A list of Reddit’s Top 25 Android Games voted on by gamers in the androidgaming and android subreddits was just published. I haven’t played all of the games (and some were new to me), but I’ll do a quick review of the ones I know:
#22: Triple Town [Free]
Super addicting match 3 game in which you try to build up a city. Fun fact: I almost worked on the development of this game (my former employer was the original developer).
#20: Angry Birds [Free]
This physics-based action puzzle game has become a mobile gaming staple. You slingshot birds at pigs in the original version of the game, but there are other variations in the Angry Birds franchise that introduce other themes and mechanics.
#19: Kingdom Rush [$0.99]
Although there’s nothing particularly innovative about this tower defense game, it’s made really well and is definitely worth the $0.99. If you’re interested, check out my review of Kingdom Rush.
#18: Dots [Free]
This minimalist puzzle game is pretty addicting considering how simple it is. Match as many dots as you can, as quickly as you can. I didn’t get sucked into this game, but it was fun to play for a little while.
#15: Jetpack Joyride [Free]
I’ve spent more time than I care to admit playing this endless side-scroller made by the folks who made Fruit Ninja. It’s a one button game in which you run through a laboratory collecting coins and avoiding hazards. The missions, achievements, and upgrades like gadgets and costumes keep things interesting.
#9: Terraria [Free demo; $4.99]
While I haven’t spent a lot of time playing the mobile version of this action-adventure RPG, I loved the PC version. It’s like a 2D version of Minecraft. I wrote a more detailed review of Terraria when the Android version came out earlier this month.
#6: Super Hexagon [$2.99]
This minimalist action game is equal parts frustrating and brilliant. Gameplay is incredibly simple; you steer your cursor through endless hexagons, but don’t be surprised if it’s “Game over!” almost as quickly as you began. I wrote a quick review of Super Hexagon along with the other games from Humble Bundle with Android 5.
#5: Plants vs. Zombies [$0.99]
This tower defense game is another mobile gaming staple. Stop the horde of zombies from reaching your house by planting rows of zombie-killing plants. I love PvZ and its sequel is going to be available for Android soon.
#1: World of Goo [Free demo; $2.99]
In this physics-based puzzle game, you build structures out of balls of goo. The various levels offer new and interesting challenges as you create bridges and towers to get as many gooballs as you can to the end.
Games I’ve been meaning to try out:
- #25: Rayman Jungle Run [$2.99] – platformer
- #23: Battleheart [$2.99] – action-RPG
- #21: Ingress [Free] – augmented reality
- #17: Bloons RD 5 [$2.99] – tower defense; part of the current Humble Bundle sale
- #12: Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery [$4.99] – action adventure
- #2: Game Dev Story [$2.50] – simulation
Looks like I have some more games to add to my list now, too!
If you have 18 minutes to kill and would rather watch a video review of the Top 25 games, the Redditor who put the list together also made a video:
Link to the list: Reddit’s Top 25 Android Games