Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Thanks to Christmas there haven’t been many games published on the Play Store this past week, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few quality games that squeaked out. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released in the last week.
Orbt XL is a challenging orbiting game with a minimal design. As you orbit around a black hole, you will have to continually stay on your toes to ensure you don’t get sucked into the void or ram into one of the many capricious obstacles in orbit with you. Orbt XL offers a simple design that builds off the mechanics of the many casual orbiting games already on the Play Store, but it works well and is enjoyable, which is all that really matters.
Monetization: $0.99 / no ads / no IAPs
Golf Club: Wasteland
Golf Club: Wasteland is a slick golfing game with an exciting theme. The planet Earth has fallen victim to an ecological catastrophe, and now the desolate world is one huge golf course for the ultra-rich living on Mars. This means you’ll get to golf in the ruins of Earth, which is pretty unique. The pixel-based graphics perfectly accentuate the odd story, and the original soundtrack should not be missed. Plus the gameplay is pretty darn good, especially if you love golf games, so make sure you don’t miss out on this release. There’s even a demo available, for those of you that would like to try the game before spending any money.
Monetization: $2.99 / no ads / no IAPs
Bendy and the Ink Machine
Bendy and the Ink Machine is a fantastic puzzle-based horror game that plays out in a first-person view. The graphics are designed to mimic ’30s-era cartoons, which may look familiar to anyone who has played Bendy in Nightmare Run, an auto-runner from the same studio that was released earlier this year. What’s especially interesting about this release is that it’s a port of a PC and console game, which means you can expect a fully fleshed out title that forgoes many of the questionable mobile mechanics found in the majority of Play Store releases.
Monetization: $6.99 / no ads / no IAPs
All games are available on Google Play
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