PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9: Legends, and Alto’s Odyssey are just a few of the great Android titles released this year. We expect to see many more in the near future from well-known developers like Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, and Codemasters.
Stardew Valley is a popular indie title that made its debut on PC in 2016, before coming to Xbox One and PS4. The story of the game goes like this: you have inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley and your job is to transform it into the farm of your dreams.
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You can raise animals, grow crops, and craft useful machines for your farm, as well as mingle with the locals, and even meet your future wife and start a family. Check out the trailer above to see what the game looks like in action.
Stardew Valley is coming to iOS devices Oct. 24. It’s coming to Android as well, but the developer has not yet revealed when. The game will be available for $7.99 on iOS and won’t offer in-app purchases. It’s unclear if the Android version will take the same approach or deliver a free-to-play solution.
Command & Conquer: Rivals
Developed by Electronic Arts, Command & Conquer: Rivals is a real-time strategy game that plays like Clash Royale, except you are in constant control of your troops. You can customize your army, adding infantry units, vehicles, and even a commander. Choose the commander carefully, as each one is unique and plays a major role in every battle.
Command & Conquer: Rivals will be a free-to-play title.
In Command & Conquer: Rivals, you start off with a mobile construction vehicle for slowly collecting tiberium. You then use that tiberium to build buildings and send units onto the battlefield, where the goal is to take control of two out of three zones. If you can hold them for a certain amount of time, a powerful nuclear missile will be sent toward the enemy command center. To learn more about the game, check out the short trailer above.
Command & Conquer: Rivals will be a free-to-play title, though we expect in-app purchases. It’s already listed on the Play Store, where you can sign up to get notified once it goes live.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a first-person role-playing game. You take on the role of one of the members of the Blades who, after being forced into exile, must restore their hometown from the rubble. You can create and customize your city, take on friends and rivals in epic one-on-one battles, discover unique weapons, armor, and abilities, and much more.
The developer released a trailer (above), which looks gorgeous. The light glimmers realistically off the swords and shields, and the small details in the dungeons, castles, and mountains of the game’s environment create a great sense of atmosphere. The environments rendered in the game are said to be console quality.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is coming sometime this fall and will be free-to-play. We assume the title will offer plenty of in-app purchases, although this has not been confirmed yet. The game is already listed on the Play Store, where you can sign up to get notified once it goes live.
Brawl Stars is an upcoming Android title from the makers of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale. It’s a multiplayer combat game where teams of three face off against each other. The game has a few different modes.
Gem Grab, where you have to collect gems while fighting the opposing team — first team to collect 10 gems and hold onto them wins. In Heist, you have to crack the safe protected by the opposing team and defend your valuables. The Bounty mode revolves around collecting stars for your team by eliminating opponents, and more.
You can also unlock different characters with super abilities in the game and customize them with various skins.
Brawl Starts is a free-to-play game with in-app purchases. The game has already soft launched in a few countries, though not in the U.S. As of now, there’s no word on when it will officially release globally.
Project Cars GO
Project Cars, a popular racing game on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, is getting a mobile spin-off. Called Project Cars GO, it will come with loads of exotic cars and tons of customization options, just like the PC and console versions.
Project Cars is known for an authentic racing experience, and the mobile version promises just that. The game has sold over two million copies worldwide so far and is one of the best of its kind in my opinion.
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Gamevil and Slightly Mad Studios are developing the game, but there’s no word on the release date. Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell said racing fans will be “stomping the gas pedal and burning rubber very soon,” which makes us think it won’t be long until Project Cars GO makes its debut. When it does, it will give all the other titles on our list of best upcoming Android games a run for their money.
Assassin’s Creed Rebellion
Developed by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is a strategy game with RPG elements. It takes place in Spain, where you control a fortress of the Assassin Brotherhood, leading a team of assassins.
You can build new rooms in the fortress, make new equipment, and even create medicine. You can also team up with more than 40 characters including Ezio, Shao Jun, and Aguilar, train and upgrade them, and send them on missions throughout the country. These missions can get you DNA fragments which can unlock new assassins, resources for better equipment, and more.
The free-to-play title will be released on November 21. You can pre-register on the Play Store to get notified when it goes live.
This action-adventure game stars a lazy, selfish Viking called Oddmar who is on a mission to burn down a forest. If he fails, he may be kicked out of his tribe. Yikes!
Magic mushrooms give Oddmar special powers.
The platforming game features 24 levels riddled with traps and other obstacles. There are various magic mushrooms available which give Oddmar special powers, allowing him to more easily overcome challenges. The game seems like a lot of fun and looks gorgeous. Check it out in the short trailer above.
Oddmar is already available on iOS for $5 and has received great reviews so far. The price will likely be the same once the title hits Android devices, although this hasn’t been confirmed yet. An exact release date remains a mystery for now.
Butterscotch Shenanigans, the developer behind the popular Crashlands game, is developing a new title called Levelhead. This 2D platformer lets you build your own levels and publish them for everyone to play. You can use more than 60 elements to get the job done, including enemies, hazards, paths, switches, secrets, power-ups, and more.
It’s a cross-platform game, so levels created on Android can also be played on PC and iOS, and vice versa. Up to four people can play a level at once and can even create levels together. If you’re not into that, you can opt for the single-player campaign in which you take control of GR-18 — a delivery robot in-training.
Based in the short trailer (above), Levelhead looks like a lot of fun if you’re into platforming games. It’s expected for release in November and will be available for PC, iOS, and Nintendo Switch — in addition to Android.
PayDay: Crime War
Already a popular first-person shooter on PC and consoles, Payday is coming to Android. Payday Crime War is a multiplayer, team-based PvP title where two teams go head to head. One team takes on the role of criminals trying to perform a robbery. The other team steps into the shoes of a SWAT team trying to prevent the crime.
Up to eight players can take part in a match, which can take place in different locations. As you progress through the game, you can get new weapons and additional abilities to step up your game.
Overkill Software has set up a website for the upcoming game, claiming it’s coming soon. An exact date has not been shared with the public yet. However, the developer is already testing out the game with a closed beta program, which hopefully means it won’t be long before it’s released.
F1 Mobile Racing
Codemasters has teamed up with Eden Games to develope a mobile version of its Formula 1 game, officially called F1 Mobile Racing. The free-to-play title will feature all the teams, cars, and circuits of the 2018 Formula 1 championship.
For the first time ever, players will be able to develop and customize their own F1 car, choosing the color of the car, as well as parts to make it drive faster, stop quicker, and so on. Check out the trailer released by Codemasters above to see how the game looks like in real life.
I played F1 on Xbox quite a bit and loved every second of it. If the Android version is as exhilarating, it will definitely be a winner. The game is already available on iOS devices. The developer said it’s soon coming to Android, but didn’t give a specific timeframe.
These are the some of best upcoming Android games to keep an eye out for, although we’re sure plenty of other interesting titles will make their debut this year. Have we missed any major ones? Let us know in the comments!