Our top 10 Android games of the month [May 2017]

Today we turn our thoughts to the best games from the month we’re leaving behind. Though lots of them haven’t been officially launched on Google Play yet, they can all be downloaded from Uptodown in APK format with no geographical restrictions.

Majestia

There are lots of strategy games out there, but Majestia is a step above the rest at all levels. Participate in turn-based battles against other real players who incarnate historical and mythological figures like Genghis Kahn, Zeus, or Joan of Arc. A mix where you have to use your deck of cards to deploy troops on the board until you manage to occupy one of your opponents’ bases. [Download]

Last Day on Earth

Survival MMOs are largely the domain of PCs. Hence why Last Day on Earth is so interesting: it brings this experience to the mobile sphere. Your character wanders desolate expanses where you have to deal with zombies and other players as desperate as you are. Collect every useful thing you can find, build your own team, and manage your points of action when it comes to doing certain tasks. A game that surprises for all it the terrain it manages to cover given its initially rough premise. [Download]

Pokemon: Magikarp Jump

It takes a lot of guts to contemplate doing a Pokemon spinoff starring one of its most passive and motionless characters. The odyssey of catching and raising Magikarp and then making them participate in competitions to see which fish can jump the highest is the idea here, with humor and constant winks to Pokemon history embellishing the experience. [Download]

Injustice 2

Given the solid success of the Mortal Kombat X adaptation for Android, it was to be expected that the latest from Netherealm Studios would follow in its footsteps. The most iconic characters from the DC universe beating each other to a pulp is a stout enough lure to attract anybody’s attention. Add to that the game’s stellar graphics and addictive character collection system and its success is sealed. That said, this is the only title on our list that forces you to associate a Google Play account. [Download]

The Sims Mobile

The Sims had an Android title released several years ago, but the formula needed some shaking up to bring it up to the level of the latest games in the saga. The Sims Mobile is enormously similar to its elder siblings, but gets passed through the obligatory freemium filter – meaning that administering your energy and expenses to do each action is key to the whole experience. [Download]

TitanFall Assault

The TitanFall saga brought lots of new stuff to the world of first-person action games. The fact it’s got giant robots and that it lets you do parkour on buildings are two trademarks translated to the Android version – though the genre itself has been switched up along the way. Now we’re looking at a real-time strategy game where you have to demolish your opponent’s main building by deploying units from your array of abilities in a deck you put together beforehand. Its interesting setting and terrific controls have won it a spot on this list. [Download]

Adventure Time Run

Adventure Time is cool enough to turn a stale old endless runner into a properly fun game. Not because you can play Finn, Jake, & co. on their races around the Kingdom of Ooo, but for the variety of situations you face, with the gameplay switching up now and then so you don’t get bored of dodging obstacles. [Download]

Blitz Brigade

This spinoff of a Gameloft action game (and also inspired by Team Fortress 2 from Valve) shakes up the premise of Clash Royale by swapping the view of the battlefield for an overhead camera. Behind this hodgepodge of cloning and references is hidden a very interesting strategy game where you have to compete in online games with other players. What you already knew, but from a different point of view. [Download]

Over Touch

Another game that brings back a formula that worked back in the day but cleverly adapts it to mobile controls. Over Touch is an homage to the 3D shooters on rails that crowded arcades in the mid-90s. We’re talking about Virtua Cop or Time Crisis, titles that Over Touch draws on at the level of both its aesthetics and its gameplay. Those low-poly bad guys are pure nostalgic love. [Download]

The King of Fighters 98 UM OL

The The King of Fighters saga is, alongside Street Fighter, the substrate in which the genre of fighting games took root at the start of the 90s. This game brings together the full cast from one of the best releases in the saga from SNK and makes it a sort of turn-based RPG with endless references to the universe of Terry Bogard, Iori Yagami, and co. [Download]

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