Some weeks you just need a great game to put in your pocket, but there’s practically nothing worth playing. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE WEEKS.
Whether you like cards, combat, puzzles or racing, there’s a little something for everyone in this week’s new releases. If you’re looking for something new to play on your iPhone or Android device this week, look no further than the eight picks below:
Genre mashups are pretty common in video games nowadays, but rarely are they as much fun as one half a mashup is solitaire. Don’t believe me? Just ask Card Crawl. This week another Solitaire RPG experiment enters the arena, and it looks downright aces.
- App Store ($3.99)
FarmVille: Tropic Escape
Fans of FarmVille’s previous mobile effort, FarmVille 2: Country Escape, should have a good sense of what to expect from this tropical adventure. Grow crops, make items, trade — all in your new island home.
Nitrome, makers of find mobile fare, are back with their latest offering. This time around you’ll be making well-timed jumps as you ascend a dangerous tower with GameBoy-era visuals.
If you’re a fan of the action RPG series Sacred, you’ll be delighted to learn that there’s a new game in the series available exclusively for mobile. Great visuals and plenty of real-time combat await.
From the creators of Last Voyage comes another trippy game of geometric space. Nightgate sees players avoiding enemies and dodging bullets — and we’ve been told that it’s just as smooth a ride on Apple TV as it is on mobile.
- App Store ($2.99)
Space Marshals 2
Western adventure goes to space — again! The criminally underrated Space Marshals gets a sequel this week. It’s a dual-stick shooter with a focus on strategy and stealth.
- App Store ($5.99)
Riptide GP: Renegade
Riptide is growing into one of the weirder franchises on the App Store. It’s like a water-based alternative to Sony’s futuristic Wipeout franchise; as if these are the jetskis that Wipeout pilots ride in their downtime. The latest entry in the franchise is here, and yes, it provides even more watercraft racing goodness.
Puzzle Monster Quest
Keen fans of puzzle RPGs have been waiting for Puzzle Monster Quest to hit Western shores. This week it not only did that, but it brought an Attack on Titan collaboration with it! Just look at those hideous skinles giants. Yeecch!