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9 new irresistible games of December (1/2)

December 15, 2012

It’s game day this weekend as we are about to unfold some of the hottest, newest, and simply irresistible games from the Google Play Store. This is an early Christmas gift for everyone.

Get ready, because these 9 irresistible games will have you:

  • steal luxurious cars;
  • save world leaders from terrorists;
  • buy property and earn money;
  • fight against armies to end a war;
  • lead an armed revolution;
  • strengthen and defend your castle;
  • squash clay monsters;
  • defy the laws of physics to escape from your cell; and
  • defeat your foes by matching basic elements.

Charge up your Android devices, ready your couch, prepare some snacks, and have a great time with these new games for the first half of December.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Rockstar Games, Inc. released its popular game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for mobile devices. Once a game exclusive to consoles and the PC, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City can now be played on your Android smartphones and tablets. For about US$5.00 you can now become a Mafia and drive — or even steal — luxurious cars in a beautifully designed virtual city. Among other things, Rockstar Games also enhanced overall gameplay graphics, added precise firing and targeting options, included customizable control and layout, made it compatible with MoGa Wireless Game Controller and select USB gamepads, added immersive tactile effects, and enabled customizable graphics settings.

If you loved the adrenaline pumping actions of Gameloft’s Modern Combat series, then you have to try its newest high-definition first-person shooting action game, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour. As an elite soldier, you must track down and rescue the world’s leaders from terrorists. The gameplay, sound effects, and HD display are truly amazing. Though game control is somehow hard at first, you will get used to it as you play the game. The game is very immersive that I felt that I was really in the game. From the previous Modern Combat series, Modern Combat 4 goes beyond its limit and provides a high-quality FPS game on your Android device. Get ready for war with Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour for US$7.00 from the Google Play Store.

Monopoly is one of the popular board games, and now it has invaded our Android smartphones and tablets with Electronic Arts Nederland BV’s MONOPOLY Millionaire game. Just like the real board game, your primary goal in this game is to accumulate more money. You can do that by buying properties and earning money when your opponents land on your property. You win the game when you reach the maximum required money. In this game, the maximum money is 2 million, which, for some seems too small. You can also play with up to 4 players either human or computer. As of this writing, the developer offers this app at 80% discount, so grab it now from the Google Play Store for only about a dollar.

War has ravaged Haradon, but it may soon be put to an end — with your help. Gameloft’s Heroes of Order & Chaos is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA). Take control of a powerful hero, lead a party, and fight other warriors for victory. Your goal is to destroy the opponents’ crystal, the source of their immortality. Slaying opponents will give you EXP and gold, but being slain will also provide the same benefits to your enemies. The game isn’t over until your crystal, or theirs, is destroyed. Packed with great graphics, amazing voice acting, and exciting battles, Heroes of Order & Chaos is a great game that you can download from the Google Play Store for free.

It’s time for a revolution. i-Free Innovations’s Total Defence 3D Tower Defence puts you at the head of an uprising. It’s your job to make sure that you can defend your base well against armored vehicles that want to tear it down. Build gun, energy, and rocket turrets to make sure the enemy doesn’t reach your base. Enemies that you destroy have a chance of dropping salvageable materials, which will be useful in upgrading your weapons. Watch out, however, as enemies get tougher with every wave. Some enemies will even ditch the more convenient path and go through rough areas to get to your base faster. Place your turrets well, defend your base, and fight for freedom with Total Defense 3D Tower Defence.

Build and fortify your castle with XYRALITY GmbH’s Lords & Knights – Strategy MMO. To be able to defend your castle and take over other ones, your first order of business is to increase your resource production. The more resources you have, the more people you can feed, and the more likely you are in amassing a powerful army to take on other rulers. Take down other castles and expand your reach. Don’t forget to ally yourself with other players so you can be more powerful.

Clay is both a toy and an educational tool as it can be formed into different things. Even now, I still love playing with it and forming stuff out of it. To add to my fondness of clay, Zynga’s Clay Jam honestly made me love clay even more. This free game follows the story of the land of clay called Clay Jam. Your mission is to save Clay Jam from the fearsome Bully Beasts as you guide Fat Pebble in squashing clay monsters and rolling Fat Pebble down the hill to send the Bully Beasts flying. The gameplay is lovable, as well as its colorful and eye-pleasing graphics. Controlling Fat Pebble is quite difficult at first but once you get the hang of it, Fat Pebble will be rolling and rolling down the hill with much ease. Get Clay Jam today for free and have fun squashing clay monsters in this action-packed game.

If you are a sucker for minimalistic games, Freeze! by Frozen Gun Games may be one that you’ll enjoy. It highlights the story of an eye-shaped hero who was taken away from his loved ones by a grappling hook. Since then, he has been locked in a cramped cell and the only way for him to escape is by turning the cells and making good use of the Freeze! button, defying all the laws of physics, especially gravity. This rotating physics game offers unique game mechanics, gorgeously gloomy graphics, and sinister background music. The game is intuitive, fun to play, and will definitely keep you at the edge of your seat for hours. The first 25 levels are free and the rest of the levels can be obtained through in-app purchases.

Let’s break away from all the adrenaline-pumping action games and settle down a bit with a less-tense one. People who love matching games will surely love Elements Battle by Game Insight International. Battle golems, huge rats, and more as you match elements like fire, water, and wind on the board. Charms, weapons, and armors are upgradable every time you complete quests. Just make sure you make most out of the limited time given to you to match elements on the board and knock your opponents down. Elements Battle can be downloaded for free. Get it today and unwind on your comfy chair with this fun and addictive game.

It’s still the first half of December but a lot of great games are swarming the Google Play Store. And, out of the new ones released this first half of the month, we have picked out nine that we found to be fun and interesting. It’s not only the time for giving and receiving, but it’s also the time to play and get immersed in awesome mobile games.

If you know of another new game that’s worth checking out or we missed to include on this list, let us know by leaving a comment below. Show some love to your favorites by casting a vote in the poll also provided below.

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