(The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Want to play some cool new games, or learn about some hidden gems? These are the best Android games you should be playing this May.
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Check out a review of this game in the video above.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the tie-in game for the upcoming movie of the same name. In this game, you can help Spidey take down bad guys, swing around NYC, or take on six iconic Marvel villains. If you want to get pumped for the new Spiderman movie, this game is a great buy.
Multiple Spiderman suits to unlock
Includes both movie and comic book characters
3D open-world Manhattan with six detailed districts to explore
Acrobatic fight mechanics
Some user reviews say game feels buggy, rushed
Social events component may not appeal to fans of solo gaming
Takes up a lot of space on your device
Requires Android 4.0 or higher
Limited combo options
2. Retro Rogue
Retro Rogue is a dungeon crawler. Boasting charming retro-style graphics and tons of monsters to take down, this will appeal fans of retro games, pixel art, and dungeon-style games.
Over 80 monsters and 200 items to collect
Great retro-style graphics
Content is randomly generated, ensuring high replay value
Two updates in late April make this a much less buggy experience for gamers picking up the game in May
New inventory system is much more user-friendly
Game feels a bit short
Somewhat limited extra features
Somewhat steep level of difficulty
May not appeal to people who like plot-driven games
Art is reused in some similar Android titles
3. Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition
Get more info about Baldur’s Gate in the video above.
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition was updated at the end of April, making the playing experience even more enjoyable for players who start the game in May. Originally released in 1998, this mobile version of the game is ideal for players who want to relive the story for a second time. However, it will also appeal to new players as well.
Contains both the original 60-hour epic, plus some expansions
Great mystery plot fused with D&D elements
Improved fonts, zooming, and interface
Has a 4.6 rating on Google Play
Game is a bit expensive, particularly if you want all the premium content
Steep learning curve
User reviews indicate annoying glitches can interrupt gameplay
Game is slow-paced
Some users feel game has too much dependence on IAP
4. Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff
Check out The Quest for Stuff launch trailer above.
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is a free game that lets you play with all of your favorite characters from the TV show. After Peter and the Giant Chicken get into another epic fight, Quahog is destroyed. Your job is to save the city and send your characters on hilarious quests.
Retains the humor of the TV show
Free game with tons of bonus outfits
Good level of difficulty
Lots of interesting buildings and quests
Poor customer support
Many popular characters missing
Some users find the game mechanics are too reliant on IAP
Game may not be “smart” enough to recognize when users have worked themselves into a corner and give them an out so they can continue the game
5. Pocket Knights
Check out some Pocket Knights gameplay in the video above.
Pocket Knights is a free-to-play fantasy card battle RPG. If you love card games or games with beautiful art, this is a must-try. It has a user base of about 4 million players.
Nearly 150 heroes to collect
Compatible with Android versions 2.2 and up
Poses a great strategic challenge
Free game with tons of stuff to collect
Also has a PvP mode
Somewhat slow to start
Some users believe game limits users who don’t pay real money for items
Bugs/black screens can sometimes be an issue
Some users have reported issues with malfunctioning purchases/restoring purchases
Limited starting hero selection
For the best mobile gaming experience, we recommend:
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Portable charger: Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh (2A Output) Portable Charger
Samsung S5 Battery Case: UNU Unity Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery Case
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