Android has some of the best free games across all the platforms. Let's look at the top charts and see if we can help you pick the best.
Gaming is fascinating and represents a notable 43% of overall smartphone use. In addition, 78% of those gamers are Android users. So it's quite obvious for Android to have some of the best in class games.
But let's keep this buildup to a minimum and directly jump to the best free Android games.
Notably, this list is in no particular order and isn't based on a particular genre. These are free games but can have in-app purchases.
You must play Alto's Odyssey if you play to relax. The extraordinary background music and the appealing visuals will calm the most restless gamer.
Up in the mountain, you start going downhill on your sandboard, doing flips, collecting coins, and making Alto's Odyssey a sight to behold.
You jump in carefree to triumph over each level's challenges while keeping an eye for obstacles like rocks, fire, etc.
There are multiple first-person characters that you can unlock as you advance. In addition, you can enhance your abilities with in-game purchases or coins.
Conclusively, with over 10 million downloads and 241k 4.5 ratings, there is little reason to skip over Alto's Odyssey.
Dungeons of Dreadrock
Your brother–the chosen one–went inside to kill the dead king in the Dreadrock Mountain. It took a lifetime of wait, so the emotion took over the reason, and you chose to follow suit to find him.
This free Android game–Dungeons of Dreadrock–is a tale of 100 levels that you must brave to find your little brother.
This is a puzzle and (some) action rolled into one. The trailer may look easy, but a single sloppy moment will send you back to start the level again.
Straightway, this is tough, and you should get ready to die countless times as you advance in the dungeons.
Brawl Stars is a 3-on-3 multiplayer, that can be played with friends or solo.
Brawl Stars offers an extremely fast-paced game that hardly lets you breathe. The special events offer a ton of free stuff, allowing upgrades that are otherwise paid.
This has multiple modes, including multiplayer, survival, bounty, etc. Finally, this 100 million+ downloads game is from the very popular developer, Supercell–the maker of Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, and Boom Beach.
It's highly unlikely that you haven't heard of Subway Surfers yet.
No! You might miss an all-time great with over a billion downloads.
Subway surfer is the endless runner, jumping over the trains, picking up coins, and trying to escape the constantly chasing police inspector.
You typically run in a 3-lane subway with trains coming in from the opposite to crush you. The running speed increases gradually, making it difficult to avoid the obstacles.
As little as blinking at the wrong time can make you start afresh. Finally, take it for a spin and see why this free Android game is loved everywhere.
Legends of Runeterra
Legends of Runeterra is a card strategy game that demands top-notch skills and luck to get success.
You play with champions, spells, and allies gained from various regions in the Runeterra.
But it all boils down to how creative you can get. Users at the play store describe this game as “Unpredictable,” which doesn't push a pay-to-win ecosystem.
In addition, the user base bestows heaps of praises for its artwork and animations.
So go ahead, give it a try!
You customize your avatar and start from your physical location. Keep your eyes on the screen, and you'll see pokemon lurking in there, as they were really present in your surroundings.
The gameplay is about exploring and catching these creatures and being the (real-life) pokémon master.
However, don't expect out-of-the-world graphics. As this is most fun when played with the smartphone camera. So, what you'll be looking at is real-life locations via your smartphone screen with Pokémon waiting to be caught.
Finally, this game best suits the hardcore Pokémon fans. And remember to stay in a safe location while hunting for your favorite pokemon.
Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans has an excellent social appeal with its clan wars. This is a very highly rated game having downloads exceeding 500 million.
While AI handles actual battle movements, you shoulder the responsibility of being the strategic leader of your village. Build villages from the ground up, including the defenses and the overall infrastructure, to dominate the clan wars.
The most fun is joining other clans to form alliances and raid other players worldwide. And beware, others can attack as well, even when you're off the game. However, there are video replays one can watch to bolster the defenses.
Finally, this might be the perfect time killer on a cozy weekend.
Genshin Impact is a beautiful RPG open-world animé adventure that you'll fall in love with almost instantly.
This is a free Android game but heavily incentivizes paying after some point.
That being said, you can find players completing the game without paying a single penny–even if that means over 50 hours of extra gameplay.
But even as a free player, you can enjoy solving puzzles, climbing mountains, swimming across rivers, fighting battles, and doing everything if you have sufficient time at your disposal.
Asphalt 9 Legends
Want an instant adrenaline boost–try Asphalt 9 Legends. This is simple–choose your favorite beast, give it some flavor, and start burning some rubber.
You can play solo or challenge other real-world racers via its multiplayer racing mode.
This also features custom communities for racing–means you can ask your friends to grab their smartphones to compete in this racing game.
The First Soldier (FFVII)
The First Soldier is the Final Fantasy take on the battle royale genre.
There are two combat styles–warrior or sorcerer–with which you decimate your enemies to be the last one standing. Either one can go with the attack-heavy approach with the swords and all or cast spells to let others suffer to death.
In the end, this PUBG and Fortnite-styled first-person shooter pack plenty of action if you can manage all that in the smaller real estate of your smartphone.
Shadow Fight Arena
Shadow Fight Arena has a huge fanbase loving a no-nonsense player vs player (PvP) fighting. With Arena, it's a strategic combination of patience, skill, and timing which can pave the way to victory.
This has eye-catching graphics with characters having distinct weapons and fighting styles to choose from.
You can fight against the AI to upskill or jump to face the real players, which is arguably the most exciting part of the game.
And like most free-to-play games, spending real cash makes everything easier. However, it's up to you to grind it out and dominate without paying a penny.
There is no chance we were going to miss this iconic game on this list. FIFA Soccer is the best free Android game if you love–you guessed it–soccer.
While FIFA has always been a hit, the multiplayer mode gave it a much-needed update. In addition, there are a host of new features like substitution, unlimited stamina, skill moves, etc., that gives this game a pretty solid standing in the sports genre.
Overall, this is a huge overhaul from the previous FIFA titles and definitely worth trying.
So these were some of the best you could try.
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