There is a constant flow of free games arriving on Android. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish the clones, fake apps, and shovelware from the best free Android games. So this list is trimmed down to 8 games that all have something interesting to offer. So here are 8 of the best games to come out in November 2017, they include a game from Nintendo, horses, hedgehogs and more.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is definitely the biggest free Android game released in November. Officially unveiled during an October Nintendo Direct, and was subsequently soft-launched in Australia, Pocket Camp was released this in November to some high expectations. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has players complete tasks for the game’s various creatures in order to build up friendships, get them to visit your camp, and material rewards like in game money. These tasks will involve fishing, catching bugs, and gathering fruit, the game’s three main activities outside of decorating. As with previous Animal Crossing games, players will be able to buy all sorts of decorations, customize your character, and players will be able to visit their friend’s camp sites. Here’s a review of the game.
Battle of Arrow
In Battle of Arrow players mount up and fight their opponent in one on one horseback duels using their bows, crossbows, and abilities. Battle of Arrow’s main gameplay mode is the arena, a 1 vs 1 PVP mode that pits players (and their horses) against each other. For those looking to play against the AI, there is also an adventure mode where players take on monsters, and a raid mode where players team up against large bosses. The game uses tilt and tap controls, where players tilt their device to aim and tap to shoot or use abilities.
Phantom Chaser is a new gacha game from FloppyGames that includes lots of creatively designed folklore inspired heroes to collect. As with many gacha games, players take a party of their heroes into battles against waves of enemies, though Phantom Chaser deviates from the basic gacha game formula a bit. Players are able to control their phantom’s movement, targeting, and have multiple skills at their disposal. Of course it also has a lot of the mainstay gacha game features that some people dislike. It has an auto-mode option for battles, a stamina system, and a limited inventory for storing phantoms (which players can expand using premium currency). As far as fresh features, Phantom Chaser features a “mimic” system that allows phantoms to absorb powers from the phantoms they mimic while in the mimic state. This adds an extra layer of strategy to the game.
Sonic Forces: Speed Battle
Sega & Sega Hard Light have added another game to the long lineup of Sonic titles available on Android. Sonic Forces: Speed Battle is a new competitive racing game, where 4 players compete to be the first to the finish line. At its core, Sonic Forces: Speed Battle is a lane based runner. The game’s tracks (12 of which are available at launch) are divided into 4 lanes, and players will have to frequently switch lanes if they hope to succeed. What stands in their way as they head towards the finish line is a bevy of obstacles, enemies, and their opponent’s powerups. Here is Android Sloth’s review.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
The Sega Forever collection just keeps on growing. In November Sega added Sonic The Hedgehog 2, converting it to a Sega Forever title. The classic platformer was previously available on Google Play, and those who have purchased it in the past can get the ad-free version of the game’s current iteration. Sonic 2 marked the first appearance of Tails, one of the most recognizable characters in the Sonic universe. Beyond that, the game offers players what they’ve come to expect from Sonic, 2D platforming, and lots of it. As always, Sega Forever is one of the best sources for some of the best free Android games.
Survival Royale / Knives Out / Rules of Survival
In November NetEase Games released a trio of free PUBG-like battle royale Android games. The three games have more similarities than differences, and players should try out each one to find the game that they like best as there is no definitive best game out of the three. Survival Royale, Knives Out, and Rules of Survival are all free and contain in app purchases.
The Alchemist Code
gumi Inc’s strategy RPG The Alchemist Code had its global launch in November. The game features a story mode with visual-novel like cut-scenes and some Japanese voice overs, a PVP arena, events, and a real time co-op mode. As far as combat, it has what gamers would expect from the genre, including height and positional advantages, certain classes having an easier time moving around the map, and even friendly fire. For more details about the game, and some thoughts about its quality, check out Android Sloth’s review (hint: it’s one of the best new free Android games around). If you plan on downloading the game, here are some tips to help you get started.
Developed by Keybol and published by Nitrome, Tower Fortress has players ascend a tower filled with enemies. Unlike some games that have you avoid anything that poses a thread, Tower Fortress encourages gamers to kill anything that moves, and gives them the tool to do just that. Players are given given a gun to start the game, and can find various power ups along the way. As players ascend the tower they will have the opportunity to pick up all sorts of power ups that will change the way they can play the game. That includes armor that heals players after defeating enemies and collecting their goo, and boots that allow them to walk on spikes that would otherwise cause quite a bit of pain. Tower Fortress features simple controls, procedurally generated levels, and a bunch of different characters suits to unlock by playing the game.