- 1 Games
- 1.1 Goat Simulator MMO Simulator
- 1.2 The Deer God
- 1.3 Power Ping Pong
- 1.4 Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville
- 1.5 Door Kickers
- 1.6 David.
- 1.7 UNKILLED
- 1.8 Pokémon Shuffle Mobile
- 1.9 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
- 1.10 Titan Souls
- 1.11 Cute Things Dying Violently
- 1.12 A Wise Use of Time
- 1.13 Walking War Robots
- 1.14 Infestor
- 1.15 MicRogue
- 1.16 Random Fighters
- 1.17 Fat Baby Galaxy
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.
Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.
Goat Simulator MMO Simulator
Have you ever wanted to play an MMO game without having to deal with other humans? Have you also wished for that experience to feature goats heavily? Then the latest version of Goat Simulator is for you. It's a Goat MMO Simulator, not a Goat Simulator MMO, so all the "players" you encounter in the World of Warcraft knockoff environment are computer-controlled. It's just as wacky and aimless as the previous games, so check it out if you enjoy hunting for hilarious Easter eggs and watching goats glitch out on physics objects.
- Coffee Stain Studios brings next-gen Goat MMO simulation to mobile devices. You no longer have to fantasize about being a simulated goat in a simulated MMO, your dreams have finally come true.
- Five different classes: Warrior, Rouge, Magician, Hunter and Microwave
- Complete dozens of quests, level up a hundred times and play five different classes that’s a ton of content you do the math
- Level cap is 101, 1 level higher than you-know-what
- There are even elves and dwarves like in that movie
- Stay a while and listen to Dumblebore the Grey in Twistram
The Deer God
Android Police coverage: Crescent Moon Games Finally Launches 'The Deer God' On Android With A 30% Off Sale
The Deer God, despite being a somewhat crude pun, is an atmospheric platformer where you play... a deer. If the premise seems odd, it certainly is, but the rock-solid controls and the stunning voxel graphics make it well worth checking out for just about any platforming fan. The reincarnation mechanic lets you play as other animals with different abilities, keeping the movement and combat fresh, and a series of puzzles help flesh out the already-vibrant world.
The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art adventure that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills. It's a game about survival, reincarnation, and karma; all set in a breathtaking and unique 3D pixelized world. Feast your eyes on the beautiful lighting, day and night system, and vast landscapes. Become one of the most beautiful animals on planet earth. LIVE AS A DEER. SURVIVE AS A DEER.
Power Ping Pong
If the old NBA Street team (from when EA was slightly less evil) made a table tennis game, it might look a lot like Power Ping Pong. It has the extreme physics, the over-the-top characters, and the insane super-moves that you might expect from an almost-parody representation of both Ping Pong and martial arts, but there's also a pretty solid game underneath, complete with both online and local multiplayer options.
Do you wield your bat with zen-like focus or do your balls of fury give you a killer spin? Table tennis goes mobile with a twist in Power Ping Pong. Master your backspins and drop shots using intuitive and slick touch controls to outwit a series of oddball Kung Fu fighters – from sumo wrestlers to mad scientists and pandas. Smash your way to the top in Arcade mode or duel with friends in frantic local and online multiplayer modes.
Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville
Android Police coverage: Rebuild 3: Gangs Of Deadsville Is A Zombie-Themed Base-Builder That You Might Actually Want To Play
These days the base-builder genre is one to avoid on mobile platforms, the bastard child of real-time strategy and freemium junk. Rebuild 3 is different: not only does it eschew the free to play model, it's a surprisingly deep, story-driven game about fending off a zombie apocalypse. The game is more focused on skills and resource-gathering than straight combat, and the deep skill and resource tree means there's plenty of content to explore.
It's been a few years since the zombpocalypse turned the world's cities into graveyards and sent the few survivors into hiding. Now you must gather them up and restore civilization to a ruined city, one building at a time. Rebuild 3 is a strategy sim game with a good helping of narrative and dark humor. It's a thoughtful game that'll make you fond of your survivors before you send them to their deaths for the greater good.
Door Kickers is a top-down tactical game that puts you in control of a SWAT squad that doesn't know the meaning of the term "fourth amendment." The play style is similar to squad-based strategy games like XCOM, but the action plays out in real time and can be paused at any moment, the better to plan your next move. The game focuses on positioning and sight-lines when it comes to victory, so you'll need to use your noggin to find the best way to clear the stage. Unfortunately Door Kickers is only available on tablets.
Door Kickers is the unforgiving, award winning SWAT-command quick tactics game from the PC. Includes all updates and a new campaign, as well as full cross-platform saves compatibility and an all-new interface designed specifically for touch based platforms. Door Kickers mixes old school, no-quarter action with modern ergonomic interfaces and puts you in command of a SWAT team during a tactical intervention.
David. (period included) is a unique game, mixing elements of "zen" titles with a little platforming and a lot of top-down space battles. There isn't much of a point except to beat waves of enemies and the occasional boss, but the stylishly simple graphics and the unique slingshot control mechanic make it worth a look if you're bored with more conventional representations of the genre. It's $1 with no in-app purchases, but will go up to $2 soon.
David. // is a game. A game about physics and enemies. A game about struggles and life. A game about David. You play David, an awfully small abstracted chosen hero tossed into a blissfully simple world overrun by giant culminations of evil physics-beasts. As David, you are given a slingshot-esque gift that you will have to use to conquer your colossus foes. Hold, aim, and fling to attack. I poured myself into developing this game for nights and nights and nights. It's almost tough to share. I hope it feels strangely personal. Have fun, friends.
Android Police coverage: Madfinger's Next High-End Freemium First-Person Zombie Shooter, UNKILLED, Is Live On The Play Store
Dead Trigger 3 Unkilled is finally here. It's Madfinger's latest take on the first-person zombie shooter, and while it's not exactly brimming with originality, you can certainly find some mindless bullet-spewing fun inside. Changes from the original series include better graphics, more interesting real-world weapons, and new and unsettling bosses. The single-player focus (and the freemium grind) remain intact.
We are back again: UNKILLED is the best-looking zombie shooter ever made for mobile devices. NYC is the center of the world's latest zombie outbreak. You are Joe, member of the anti-zombie unit WOLFPACK, a private military organization designed to find, track, and eliminate the zombie menace before it becomes global. Three hundred missions--more bang for your buck. Unique enemies and bosses: SHERIFF, DODGER, MINESWEEPER, BUTCHER, and more.
Pokémon Shuffle Mobile
Android Police coverage: Pokémon Shuffle Is Now Available To All After Geo-Restricted Beta Phase
An official Pokemon game has finally come to Android! Just not in the way you'd like. This is a licensed game from The Pokemon Company, and though it's technically a port from a 3DS title, it's not an RPG about travelling the world with a team of fighting monsters. Nope, it's a match three (er, four) puzzle game with a ton of in-app purchases. This isn't the Nintendo game you're looking for... unless you're looking for a puzzle game with a ton of tiny Pokemon heads.
Pokémon Shuffle Mobile is a puzzle game where you line up three or more Pokémon vertically or horizontally to battle against wild Pokémon. You can play it casually—but battling, collecting, and leveling up Pokémon can also provide hours of fun. On top of the Pokémon available at the initial release of Pokémon Shuffle Mobile, additional stages and Pokémon are planned—but this game already has a lot to offer.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Android Police coverage: Devolver Digital Brings Hyper-Violent Brawler Hotline Miami 2 To SHIELD Hardware For $5
The original Hotline Miami was widely praised for its incredibly tight controls, punishing difficulty, and drug-addled, neon-soaked bloodfest of a story. The sequel is pretty much the same thing, only more so. Hotline Miami 2 follows characters both before and after the events of the original game, with more weapons and movies to help you clear out pixelated rooms of alleged bad guys. Unfortunately it's once again exclusive to SHIELD hardware on Android.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the brutal conclusion to the Hotline Miami saga, set against a backdrop of escalating violence and retribution over spilled blood in the original game. Follow the paths of several distinct factions – each with their own questionable methods and uncertain motivations – as unforeseen consequences intersect and reality once again slips back into a brilliant haze of neon and bloodshed.
In Titan Souls, you have to kill everything in the world with an arrow. A single arrow, in fact, but don't worry: it's magical and you can use it over and over again. The game debuted on Steam and other download services and gained positive reviews for its sweeping landscapes and enormous, unique boss battles. Since the game is almost entirely 2D, it's not clear why Devolver thinks it needs to be a SHIELD exclusive - just about any modern device could play Titan Souls with a proper gamepad.
Between our world and the world beyond lie the Titan Souls, the spiritual source and sum of all living things. Now scattered amongst the ruins and guarded by the idle titans charged with their care, a solitary hero armed with but a single arrow is once again assembling shards of the Titan Soul in a quest for truth and power. Colossal Titans: Explore the ancient ruins of your forefathers and uncover extraordinary and unique titans, each with their own savage attacks and hidden weakness.
Cute Things Dying Violently
Seldom do games get so specific in their titles, but Cute Things Violently delivers what it promises. It's a platform/puzzle game that tasks the player with getting a bunch of Tribble-style critters across levels filled with buzz saws, fire, lightning bolts, explosives, and other stuff that will gleefully murder them. You'll have to experiment with gadgets and physics (and kill many, many adorable puff balls) to complete 48 levels. The game is $1 with no in-app purchases.
Hey kids. Do you like failure? Are you suspicious of success? Do you smile at the thought of "accidental" electrocution? Then boy have we got the game for you. Introducing: Cute Things Dying Violently, a game where nothing bad happens. CTDV is all about hapless Critters, and the Critters need your help. Launch them around to get them safely out of each level. Dodge all sorts of lethal goodies like spikes, buzzsaws, and fire, and use a variety of wacky items to pull it off.
A Wise Use of Time
It's always nice to see a new game-book... especially from developers apart from the usual suspects. A Wise Use of Time is closer to the old Choose Your Own Adventure style than more recent efforts, with an entirely text-based interface eschewing animations and most graphics. The story follows some timey-wimey temporal wizards, but unlike most of the games of this type, you can completely customize the primary player-character.
With the power to freeze time, you can ransack a casino, rescue a celebrity, or cheat death itself. When you freeze time, no one can see you, hear you, or stop you, except, perhaps, a handful of mysterious time controllers like yourself. Every second you steal puts more stress on your body and mind. Will you bring justice to the mobsters who run rampant in your city? Will you steal from them to provide for those in need?
Walking War Robots
Walking War Robots isn't exactly original - it's borrowing quite a lot from the MechWarrior series, with a third-person perspective and mobile controls thrown on. But as a high-end, team-based online multiplayer mech game on Android, it's also fairly unique to the platform. Graphics are good and gameplay is fast, but the game does suffer from a freemium setup that will almost certainly ensure that you're outgunned by players willing to pay. Upgrades and mech customization form the core part of the game's progression.
Participate in epic, explosive multiplayer robot battles in Walking War Robots. Pilot a tough, towering battle robot and join the fight with your armored goliath to crush anyone who dares stand in your way. Team up and own the battlefield in 6vs6 domination challenges. Do you prefer to take out your enemies with long-range cannons, drive straight into the fray with short-range machine guns, or raid into enemy territory? In Walking War Robots, the choice is yours.
Noodlecake's latest retro-inspired game is more about twitch platforming and puzzle solving than all-out action. You play a... blob... thing, which can make it across at least some of the levels on its own, but takes over humans like a Futurama brain slug to gain new abilities. $1 gets you 60 levels and some really tight on-screen controls - the developers made the very well-received League of Evil series.
Get ready for a fun puzzle platformer created by the award-winning studio Ravenous Games. As the INFESTOR you need to reach the exit in each level by taking over your enemies and controlling their body. Each human has a special ability associated with it that you will need to take advantage of to overcome obstacles. Features:
- 60 Levels
- Infest humans for unique abilities
- Challenging puzzles
MicRogue is an interesting little tittle that mixes roguelike RPG elements with a movement style that's reminiscent of chess or checkers. Timing and strategy are your primary weapons, because you'll have to carefully kill monsters and avoid traps in the randomly-generated levels. Once you get the hang of the mechanics, you should be able to begin dominating the structured style of play.
Climb a dark tower in this Micro sized Chess Style Rogue-like that focuses more on character movement, than stats and gear. Can you retrieve the treasure and escape the dragon’s wrath? What Microgue has in store for you:
- Randomized levels
- Each Monster behaves differently
- Beware of traps, and use them against your Enemies.
Fast-paced fisticuffs. Blistering combos. Incredible super attacks. These fighting game elements don't seem to belong anywhere near a match-three puzzle game. But Random Fighters presents an interesting take on this over-used genre, focusing more on deliberate strategy than taking advantage of positioning and layout, making the action part of the field more like Go or Battleship than Bejeweled.
Random Fighters is a puzzle fighting game that pushes the player into a battle of wits and kicks. Tune up your memory and guessing skills to deliver your attacks from a 5x5 grid and beat the hell out of your rivals. Customize your fighter and attacks, and get ready to defeat your enemies to get unique upgrades, including brutal special attacks. Are you strong enough? Finish off the single player story mode and challenge anyone in the online mode.
Fat Baby Galaxy
If you're looking for an endless runner game that has more in common with some of the classic platformer games than, say, running across a blacktop, Fat Baby Galaxy should fit the bill. This unique 2.5D runner uses an interesting collection of attacks and power-ups that make it feel like an old Kirby or Donkey Kong Country title (with no left arrow button). The whimsical mix of vehicles are especially entertaining.
Prepare to be challenged at a breakneck pace. Jump, butt stomp, fly, catapult, drive and blast enemies in this hyperkinetic platformer, action game. Survive alien boneyards, ice caverns, asteroid belts, forests, space stations, volcanoes, and galactic wormholes.
- Wormhole surfboards
- Ice drillers
- Gravity boots