The world of mobile games is evolving rapidly and it will continue to grow in 2018. With better devices, we can also expect better graphics and movement, so games will be more complex from now on. Yes, you’ll still have access to cute little games like Tetris, but the pool of options gets larger by the minute so you don’t have to limit yourself to games that have no challenge anymore.
The Android platform has a bucketload of games and apps to fill your time. There are plenty of RPGs, strategy games, shooter games, endless runs, and much more at your disposal. If you want to improve your skills and challenge yourself in 2018, we selected a list of six games from the most popular categories. We considered popularity, genre, gameplay, backstory, and level of complexity, but we also considered the level of fun you could have while playing them. Check out our top 6 and choose the ones you like best!
In order to escape the planet, you have to figure things out, build a base, and save this strange world from its demise. The game is complex enough to keep you glued to your phone screen for hours and it contains a lot of fun elements.
5 Just Dance Now
But be warned: the game is free to download, but the songs must be purchased. You can also purchase a free 1 hour pass for $1, which can be more convenient for a party.
4 World's Hardest Game
As the name says, the difficulty levels will be challenging, but this is the main attraction of the game. Even more, there is also a browser version also called World's Hardest Game, so if you don’t have access to your phone, you can play it on any device.
3 The Banner Saga
The gameplay is based on Viking Legends and the action takes you through thrilling mythic worlds, allowing you to create your own adventure as the leader of a war party. The developer ("Versus Evil") released a sequel which just as good as the first version, but it is recommended to begin with the first part.
2 Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft
Hearthstone is a cards game and the gameplay is built around the idea of gathering cards to build decks you can later use to fight opponents. While this description is not as helpful, I guarantee you’ll enjoy the graphics, the multiplayer gaming, and the level of commitment for new expansions (this keeps the action fresh).
1 The Battle of Polytopia
The game is based on the 4 "X" that make strategy gameplay so attractive: eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. Thus, you have access to a piece of the map (where you will establish your headquarters) and it’s only up to you to expand through exploring and exploitation of the resources. Finally, you’ll also have to exterminate other players if you want total world domination.
The Battle of Polytopia has over 1 million downloads on Google Play and it is one of the most appreciated in this niche (a general rating of 4.7). It is also our best choice because it involves both the mind and the spirit of a player. The Battle of Polytopia is more than a simple Android game, it’s a character builder and mind enhancer, making it one of the best Android games for all ages.
The world of mobile games is huge, and there are many more out there which are worthy to try in 2018. Just make sure to choose games that will challenge your skill set and help you grow, that way you don’t have to waste time even when there’s nothing better to do.
What is your favorite Android game in 2018?