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My Top 10 Android Games of 2012 [My Life Scoop]

The folks behind Intel’s My Life Scoop have asked that I return for another quarter and share my thoughts on life and tech. The first topic that I tackled was one that we talk about quite often here at DL, games. If I could look at all of 2012, what were the top 10 games that stood out to me the most? Or better put, which games did I spend countless hours on in favor of doing something productive? It was a tough list to narrow down because of the extensive list of great games on Android these days.

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  • radiohead14

    seems like Death Rally was influenced by the classic and awesome Rock N Roll Racing.

  • NexusMan

    I think I’m the only person that can’t get into JetPack Joyride. I tried it at someone’s suggestion, but it just wasn’t for me. But tons of people love it.

  • Jeff

    How about a list of good story based games that doesn’t run with an emulator? It would be great to truly combine my handheld gaming console and phone.

    • curaga

      It would be great if more big name gaming companies supported Android. So far, the few who entered the smartphone gaming industry mostly support iOS.

      • michael arazan

        Zorg ftw

      • James

        Yeah, there really aren’t that many games for Android that could rival the plots and character development of handheld console games. Most of the games that come close mostly emphasize boring level gaining and item collection.

    • umataro42

      Andor’s Trail (in progress but there’s still a lot already), Legends Arcana, Gurk II, Replica Island.

      • alan

        The review for Legends Arcana linked from their own Play Store page says: “a lackluster story.” Replica Island seems like it might have an okay story.

        • umataro42

          To each their own, I liked the story to Legends Arcana, it might not be super complicated, but its fun, and the dialogue is also fun. The artwork is pretty good too.

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  • mustbepbs

    Actually surprised Rayman didn’t make this list. What’s up with that, Kellen?

  • napes22

    I’d add Plague, Inc. to the list. I’ve been playing the game non-stop since its release.

  • mustbepbs

    I wasn’t sure about Granny Smith by the sound of it and the icon, but when I played it..holy ****. That game was so awesome. I beat it really quickly because it was so damn fun. Probably my favorite casual game.

    • DP

      I found it slow very paced and extremely easy.. Still don’t understand why that game has such good reviews, I thought it was mediocre at best.

    • joe23521

      I don’t understand all the hype about this game. Yes, I do have it installed on my N7 based on raving reviews. Played for a few minutes, never opened again.

  • T4rd

    I got that Granny Smith game during the $0.25 sale. It is a well polished game and is entertaining enough, but I didn’t think it was that special and it was relatively short/easy. I probably got all the apples in all of the levels in just a couple hours of total game play.

    • duoexo

      damnit! i knewi should of gotten it, judged a game by its name -__-

    • Derek Ross

      I agree it was easy. The only thing I found hard at first is there was like 2 levels where you had to bounce off a wall backwards a bit in order to get a star and I didn’t know how to do it at first. Still an enjoyable game, I wonder when they will update with more levels.

  • KleenDroid


    • mustbepbs

      That lacks conviction. Give us more, KleenDroid!

    • JoshGroff