Gameloft first demonstrated what they could do on Android with their hit racer Asphalt 5 and now the company is back with a full stable of 3D games. Android fans can now enjoy envy 10 new titles, which many iPhone/iPod users might recognize.
In order to play any of these new games, customers will have to purchase them from Gameloft’s smartphone site. Only Asphalt 5 is located on Google’s Android Market, but we expect the others will eventually show up.
Buyers should beware because several users have reported problems when trying to download and install the games. Gameloft will offer users a refund, but expect to run into some issues. It sounds like Real Soccer 2010, Let’s Golf!, Modern Combat, and Asphalt 5 are the only titles working. The list of non-working games includes Assassin’s Creed, NOVA, Hero of Sparta, Dungeon Hunter, HAWX, and Gangstar.
If you try out any of the games, let us know which ones work and we will update our post with a list of issues.
Potential buyers should also know that many of these games are iPhone ports originally designed to work with a PowerVR graphics processor. This means that they will play better on the Droid (which also uses PowerVR) versus any of the Snapdragon phones (Nexus, Incredible, EVO) that have not been optimized. Users who own first generation Android devices should avoid these games.
New Gameloft titles include:
- Modern Combat: Sandstorm
- Let’s Golf!
- Hero of Sparta
- Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X
- Real Soccer 2010
- Dungeon Hunter
- Asphalt 5
- Ganstar: West Coast Hustle
- Assassin’s Creed – Altair’s Chronicles
- N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance