While Apple’s iOS arguably has a better game selection, Android has grown considerably over the past few years. Here, we’ve compiled some of the best Android games that are currently on the market. All of them provide an entertaining experience on the go. And given that there are hundreds of thousands of titles spanning a range of genres — role-playing, platforming, sports, etc. — we decided to break them down into distinct sections for your perusal. Now, if only everything in life was as simple as choosing a game for your evening commute.
Rules of Survival
Fans of Battle Royale-style games will definitely want to have Rules of Survival in their library. This game is as close to a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds clone as you can get.
Just like PUBG, you’ll parachute in, loot buildings to gear up and do your best to survive all the way to the end. But instead of 100 players, Rules of Survival raises the number to 120. You can go it solo, or create a squad of up to four players if you want to try out a team effort.
Oh, the hours I’ve
lost enjoyed playing this game. With a simple combat engine, awesomely cute, cartoonish art style and menu screen music that I still find myself humming even when I’m not playing, Battleheart is absolutely worth your time. Especially now that it’s free.
If you were a fan of terrific game Rayman Origins, then it’s worth checking out the sequel Rayman: Legends. Help save the enchanted forest by recovering the ancient stolen eggs. This game is great for kids in particular, but adults will probably enjoy it too.
The mobile format is perfect for digitizing card games. And if you’re looking for the best collectible card game experience, you can’t go past Hearthstone, produced with all the polish and shine Blizzard can muster.
The game is based on World of Warcraft, and each of the nine classes has a deck based on its WoW equivalent, which allows for a variety of play styles. There are also meaty single-player and competitive multiplayer options, so it’s perfect for a quick play or something more in-depth. In short, it’s extremely versatile and you can play it however you like. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect digital CCG experience.
Kingdom Rush Series
The tower defense market on mobile, one could argue, is fairly glutted. But if you have just one TD game (or game series) on your device, it’s really hard to look past any of the three games in the Kingdom Rush series. They’re a few years old now, but they’re still about as good as the genre gets. The first game, just called Kingdom Rush, is free, so you can test the waters before diving all the way in.
Check out Vainglory if you’re big into PvP multiplayer battle arena games. Play quick-match games or lengthier battles, depending on how much time you have to spare. There are over 30 characters to choose from and comes at the low price of free. So it’s definitely worth checking out.