This week’s top games include strategy games, an adventure game, and even a strategy board game. Props go to the new installment of XCOM, which once again goes beyond our expectations of a game being ported from PC and console.
5. Red Johnson’s Chronicles
Red Johnson’s Chronicles, a full action adventure game, is slowly making its way up the Play Store charts, so keep an eye out for the Hardcore Droid review coming sometime later this week. Playing as a private detective, Red Johnson, you run around doing action things and you also solve puzzles and analyze clues and engage in the title’s cool unfolding story. Even though it says there is in-app purchases, there currently are none, so don’t be afraid to look into this interesting and impressive title.
4. Civilization: Race of Nations
Civilization: Race of Nations is a turned-based board game in which you—get this—build up armies and conquer nations. You can choose to play against the AI or up to three of your buddies through the online Google Play option. There’s tons of stuff to do in this game, including military upkeep, base building and resource management all in the name of building an empire and opening up a can of whupass on other nations.
3. Battle Worlds: Kronos
Battle Worlds: Kronos is a highly detailed advanced wars-style strategy game. A PC original, it was ported to mobile, and Hardcore Droid will be dishing out a review later for all you hungry Adventure Wars fans later in the week, but you might want to just go ahead and test out the Lite version first. This turn-based strategy game can be played against the AI or against your friends, with even a cross-platform option, which as always is rather cool. Google Play says it’s “for experienced gamers only,” but we’ll let you be the judge of that.
2. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2
The second installment of the series, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is more of the same fun. As before, you are a security guard who must fend off the horrors of animatronics, through the use of cameras and locking doors all the while contending with the limited power source that controls them. This game is certainly possessed of a steep challenge, so be prepared to fail many times. For details on the first Five Nights at Freddy’s, check out Hardcore Droid’s review here
1. XCOM: Enemy Within
XCOM: Enemy Within has finally come to Android! This expansion to Hardcore Droid’s highest rated game of all time, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which you can read in full right here, comes with all the impressive qualities as the original. Similar to Unknown, this expansion goes above and beyond that which players would expect from a game being ported to mobile. This new installment even has a new multiplayer mode, a piece that by itself makes this expansion more than worth the price of admission.
Are you going to download any of these games? Have you tried any of them out yet? Do you agree with our top five? If so, if not, let us know in the comments below.