New year, new list of top apps. Unlike what happens on traditional consoles, there’s not really any particular time when more games are released for Android. Any time of the year is a good time to expect to see new games, even in January. And this month is no different, giving us a great selection of titles to choose from for our pick of the top 10 games released so far in 2019. 

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Ragnarok M: Eternal Love

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The agonizing soft-launch of Ragnarok M has kept us on the edge of our seats as it was released progressively on an international level. The servers have finally been opened to players in the west, and with them, the possibility to recall one of the most iconic MMOs of the beginning of the century. In this new version, it brings back both the philosophy as well as the visuals of the second installment — pretty hats, morbid slime, and colors everywhere you look. [Download]

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King Crusher

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Those who associate the quality of a game’s graphics with its ability to entertain or the intelligence of its concept, have no idea about videogames. King Crusher offers us super pixelated graphics, but this RPG from Ankama Games stands out beyond its visuals thanks to its fun grid-based battle system and non-lineal advancement that’s absolutely perfect for playing on mobile devices. [Download]

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Cyber Hunter

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Each month we get a new promising app that presents itself as a sort of second coming that will put an end to the reign of Fornite and PUBG Mobile. We don’t know if Cyber Hunter will finally be the one to do so, but it certainly has earned its place as one of the best Battle Royales that you can find on Android at the moment. 100 players on an island where only one can be left standing. Futuristic weapons, vehicles, and the possibility to build defensive structures. Nothing we haven’t seen before, but it’s definitely well executed. [Download]

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Disney Epic Quest

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Given that Disney already encompasses the immense majority of entertainment sources, it’s normal that they’d take advantage of this monopoly by combining some of the brands they already have. Following in the footsteps of the recent Kingdom Hearts 3, Disney Epic Quest offers an unlikely reunion of heroes including Jack Sparrow, Mickey Mouse, and Wreck-It Ralph. It’s an action RPG in real time where you have to save the world from a virus attack. Even if it means fighting your way to freedom. [Download]

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Revolve8

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SEGA’s maneuvering is commendable to say the least. They’ve put together an A-team of people like Koji Igarashi (producer of the Castlevania saga in Konami) and pulled off a MOBA along the same lines as Clash Royale featuring fantasy characters like Cinderella and Snow White. Its great designs and graphics the company is known for, along with the depth of its proposal (a single player in an Android MOBA?), make this game diamond in the rough. [Download]

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Rangers of Oblivion

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Although some titles based on the Monster Hunter saga already existed for Android (official or not), none of them have been able to successfully bring the experience to the mobile world as well as Rangers of Oblivion has. Although restricted on a concept level as a Free-to-Play MMORPG, the mechanics take a lot of inspiration from the Capcom titles, having you face gigantic monsters and craft materials to get better equipment. And the graphics are worthy of their own monument. [Download]

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Throwing Squad

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With all the real-time strategy games that exist on Android, it can be hard to innovate. In certain ways, Throwing Squad is reminiscent of Nintendo gems like Pikmin or The Wonderful 101. You don’t control a single character, but instead a small crowd whose attacks are based on their capacity to launch any element in the setting at the enemies. It’s as simple and fun as it sounds. [Download]

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El Chronicle

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Here’s a small gem that still hasn’t reached the west yet, but recently released a new version in English that can be played without any geographic restrictions. The adorable 3D graphics look like they were taken out of some big modern RPG for handheld consoles. Real-time combats, multiple characters to select, and endless missions to complete are what this game has to offer. [Download]

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MIXMSTR – Be the DJ

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The hardest thing about being a good DJ isn’t creating good mixes, but knowing what songs to play for the crowd in front of you. This is the idea that MIXMSTR is based on. Through a simple minigame, it has you playing songs associated to a color in order to please the club-goers who are dancing in front of you, who are also dressed with a specific color code. Originality is the valued more and more in this saturated market, and this game game definitely has what it takes to stand out from the crowd. [Download]

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Langrisser Mobile

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Fans of JRPGs with turn-based strategy will surely be familiar with the saga Langrisser given its long career on consoles, spanning over two decades. This adaptation is true to its roots: turn-based combats in settings divided into boxes where you move little squadrons of soldiers that, when they run into rivals, automatically show the status of the conflict. [Download]

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