2011 was most definitely the year during which Android gaming was transformed from relatively mediocre to absolutely stunning. As an introduction for all the newcomers and a refresher for those who have been with Android for a while, here are all of the game roundups we've posted in 2011.
Every single one of you should find something in there that you will want to install. I can suggest two strategies:
Browse the top of each post for the cream of the crop selection (I think I started sorting by quality towards the end of the first half of the year).
Who wants a free Galaxy Nexus? You do? We thought so, and we've one to give away - CDMA or GSM, it's winner's choice this time.
Before we get into the giveaway details, though, we want to give some love to the guys at BitHack, without whom this giveaway wouldn't be possible. BitHack is the dev team behind the game Apparatus, a title that you've probably heard quite a few times 'round here at Android Police.
EA Mobile recently released "the most hotly anticipated racing game ever made for Android" to the Market, unleashing Real Racing 2 – an intense racing game that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you navigate through over 40 miles of track in 15 gorgeous environments.
Real Racing 2 features a dynamic Career mode, allowing players to work their way up from rookie to pro, and also offers touch or tilt controls, which means players can – to some extent – customize the gameplay experience to their liking.
Remember the colorful and imaginative tower defense game Jelly Defense that we took a look at several weeks ago? It just received a mighty nice update that brings some new winter-based levels, new gameplay options, new music, gameplay improvements, and performance enhancements. In other words, the developers packed quite a bit of punch into this one. Here's the full changelog:
Ever since we reviewed Ski Challenge 12, I have been on the hunt for an equally incredible snowboarding game. Com2uS ended my search with the release of SummitX Snowboarding, a ridiculously awesome downhill challenge game for those of us who enjoy boarding more than skiing.
First Things First
Update: The developer recently added information about pricing in the description. Thanks guys!
I would like to mention a minor complain before we go any further - SummitX is listed as free in the Android Market and nowhere in the description does it mention payment of any kind. Read More
After a few months of waiting, Modern Combat 3 has finally hit the Android Market. Adding another chapter to Gameloft's popular FPS war series, MC3 promises "the deepest and most intuitive FPS gameplay on smartphones," taking players through a 13-mission campaign from Los Angeles to Pakistan.
Besides plunging players into a variety of immersive environments, MC3 offers impressive multiplayer capabilities, allowing for up to 12 players in 6 maps and 7 different modes.
Yar Matey! Take to the high seas and plunder all in your path! Disney's new social game, Master of the Seas, promises to be "the first mobile game to combine deep story and brilliant graphics with compelling social gameplay."
In this 'Pirates of the Caribbean' themed game, you'll be able to become the ruthless pirate you've always dreamed of being, build a loyal crew, and battle other players for notoriety and treasures.
If, like me, you're a fan of the action-horror genre of gaming, then you'll be pleased to know that Dead Space just landed in the Android Market, leaving its EA Store exclusivity behind.
This gripping sci-fi thriller not only brings intense gameplay to your mobile, but a rich storyline and cinematic horror that is sure to chill you down to the very bone. Stunning visuals, along with a movie-quality score make this game a must have for anyone looking for more than simple puzzle games on-the-go.