Best new Android and iPhone games (April 14th - April 20th 2015)
The biggest new launch of the week actually happens to be a crucial update to one of the most popular games on the App Store: Hearthstone. The game that started its mobile success on Android tablets and iPads is now finally available for iPhones and Android smartphones, and you can jump in on the card-based action game that is revolving around a ‘World of Warcraft’ environment (and that has become an e-sport in its own right) on your handset.
Halo on iOS, and Hearthstone for smartphones: it doesn't get any betterSurprisingly for everyone, Microsoft also decided to launch a couple of previously Xbox-only Halo games for - lo and behold - iPhone first. Halo: Spartan Strike and Halo: Spartan Assault arrived with a splash on the App Store (and in mere hours, arrived on the Windows Phone platform, but has not yet made its way on to Android land). The top-down shooters run smoothly and play very well on mobile.
Another high-profile new game that you should pay closer attention to is WWE: 2K, the wrestling franchise gets its own franchise title, where you can develop wrestlers in an Immortals type of a game.
And that’s far from everything worth your while in this very busy week for mobile gamers. Take a look at all the best new iOS and Android (and even Windows Phone) games for this past week right below.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Halo: Spartan Strike
The Halo brand is a trademark game of the Xbox game console, and while we did expect it to arrive on mobile (Microsoft itself teased that Halo is coming soon to Windows Phone), we were surprised to see two Halo games launch first on the iOS platform, available on both iPhone and iPad. Hours later, the top-down shooters made their way onto Windows Phone as well.
Halo: Spartan Assault
The second top-down shooter from the Halo series on mobile, Halo: Spartan Assault allows you to join the assault in a very fluidly running, well optimized for touch gameplay.
A fighting game in the style of WWE Immortals, WWE 2K allows you to create and develop your own wrestling hero, perfecting your moves, walking through a career mode, or fighting in real-time multiplayer.
War Dragons allows you to select and build your army of various dragons (each with unique powers) that you use to destroy evil enemies' defenses, while setting up towers on your own.
Tiny Guardians is another strategy TD game, but it revolves around summoning various types of guardians to defend Lunalie as she journeys through Prism in search of her missing aunt, the Sorceress.
Spellcrafter: The Path of Magic
Spellcrafter: The Path of Magic is an RPG game with deep tactical turn-based combat and a unique spell casting system. Explore a world full of magic, collect gold, interact with NPCs, go on quests and make moral choices; recruit heroes, assemble and summon powerful armies and send them into battle.
Crowntakers combines turn-based strategy with RPG elements and takes you at the behest of the crown into a medieval fantasy world full of challenging encounters and epic adventures. With its randomly generated world, Crowntakers offers a varied gaming experience every time you set out to fight evil. As a hero on a mission, you’ll have to assemble a group of brave mercenaries to take on cruel enemies like barbarians, ferocious animals or deceitful thieves.
Dawn of Titans
In this action strategy MMO game you assume control over titans that clash into monumental 3D battles, featuring thousands of troops that you get to control. it's your choice how to lead a war against other players and capture their land.
Dodge spikes, knives, spiders, skeletons, lasers, saws, and more on your journey to collect rare coins and artifacts.
Masters of the Masks
In the realm of Ivren, the gods help the peoples of the land with sacred Masks. A band of chosen, masked warriors now embarks on a harrowing quest to rid Ivren of a mysterious evil rising in the east...
In Lost Withing, your job is to survive a haunted asylum and its monstrous Inhabitants. Confront a legendary killer who prowls the abandoned wards. Scavenge and create makeshift weapons or conserve your resources and employ stealth tactics to sneak past the lurking horrors. When all else fails, run for your life or find a place to hide.
What could be more complicated that interconnecting audio equipment? Aux B is a fun (yet somewhat realistic) take on this subject, asking you to complete some very challenging puzzles.
Caves n’ Chasms is a blend of exploration, puzzling and RPG, where you dig deep into hidden caves and explore forgotten civilizations.
MLB Perfect Inning 15
A new baseball game that celebrate the new Major League Baseball season and allows you to throw your first pitch as well as witness enhanced gameplay, improved graphics, and new game modes.
A new game by Chillingo, Mega Drift is more of an endless runner set in a racing environment than a true, free-racing game, but it's quite fun nonetheless.
Magica X Magica
Advertized with this one captivating line: "The saddest run shooting game in the world from Magiccube." It's hard to go past by such a game, where the main heroine will dare any danger to rescue her kidnapped friend. "I promise, I will rescue you," the little girl says, and runs the end of the endless corridor to keep the promise.
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