Android Games Recommendation Thread (56K)

#1 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -

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Please don't hesitate to recommend your favorite games. I'll happily add it to the list*.

Looking for a specific genre? No problem. Here's how:

  1. Press Ctrl + F
  2. Enter the desired search code
  3. Press Enter

So, for example, if you're looking for the RPG section, you'd type "#RPG" (without the quotes).

Genre and search code:

  • Action [#ACT]
  • Adventure [#ADV]
  • Arcade [#ARC]
  • Cards [#CRD] and Casino[#CSN]
  • Casual [#CSL]
  • FPS [#FPS]
  • MMO [#MMO]
  • Onlive [#ONL]
  • Puzzle [#PUZ] and Word [#WRD]
  • Racing [#RAC]
  • RPG [#RPG]
  • Sports [#SPT]
  • Shooter [#SHT]
  • Simulation [#SIM]
  • Strategy [#STR] and Tower Defense [#TD]

For reference, I've listed the games in alphabetical order below.

GAMES:

  • 2XL MX
  • A Space Shooter For Free
  • ABC Mysteriez: Hidden Letters
  • Age of Zombies
  • AirAttack HD Part 1
  • Andoku Sudoku 2
  • Angry Birds
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth HD
  • Apparatus
  • Asphalt 7
  • Asteroid Defense 1.0
  • BSwift
  • Clouds and Sheep
  • Contract Killer
  • Cytus
  • Darksiders
  • Destroy Gunners SP
  • Diversion
  • Draw Something
  • Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave
  • EDGE
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Flick Golf!
  • Flick Soccer!
  • Frenzy Fugu Fish
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Game Dev Story
  • Gem Miner 2
  • Great Little War
  • Greedy Spiders
  • HeavenHell
  • Homerun Battle
  • HueBrix
  • Illusia
  • Inotia3: Children of Carnia
  • Kami Retro
  • Karoshi
  • Lane Splitter
  • Lane Splitter
  • Lego Batman
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 &Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Max Payne
  • Minecraft
  • Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus
  • Muffin Knight
  • N.O.V.A. 2 HD
  • NEED FOR SPEED Shift
  • Net Big 2
  • NinJump
  • Ocean City
  • OnLive
  • Oscura
  • PewPew
  • Plague Inc.
  • Pot Smash
  • Puffle Launch
  • Pumpkins vs. Monsters
  • Raging Thunder
  • Rayman Jungle Run
  • Riptide GP
  • Robo Defense
  • Robot Unicorn Attack
  • Rocketron
  • Running Fred
  • Samurai II: Vengeance
  • Shadow Gun
  • Shoot the Apple
  • SimCity Deluxe
  • Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory
  • Sonic CD
  • Split/Second
  • Stick Criket
  • Temple Run
  • They Need to Be Fed
  • Tiki Kart 3D
  • Tiny Tower
  • Turbofly 3D
  • Virtual Table Tennis 3D
  • Wind up Knight
  • Wordoid
  • Words With Friends Free
  • World of Goo
  • Yoo Ninja!
  • ZDefense

Images are hotlinked from various source.

*Just to note, since there are clearly people using this thread to spam their games, I'm going to add some conditions before games are added to my list. You must meet 2 of the following conditions:

  1. The recommending user must be level 10
  2. The games must be out for at least 60 days
  3. It must have at least 500 reviews
  4. The games has at least 10,000 downloads

I think that's fair, we'll see how that works out for now.

#2 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -

____________________________ACTION____________________________

[#ACT]

Age of Zombies[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Contract Killer[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave [spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Max Payne[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
NinJump[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Samurai II: Vengeance[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Yoo Ninja![spoiler]  [/spoiler]

____________________________ADVENTURE____________________________

[#ADV]

ABC Mysteriez: Hidden Letters [spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Minecraft[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Muffin Knight[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Oscura[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Rayman Jungle Run[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Robot Unicorn Attack[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Running Fred[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Sonic CD[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Wind up Knight[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

____________________________ARCADE____________________________

[#ARC]

Cytus[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Fruit Ninja [spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Lane Splitter[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
PewPew [spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Rocketron[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Temple Run[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

#3 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -

_______________________CARDS AND CASINO_______________________

[#CRD], [#CSN]

Net Big 2[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

____________________________CASUAL____________________________

[#CSL]


Angry Birds[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Clouds and Sheep[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Draw Something [spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Frenzy Fugu Fish[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
HeavenHell[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Kami Retro[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Puffle Launch[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Pumpkins vs. Monsters[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Shoot the Apple[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
They Need to Be Fed[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

_______________________FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER_______________________

[#FPS]

Destroy Gunners SP[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
N.O.V.A. 2 HD[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Shadow Gun[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

#4 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -

____________________________MMO____________________________

[#MMO]

____________________________ONLIVE____________________________

[#ONL]

Darksiders[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Lego Batman[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 &Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
OnLive[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Split/Second[spoiler]  [/spoiler]


_______________________PUZZLE and WORD_______________________

[#PUZ], [#WRD]


Andoku Sudoku 2[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Apparatus[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
BSwift[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Diversion [spoiler]  [/spoiler]
EDGE [spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Gem Miner 2 [spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Greedy Spiders[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
HueBrix[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Karoshi[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Pot Smash[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Wordoid[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Words With Friends Free[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
World of Goo[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

#5 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -

____________________________RACING____________________________

[#RAC]

Asphalt 7[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Lane Splitter[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
NEED FOR SPEED Shift[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Raging Thunder[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Riptide GP[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

Tiki Kart 3D [spoiler]  [/spoiler]

Turbofly 3D[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

_______________________ROLE-PLAYING GAME______________________

[#RPG]

Final Fantasy III[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Illusia[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Inotia3: Children of Carnia[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

____________________________SPORTS____________________________

2XL MX[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Flick Golf![spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Flick Soccer![spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Homerun Battle[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Stick Criket [spoiler]  [/spoiler]

Virtual Table Tennis 3D[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

#6 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -

____________________________SHOOTER____________________________

[#SHT]

A Space Shooter For Free[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
AirAttack HD Part 1[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

____________________________SIMULATION____________________________

[#SIM]


Game Dev Story[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Ocean City[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Plague Inc.[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
SimCity Deluxe[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Tiny Tower[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

____________________STRATEGY and TOWER DEFENSE____________________

[#STR], [#TD]

Anomaly Warzone Earth HD [spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Asteroid Defense 1.0[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Great Little War[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
Robo Defense[spoiler]  [/spoiler]
ZDefense[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

#7 Posted by James161324 (8315 posts) -

Shawdow Gun

Some time killers

Flick Golf

Flick soccer

Homeroom Battle

Angry Birds

#8 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -

Shawdow Gun

Some time killers

Flick Golf

Flick soccer

Homeroom Battle

Angry Birds

James161324
Oh you combo broke me. :P Thx for the recommendation. I'll add them soon.
#9 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
Reserved
#10 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
Reserved
#11 Posted by Rikusaki (16365 posts) -

Can I recommend some OnLive games? There are a few that are quite fun with touch controls.

  • Lego Batman
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  • Darksiders
#12 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -

Can I recommend some OnLive games? There are a few that are quite fun with touch controls.

  • Lego Batman
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  • Darksiders
Rikusaki
I guess so... Maybe I'll make Onlive it's own category. We know you'd love that.
#13 Posted by Rikusaki (16365 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rikusaki"]

Can I recommend some OnLive games? There are a few that are quite fun with touch controls.

  • Lego Batman
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  • Darksiders
flipin_jackass
I guess so... Maybe I'll make Onlive it's own category. We know you'd love that.

Alright. Cool. Thanks. ^_^
#14 Posted by Rikusaki (16365 posts) -

Amazing job on the thread so far. Keep it up. ^_^

#15 Posted by Fandangle (3430 posts) -

Don't really get enough time to play but when I have these were pretty enjoyable.

Greedy Spiders
Stupid Zombies
Asteroid Defense
Clouds and Sheep

#16 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

I shall sticky this. Great work buddy.

#17 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
Thanks Fandangle, updated. And thanks for the sticky Mystic! :)
#18 Posted by Fandangle (3430 posts) -

My 6 yr old recommends the following - Galaxy tab

AirAttack HD P1
A Space Shooter for free
NinJump
Asteroid Defense 1.0
Raging Thunder

Oh yeah my wife likes:

Contract Killer

#19 Posted by IvanElk (3798 posts) -
Yooninja is pretty fun.
#20 Posted by BiafraRepublic (2 posts) -
Personally, all three Angry Birds games (original, Rio, and Seasons) are fun and refreshingly addictive. Then there's also the recent Sonic CD port for Android. Get past the sluggish downloading, and it's as fun as it was on the Sega CD. Also, Cut the Rope and Robot Unicorn Attack for Android are pretty cool.
#21 Posted by Rikusaki (16365 posts) -

I recommend Split/Second (OnLive). Fun game. And it works well with touch.

#22 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
Updated. Keep them coming guys :)
#23 Posted by Nicksonman (1221 posts) -

I can recommend heaps. Anyway, here are some.

Edit: May as well add some screens and more info

Rocketron - The best implementation of the one-button gravity switching idea I've played so far, and a brilliant chiptune soundtrack

ZDefense - The best tower defense game I've played so far

Turbofly 3D - Wipeout clone with super accurate accelerometer controls with a Trance soundtrack

Apparatus - Physics-based "get the ball in the hole" puzzler

Karoshi - Lateral thinking innovative, gory puzzler where the aim is to die (screenshot below: easy level, jump in the spikes to advance to next level)

Pot Smash - Smash pots by tapping with finger, in "Smash 3 letter words" my highest score is 120, can anyone beat this?

#24 Posted by Jane_22 (678 posts) -

You all need to try They Need To Be Fed, fantastic game.

Kami Retro

Illusia [amazing rpg]

Tiny Tower [very, very addicting]

#25 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
Thanks dudes! Updated. Karoshi, Apparatus and Illusia look good. I got them downloaded from the Android Market and/or GetJar promos and can't wait to get to them. Tiny Towers looks really good, but it's not compatible with my phone. :(
#26 Posted by UssjTrunks (10034 posts) -

Samurai II: Vengeance. Just downloaded it today on Get Jar and have been blown away by the art direction. Phenominal stuff for a mobile game.




#27 Posted by mastereyes2003 (2 posts) -
BSwift
#28 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
Updated. I've tried Samurai II - it keeps crashing to my home screen though... that, or maybe I just kept pressing the home button .? I also just gave ZDefense a go. It's pretty sweet. For some reason the regular version (as opposed to the Lite)is $2.99 in the Android Market, but it's Free at GetJar. Hmm....
#29 Posted by Nicksonman (1221 posts) -

Puffle Launch

#30 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
Looks fun! :) Updated.
#32 Posted by Nicksonman (1221 posts) -

Shoot the Apple - Don't be fooled by the boring title. This is the only game on Android I can label as ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.

#33 Posted by Nicksonman (1221 posts) -
Had to stop playing cause I spewed pixels all over my desk.
#34 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
lol really. You only have one FPS listed. What about nova and nova 2 as well and the modern Combat series? 3 just released a week or two ago.
#38 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
@ Nicksonman. Thank for the recommendation. I actually just gave it a try and it is indeed fantastic! :) @ AmazonTreeBoa. I only update as recommendations come in, so feel free to add more if you'd like. I've added NOVA 2 and MC3.
#39 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
[QUOTE="flipin_jackass"]@ Nicksonman. Thank for the recommendation. I actually just gave it a try and it is indeed fantastic! :) @ AmazonTreeBoa. I only update as recommendations come in, so feel free to add more if you'd like. I've added NOVA 2 and MC3.

Oh ok.
#40 Posted by Fandangle (3430 posts) -

Stick Cricket

#42 Posted by Speed_RacerME (16 posts) -

I recommend 2XL MX Offroad! It is a really great racing game. Motorcross vs. ATV cannot get any better than this.

#43 Posted by ravenguard90 (3064 posts) -

Galaxy On Fire 2. If you liked Freelancer when it was released, you'll LOVE this game.

Even better, it's free for Xperia Play users.

#44 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6178 posts) -

PewPew

An awesome twinstick shooter that is great to play inshort burst. Its free on the android market and theres a sequel for $2.99.

http://cdn1.staztic.com/screenshots/pewpew-26-2.jpg

Muffin Knight

A great sidescrolling platformer game that plays like the vs mode in super mario bros 3 with multi tired vertical levels with enemies constantly spawning from the top your job is to collect enough muffins to advance to the next level. The colofurl graphics are some of the best I've seen and running at 60fps the controls are very precise I didn't think a touchscreen game could control so well! There are a alot of characters and stages to unlock and alot of the fun in the game is the challenge it took me alot of repeated tries on each level before I could collect enough muffins to unlock the next level. Also you can download the full version for free from get jar!

http://www.eurodroid.com/pics/muffin-knight-android-2.jpg

Tiki Kart 3D

Great 3d kart ****racer with really good graphics that is free on the market you have to pay to unlock more content though.

http://www.jayceooi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Tiki-Kart-3D.jpg

#45 Posted by mastereyes2003 (2 posts) -
BSwift Android Game videos are now available on YouTube, You can experience and watch game play here, http://www.youtube.com/user/BSwiftAndroid
#46 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
:D keep them coming guys. I haven't been able to update the OP as I keep getting html errors when I have the post editor open, but once that passes I'll update.
#47 Posted by wbayderda (0 posts) -
thank you man
#48 Posted by wbayderda (0 posts) -
thank you man
#49 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6178 posts) -

Diversion

a fun auto run game in 3D and alot of levels and is free on the market

http://cdn.androidtapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Diversion-Needless-to-say-spikes-are-bad-news-550x330.jpg

Destroy Gunners SP

Really good mech game for android solid 3d graphics and good controls the full game is $5 and there is a free version with a few levels to try.

http://www.downloadprograms.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Destroy-Gunners-SP-ICEBURN-v1.0.jpg

CS portarble

a work in progress unofficial android recreation of the super popular pc shooter. Only one weapon now and its only team deathmatch on a couple of maps but it looks nice and has working online mp and is fun to play despite touchscreen controls not working very well at all for this type of game. Game is free to download on the xda forums if anyone makes you pay for it your getting ripped off.

http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/grgre-580x184.png

Wind up Knight

Very nice auto running platformer games with great 3d graphics and alot of levels to go through seprated into 5 diffrent books the first one is free but the other 4 books you have to pay money to unlock now its therotically possible to unlock the other levels without paying any money but doing so takes alot of skill and patience as you have complete each level perfectly in order to have enough money to do so and that means you won't be able to buy better equipment to help you survive in the later levels.

http://www.androidappsource.com/images/icons/-2790028773533014396_1_screenshot.png

#50 Posted by HeroCraftGames (2 posts) -


Romance Of Rome gives you the chance to visit the legendary Roman Empire. Love and treachery, adventure and jeopardy await you in this amazing game. Travel to every corner of the ancient city of Rome, the Colosseum, Baths, Forum and more, collect hidden objects, earn money, unlock trophies and complete challenging quests to earn the love and worship of the Roman citizens. Complete all of the adventures and reveal the deepest secret to win the heart of the Emperor's daughter in Romance Of Rome!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wocujWCxBgU

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.herocraft.game.romanceofrome


* Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of ancient Rome with 30 levels across 7 episodes.
* Challenge your eyes and your mind to find the objects and crack the puzzles as you search for the legendary relics of Rome.
*Unravel the mystery by forging your own path to the truth, the course of true love never runs smooth!
* Get lost in an exciting and engaging story-line as you work your way up from street peasant to revered patrician to win the heart of the Emperor's daughter.
* Feast your eyes on high quality, hi-res graphics as you survey the Roman scenes looking for objects.
* Unlock a variety of achievements and trophies and customize your character throughout the story.