Best new Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone games of December 2014

Best new Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone games of December 2014
As we enter into the new year, we're turning back for one last look at the best games of 2014 with our selection of all the top new Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone games released in December of last year.

December was a great way to close the passing year with a ton of new games that arrived on Android and iOS, and a couple of important new-comers on Windows Phone. In fact, this time it's hard to name just a few titles for fear of being offensive to the remaining ones, so we'll just let you take a look at all of them in the list right below. Keep in mind that we have tried to cover as wide a range of game genres as possible, and there should a little something for all sorts of gamers - from those who love shooters, to the adventure-lovers, and finally the puzzle-solvers.

With no further ado, here's our selection of the best new Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone games of December 2014.

Brothers in Arms 3

Genre: FPS
Price: Free
Download on Android | iOS

In Brothers in Arms 3, you play as Sergeant Wright after the Normandy invasion, of course, flanked by a set of "brothers," each with their own unique ability like Air Strike, Molotov Cocktail, Rocket Blast, Mortar Fire. Take on the gruesome world of WWII by upping their skill level and upgrading your weapons in mission modes as diverse as Assault, Sniper, Siege and Stealth.


Framed

Genre: Puzzle
Price: $4.99
Download on iOS

FRAMED is a noir-puzzle game where you re-arrange panels of animated comic book to change the outcome of the story.



Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series

Genre: $4.99
Price: Adventure
Download on Android | iOS

Similar to The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead (Telltale's other noteworthy titles), Game of Thrones is an interactive graphic adventure that consists of six episodes and allows you to play as five different characters. Currently, only the first one - Iron From Ice - is available; the others will be released shortly after. All of these are members of House Forrester - a "noble house" from the north, which is loyal to House Stark of Winterfell. The seat of House Forrester is Ironrath, a hardly-accessible fortress deep in the northern woods. Each of your actions and the choices you make in the game will affect the future and will shape the plot around your timely decisions.



THE KING OF FIGHTERS-A 2012(F)

Genre: Fighting
Price: Free
Download on Android

The best of street fighting games, this free game arrives as a celebration of 20 years of the addictive game genre, bringing the very best of it.



Jelly Brain

Genre: Arcade
Price: Free
Download on Android

A surprisingly fun puzzle game that would be a discovery for your (often boring) visits with relatives these Holidays.



Tomb Raider 2

Genre: $1.99
Price: Adventure
Download on iOS

The Tomb Raiders series is a must for lovers of action-and-exploration titles with a certain degree of challenge to them. Yes siree, Tomb Raider II hails straight from the 90's – the era of gaming, where health wasn't self-regenerating and the camera did not constantly point you in the direction you need to go – if you wanted to find your way to progress in a level, you actually had to look for it. And there's a lot of looking to be done in the classic Tomb Raiders, as the titles are more Indiana Jones-inspired and less modern-action-game-wannabes.



Bean Dream

Genre: $2.99
Price: Platformer
Download on iOS

Bean Dreams is from game maker Kumobius, which is one of the better game devs on mobile. The conceit of the Bean games is that it takes the endless runner idea and flips it around. Instead of a character that is constantly moving forward and you control the jumping, the Bean is constantly jumping and you control the movement. It's a control scheme that works well, and the game itself is polished and absolutely packed with charm.



Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath

Genre: $5.99
Price: Adventure
Download on Android | iOS

Stranger's Wrath offers 20 hours of gameplay set in the dusty, undeveloped wastelands of Western Mudos. You'll play as Stranger, a drifter turned bounty hunter whose business is hunting outlaws. And business is good, because the re-imagined game comes with fully configurable touch-screen controls, a scalable virtual joystick, seamless transition between first-person and third-person point of view, strategic action gameplay, tons of dialogue and an original soundtrack, bosses with outlandish arsenals and outrageous names, and more.



Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Genre: Free
Price: Collectible card game
Download on Android | iOS

Blizzard's free-to-play CCG (collectible card game), Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, has finally made the jump from iOS straight to Android. It landed on Apple's platform back in April, where it's available for the iPad, but this mobile exclusivity is now over - the trading card game is now available in certain regions as a part of a limited soft-launch, namely Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.



GTA: Chinatown Wars

Genre: Sandbox
Price: $2.99
Download on Android | iOS

Following his father's murder, Huang Lee has a simple mission: deliver an ancient sword to his Uncle Kenny to ensure his family retains control of the Triad gangs of Liberty City. Huang is a spoiled rich kid who expects everything to run smoothly, but his trip does not go exactly as planned. After being robbed and left to die, he will search for honor, riches and revenge in the most dangerous and morally bankrupt city in the world.



Tales from the Borderlands

Genre: Sandbox
Price: $4.99
Download on Android | iOS

Tales from the Borderlands is a five part episodic game series from the creators of The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead - A Telltale Games Series. Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, this is a story full of Borderlands’ trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness. You’ll play as Rhys, a Hyperion ‘suit’ with dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist looking to score her biggest ever swindle.



Godus

Genre: Sandbox
Price: Free
Download on Android | iOS

Rule over a living, breathing world. It is as SIMPLE to play with as it is AWE-INSPIRING to behold. Feel truly powerful in the most delightful, charming and tactile world you have ever held in your hands.



Knights of the Old Republic

Genre: RPG
Price: $9.99 ($4.99 on sale on Android now)
Download on Android | iOS

It is four thousand years before the Galactic Empire and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith. You are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force on your quest to save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side? Hero or villain, savior or conqueror... you alone will determine the destiny of the entire galaxy!



80 Days

Genre: Puzzle/Interactive novel
Price: $4.99
Download on Android | iOS

Choose your own route around a 3D globe, travelling by airship, submarine, mechanical camel, steam-train and more, racing other players and a clock that never stops.



SimCity BuildIt

Genre: Simcity
Price: Free
Download on Android | iOS

WELCOME MAYOR! Your first order of business – create your own gorgeous, unique city that has citizens vying to move in. But remember, the larger your city gets, the more needs your citizens have. This is an all-new SimCity game – re-imagined for mobile!



EXILES

Genre: FPS
Price: $6.99
Download on Android

From the creators of the award winning Ravensword: Shadowlands comes EXILES, a beautiful Sci-Fi 3D role playing game that takes place on a distant world. In the near future, a colony on a distant planet has been driven to isolation and desolation, as a corrupt government tries to enslave it with a lethal virus.



SXPD The Comicbook Game Hybrid

Genre: Action
Price: $1.99
Download on Android | iOS

SXPD: Extreme Pursuit Force is a brand new form of entertainment that blends gaming with digital comic books. The complete version of this Comic/Game Hybrid allows you to enjoy a full 42 page comic by renowned comic book artist Duke Mighten and then jump right into the action when the story demands it, with its game sections directed by game industry legend David Perry. It is a comic book you can play.



bit Dungeon II
Genre: Roguelike
Price: $2.99
Download on Android | iOS



Impossible Draw

Genre: Puzzle
Price: Free
Download on Android | iOS



Candy Crush Saga

Genre: Free
Price: Match 3 Puzzle
Download on Android | iOS | Windows Phone

Finally, those sporting a Windows Phone flavored handset will have the opportunity to understand what the excitement is all about, when it comes to Candy Crush Saga. The very popular game, developed by King, is now available from the Windows Phone Store. While the game is free to download, there are a number of in-app purchases that make it easier to play.



Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Genre: $6.99
Price: World building
Download on Android | iOS | Windows Phone

Minecraft Pocket Edition for Windows Phone features infinite worlds, Creative and Survival modes, and multiplayer over Wi-Fi. It looks like there’s nothing different between the Windows Phone version of the game and the ones for Android and iOS. You can download the game on your WP handset from Windows Phone Store via the source link below.



Sonic Dash

Genre: Free
Price: Cards
Download on Android | iOS | Windows Phone



FarmVille 2: Country Escape

Genre: Free
Price: Cards
Download on Android | iOS | Windows Phone



Zynga Poker - Texas Holdem

Genre: Free
Price: Cards
Download on Android | iOS | Windows Phone

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6 Comments

1. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Brothers in arms 3 is available on WP -____- http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/brothers-in-arms-3-sons-of-war/676d71de-97b9-4abc-8609-fd4e60ef8fbe Please check for games before posting !!

5. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Shhh...don't let them know...they did this to other 2 games that were high profile, going as far as to say it didn't exist on WP, when it was actually released SAME DAY.

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Had to log in on a computer to say this since my Ipad Air kept crashing. Some of the prices & genres are mixed up.

3. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I feel the best games are the Nvidia Shield only ones that require a controller. Exiles looks mighty interesting...

4. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Gangster Vegas?

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Rocking BIA at the moment...fun until you run out of consumables and dog tags!

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