4 Pics 1 Word

Four pictures. One Word. Countless time spent playing this addictive game. There isn't a lot to it, but that's just fine by us. 4 Pics 1 Word is a smooth, fun and well designed game that's free to play and can offer hours upon hours of entertainment. With now millions of downloads in the Play Store, this game is certainly doing something right.

Check out our impressions and some more information about 4 Pics 1 Word after the break.

Android Central Android Central

The name of the game says it all -- you're given 4 pictures that describe just 1 word, and have to choose from the letters given to find what the word is. That's pretty much all there is to this game, but that's exactly why it's so much fun and easy to spend so much time on it. The design of the game is quite nice, even if you don't care much for the fake leather stitching at the top, and helps the overall appeal of the game. There's no settings or menu system to speak of, and the only thing you can "tweak" is turning the sounds on or off.

The game is pretty clearly just a port from iOS with very minimal interface changes, evidenced particularly by the Facebook sharing screen which is designed to look just like an iOS app, but we think we can give it a pass at this point. The differences would likely be more apparent if this was a more intensive game with more settings, options and controls. But the game runs so smoothly and is simple enough that it doesn't make a difference whether or not it was natively designed to run on Android.

You can jump right into the game from the main screen and be taken straight to the first four pictures. Once you guess correctly, you're given "coins" based on how many tries it took to get the word right, and the red counter at the top of the screen reflects how many in a row you've been able to complete. Coins are added up in the top right, and can be used to help you guess on harder words. Spending 90 coins will remove letters to help narrow down your options, and 60 coins will reveal a letter in the answer.

Android Central Android Central

4 Pics 1 Word is free with no ads, and that means that part of the "freemium" model is paying cold hard cash for extra coins in the game. You can buy coins to help you move through the levels, in increments from 350 for $0.99 to 10,000 for a whopping $19.99 in-app purchase. It should be noted however that there's no need to buy coins to get through the levels, only to help speed things along. If a developer is going to take up a freemium model, we prefer that they do it this way.

If you're looking for a well-done time wasting game, then look no further than 4 Pics 1 Word. Players of any age can get hours of entertainment out of this game, and the price is certainly right.

There are 27 comments

jjrudey says:

I got to around level 130 then stopped playing it. Got bored of it faster than I thought. Uninstalled the other day.

sublimaze says:

Same here. I kept hoping it would get more challenging, but I gave up at level 64 and uninstalled. Glad I didn't pay for it.

megasoft78 says:

If you are stuck on a level you can use my floating app! :)

benurd says:

Stuck on level 48!!

Tariqali0786 says:

Stuck on 48 try Row. If you get stuck again drop me a line, tariqali0786@gmail.com

DailyDroid says:

There's a full list of all the answers here - http://gamewise.co/games/46180/4-Pics-1-Word/Walkthrough

HAAS599 says:

This game would be awesome if I was dumb.

Sachmojo says:

That's "if i WERE dumb" ya dummy ;)

solid_s_1117 says:

Was fun until my friend emailed me this site.


Tariqali0786 says:

It's been a long time since if been so in grossed in a game

dylan808 says:

so many clones of this game. haha

kpageisgreat says:

so many clones of it on iOS that no one knows who is playing the correct one lol.

firerappedR says:

The game finishes at 319

The game does not finish on 319...I am currently on 528...it seems to just go on and on....but it is a good time filler! lol

no it doesn't...I am on 513, its not done yet.

msgee85 says:

This game is hard! There are ways to get the answers if your stuck though, just look at this site

Steve Race1 says:

I tried the one above, but i prefer www.scrabblewordsolver.com you enter your letters into the free tool, select how many it comtains from the drop down list, you can also enter blanks, press submit and it gives you your answer. Great cheat for scrabble, what's the word, and 4 pics 1 word.


I think http://www.findmewords.com/ is better and easy to use.

Enjoy it!

why would you want to cheat??? The whole point of the game is to exercise your mind.

Well I think the point is to win. Whatever means it takes todo that is whatever you want to call that :). So use http://www.freescrabblewordfinder.com to get that done.

Fodan says:

This game is addictive and sometime solving some puzzle becomes very difficult. Without help and support many images can't be solved. I was stuck in one image but with help of answers given @ http://www.karydmedia.com/4-pics-1-word-answers-cheats , I solved it. But let me be try with all answers this game becomes boring

we are now at 1012 level but still not yet to finish..LOL

Steve Race1 says:

Can't believe people would spend so much playing a game like this when it's just a case of googling and going to a site like http://www.4pics1cheat.com

Here's another one similar game but for iOS: