Top 5 Best Android Games of May 2014

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(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.

Buy it here.

  • 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
  • Good story/plot

  • Cons:
  • 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

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    (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.

    Buy it here.

  • 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

  • Cons:
  • 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.

    Buy it here.

  • Contains both the original 60-hour epic, plus some expansions
  • Great mystery plot fused with D&D elements
  • Improved fonts, zooming, and interface
  • New voiceovers
  • Has a 4.6 rating on Google Play

  • Cons:
  • 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.

    Buy it here.

  • Retains the humor of the TV show
  • Free game with tons of bonus outfits
  • Addictive gameplay
  • Good level of difficulty
  • Lots of interesting buildings and quests

  • Cons:
  • Buggy
  • 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

    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.

    Buy it here.

  • 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

  • Cons:
  • 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

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