If you are wondering about the best new Android and iPhone games, and you don't want to go through hundreds of new games in the app stores, we have picked the very best new releases from the past week right here.
The games included in this round-up are selected only by their quality and with no regards to genre: you will find casual games, puzzlers, racing games, strategy and everything in-between. The paramount criterion is quality and an engaging gameplay. With no further ado, here are the best new games right now in the second half of October 2016.
#1: The Bug Butcher
Genre: Arcade shooter
The Bug Butcher is a game that bears resemblance to one classic title from the earliest days of console gaming: Super Pang. The arcade shooter seems to have influenced the gameplay a lot, but The Bug Butcher adds distinct 2D art and a sprinkle of humor to its reflex based gameplay dynamic. The huge arsenal of guns adds diversity and there's even a story to explore: you are Harry, a brash and tenacious exterminator who has a knack for decimating bugs, and you have an assignment in an infested futuristic research facility on planet Zoit. Your mission is to survive until the decontamination of the building is complete, hoard coins like his life depended on it, and protect the scientists at all costs.
The Bug Butcher
#2: Break Liner
A meditative experience, Break Liner is a beautiful and immersive casual reflex-based game, where you navigate your ship to break brittle bits of yellow glass. Break one to get one point and extra speed, bump off the black ones, but avoid the red pieces as touching them results in instant death. This unforgiving game requires maximum concentration, and with a rewarding soundtrack and an addictive gameplay, it's definitely worth a look.
#3: Critical Ops
Genre: First-person Shooter
Critical Ops is an interesting new game that is currently in alpha testing, but it already shows promise: it's a fast-paced FPS that will test your reflexes and tactical skill. Experience the thrill of modern terrorist warfare as you fight a critical strike operation as a counter-terrorist or aim to cause destruction as a terrorist.
#4: Rusty Lake Roots
Rusty Lake: Roots is a point-and-click adventure that tells the story of James Vanderboom, whose life drastically changes when he plants a special seed in the garden of the house he has inherited. Expand your bloodline by unlocking portraits in the tree of life.
Rusty Lake Roots
Genre: Arcade shooter
Spingun is a 'manic two-button arcade shooter', where you have two buttons and one spaceship. Goliath is attacking your planet, but you've heroically stayed behind with your ship so your family can evacuate. Spin and gun to survive, and here's how you do it: fly and steer with either single button, or press both buttons at once to fire your ship’s powerful blaster gun. Grab powerups to launch missiles, plasma balls, and flames at your foes. Blast them to bits quick to repair your ship.
#6: Plants vs Zombies Heroes
Genre: Tower defense
In this latest installment to the popular series, you get to collect heroes with outrageous and incredible super powers and build your ultimate battle team. Embark on a journey to discover new characters, and confront mighty opponents along the way. And, for the first time ever on mobile, play as either plants or zombies.
#7: Tons of Bullets
Tons of Bullets is a new retro-styled 2D pixel
platformer adventure, where you fight as Kenji the Ninja and embark on his adventure to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by his nemesis, Dr. Mad.
Tons of Bullets
#8: Eggggg - the platform puker
"Eggggg is a ridiculous two-touch platform game about vomit. It's an action packed and crazy experience, and tailored for mobile devices. Gilbert has an extreme allergy to eggs. Eating them will literally make him vomit like a fountain. He escapes from his mean aunt Doris in order to get to a birthday party, and needs to use his vomiting superpower to survive a world of angry cyborg chickens... of course."
#9: 1-Bit Rogue
1-Bit Rogue is a simple roguelike game that features monochrome graphics with retro pixelart and a chiptune soundtrack for a truly nostalgic PSG feel. The game takes you through a 50-floor randomized dungeon, where you get to defeat dragons and collect artifacts, but be careful because your weapons decay with use. In the game, you get to choose from five classes (including a ninja) and it all ends with a final boss fight.
#10: Don't Starve Pocket Edition
In the remake of the popular PC title, Don't Starve: Pocket Edition allows you to play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.