9. Dungeon of the Endless
This game seems like it was made for a touch screen. The controls are super simple, but the gameplay is challenging. In this roguelike space explorer, you explore randomly generated sci-fi dungeons building structures that will give you technology and food. It has elements of tower defense as well. Like most roguelikes, the difficulty is try-and-die, but you will find yourself giving the game “one more try” after every playthrough.
8. Dandara: Trials of Fear
We all know that the indie game culture has an unhealthy obsession with metroidvanias. Dandara fits that genre, but it has a twist. Your protagonist cannot move around like Simon Belmont or Samus, but needs to use a grappling hook to get to different platforms. This game uses platform jumping and gravity as its main transportation and puzzle solving mechanic. Dandara is one of the most passed over metroidvanias on the major consoles, but it is definitely worth a try if you have a Google Play Pass.
7. Death Road to Canada
Ah, you can’t have a subscription to video games without a few obligatory zombie games. Luckily, Death Road to Canada combines the quirkiness of an 8-bit adventure with great survival mechanics. Every playthrough you are a new survivor trying to see how much gasoline, food, bullets, and health you can get from undead towns before you die (or reach Canada). The scavenging aspect is a gamble, forcing the player to risk it all for a few supplies or play it safe and skip a town.