Nexon was once a name reserved for the MMO world. With titles like MapleStory and Vindictus under their belt, nobody expected them to break into the mobile industry. Now, 11 years after their North American launch of MapleStory, they have close to 10 games on Android and iOS, their most recent title being Medal Masters.
“Free-To-Play” are arguably the three most dreaded words in mobile gaming, but KLab Games nearly redeems the much loathed business model with their stellar ARPG, Bleach: Brave Souls. While many F2P games leverage lethargic rates of progress known as "pay walls", KLab took a gamble on shipping a title that has so much content not hidden behind a pay-wall, that Brave Souls is easily comparable to a full priced game on a dedicated gaming platform such as the Playstation Vita or Nintendo 3DS. Brave Souls strikes a perfect balance between accessible content and in-app-purchases that affords players an opportunity to enjoy the full game without being forced to pay money to proceed further.
Miniclip has a history of releasing good games for Android. Their latest game Basketball Stars, is an online game that will have you breaking ankles, shooting threes and having a fun time while doing it. Basketball Stars is an enjoyable free-to-play game from Miniclip, and you should definitely check it out.
SMG Studio hailing from the darkest jungles of Sydney, Australia (This is how they describe their location.) has released an absolutely fantastic driving game. It can be tough as nails and rage-inducing, until you get used to the one-button controls though. However, once you do, Thumb Drift - Furious Racing is a treat to play and has plenty of visual splash.
Released by liverworks.net, One Move is a board clearing/tile management game. The gameplay is simple, in a casual and puzzle oriented sense. The player's board is square shaped, and contains a grid within of a given size that ranges from 3x3 to as large as 7x7.
Red Bull Media House in collaboration with Roadhouse Interactive, released Snowboarding the Fourth Phase. It follows rapidly on the heels of the last successful game from Red Bull Media House, which was Bike Unchained. The Fourth Phase is an upcoming film starring American Professional Snowboarder Travis Rice. In short, this game is epic, cinematic and fun to play.
Released by Valve, Half-Life 2 is an icon of voodoo gaming as a whole, not just its genre of First-Person Shooting. The game is available for weekday I believe is anything running Nvidia's SOC, and outright requires a controller to play. Never having played a Half-Life game before, I was quite excited at the opportunity. I've spent the part few weeks playing through this game, and this is my review.
I will start by saying that I am not a fan of zombies, or anything related to zombies. There are a plethora of zombie games that are available in the Play Store, specifically related to the aforementioned subject matter. Generally speaking, I just don't play zombie games... until now. Zombie Catchers by Two Men and a Dog is entertaining, unique and has you running a franchise that sells unpalatable drinks... or so you would think.
Thanks to titles such as SolForge, Order & Chaos: Duels, and Heartstone, collectible card games have emerged as an incredibly popular genre on mobile platforms. That EA wished to capitalize on the popularity of the genre and add to the proliferation of TCGs in the Play Store is no real surprise. However, that EA decided to put forth a TCG in the form of the Base Command mini-game included in the Star Wars Battlefront companion app, is quite the surprise.
Studio Baikin is an independent game studio based in Lyon, France. What we know about this studio is that they produce good games that have a visual aesthetic that captures you. They are the creators of Dark Guardians, Climax and Slashing Demons. Their latest game Atomi, is a logic-puzzle game that is just as enjoyable as their last puzzle game Climax, though they are a bit different from one another.
If you enjoy watching MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighting, then 360 Studios has a new game that you may be interested in. MMA Federation is now available to download in the Google Play Store. We had an opportunity to play this one a bit before the actual release today. The game is intriguing. I say intriguing, because I did not realize that the game would be turn-based fighting. It adds a completely different level of strategy to your gameplay. No button mashing will take place in this one, at least not in the way you think.