The biggest game news for August has to be the July 29 release of Gigantic X for Android. As you’ll recall, this top-down sci-fi shooter was promised for release several months ago. Well, the wait is over. This is a great summertime treat for all shooter fans.
During gameplay, you’ll battle alien parasites throughout the galaxy while searching for all of the loot that you can unlock for upgrading your weapons. As a special bonus, there is a cooperative player mode which enables you to get your friends to help you purge all of these pesky parasites. As an added bonus, the developers have added a series of special launch-day rewards that players can win. So gear up at Google Play.
Be aware that if you want to play Gigantic X on an Android tablet without a WiFi connection, you’ll be disappointed unless you can jack into the net during game play. Unfortunately, the game’s developer, Action Square, requires the download/installation of an 40-100MB app patch prior to starting the game–every time! Arrgh! Why, Action Square, why?
Free Africa! OK, so shoot-em-ups aren’t your bag. Well, if an addictive strategy premise is more your game style, then you’ll absolutely love what developer Łukasz Jakowski has done with Age of Civilizations: Africa.
This time-honored, turn-based strategy game still has the same game goal: total continental domination of Africa. In your attempt to conquer Africa, you must cope with 235 civilizations coupled with 436 provinces that are all wrapped up inside five game scenarios. The terrific twist for this summer is that Age of Civilizations: Africa is now FREE! Okay, so this title has been a free download for several months, but what better way to battle the summer heat than sitting in the air conditioning, trying to conquer one of the world’s hottest continents?
Save $5 Another popular game dev that is giving you a treat to beat the heat is Light Wave Games, the same crew that brought you Strike Team Hydra, with their title Demon’s Rise 2. This formerly $5.99 Android app is now on sale for just $0.99. Before you plunk down your USD, remember that this is a game with a twist. And that twist is that in this role-playing game you are a commander for the dark forces of beasts, barbarians, and of course, demons. Your talent at wielding hellfire will help you to scorch all of the civilized worlds that populate this game. No more Mister Nice Guy, indeed.
Cool Games for a Hot Summer
Majotori (Now FREE) Venus Eleven Traitors Empire Card DOOM & DOOM II (Now $4.99 each on Google Play.)