Smartphone and tablet technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and the quality of apps on offer is better than ever before. Mobile platforms have emerged as a legitimate platform for serious gaming, with console classics adapted for the format, as well as games designed specifically for touch screen use. Android users are spoiled for choice, with thousands of games to choose from on Google Play, and new titles being added every day.
Whether you are a gaming fanatic or a rookie player you’ll find something to suit your taste and abilities, and many games are free to download (usually with in-app purchases).
Let’s look at some of the best Android games out there.
One of the most popular genres of the game across all platforms, RPGs have successfully made the transition to Android, with many games adapted for mobile use, and many more unique titles to choose from.
Popular games include AnimA, inspired by (and very similar to) Diablo II, an old school hack n slash set in a thrillingly dark and gothic environment.
Death Road To Canada may cost ten bucks, but you certainly get your money’s worth. Escape a zombie apocalypse by leading a team of interesting characters through to supposed safety in Canada. Everything is randomized, meaning you play a different adventure every time.
Fans of classic RPGs and the Star Wars universe will love Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, allowing you to choose between the dark side and the light, and seamlessly adapted for mobile play.
Fans of shooters both first and third person have a dizzying array of choices for Android.
Call of Duty was released last year to widespread acclaim and allows players to complete missions or compete with each other in Battle Royale mode, using classic multiplayer maps from PC and console versions. The new Call of Duty Game is also sought after by hardcore players because of its very competitive gameplay, and readily available and safe hacks found online.
Fortnite is one of the most popular games in video game history, and its cartoonish graphics and addictive gameplay make it worth putting up with large amounts of in-app purchases. For fun and absurdity, check out Tesla vs Lovecraft, a shoot out between renowned inventor and electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla and horror writer HP Lovecraft – it is really well crafted with tons of content, weapons, monsters, and much more.
One of the fastest-growing markets for online gamers, casino games offer entertainment, and the chance to win real cash and other prizes. Whether you fancy your chances at the card table in high stakes poker games, a spin of the roulette wheel, or on iconic slots with themes and cutting edge graphics, you’ll find a vast array of options in any good online casino. And you can find the best casino apps listed on the web, making it easier than ever to find a great place to try your luck.
Ever popular with gamers of all ages and experience levels, puzzles have made a seamless leap onto our mobiles, and there is a great selection – many free – available for Android.
The Room series is well worth checking out, reminiscent of point and click classics, providing hours of entertainment with great graphics and atmosphere.
Monument Valley is a beautiful looking and sounding puzzler, where you play as Princess Ida finding your way through intricately designed structures that you manipulate. An award winner, there is also a sequel if you get hooked. The New York Times offers its daily crossword for free on Android, although the bigger puzzles and all the features require a subscription.
And for those who like physics and architecture, Bridge Constructor is a complex but rewarding game enabling you to design and complete structures to avoid deadly hazards such as acid or lasers.
Both Sega and Nintendo have made a large number of games available for Android. Relive your youth with such classics as Mario Kart, Sonic the Hedgehog, scrolling beat ‘em up Streets of Rage, and RPG Fire Emblem Heroes. There is a reason these games are so iconic, and they have been perfectly adapted for use on your smartphone or tablet.
Android supports an incredible array of games for all ages and interests, ready to download and play anywhere. Expect to see more console and PC favorites make the leap to mobile platforms, as well as innovative new games designed specifically for the technology.