Best Android Games of June 2020
As we head into the summer months, the sun furthers its intrusion into our lives. This is the perfect time to settle inside next to the safety of the glorious AC.
“But what am I going to do with all that time?” you might ask.
As with all things, Hardcore Droid has you covered. Use that handy mobile phone of yours to download and play the best Android games of June 2020.
“Okay,” you say. “But where will I ever find a list of the best mobile games of the month?”
Well, intrepid reader, we have made such a list just for you. Read on to protect yourself from the heat and boredom that summer brings.
5. Small Town Murders
If you often find yourself having to choose between watching NCIS or playing Candy Crush, I have excellent news for you. Small Town Murders is a plot driven match-3 puzzler that will fulfill your need to solve crimes and puzzle boards simultaneously. In Rovio’s latest, you play as mystery novelist Nora Mistry, who has moved to a small town to find her muse. Instead, she finds multiple open case files in the hands of confounded cops. Her need to solve crimes expands past the page as she realizes that she is the only one who can solve these heinous crimes.
The way the developers combined crime solving with match-3 puzzles makes Small Town Murders a unique game. As you progress in each investigation, you must complete a puzzle before you can continue. You need to question a suspect? Puzzle. Look at evidence? Puzzle.
Each puzzle board only gives you a fixed amount of moves to clear. Small Town Murders mixes it up, offering a variety of unique boards that will challenge your wits. Some boards can be difficult, requiring multiple tries. There are also in-app purchases available to buy more lives or moves, but it can be expensive and, considered by some, unethical; perhaps like bribing a judge for a warrant. Sure, you get the job done, but at what cost?
Overall, with eight open cases and more on the way, these small-town police need you if they will ever catch the killer(s).
4. Bit Dungeon III
In this 2D, 8-bit dungeon crawler mobile game, you are tasked with defeating the seven archons, each located in a different part of the world. Once you have defeated the archons, there is a final boss, the demiurge, that you need to destroy. Bit Dungeon III offers a throwback pixelated art style and elegant action RPG gameplay. You can play as a skeleton, ghost, demon or alien. Each character comes with unique stats that you will want to make sure to analyze so you can pick the character that meshes with your gameplay style.
In the beginning, you might feel the game is a bit too easy, but push on. The difficultly level will increase as you progress in the game. You also have the opportunity to complete multiple playthroughs, each one becoming more difficult. But beware of permadeath. Once you are out of lives, that is it. Back to the beginning you go, stripped down to the base character. This adds extra tension to Bit’s battles because of the high stakes. Do you think you can handle the stress and save the world? Download to find out.
3. Hero Cantare
Join your favorite heroes in this epic crossover game. WEBTOON combines characters from the popular comics Tower of Gods, The God of High School, and Hardcore Leveling Warrior into a one-of-a-kind mobile game. This 2D turned-based RPG is the product of an ambitious idea that has been years in the making.
Hero Cantare allows you to delve deeper into these worlds in a way like never before. It takes place in an alternate dimension called Tetra where evil beings team up to destroy the world. Engage in boss battles and real-time PvP combat that stay true to the comic books’ style. Immerse yourself and play alongside a host of WEBTOON heroes in a quest to save the world.
2. Mass for the Dead
While Hero Cantare features a comic book-esque gaming style, Mass for the Dead jumps headfirst into the world of anime. Have you ever heard of Crunchyroll, the anime streaming service? Well, they have a gaming division as well. Mass for the Dead is an RPG mobile game that is part of Crunchyroll’s Overlord franchise. Whether you are a diehard fan or a newbie, this game is perfect for anime fans.
The beginning of Hero Cantare will be familiar to those who have watched Overlord. A popular online multiplayer game is shutting down. One player, Suzuki Satoru (better known by his avatar’s name, Ainz Ooal Gown) watches as the place he loves falls apart. Instead of getting logged out when the game shuts down, Suzuki Satoru gets trapped inside. This is when Mass for the Dead spins off into an original story that is laid out in chapters. You can make your own character, allowing you to further immerse yourself into the story.
The beginning of the game might feel lackluster, but by all means trudge on to experience the stellar gameplay. It becomes more fun and enticing once you have added more members to your party because, if anime has taught us anything, it is that the power of friendship can defeat anything.
1. Dead Cells
The best Android game of June 2020 is Dead Cells. Motion Twin brings us this 8-bit roguelike action platformer just in time for summer vacation. Dead Cells sports a classic vibe that pairs nicely with its elegant controls and premise. The title starts out with a slime-like creature taking possession of a human host, as is the wont of slime-like creatures. This slime-controlled body then becomes your character. Did I mention that the human had misplaced its head? I’m guessing in the moments leading up to its death. Nevertheless, you better take good care of your human because permadeath will haunt you all along the way. With the threat of having to start over looming over your
head headless body combined with the increasing difficulty of the game, you will have the opportunity to show your resourcefulness, strategy skills, and straight-up grit.
Dead Cells has a lot going for it–graphics, design, music, general aesthetic–but ultimately what makes it so great is the satisfaction that comes from being able to let your aggression out by running around and killing monsters. Just don’t let all that go to your head…if you have one, of course.