Top Ten Best New Android Games - December 2013
Our guide to the very best new games on Google Play.
It was a busy month for new Android games in the November release schedule, and it's not been easy picking out our ten favorite titles from the month gone by. We got there in the end though, so here's our round-up are the best new games you can get for your Android phone or tablet.
10. My Talking Tom
Kids will likely get much more from My Talking Tom than grown-up gamers, but all fans of virtual pet games will find something to love here. Once you've taken your loveable new kitty home, you'll have to feed him, play with him, and make sure all of his needs are taken care of. Enjoyable if you don't mind your gaming in short bursts.
My Talking Tom - Cheats And Tips
9. Farming Simulator 14
You'll either love or loathe the Farming Simulator games, but we have to admit we have quite a soft spot for these strangely compelling simulators. Blissfully relaxing, we can lose hours to pottering around our farms, planting our seeds, tending our crops, and then reaping a bountiful harvest. Honestly, we don't understand the attraction either...
8. Lost Cubes
Lost Cubes is very, very similar to one of our favorite mobile puzzle games, Flow Free. Don't let that put you off too much though, as this game has a style that's entirely its own, is much more polished than its inspiration, and simply offers up loads more of the path-finding puzzles that we just can't get enough of.
7. Skee Ball Arcade
Don't be put off by the simplicity at the core of Skee Ball Arcade. Yes, it's a digital take on that basic old arcade game of rolling balls down a slope to land in high-scoring holes, but each new board in the game offers up a fresh new twist on things. Highly recommended if you're looking for a new time-killer for the journey to work or school.
Skee Ball Arcade - Cheats And Tips
6. Hay Day
The Clash of Clans developers at Supercell no doubt spend their days off splashing around in swimming pools full of money, which perhaps explains why it's taken a little while for Hay Day to make the touchscreen transition from iPhones and iPads to Android devices. Rest assured this micro farm simulator was well worth the wait.
Hay Day - Cheats And Tips
5. Monster Loves You
This interactive storytelling game packs in plenty of references to famous fairytales, as you assume the life of a misunderstood monster. Do you rescue lost children, or lead them deeper into the woods? Every decision you make has implications for your monster, and there are around a dozen different endings to enjoy at the end of this journey.
4. Anomaly 2
A sort of tech demo for Anomaly 2 has existed on the Google Play store for a little while now, but the real deal finally hit the download platform towards the end of last month. It's largely a case of more-of-the-same in this sequel, but given how much fans loved the original tower defense game with a twist, we can't exactly blame the developers for sticking to safe ground.
3. GT Racing 2
GT Racing 2 makes a much better job of the free-to-play approach to game design than Real Racing 3 managed, and is highly recommended for those who found the financial demands of that earlier game just a little too demanding. Plenty of cars and tracks await the racing enthusiast in this superb new game from Gameloft.
2. Rayman Fiesta Run
This sequel to last year's smash-hit Rayman Jungle Run gives fans exactly what they wanted after devouring every last scrap of the original - more levels, more of that gorgeous artwork, and even more perfectly crafted platforming fun. A game that's certain to do well when we tot up our games of the year list towards the end of this month.
1. Ridiculous Fishing
Ridiculous Fishing is one of the best iPhone and iPad games we've played all year, so we were delighted to see the game make an Android appearance before the end of 2013. This perfectly polished blend of two different mini-games will have you coming back again and again until you've ticked off every last fish.