Best of October 2013

The warm summers may have gone away bringing in chilly winds and falling leaves, but the Android Play Store has seen nothing but sizzling hot game releases this October.

We reviewed some super hot games like Clash of Clans, Real Steel World Robot Boxing, Where’s My Water 2Plants vs Zombies 2 and Final Fantasy V but there were plenty more from almost every conceivable type of game genre. We’ve rounded up our list of the best games of October 2013.

Check ‘em out and tell us which of your favorite games scored a place on our list.

25. Mystery Castle HD – Episode 1

Join Monty the wizard on his first adventure, as he explores a fortress deep inside a mountain, that is under siege by one of the evil Monster Barons.

24. Dead Effect

A forgettable zombie shooter that isn't worth your time. - Abhimanyu Ghoshal

You are an elite member of the Unit 13. Fight for your life in a SCI-FI FPS game that will send chills down your spine.

Dead Effect

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23. I, Gladiator

I, Gladiator offers an almost too real experience of a bloody gladiatorial combat. This is not a simple hack & slash game.

22. Pocket Trains

NimbleBit's classic style continues to entertain in this rail-riding installment of their management-style simulation series. - David Oxford

From the creators of Pocket Planes comes Pocket Trains! Manage and grow multiple railroads by hauling important cargo around the world.

21. Wagon Trail Beta

Your wagon trail has broken down! You have become stranded in a canyon for the winter with a motley crew of strangers. Will you build a tranquil ranch, or found a prosperous mining town?

20. Transport Tycoon

Transport Tycoon for Android is a port of the original PC hit, featuring dozens of scenarios to build your shipping empire. - Jason Stengren

Take control of your own fledgling transport company, and use your engineering skill and business acumen to keep cargo and passengers moving – and keep the money rolling in!

19. Wraithborne

Wraithborne is an action/RPG that uses the Unreal Engine to deliver a short but fluid melee combat experience. - Jason Stengren

When magic returned to the world, everything changed in an instant. All that remains of the past are the crumbling ruins of the fallen Age of Humanity. The old legends – wraiths, goblins and werewolves – stalk the lands.

18. Sir! I’d Like To Report a Bug!

Sir! I’d Like to Report a Bug! has some good ideas, but poor controls squash the experience. - Nadia Oxford

After some new prototype tech goes screwy and causes bugs to escape into the world only one man can save the day.

17. Pinball Rocks HD

A solid video game pinball experience which is primarily tainted by its inclusion of full-screen pop-up ads in-game. - David Oxford

You asked for more ROCK, and we’re giving it to you! Pinball Rocks HD is now available on Android for the first time!

16. Call of Duty: Strike Team

Call of Duty: Strike Team is more than you'd expect in a mobile Call of Duty iteration but still has some control issues. - Robert Clark

Call of Duty®: Strike Team delivers an all-new, first-person and third-person Call of Duty® experience built from the ground up for mobile and tablet devices.

15. Strategy & Tactics:USSR vs USA

USSR vs USA is an add-on for Strategy & Tactics: World War II. The Generals, having gone through the trials of the recent war, now lead armies on the battlefields of an alternate reality.

14. Robo & Bobo

Inside a vast robot factory scientists are testing a robot’s love for his teddy bear to the limits…

13. ARC Squadron: Redux

With awesome game-play, destroying space enemies couldn't get any more fun! - Dean Sherwin

An evil race known as the Guardians is taking over the universe, ravaging planets, and killing all peaceful life forms. You are the galaxy’s only hope for salvation.

12. The Adventures of Mosaika

The Adventures of Mosaika calls on the player to have a sharp brain rather than sharp reflexes. It's a well-polished adventure title that should suit fans of the genre as well as newcomers. - Nadia Oxford

The strange feeling you had all day followed you to bed that night. A sudden crash from the next room wakes you from dreams of magical lands, and sets your heart racing in your chest.

11. Combat Monsters

Combat Monsters are not your everyday monsters. They will follow your commands to vanquish the enemy… or die a fiery death!

10. Kingdom Tactics

Assemble an army of diverse characters, dragons, and Heroes to rebuild the defeated kingdom and restore peace throughout the continent!

9. Pocket Harvest

Pocket Harvest: A Kairosoft classic that brings the joys of retro farming to life, but nothing more. - Adeline Gear

Leave the rat race behind and reap the joys of life on your very own farm in Pocket Harvest!

8. Mechs vs Aliens

Under attack by alien monsters! All the world’s nations are united in the Planetary Council to defend the world against enormous alien aggressors.


Back to basics. Just what the RPG doctor ordered. - Nadia Oxford

If you’ve been pining for your boxed-up SNES RPG collection, Final Fantasy V will scratch your itch for retro fun. The price tag may scare you initially, but there’s enough content to justify the price. Besides, we used to pay close to a hundred dollars for these games back in the ‘90s.

6. Where’s My Water? 2

After numerous spin-offs, what can one expect from an actual, genuine sequel to the original Where's My Water? game? Will it be good while still feeling iterative, just as in each of Swampy's fellow Where's My...? stars? Or does Disney find a way to raise the bar? - David Oxford

The sequel to the most addicting physics-based puzzler from Disney has finally arrived. Where’s My Water? 2 launches with three brand new locations including the Sewer, the Soap Factory, the Beach.


When Tim Burr’s family disappeared and his house spontaneously burst into flames he thought his day was as about bad as it could get.

4. Plants vs Zombies 2

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is the most addictive tower defense game you will play this year. - Mihir Patkar

Plants vs. Zombies 2 has a silly storyline where you have to travel in time. Your neighbour, Crazy Dave, wants to eat the perfect taco and so he has called upon the services of a sentient time machine named Penny. The banter between the two swings between boring and silly fun, but it’s not going to get in the middle of your gameplay, which is the crux of the matter.

3. Real Steel World Robot Boxing

Real Steel Robot Boxing has all the right stuff to be a top notch game but IAPs ruin the experience big time. - Robert Clark

Real Steel World Robot Boxing packs bigger punches, harder-hitting battles, and double the action of its predecessor Reel Steal with better graphics, brand new robots, more modes and head-to-head multiplayer.

2. Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans is a great game made mediocre by its strangulating IAPs. All pay and no play makes this one a major disappointment. - Adeline Gear

Lead your clan to victory! Clash of Clans is an epic combat strategy game. Build your village, train your troops and battle with thousands of other players online!

1. Dead Trigger 2

One of the most polished and fun shooters ever to grace the Play Store. - Abhimanyu Ghoshal

DT2 starts in the US, and sees you taking out walkers to live another day — it’s all typical zombie FPS fare, but it looks a lot prettier than you’d expect. The graphics in this game are vibrant and detailed, with an energetic palette aided by superb animations, lighting and visual effects (particularly if you have the pleasure of rocking a TEGRA 3/TEGRA 4 device). You’ll encounter a variety of environments, including a library, a satellite communication center, city streets, rooftops and even settlements in Africa — all beautifully rendered and laid out for maximum bloodshed.

User Reviews

A perfect FPS

Great UI, HUD, high-quality graphics, fast-paced gunplay, massive zombie carnage action and a solid AI brings so much fun and makes this game my favorite FPS! It does have a bit irritating IAP and pricey…

Posted by JustMe 11 years ago

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