With each passing month, it feels as though the Google Play Pass team is turning up the dial on their offerings. The sheer amount of content you receive with a subscription to the service is becoming staggering. It hasn’t always been an entirely exciting selection, but that looks to be changing rapidly. This month, it comes as a surprise that Google tosses us 21 new premium games! Our favorites are The Gardens Between, Lost Echo and The Almost Gone, which we’ve highlighted below. The rest of the games are definitely worth a look as well. Remember, you can play these games on your Chromebook as well as your Android phone, but the experiences that offer landscape support will, of course, be better on a bigger screen. Let us know in the comments below if you decided to subscribe to Play Pass based on this new selection. Happy gaming!
Google’s Play Pass subscription offers you nearly 500 apps and games in an ad free experience for each entry. It even bundles in all of the respective in app purchases at no extra cost for you and five other members of your family for just $4.99 per month. New games are added each month and we’ll do our best to bring those to your attention right here on Gaming Unboxed. You can begin with a free trial and decide whether or not you want to keep it too, so there’s no harm in diving in for a bit as you keep safe at home during the quarantine.
The Gardens Between
The Gardens Between is a single-player adventure-puzzle game about time, memory and friendship.
Best friends Arina and Frendt fall into a series of vibrant, dreamlike island gardens peppered with everyday objects from their childhood. Together they embark on an emotional journey that examines the significance of their friendship: the memories they’ve built, what must be let go, and what should never be left behind.
Lost in a mysterious realm where cause and effect are malleable, the friends find that time flows in all directions. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and reach the apex of each isle. Follow the duo as they unpack and explore their significant moments spent together, lighting up constellations and illuminating threads of a bittersweet narrative.
In the near future Greg’s girlfriend Chloe mysteriously disappears in front of him. He starts a desperate search for her. What happened? Why does no-one else remember her?
Solve puzzles, explore fully 3d environments, interact with numerous characters, solve the mystery and find the truth.
But will the truth be enough?
The Almost Gone
Trapped between life and death, frightened and alone, you must unravel the dark and poignant truth that led to your fate. Dig beneath the beautifully rendered façades and interiors of an ordinary suburban lifestyle to discover a breathtaking tale crafted by an award-winning author.
Piece together this compelling story by revealing objects and memories, decipher these clues and reveal more of the story and its dark secrets. From your own home to eerily deserted streets, beautiful apartment blocks to sinister abandoned hospitals, you must search forensically for clues. Each new reveal takes you closer to the life you once had, to the people and places that surrounded you, in your seemingly carefree childhood. Why are you here? Why are you trapped? Will you ever get home?
More Play Pass Games
The Enchanted Cave 2 – Delve into a strange cave with a seemingly endless supply of treasure, strategically choosing your battles to gather as much treasure as possible!
Holedown – Dig deep underground by shooting balls and breaking blocks, traversing your way to the planet cores. With limited shots per round and some blocks fixed firmly to the wall, thoughtfully strategize and aim for maximum impact. Knock down as many blocks as possible while collecting crystals for upgrades and getting deeper beneath the surface.
Kingdom Rush Origins – Tower Defense Game – Command your elven army and defend mystical lands from sea serpents, evil sorcerers, and wave after wave of gnoll tribesman, all with the help of brand-spankin’ new towers, heroes, and spells to fend off every last baddie.
Cultist Simulator – In this infamous roguelike narrative card game, play as a seeker after unholy mysteries in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories. Become a scholar of the unseen arts. Craft tools and summon spirits. Indoctrinate innocents. Seize your place as the herald of a new age.
7 Days: Mystery Puzzle Interactive Novel Story – Seven Days is a text mystery adventure game enjoyable for all audiences, with uniquely styled illustrations. The game proceeds as a series of chats, and users read through the story as they make important decisions. The choices made determine the route the story takes. Try the new 7 Days! Mystery Puzzle Interactive Novel Story now.
Kingdom Rush Frontiers: Tower Defense Game – Kingdom Rush Frontiers is a whole new level of the furiously fast, enchantingly charming gameplay that made kingdom Rush an award-winning Tower Defense hit.
Defend exotic lands from dragons, man-eating plants, and ghastly denizens of the underworld -all with flashy towers, levels, heroes, and more goodies to help you crush your enemies to a pulp.
Kingdom Rush Vengeance TD – Get ready to jump into action and show the Kingdom who’s the real boss in the best tower defense game 2020! Face empires of mighty enemies. Clash against supreme bosses, unlocking and switching to new towers. Train legendary heroes and get all the achievements using your strategy in this amazing TD game. Kingdom Rush Vengeance will give you hours and hours of gameplay in the best tower defense game available!
Kingdom Rush: Tower Defense Game – The acclaimed action fantasy defense game is now available on Android for Phones and Tablets! Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command! Fight on forests, mountains, and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations! Rain fire upon your enemies, summon reinforcements, command your troops, recruit elven warriors and face legendary monsters on a quest to save the Kingdom from the forces of darkness!
Myth Defense LF – “Myth Defense: Light Forces” has the best elements of tower defense games and also includes such original features as alchemy, random maps, campaign and more.
Myth Defense 2: DF – Popular “tower defense” game is back!
Light Forces repulsed the attack of Dark Forces and passed to the offensive.
Now you fight on the dark side. Restore the balance between Light and Darkness! Build towers and traps using technologies of Orcs, Goblins and Necromancers. Show your tactical skills combining various towers’ effects and using terrain features. Protect the stronghold of the Dark Forces from the onslaught of hostile armies of Light!
MechCom 3 – 3D RTS – MechCom 3 is a real-time strategy game. Set up new bases, collect resources and design your own mechs to crush the enemy. The game keeps everything you like in the previous installments while adding new mechanics and improvements. In XXII century multinational corporations have grown to rival governments of the world. The most powerful of them explore space for valuable resources. Expansion into the Sigma Galaxy has revealed a bounty worthy of executives’ attention. You are a distinguished military commander going to join one of the corporations in a conflict for the Sigma Galaxy.
Heroes: A Grail Quest – Heroes : A Grail Quest is a turn-based strategy game in a fantasy world. The player leads the hero and his army across the world to find the lost artifact and to save the king and his kingdom. You will go on an exciting journey with lots of battles, powerful artifacts, magic and dungeons.
Outsider: After Life – Outsider is an adventure mystery in which you solve brain-teaser puzzles to unravel the story. Humanity disappeared centuries ago. The Escape Initiative—our last-ditch chance to survive—failed. But among the ruins of a mysterious science complex, an accident restores power to a unique android who might be the only one who can save the universe. Journey with HUD-ini through an emotional story, using logic to unravel this maze of varied puzzles in an immersive world brought to life with beautiful, detailed visuals, and an ambient soundtrack.
Great Little War Game – GLWG is the hit 3D turn-based strategy game that everyone’s talking about. With a unique comical style and plenty of laughs and excitement, you’ll keep coming back again and again for “just one more go.”
TRUXTON classic – Enjoy free space war games that were produced by a master of shooting games and that were easy to see in arcade centers as combat aircraft games that were used to attack while avoiding bullets.
Symbol Series: Search and Find – Search and find all symbol series hidden in the puzzle field. You can choose between icon search, word search, number series search and color search. In this free search game, you can choose between three levels of difficulty. Search with or without a stopwatch and measure your best times with your friends and people from all over the world. All puzzles are automatically generated and offer endless possibilities.
This popular game, which is often only available as a word search game, has been completely reinterpreted.
Train your concentration or relax during a short round and find all symbol series in the puzzle.
ZERO GUNNER 2 classic – The masterpiece of a helicopter 3D shooter that rotates and attacks enemies around 360 degrees has been transplanted in the mobile devices now.
Win in the bosses which are transforming to a train, a submarine, a stealth fighter and other enemies dreaming of world domination.