Best Android games from May 2014

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The weather is warming up, and so are the new game releases. May brought us many awesome new games to play. The only problem is you may have missed some of them while you were enjoying the nice weather. We’ve got a big list of great games that launched this month for your reading pleasure. Check it out and download a few of these for a rainy day. Enjoy!

Aliens Drive Me Crazy

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In Aliens Drive Me Crazy you use a car to blast your way through the city to reach the alien base. Get it? Aliens Drive me Crazy. While you are driving you can defeat invaders and terrifying bosses to get access to powerful weapons, cars and power-ups. If you like destruction and aliens you can download this game for free.

Castlestorm: Free to Seige

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CastleStorm: Free to Siege is a genre mash-up of 2D physics destruction and tower defense brawler. Think of it like your typical tower defense game with the vantage point of Angry Birds. You get tons of different weapons, spells, and characters, plus console-quality graphics. All of this is completely free to download.

Dark Lands

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Dark Lands is an epic battlerunner action game. Develop your hero to survive this infinity battle and run as long as possible. This game is an addictive mix of an infinity runner fantasy horror game with a dynamic combat system. This epic and addictive game has great art design and is available for free.

Dragon Coins

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Our very own Chris Chavez has the best description for this game: “Dragon Coins is a new one from Sega and for whatever reason, I can’t stop playing it. It’s an RPG, mixed with card games, mixed with Pokemon, mixed with that dozer coin game at Chuck-E-Cheese. Sounds weird and I don’t normally like games like these, but it’s WILDLY addictive.”

Half Life 2

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Half-Life 2 is a bit long in the tooth by today’s standards, but it was one of those genre-defining games when it launched nearly a decade ago. The best thing about Half-Life 2 is its advanced physics and interesting weapons. This great game is now available for Android users via the NVIDIA Shield. You can download it for $9.99.

Heroes: A Grail Quest

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Heroes : A Grail Quest is a turn-based strategy game in a fantasy world. The player leads the hero and his army across the world to find the lost artifact and to save the king and his kingdom. You will go on an exciting journey with lots of battles, powerful atrifacts, magic and dungeons. Pick this game up for $1.00 in the Play Store.

Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage

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A coldwind has swept the Vikings away, leaving them stranded in a dangerous and icy land. It’s up to you to save them. To do this you need to use your icebreaking skills to solve puzzles and cut your way through ice, rope, cannons, explosives, slime and more to get the Viking back to their ship. Download this game for $2.51.

JoyJoy

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JoyJoy is a new fantastically satisfying twin-stick shooter from the creators of Inferno+, Ballistic SE, Super Crossfire, and more. In this game you need to blast your way through 24 unique waves and 6 intense challenges. It’s psychedelic and chaotic fun for hours, and it costs $1.99.

MacGyver Deadly Descent

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MacGyver is back in a new puzzle game. This time he is tapped as the last hope when a computer virus rips through the top-secret D.A.W.N Laboratories. It’s a race against time before the lab runs out of air. If you  love MacGyver and puzzles this is an easy $2.99 to spend.

Metal Slug Defense

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SNK’s Metal Slug series is well-known for its Contra-esque gameplay. This new game, however, is a tower defense game. In Metal Slug Defense, you recruit soldiers and build structures in a real-time. You get a one-lane defense layout through which you send the soldiers into the enemy base with no real control.

Monument Valley

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The best way to describe Monument Valley is to call it a playable work of art. It’s a puzzle game that might be just as fun to look at as it is to play. The puzzles are optical illusions that require you to look at things differently in order to complete the level. The game costs $4.99 to play, but it is worth every penny. This game is pretty and pretty fun game.

OTTTD

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HEROCORP is calling you to command heroes, build towers, discover strange and exotic worlds and blow them all to bits. This awesome game is a combination of top-down and real-time strategy games. The art design is beautiful, and the action is epic. Command your squad of heroes today for $2.99.

Portal

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By this point you’ve probably heard of Portal. This ultra-popular game has been around for a while now, but this month it came to Android on the NVIDIA SHIELD. Portal is an insanely fun puzzle game that uses a portal gun to transport you from one place to another. If you have a SHIELD you can get it for $9.99.

Tiny Dice Dungeon

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Tiny Dice Dungeon is an epic RPG full of danger, warriors, wizards and loot. Adventure with tiny heroes through dark dungeons full of giant monsters and ultimate treasure. Tame evil creatures to fight at your side as you build a powerful army to take over this fantasy universe. If you love this style of game you can get it for free in the Play Store.

Trials Frontier

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Explore a vast world on your motorcycle. Compete against your friends on Global Leaderboards. Master physics-based tracks to challenge the world’s top riders for the best times. Race your motorcycle through a world of adventure, crazy characters, and unfairly addictive tracks. All of this will cost you absolutely nothing.

Word Monsters

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Word Monsters is a super social word search game. It requires you to sign in with Google+ or Facebook to use. Look for words on the screen and swipe them away to get points. Performing that action will cause them to disappear, sometimes removing letters needed for future words and making the game more difficult. Grab it for free in the Store.

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There were many other games that launched this month that didn’t make the list. What were some of your favorites? Have you been playing any of these games?

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  • El Presidente

    “The game costs $4.99 to play, but it is worth every penny. For free this is a pretty fun game.” From the Monument Valley description.

    Doesn’t really make sense.

    Great game though!

    • MK2

      I tore through it in a couple of hours, loved it though. Easily the most creative game I’ve played in years.

    • czaplin

      -Dad, why these blackberries are red?
      -Cause they’re still green.

  • MK2

    After reading reviews on the games that I’m interested in, it sounds like a lot of devs are going with up front cost plus in app purchases, and sometimes ads through into the mix with the other two. Shameful.

    I guess it takes $10-$20 up front to avoid the other two these days :(

  • toomuchgame441

    Anyone played half life 2? Is it worth looking into. I got a good collection of games already but have plenty of space to try out suggestions.

    • ρrστhrίlls

      Half-Life 2 is the greatest FPS of all time.

  • BigCiX

    I can’t stop playing Clash of Clans

    • No_Nickname90

      Hmm… I keep seeing that game. I opened it once, but stopped. I’m not really into RTS games.

      Though, I know they’re great time passers. I may have to give it a full try.

      • BigCiX

        I was the same way… Now it’s addicting. Especially since I have about 15 co workers in the same clan.

  • No_Nickname90

    Oh no!! Games I haven’t heard of. All my money!! =.[

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Welp. There goes my internal storage. :/

  • d0x360

    Half life 2 NEVER had advanced physics not then and not now. It used havok like most games. A game called psi ops came out before half life 2 it also used a lot of physics and it did physics better than half life 2 and that also uses havok. Just because hl2 had some simplistic physics weight puzzles people give it way more credit than it ever deserves. The game was 75% filler content and it had a halo 2 bad ending.

  • steveb944

    Tiny Dice and Trails are now on my wish list for future download. Thanks!

  • ρrστhrίlls

    Dark Lands isn’t bad runs fine on phones, but not the best to play in emulators.
    Trials Frontier is good and runs fine on both phones and emulators.