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by Phil Owen

This week, we've had some pretty high profile new titles in AVP Evolution and Temple Run: Oz, but there are also some smaller titles you'll need to take a look at. Who wouldn't want to create solar systems in Infinite or see the new future of tower defense or play a fully involved dungeon crawl? We cover all of that in today's edition of Android Games of the Week.

AVP Evolution ($4.99)AVP Evolution screen shot

Still bummed out by Aliens: Colonial Marines? Well, the solution to your sadness may be here in the form of a new mobile Alien vs. Predator game. In this title from Angry Mob Games, there are two single-player campaigns, one on in which you are a Xenomorph trying to wipe out the Jungle Hunter Predator clan, and one in which you are a member of said Jungle Hunter clan battling the xenos. The campaigns run in parallel, and they are, as you would expect, quite different from each other in terms of gameplay. Fans of both franchises will find a lot to enjoy here. It ultimately feels like a legitimate AVP experience, and it's coming at just the right time to help boost the spirits of sad Aliens fans.


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Infinite ($0.99)

It's a bit difficult to explain exactly what it is you'll be doing in Infinite. Watching videos or someone else playing doesn't really do it justice, but I will do my best to describe it. More or less, your job is to fly around space and craft solar systems. Meanwhile, space is quite the dangerous place, so you have to do your best to prevent natural phenomena like black holes from ripping your stuff apart. It seems simple at first, but it later gets quite complicated and difficult. It's always fun, and, if you let it get its hooks in you, you'll probably become somewhat addicted to the action. Visually, it's not super impressive, but the primitive look of the game serves it well as it allows for a lot of things to happen on-screen at the same time.

Mighty Dungeons ($0.99)

We never really get tired of dungeon crawlers, right? Right. Mighty Dungeons is a dungeon crawler through and through – hence the name – and it comes with a nice point and click interface so you won't need to worry about using a finicky on-screen control stick. Mighty Dungeons really has a lot going on, too, as you've got tons of playable characters to choose from, and it's got an inventory system that would make any modern RPG player proud. This is not the simple pocket experience that we have come to expect from our dungeon crawlers; you're going to spend a lot of your time with this game navigating menus. But we wouldn't have it any other way.

City Conquest (Free)

Some times it seems as if the only non-simulation strategy titles we get on Android are tower defenseCity Conquest screen shotgames. And that's cool to an extent, but after a while they all kind of run together in my mind. City Conquest is, at its heart, tower defense, but it's also something else. Basically, it isn't only tower defense. Whereas in a traditional tower defense game you only can see your own area on the map, in City Conquest you can see the enemy's base as well. And, of course, you can attack it, which initiates a sort of reverse tower defense situation. City Conquest also comes with a real-time online multiplayer mode, which any true strategy fan should be happy with. It's a fully featured strategy title that also manages to go its own way and be unique. That makes it exciting to me.