20+ Best Android Games [September 2016]


Another month bites the dust. September is officially starting, which means we’re clinging to the last shreds of summer. The good news is there were quite a few excellent new games this month. As the weather gets a little cooler you can stay inside and play games on your phone. Suddenly Fall doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Check out our list of the best games you may have missed.

New Android Games

A Matter of Murder


This is a mystery game with challenging logic puzzles. One of the guests at an English house party has been murdered. Your job is to ask questions, search the house, and try to solve the crime. Each murder case is unique, so each case offers a new challenge.



This game is an adaptation of the board game with the same name. You’re in charge of a growing farm and all that goes with it. To grow your farm you have to do farming and livestock breeding. The farm starts as just a hut and some fields, but you can work your way up to a massive success.

Astro Attack

Astro Attack is a retro-inspired arcade game. Enemies are constantly flying down from the top of the screen. It’s your job to shoot them and collect power-ups with your 8-bit spaceship. You’ve probably played a game like this before, but Astro Attack has a lot more to offer.

Auralux: Constellations


Auralux is a game that puts you in control of entire planets. The goal is to conquer planets and dominate the galaxy. The game features a slow, graceful feel, easy to learn mechanics, and vibrant minimalistic graphics, all pulsing to the rhythm of ambient music. It’s a very relaxing experience.

Deus Ex GO


Deus Ex GO is a turn-based stealth puzzle game set in the Deus Ex universe. The game features a light narrative, an immersive soundtrack and intriguing turn-based puzzles to solve in order to move through the game’s levels and defeat the enemy. Just be sure to keep a level head as some of the puzzles appear to be unsolvable at first glance.

Endless Mine


Take control of Jimbobway, the alien miner of a far away planet, as you fall head first down a mine that seems to have no end (hence the name). Scary monsters and hazards are trying to put you out of your falling misery, but you must do whatever it takes to survive as long as you can.

Flip Diving

Flip Diving is a cliff diving game with ragdoll physics. Pull off Frontflips, Backflips, and Gainers from high cliffs, rickety platforms, trees, castles, and trampolines. Choose from a wide range of divers, and unlock new tricks and moves. Aim for a perfect entry into the water, but don’t hit the rocks.

Hovercraft: Takedown


Hovercraft Takedown is a racing game all about combat. Build and customize your Hovercraft and take to the streets to rack up takedowns. You can deck out your hovercraft in machine guns, lasers, rockets, and more. Smash other drivers to rack up points and coins.

It’s A Space Thing

Here’s another game with a retro vibe. You play as an 8-bit astronaut who has to defend against enemies and spaceships from above. It’s a little bit like Space Invaders, but more fast-paced and action-packed. You’ll go up against five different bosses and an endless “Boss Mode” after you defeat them all.


The premise of Kerflux is pretty simple: slide sound waves until they match. It’s a puzzle game like you’ve never played before. The game gets more challenging the longer you play. The retro music matches perfectly with the retro style and fun.


lost maze

A girl named Misty lived in the maze, but the darkness from deep inside the maze has swallowed all the happiness of memory. She is forced to take on an adventure that nothing is sure, only you can lead her the way home. You have to navigate the little girl through a series of challenging puzzles and bring back her home.

Little Big City 2

big city 2

Transform your very own tropical island into a bustling metropolis beyond your wildest dreams. In this city management simulation game, you’ll work with the mayor and his band of companions to build the city into a thriving paradise.

Magic Mansion

8-bit is the style that most retro games choose, but Magic Mansion takes it even further. This 1-bit game is in black and white only. Tap to jump and avoid traps while climbing the challenging levels of the Magic Mansion, in this pocket-sized platform game.

NFL Rush Gameday

nfl gameday

NFL Rush Gameday is designed for kids to play fun games, customize their own avatars, watch awesome videos, and unlock cool digital gear from their favorite teams. Kids can play as they watch real NFL games, and complete a series of challenges based on passing, running and kicking the football.

Not Golf


Not Golf is golf, except not. It looks a lot like your typical arcade golf game, but it’s a little different. There are no clubs or even holes. You simply pull back to fling the ball at the target on a stick. You can fling the ball at any time, even if it’s in the air or rolling on the ground. The goal is to hit the target in as few shots as possible.



ORBIT puts an accurate gravity simulator at the heart of a puzzle game. Launch planets with a flick of your finger, and get them to orbit around black holes. The goal is to make enough orbits before getting sucked into the black hole. Each level gives you a different set of black holes to figure out.



Particular is an adventure game set in a prison of a fantasy world. Your only hope for a new life is to escape from this prison between bristly mountains. Avoid monk guards and all the traps on your path. You will have some powers that will help you during the adventure.



The story follows a girl named Vina who wakes up in a small town called Pittsfield. Her boyfriend is missing, but the curiosity of the strange town gets the best of her. Nothing is normal about this town, but there’s more to just that when Vina gets killed and time starts looping.

Pixel Dodgers

Pixel Dodgers is another game with retro 8-bit graphics. In this game, you have to act fast to dodge as many pixel blasts as you can before being blown up. Choose from a quirky cast of characters, each with their own unique skills, as you dodge your way through nostalgic 8-bit worlds.

Q*Bert Rebooted: SHIELD


Q_Bert Rebooted has been remastered for the NVIDIA SHIELD. The game features the classic 2D arcade version of Q*bert and an all new action packed version of the arcade mega-hit. Dodge enemies, evade death and navigate your way through villainous isometric levels in this iconic, critically acclaimed game.

Raccoon Pizza Rush

How can you not love a game called “Raccoon Pizza Rush?” In this game, you help Rocky the Raccoon start a food delivery service in New York City. You’ll begin by delivering pizza, but new friends will help Rocky expand by bringing their favorite treats like ice cream and sushi. Deliver pizza, grow your business and take the Big Apple by storm.


Reigns is a weird combination of Tinder and the Medieval age. Sit on the throne as a medieval monarch and swipe your left or right to impose your will upon the kingdom. Survive the seemingly never-ending gauntlet of requests from your advisors, peasants, allies, and enemies while maintaining balance in your kingdom.

The Hangman

Everyone has played Hangman at least once in their lifetime. It’s one of the oldest games in existence. The idea is you have to guess a word or phrase letter by letter. Each wrong answer is a step closer to losing. “The Hangman” is classic hangman with updated graphics, new game modes, and leaderboards.

The Mars Files

This is a text-based survival game with a great storyline that unfolds as you play. You are a colonist trapped on Mars that must save other astronauts, build a base, and explore the planet to discover secrets. An AI robot guides and helps you operate the lifeboat and scout the planet that hosts dangerous aliens.

Weekly App/Game Round-ups

These are apps featured in our “Download This” series. Not all of these apps launched in the last month, but we try to highlight apps that most people don’t know about. You might find a gem.

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Updated Android Games

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Pokémon GO

Pokemon GO has been updated several times in the last month. A new appraisal button allows you to see more information about a Pokemon’s stats, the tracking system has been replaced with “Sightings,” and it’s harder to play while driving now. All of these updates have slowly improved the experience, but there is still work to be done.

Best of the Best

The Google Play Store has hundreds of thousands of great games to choose from. This list only scratches the surface. We’ve published numerous lists to highlight some of our favorites. Check out the lists below to explore even more!

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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