This week’s games are a healthy mix of paid titles and free to play games. The week saw the long awaited release of a new mobile Sims game, a new addition to a classic RPG series, a cyberpunk adventure, and a zombie puzzle game.
As always, while the new free Android games on this list might get the most attention, don’t overlook new paid games. Paid games can often provide a better value as they’re not trying to push you towards in app purchases or wasting your time with advertisements.
Here are 10 new games released in the past week you should be aware of:
The Sims Mobile
After a lengthy soft launch phase that saw the game undergo numerous changes, one of the biggest games of the year so far has arrived. The Sims Mobile lets Android & iOS create their own Sims, customize their appearance and put them to work. The game is built around developing the stories of each of your Sims by advancing their careers, hobbies, and relationships (both romantic and platonic). Of course there is plenty of character customization and home building elements to go along with the game’s stories. The Sims Mobile is free and contains ads and in app purchases. Here is a review of The Sims Mobile.
Heir of Light
Developed by Funflow, Heir of Light is a new Gothic themed hero collection game. As with most gacha games, Heir of Light features auto play, lots of heroes to collect, and a variety of modes. Like many other hero collection games, the game gives players limited control of what their characters do in combat. Heir of Light focuses on a unique world map system that lets players pick their quests and missions and unlock new ones based on what they have completed. The game also has a master-servant team building system, where players select one master and several servants. Picking complementary servants will let players unleash stronger abilities using the master. Heir of Light is free and contains in app purchases.
Word games have found a home on mobile, with a number titles reaching millions of downloads, and this game brings a new theme to the genre. Dad Jokes – Word Connect is a game that is filled with corny puns that can just as often elicit a groan as they do a laugh. Like other mobile word games, Dad Jokes uses a simple control scheme. Players will need to put their brain to the test as they try to figure out each joke, but once they figure the word they’re going for they simply need to move their finger from letter to letter to form words. The target word or words are based on the presented joke prompt. Dad Jokes – Word Connect is free and contains ads an in app purchases.
Until Dead offers a mixture of turn-based puzzle and strategy gameplay as players move on the game’s square tiles in order to survive in a world filled with zombies. Players will need to sneak up on their enemies as head on attacks will lead to an untimely death. It is a game that is in the same group as Square Enix Montreal’s GO series and similar titles like Geostorm and Eden Reinsurance. That might mean taking a slightly longer path, or waiting until a zombie turns his back before walking up to it and triggering one of the game’s violent kill animations. Until Dead is free and contains ads and in app purchases.
Keep in Mind: Remastered
Developer Little Moth Games and publisher Akupara Games have teamed up to re-release the horror game Keep in Mind as Keep in Mind: Remastered on Android, iOS and Steam. The game follows Jonas, a man struggling with alcoholism and mental illness as he reflects on his life. Gamers can expect a short play time and a story that deals with some real world issues, this is definitely a game that falls into the “games as experiences” categories. Keep in Mind: Remastered is $0.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.