Gaming on a smartphone is improving at an enough pace than any technology that ever came before it. Android games seem to tap new heights every year.
With the release of Android Oreo and the Vulkan API, the OS only stands to get better and better over time. It won’t be long before smartphones would see some even more impressive game titles than we have now!
Best Android Games to play
So, further delay, here are the top 10 best Android games available right now!
Published in 2016, Crashland is already among the best games ever made for mobile platforms. It features the intergalactic trucker who ends up crash landed on an alien planet, and your task is to find out what’s going on on the planet, create a base for yourself, collect different items, craft them, and save the world from a nefarious plot.
With a hint of RPG element for the character and dozens of items that you need to collect and craft, and the game gets easier itself by doing things like auto-sorting the inventory. There are no in-app purchases, so you have to pay one time only.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft topped the charts after its arrival in the year 2014, and has never left the best Android games category ever since. The game has a concept that is similar to other card games like Magic, where you need to build decks, collect different cards, and duel other players using those layers. There are few offline components, but most of the time, the game needs to be online.
You can also engage with cloud save using Battle.net which allows you to play Hearthstone on your PC or mobile device both. Regular updates are provided which keeps the things fresh.
Minecraft: Mobile Edition has been ruling the Google Play Store ever since I got an Android phone myself. The popular Desktop game known all around the world for people of all ages is reduced into the mobile edition. ‘
For those who aren’t acquainted with Minecraft, it is a game that puts you in a giant world where you mine things, build stuff, beat up bad guys, and do everything you want in an open world.
There is a survival mode as well where you need to mine all the resources and food to survive. And, a creative mode that gives you unlimited everything and therefore endless creative possibilities. Frequent updates have added tons of new content and innovation to the game. There are some in-app purchases but that’s just to customize the skins.
4. Noodlecake Studios
Noodlecake Studios is a new developer to the Android community with some unique games. Their titles are detailed and varied. Some of the excellent games from this studio are Framed 1 and 2 for puzzle games, Alto’s Adventure for endless Running, realMyst, realMyst’s sequel for more hardcore puzzles and Wayward Souls for action-adventure fans.
The list doesn’t stop here, Noodlecake Studios are a house to Island Delta for Shooting Lovers, Mikey Shorts, Lumino City, and much more. The developers offer different possibilities for purchasing the one-time fee game to the freemium ones as well. Some of them might not be that great, but most of the titles have pretty good ratings.
5. Riptide GP
If you are a racing games fan, then you must’ve come across Riptide GP during your exploration for the best Android racing games. The latest version is Riptide GP Renegade, and you play as an athlete who loses his name after getting caught in an illegal street versus race. You need to battle your way back to the charts from a fraudulent rapo, and did I mentioned that all of this is happening on the water.
The game features excellent graphics, simple controls, cool trick shots, and a booster system just like in cars to give you an edge. Perhaps the best part about Riptide Renegade is that it is a pay-once game title and there no ads or in-app purchases afterward. Do try out this game for a change if you’re into racing.
6. Telltale Developers
Telltale Games are the undisputed developers who excel in creating episodic adventure games genre, and they do offer an immersive gaming experience as they promise. They are house to several big titles right now, and they are The Walking Dead 1,2, and three along with its popular standalone Michonne game, Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones: Game, The Wolf Among Us, and Minecraft: Story Mode (not to be confused with the Pocket Edition).
These games revolve around similar point and click mechanics, and each game features five episodes, and you start with the first one upon downloading. The next episodes are available as in-app purchases which is their standard marketing technique.
7. Rollercoaster Tycoon
Rollercoaster Tycoon is a haven of the classic PC game from way back. There are no in-app purchases, to be honest, this seems to be its popularity factor among simulation games. For those who aren’t aware of the game, your job is to build amusement parks.
You are required to design each park with roller coasters, different setup shops, and finally figuring out ways the way to bring people in, and make them spend their money. The Rollercoaster Tycoon purchase comes with the whole base game along with Rollercoaster Tycoon 2.
8. This War of Mine
This War of Mine is an award-winning title which happens to belong the survival game category and where you lead a crew of civilians in the city amidst war. Your task is to make difficult decisions that are all related to survival being the key. It comes with good immersive graphics, plenty of content backed up by a hefty price tag with no in-app purchases afterward.
The gameplay starts with you at night or during the day and gets intense as you advance.
UNKILLED is also among my favorite Android games which are a zombie shooter from MADFINGER, the same game developers that brought you the epic Zombie Killers like Dead Trigger 2 and Shadowgun. Also, UNKILLED has even replaced Dead Trigger 2 as the best zombie shooter for Android platform right now.
The game features excellent graphics, over 300 different missions to complete, coupled with boss fights, and weapons that make you drool. It runs of the freemium strategy and you can purchase better guns in the Store.
10. Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go literally took over the world in 2016 and immediately became one of the best Android games ever. Because of its augmented reality scenario where you walk around in the real world, to catch Pokémon became its USP.
The game also features different Pokestops that you can hit up restock on items and Pokémon Gyms and to fight PvP Online and rule the Gym nearby. The game gets regular updates and now is officially available in most of the countries.