2018 has witnessed the release of many great Android games: PUBG Mobile, Alto’s Odyssey, Asphalt 9: Legends, just to name a few. With the mobile gaming industry developing quickly, we can expect many more titles in the near future. Renowned developers such as Ubisoft, Bethesda, Electronic Arts are all planning their gigs.

Here is a list of the top 10 upcoming Android games worth looking forward to. They include different genres: Action, Adventure, Strategy etc.

1. Command & Conquer: Rivals

Command & Conquer: Rivals is a real-time strategy (RTS) game from Electronic Arts (EA). The gameplay is similar to Clash Royale, except you have constant control of your army. You can build your army how you want, with many things to choose from: Infantry troops, vehicles, commanders etc. The commander is an essential part of the army. Each one has different abilities, and each will impact the battle differently.

Command and Conquer: Rivals Offical Reveal Trailer

In Command & Conquer: Rivals, you begin with a construction vehicle that collects a resource called tiberium, which is then used to build facilities and recruit units. The goal of the game is to build an army to take and hold control of two out of three locations on the map. If you successfully do that for a specific duration, you will launch a devastating missile that wreaks havoc to the enemy base.

The game will be free to play, although you should expect some in-app purchases. You can sign up for Command & Conquer: Rivals on Play Store right now, and get a notification when it comes out.

2. The Elder Scrolls: Blades

RPG fans are probably all-too-familiar with Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls series at this point. In this mobile title, the player will control a member of the Blades, the personal bodyguards of the Emperor, in first person mode. After being exiled, the character returns to his or her hometown only to find it in ruins. Your task, then, is to restore the town to its former glory.

You can rebuild the city in whichever way you want. In the process, you can engage in epic duels with rivals, unlock more abilities, explore dungeons, and discover legendary weapons and armor.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Reveal

From the reveal trailer above, it can be seen that the game is gorgeous. The graphics are close to console level. Every little detail is well-taken care of, which helps creating a beautiful and immersive world.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is expected to come out in late 2018. Similar to Command & Conquer: Rivals, you can sign up on Play Store to get notified upon its release. The game is also free to play, although probably with plenty of in-app purchases.

3. Brawl Stars

Coming from the developer of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, Brawn Stars is a free-to-play team fighting game. Each team will consist of maximum 3 players. Each player will choose a character with different abilities, then two teams will face off against each other in a variety of game modes with different objectives.

Brawl Stars Trailer

There is the Gem Grab mode, in which you have to fight the other team to collect games. The first team to collect and hold on to 10 gems  for an amount of time wins. In Heist mode, each team has a safe, and you need to crack open the other team’s safe while protecting your own. Then there is the Bounty mode, in which you try to take down your opponents to collect stars for your team. As you play more into the game you will unlock more characters. There are also various skins that you can use to customize your characters’ appearance.

Brawl Stars has already come out in certain countries, but currently there is no information on when it will reach the whole world.

4. Project Cars GO

The popular car racing game on PC and consoles is going to get a mobile version under the name Project Cars GO. Similar to its PC and console versions, Project Cars GO features many exotic cars that you can customize to your liking.

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Famous for its realistic racing mechanics, Project Cars has so far sold more than two million copies globally. The mobile version, therefore, is promising. There is no word on its release date yet, but the developer promised that it will be very soon.

5. Assassin’s Creed Rebellion

The name Assassin’s Creed is often associated with action-role playing, but Rebellion adds an element of strategy into the mix. The game is set in Spain, where you control not only one character, but the entire Assassin Brotherhood. You can construct the fortress of the order, create new gears and medicine.

Assassin's Creed Rebellion Teaser

There are more than 40 playable characters in this game, including fan-favorite Ezio. You can train and acquire new perks for these characters, and send them to do missions. These missions are not just on paper either. You can directly take control of the characters and actually play it out. Completing missions will reward you with better equipment, unlock new characters, and more.

The game is currently available in some countries such as New Zealand and the Philippines, but we don’t know when it will come out globally.

6. Oddmar

The protagonist of this action-adventure game is Oddmar, a lazy and selfish Viking. He is tasked with burning down a forest. Failing to do that, his tribe will exile him.

Oddmar follows the standard 2D action-adventure formula where the character moves from the left to the right of the screen, fighting enemies and overcoming obstacles. There are 24 levels in total, and throughout the game Oddmar can find mushrooms that give him special powers, assisting him on his quest.

Oddmar Launch Trailer

The game has already been released on iOS. So far, it has received many positive feedbakcs. The game costs $5 on iOS, and the Android version will probably be the same once it comes out. There is no date specified yet for the Android release however.

7. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a title developed by Pokemon Go developer Niantic Labs in partnership with Warner Bros. Similar to Pokemon Go, this AR game will have players explore the real physical world to find and fight mythical monsters using spells. There is also room for multiplayer cooperation and possibly competition.

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Not much else is revealed about the game, but given the success of Niantic Labs’s games and the fact that Harry Potter is amongst the most popular fantasy in recent memories, this is a game to look forward to. You can sign up on its official website to receive updates of its release.

8. Levelhead

Levelhead is an adventure-platform game whose protagonist is GR-18, an amateur delivery robot. The unique thing about this game is that it allows players to create their own levels and share with others. There are over 60 types of things that you can put into your level, including enemies, paths, secrets, switches, hazards etc. If you don’t like playing alone, you can also join force with up to 3 other players to play or create levels.

Levelhead Announcement Trailer

Levelhead is expected to come out in November on Android, iOS, PC and Nintendo Switch. The game is also cross-platform, meaning levels made on the Android version can be played on PC or iOS, and vice-versa.

9. PayDay: Crime War

PayDay is a popular team-based multiplayer FPS title on PC and consoles. Now, it is coming to Android with PayDay: Crime War. Following the formula of original FPS game Counter Strikes, players will join one of the two teams: The criminals trying to commit wrongdoing, and the SWAT team trying to stop them. There is a variety of maps to play in, with maximum 8 players in each match. Further on in the game, there are more weapons and abilities to unlock as well.

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PayDay’s developer Overkill Software claims that the game is coming soon, though they have not announced a specific date. The closed beta is already available though. You can try it here to get a taste of what the game will be like.

10. F1 Mobile Racing

This free-to-play car racing game from developers Codemasters and Eden Games will have everything from the 2018 F1 championship: The cars, the teams, and the circuits. Of course, one thing players love about racing games beside actually racing is optimizing their vehicles the way they want to. F1 allows them to do just that. With the game’s customization system, you can change many things from the color of your car to different mechanical parts that improves speed or brake sensitivity. Check out the game’s trailer for a visual demonstration of the game.

F1 Mobile Racing Launch Trailer

According to the developer, the game will come out this year. The exact date, however, remains a mystery. The game will launch first on iOS, and then Android soon after.

These are some good upcoming Android games to expect.  Of course, there are still many more that you could try.