You know that feeling when you’re asked to describe a game and your mind just blanks? I have been playing Million Onion Hotel for the past couple of months, and I’m still not sure I can answer that question. But that’s half of what makes the game so interesting.
The whole thing is a tribute to the VHS era of horror/slasher films, and it nails the aesthetic in a big way. There are multiple killer skins you can find (or purchase) and the game features some of the silliest killing animations out there. It’s not subtle, but it’s also up-front about that. This is as silly as an overly bloody game can get, and it feels great to play.
Cat Quest is an adorable action RPG from The Gentlebros about saving your sister from an evil sorcerer. Along the way you’ll travel across the land completing quests and fighting a variety of monsters, with witty and cute banter to accompany you.
Card Thief is a card-based stealth game from TiNYTOUCHTALES and Arnold Rauers, the second such game from those developers to appear on our list this year. The first was Miracle Merchant, which we called the No. 16 Android game of 2016, but before that game came out, Card Thief was taking up all of our time.
Love You to Bits is a point-and-click adventure puzzler from Enric Jorda and Alike Studio, developers behind the equally charming classic, Tiny Thief. That game is no longer available due to Rovio removing the game from Google Play, but this newest game was self-published and has found critical acclaim on all platforms.
We have our final batch of games in our 2017 Android game of the year list before we move to single posts for each, featuring Old Man’s Journey, Sidewords and more.
Our top 31 games of 2017 continues with numbers 20-16, featuring big names like FRAMED 2 and Miracle Merchant.