Best Android Games of September
Sometimes life can get monotonous. Sleep, eat, work, attempt to relax, sleep again. Is it Tuesday or Friday? I couldn’t tell you. Have I eaten the same thing for breakfast every day for the past month? Yes.
What I need is some variety!
Well, thank goodness for this month’s best android games because there is nothing but variety. With various genres, character types, settings, difficulty levels, ratings and more I am wondering if there is such a thing as too much variety?
I’ll let you decide. So, without further ado, the best Android games of September!
5. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle
Blue Wizard Digital’s Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle will draw both newcomers and veteran fans back into this iconic slasher series. Play as a cute cartoon Jason Voorhees, complete with hockey mask and machete, as you slash your way to victory. You won’t be doing the actual killing, however. Your aim is to move Jason through each maze; he will just naturally kill anyone in his path. Complete each level by aiding Jason in his slashing spree. Once everyone is dead, you can advance. The mazes get progressively more difficult as the game goes on.
If playing as a mass murder sounds too scary, don’t fret. Each player can choose their desired level of gore, though hardcore horror fans might be disappointed at the mildness of the R-rated option. Nevertheless, this simple mobile game is fun and engaging while consistently giving nods to the franchise. It is the perfect game to set the tone for the upcoming Halloween season.
4. Robot Hero
Don’t want to get caught up in a narrative arc? Looking for a familiar yet challenging game? Search no further. Raydem has the game for you. Robot Hero follows… wait for it… a robot. To be more specific, an unnamed blue robot. The gameplay is simple. Use the curser to control said robot’s movements. The robot will automatically lock onto a target, but the catch is that it can’t be moving and shoot arrows at the same time. This makes the gameplay challenging. Be strategic and deliberate in your actions. In addition, you can only respawn once per run, adding an urgency to your play.
To add to the excitement, each level you choose three powerups from a random selection. The variety is refreshing. There are also two types of game currency: gold and crystals. Collect gold from defeated enemies and use it to upgrade your robot. Some grinding will be required as each upgrade is more expensive than the last. The crystals unlock chests filled with equipment (ranging from helmets to blasters) for your robot. Upgrades and gaining equipment are necessary to complete the game, and while you can purchase gold and crystals with real money, it is not required.
Robot Hero is best described as “easy to play, hard to beat.” It is the perfect mobile game for casual gamers and is challenging enough to engage core gamers.
Ludogram and Serieplay’s Unmatchable lays out a dystopian future where violence against women grows so severe that the government made a law that prohibited women from going out alone. Why the government punished women instead of cracking down on femicide, we’ll never know.
If you choose to enter into this world, you will play as Daria. She is a tough, purple-haired, angry woman. She was forced to leave her high paying job because it was deemed a “man’s job” by the government. Finding a boyfriend/husband would lead to financial and social stability, but her tragic past has closed off her heart to love. This makes it hard to have any semblance of a life, however, because to go out Daria has to fork out a ton of dough to rent a fake boyfriend/husband for the night. Besides the financial cost, this is a risk because it is highly illegal.
What would you do? Would you obey the laws or rebel? Now is your chance to find out. Unmatchable is a decision based RPG. With each crossroads the game presents you with two choices, and neither of them is obviously right nor wrong. The ambiguous tone continues throughout the game because the effect of your choices is not immediately shown. Like life, they will creep back up later in the game, adding an element of suspense.
With great art, an engaging story, and well written characters, this is one mobile game that is impossible to put down.
2. Civilization VI
Aspyr Media has brought Civilization VI from PC to mobile. This seminal turn-based strategy game has transitioned with few glitches. While launch and loading requires patience that should not discourage you from playing.
Similar to the PC version, you start by choosing one of nineteen civilizations. Each one has unique strengths and weaknesses. Knowing these attributes is essential if you are to achieve victory. Though building and exploring are important functions of this title that is not all there is to it. You can achieve victory in a variety of ways, from conquering the world, making it to the moon or converting all of humanity to one faith.
Make sure you don’t hyper focus on one task, however. Even if you don’t want to conquer the entire globe, you still need to maintain your army. If you don’t, your civilization could be attacked and overrun by a neighboring civilization before you can reach any of your goals. Similarly, just focusing on growing and strengthening your army could lead to economic and political troubles.
Overall, Civilization VI will challenge your mind and force you to come up with creative solutions.
1. Archer: Danger Phone
Of the best Android games of September, Archer: Danger Phone is number one. Easy Side Games Studios presents this narrative idle game that will immerse you in the world of FX’s Archer television series. The game begins with Dr. Krieger giving you the rundown. Basically, he is making a cryptocurrency, but none of his peers are very supportive of his pet project. To run his simulations, he has to create holograms of his coworkers. The gameplay then breaks up into operations. There are twenty operations total and you have to complete them one at a time. This is where the idle part of the game comes in. Those who are not typically idle gamers will appreciate how the narrative arc adds valuable stimulation and engagement.
Previously watching Archer is not a prerequisite for playing this mobile game. Though, fans will appreciate how the graphics, references, and music tie into the original content. They even portray each characters’ personality accurately. Whether you are a hardcore idle gamer or a novice looking for an introduction into the genre, this is the perfect title for you.