I would not want to be an indie dev on the App Store and Google Play this week. From Nintendo and EA to Ghostbusters and Iron Maiden, there are some HUGE games out there.
Luckily, we’re just as happy to round up the indie titles worth your time this week too.
Wanna catch’em all? Now you can! So long as you live in the right part of the world. The augmented reality game Pokemon GO is now available in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Canada, Europe and South America, however, are still waiting to visit their first Pokestop.
NBA LIVE Mobile
Basketball season never ends when you can put an entire league in your pocket. EA’s first major NBA release for mobile is finally here. Fans of their other sports games (FIFA Ultimate Team, Madden NFL Mobile) will want to be sure to add this into their rotation.
Super Stickman Golf 3
FORE! Oh, it’s number three? Ok, THREE! then.
Crusaders of the Lost Idols
A crazy popular idle clicker in browsers makes its way to mobile this week. If you like a team-battling RPG clicker (yes, this is actually a thing now), this is generally considered one of the best.
Out There Chronicles
Fans of 2014’s space strategy exploration game Out There can step into its universe once more with Out There Chronicles, a spin-off that takes the form of a narrative gamebook.
While it doesn’t get many headlines, the Dictator series has developed a pretty strong following — and for good reason! We’re hoping the latest version continues the Risk-meets-Hearthsone gameplay of its predecessors.
- App Store (free)
Ghostbusters: Slime City
Who you gonna call? Someone on your smartphone, apparently. The new Ghostbusters movie is on the horizon, and Activision has a mobile game to help you fill the hours before it’s debut.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast
Heavy metal meets casual RPG. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d type. Still, if you’re a fan of Iron Maiden, this is probably the bee’s knees.
Final Fantasy VII
File this one under “this wasn’t on Android already?” One of the greatest RPGs of all time — and one that’s been available to iPhone gamers since last summer — finally made its way to Google Play this week. Better late than never, Square Enix.
- Google Play ($15.99)
HIT – Heroes of Incredible Tales
There are a lot of dungeon crawlers on mobile, but the latest from Nexon looks like it offers something different: real-time multiplayer. Delve deep into dungeons in co-operative play, or square off against other players in the arena.
Speaking of dungeon crawlers, one of the most popular Diablo-likes of the last decade has finally come to Android. Titan Quest made its mobile debut on iOS earlier this year, and while we weren’t blown away, it wasn’t half bad either.
- Google Play ($8.99)