phineas And Ferb tie-ins with an endless runner. Agent P DoofenDash, which is apparently rife with references to the show (I wouldn't know), has you running, jumping, sliding, flying, and performing other detritus of the endless runner genre. The game is free to play, so expect plenty of in-app purchases.

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Join Agent P as he chases down Dr. Doofenshmirtz to save the Tri-State Area! An Agent’s job is never done. Dr. Doofenshmirtz decides it’s time to get rid of Agent P once and for all! To accomplish this, he unleashes every plot he can think of on the Tri-State area! Now it’s up to Agent P and his fellow O.W.C.A. Agents to chase down the eccentric evildoer and save the people of Danville!

Fight Fight Zombanite!

My stance on zombie games is well-documented, but never let it be said that I let an interesting one pass me by. Fight Fight! Zombanite! uses a mix of game types and genres including real-time strategy, tower defense, and endless runner/driver to keep things interesting. You'll have to stay on your toes to keep on top of the shifting game mechanics. The graphics are nothing to write home about, but randomly-generated terrain should make for a decent amount of replay value.

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Fight Fight Zombanite!’ takes the zombie genre to new tactical heights! Pick your survivor and begin building your team: each survivor brings their own unique abilities to the fight including building turrets, healing, laying bear traps and even calling in paratroopers! ‘Fight Fight Zombanite!’ has over 50 levels with over 6 mission types. Rescue missions, driving missions, base fixing missions, defend objective missions, holdouts, … FFZ an incredibly varied experience that goes above and beyond the traditional zombie game!

Circuit Chaser

Circuit Chaser is basically Space Harrier with a new coat of paint, and that's definitely a good thing. While it might look like an endless runner at first glance, it's more of a rail shooter with three dimensions of gameplay. Solid graphics and a unique visual design don't hurt (though the F2P approach might). If your Sega Master System emulator is collecting dust, give Circuit Chaser a chance.

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Circuit Chaser is a new take on classic scrolling shoot ‘em ups, which has been re-imagined in an exhilarating 3D perspective! Play as T0NY as you shoot, fly and destroy your way across a stunning 3D environment and collect precious circuits. Guide T0NY over and under challenging enemies and obstacles in this fast and fun-filled endless run & gun game. T0NY is one of many robots that are lined up for incineration after a failed experiment. Help T0NY escape in his first endless shoot’ em up game – how far can you take him?

Flick Kick Football Legends

Flick Kick has earned a lot of fans both among soccer (fine, football) fanatics and casual gamers. This new entry in the series is aimed squarely at the former, with an art style reminiscent of an old-timey comic book and a team full of memorable characters. You're not just shooting either - this edition of the game is more like a story-driven series of compartmentalized mini-games.

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Flick Kick Football Legends brings Flick Kick to all new heights with more diverse onfield gameplay, team building and management, and a multi-level league structure. Packaged in a vibrant comic inspired style filled with lively characters, quirky scenarios and rich animation, you will guide your team towards a highly sought after championship win to achieve legendary status.

Tic Tactics

Tic Tac Toe might not seem like the most cerebral game around, but multiply the playing field by nine and it suddenly becomes a lot more strategic. Tic Tactics mixes the situational awareness of Sudoku and the give-and-take multiplayer of Go for an interesting spin on established board games. Single player, online turn-based multiplayer with matchmaking, and hot potato local multiplayer means that you'll always have a game waiting for you.

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A classic reborn! Tic Tactics is a turn-based multiplayer game that’s easy to learn but challenging to master! If you know how to play Tic Tac Toe, you already know how to play Tic Tactics. The twist is that YOU DECIDE precisely where to send your opponent with every turn. You’ll be amazed by the strategic depth that awaits! Challenge friends and strangers to increase your rank and become the ultimate Tic Tactician!

Challenges

Challenges is a series of brain-teasers, nothing more, nothing less. It's presented as an intelligence test a la Brain Age, but I'd take that with a grain of salt - most of the puzzles look like they're well below SAT level. If you're looking for a time killer with some nice, clean visuals and a few head-scratchers, pick it up.

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No hints. No instructions. Only you and the game. If you need to ask how to play, you've already lost. Will you dare to challenge the Challenges?! :-) Do you want to find out how smart you are? Do you believe you are special, a unique human being? Yes, you are. Just like everyone else ;-). But seriously, are you tired of tedious IQ tests? Accept our Challenges, erm, challenge, and test your intelligence in a fun way.

Polarity

The Portal influence in Polarity is hard to deny, but this first-person puzzle game has another interesting pedigree. It's a mobile version of a game originally intended for the Oculus Rift, so immersion is a definite goal. Those who enjoy physics puzzles and perspective shifts should be right at home, but if you're looking for complex scenery or twitchy action gameplay, you'd best look somewhere else.

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Welcome to Polarity, a first person puzzling adventure allowing you to experience the thrill of hacking into a super secure virtual bank. You'll solve mind bending puzzles by running, jumping throwing and inverting your way into the heart of the system to steal data for your clients.

*Become a hacker!
*Immersive first person gameplay.
*Awesome HD graphics.
*Intriguing storyline.
*Complex, clear and clever puzzles.

Sketchpad Escape

This game is pretty much exactly what it looks like: a slightly updated take on Space Invaders/Arkanoid with a visual design that looks like you're playing on College Ruled. It's pretty simple, but with 100 levels and some genuinely pleasing simple effects, it's more than enough to please the retro gamer in you.

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Sketchpad Escape: The Ultimate Brick Breaking Experience! Have you ever wished you could play a block breaker or arkanoid on your notepad? Watch amazing color spring to life from the sketches of a pencil as you break your way through hand drawn bricks. Vibrant displays of colors splattering right in front of your eyes as you gain a streak and blast anything in your way leaving a trail of artful paint in your path? This is the exact experience you have in Sketchpad Escape. Can you release the inner artist and escape the clutches of the sketchpad?

Quiet Christmas (Free)

The paid version of this Christmas-themed sequel to Quiet, Please! has been available for a while, but now it's out for those gamers who are having a lean winter. With stylishly old-fashioned graphics and a wicked sense of humor, this should be a good one to kill time when you're in the car or on the plane for a holiday trip.

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It is Christmas Eve and you just want to go to bed and wake up on Christmas morning. But the tree is broken, the house it too cold, Mr. Peabody's tacky Xmas display is annoying and as always your brother won't go to bed. Explore, interact with your environment and solve puzzles in this old-school adventure game.

• Classic adventure game fun on your hand-held device.
• Colorful retro-styled graphics.
• Explore a lighthearted and humorous environment.
• Use your wits and the items you find to get the house ready for Christmas.

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Uplay

Android Police coverage: [New App] Ubisoft's Uplay Service Gets An Android App, So It Can Annoy You On Your PC And Phone At The Same Time

This isn't a game, it's a mobile version of Ubisoft's generally unsavory game platform/DRM scheme for the PC. It lets you peek in at your Ubisoft game collection and achievements, and surprisingly, it also detects some of the publisher's games on Android and lets you track those as well. There's also some content bonuses to unlock and a little gaming news to keep up on, but generally speaking, there's not a whole lot of reason to keep this app around. It's a good thing you've got a choice on Android... unlike PC gamers.

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Get more from your games. Whether you're a hardcore gamer or play now and then, Uplay rewards you for playing the games you love with a wide range of exclusive services and free content. Join Uplay today to gain access to: Get exclusive Uplay rewards just by playing the games you love. Simply play your favorite Ubisoft games to earn Uplay units that you can exchange for extra weapons, vehicles, equipment, soundtracks, new characters, additional maps and more.

 

BATTLEFIELD 4™ Commander

Android Police coverage: [New Game] EA Blurs The Lines Between Mobile Game And Companion App With Battlefield 4 Commander

We are just flush with companion apps this week, aren't we? Well, sort of - Battlefield Commander is more of a second-screen translation of the Commander mode from the full game, in which one player on a team becomes a sort of benevolent dungeon master for the shooter's map. You can direct fellow players in real time via VOIP, issue commands, and send in supplies. If your team is good enough, you can bring down the hammer with air strikes. Unfortunately the initial release is having some serious stability and compatibility issues.

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This application requires that you own Battlefield 4™ on at least one platform, and that you have an active soldier at rank 10 or higher on that platform. Jump into the heart of the action with BATTLEFIELD 4™ Commander – the exclusive companion app to your BATTLEFIELD 4™ experience. Deliver critical intelligence, deploy war assets, and manage squad-based team play all from the palm of your hand.

MyNBA2K14

Android Police coverage: [New App] 2K Games Releases NBA 2K14 Companion App 'MyNBA2K14' Into The Play Store, Tosses In A Card Battle Mini-Game

Not to be confused with the latest NBA 2K games already on Android, this is the companion app for the full console version of the game. It does the usual companion app stuff, including managing the career mode, multiplayer records, and leaderboards. There's also a card battle game with current and former stars.... because nothing says sports actions like a card battling game, right? You'll need a PS3 or Xbox 360 copy of the game to use the app.

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MyNBA2K14 is the companion app to the world's biggest and best NBA video game franchise – NBA 2K14. With MyNBA2K14, stay in touch with your Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of NBA 2K14 wherever you go with the MyGAME feature that allows players to view key data from the console – including MyCAREER stats, online multiplayer records, and leaderboards while earning extra VC (console in-game currency) with an NBA Pick-Em mini-game and daily VC rewards.

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  • Matthew Fry

    I know I should put this in the FFIV:After Years post and I might but Kotaku claims that it is "The worst Final Fantasy game." http://kotaku.com/theres-a-new-final-fantasy-out-today-and-you-should-s-1471121019

    • jbox

      Thx for info.
      I might still buy it eventually, but no rush now. Will wait some youtube reviews first before decide to buy FF4AY.

  • http://techsym.com/ cubanresourceful

    Thanks AP, as always. Quick question, is Gold Diggers similar to Motherload? That has got to be my favorite flash game of all time. That and Stick RPG.

    • http://techsym.com/ cubanresourceful

      Saw the trailer, answered my own question. Alas, not a Motherload clone. :(

    • Qliphah

      If you're looking for a motherload type game Ridiculous Fishing as daryn said is a great game. Picked it up on the Humble Bundle a few days ago and haven't stopped playing yet.

      • http://techsym.com/ cubanresourceful

        Looks like a fun game! BUT, still not motherload-esque. Maybe I should just make a motherload clone lol. -_-

  • Daryn Sturridge

    Wow, where's Ridiculous Fishing? As soon as it was unveiled I thought it'd be a cert on the Android Police games list.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      Thanks for the headsup. I thought it was still only a HumbleBundle exclusive, but now it's in the Store for $3. Bought.

  • Alekh Khanna

    I think AP should take a stance and skip recommending free games which heavily depend on IAPs. Would love to see more quality games even if they cost 1-5$.

  • Matt Sokolinski

    Alien with magnet (and few other similar games) is a blatant copy of Rocket Bunnies released what... 2 years a go ??
    and then you have
    Circuit chaser
    Agen P dash
    Hunger Games
    which are copies of temple run.... why they are even recommended ?? They are all the same, dont bring in anything new or worthwhile

  • Dross

    Uplay isn't technically a game...

  • Specter597

    Wow ... the title of this post was "BEST new android games from the last 2 weeks" ....... maybe you should consider changing the title? Most of these look like total crap.

  • Samuel Hart

    I point out that the Challenges game looks to just be a set of Raven's Progressive Matrices. It's a psychological test of basic IQ measurement, but it's rubbish at it. Avoid at all costs, because of the inherent flaws in a RPM test and the app not even going to the right levels with it!

  • d

    No good games

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