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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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Games

Raywar: Pandemonium

Android Police coverage: Raywar: Pandemonium Is A Twin Stick Shooter That Does Its Very Best To Make Your Eyeballs Explode

Raywar: Pandemonium is a standard top-down, twin-stick shooter in the style of Geometry Wars. It's also completely over the top: though the graphics are decidedly retro, the lighting effects and explosions are absolutely seizure-inducing (in a fun way). There are also some interesting additions to the twin-stick formula, like the way the game automatically pauses when you take your fingers off the touch controls. External controller support, local multiplayer, and Android TV compatibility are all included.

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Destroy infinite number of enemy waves in 14 stages and 4 game modes, unlock 8 completely different abilities, 4 different ships, many achievements and compete with friends and strangers for the best high score.

• 14 unique stages and 1 boss fight(with more to come)
• 4 different modes
• 8 different abilities including teleportation, turrets and homing bullets
• 4 different ships with different passive functions
• Awesome energetic soundtrack
• Spectacular HD graphics that bring your device's hardware to the edge
• Google play games Achievements and Leaderboards
• Highly Competitive game-play
• Local multiplayer with the use of 2 game-pads
• Full game-pad support with adjustable buttons configuration
• Adjustable on screen controls

Order & Chaos 2: Redemption

Android Police coverage: Gameloft's Order & Chaos 2 Is An Open World MMORPG Where You Can Go Anywhere, Do Anything, And Pay Any Amount Of Money With In-App Purchases

Most console and PC MMORPGs aspire to at least five or six years of relevance, but the original Order & Chaos only made it a little over three on Android. The sequel to Gameloft's Everquest-style online RPG includes new races, better graphics, all new environments to quest around in, and a new crafting engine to get the best gear. Feel free to roam alone in the new solo dungeons, look for a group, or take on other players in PVP. Order & Chaos 2 is free with in-app purchases up to $100.

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Be reborn in the best and biggest mobile MMORPG. Travel the road to redemption in a completely new story in the open world of Order & Chaos. Join thousands of player heroes on a fantasy journey to complete exciting multiplayer quests and redeem yourself.

• Explore a vast and unique open world brought to life with stunning graphics.
• Multiple factions and thousands of NPCs form a rich and interactive game world

• 5 Races to choose from: Orc, Human, Elf, Mendel, and the all-new Kratan.
• 5 Classes to quest as: Blood Knight, Ranger, Mage, Warrior, and Monk
• Upgrade and evolve your weapons and make yourself unstoppable
• Craft and fuse to form the ultimate gear in the game.

ETERNITY WARRIORS 4

Android Police coverage: Free-To-Play Action RPG Eternity Warriors 4 Is Live In The Play Store

The fourth entry in Glu's Eternity Warriors series of dungeon crawlers keeps the basic three-class RPG setup, but dials the graphics up to eleven. It's primarily a player-versus-environment affair, either alone or online with a group, but you can also jump into the arena mode if you'd like to duke it out against other humans. The freemium model should appeal to players who simply want to grind for the best loot possible, but competitive players will have to spend some money to reach the top ranks.

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Crush enemies and become a hero in Eternity Warriors 4, the latest addition to the hit RPG series. Hack through enemies as the mighty Warrior, slash them with the lightning-fast Assassin or rain down fire upon them as the unstoppable Mage. Choose which hero best fits your play-style and jump into the action. Craft or discover rare armor, weapons and loot to enhance your abilities.

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team

Android Police coverage: FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Is Now Available On Android, But Device Compatibility Is Strange

FIFA's back for another go-round, this time with better skill moves, improved controls, more challenging AI players, and better animations, at least according to the Play Store description. The team builder includes over 10,000 players from more than 500 teams (but none of the women's leagues so prominently featured in the console version). It's a freemium game with the usual in-app purchases, but the compatibility seems a bit odd. It's a high-end title, so maybe EA is trying to keep players with older hardware from installing it.

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Play beautiful with a newer, better, and faster FIFA experience on mobile. FIFA 16 Ultimate Team lets you celebrate every awesome attack, nail-biting goal, and powerful win like never before with console-like graphics. Experience the most realistic set of football features on Google Play. Get ready for better skill moves, more exciting goals, more responsive controls, smarter teammates, and improved animations as you play the match.

Disney Infinity: Toy Box 3.0

Android Police coverage: Disney Infinity Toy Box 3.0 Arrives On Android, And This Time You Can Play With Star Wars Characters

Disney Infinity is back for another round on consoles, this time with the benefit of Disney's acquisition of Lucasarts and all the most popular Star Wars characters you can shake a lightsaber at. This mobile version of the game doesn't include all of the goodies of the more expensive console games - you can play with the Toy Box creations you or your friends have made and take part in a few challenges, but that's it. Of course you'll need to buy the plastic toys to permanently unlock characters.

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Create your own universe in the Toy Box. Great Characters. Great Adventures. JOIN FORCES. Imagine a wide-open world of possibilities where all the characters, vehicles and settings you’ve collected can come together in whatever way you want them to. Create your own game universe where you can make anything happen. Mix, match and mash-up Star Wars™, MARVEL, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters together in one place.

Chariot

Android Police coverage: Quirky Co-op Platformer Chariot Comes To The Google Play Store As Another SHIELD TV Exclusive

The latest SHIELD TV exclusive comes from Frima Studio, which you might recognize from the Nun Attack series. Chariot is a PC and console port of a platformer wherein you guide a dead king's coffin through a series of beautiful levels and try to resist smacking his ghost. The platforming action focuses more on physics puzzles than twitchy reaction times, but the best part is that you can bring a friend along for some co-op fun if you have an extra controller.

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Chariot is a humorous, physics-based couch co-op platformer optimized for the NVIDIA SHIELD in which a brave Princess and her Fiancé carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King's remains in a worthy, gold-filled tomb. If only his majesty would keep quiet... The chariot's large wheels and long tethers allow the heroes to reach higher ground, swing across chasms and perform all sorts of impressive maneuvers.

Just Cause 3: WingSuit Tour

Android Police coverage: Just Cause 3: Wingsuit Tour Lets You Ride Along With Rico In Virtual Reality

Just Cause 3 is the most-anticipated console/PC game for connoisseurs of the Blow Stuff Up Real Good genre. You can't play it on Android, more's the pity, but you can get a neat preview of some of the flying sections with this free VR app. Protagonist Rico's wingsuit is probably the best new section of the game, so it's fun to watch. Google Cardboard VR is supported, but if you don't have one you can go full screen instead.

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Download the Just Cause 3 - WingSuit Experience for free now and explore the beautiful Mediterranean islands of Medici from the skies, and in complete 360 degrees. This world-first app combines real in-engine capture from upcoming game, Just Cause 3, with Mindlight's unique 360-degree video capture technology to let you discover Medici through a thrilling wingsuit ride. Look around the world by moving your phone to view in any direction - it's that simple.

NBA LIVE Companion

Android Police coverage: EA Releases A Companion App For NBA Live That Lets You Stick Your Face On A Pro Basketball Player

This isn't so much a game as a self-insertion tool. Take a selfie, customize your hair and beard (or not), and transfer it over to NBA Live 2016, and you can see yourself playing in the big leagues. You won't get the fame, the money, or the legions of fans, but maybe you can get a little bit of the fun.

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Play with you, as you, with unprecedented quality. Exclusive to NBA LIVE 16, GameFace HD allows you to scan your face using your mobile device to create a high-definition 3D model to use on your created player in game. Now for the first time, the same cutting-edge technology used to process and scan NBA players is available to you.

  

HoPiKo

HoPiKo is a platformer that abandons such things as precision or exploration for pure speed. A single tap will advance you to the next platform, but a variety of obstacles will smash your player character into pixelated bits. Some unique art direction and thumping music help you stay in the mood. There's a story behind it all in a Tron sort of way, but the visuals and the twitch gameplay are what you're really spending your $4 on.

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The evil Nanobyte virus is out, gaming is over... It’s time to hook up your power gloves and save your HoPiKo brothers. HoPiKo is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a 5-stage mini run designed to break your mind.

Astro Party

Astro Party is a mix of classic, super-simple elements from Asteroids and a four-player local party game setup. Each player controls a single ship with two corner buttons, steering and shooting to kill the other players, avoid obstacles and turrets, and grab power-ups. Obviously it's best with a tablet (and a big tablet at that, unless you're really close to the other players), but the madness that ensues if you can get four players together is worth a little shoulder-bumping.

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Astro party is the ultimate casual party game. Up to four players can play this game on one device. Control the hilarious spaceships in a competitive deathmatch.

  • Two button controls
  • Three game modes
  • Dynamic arenas
  • YOUR SHIP A SPLODE

Beacon 38

In Beacon 38, you're tasked with exploring a trippy space-based environment with nothing but sonar. The use of "sound waves" to navigate and identify the stages makes the core mechanic quite unique, and the art style of the levels and enemies is an interesting mix of science fiction and macabre. There's a story to explore while you're poking around the 2D world, and your ticket will cost a reasonable $3 with no in-app purchases.

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Beacon 38 is a mobile exploration game where you use sonar to navigate through a dangerous, beautiful alien world that constantly surprises and challenges. See if you can navigate your tiny scout ship past massive predators, mysterious creatures, and unknown peril to escape the 38th Dimension. Using the core mechanics of sonar pinging and navigation, you make your way through an ever changing, evocative ecosystem that must be understood to be overcome.

Blast Force

Blast Force is a runner game that's all about the guns. There's a bit of basic platforming to be had as well, but you can actually slow your descent (and help you get a bead on the enemy). Huge power-ups and a variety of weapons keep things fresh, and the simple graphics are both charming and effective. The whole experience reminds me of Broforce (with just a little less testosterone). The game costs just under two bucks with no in-app purchases.

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Blast through 30+ levels of shoot’em up / arcade platforming gameplay. Test your reflexes, avoid obstacles and take aim at the corrupted machines of the Blasttopia INC. factory. You will run, jump and shoot your way to the evil mainframe and you will encounter many challenging enemies along the way. Do you have what it takes to save mankind from a robotic revolution?

Rugby Nations 16

Sports fans love an underdog win, so I imagine that there's a worldwide uptick in interest for rugby at the moment. (If you're an American, rugby is like football, but with fewer pads and more crumpets.) The latest version of Rugby Nations manages to out-class most competition for other major sports (lookin' at you, EA) by offering a single $5 unlock for all features. Real international teams, a season manager mode, and decent graphics are in the game's favor, but a lack of multiplayer options is not.

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Celebrate the World Cup in style with the most realistic Rugby game on mobile - Rugby Nations 16. Live events and fantastic new gameplay will get you into the celebratory spirit just in time for the biggest Rugby event this year. Brand new TOUCH CONTROLS will allow you to play Rugby like never before on mobile, easy to use for even the newest of players. Optimized Phoenix™ technology drives fantastic 3D visuals, enhanced gameplay and slick animations to deliver the most atmospheric Rugby experience on Google Play.

Hypersurf

Hypersurf is a fast-paced and possibly seizure-inducing tunnel runner with a focus on timing and shooting. The 3D graphics are more ambitious than most similar games, and a wide collection of power-ups and playable characters (from the Fat Baby franchise) to keep things interesting. You'll need sharp eyes and fast reaction times to get very far. Hypersurf is free with a single $1 in-app purchase to permanently unlock individual characters.

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Blast your way through alien infested intergalactic wormholes. Featuring innovative gameplay: 360 degree wormhole surfing, Hypersurf is easy to play but difficult to master - a lightning speed hyperkinetic action, demolition rollercoaster.

  • 20+ PLAYABLE CHARACTERS including the space gladiator and cowboy
  • Gain SPECIAL ABILITIES such as new weapons, shields, and more
  • Insane 3D EFFECTS and high-speed ACTION
  • Dozens of randomly generated enemies, obstacles, and environments
  • Compete in global leaderboards for respect

Rage Quit Racer

Here's a similar tunnel-style running game, but this one focuses on multiplayer racing instead of shooting. It's also squarely situated on the "masochistic" end of the difficulty spectrum, which comes partly from its cumulative increasing speed and partly from a tilt-only control scheme. The game's a bit on the simple side with a first-person viewpoint and basic 3D graphics, but no less entertaining for that. Free with no in-app purchases.

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Fun and addicting game featuring extreme speed single and online multiplayer rage quit racing. Rage quit alone or rage quit against friends and family via online multiplayer games. That's right with eyes twitching, shout, scream and anger all those around you when you discover that this game will smash you to bits. Have more need for speed? Then use the nitro boost, but carefully or you're dead in the water.

Sky

Sky is another super-simple Ketchapp game that's all about the timing. Singe or double-tap to get your block over variable obstacles, and your block doubles whenever you pass one of the green tents. The graphics are simple and appealing, matching the minimalist music to put this one somewhere in the "zen" category. The game is free with some rather heavy-handed advertising, but a single $2 in-app purchase removes them.

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Fly, Jump and Clone yourself into a fantastic adventure with SKY. In this new game developed by the same team behind Phases and The Line Zen, you're in control of multiple characters as they run through a 3D mystical world filled with trouble. While playing, you'll be jumping over obstacles and attempting to beat your top score. Watch out, because sometimes things aren't quite what they seem... When you enter into the green huts your character will clone. .

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