The Ants is a strategy and resource management game where you’re appointed as the ruler of your own tiny kingdom, which you need to build and expand as far as you can to obtain insect dominance. The depth to this unique title and its great production value make this an easy contender for our best Android games.
I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but it’s still somewhat rare that I encounter a game that instantly makes me feel like I’m way out of my depth. And yet here I stand with The Ants: Underground Kingdom, trying to build up an ant colony and feeling like an absolute newb in the process.
Your colony revolves around your queen, of course, and you need to mobilize workers and soldiers to your advantage. The game’s tutorial does a decent job of holding your hand through the first few chapters to ensure you get the gameplay before eventually setting you loose on your Formicidae foes.
Building up your colony involves digging out tunnels and filling those spaces with (mostly) realistic resources like leaves, fungi, water, sand, and food stores. I particularly liked this aspect of the game, as I appreciated the grounded approach to what it would actually take to maintain a massive ant colony. Over time you can start to amass multiple copies of resources and begin to organize them within your colony to your liking. This facet of the game really reminded me of Stardew Valley, in a good way.
The intricacy of the game is quite striking and it’s clear that the developers put a lot of thought into making sure experiences feel real. It’s a small thing to get so much enjoyment out of, but I loved the full-screen portraits that the game gives showcasing special new ants when you obtain them. They look especially lovely if you’ve got a killer phone in hand. The variety of ants and the effort put into making them look like their real-world counterparts was a welcome surprise.
On top of expanding your colony, you’ll also need to defend it from encroaching rivals. These can come in the form of other invading insects, spiders, and even scorpions later down the line. You’ll need to start building up your army and amassing special ants to do some heavy hitting for you to defend your minuscule kingdom or risk losing it all to invaders.
The News Highlights
- In The Ants: Underground Kingdom for Android, you can establish a colony and defeat small adversaries
- Check the latest update on Gaming news
For Latest News Follow us on Google News
- Show all
- Trending News
- Popular By week