What are the latest games worth checking out in the Google Play Store?

Updated July 21, 2017: Mine for resources and explore new worlds in A Planet of Mine! Then check out the unique intense action in Knights Fall. After all that frantic action, chill out with Aqueducts.

There are thousands and thousands of games available in the Google Play Store, with more being added every month. With so much content hitting the app store, it can be damn near impossible to keep up with all the latest releases and determine which games are worth your time.

Here at Android Central, we want to help. We'll be using this space to let you know about the latest gaming releases for Android that we think deserve your attention. We'll be checking in and updating this page weekly as new games are released, so refresh often!

A Planet of Mine

It's always a bold decision when a game just cold opens into the game with nary an introduction or explanation of what to do. But that's exactly how A Planet of Mine opens, throwing you right into the opening tutorial that has you controlling a small team of space chickens as you learn how to collect resources on an Earth-like planet.

A Planet of Mine is a new planet-building game that combines exploration, mining, and strategy into a rather addicting game with a beautiful design. Once you've completed the short and intiutive tutorial and learned the basics, you have a couple of ways to play. In Discovery Mode, you have 300 planetary revolutions to build, research, explore, and conquer nearby planets. Then there are Challenges, which task you to reach a goal planet score within limited parameters.

It's challenging, but feels very limited. This is because the developers want you to pay an in-app purchase to unlock the full game including new species to play as and both Unlimited and Builder Modes. Download it and play it for free, and if it really gets its hook on you, you're sure to find value in paying for the full game.

Download: A Planet of Mine (Free)

Knights Fall

Knights Fall features some of the most frantic action I've ever seen in an Android game. it's a pretty unique game, best described as an action puzzle game if you mixed Peggle with Lord of the Rings. That may sound bizarre, but stick with me here.

Instead of launching balls, you launch soldiers, who bounce around and cause damage to enemy troops. You control the launch power on the right side of the screen which helps you aim your soldiers where they need to go.

There controls are easy and the game itself is challenging, with over 120 stages available in the main campaign. There's also Defense Mode and Score Challenge Mode to keep you occupied. Above all else, it packed with action and cool graphics. If you've ever looked for a game that mixes fantasy elements with pinball gameplay, this is the game you've been waiting for.

Download: Knights Fall (Free)

Aqueducts

Aqueducts were used for centuries to help distribute water overland for purposes of irrigation. In 2017, Aqueducts is a cool new game for Android. Remember that game Pipe Dream from the 90s? Aqueducts is like a chilled out version of that classic PC game with a puzzle twist to it and gorgeous graphics.

The controls are intuitive: simply tap a piece to spin it until it's positioned right to let the water keep flowing to the end pipe — but keep an eye on the number of remaining turns or the water level. The free game offers three worlds with a total of 18 levels to play, and then the developers ask you to pay what you want to unlock the full game. It's an unexpected move and just makes you love the game that much more.

Check out Aqueducts for free and maybe throw the developers a couple of bucks when you're ready for the extra content!

Download: Aquaducts (Free)