Android gaming is getting bigger and better every month it seems and there is always a slew of new titles coming to Google Play. Whether you’re a casual gamer or you want something with a bit more meat on its bones, there’s usually a game coming out to suit everyone’s taste. Some months are better than others, but there is usually at least one great new game on mobile every month.
Alien: Blackout is an arcade horror game with the cast and, well, aliens from the popular Alien movies. It actually plays with similar mechanics as the popular Five Nights at Freddy’s series. You use cameras, holographic maps, and other methods to spy on aliens as they move closer to your position. You lose the game if they catch you. The game play style perfectly fits the Alien franchise. However, the game is fairly short. Those who expect tons of content for the money may be disappointed in how short this one is. Otherwise, it’s a fun little horror game.
Another Eden is a mobile RPG. However, it doesn’t play like most other mobile RPGs. You don’t get the usual array of special events, missions, and menu screens. Instead, it plays like a late 1990’s JRPG. You move around a map, fight monsters in turn-by-turn combat, and view cut scenes and story line. There is a gacha element, but it’s hidden so far behind the actual game play that it might as well not be there. The story and music are done by Chrono Trigger alumni and there are plenty of call-outs to the popular Square Enix JRPG. This game is surprisingly good.
Beat Cop is an 8-bit strategy game with some Noir elements. A police officer is framed for murder. You play as that police offer and try to clear your name. However, players must also do the job of a beat cop while solving their own framing. The story features all kinds of crooked characters, dirty humor, and alimony payments. It’s a throwback to fictional 1980’s police officers with the graphics to match. Those who don’t enjoy retro graphics may want to steer clear of this one.
The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout
The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout is the sequel to the Escapists. The game play is very much the same from the first game. You must break out of prison. In the meantime, you collect various items, craft various items, and play the role of a model prisoner for the guards. The second game features bigger prisons, more scenarios, and more content overall. The first game had more prisons, but the second game has bigger prisons so it kind of evens out.