Best Android Games Available in the Google Play Store in 2014
New games keep appearing in the Google Play Store every day, with a dizzying assortment. 2014 has been an interesting year for gaming. The popularity of games that are “free with in-app purchases” has been on the decline, but they’re still out there, along with paid and totally free games. Whether you prefer games that last a few minutes, or a four-hour marathon session, there are Android games that you’ll enjoy. Here are some of the best for 2014.
Angry Birds Space
After the stunning popularity of the original Angry Birds, the question was what the developers could do next. This space-based version is a worthy successor, with some imaginative twists. The birds and pigs are still there, but the physics of the game are different out in space. You need to consider gravity and orbits when deciding how to fire your birds at their targets, and the new levels offer some interesting challenges.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout
If you like the shoot-em-up type of game, then this latest installment of Gameloft’s Modern Combat is one for you to try. It’s all about men with guns roaming around and shooting each other, with nice 3D graphicsand incredible visuals. The mobile version carries on the theme from the home console games. This one is a paid game, with no in-app purchases – $6.99.
This unusual game has an indie feel to it, as you fly about a world that is dark, weird and more than a little spooky. You’re flying in a type of blob, which can grow or shrink, or break itself up into clones. You never know what’s waiting for you around the next corner in this quirky game. If you like surprises, then you’ll appreciate Badland because it’s full of them. Oh, and did we mention that it’s free?
This math game is simple to learn (30 seconds at the most), yet remarkably absorbing. The concept is that you move numbers around on the screen so that you can create multiples of three. There have been plenty of clones created of this game, but the original is still the best, and the game is well worth the small price.
Cut the Rope: Time Travel
This physics-based game is one of the most popular game franchises in the Google Play Store, and this is the latest update in the series. Like the earlier games, players swing ropes around on colorful screens, but this updated edition adds a few new weapons and tricks. There are plenty of levels to keep you occupied for days. If you haven’t had a chance to download it yet, you should hurry up as Om Nom is dead hungry.
This clever game is a pub quiz which you can play with friends or random strangers. There are a massive number of categories available, so you’re not going to get bored, or stuck with only categories you don’t know. In addition, the game is constantly updated with new categories and questions to keep it fresh. A simple quiz round takes only a couple of minutes to play. There’s also an offline challenge mode, so you can play against an opponent asynchronously.
Should we expect more amazing games to appear in the Google Play Store this year? Definitely! But until then, the ones we just mentioned above are a must-download. Whether you can spare a few dollars to play “Modern Combat 5” on your Android tablet, or you’d like to enjoy “Cut the Rope” for free, the purpose of these games is to exceed your expectations. And they certainly will!
This is the guest post by Jason Phillips and Dirt Bike Games 365!