As January comes to a close, we thought it was time to take a look back at some of the best Android games from the past month. This month’s list has games that will puzzle you, turn you into a hacker, and let you live the life of a hitman. Without further ado, we proudly present our picks for the Top New Android Games of January 2014…
Malware and cyber-attacks were hot topics in the news last year, and now there’s a game that lets you do a little hacking of your own. Hack Ex pits you against hackers from around the globe as you try and hack into each other’s devices and climb to the top of leaderboards. You can read our full review of Hack Ex here or head on over to Google Play and pick it up for free.
Faif is a stylish Puzzle/RPG with a battle system based on gambling. It’s also one of those games you’ve just got to play to really “get” as words don’t do it justice. If you’re in the mood for a unique puzzler, Faif is definitely worth a download. The game is currently in active development but fully playable and on sale for 50% off at $0.99.
Glitch Games dropped a quirky new title in January by the name of Ferris Mueller’s Day Off. As the name implies, it’s a spin on the 80s classic Ferris Bueller, but with mules and lots of puzzles instead of Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck. If you dig point and click adventure games, it’s well worth a look and the “SD” version will only set you back $0.99.
This one’s obviously not going to be for everyone as it’s limited to Kindle HDX owners for the time being. That said, Telltale Games The Walking Dead won countless GOTY awards and for a good reason – it’s awesome. If you own a Kindle Fire HDX you can pick up the first episode for free, but you’ll have to shell out a few bucks a piece for the other four episodes or buy the season pass.
Thomas Bowker’s LYNE is the second unique puzzler to make our list, and it’s as puzzling as it is relaxing. The minimalistic style kind of puts you in Zen mode while the puzzles will keep your brain busy for ages. It’s a great game for puzzle lovers and a steal at $2.50.
Are you a fan of the sweet science? If so, Title Bout Boxing is going to be right up your alley as it allows to pit fighters from different eras against one another. You set the bouts and fight cards, and the sim takes care of the rest. Did we mention you get to make bets on the fights? Title Bout Boxing is a solid sports sim, and you’re getting a lot of depth and access to a huge roster of fighters for only $1.99.
Clear Vision 3 is the next installment in the Clear Vision series, and it’s one of the cooler sniper games out there. As Tyler the assassin, you’ll take on 55 different missions, and if you’ve played the previous games you’ll already know what to expect. It’s an addictive game, and it’s free to download on Google Play.