Android games are some of the most fun you can cram onto a phone or tablet. From story-driven role-playing games, to white-knuckled racing games, to casual, cute puzzle games, you can find absolutely any kind of Android game in the Play Store.
The Play Store categories for Android games includes action & strategy games, brain & puzzle games, cards & casino games, casual games, live wallpaper games, racing games, sports games, and widget games. Of course there are many genres of Android games beyond that, such as first-person shooters, real-time strategy games, location-based games, and there's a great Android game for each of them.
While looking at Android games and figuring out which are worth suggesting, we look at a lot of different things. Android games have to perform fluidly and look great, for one. Two, Android games need to bring something new to the table. They don't have to reinvent the wheel, but the last thing we need is another clone. We keep an eye out for touch-friendly controls. Android games shouldn't try to be console games with dual joysticks, for example. Obviously we want to make an Android game is fun too! This means the Android game in question is challenging while remaining accessible. We also realize that every Android game isn't meant to be for everybody; casual, freemium games have a time and place with the right audience, and we want to make sure that audience can find great Android games too.
04 December 2013
Did you just pick up a new Android device? Maybe you’re looking for a new, cheap way to kill time? You’re in luck - we’ve got some games here that look and play great on the big and small screen alike, and they’re all available for the low, low price of free.
It’s worth keeping in mind that just about all of these employ in-app purchases of some kind or another. We know there are plenty of you that would willingly pay up front for a quality game, but there are plenty of good free games out there too. We’re trying to avoid “lite” games, since you won’t get a lot of replay value by only having the first couple of levels and being pestered to upgrade (pay) for the rest. That said, if the freemium model is a dealbreaker, this probably isn’t the round-up for you. Developers gotta eat.
Without further ado, here’s our list of the best free Android games.
06 December 2013
Keep losing your twenty-sided die? Tired of hauling sourcebooks over to your buddy’s place across town? Getting screwed on loot drops in your raids? Well, take a look at these role-playing games for Android. Though they’re story- and character-driven titles first and foremost, you’ll find plenty of action and strategy elements throughout.
Without further ado, these are the smartest, best-looking, and most immersive RPGs you’ll find in Google Play right now.
14 August 2014
We're always poking around for great puzzle games on Android, and these are some of the very best available in the Google Play Store. You'll find a nice range of starkly abstract to friendly and cartoony, physics games and logic games, and just about everything else in between...
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07 April 2014
Skip the IAPs with these outstanding Android games
Are you tired of being nickeled-and-dimed by freemium Android games? Had enough of gems and timers and boosts? That’s certainly the impression we get when we talk about freemium, so we’ve rounded up our favorite titles that do away with all of that, and provides the absolute maximum of product up-front. There's a healthy mix here of action, puzzle, strategy, RPG, so go ahead, dive in, and let us know what you think.