70 best Android Games!! Yes, you read the title right. Neither have you gone crazy nor am I drunk. We are always looking for the best things in life – the best food, best clothes, best gadgets, or best games for someone who needs to escape reality for a while. The first instance goes back to the early 1950s when Josef Kates created the world’s first-ever arcade game Bertie the Brain while Tennis for Two, which rocked the 1960s, is known to be the first game meant for entertainment purposes.
Believe it or not, gaming has become a lifestyle where some known YouTube personalities are making hefty money by streaming live games played by them. Gaming phones have officially entered the market, thanks to ASUS’S ROG Phone. American comedian Hasan Minhaj even covered an entire episode on this growing niche, albeit giving a dark twist to its existence.
Gaming is ingrained in everyone’s life. Even a non-gamer like me has installed a few games to take my mind off this world. So I thought this would be a perfect time to research the best games you can play on your Android phones as most of you are in relaxed, holiday mode and shooting some plants would be fun, I reckon.
This list of Android games mostly contains free games but I myself have played some spectacular games that demand your hard-earned cash. For those who enjoy gaming with their buddies, I have included adequate multiplayer games. The Google Play Store links are embedded into the titles itself so if a game piques your interest, you can just hit the link and start downloading it. Make sure you grab your popcorn to enjoy this long list of the best games on Android right now. Let’s begin!
70 Best Android Games of All Time
The best Android games have been categorized into their respective genres so that you can easily skip to the next one if you dislike a particular genre.
Best Offline Android Games
For times when you don’t have access to Wi-Fi.
1. Alto’s Odyssey
The sequel to the hit Alto’s Adventure expands the loop of endless magic. In Alto’s Odyssey, Alto and his friends join the sandboarding exuberant ride to discover some secrets. You might ask what’s new in the sequel? Well, a variety of things. As Alto, you get to travel and look for long-hidden temples, thrilling while bouncing atop air balloons and riding rock walls. The music will touch your heart so for a full experience, use your headphones. The game is one of the best offline games!
- Easy to play and learn.
- Six unique characters.
- Photo Mode.
2. Crossy Road
Developer Hipster Whale brings a new game that will ingrain gaming qualities in people who hate gaming. Crossy Road features over 150 retro-styled characters that will not only be adored by kids but also by adults. The gameplay is simple – get your characters hoping to cross the road. Each animal will have its own abilities. The game is innovative so you’ll surely make time for it.
- Innovative gameplay
- Over 150 retro-styled characters.
- Endless play.
3. Rayman Adventures
You can trust Ubisoft Entertainment to create games with a unique storyline. Rayman Adventures explores the journey of over 55 characters in search of the Ancient Eggs that have been stolen. In order to find them, you help Rayman and his friends by traversing in 7 different worlds with over 200 levels. The games hone each character’s ability with some gorgeous looking visuals.
- Traverse 7 extraordinary worlds.
- Grow Sacred Tree to unlock new adventures.
- Over 320 unique Incrediballs.
4. Ludo King
Ludo King has been a lifesaver to the timeless boredom. If you don’t know this game or haven’t laid your hands on it, you are missing quite a lot. Developers Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd turned a cliched board game into a full-fledged classic game that has been downloaded by 3,391,262 people. Ludo King can be played without an internet connection, so that’s a win-win. You can play with your friends or use the online multiplayer mode (internet needed for this!) This is the most entertaining, addictive game that will let the time pass.
- Auto move system.
- Game resuming.
- User-friendly UI.
5. Dead Rain 2
Any list would be incomplete without a game whose antagonist is a zombie. Dead Rain 2 has a different approach. Here, you have to stop your body from getting infected with a virus that makes trees grow out of your body. Is it gory? Does it have bloodshed? Sort off but any kid above 10 can play this game. The game has scored (pun intended) gamers’ heart as it’s non-repetitive. The best part about this game is that you control it fully. For those looking for surprises, there are hidden elements in every stage.
- Various stages.
- Hidden elements on each stage.
- Notable graphics.
6. Into the Dead
Into The Dead is a fascinating game. Yes, its plotline revolves around zombies but unlike other games where zombies are the center of a plotline, this game puts the spotlight on you as the one who survived. But for how long, that is the question its developers are asking you. The gameplay is quite powerful. You feel it right down your spine that your life can be cut short anytime by bloodthirsty zombies. This is also known to be one of the best shooting games that you can play offline.
To ensure that you survive this hideous apocalypse, you’ll have to unlock a collection of weapons that do more than kill. This game was such a hit that developers PIKPOK introduced its sequel where you can continue the quest to survive in a world where living humans have become extinct, almost!
- Endless survival game.
- Spectacular visuals.
- Background score that matches a zombie apocalypse.
7. Dragon Hills 2
Another game that highlights the zombie apocalypse! Developers Rebel Twins will make you feel enchanted the moment you start playing Dragon Hills 2. The game is super fun while the gameplay is quite swift, making you want to target more and more zombies. Your character has to conquer 28 towers in 4 different worlds which would be a delight to explore. To kill those brainless wackos, you will get tonnes of weapons, dragons and power-ups to keep the fight afloat. The controls are quite intuitive so playing on a huge device wouldn’t be an issue.
- Super fun gameplay.
- Fully destructible terrain.
- 4 worlds open for exploration.
8. Implosion – Never Lose Hope (Freemium)
Implosion – Never Lose Hope really gets you going. After all, it has the hope factor built right into the game. The game explores the already extinct humans who might go through another extinction. Before you proceed ahead, only the first level of the game is free to play; to play the other 5 levels, you must unlock all levels from one-time in-app purchases. But purchasing others will be worth it. Firstly, the game brings AAA console gaming experience in the palm of our hands (thanks, Dr. Otto Octavius!) The game’s sole mission is to justify the human existence in the game so you better it play right!
- Intuitive UI.
- Striking console-quality graphics.
- Amazing background theme.
9. Sudoku Offline
Sudoku is known to enhance your brain’s capabilities. Say, gyming for your brain. This is a simple, offline game that has endless gameplay by design. To boast furthermore, there are more than 1000 games to be explored and developers have given two grids types – different variations and difficulties. There are Easy, Medium, challenging and hard or Fiendish levels that will get your brain ticking. If you were on a lookout for a classic sudoku game, this is it.
- Five difficulty levels.
- Two grid styles.
- Unlimited Undo/Redo.
10. SimCity BuildIt
Another masterpiece by Electronics Arts! I have been playing this game for many years, yet I couldn’t build a city of my dreams. And that’s the fun SimCity BuildIt wants you to explore. You play as the Mayor of a country whose destiny lies in your hands. You can shape however you like it. Imagine, a city with landmarks, factories, few outstanding skyscrapers, parks which you build with nothing but strategy. You literally shape your society. One fair warning, this game can get pretty addictive. I’m a living example. Give this game a swing to see if you prefer being Mayor as a job!
- Build skyscrapers, parks, landmarks, factories, etc.
- Create and shape your own society.
- Join a Mayor’s Club.
11. Trial Xtreme 4
Everyone wants to be fast and furious with their bikes in real life, but certain rules can’t really make it happen. Enter Trial Xtreme 4! Developer Deemedya INC has created a wonderful biking game that challenges its players at every step of the game. As a biker, you get to explore 200+ extreme levels with the craziest graphics! The game even lets you modify your bike so that challenging isn’t a routine, it’s fun as well. You can race against hundreds of players across the world and bring home a trophy. So, jam the key and start riding!
- PVP racing.
- Craziest 3D graphics.
- Over 200 customization of gear items.
12. World Of Steel: Tank Force
Remember our childhood game ‘Tanks’ where we used to build walls and kill rogue tanks. Well, I never thought I would get to play a game of that caliber. Developer BraveTale was really brave to create World Of Steel: Tank Force that has a simple agenda – join a battlefield and blow up enemy tanks. Doing so is really stress-relieving! The graphics, like your enemy’s tanks, will blow your mind. The developer was kind enough to include Physic based shader that is usually used in games built for PS4/XBOX One. I think I have sold the game!
- Highend pc & console-like graphics.
- Artistic environments.
- Physics-based gaming experience.
13. Once Upon a Tower
The name is a clever take on two fairytale elements – ‘Once upon a time’ which is generally used to tell a story that is over 50 years old while the word ‘Tower’ is reminiscing of the tale of a princess kidnapped a dragon who hid her in a tower. While the core story of the game is somewhat the same, here the princess doesn’t wait like a damsel in distress; she is ready to fight for her own freedom. Moreover, the game features not one but many princesses who want to fight for their freedom. The levels get harder as you climb, so beware!
- Unique storyline.
- A huge rooster of strong princesses.
- Eye-pleasing graphics.
14. Major Mayhem 2
I was so confused about whether to include this game in this section or in the best shooting games. I made my choice as most of the games on this list require an internet connection. Major Mayhem 2 is a fun shooting game that is action-packed and has outstanding graphics. Essentially a free to play game, there are over 150 mini mission objectives that you have to complete. And to kill over 100 enemies, you do get 20 weapons that won’t miss the shot!
- Daily Survival Challenge Mode.
- Great music.
- 50 non-stop hand-crafted levels.
Best Action Games for Android
When your life needs some action.
1. Super Mario Run (Freemium)
If Pokemon Go can play the nostalgia card, why shouldn’t the best game of everyone’s childhood do so? First launched on the App Store, Android users eagerly waited for Super Mario to run on their devices and save his princess. Well, this being the plotline, the game is really easy and fun to play.
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The best part about Super Mario Run is that it can be played with just one hand. So people who are constantly traveling in overcrowded trains should try it out. The only downside of this game is that it lets you play the worlds 1-4 for free while to play the others, you’ll have to fork up about ₹800 ($11). The game offers three different modes – World Tour, Remix 10, and Toad Rally. Quite a variety, isn’t it?
- One-hand play.
- Toad Rally.
- World Tour & Remix 10 modes.
2. Mario Cart Tour
No, no! I’m not being biased or favoring Mario. It happens to be liked by a lot more people globally! Mario Cart Tour is a simple game that makes Mario a driver of a go-kart, beating enemies and earning points in what seems to be an endless Mario Kart fun.
The game’s Frenzy mode gives you an unlimited supply of items you would need. You can also earn Grand Stars just by racing. Bonus challenge courses give a different approach to a game’s core plotline, so not winning the 1st place should be okay here.
- World tour with Mario.
- Collect drivers, karts, badges, etc.
- Bonus challenge courses.
3. Dragon Ball Legends
Dragon Ball Z is more just an anime! It has set itself so high that even after many clones have been produced, it couldn’t reach its caliber. Of course, a game that is all about the legends of Dragon Ball is a recipe for a hit game. Battle like the anime characters but in a 3D world, where dreams come true (for most of you!)
The controls of this game are really good so it’s easy to master your favorite Dragon Ball characters. Dragon Ball Legends is all about attacking the opponent with deadliest combos and special moves, so you’ll feel right at home. Just a note, all the characters in this game are designed by Akira Toriyama, the original creator of Dragon Ball.
- Easy controls.
- Real-time battles.
- Game follows the original storyline.
4. DC Legends: Battle for Justice
The first DC comics was released in June 1938 and after 80 years, the universe is still earning the cash. DC Legends: Battle for Justice is a game developed by Warner Bros. International Enterprises, so you can expect the x-factor that lacks in DC games created by non-WB folks.
In this game, you are simply recruiting Justice League heroes Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and The Flash. The game’s main feature is seeing the heroes with their nemesis, in the alliance! Imagine Batman shaking hands with Joker to kill a villain. Players also get to clash into other opponents in the PvP arena.
- Recruit your favorite Justice League heroes.
- A new-look to your characters.
- Perfect strategy for every situation.
5. Shadow Fight 3
Nekki’s Shadow Fight series has garnered many praises for its plot, action sequences, and the overall feel of an action game. I chose the third generation of Shadow Fight as it has evolved from its predecessors and packs more punch, pun intended! You simply need to decide which side you need to fight for and stand against. You can give your character a look that could be your own splitting image. If you want endlessly kick your opponents, but with some special abilities, this is the game for you!
- Create an epic hero.
- Collect tons of different weapons and armor.
- Learn different fighting styles.
6. Shadowgun Legends
Madfinger Games, who are best known for zombie shooter games like Dead Trigger and its sequel, bring to us a much-acclaimed action game in the form of Shadowgun Legends. Even though this is a shooting game, it packs a hell lot of action. Made as a first-person shooter, the game gives out futuristic vibes with the surroundings and the colossal weapons.
The core story of the game is quite enthralling and will immediately make you pick up a weapon and hit the deadly alien invaders. Remember, you are the last hope of human survival. You are the Shadowguns, legendary warriors and heroes.
- Realtime PvP Battles.
- 700+ Weapons.
- Online Multiplayer Experience.
7. Riptide GP: Renegade (Paid)
Riptide GP: Renegade by developer Vector Unit is another game that will revive a futuristic vibe. You get to ride a hydro jet in order to race your opponents. You get to perform stunts that will give you more than goosebumps. You’ll be an underdog who will race against the backdrop of flooded ruins, factories, city waterways to restore your title and reputation.
The game also has a Deep Career Mode, wherein your character can contemplate being a rider who can reach the top of the underground hydro jet racing circuit by earning money and experience. The game costs ₹59 ($0.83), which is a fair price to pay for such exceptional gameplay.
- Thrill-Ride environments.
- Deep career mode.
- Transforming vehicles.
8. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Paid)
We have all grown up playing Grand Theft Auto’s Vice City game that still has its own niche. Well, when Rockstar Games introduced San Andreas for Android, people went berserk. The gameplay is super fun and sucks you right in. Play as Carl Johnson, who is fresh out of bars and is now grappling with corruption, drugs, and of course, gang trouble.
After being framed inaccurately for homicide, you make Carl explore the entire state of San Andreas while simultaneously trying to clear his name. Rockstar Games promises a total of 70 hours of gameplay. It currently costs ₹182 ($2.55), and I purchased it for ₹440 back in 2016. Huh.
- Recreated, high-resolution graphics.
- Cloud save support.
- Three different control schemes.
- Adjustable graphic settings.
Best Adventure Games for Android
When your life anything but adventurous.
1. Stranger Things: The Game
Netflix’s original series Stranger Things managed to grab the world’s attention for 3 seasons and it will be back for a fourth one. But if you can’t wait for it, may I present to you Stranger Things: The Game developed by BonusXP, Inc. This official game takes you back to Hawkins in 1984 where you gleefully join Inspector Hopper and the kids which will take you on a remarkable adventure.
The graphics of the game are old-school on purpose. You can freely explore the surroundings of Hawkins so visiting Mirkwood Forest and Hawkins Lab shouldn’t be a problem. The game lets you solve puzzles but here’s a twist – each character’s ability will be put to test. Don’t forget to collect all the Eggos and Gnomes!
- A hark back to 1984.
- Explore Hawkins.
- Solve amazing puzzles.
Oddmar is a uniquely creative game that gives you the spirit and the body of a Viking. You’ll be traversing across 24 hand-crafted levels while discovering your power. Along the way, you’ll also be exploring magically imbued weapons and shields to protect yourself from weird-looking villains. You will go through a life-changing experience, stepping in the shoes of Oddmar to prove his worthiness to his village. The graphics are pretty cute, given that they are presented as an animated motion comic. So, are you a Viking?
- 24 beautifully hand-crafted levels.
- Physics-based puzzles.
- Magically imbued weapons and shields.
3. Ingress Prime
Before breaking the internet and some fences, literally, Niantic, Inc. launched this beautiful game that defined the possibilities of augmented reality. Ingress Prime wants you to believe that the entire world is your game. The cliched storyline – the fate of this universe depends on you – is extended with the game’s unique gameplay.
Ingress Prime lets you interact with installations, landmarks, and monuments that will help you collect valuable resources that can be scanned through the Ingress Scanner. To survive the battle of control, ensure that you strategize and communicate with fellow Agents across the globe. Before playing, a fair warning that doesn’t indulge in the gameplay while driving or walking on a busy street.
- Evolve mankind.
- Interact with public art installations, landmarks, and monuments.
- Strategize and communicate with fellow Agents.
4. The Silent Age
Developers House on Fire pens an emotional script with The Silent Age. You’ll be making an arduous yet adventurous journey as Joe into a dystopian world where humans are extinct. Travel through time into a cheerful 1970s to a dystopian future, accompanied by eerie surroundings and a background score that will send chills down your spine. This point-and-click adventure game will guide you through the character’s ups, downs, and frustrations. Change Joe Average’s minimal life into a biography material.
- Atmospheric point-and-click adventure game.
- Travel in the iconic 70s.
- Mind-bending puzzles.
5. Pokémon GO
Nostalgia will kick in when you start exploring Pokémon GO from Niantic, Inc. This AR-based gamed shaped the future for the niche. You’ll live the dream as a Pokémon collector who’ll have his/her own Pokédex, with innumerable balls to catch the Pokémon you love. With over 1 billion downloads, journeying alongside your Pokémon enthusiast friends will surely give you an experience of a lifetime. To sharpen your Pokémon’s attacks, compete in gym battles, team up with trainers and travel the world to catch unique Pokémons.
- Catch Pokémon.
- Epic gym battles.
6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
We all wanted to live the magical world of Harry Potter, on our devices, on the grounds of Hogwarts. Jam City, Inc. has made that possible. Begin the adventure by choosing your story, learn magical spells, and duel against rivals on a magical journey. Explore never-before-seen rooms of Hogwarts Castle and investigate ancient mysteries. The game is filled with mystery, adventures at every unexpected step. Win the House Cup by bonding with your housemates and collect points. To make things interesting, go on quests. So, are you ready for the sorting hat?
- Use magical skills to investigate mysteries.
- Customize your student avatar.
- Win the House Cup.
Best Simulation Games Android
When you hate driving but want to anyway!
1. Extreme Landings
RORTOS got simulation right. So much so that you’ll be a licensed pilot, albeit in a virtual world. The simulation of Extreme Landings feels so real that a real pilot can use it for his, eh simulation. The controls feel heavy while the takeoff-landing part feels sickening but in a good way. After all, the life of the passengers will be dependant on your piloting skills. There are over 6 free missions, 18 challenges, 4 HD airports, and Fast landing mode with global competition and 5 fault levels.
Extreme Landings features real Instrument Landing System or ILS, speed autopilot, route, altitude, and Vertical speed – all that make up the Primary Flight Display. With Weather Radar, you can manage the weather in case of a microburst, ice, and wind. The cockpit, which is an exact 3D virtual replica is integrated with instrumentation. One more thing, this is a free version so you are limited to only the basic features. The Pro version is a mammoth beast that includes everything but you’ll have to pay ₹3,150 ($45.99). I say you shouldn’t pay for the paid version unless it’s on a sale. I purchased the app for just ₹60 ($0.84). This free version should suffice.
- A total of 6 missions.
- 18 challenges.
- Life-like situations.
2. X-Plane Flight Simulator
X-Plane Flight Simulator is another plane simulator that will take your breath away. Developers Laminar Research’s simple approach landed (pun intended) this game on the second spot of this list. The game features a desktop-quality aircraft with various liveries and interactive 3-D cockpits that will automatically make you a pilot. the detailing is super crazy – you can clearly see the hundreds of buttons, knobs, & switches that are available in the real cockpit.
X-Plane Flight Simulator offers up to 9 free tutorials that will teach you the basics of takeoffs & landings, traffic patterns, and more. To make you a master, there are more than 50 systems that are modeled, so you can fail them just with a single command. Unfortunately, only 2 free aircraft are included whereas to acquire all the others, you’ll need to do some in-app purchases. Ready to cross the skies?
- 9 free tutorials.
- Fully interactive cockpits.
- Over 50 modeled systems modeled.
3. Construction Simulator 3 Lite
Construction Simulator 3 Lite is a construction simulator game based in ecstatic Europe where you get behind the wheels to renovate the town. A sequel to the popular Construction Simulator 2, Construction Simulator 3 takes some difficult yet doable contracts. This means that you can literally shape your society – build a skyline that others could only wish to imitate. You can explore a map that spans across 10km in three different districts – a village, a palatial industrial area and a town with a hint of modernity. There are 50+ vehicles, including machines by Caterpillar, Wirtgen, Hamm AG., etc. So, you ready to build your town?
- Explore a 10km² map.
- Over 50 vehicles.
- 70 challenging contracts.
4. Extreme Car Driving
AxesInMotion Racing gives you a free car simulator wherein you explore, learn and experience driving in the city in supercars. Owing to its advanced real physics engine, the driving, the surroundings feel real yet virtual enough not to crash into any cars. Even if you do crash, it seems dead-real! The world seems so real that you would drive following every rule so as to avoid any damage to the property. Moreover, the game dives deep with some unmissable physics. And if you love angles, there are plenty! The controls, too, are pretty easy. Ready to learn some driving?
- Great controls.
- Realistic car damage.
- Several different cameras.
5. Bus Simulator Indonesia
Buses are fun. They are intimidating, huge, and their horns are a pian in your eardrums. But they are equally hard to drive. Developer Maleo wants to mitigate the scary feelings toward buses as Bus Simulator Indonesia lets you take the wheel as a bus driver in the cultural Indonesian landscape. First off, the controls are super easy. You really feel the onus of a bus driver, which is fun but equally nerve-wracking. The buses look authentic enough to convince you to sign up for the journey.
The high-quality and comprehensive 3D graphics of this simulator makes you a bus driver through and through. And if you are someone who plays this game on a lot of devices, fret not, your game data is saved online. Hats off to the developers for not adding obstructive ads. This was the only bus simulator that checked all the boxes of my expectations.
- Intuitive controls.
- Drive Indonesian buses.
- Detailed 3D graphics.
6. Ultimate Motorcycle
I covered two airplane simulators, a car simulator, and a bus simulator. What’s left then? Yes, a motorcycle, of course. Riding a bike is really difficult, especially keeping in mind the indicators, the turns, and the devilish speed. Ultimate Motorcycle Simulator comes close to replicating life-like motorcycle riding that you’ll hop onto yours for sure. The X-factor of this simulator is its open-world map that will provide the ultimate gaming experience.
Thanks to the extremely detailed graphics, the environment feels like it is a mirror world projecting our real world. The sound effects deserve their own applauds as they do a wonderful job. The sound that comes out from every bike has been recorded from real racing motorcycles! And speaking of motorcycles, there are tonnes of them so choosing a favorite one will be more difficult than you might think! So, are you ready to ride the town like a rider? Don’t worry, you won’t find a bicycle simulator below!
- Open world map.
- Unlimited customization.
- Realistic 3D graphics.
Best Racing Games for Android
When you want to be fast and furious but don’t have a license.
1. Asphalt 9: Legends
Gameloft’s Asphalt has been on top of the throne of the racing genre. It gives me immense pleasure to include Asphalt 9: Legends on top of this list. As a racer, you get to collect over 50 of the best racing cars, such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, and W Motors. You can choose a car that suits your racing needs. Moreover, it can be customized on your whim. Words will do no justice to its graphical capabilities.
Taking the car to its full level will be fun to explore, along with the ultimate Nitro Pulse which can carry out a 360° turn at any time. You’ll drive your car across 60 seasons and participate in over 800 events. Become an Asphalt legend and go against 7 rival players from all over the globe. Taking up the driver’s seat?
- Over 50 best cars.
- 60 seasons and 800 events.
- Ultimate Nitro Pulse mode.
2. Real Racing 3
EA’s Real Racing 3 isn’t your usual car racing game. It also includes Formula 1 racing so that when you get bored from racing on the usual tracks, you can use this mode. And speaking about cars, there are over 250 vehicles while burning the rubber on 19 real tracks in multiple configurations.
You can trust EA when it comes to detailing. The graphics pop in your hands as if you are holding the steering of your car. As a driver in Real Racing 3, you effectively take part in 4,000+ racing events and the aforementioned Formula 1 Grands Prix™, Cup races, Eliminations, and Endurance challenges. Gear up for some real racing!
- Over 250 vehicles.
- 19 real tracks with multiple configurations.
- Over 4,000 events.
3. Asphalt Xtreme: Rally Racing
If you hate Asphalt for some inexplicable reason, you should know half the list is dominated by Gameloft’s racing monsters. Speaking of masters, Asphalt Xtreme: Rally Racing is racing, on steroids. Yes, you get to drive over 50 monster machines. So, next time you are on the track, choose from a 4×4 Monster Truck or a Muscle Car with fast wheels.
If you are someone who loves customization, there are literally no limits and eventually, you’ll run out of options. Cars from Jeep, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Predator, Dodge, Chevrolet feature heavily in this game. And if you get bored with just the cars, try 5 different game modes that boast over 300 Career events, Limited-Time Events, Daily Missions, Special Projects, and 1,100 Mastery challenges. This could seem overwhelming but you’ll find your way around!
- 50+ monster machines.
- 7 offroad vehicle types.
- 1,100+ Mastery challenges.
4. Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8: Airborne will always remain a classic, notwithstanding even if Asphalt 18 arrives. This third game from Gameloft features over 220 high-performance cars and bikes that can be pushed beyond their limits. Drive your posh cars in the serenity of Venice, French Guiana, Iceland, the Nevada Desert, and more destinations that will admire your driving skills. The music, that is specially designed for Asphalt 8 will give you the adrenaline of thrill. There are a total of 9 seasons & over 400 events in Career mode. Pick up the key and master your driving.
- 220+ high-performance cars & bikes.
- 40 high-speed tracks.
- 9 seasons & over 400 events.
5. Beach Buggy Racing 2
Why not have some fun driving beach buggies. I felt foolish to include this casual racer in this list of serious horse-power but hey, we all want to be foolish. While you get fooling by being drunk, I’ll be participating in Beach Buggy Racing. Vector Unit has nailed the gameplay as you don’t really feel foolish. Energetic, more like it.
This console-style kart-racing game features superb 3D graphics that are powered by Vector Engine and NVIDIA’s PhysX. And if you seem to be losing the race, there are 45 powerups to help you boost your stance in the event. You can collect 40+ cars to maneuver around the beaches that suit your racing gene. Moreover, you can take part in weekly tournaments and various car challenges.
- 3D off-road kart racing game.
- 45 Powerups.
- Collect 40+ cars.
6. CSR Racing 2
CSR Racing 2 is featured in the Editor’s Choice. But that’s not why it’s on our list. This drag racing game delivers real-time racing with never seen before 200 officially licensed cars that will take your breath away after they are done drifting. You get to drive custom-built supercars that include LaFerrari, McLaren P1™, Koenigsegg One:1, etc. CSR Racing 2 has some next-gen graphics that make you feel the real owner of these well-designed cars. Street-racing is this game’s forte, so proving your skills as a street racer wouldn’t be an arduous journey. There’s also CSR2’s AR mode that brings breathes life into these cars. Neat, ha? Ready to race?
- 200+ officially licensed vehicles.
- Unlock powerful upgrades.
- Get real AR experience.
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Best Strategy Games Android
When life becomes too monotonous.
1. Kingdom Rush
Ironhide Game Studio’s Kingdom Rush is an action fantasy defense game that will prepare you to build a fortress and defend it from orcs, trolls, evil wizards, etc. You get to fight on wastelands, forests, and mountains while strategizing different ideas for upgrading your tower with some specializations. To lead your troops to victory, you’ll have to choose between 9 brave heroes.
If you play the game right, you’ll have over 60 achievements. The extra game modes in Kingdom Rush will surely hone your tactics so that your various types of enemies can be defeated with ease. To ensure you are the jack of all trades, there’s an encyclopedia within the game which contains all the information from your towers to all your enemies. There are other three paid versions of Kingdom Rush which you should explore once you know your way.
- Epic defense battles.
- Specialized tower upgrades.
- 50+ different enemies.
2. Clash of Clans
You must have heard about Clash of Clans either through ads or through a friend who is constantly playing it. It is a marvelous strategic game that will give you the confidence to lead the way! The game requires you to build your own village and raise a clan that can be trained to compete in grand Clan Wars
You’ll have to face Mustachioed Barbarians, fire wielding Wizards, and other troops so gear yourself for hours of fun. To get rid of the monotony, developers Supercell inculcated Friendly Challenges, Friendly Wars, and special events that will hone your skills. To make the bond with your clan stronger, you can play Clan Games that will also be a doorway to magical Items. Are you ready to clash with the clans?
- Competitive Clan War Leagues.
- Fight against the Goblin King.
- Multiple levels of upgrades.
3. War Commander: Rogue Assault
War Commander: Rogue Assault is the best strategy game whose main plotline is commanding your army to conquer your enemies with the help of great tactics and a huge arsenal of weapons. It is an RTS game that puts the spotlight on missile strikes, air force battles, and of course armored vehicles.
The game’s detailed 3D graphics will make you obsessed with playing it. On the battlefield, you get to control tanks, warships, army, and the soldiers. With these options in your map and pockets, you must build an empire and defend it from enemies who’ll stop at nothing. Can you be a commander?
- Military strategy game
- 3D multiplayer.
- Real-time and individual unit control.
4. Plague Inc.
The main story of Plague Inc. could make you a villain, considering you’ll be responsible for infecting the world with a deadly, global plague. The gameplay is innovative which will make you want to spread the virus even more. Graphics that are stunning in every frame, feel polished and ready to take on the world.
To spread the plague, you’ll have to choose between the 12 different disease types that are quite hard to master. Moreover, you get the opportunity to spread the plague to over 50 countries. The newer updates include viruses like Neurax Worm (controls the mind), Necroa Virus (creating zombies), speed runs, etc. If you don’t know how to navigate, there’s in-game help along with a tutorial system.
- Unique storyline.
- Highly detailed & hyper-realistic world.
- 50+ countries to infect.
5. Chess Free
Chess is not a game, it’s a sport played in multiple countries. Not everyone can plan a strategy to evade a castle in their brains later to scream ‘Checkmate.’ In a world where applications are dominating every aspect of our life, why not try a digitized version of chess. After all, you can lose and no one can know! Developer AI Factory Limited’s Chess Free is an excellent replica of the game that once dominated our tables.
Players can test their skills with the help of 12 levels that range from novice to expert. Chess Free also offers Casual and Pro modes where the former will shape you up while the latter will help you progress. Chess Tutor ensures you know your tactics and troops well.
- Explore 12 levels.
- Chess Tutor.
- Casual and Pro modes.
6. Royal Revolt 2
Royal Revolt 2: Tower Defense RPG and War Strategy is one of those rare gems that have a kitchen-sink approach. This game doubles as an action, adventure, and strategic game that will help your character ascend the throne as a King. Build a tower that can endure any attack. But withstanding isn’t always an option. So, you’ll need to fight your own battles and thus choosing your defense army should be the next step.
Your Kingdom will face many hurdles so you’ll have to erect a tower defense strategy that will help you level up your stance as a King. Being a King, you’ll have to forge alliances with your friends and on the way, you can also unlock powerful mythical beasts that will defend your Castle. The game is easier played than said.
- Build a defense strategy.
- Forge alliances.
- Alliance Wars, Conquests, and Ninja Events.
Best Puzzle Games Android
If you doubt your brain’s thinking capacity, this genre’s for you.
1. Monument Valley 1 & 2 (Paid)
Ustwo games gave us a classic, mind-boggling game that has set the for puzzles game rather high. Monument Valley is an amalgamation of Action, Adventure, and Puzzle genres. You play as Ida, who is looking for answers by flicking some impossibly fantastic architectural geometry. The graphics consist of a minimalist 3D design that has been inspired by palaces and temples from across the globe. No wonder they are downright dazzling. Combine those unique-looking visuals with some beautiful soundscape. You get to experience perspective illusion at its best.
This combination deems Monument Valley’s every frame as a work of art. The magnanimous game spawned a sequel recently, which too ended on the list of Editor’s Choice! Monument Valley 2 explores the journey of Ro, a mother, who is on a path to teach her child about the enigma of the Valley. While the original game costs ₹260 ($3.99) the sequel costs ₹400 ($4.99). If you want a game that challenges your brain, paying the penny will definitely be worth it.
- Beautiful visuals.
- Rich soundscape.
- Illusory & meditative puzzles.
2. Lara Croft Go (Paid)
Lara Croft, also known as the Tomb Raider, is a fierce woman who makes her way into ancient tombs and hazardous ruins around the world to unravel various mysteries. 3 movies have been spawned based on the game. But Square Enix Ltd’s Lara Croft GO isn’t the Tomb Raider Angelina Jolie or Alicia Vikander portrayed.
The game will have your Lara Croft exploring mysterious in a long-forgotten world, wherein each step means something. You need to walk on eggshells here. The games require you to solve 115+ puzzles which are carefully divided into 7 breathtaking chapters. The bewitching music adds oomph to the overall mystery. You’ll need to fork out ₹520 ($5.99) as a one-time purchase. Trust me, it’s worth it!
- 115+ puzzles.
- 7 chapters.
- Collect ancient relics.
Aquavias is a fun little puzzle game that will test your patience and management skills. You have one simple mission – to prevent drought in the city. To do so, you’ll need to construct aqueducts that will connect reservoirs with the cities to fill impressive buildings, such as the Amphitheater, Hanging Gardens, Temple of Claudius, Baths, etc.
To manage an entire city isn’t a piece of cake and this game will make you realize that. You just need to click on the aqueduct pieces to rotate and connect them to form a complete chain. Once you cross all the hurdles and water is delivered to the buildings, your city will survive, making you a winner!
- Intuitive controls.
- Connect aqueducts to carry water.
- Simple, logical and beautiful gameplay.
Hocus is a minimal puzzle game based on perspective illusion. The game is based on M.C. Escher drawings accompanied by impossible shapes. The game is free to play without any ads! You’ll play a total of 120 stupefying levels that are seriously mind-bending. The background score adds to the game’s mystifying aura. Players can also share their levels in the form of a card or a code. You’ll need to play it to know it.
- 120 levels.
- Mind-bending puzzles.
- Relaxing music.
5. A Way To Slay – Fight And Turn
Developer NoTriple-A Games created a masterpiece puzzle game that doesn’t feel like one at all. And that’s the beauty of A Way To Slay. Known as a bloody puzzle game, you’ll need logical thinking and tactics to come out unscathed out of a battle, which you will fight against knights, samurai, mercenaries, pirates, orcs, assassins, and even the modern mafia, single-handedly!
The game wants you to explore hundreds of levels which could belong to a realistic or fantasy worlds. Fighting enormous step-by-step battles is just a start to master A Way To Slay. Are you up for a battle?
- Fight in medieval times.
- Face diverse enemies.
- Amazing graphics.
6. Two Dots
Developer PlayDots’ brilliant visualization gave birth to Two Dots. The whole plot of the game is self-explanatory from the name itself – you’ll have to join two brave dots through 2500 fun and addicting levels. In this puzzle game, you will be connecting one dot to another, make a line, fight fire or sink anchors; the scope of the game is endless. The design and the upbeat music adds to the game’s ability to keep you playing for more. Color fanatics will have fun joining every dot of a single color.
- Free to play.
- Over 2500 levels.
- Fun and addictive.
Best Shooting Games for Android
For times when you just want to shoot people but it’s illegal in your country!
1. PUBG Mobile
Did you expect to see any other gaming title as our first preference than PUBG Mobile? The game literally crossed limits, according to the Indian government and parents. After facing a ban in most regions, this is still a prominent Battle Royale game that gave Fortnite a run for its money. That’s why it’s not included in this list. I think PUBG Mobile needs no introduction! The game, which is powered by the Unreal Engine 4 has all the pizzaz that a Battle Royale needs to have.
Also, read: 7 Best Games like PUBG for Android
The graphics are, again, a high definition that replicates a console-based game. PUBG is really known for its massive battle maps, Arcade, 4v4 Team Deathmatch modes. You get some zombies too! I really enjoyed driving the various vehicles offered by the developers. PUBG Mobile is constantly updated with new challenges and modes, so you will never overcome its addiction.
- Epic 100-player classic battles.
- Jaw-dropping HD graphics.
- Daily events & challenges.
2. Call of Duty: Mobile
Activision Publishing, Inc. hit the jackpot where 12 million people installed Call of Duty: Mobile in its first maiden week. It is a combined figure of PUBG Mobile and Fortnite downloads (weeks). Those who experienced the game on their PCs, they wished it was made available for mobiles and I can say it isn’t disappointing. In fact, it quickly became my second favorite shooter game. I’ll mention my first favorite below.
The game lets you play the iconic multiplayer maps from Call of Duty®: Black Ops and Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, which can be played for free. This game also doubles as a Battle Royale battleground, which can be fought with 100 players across the world. You’ll be mesmerized with COD’s console-quality gaming. Ranked Mode and Clan prizes will keep you on your foot.
- Console quality HD gaming.
- 100-person battle royale survival map.
- Unlock and earn dozens of famous characters.
3. Dead Trigger 1 & 2
Here comes the Madfinger Games’ gem, its prodigy. Dead Trigger attracted some cult, thanks to the overall aura of the game. With 60 Million+ downloads, the game got its own sequel, which takes the mantle from this child. But, its presence doesn’t mean this is fruitless. The biggest advantage of this game is that it can be played without an internet connection. I know the internet is literally ubiquitous, but sometimes some of us just don’t want to waste data (or battery).
This is the first-ever zombie game I played. The control still feels fresh. Killing bloodthirsty zombies is very much fun that I had previously anticipated. The weapons, by the way! They are a dream! Especially for someone like me who doesn’t know a thing about it. If you’ve killed all the zombies in this game and want to kill some more in a different fashion, you can. I have featured both the apps on this list as they go hand-in-hand. Ready to kill the no-brainers?
- Kill bloodthirsty zombies.
- Save other survivors.
- Beautifully realistic weapons.
4. Brothers in Arms 3
Do you remember Gameloft? Ah, those days! Brothers in Arms® 3 is a fresh take on battle wherein the plot is set in World War 2 times. You get to fight soldiers from across the globe in a multiplayer battleground mode. The game offers 4 maps that you have to master. Free For All and Team Deathmatch are the two gameplay modes that act as a training kit. The gameplay is quite exhilarating. Moreover, if you don’t want to battle, you can participate in numerous missions, such as Assault, Sniper, Siege, and Stealth. The killcams in the game are killer (lol). Your life depends on the weapons you choose, which are plenty!
- 4 maps to master.
- Free For All and Team Deathmatch modes.
- Impressive killcam zooms.
You might have watched the movie and wondered if I can really shoot people, in a virtual world, that is. I did. And it turns out the movie is based on the game itself. Hitman Sniper cuts directly to the chase – you are Agent 47, a hired hitman and your mission is to kill some high-profile targets, no questions asked!
The game is precise and injects some adrenaline in you. Moreover, you’ll be rewarded in abundance if it’s a headshot! And to aim accurately, you get your hands-on over 16 professional guns. The game has over 150 missions and 10 various contracts so there’s no room for monotony. Are you ready to take your first shot?
- 150+ missions.
- Covers 10 countries.
- 16 unique guns.
6. Plants Vs. Zoombies 2 Free
I played this game back in 2010 and was ecstatic to play it on my Android device. I was in a frenzied mode when EA launched the sequel of the plants-shooter game. Plants Vs. Zoombies 2 is totally nuts. If you’ve ever played it, you’ll agree with me. With the sequel, the developers have given a time-turning twist wherein you shoot ancient zombies with hundreds of horticultural hotshots, which include newer plants along with mouth-watering upgrades and power-ups.
As a person who wants to save his brain getting eaten by zombies, you’ll traverse across 11 crazy worlds. There are a bunch of new zombies, which you’ll battle in 300+ levels. Enthusiasts also get to explore the daily Piñata Party events. Even though Plants Vs. Zoombies 2 comes under the casual genre, this game needs some serious strategizing. Your planting skills will be tested, as defeating the enemies is solely based on it; you need to do your best! There are actually tonnes of things to explore, and if you are a newbie, it could be a bit overwhelming. So, Dr. Zomboss needs to be defeated. Are you ready?
- Battle across 11 crazy worlds.
- 300+ levels.
- New plants for defense.
7. Doom I & II (Paid)
First released back in December 1993, Doom has gathered some followers who were rewarded with an official Android game. Sorry, games. Developers Bethesda Softworks LLC launched two different versions of Doom. The best part is that it retains the overall feel of the original game.
Known as one of the first-person shooters, the game was launched to celebrate DOOM’s 25th anniversary. The gameplay is the same but that also means the old-school controls. You will get used to it but developers should have tweaked the controls to suit a full-screen device. The other flaw is its cost. Both the games cost ₹410 ($4.99), but if you want to get high on nostalgia, it’s worth it.
- Original master levels.
- 20 additional levels.
- Face deadlier demons and the Icon of Sin.
Best Arcade Games for Android
When you just want to chill, without Netflix!
1. Minecraft (Paid)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would know that Minecraft has a cult following. Mohang has priced the game at ₹476.56 ($6.99) which might be pricey but it definitely deserves every penny. Even though an arcade game, it has a few hints of adventure and strategy genres which is saying something.
In Minecraft, you get to explore endless worlds and build everything from scratch, be it simple homes or castles that scream palatial. The game also has a multiplayer mode that lets you play with up to 10 friends cross-platform. Through Marketplace, you can explore unique maps, skins, and texture packs.
- Tweak how the game plays.
- Unique maps, skins, and texture packs.
- Free Add-Ons.
2. Vector 2
Developer Nekki is mostly known for creating the Shadow Fight series and Vector series. While the former has been included in this list, its Vector series is kind of an underdog. Vector 2 is the hit sequel, obviously, to Vector which introduced to us an exceptional free runner who is fed-up with the current system of the totalitarian world he lives in. While its predecessor was known for its storyline, the successor is known for the lifelike animations. Now your character adds style with skills. So, up for exploring a dystopian world?
- Explore a dystopian world.
- Lifelike animations.
- Stunts to dodge deadly traps.
3. Angry Birds Rio
I remember installing my first Angry Birds game back in 2012 when I got my first Android phone. I was just getting used to adapting to a new user interface but games like Angry Birds made it easy to stay. There are so many Angry Birds games that I myself have lost track. So, I decided to include the best one (hopefully).
Angry Birds Rio carries forward the mantle for fighter birds who destroy things with their anger and some equipment. This time, the original Angry birds were kidnapped and taken to the city of Rio de Janeiro but their friends Blu and Jewel need saving. You get to do so in over 400 action-packed levels. You can also test the birds’ flinging skills.
- 400+ levels.
- 72 action-packed bonus levels.
- Power Potion for giant birds.
Stack by Ketchapp is an overtly simple arcade game. The whole plot of the game lies in its name – you need to STACK the block as high as you can. Sounds fun, right? Yes, it is. Stack is basically an endless game that requires you to control a diagonal-moving block according to your whim. The game has gorgeous graphics that make you addicted to it. As I mentioned earlier, the game is freaking simple.
You can touch anywhere on your screen to move the block. Stack will satiate the egos of people who like to compare their scores with others. So, you can battle for the best score in the world. All in all, you can play Stack while waiting in a line, which won’t need any follow up.
- Simple gameplay.
- Beautiful graphics.
- Intuitive levels.
5. Subway Surfers
Now now! Any list of arcade games is absolutely incomplete without mentioning Subway Surfers. As of November 2019, Subway Surfers is the most downloaded Android game, with over 1,352,609,412 installs. Developed by Kiloo, the game has witnessed a lot of clones in a few years which means that the gameplay is liked by many.
Hopping onto a train, collecting points, while avoiding capture from a policeman is a simple sell, but it did sell! This is one game that I could go on suggesting to everyone who needs to play an arcade game without using too much of their brain’s capacity. I guess most of you might have played this game at least once so why not again?
- Hoverboard Surfing.
- Vivid HD graphics.
- Fast swipe acrobatics.
Best Football Games for Android
For times when you can’t kick your boss.
1. eFootball PES 2020
Downloaded by over 3,782,425 gamers, eFootball PES 2020 has created a fan following that is still giving other football games a run for their money. PES is hands-down one of the best android games. The graphics of this game are quite close to ones found on PS4/XBOX. Developer Konami’s game represents an immersive competitive football simulation that has the most genuine mobile football experience, to date!
Football legends like Beckham, Totti, and Zico make a cameo in the game. If you know your game, you will appear in the ‘Featured Players’ segment. You can also play online matches to make the game more challenging. Ensure that you download the game over a Wi-Fi connection.
- Real-time online Matches.
- Featured players.
- High-intensity esports gameplay.
2. FIFA Soccer
EA’s FIFA Soccer gets close to a real-life football experience. The game lets you build your own team and if you choose, you can train any player and enroll him in a League. You can even play in over 650 events in the all-new World Tour event.
If you feel like, you can participate in the UEFA Champions League. FIFA Soccer makes playing football with your friends quite easy, thanks to the real-time 11v11 gameplay. As a footballer, you can take part in the Live Events that are playable. Are you ready to kick that ball?
- 650+ events.
- New World Tour event.
- Build your ultimate team.
3. Final Kick 2020
Final kick 2020 by Ivanovich Games is a dream for footballers who want to just shoot penalty. A free to play game, this football game lets you replay slow-motion penalty from all possible angles. The animations are super real. The controls are fun and intuitive where you shoot the ball with your finger and haul the goalkeeper to make great saves.
You get to explore over 20 offline tournaments that are a hit across the gaming world. To make your practice more efficient, there are weekly football tournaments that are enjoyable yet challenging.
- Play against 100 of the best soccer teams.
- Free penalty tournament every weekend.
- Slow-motion penalty replays.
Best Cricket Games for Android
For the love of cricket.
1. World Cricket Championship 2
Nextwave Multimedia brings us the World Cricket Championship 2. As it is evident from the name, this cricket game lets you play in a whole lot of arenas. It is a feature-packed game and that’s why it tops our list. As a cricketer, you get to play in 8 different international teams so that the learning curve won’t be a curve for long. Play in the 10 domestic teams who take on various players in 42 stadiums.
The game also includes realistic ball physics that gives a real batting feel. For those who would prefer batting, there are over 150 batting animations along with 28 different bowling actions. World Cricket Championship 2 wants you to feel at home and thus have included authentic-sounding English and Hindi commentary. Also, you can see your skills in over 40 camera angles. Why don’t you explore other features?
- Online and offline 1v1 multiplayer.
- 18 different international teams.
- 42+ stadiums.
2. Real Cricket 18
Nautilus Mobiles’ Real Cricket 18 is quite self-explanatory. It gives you real-time multiplayer mode which is super fun. With its 3D gameplay, its Campaign Mode makes you select your own team. You can set up a tour against any test playing team. You can even choose the time of the day you want to play.
To give an authentic cricket feeling, the game has introduced Rain and Duckworth-Lewis method that will make it rain anytime during the match. Another life-like feature is the all-new Pro cameras that give you the angles from all sides. Play in the World Cup, Asia Cup, Champions Cup, Master Cup, Under 19 World Cup and Premier Leagues.
- 3D Gameplay.
- Real-time multiplayer.
- 16 Different World Cricket Championships.
3. Sachin Saga Cricket Champions
Master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar was given the nickname for his batting skills. He is also known as God of cricket. It was only fitting that developer JetSynthesys Inc created a game as a tribute. Sachin Saga Cricket Champions lets you explore the world of cricket as the God of Cricket himself in the Legendary Mode. Starting from a 16-year-old Sachin, experience the game in his cricketing career of 24 years.
The game lets you play real-time with over 100 million players in a multiplayer mode. The app has created Sachin’s most revered moments, such as the shots that he hit in One-days, Tests, T20, domestic, Premier League, World Cup, etc. With console-quality graphics, the game lets you fight against other World cricket teams, play some challenging milestones, along with the world cricket championships. Be a master-blaster yourself!
- Play as Sachin Tendulkar.
- PvP Real-time multiplayer battles.
- Super Streak PvP and Champions PvP.
Which is the most creative Android game?
The most creative Android game is 80 Days by developer inkle Ltd.
Which Android game is most popular in the world?
Clash Royale, PUBG, Call of Duty, and Fortnite are some of the most popular gaming titles in the world.
What is the most downloaded game on Google Play?
Subway Surfers is the most downloaded game on the Google Play Store, with over 1,352,609,412 downloads.
What is the most played game?
PUBG is the most played Android game as by July 2019, it earned over $146 million.
So, these were my top Android games that you can play on your device right now. This was the hardest list I had to curate as there are so many amazing games out there which I couldn’t include in here. Rest assured, the above-mentioned games will suit your adrenaline and make you a child again. The varieties of games included in this list do show that the gaming industry is indeed a force to reckon with. I have also included an individual segment on the games that deserve special mention.
Everyone will have their go-to game. When there’s stress, or when you just need a little time to switch yourself off from the real world, games are a really good source of diversion. That’s why role-playing games are so popular. Unless and until you are super addicted, there’s nothing wrong with playing games. Just ensure that you limit your time and don’t cut the cord with reality. Also, playing games on any of your devices isn’t considered a sport. So make sure you indulge in real sports that will keep you healthy and bring order in your life.
So, did you like this list of Best Android Games? Should there have been more games? Tell us your comments about your most favorite games. Don’t forget to share this list with your fellow gameaholics. Happy holidays and a happy new year!