Best new Android, iPhone and Windows Phone games of October 20153
With the fall in full swing, the sun setting earlier and temperatures going down, we get more time indoors where it is inevitable that we spend more times with our devices.
Guiding you through app store junglesWith all the horsepower that the new phones pack, they are a joy for gamers. It is, however, important to find the good games and not spend time playing ones that will disappoint. That's why our selection of the best new Android, iPhone and Windows Phone games of the month exists: to guide you through the jungles of app stores.
October has been traditionally one of the strongest months of the year when it comes to new releases. The sports season starts and this comes with new games like NBA 2K16, but it is also all sorts of other game genres that get great new titles. Here are only the best ones from this past month. Which one is your favorite?
Need for Speed: No Limits
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
Need for Speed: No Limits is out and it brings the familiar, impressive graphics and intense racing experience of the series. You get to build your dream ride with a wide range of cars and customizations, launch yourself between chaos and control as you hit the loud pedal and roll into underground car culture. Pick up the real-world cars you’ve always wanted, from the Subaru BRZ to the BMW M4, McLaren 650s, Porsche 911, and more. The gameplay is now more dynamic as you get to accelerate over jumps and around debris, into traffic, against walls, and through high-speed Nitro Zones.
Days before the tip-off of the 2015-16 NBA season, NBA 2K16 has arrived on both iPhone and Android. This year, it is Steph Curry that is looking at gamers from the title image and that's quite the deserved mention for the point guard who was the main contributor to the Golden State Warrior's first title in quite a while. NBA 2K16 comes with better graphicsAs to the game itself, NBA 2K16 features the new rosters, improved graphics that add more realism to the gameplay, as well as a neat new soundtrack with a heavy hip-hop influence and vibe.
PewDiePie: Legend of Brofist
A 2D platformer featuring YouTube's PewDiePie as the main hero, you get the retro graphics and a kick of gameplay from the past in a contemporary game with a fun story and a hefty price tag.
Minecraft: Story Mode
In this five part episodic series, you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, you and your friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion.
Dust: An Elysian Tail
As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget.
Downwell is a curious game about a young boy venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. Make your way further and further down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks. Step into precariously placed shops and buy some helpful items or level up between levels to battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics. No two trips down the well are ever the same!
Price: $0.99 | $3.99
An immigration story, Cloud Chasers revolves around a small family on a journey through five deadly deserts to reach the gateway to the world above the clouds. A randomly generated steampunk world that illuminates the issues of immigration from a different angle, the games will have you make decisions, manage resources, use equipment to your advantage and fill up your precious water reserves by flying through the clouds with your trusty glider.
Viva Sancho Villa
Genre: Hack & slash platformer
Viva Sancho Villa is a Mexican hack & slash action adventure platformer, where you play as the revolutionary hero Sancho Villa. Using your bonecrushing machete and legendary revolvers, liberate Magico’s land from the corrupted forces of evil in this revolutionary saga of war and folklore. Get immersed in a surreal world of music, traditions, mythology, arts and crafts while you travel through colorful towns, dangerous fields, uprising villages, haunted forests and much more.
Genre: Orbital Platformer
Astra is an auto-runner space platformer with arcade action elements, and a distinct visual art and ambiance. It has controls well-tailored for touch screen, and puts you through 30 missions where you go explore, solve small puzzles, and discover secrets.
Super Happy Fun Block
Genre: Side-scrolling Puzzler
Super Happy Fun Block is a puzzle game with hand-drawn animations, where changing the color of the world alters reality. Maneuver through treacherous obstacles, uncover hidden secrets, and outsmart the Blocks to help Ball save what remains of humanity.
Please, Don't Touch Anything
Please, Don’t Touch Anything is a cryptic, puzzle game about bathroom breaks, screwdrivers and nuclear explosions. It takes you through 25 enigmas that you have to solve, all shown in distinct pixel art and spiced up with an atmospheric chiptune soundtrack.
"Covering for a colleague taking a bathroom break, you find yourself in front of a mysterious panel which only component is a red button. And since you’ve clearly been instructed not to touch anything, the only thing you want to do now is pushing the damn button."
Genre: Puzzle Adventure
Lumino City is a puzzle adventure crafted entirely by hand out of paper, card, miniature lights, and motors. Lumi’s grandfather, the caretaker of Lumino City, has been kidnapped. To find him, you must explore the city and figure out the fascinating mechanisms that power this unique world.
Agent A: A puzzle in disguise
A spy themed puzzle game, you play as Agent A on a mission to infiltrate the secret hideout of Ruby La Rouge and apprehend or neutralise the target. It's taking place in a stylish 60s themed world full of retro futuristic contraptions, hidden gizmos, gadgets and clever logic based puzzles.
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad's existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family.
Dead Effect 2
Genre: First-person shooter
The sequel to one of the most popular mobile games, Dead Effects 2 is a shooter set in a sci-fi world and with RPG elements. With 3 personas to play with, a character development system and more than 40 weapons, the game offers plenty of gametime in its over 20+ hours of gameplay.
Beneath the Lighthouse
Genre: Puzzle Action
Beneath the lighthouse is a serene puzzle action game about a boy in search of his lost Grandpa. Your journey will take you through mysterious mechanical wheels that lay beneath the lighthouse.
Battle Supremacy: Evolution
Genre: Space shooter
Battle Supremacy: Evolution is a sci-fi transforming vehicles game, where you act as a tank, a drone or an airplane, battling against your enemies and roaming in a wide world with destructible elements. Drive or fly through futuristic cities with suspended highways and gigantic bridges.
Genre: Point and click adventure
A point and click classic from the 90s PC indie scene, Sanitarium has arrived on mobile. In Sanitarium you play an amnesiac thrust into a morbid, really creepy universe. After a car accident you wake up to find that instead of lying in a hospital, you’re in an asylum with your head wrapped in bandages. Who the hell am I? What am I doing here? How do I escape? There endless questions eating away at you, and so too are the many puzzles you’ll need to resolve throughout this immersive, captivating adventure.
Almost Impossible is a side-scrolling atmospheric puzzle platform, built especially for touch screen devices. Guide a small ball of light on a dangerous journey, be careful, the road ahead is extremely challenging.
Nitro Nation Online
Nitro Nation is a free racing game with no artificial limitations: you don't have to wait long hours for your 'fuel' to reload or what not. Just race, mod and tune dozens of licensed cars. You can start a team, invite your friends, and win a tournament together. Or you can choose to trade parts with other racers online and build a unique car.
Genre: Turn-based RPG
In Runemals, you explore an island full of adventures, defeat powerful enemies and acquire the loot. The game combines puzzle with turn-based RPG elements and it is set in a huge world constantly expanding with regular events, special quests, new creatures and updates.
Contre Jour is a name that's well known to Android and iPhone gamers - it's one of the best puzzlers on mobile, with an immersive and distinct black and white visual style, and now, it's available on Windows Phone as well.
Monster Truck Destruction
Genre: Arcade / Racing
In Monster Truck Destruction, you get behind the wheel of one of 30 monster trucks and put it to its limits to destroy everything in sight. Spin your wheels in competitive Drag races or send your ride leaping off jumps and smashing into other cars in Freestyle mode.
Doodle God: 8-bit Mania
Genre: Word game
Go back to the 80s in Doodle God, a puzzle world building game. Mix and match different element combinations to build the universe of your dreams. The entire game has been redrawn in pixel graphics with an awesome new 8-bit soundtrack that takes you back to the very beginning of video games.
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