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Doom and Doom II are now playable at up to 120 FPS on Android

Bethesda released Doom And Doom II on Android back in July of 2019, but both games had a rocky start thanks to a forced log-in, music changes, and a lack of features. Unlike most AAA devs on the Play Store, Bethesda actually put in the work to improve each game, and today another large update has been pushed out to both titles. You can now view either game in 16:9, and high frame rates have also made the cut, which means you can now play at 90 FPS and 120 FPS. Support for DeHackEd-based add-ons is also in the mix, and a few performance improvements are here to seal the deal.

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25 of the best classic games remade for Android with a modern design

It's been a while since I've refreshed this roundup, and so I've gone ahead and cleaned up the list while adding in several new games, bringing the total to 25 classic titles released on Android with a modern design. This means you can expect things like new graphics, new gameplay elements, or maybe just some good old fashioned tweaks to a timeless story that expands on a classic theme. This roundup also serves as a sister list to my retro port roundup, so if you're looking for even more classic games, make sure to check that roundup. So without further ado, here are 25 classic games remade for Android with a modern design.

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40 of the best retro PC, console, and arcade games ported to Android

Some modern mobile games are great, but rarely are they true replacements for the classics of old. Android has a surprisingly decent number of ported retro games from console, PC, and arcade platform, and we've gathered some of the best ones that have been released over the years. These games are true to their original forms, with existing graphics (as in, they're not updated to look and play like newer games) but if you're looking for a roundup of classic games that have received a modern makeover, we've got you covered in a separate post. A lot of these games are ones you and I grew up playing, and I've hand-selected the cream of the crop.

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Good ol' Tetris comes back officially to the Play Store, simpler and better than ever

Shortly after the disappearance of EA's Tetris titles on the Play Store, the new mobile Tetris license holder N3twork has published a classic alternative. In contrast to its Tetris Royale that adds a 100-player mode and daily challenges to the classic game, the brand-new Tetris is as barebones as it gets.

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15 classic games that need a proper Android port or remake

With the recent announcement of a Red Alert game coming to Android in China, I started thinking about what other classic properties have yet to find a home on Android. Now, I know we have gotten plenty of garbage that uses the branding of popular classics for a quick buck, but that's not what I'm talking about. I mean more ports or HD remakes that stay true to their original roots and pricing models. So I have put together a wishlist of the top titles I would love to see brought to Android with the love and attention they deserve.

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Classic brawler Streets of Rage is the latest Sega Forever game

Sega Forever has given us a chance to relive some classic gaming experiences on Android, and they just keep coming. Past titles have included Golden Axe, Virtua Tennis Challenge, and Beyond Oasis. The latest release is the beat 'em up classic Streets of Rage. You can start playing it right now, and it'll cost you nothing if you don't mind some ads.

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TAITO has released RAYCRISIS on Android, the final installment in the trilogy

Fans of old school arcade shoot 'em ups would have been thrilled when TAITO started porting the RAY series to Android. It's been a long time coming, 5 years after iOS got in on the action. Now, after releasing the first 2 games in the trilogy earlier this summer, the final installment RAYCRISIS has arrived in the Play Store.

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Sega Forever series offers classic Sega games for free, new titles released monthly

If your formative years happened to overlap with the heyday of Sega, you likely have fond memories of games like Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, and Shinobi. You will soon be able to relive those days on Android. Sega has announced the Sega Forever collection with an assortment of classic games that are completely free, as long as you don't mind some ads.

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Ubisoft Releases The Original Rayman On Android

Everyone's favorite limbless hero is back, but not in the way you might expect. While Rayman has been relegated to the modern micro-transaction gaming wastelands, he comes from a proud tradition of classic platforming. Now you can relive the glory days with Rayman Classic on Android. It's $5, but that's the end of it.

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Classic Dungeon Crawler Shadowgate Gets A Gorgeous Remastered Release On Android

I can't honestly claim to be an old-school fan of Shadowgate, because when it was first published for the Macintosh in 1987, I was -2 months old. The original game was one of the first dungeon crawlers, advancing the player from room to room in a text-driven role-playing game that focuses on puzzles over combat, ruthlessly killing the player if he or she makes a misstep or doesn't keep enough torches around. It was kind of like Dark Souls, but with a greyscale color palette. Shadowgate is simple by modern PC and console standards, but its intricate worldbuilding and devious puzzles have made it a minor classic in the genre.

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