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Top 5 Android Games: July 2014

The end of July as come, so it’s time to look at the best Android games that crossed our desks. This month, we saw the release of a few great Indie games, meaning that the titles didn’t have major backers funding their development. In a few cases, these games end up being some of the best, but of course, there is no doubt that big time publishers can push out great work too, as we saw with Gameloft in the release of Modern Combat 5: Blackout.

A couple of the games we list this month feature addictive characteristics, meaning it is easy to die in the game, but even easier to press “replay.” In addictive games, you want to try again, hoping to do better than you did the last round. Other games for this month include a puzzler, platformer, and a FPS title.

Below are the Top 5 Android Games for July 2014. 

1. Thomas Was Alone ($5.39)

Thomas Was Alone is an interesting game, with all of the characteristics of a basic platformer. However, TWA is so much more than a generic platform game, as there is narration throughout the title by Danny Wallace.

You play as a conscious rectangle, aware of his own existence in a mysterious world. Your goal is beat levels, while also befriending other shapes in the game. It’s a rather cute game, but that little rectangle might tug at your heartstrings.

For the price of $5.39, skip that morning coffee from Starbucks and check it out.

2. Modern Combat 5: Blackout ($6.99)

The next installment in the Modern Combat series, Blackout is possibly the first FPS from Gameloft which features zero IAPs. Once you buy the game, you get the full title with no hidden gimmicks.

The game itself kicks major butt, full of sweet 3D graphics, action-packed gameplay, and tons of weapons in your armory to take down cyber terrorists around the world.

If you are a fan of playing FPS titles on your mobile device, check this one out.

3. Blek ($2.99)

At first, Blek is an amazingly developed puzzler, but once you reach the higher levels in this game, you will feel your fingers running up your head, ready to rip your hair out. It can be quite frustrating.

Using your finger to creature gestures, the gestures then move about a level, bouncing around trying to collect dots. But if your gesture hits a wall or object, it vanishes and you must start all over with a new gesture. It’s very tricky to master, but the gameplay is fresh and the music is awesome.

For only $2.99, it’s a must buy.

4. Timberman (Free)

Timberman isn’t exactly a new game on Google Play, but it seems to have been “discovered” this month, thanks to it making the rounds across the web. In the game, you play as a logger who is attempting to cut down an impossibly tall tree, while avoiding branches.

While chopping, you must dodge branches by standing on the right or left side of tree, with the main goal being to see how far you can get. I got to about 60 cuts, which was impressive for me, but there are others who get up to 200+.

It’s a very addictive, but fun game. And for the price of free, it’s a no brainer.

5. Don’t Touch The Spikes (Free)

Being somewhat reminiscent of Flappy Bird, Don’t Touch The Spikes is a very fun, yet another addicting game featuring an adorable little bird. Moving from left to right, your goal is to not hit spikes (obviously), while also collecting apples to upgrade your bird’s look.

The feel of the game is very responsive, which is helpful, considering that one wrong tap could send your bird into deadly spikes. It’s cute, easy, and simple to pick up and drop at a moment’s notice.

The game is totally free, but does feature a few annoying ads. If you can handle a few ads, check it out.

  • gladiator is best game there, really amazing onee
    im waitin for more games….

  • schlanz

    Tim is terrible at Timberman

  • portrub

    What about KKH? Where’s last months top 5 free games?

  • Sjschwar

    Dino Hunter!!!

  • androider

    Check out SkyForce 2014

  • BeejRich

    I downloaded Thomas was Alone when you guys talked about it the other day, it’s a pretty good time!

  • Bigwavedave25

    good lawd… Clash of Clans still CONSUMES my life… no time for anything else :-/

    • workPOOPER

      I take long shits at work because im playing clash of clans

      • Mech_Engr_09

        lol i too take the longest shits at work because of coc.

        • plays clash while pooping

          LMFAO, I started playing not too long ago, town hall level 6 and level.. 43 I think its mad fun haha

      • Mech_Engr_09

        lvl 91 you? 🙂

        • JRUIV

          lvl 81 here

        • T4rd

          Lvl 84 here.. pretty much a totally maxed out TH8 right now, just need to upgrade all my walls.. which I’m not looking forward to at 500k/piece.

        • chris_johns

          damn u guys…62…but spent no real money woo

          clan OIC whatttt

    • cizzlen

      Check out War of Nations

    • chris_johns

      seriously….nothing pisses me off more then when i get raided for 100k plus elixor/gold…ughhjkl jfyrsdtrtrdnuio;h764452355445^&*$%&WY^

      • Mech_Engr_09

        I’m not lying the best raid I ever got was crazy amounts of loot. 3k dark elixir, 650 k gold and 600 k elixir.

  • mupdoc

    May be 2 years old but Clash of Clans is a great game worth checking out

  • Defenestratus

    Blood Bowl!!!!!

  • EvanTheGamer

    Ahh…where’s Leo’s Fortune? That game, even though first released on iOS and then ported over to Android, but with no IAP non-sense to speak of, and a really cool & awesome gameplay experience, should have easily made your Top 5 Games of July. Or at the very least, should have earned the #5 spot.

    Just sayin’.

  • Jason Purp

    I love Android a lot but honestly it’s pathetic how little we have to work with when it comes to good & original games. The iOS gets a ridiculous amount of good titles and we get stuck with crappy clones Pay-to-Play garbage.

    • JoshGroff

      This is why I bought an iPad Air, and jailbroke it. I have access to anything but WP exclusives, but there aren’t many. (Hexic is awesome tho)

      • Jason Purp

        They have Hexic for Windows Phone? I was looking for an Android version literally yesterday because I used to love it on my Xbox 🙁

        • JoshGroff

          Yeah, I stumbled upon it when I was using my friend’s 521. 🙂 Made the week I was waiting for my X fly by so fast.

    • j

      Easier to develop for.. me thinks. But I don’t really know.

      • T4rd

        Not really, it’s because there’s much more profit on iOS in regards to how many people pay for apps/games as opposed to Android.

      • sllab

        Easier and iOS dont belong in the same sentance /sheep

        • Yes, easier to develop and more $ to make since android users spend much less on apps.

    • T4rd

      Just because iOS get the games first and has more of them, doesn’t make the Play Store offerings “pathetic.” I have enough (good) games on my phone than I know what to do with still. But I also have a job, school, and kids, so I’m not playing games 24/7 (though my wife would argue that with as much as I’m on Clash). It seems more and more iOS games are being ported to Android lately as well, so it’s certainly getting better.

      • clashMASTA

        +1 Clash

      • Misha Bear Lipkin

        I definitely agree with you. I wish I had more time to finish all of the games on android that I’d like to. And honestly what MAJOR game is out for iphone that isn’t available on android. What does need to change is the amount of pay-to-win games. Jeeeze… clash of clans as you mentioned… I gave up after things started to cost me in the millions and a few days to complete. There is not a single RTS game on android resembling anything like the original RTS games such as command and conquer/starcraft/warcraft/ age of empires type games. Everything is just pay to win 🙁

        • JoshGroff

          Aside from Infinity Blade, I can’t name one off the top of my head.

        • Eddie

          Starfront & the settlers are both from gameloft. Both good rts

        • Raven

          RTS games are my favorite genre. I have mostly relegated myself to playing TD games such as Sentinel3 and Defense Zone on Android though. I just heard of a new one called ProjectY RTS that looks like it might have potential although it is currently only in beta. I wish Blizzard would just put out some Android games already, whether they just port StarCraft or make a whole new game for Android, I think they could make a killing off of those franchises.

          • Mech_Engr_09

            my life would be complete if they somehow made wow playable on mobile haha

        • JMonkeYJ

          My personal wishlist of iOS-exclusive major games includes: Device 6, Year Walk, Tengami, and to a lesser extent Infinity Blade. I think there are a couple others.

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    • jiggah

      I dont follow iOS at all, name a few games that follow this logic so I can catch up a little

      • Just check out any touch gaming blog.