May is long gone and it’s time for a recap of the best games that came out as we started scenting the smell of summer in the air. The fifth month of the year brought us a handful of applications and for the first time Google surpassed Apple in sheer number of applications on its Play store versus the App Store.
We care about quality most though, so we’ll just filter out the best out of the bunch of games that came out in this past month. We are kicking off our round-up with cross-platform games (available on both Android and iPhone) and finishing it with some iPhone exclusives that caught our eye.
We have tried to cover a wide range of genres - from racers to puzzlers and platformers, but it’s all about tastes and we might just have missed that one game you like the most. Don’t hesitate to share it with us in the comments below and do let us know which one is your favorite title for the month!
Best new Android, iPhone and iPad games for May 2013
Best new Android, iPhone and iPad games for May 2013
1. Combo Crew - Android, iOS - $1.99
”In a world where a fist to the face is a perfectly viable solution, Mr. Boss has it all. Now he wants to break the greatest fighters ever! Trapped in his giant tower, you must fight your way to the top to take him down! Inspired by classics like Streets of Rage, Final Fight, and Street Fighter, Combo Crew is pure rumble with no virtual buttons to mess up your moves.”Download Combo Crew for iPhone, iPadDownload Combo Crew on Android
2. Fast & Furious 6: The Game - Android, iOS - Free
”Step into the world of Fast & Furious 6. Earn cash and the respect of the “Fastest” drivers as you drift and drag through the London street scene. Join the Fast & Furious crew as they prepare to take on a series of jobs in an all new heist mode. Fast & Furious 6: The Game takes the mobile racing genre to greater heights with stunning graphics, new game modes, addictive challenges and intense full-throttle missions that dare you to exceed all limits.”Download Fast & Furious 6: The Game for iPhone, iPadDownload Fast & Furious 6: The Game on Android
3. Manuganu - Android, iOS - $0.99
”Run, jump and slide from ropes, dodge rocks! Not enough? There is much more in Manuganu. Avoid swinging hammers and jump over moving ice blocks. Don’t get burned and jump between walls to collect coins and medallions. Break stone blocks and activate platforms before you fall into fog and much more...”Download Manuganu for iPhone, iPadDownload Manuganu on Android
4. Perfection - Android, iOS - $0.99
5. Re-Volt Classic - Android, iOS - Free and Premium $5.99 versions
6. Fire & Forget Final Assault - Android, iOS - $1.99
7. Sonic The Hedgehog - Android, iOS - $2.99
8. Total Recoil - Android, iOS - Free
”Look lively soldier, grab your gear and fall in line for the biggest, baddest, craziest and most explosive war game to hit your screens and assault your senses. Total Recoil takes arcade shooters to the max; it’s a warmongers delight, packing a deadly arsenal of kick-ass weapons, devastating explosions, mega bosses, and much much more”Download Total Recoil for iPhone, iPadDownload Total Recoil on Android
9. Finding Teddy - Android, iOS - $1.99
”A little girl was sleeping peacefully with her Teddy bear, when suddenly, a monster popped out from her cupboard then stole her favorite plush.
When closing the door, the little girl awoke then got inside the cupboard. She's projected in a magical world, full of monsters and oddities where she has to discover the place and help their beings and find back her Teddy.
Still one question remain : will she be able to go back to the real world?”Download Finding Teddy for iPhone, iPadDownload Finding Teddy on Android
10. Lego Star Wars - Android, iOS - Free
11. Race Illegal: High Speed 3D - Android, iOS - $0.99
12. HEAVY - sword - Android, iOS - $1.99/$0.99
”Inspired by classic platformers of old!
Take control of a young hero by the name of Pike!
Run, jump, dash, chop, bomb, smash your way through Goblin, orcs, ogres, Robot knights, Wizards, lava, falling rocks, man eating plants, and loads of other dangers on your quest to rescue the Princess Lucinda! ”Download HEAVY - sword for iPhone, iPadDownload HEAVY - sword on Android
13. Hiversaries - Android, iOS - $2.99
”Hiversaires is a cryptic point & click adventure game in a textless world. Created for the players who remember the times when you had to draw maps, the dark labyrinth of Hiversaires features an original Aliceffekt soundtrack to guide you through its networks of corridors entangled.”Download Hiversaries for iPhone, iPadDownload Hiversaries on Android
”Based on the classic tabletop game, Warhammer Quest is an addictive mix of role-playing and strategy.
Level up your party of heroes. Loot weapons, armour and mysterious artefacts from fallen enemies. Crush
Orcs, Goblins, Trolls and more ferocious enemies!”
”The Dead are coming for you, it’s time to find a ride and drive for your life. With the relentless zombie hordes hot on your heels and hungry for flesh, can you fend them off whilst keeping your eyes on the road?”
”Apoc Wars is an original, free-to-play, social real-time strategy game that takes place in the years following the Great Apocalypse.”
”Guide THE VESSEL down the roller coaster-like track at speed, scoring for each gate you make it through. Navigate hair-pin bends, jumps, banked curves and adverse camber in the quest for the perfect line.”
”"Bombs + Cats = Awesome"
"Unique puzzler with fantastic, adorable graphics. Also cats."
"I bought this game because my daughter loves cats and I thought it would be fun for her, and after playing it for a while it turns out that I am the one who loves it!"”
Douglas Chase is a not so great archeologist working for a failing museum. He must dig up objects to save his job and the museum as well.
Nigel the mummy will be out to get Douglas, but don’t worry, Nigel’s sense of direction is not so great (too many years buried in a tomb will do that), however if Nigel does touch your digging line, all heck will break loose!”
”Join rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright in his quest to defend the innocent and find the truth behind 14 exciting cases in this visual novel with more than 100 hours of gameplay!”