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Top 5 Android Games: April 2014

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We are nearing the end of yet another month, one that has been a great month for mobile gamers on Android. With the launch of a handful of solid titles, you have more than likely been superglued to your phone’s screen, but we won’t judge you. Maybe your mom or girlfriend will, though.

We have assembled our top five new games for Android from the month of April, so take a look below and see if you missed any of them. If you did, now is your chance to catch up.

If you think we screwed up, and there is a better game that we didn’t list, tell us how badly we suck in the comments below. 

1. The Walking Dead: Season One (Free)

Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead got a special treat this month, with the launch of the official The Walking Dead game, which puts you in the shoes of Lee Everett. Lee was on his way to jail for an alleged murder, but while in the backseat of a cop car, his fate was changed. Now stuck in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, Lee must protect himself and a little girl from being eaten alive.

What I like most about the game is that your own choices along with the way you respond to people’s questions, play a direct involvement in the way events play out. You can choose to be a good guy or you can take a darker approach to things. Will you spare lives or will you kill every chance you get? It’s fantastic.

The first Season is free to download, but due to the game’s addictiveness, don’t plan on not spending any cash with this game. Additional seasons are priced at $4.99 each, or a season pass can be bought for $14.99, which gives access to the five following seasons and a special episode, “400 Days.”

Trust me, if you love The Walking Dead, you are going to want this game.

2. Don’t Tap The White Tile (Free)

One game which surprisingly caught my attention this month was Don’t Tap The White Tile. I very much try not to judge a book by its cover (or an app by its screenshots on Google Play), but from what I initially saw, I wasn’t overly excited to try it out. Once I did, I was pleasantly surprised at just how much fun I had.

In the game, there are a few different modes to play. My favorite is the Classic mode, in which you race the clock to see how fast you can tap all of the black tiles (without tapping any white tiles), and making it to the top of the level. You may think it is easy at first, but once you start trying to beat your own time, you will realize how much hand-eye coordination it actually takes to do well in this game.

This title is completely free and completely addictive. While it may be short on graphics and overall sex appeal, it’s still a fun time waster.

3. Impossible Road ($1.99)

Impossible Road is awesome. Previously launching months ago on iOS, it finally made its way to Android and immediately hit all of the top charts on Google Play. The gameplay is very easy to explain – just control a ball as it tumbles down a road which is impossible to navigate. Easy enough, yeah? Not at all.

If you do fall off the road, don’t fret! The game gives you a few seconds to try to get back on the road, which will actually help your score if you can get back on and control the ball for long enough.

The game costs $1.99 on Google Play, but is worth every penny. The replay value is amazing, plus whenever I am stuck in a boring situation that doesn’t take too much brain power, I go to Impossible Road.

4. EPOCH 2 ($4.99)

The much-anticipated sequel to EPOCH finally came to Android this month, with many players instantly gobbling it up on Google Play. You play as EPOCH, a robot which is tasked to protect a princess. Unfortunately, you don’t know where the princess is and there just so happens to be a war being waged between two robot armies at the same time. It’s a real pain in the butt, but completely worth the journey to find her.

The game features customizable and upgradable weapons, which allow for fun and addictive gameplay. To top it off, there are epic boss battles which will leave you wanting more and more robot carnage.

EPOCH 2 costs $4.99 on Google Play, and if you played the first EPOCH, you will know the graphics and gameplay alone justify that price. Go grab it if robot shooters are your thing.

5. XCOM: Enemy Unknown ($9.99)

The latest major release for Android this month is XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I have been too busy to deeply dive into it, but from the 20 minutes I have played, I can tell that this will be an epic time. In the game, you play as a commander of an elite military force known as XCOM. When aliens intend to invade our planet, it is up to you to build military posts, plan battles on enemies, and lead your troops into battle.

On top of just killing aliens, who for some reason always want to annihilate us, you must discover and use their technology against them, all while upgrading your own troop of soldiers. It is very intense and challenging trying to manage everything in the game, but totally worth the effort.

This game will run you $9.99, but the quality of XCOM is no joke; just look at the user reviews on Google Play if you need more convincing.

  • Tomek Milek

    Hi, you must also try the jumping puzzles in LapsoBOX. Wow!
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=puz3d.Cartoon1

  • Thoai Tran

    “Line of Blek” is a new game with simple way to play but very good for challenging your brain. Let play it now!!!!!!! Hope you guys like it.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zynzoo.lineofblek

  • http://www.appzuniverse.com Appzuniverse

    Wow, good games for android users..

  • Martie

    I do like much more games that do not require that much phone memory. And games that makes you use your brain cells. My last doscovery: Rummi. Not i can’t stop playing, check it! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.krinsen.rummi.full

  • Luke

    Here’s my new favorite game at the mo…
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.neonrevolver.gridsolitaire

    Really addictive!

  • xkof
  • Th3rd

    What about the new multiplayer snake game with cool powerups? OMG, so LOLL! :P
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.PleiterGames.SnakeMultiplayer

  • Fred Albert

    hey guys….i found a new way to score in FLAPPY BIRDS …check this out>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfJ7kcWgTho

  • Jeffrey Fazal

    The walking
    dead seems good. I like the suspense genre games. I will definitely download it
    to play on my Nexus 5 once I fully charged it on qi charger . I will also
    consider downloading tile game as getting bored from candy crush!

  • Franz

    X-Com for android is pretty lag as i recall and the walking dead become stranger and stranger. Gonna see if they make it in http://www.thebrowsergames.com

  • cizzlen

    Nvm.

  • James

    What Android games do you play/have played that has an excellent story. I’m a fan of heavily story based games especially where the main character actually has a personality.

    • xXAaronSXx

      I’m toward the end of the 4th episode of the Walking Dead. The game is fantastic and the story is great! It definitely got Game of the Year awards for a reason. It’s great!

  • Theotherguy

    Xcom is an absolute steal at $10

    • tdurden64111

      Can a nigga get some gameplay footage? #cinematicpreviews

  • motoman

    might as well add 2048 to the list… as soon as you play it once, you will never stop

    • http://droid-life.com/ Rthvk

      I got 4096 last week, still gunning for 8192.

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

        I like Threes more :)

    • calculatorwatch

      That game makes me so mad every time I play it, and yet I keep going back.

  • MReprogle

    The Walking Dead doesn’t give you all of Season One for free. It only gives you the first episode out of five. The description is a bit misleading, as you would think that you could get a season pass that covers the next 4 seasons. Still, if anyone has a PC, Vita, 360/PS3, play it on there instead. Incredible game, but not the type I would want to sit there looking at my phone to get through.

    • Scott Tucker

      You realize that the Vita is the exact same size as the Samsung Galaxy S4/S5? Once I realized that, I couldn’t bring myself to play on it any more.

      • MReprogle

        Besides the screen size being about the same, and using a mobile processor to save power, I don’t see what you’re talking about. The Vita has great controls that I never have to relearn every time I download a new game, and is built for gaming, as opposed to the many things eating up processor power on you phone. Add in remote play to your PS4 and the free Vita games with PS+, and you should see that it’s a totally different gaming experience.

        • Scott Tucker

          Your complaint was that you don’t want to stare at your phone for the duration of the experience, and my comment was to the point that staring at a Vita is no different. You read a little too much into it.

    • xXAaronSXx

      I recently played Episode 1 on my 360 but opted to buy the Season Pass for my Galaxy S3. I actually preferred the Android Version. I like the touch screen control vs the controller and being able to play it on the bus before and after work doesn’t hurt. The game it’s self is the same so I think it just comes down to personal preference. One is only better than the other to the person playing it.

  • T4rd

    Still hung on Clash of Clans, hah.

    • Arnold

      You and the rest of us :P

    • Arthur Dent

      Was all over CoC, but now largely moved on to Royal Revolt 2

    • KleenDroid

      Hey you guys know me. I need a few good players for the long term and clan wars.

      I am KleenDroid and my clan is Jokers Ibericos. Weird name but I took over as the leader.

      I love this game. Most have a home but if you want to come with me you are welcome!

      Oh ya… I am Amazing

      • T4rd

        I’d join if I didn’t have my own clan (that I created and am a leader of) myself! Got about 20 members that are actually my friends IRL (I recruit every I meet, lol), so don’t really want to leave them, heh.

    • cizzlen

      And War of Nations! It’s like Total Annihilation reincarnated lol.

  • Chris King

    I been excited for xcom . I was hoping for moga controls though. How are the on screen controls so far?