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Top 5 Best Android Action Games of May 2014

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(Marvel Avengers Alliance)

If you like your Android games heavy on the action, our list of this month’s best action games for Android has some awesome recommendations. If you don’t already play these games, you should check them out ASAP.


1. Zombie Gunship

Check out some gameplay footage from Zombie Gunship in the video above.

In Zombie Gunship, you must shoot down hordes of zombies from the cockpit of an AC-130 ground attack aircraft. The game has a very realistic look that mimics the sort of footage an actual military sniper would see during a sortie. This game earned an 9/10 Editor’s Choice rating from IGN.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Optimized for a variety of Android phones and tablets
  • Features an array of authentic weapons
  • Has gamepad support for a more immersive experience
  • Realistic graphics, also supports a night vision mode
  • Only requires Android 2.3.3 and up

  • Cons:

  • Some users dislike IAP
  • Game will request 2 new permissions on Android in order to use the expansion file feature of Google Play
  • Multiple users have reported sound/graphics issues when playing on an HTC One
  • Some users have experienced issues transferring game files to new phones
  • No multiplayer mode

  • 2. Marvel Avengers Alliance

    Check out some gameplay from Marvel Avengers Alliance in the video above.

    Marvel Avengers Alliance is an action-heavy fighting game set in the Marvel universe. If you grew up reading Marvel comics or love watching Marvel Studios flicks, the graphics and characters in this game are sure to appeal. The game now has launched Player VS Player (PVP mode), Season 2.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Over 450 battles and 60+ quests
  • Features 20+ Marvel Heroes including the Avengers, Wolverine and the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four
  • Good blend of story and action
  • Customize your agents and heroes
  • Free game with decent replay value

  • Cons:

  • May not work on older devices: You must run at least Android 4.0
  • Requires Internet connection to play
  • Game play and stats are not linked with the Facebook or iOS versions
  • Integrated tutorial can be a little heavy-handed
  • Battle mechanics are somewhat simplistic, customization options a bit limited

  • 3. Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster

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    (Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster)

    If you’re of a certain age, you may have played the 80’s Wonder Momo arcade game. The modern update Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster draws on both the legacy of the 80’s brawler arcade game, as well as the recent Wonder Momo anime series. If you love fighting and Japanese-style games, this is a fun game to try out. And honestly, what other Android game lets you fight flying watermelons and kick a T-Rex in the face?

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Tons of ridiculous environments and enemies
  • Comes from the hallowed halls of Bandai-Namco
  • Surprisingly funny
  • No IAP
  • Compatible with devices running Android 2.3 and up

  • Cons:

  • More expensive than the average mobile game
  • May not work on all Android devices (NVIDIA SHIELD and MAD CATZ MOJO are the only dev-tested and approved options)
  • Still a bit glitchy at points
  • May be too tough for some players
  • Medium Maturity rating on Google Play, may not be ideal for some younger players

  • 4. Dokuro

    Check out Dokuro’s gameplay in the video above.

    Dokuro has a great atmosphere, evoking a Tim Burton-esque quality. In this spooky little platformer, you must help a skeleton to rescue a kidnapped princess. This game is packed with platforming action, puzzles, and a whimsical story.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Cool atmosphere and character design
  • Wonderful story
  • Works on both tablets and smartphones
  • Averages a 4.4 rating on Google Play
  • Limited ads

  • Cons:

  • Controls can be somewhat unintuitive
  • Companion AI may be the dumbest thing since Resident Evil 4
  • Users have reported an array of frustrating glitches
  • Many users have issues with the chalk drawing utility
  • Interface could be improved

  • 5. Rage of the Immortals

    The video about outlines the fusion system in Rage of the Immortals.

    Rage of the Immortals is an expansive fighting tournament game. There are 20 different arenas to battle in, 190 exclusive fighters, and a great PvP mode.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Hundreds of quests
  • Works on nearly any Android device running at least 2.3.3
  • Intuitive gesture-based controls
  • Updated in late April with new features
  • Great graphics and character design

  • Cons:

  • Energy/fight points system feels limiting at times
  • If you don’t add friends after the tutorial, you might be at a disadvantage
  • Game has become less balanced/user-friendly over time
  • Feels repetitive
  • Prone to freezing

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