There are lots of articles with the best Android games on the web, so what makes ours different? Well, to begin with, we have included not only the most recent trend titles, but also our favorite games of all time.
1. PUBG Mobile (free)
Does PUBG Mobile really need an introduction? The successful royale battle game launched in 2017 is now available in mobile form for iOS and Android players. Unlike the PC and the console variant that will cost you £ 26.99, the mobile variant is free to play with a lot of IAP, although these are limited exclusively to the aesthetic.
But while some assume that the experience is poor on a mobile device, the mobile game F2P really has mechanisms that we would love to see transferred to the main game. In particular, when it is looted, useful weapons are collected and equipped automatically, ideal for those who are not sure of the large number of weapons available in PUBG.
In addition to the great mechanics, the shooter is not as difficult to use as some would imagine. Of course, it has a learning curve, but once you’re used to positioning on-screen controls and the mechanics of movement, you’ll know how to use it easily.
2. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition (free)
We were great fans of Final Fantasy XV in consoles and PC, and we were very surprised by the launch of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition. Not because of the style of the artwork, which we think works incredibly well and looks great on small screens, but because of how well the mobile game reflects the events of the console game.
There are differences; the open world is not as big as in the full game, and some tasks are simpler than the console counterparts, but it works very well on smartphones. The game can be downloaded for free and provides free access to the first chapter, but you will have to pay for each of the nine chapters it contains.
It is worth noting that it is quite demanding in terms of graphics and users may notice an accelerated decline in the battery compared to other mobile games.
3. FRAMED 2 (Payment)
Framed 2 is the sequel to the great success of 2014, Framed. The game reintroduces the comic-style puzzle mechanics that made the first game so popular, and players are tasked with rearranging the comic panels to help your clipped friend navigate each section and escape their armed pursuers.
It is largely trial and error, as it is not always clear how each panel will affect the overall scene, but it is very satisfying when the correct sequence is finally resolved in a particularly challenging sequence. The charming art style also works well in Framed 2, and the intriguing story is exhilarating.
If you like unique puzzle games, it’s worth buying both Framed and Framed 2.
4. Pokémon Go (free)
None of the best lists of Android games is complete without the phenomenon that is Pokémon Go. It is true that it has lost part of its popularity since it debuted, it has more emotion than we have seen in an Android game, since the summer of 2016, but there are still some hard players, and thanks to the continuous updates of Niantic and The. Pokémon Company has managed to keep things pretty fresh.
This is an augmented reality game, loved by anyone who has loved Pokémon (this is most children, and most of the big kids) or anyone who can be absorbed by the latest fashion. It will also attract competitive types, who can try to find the best and most powerful Pokémon.
Pokémon are caught throwing PokéBalls, which can be collected from PokéStops in the nearby area. Pokémon Go really encourages children to get up and walk, even more if they want to incubate eggs, and some of the places they find Pokémon can be fascinating. Pikachu sitting in the bathroom? It is very possible.
A new batch of Pokémon was released recently in the wild, which gave a break to Pokémon Go players who had already captured them all. And now they also come legendary.
5. Minecraft Pocket Edition (Payment)
Another Android game that will appeal to both small and large children is Minecraft Pocket Edition, the mobile version of the Minecraft game that is played on PCs, laptops and consoles. It’s not free, but £ 2.99 is a fair exchange for the hours that will keep you or the kids entertained.
If you’ve never heard of Minecraft, get out from under any rock you hide. Minecraft is a construction simulator with infinite possibilities; If you can think of something, you can build it. So it’s not only fun, it’s also creative and educational.
6. Super Mario Run (free)
If you like games, then you should try Super Mario Run. It is the first Super Mario game for mobile phones launched by Nintendo, and has now reached Android after being an exclusive App Store since December 2016.
Super Mario Run is, as the name implies, a runner game. There is a simple game and simple mechanics, but if you have ever played Super Mario before, you will know exactly what you are doing. You must jump over the gaps and obstacles, collect coins and avoid the enemies while you try to reach the end of the level.
There are three modes, the World Tour is the one you are most likely to recognize. Each world is divided into three conventional levels and then at the level of Bowzer’s castle chief.
Toad Rally is a second way in which you try to beat the performance of other players, while Kingdom Builder allows you to spend your winnings obtained from the other two modes in the creation of your kingdom.
7. The Sims
SIMs Mobile will arrive soon to Android, and it will be INCREDIBLE, much more similar to the game for PC and Mac than ever before.
Until you arrive, you have some SIM options. They are not half as good as what we expect from SIMs Mobile, but they will allow you to obtain the solution for your SIM. Meanwhile, we would recommend The SIMs Freeplay, because if nothing else it will cost a penny.
If you have never played SIMs before, in essence, you can play at being God. You build and decorate houses, personalize characters and experience each stage of their lives and all that that entails. You make the story as you want.
8. Slither.io (free)
If you are an Android fan you will be more than aware of the recent reappearance of Nokia in the market. But more exciting than his new Android phones was the return of his 17-year-old Nokia 3310, improved for life in 2017. It’s a cheap phone, practically unbreakable, but what really excited people was the return of Snake.
If you prefer to keep your Android phone decent, but really want to play Snake, know that Slither.io is a bit like Snake, but much better. It works in the same way, but instead of elusive walls the snakes of other players as your snake gets longer and longer.
9. Crossy Road (free)
Here is another video game that is popular partly because it goes back to our youth. Crossy Road is like Frogger, except you’re not a frog. In fact, you are practically anything but a frog.
The concept is the same: you have to cross the street unscathed, with cars, trucks, boats, animals, dinasours and everything else that could basically end your life doing everything possible to bring you down.
It does not look like much, but it’s one of the most addictive games we’ve played.
10. Layton’s Mysterious Journey (Payment)
Okay, this is by far the most expensive Android game on our list, but Layton’s recently released Mystery Journey will be a sure hit with fans of the Nintendo 3DS puzzle series Professor Layton.
The teacher himself is not the protagonist here, but you interpret his daughter Katrielle Layton in his search to find him in central London. As expected, there are a lot of riddles to complete, with additional mini-games and daily riddles as well.
There are math problems, riddles, word games, optical illusions, sliding block games and more: it’s a great workout for your brain.
11. Jetpack Joyride (free)
Jetpack Joyride is one of our favorite Android games of all time, in phone or tablet. It’s already some years old, but it never tires us.
Interpret Barry Steakfries and ride your jetpack in an endless world collecting coins (with which you can buy new backpacks, clothing and other bonuses), dodging missiles and zappers, and riding vehicles to see how far you can go.
You can ride on the back of a dragon or a bird, defy gravity in a special suit, teleport through the screen, get away on a motorcycle or crush nearby scientists (those poor and innocent scientists) with Lil Stomper. There is also a boat, although it is paid.
The achievements and challenges keep things interesting, whether they involve many scientists who are preparing at high speed, who travel a certain distance without touching the roof or the floor.
12 . Words with friends (free)
Words With Friends is Scrabble has a social element that allows you to play against your friends, random players or the computer. This is aimed primarily at the most competitive among you, offering all kinds of statistics on why you are a Wordsmith legend.
The need to wait for your opponent to make his move makes Words With Friends sometimes boring for impatient guys, and it’s not something you can easily pick up and play whenever you have five free minutes. But finding that murderous seven-letter word on a three-word score makes it worth the wait.
Words With Friends is one of those games that people simply know how to play, so little explanation is needed. And it gives the gray matter a workout, so it gets our vote.
13. Plants vs Zombies 2 (free)
A tower defense game loved by all, there are some versions of Plants vs Zombies to download, but all will keep you equally entertained.
You play multiple levels in multiple worlds, each one concludes with a higher level and each one a slight variation in the same basic theme, but with new zombies to attack and new plants at your disposal.
In essence, you must build an army of plants, with several types that offer a different attack mechanism, either by shooting the peas or exploding in front of the bad guys or simply doing everything possible to prevent them from happening.
14. Dumb Ways to Die 2 (free)
The Dumb Ways to Die series is simple and addictive, with a great work of art and funny characters that look a little like Mr Men. Everyone has a propensity to die, and it is their job to keep them alive.
As you can guess from the title, some of the ways in which these characters almost find their creator are quite silly. For every life that you save, you get 100 points and you pass to the next minigame, with an increasing level of difficulty.
15. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (Payment)
This is a console game for your smartphone (or tablet), and it’s surprisingly easy to play on a touch screen. San Andreas mobile game is full of all the fun things you have to do in console titles, and not just steal cars. You can shoot pistols, fly planes, recruit gang members, almost anything that constitutes bad service.
San Andreas is based on the story of Carl Johnson, who lives in a city plagued by gangs, drugs and corruption. His family and friends have hit bottom, with his mother murdered, his family in pieces and his friends following the wrong path. Framed by homicide, Johnson is forced to take control.
Here there are more than 70 hours of play, which should compensate the money you have to pay to download it.
16. Last day on earth: survival (free)
If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, you’re probably going to love it (although, to be fair, there are also real games like Telltale’s Walking Dead). A free MMORPG zombie shooting game, Last Day on Earth is set in 2027 and sees you doing everything possible to survive as long as possible in a world full of enemies after a deadly plague virus pandemic.
He can perfect his strategy and survival skills, and create increasingly deadly weapons as he traverses abandoned military bases and survivors’ camps in search of new resources. Team up with other players, but be careful who you trust.
17. Asphalt 8: Airborne (free)
No Android game is completed without a suitable runner, and Asphalt 8 is one of the best-known titles. You can drive really sensual cars through 40 tracks that cover everything from the Nevada desert to Tokyo, and perform incredible acrobatics from barrels to 360 degrees jumps.
There are more than 190 cars to compete, including the Lamborghini Veneno, the Bugatti Veyron, the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 911.
18. Hill Climb Racing 2 (free)
It’s another driving game, but a little different from Asphalt.
Hill Climb Racing involves you driving your 4×4 uphill, crossing bridges, going down hills and then going up more hills. Along the way, collect coins to improve your vehicle and fuel, with additional vehicles to unlock.
Drive very slowly and you will run out of gas; Drive too fast and you will inevitably turn the vehicle around and break the poor peasant’s neck. At that point, the game is over and you start over again. Endless fun.
19. War Wings (free)
If you have filled up with riddle games, endless runners, shoot’em ups and racing games, how about a dogfight, old friend?
War Wings of MiniClip allows you to compete against players from all over the world while you throw yourself to the sky to shoot down your enemies or you simply lose yourself doing acrobatics. It is fun.
20. Super Stickman Golf 3 (free)
Now in its third edition, Super Stickman Golf is better than ever and is a must for golf fans with many achievements that can be earned. There are new courses, new enhancers, new game modes and a new way of turning. With 20 fields to play alone or with your friends, Super Stickman Golf 3 really allows you to accelerate.
Set your shooting angle and power and do your best to get a hole in one. You will continue learning until it is natural.
21. Bejeweled Blitz (free)
Bejeweled is a classic puzzle game, but with daily challenges, leaderboards, momentum elements, special gems and more. You get 60 seconds to eliminate as many gems from the board, with additional bonuses to do it at speed or combining more than three gems.
It’s easy to pick up and play whenever you have a free minute, and its simplicity makes for an incredibly addictive hourglass. Integration with Facebook means that you can also compete against your friends.
22. Candy Crush Saga (free)
I would be forgiven for thinking that people had forgotten Candy Crush, which has to be one of the largest and most popular mobile games of all time. Introduced by King in 2012, the developer reportedly earned $ 493 million over a three-month period, with more than 93 million players. But even today, it’s still the second highest-grossing application on Google Play.
Candy Crush Saga is a puzzle of combinations, very similar to Bejeweled Blitz in our previous list. The difference here is that you play through hundreds of levels instead of independent one minute games, each one more complicated than the first. Some are timed, others require that you reach a minimum score, and Candy Crush Saga keeps mixing things to keep you entertained.
The possibility of seeing in what plane of the level map are your Facebook friends is an important impulse, which impels you to improve and advance.
23. Clash of clans – clash of clans (free)
Clash of clans is another old man who has stood the test of time. In essence, you need to build a village that includes all the things required by your tribe at war, such as a town hall, a gold mine and a military camp.
You continue to improve your village and unlock more types of buildings, which eventually allows you to take control of the Clan Castle, improve your barracks and forge allegiances with other players.
That’s when you can start thinking about going into battle, but while the first fights are easy, the difficulty quickly increases. If you want to survive, you will have to continually evolve your attack and defense, and carefully consider your decisions.
24. Bad Piggies (free)
Bad Piggies is a spin-off of Angry Birds, another classic Android game of all time, or should we say franchise games. Instead of focusing on the birds, this game is all about the pigs.
Specifically, it is an addictive and challenging puzzle game, in which a variety of materials are provided and you are asked to build a contraption that will make your pig reach the end of the level.
As expected, there are many obstacles to counteract, and different types of terrain to master. Which means it’s not as easy as it seems, and some of the levels are downright difficult. As a result, you will never leave it aside.