Learn all about Diablo Immortal's MMORPG mechanics to improve your dungeon diving and the loot rewarded
Blizzard has teamed up with veteran mobile developer NetEase to release the first Diablo game on mobile, Diablo Immortal. The title aims to bring back the magic to the series with high-quality gameplay and premium-feeling controls, a lower barrier for entry with the free-to-play model, and an independent storyline that doesn't require a lore roadmap for newcomers to follow. So if you have never touched a Diablo game before and are curious why Diablo has been such a financial success for Blizzard, you can finally test out your new Android gaming phone to see what this series is all about.
Play your cards right in these brilliant card games
The card games genre comprises a massive variety of games, and one of the best places to find them is on your Android phone. From competitive PvP battlers like Hearthstone to bite-sized single-player adventures like Reigns, there's something for everyone. But it can be hard to choose a game when there's so much variety out there.
Here's the best order to play the FNaF survival horror series
The story behind how the occult series Friday Night at Freddy's was, in fact, a happy accident that turned into a profitable success is pretty interesting. Initially, series creator Scott Cawthon was trying to create a game aimed at children with Chipper & Sons Lumber Co. It turns out it induced nightmares with the main character eerily resembling a creepy robotic beaver instead of being a cute, lovable mascot that kids would adore. As you can already guess, his idea didn't pan out. Still, instead of obsessing over his failures, Cawthon used the idea to produce a new survival horror series themed around murderous animatronics, Five Nights at Freddy's. Since the release of the first game in the series in 2014, the Five Nights at Freddy's series has taken off and become one of Android's best horror games while spawning many sequels and spinoffs years later.
Don’t miss out on the latest word game trend sweeping the web
took the world by surprise when it exploded on social media in early 2022. Even now, you can't escape Wordle posts; sharing and discussing daily puzzle results online has become a common practice. Ultimately, it's not just the game's puzzle-solving premise that caused such a spike in popularity; it's really about the successful global competition for who can solve the daily word puzzle first and brag about their problem-solving skills later. This is why Wordle is such a powerful game and networking tool, it sparks tons of conversations everywhere you go, but amazingly enough, it's also mildly entertaining with simple-to-learn rules.
The spectacular RPG is coming to mobile devices this month
Finding Paradise is finally coming to Android. Originally released on PC in 2017, the excellent story-driven RPG is making its way to mobile. A sequel to To the Moon, those who missed the original release, or were waiting for it to come to mobile, can play it on November 18, 2022.
Fast track your way to becoming the ultimate hero or villain
One Punch Man is famous for becoming an award-winning Manga and anime series based on a webcomic that went viral. The series follows the main protagonist, our favorite Caped Baldy, Saitama, known as the world's strongest superhero that can blow away conspiring villains in a single punch (hence the name One Punch Man) — eventually turning into a running gag. Fans already know that the IP can be a trap within itself; it is easy to source out to third-party developers for an easy cash grab. But thankfully, we now have a mobile game on our hands that's been officially authorized and supervised by Shueisha (the manga publisher). One Punch Man: The Strongest will likely end up being one of the best anime Android games to arrive in 2022. In this game, you'll create a team of heroes, outlaws, and villains to protect the citizens from havoc-causing monsters while listening to the original VA cast from the anime series, a perfect opportunity for maximum nostalgia by tuning into the voice track with your favorite pair of wireless earbuds.
Activate your games and gift cards while on the go
Losing your physical copy of your Steam gift card and procrastinating on inputting a newly bought product code only to misplace it later can put you in some hot water financially. Games on Steam are no longer dirt cheap like they used to be, and it can be punishing if you lose copies of your Steam keys and Wallet codes. Why wait to redeem when we can use our reliable Android phone to get everything on your Steam account straight away? Below we've compiled a guide to illustrate the process of adding your Steam gift cards (Wallet codes) and Steam keys to your Steam account on your mobile.
You don't need to go further than your phone for some Halloween fun
Halloween is truly a holiday for everyone. Whether you enjoy accosting strangers for candy or traipsing around graveyards hoping to spot ghosts, there's something for everyone. But we all know that spooky horror games are the best way to spend the Halloween season.
From Apex Legends to Fortnite and beyond, we've rounded up the best battle royale games on Android
Battle royale games have taken the gaming world by storm. Everything, from consoles and PCs to powerful Android tablets and smartphones, is host to some of the best among these games. While prerequisites for a battle royale game vary from title to title, the basic premise remains: whoever is the last standing wins. This could mean defeating all of your opponents in Fortnite or reaching the coveted crown in Fall Guys.
The basics every traveler needs to navigate the evils of Orsterra
Square Enix's Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent has finally arrived on Android in full-fledged form. You may have wondered where you've heard of the Octopath Traveler IP; it has been around since 2018 on the Nintendo Switch. Still, newcomers can experience Champions of the Content without prior knowledge of the series. The game serves as a prequel, welcoming anyone to play and feast on delectable old-school JRPG nostalgia, paired with fresh character-collecting gameplay on your favorite Android gaming phone.
Stay up all night with these ghastly horror games
You don't need to go further than your phone for some genuine scares. While Android horror games don't offer the immersive capabilities provided by consoles or desktop PCs, these games are more than enough to keep you awake at night. Instead of cheap, forgettable jump scares, we've gathered a list of games that use narrative, atmosphere, and clever level design to provide thrills.
Celebrate Halloween 2022 with the best zombie games for Android
Halloween is the perfect time to don a Michael Myers outfit to creep out your neighbors or simply hunker down to rewatch your favorite horror movies. It also gives you an excuse to grab your favorite Android tablet and play some of the best horror games available on Google's ecosystem.
Test your skills with these challenging mobile strategy games
Thanks to the growing power of Android phones, Android gamers have a wealth of brilliant titles at their disposal. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the strategy genre, which has seen numerous PC classics ported to Android over the years in addition to the growing number of quality mobile exclusives. Today, they make up many of the best Android games on the Play Store.
Warcraft Arclight Rumble beginner's guide: Tips and tricks to navigate Blizzard's newest strategy game
How to collect and command an army of Warcraft Minis
Blizzard's upcoming mobile action strategy, Warcraft Arclight Rumble, has you battling out evil baddies with your newly crafted army of Minis. The central gameplay bears a lot of resemblance to the popular strategy game Clash Royale. The difference between Clash Royale and Blizzard's mobile action strategy game is the emphasis on the single-player tower defense experience for Warcraft Arclight Rumble. Seeing that the game will launch this year, we at Android Police already went hands-on with the beta, all so we can offer tips to onboarding players during the public release; ultimately, we will teach you how to get started on your all-star Warcraft Minis collection and showcase what you should expect from your matches. Grab your favorite Android gaming phone and get ready to rumble!
Discover the top guns in FPS mobile gaming
Mobile ports and adaptations are not created equally, often requiring careful evaluation and inspection to see if a game is worth playing; first-person shooters (FPS) mobile games emphasize the player experience. Clunky gameplay, poor performance, and frustrating controls just don't cut it. It's already tough when these games keep you from testing your favorite Android gaming controller to see if you can take your running and gunning to the next level. There's already so much comparison with the bigger IPs on console and PC that it makes it difficult for these mobile titles to stand against the competition. So we've rounded up the best FPS games Android has to offer; this way, you have a good starting point to experience the cream of the crop in FPS mobile gaming.
Strategize your way to victory with these fantastic RTS games
Android RTS games offer players a broad range of strategy games. From venerable classics like Rome: Total War to quirky mobile originals like Rymdkapsel, there's something here for everyone. Due to the constraints of a touchscreen, RTS games have taken a while to catch on, but they now make up some of the best games on Android.
The venerable strategy game is headed to Android and iOS devices
The Age of Empires franchise is taking another stab at a mobile release. Announced as part of Age of Empires' 25th-anniversary celebration, Age of Empires Mobile should be making its way to iOS and Android devices sometime soon, and there's a teaser trailer available for the curious.
A beginner's guide covering all the basic gameplay: Acquiring Simulacrums, exploration, story progression, and character creation
Tower of Fantasy is an open-world MMO gacha game that aesthetically resembles Genshin Impact, considered one of Android's best games to date. But after taking a closer look at Tower of Fantasy, we can safely say it is its own beast entirely. The game highlights an ever-evolving combat system while drawing players into its science fiction fantasy world, where you'll meet a unique cast of characters within an emotionally turbulent storyline. Tower of Fantasy hits a bit of everything. More importantly, the game's multiplayer focus allows you to play with your friends without requiring a high-end Android phone.
Don't run out of storage for playing Genshin Impact — here's how to shrink down the size of the app
Genshin Impact might be one of Android's best games and an excellent benchmark for testing out the top Android phones on the market, but it has an underlying problem. Our phone's storage space struggles to match with Genshin Impact's sizable updates; we've seen this issue after arriving in Inazuma during Version 2.0, and the updates are still going large during Version 3.0 while journeying in Sumeru, also. HoYoverse treats Genshin Impact like a continuous anime arc, where every update is filled with new story quests, characters, and seasonal events — and we still haven't covered Fontaine, Natlan, and Snezhnaya.
Fighting games on Android seldom get any more old-school than this
Back in the day, you'd probably go to the local arcade to play the hottest fighting game on the market. Just you and a pocket full of quarters before a group of like-minded individuals would inevitably gather around you to inform you about every wrong move you made. As much of an experience as the arcade was, those same fighting games are now available on everything, from consoles and PCs to smartphones, and can even be played on some of the best Android tablets around.