Best of 2013

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Welcome to T. Fergason's "Golden Coil" awards, where I recognize the best Android games released during 2013.

Apps inside
100% apps reviewed
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us

    Injustice: Gods Among Us

    Warner Bros. International Enterprises

    2255542 ratings

    GAME OF THE YEAR 2013. - Console quality graphics - Simple and intuitive controls - Simple and addictive gameplay - Free to play - No annoying ads

  • Dead Effect

    Dead Effect

    BadFly Interactive, a.s.

    226861 ratings

    Best FPS game 2013 Amazing graphics, tight gameplay, and atmosphere that rivals AAA console titles. The definitive FPS Android game of 2013.

  • Despicable Me Despicable Me

    Despicable Me


    9248783 ratings

    Best endless runner game 2013. Endless runner games are extremely popular for tablets and smartphones because they are perfect for casual gamers. Despicable Me beats out the competition with its console-quality graphics, and whimsical style that...




    304605 ratings

    Best tap-and-swipe fighting game 2013. Infinity Blade brought us the "tap and swipe" fighting genre, and they are very popular, but largely forgettable. Dragon Slayer breaks the mold with over-the-top battles, and gorgeous console-quality graphics.

  • Hero Forge Hero Forge

    Hero Forge

    Clapfoot Inc.

    11902 ratings

    Best puzzle game 2013. Puzzle games are everywhere, but Hero Forge mixes fantasy, fighting, and multiplayer elements into what would otherwise be a generic 3D matching game. All puzzle fans will enjoy this, especially competitive ones.

  • Middle Manager of Justice

    Middle Manager of Justice

    Double Fine Productions

    21099 ratings

    Best simulation game 2013. Diner Dash and other simulation games let you live the life of a minimum-wage employee. Why would you want to do that when you can manage your own team of super heroes?

  • ReKillers : Zombie Defense

    ReKillers : Zombie Defense

    Fossil Software

    11716 ratings

    Best defense game 2013. ReKillers is a great concept that lives up to its potential. Defend a house from a zombie attack by defending windows and other entrances. It's far more realistic than traditional "tower defense" games, and teaches you...

  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing


    3744 ratings

    Best racing game 2013. Mario Kart will always be a classic, but since Nintendo refuses to release it's library of games on Android, it's up to Sega to fill the void. The game is only a few dollars, and it's worth every penny.



    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

    4595 ratings

    Best console port 2013. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest (if not the greatest) fighting game of all time. You owe it to yourself to own this Dreamcast classic on your tablet or smartphone.