There’s no better way to enjoy Android games than on a tablet. The larger screen allows for more precise navigation and sensitivity.
Flick Soccer is a great soccer game that updates annually and has solid graphics. It’s perfect for those who want to challenge their aim and decision-making skills.
Titan Quest takes what people love about Blizzard’s Diablo action RPG and adds ancient mythology. It’s a huge game that gets regularly updated.
The Room: Old Sins
Enter the fourth installment of The Room series and get lost in a world where tactile exploration meets challenging puzzles and a captivating story. The sudden disappearance of an ambitious engineer and his high-society wife sparks the hunt for a precious artifact, bringing you to their home where a huge dollhouse awaits your exploration.
While this game may not have the freshness of the first two, it offers a great experience for both newcomers and fans of the franchise. Its gothic stylings and manipulable contraptions continue to give gamers a thrill as they poke, pull and twist every little thing that can be touched.
The Room: Old Sins also brings back the awesome progressive hints system that makes it almost impossible to get truly stuck in any part of the game. It will give you a very vague hint that pushes you slightly in the right direction, and then more details as time passes.
Baldur’s Gate II
Baldur’s Gate II takes the classic dungeon crawler formula and cranks it up to eleven. The Enhanced Edition runs on an updated version of the Infinity Engine that’s been tweaked by modders over the years. That’s good news for die-hard fans who want to experience the game with a handful of additional companions, extra quests and a new difficulty mode that ranges from breezy story mode through to an unforgiving Legacy of Bhaal challenge.
This is a grand, sprawling adventure filled with memorable characters, a huge world and chess-like battles against a dizzying array of beholders, drows and mindflayers. Its ambitious plot and sprawling locations (including the fantastic city of Athkatla) make it one of the most memorable and impressive games to ever use sprites and tile sets. Its accomplished writing and characterisation still resonate. Its themes are emo, full of loss, harm and self-doubt, but its world feels real.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Four years after the events of Dracula X (Castlevania: Dracula X in US release) Richter Belmont mysteriously vanishes and you must set out to find him. With some of the best 2D graphics to ever hit the PlayStation, this game is a treat for the eyes. From the eerily graceful way Alucard runs, to the boss fights that stretch the designers creative muscles, SOTN is a 2D marvel.
Its one of two games that helped coin the term Metroidvania, a genre of gameplay you can now see in titles like Hollow Knight and Guacamelee. Its still held in high regard and is a must play for any Castlevania fan.
A mobile port of the game has been released that retains the story and gameplay without any shenanigans that you might expect from a mobile title (like microtransactions). This version of the game is optimized for tablet and smartphone screens and doesn’t have any of the jankiness that many mobile ports suffer from.
Blast through a stylish neon landscape in this story-driven racing game. Developed by Dan Vogt, a veteran of the games industry who helped found Halfbrick Studios (Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride), Data Wing looks like a simple arcade game but offers a surprising amount of depth.
You play as a DATA WING, a critical component of the computer system who follows its creator, Mother, without question. But when the system comes under attack and she becomes irrational, you must act.
The game’s minimal world comprises top-down racing circuits where you speed along, grinding your craft’s tail against track edges for boosts. It’s a great combination of skill-based challenge and story that’s further enhanced by the fact that you don’t need to spend any money to unlock levels. And the vaporwave soundtrack is just as classy as everything else. A real treat. Freeware from developer Dan Vogt.
A stripped-down version of the racing game that wowed gamers when it first hit last-gen consoles, GRID Autosport is still a great way to spend some time behind the wheel. It does away with most of the career mode nonsense, obtrusive style-heavy menus and convoluted storyline that plagued Codemasters’ previous titles and instead places the emphasis firmly on the racing itself.
The racing here is incredibly impressive. The circuits look spectacular and the handling is near-perfect. Its only real drawback is that it lacks the personality of its predecessors. The career mode is a shadow of its former self, with little more than a series of races that have a set number of sponsors and teams that you can lightly order around.
Despite this, GRID Autosport is one of the best tablet racing games available and a must-have for fans of the genre. Its only downside is that it doesn’t have online or local split-screen racing, which is a shame considering how good it looks on the platform.
Dragon Ball Legends
Bringing the anime’s iconic characters to mobile, Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball Legends is one of the most visually-pleasing fighting games available on any platform. With a freemium system of summoning heroes and upgrading them with upgrade cards, it offers a lot to do, including pitting you against rivals in live PVP matches of similar power levels.
The game’s real-time combat is a delight, with proper dodge and warp mechanics that make for an action-packed fight. This is enhanced by a roster that contains characters from across the DBZ, DBGT and DBS timelines. New additions are made regularly, and Akira Toriyama himself designs new transformations for his creations.
Although some elements of the game may prove frustrating – the swamp of menus and obtuse jargon are just two examples – it offers enough depth to warrant hours of play. The best way to improve your team is through a careful use of bench units (those not used in battles), which can boost the strength of Saiyans or offer key enemy advantages, like Second Form Frieza’s two-timer count lock-in.