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57 temporarily free and 151 on-sale apps and games to finish the Christmas week

Android Police's app sales roundup is back after a break for Christmas, so I hope you're ready. Today's list is very large, due equally in part to the holiday and to the fact that I was not able to write one of these up until now. New Year's is coming up, so we'll have one last roundup to send off 2018. Until then, enjoy.

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Best Android games of 2018 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook

Christmas is almost here, so that means it's time to round up the best Android games of 2018 into one comprehensive list. So whether you unwrap a new Android phone, tablet or Chromebook this Christmas season, AP has you covered. Every game in this list has been painstakingly hand-picked by yours truly, and they're all arranged by price for easy navigation. You'll even find an honorable mention list at the bottom of the page that covers a few more titles because there were just too many awesome games published on the Play Store in the last year. So without further ado, here are the best Android games released in 2018!

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24 best new Android games released this week including ROME: Total War, Beach Buggy Racing 2, and Lemmings

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week I have the official release of ROME: Total War, the sequel to Beach Buggy Racing, and a free-to-play Lemmings release rife with greedy monetization. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released in the last week.

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22 temporarily free and 87 on-sale apps and games for the Christmas weekend

Hello again. Hope that you are all well on this Saturday morning. As I promised yesterday, we have part two of our app sales roundup. Hope you all enjoyed what was on offer yesterday, because there's more today — tons of games to grab your attention while you travel or wait for that Christmas day dinner.

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23 temporarily free and 89 on-sale apps and games for Friday, including titles from Square Enix and Asmodee Digital

Hello, all. We're on the cusp of Christmas, so it's no surprise that we have a lot of apps on sale today. Part of that is, of course, due to my skipping of Wednesday's roundup as a sort of experiment — spoiler alert: it didn't work out in my favor. So here we are.

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NVIDIA's Shield holiday game sale includes Riptide GP: Renegade, Ticket to Ride, Talos Principle, and more

Seasonal game sales may more easily bring to mind Steam than Nvidia, but the latter is promoting a massive sale of Android games over on the Play Store with its SHIELD holiday game sale. Right now you can pick up twenty-one titles for up to 66% off. Games on sale include Jackbox Party Pack 5, Teslagrad, Talos Principle, Ticket to Ride, Alito's Adventure, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!, Death Road to Canada, a ton of others. With almost all of the games half off (or more), it's a good time to plump up that gaming to-do list.

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[Bonus Round] Heroes of Flatlandia, Quantum Contact, S4GE, Delivery from the pain, Uncharted Ocean, Kaiju Rush, and Knights of the Card Table

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a delightful real-time strategy game with an upfront cost, a space adventure game all about mining moons, a turn-based strategy RPG in beta, a zombie survival game, a casual naval strategy game, a kawaii-themed city smasher, and a card-based dungeon crawler.

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Lemmings is the latest victim of mobile gaming, goes free-to-play on Android

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Sad Puppy Limited have decided to cash in on everyone's favorite puzzle-platformer Lemmings by dumbing down the familiar gameplay and stuffing in as many in-app purchases as possible. So if you think you'd enjoy paying $7 every two hours to turn off an ever-present energy system, you'll definitely love the new free-to-play Lemmings out now on the Play Store.

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Beach Buggy Racing 2 is out on Android

Beach Buggy Racing 2 is the latest kart racer from Vector Unit, a developer that knows its way around creating some of the best free-to-play racers on Android. This release is a sequel to the original Beach Buggy Racing, and it brings with it improved graphics, new drivers, new vehicles, upgradeable power-ups, and several new game modes.

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ROME: Total War is now available on Android for $10

Long after its iOS debut in 2016, ROME: Total War is now available on Android for users in North America, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia. The turn-based strategy game lets players try their hand at a conquest of Europe, North Africa, and the Near East as one of 19 factions including Egypt, Gaul, and Britannia. 

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