The Weekly Roundup: May 25, 2018

The Weekly Roundup

This was a great week for new games thanks to a wide range of solid titles. There are two new shooters, a new escape style adventure game, and simple arcade titles. For those that like their games to be a little bit weird, this week’s new releases also saw a game about collecting vegetables that looks and behave like young men, a clicker starring an egg yolk, and a puzzle game that has players assisting the grim reaper.

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.

Faraway 3: Arctic Escape

The Faraway trilogy comes to a close with this week’s release of Faraway 3: Arctic Escape. Like its predecessors, Arctic Escape gives players the chance to solve a variety of tactile puzzles as they go from stage to stage trying to unravel the mystery behind their father’s disappearance. Faraway 3 is free to try and contains an in app purchase that lets players unlock the full game.

Epic Skater 2

The sequel to one of the more popular skateboarding games has arrived. Epic Skater 2 gives players the chance to collect and level up a multitude of different tricks as they tackle the game’s campaign mode levels or take on some challenges in the endless mode. There are lots of items to collect, including new cloths for your skater, tricks, and more as players try to chain together tricks for some epic combos. Epic Skater 2 is free and contains ads and in app purchases.

Deploy and Destroy

Not all new releases are expected, and Deploy and Destroy’s hook is quite a little different. While the game is a fairly by-the-book first person shooter, it features characters from the Ash vs Evil Dead television series and Divergent franchise, with more IPs planned in future updates thanks to a partnership with Lionsgate. Outside of recognizable characters, the game gives players a chance to upgrade their arsenal as they progress and engage in small scale but fast paced deathmatch or team deathmatch battles. Deploy and Destroy is free and contains in app purchases.

One Deck Dungeon

One Deck Dungeon is a card based dungeon crawler that lets players take on a variety of challenges with a deck of cards and some dice at their disposal. Adapted from the original tabletop game by Handleabra Games, the game features four different classes and a variety of talents that players can upgrade after completing their adventures in order to make the next one a little bit more managable. Though a fresh concept, some gamers might find the game involves a bit too much luck as players are at the mercy of their dice rolls. One Deck Dungeon is $8.99 during its launch week and contains an in app purchase that unlocks more content.

Death Coming

Death Coming is a unique puzzle game that has players take the role of assassins as they cause havoc and the deaths of dozens of citizens. Players are tasked with creating “accidents” that wipe out as many of the citizens in a given level as possible. That could be accomplished by dropping a pot on a person’s head, by causing a street light to malfunction, by unleashing a swarm of bees on a dance troop, or in any number of other ways. The concept is a bit morbid, but the puzzle elements of the game shine as players try to figure out the most efficient method to cause maximum destruction. Death Coming is free to try and contains an in app purchase to unlock the full game.

Death Coming gameplay
That flowerpot is in a dangerous place…