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2013's must-have games

Loie Favre

The Google Play Store just released their most popular games of 2013 and we decided to do the same. Here are our picks for the best games that you can get for Android. For anyone with a new smartphone or tablet Christmas present, these are definitely ones you want to try out.

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Our top apps of 2013 © Google Play

Clash of Clans

A huge iOS classic, Clash of Clans for Android was first launched in the Google Play Store in October. The game combines strategy and multiplayer combat and ensures hours of gaming fun thanks to the riveting graphics and zealous quests. Clash of Clans is certainly one of 2013’s shining stars. Your New Year’s resolution? Constructing and developing the best Clash of Clans village there ever was!

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Plant vs Zombies 2

After the first success of Plants vs Zombies, the game where plants combat hordes of zombies, PopCap (bought by EA) reinvented the game with Plants vs Zombies 2. Your challenge: protect your house from incoming flesh-eating ghouls as they slowly advance. How? By planting an array of various plants, each with a different 'skill': create sunshine, shoot, catapult, explode...If that wasn’t exciting enough, you are whisked back in time to combat zombies from different epochs, like Ancient Egypt, Pirates, and the Far West. This game is nuts, but undeniably addicting.

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This game isn’t just for football/soccer fans, but has managed to enthrall even those who don’t consider this their favorite sport. FIFA was first invented for PC and consoles, but has now made its way to smartphones and tablets in the most awesome way. You have 33 leagues, 600 teams and 16,000 players to choose from in order to create your dream team and try to become the FIFA 2014 champions. The game has been optimized for tablets and offers breathtaking graphics.

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Despicable Me

If you love the movie Despicable Me, you’re going to go ballistic for the Android game that follows Gru and the little minions in their mischief. The levels and challenges vary all the time, so boredom is not a factor here. The application will sometimes deliver temporary updates which will decorate Gru’s street in various ways and offer special missions, like we saw with the Halloween edition. Will there be a Christmas version? Boys and girls, I think there is!

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Pet Rescue Saga

Here’s another masterpiece from the creators of Candy Crush Saga that many of you know all too well (yes I’m looking at you person who landed in rehab after playing it too much). In this game, instead of candies, you need to match colored cubes in order to make them fall and all of this to save poor animals that have been captured. This is an addicting game just like Candy Crush and offers a ton of brightly-colored and varying levels. You can also sign up using your Facebook account and share your success.

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Other amazing games:

The following games didn’t make the cut for the top 5, nevertheless it doesn’t take away from their immense popularity. If your favorite game isn’t here, don’t hesitate to let us know what we’ve missed in the comments below.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

The new version of this well-known game was created by Gameloft and is free! Here you'll discover brand-new car models, 9 exotic destinations with tons of hidden shortcuts, a multiplayer mode and all of this with the game’s own unique music and excellently designed graphics: it truly is a pleasure to play this on a tablet. Asphalt 8 has gained a nice following of Android fans and perhaps you’ll join them too.

Real Racing 3

Here’s another highly popular racing game and the main adversary to Asphalt 8: Real Racing 3. The new version of the app has also expanded their garage of vehicles and now includes over 900 events to test your derby skills. There are also time trials, championship cups, challenges and endurance races.

Deer Hunter 2014

Amateurs of hunting have a new favorite this year. Among the various hunting games for Android that we think are awesome, Deer Hunter is the best. The game takes you on a world tour, equips you with different weapons and sets you on the chase for all walks of life. If you don’t practice hunting in real life due to moral reasons, rest assured that no animals are harmed in the playing of this game.

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star

The game from LucasArts has received much acclaim and it seems that any game that includes the Star Wars name always winds up in first place on the podium. Unlike the movies, here you will find yourself on the Dark Side, hand-in-hand with none other than Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. The game offers cute 8-bit graphics and is a lot of fun.

Talking Tom Cat 2 Free

Though the years of Tamagotchis are long gone, their success has crossed over to Android. One of the apps that has become extremely popular in this genre is Talking Tom Cat. Now with the second edition out in Google Play, there is no stopping this regrettable trend. In this game, you need to love, feed the cat and don’t forget about cleaning out the litter box. The game is actually quite funny and contains many mini-games and bonuses to keep you hooked.

Have you tried any of these? Which were your favorite apps from this past year?