Best new Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone games of April 2015
April brought up a bonanza of great new gamesThe headliners of this month's selection are Implosion - Never Lose Hope, an RPG/combat game a la Diablo with an isometric perspective, Implosion brings stunning graphics and action-packed gameplay, and Marvel Future Fight, an open-world fighting game putting you in the shoes of your favorite superheroes on a universe-saving mission.
Marvel Future Fight
Mortal Kombat X
Mortal Kombat X on mobile is not at all like Mortal Kombat.
It has borrowed the name, but it’s not about fighting anymore - sure, this is technically still a fighting game, but the fight itself is dumbed down to the tedious tri-fecta of tapping, blocking and power moves. In-app purchases could also get annoying, but not terribly so. Nonetheless, we did enjoy Mortal Kombat X for another reason - hero development. Yes, it’s hard to say, but this latest edition feels a lot like a role-playing game: you equip your heroes with items, spend coins to upgrade their skills, while the fighting kind of takes care of itself.
Overall, though, this is not the Mortal Kombat you've been waiting for. It’s just a different game. A fun one, but not something that lives up to the sky-high expectations.
Sorcery! 3 arrives simultaneously on Android and iOS as the third in the series of open-world gamebooks with an immersive stories and thousands of choices available. Sorcery! 3 does not require the player to know much about the first two games in the series, and you can jump in the action unprepared. The game tells the story of the land of Kakhabad - a wilderness with a ruined desert, a tangled forest, cruel mountains and fissures, guarded by seven fearsome serpents that you have to face in order to cross the land and reach Mampang and the Crown of Kings.
Just as the name implies, this is a civilization crafting game, a simulation where you balance the fine line between spending money on resources and expanding your city. As you upgrade your workers and build more sophisticated buildings, you watch your whole civilization progress.
Naught Reawakening is a platform game with novel controls and an element of adventure as you guide your hero Naught out of darkness and into the light for him to recover his memories.Naught adapts his movements to the surroundings by holding on to walls, modifying his way of walking depending on gravity and the ground surface, and pushing objects in a unique and dynamic way. Naught can also take advantage of skills like jumping and diving to solve puzzles, avoid stalking creatures and fight dark monsters.
Just as the name says, this is a remastered version of the excellent DuckTales, an excellent jump'n'run game from the good old 8-bit days of the nineties. Scrooge McDuck's adventure takes him across the world - the Himalayas, Amazon, Transylvania, African mines, and Moon - a journey to find legendary treasures.
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.
Spirit Lords is a multiplayer, mobile action RPG that introduces an original world where the spirits of the dead are the key to the survival of the human race. Discover the secrets of a long forgotten past as you collect powerful spirits and harness each one’s unique power for use in battle.
Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities
Those who want a good adventure-horror will definitely feel satisfied to learn about the release of Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities. In Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, you play as Rose Hawkins, a strong independent woman looking for Eden, a missing child. Rose wakes up wounded in a strange place she doesn't recognize. While looking for the young girl, she will find herself locked in a never ending tragedy; frozen in time. Rose will need to confront her deepest fears to unveil the mystery behind her terrifying investigation. A heart-shattering experience, the game will kick you forcefully in that strange world of a person trapped in their memories, and keep you there until you finish it.
Does Not Commute
Does Not Commute is a strategical racing game. Sounds confusing doesn't it? A fairly unique sort of a game, it allows you to layer racing tracks on top of racing tracks, as you construct the traffic of a busy intersection where more and more cars have to drive around avoiding crashes. An engaging gameplay with great graphics, makes this a must try, plus the game is free (in-app ads are not obnoxious).
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
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.
The Quest Keeper
The Quest Keeper is an endless dungeon runner where a lowly peasant is on a journey to become a powerful dungeon master. On your way, you'd have to dodge spikes, knives, spiders, skeletons, lasers, saws, and more on your journey to collect rare coins and artifacts in 10 quests.
Devious Dungeon 2
The awesome action platformer Devious Dungeon returns in its second iterartion, with three classes of heroes (Barbarian, Mage, and Rogue) with RPG style upgrades, randomized maps in 5 worlds, and challenging boss and mini-boss battles.
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.
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.
New for Windows Phone only:
Trolls vs Vikings
Cut the Rope 2
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