In terms of the gameplay itself, Pokémon Tower Defense 2 feels relatively similar to its predecessor, since battles are still fought in the classic tower-defense style with Pokémon as the towers. You enter into both wild and trainer battles against multiple and single Pokémon equipped with a team of six active Pokémon that can be chosen from a potentially infinite number of Pokémon that you have captured beforehand.
There are very few games out there with the ability to create as much suspense, anticipation, and confusion in one sitting as the nail-biting The House 2. Not since the well-known fright-fest of FEAR for the PC has there been such a chilling flash-based title that unsettles the nerves and instils extreme paranoia for days afterwards. The original game was a great success, and now The House 2 has us back exploring a poorly-lit house that was once the setting for an horrific series of suicides, overturning photographs, peering into rooms, and exploring the surroundings in order to piece together the horrible happenings of the past that have some terrifying manifestations in the present.
There was a time when you could step onto the fictional football field in your favourite sports simulation game without having to worry about the problem of outside interference: the bad weather, the swathes of furiously-shouting fans hurling sharply-worded verbal abuse in your direction, the walking undead advancing slowly but menacingly towards your position for the sole purpose of turning you into a light afternoon snack. Yes, you read that section of the sentence correctly.
If you plucked an average Roman gladiator out of B.C times and gave him a tour around the earth today, he would likely be physically repulsed and hugely disappointed with the way that humans have turned out. You've got people doing Crossfit in an attempt to pass it off as 'real' exercise, millions of football fans convinced that the game they love is actually a sport (oh, you can pass a ball and fake injuries? How cute), and one look at the music industry would likely cause him to commit suicide right there and then.
Most of us have played distance-based running games in the past, but it is unlikely that anyone will have come across a game as absurd as Robot Unicorn Attack. With the aim to reach a large of a distance as possible whilst running across rapidly-changing terrain that approaches very quickly, Robot Unicorn Attack is an extremely addictive and entertaining title, and probably the only flash game to have Erasure playing over the top of everything.
Some games are more established than others, however, and the addictive simplicity of Learn to Fly speaks volumes about developer Light Bringer and their ability to create a launch game that is both instantly accessible for new players, but challenging enough not to have players walking away after just five minutes. The game focuses on a single, dejected penguin that has been surfing the internet only to stumble upon an the accusation that his species is actually flightless. No matter how factually accurate this statement may be, this penguin simply isn’t happy with this and is determined to prove the internet wrong by allowing you to launch him into the distance time and time again.
Vehicle safety is no concern in this game, since your truck is basically indestructible and is designed to simply destroy everything in its path, allowing you to bounce from building to building and from vehicle to vehicle, causing thousands of dollars worth of irreparable damage along the way and collecting a share of the damage amount in order to spend on upgrades. It's a launch game as launch games should be, and it's more addictive than your average title of this genre as well.
Whether you are a fan of Jaws or have the desire to watch a city burn to the ground as a result of a shark, then you might want to consider having a go at Miami Shark, a highly-destructive shark attack game from Mausland.
If you happened to spend hours playing classic artillery-based strategy gam Worms when you were younger, there are very few games these days that can match that sort of fun. One of the very few that definitely has the potential to invoke some warm memories of Worms is Shell Shock Live 2, the sequel to an original that brought artillery-style gaming to the free-to-play online sphere of gaming. Though the idea of playing a game that is essentially 2D involving firing repeatedly at enemies doesn’t exactly sound original or enthralling on paper, giving Shell Shock Live 2 a chance will soon demonstrate that it is an experience far superior than any description about it can possibly hope to convey.
See which mobile games we think are the big 5 of 2014. There were so many to choose from so it was a tough call but we think we picked a fairly decent bunch to have a go at.
An auction card game where players compete as mad scientists trying to bring a monster to life.