Google’s Android is the biggest smartphone operating system out there in terms of the number of devices that run on it. The tenth edition of Android is now out and what remains one of the biggest selling points of the platform is the availability of free games and applications. And these apps and games are the full versions and not the demos and trial versions. This is possible because the revenue model for mobile games is not dependent on the sale of games, rather in-game items. And there are some games that have broken through all logic and becomes more popular than analytics could predict. Here’s a list of 25 such games that everyone must play at least once on their lifetime.
This popular PC and console game released on Android and immediately became one of the most popular.
Description: Fortnite Battle Royale is the always free, always evolving, multiplayer game where you and your friends battle to be the last one standing in an intense 100 player PvP mode. Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.
This is definitely one of the most popular Android games ever to launch and it has the numbers to prove it. The mobile version of the game is much more popular than the PC or console versions.
Description: The official PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS designed exclusively for mobile. Play free anywhere, anytime. PUBG MOBILE delivers the most intense free-to-play multiplayer action on mobile. Drop in, gear up, and compete. Survive epic 100-player battles, and fast-paced 4v4 team deathmatch and zombie modes. Survival is key and the last one standing wins. Be the one!
Temple Run 2
Temple Run was one of the first mobile run games to become popular, and it became so popular, every other person was seen playing it.
Description: Navigate perilous cliffs, zip lines, mines and forests as you try to escape with the cursed idol. How far can you run?!
Some people may say that this one takes after League of Legends (Rightly so!), but that does not mean it is fun to play with friends.
Description: Join your friends in a brand new 5v5 MOBA showdown against real human opponents, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang! Choose your favorite heroes and build the perfect team with your comrades-in-arms! 10-second matchmaking, 10-minute battles. Laning, jungling, tower rushing, team battles, all the fun of PC MOBAs and action games in the palm of your hand! Feed your eSports spirit!
This brilliant Indie game has great colors and music. A must play!
Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighbouring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins.
If you like run and gun, then this is the game for you. But it’s not all blind shooting, some timely jumps are needed as well.
Description: If nasty alien bugs invade your lovely home planet, the only way to resist is to grab a gun! When all else fails, call on Bombastic Brothers, a semi-legal team of soldiers and agents! Join the Arcade Revolution where old-school platformer gameplay meets the future. Choose your hero, pick a weapon, obtain and upgrade your spaceship and fight epic bosses!
This was one of the games that created some big hype, and it did live up to it, somewhat. This game introduced the world to AR technology properly.
Description: Join Trainers across the globe who are discovering Pokémon as they explore the world around them. Pokémon GO is the global gaming sensation that has been downloaded over 1 billion times.
Words With Friends
If you’ve ever liked Scrabble, then this is the game for you. Engage your friends in this game of wits and challenge them to take you on.
Description: Keep in touch with your friends by playing Words With Friends. PLAY the simple word-building game you know and love. CONNECT with your friends through in-game chat.
Super Mario Run
Ever been a fan of Mario? Maybe you’re nostalgic about those early Nintendo NES days. Then this is the game to hop right into.
Description: A new kind of Mario game that you can play with one hand. You control Mario by tapping as he constantly runs forward. You time your taps to pull off stylish jumps, midair spins, and wall jumps to gather coins and reach the goal!
Dumb Ways to Die 2
This was originally an advertisement from Metro Trains Melbourne, and it became so popular, that they made a game out of it.
Description: Following the massive success of Dumb Ways to Die, we are giving the world something fresh, new and original to fall in love with: a sequel. Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games has taken the world by storm. Boasting all new levels and challenges, leader boards, as well as a cast of new characters, Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games is bringing train safety message to the world in a cheeky and fun way.
Shadowgun follows the action RPG genre where players shoot to kill enemies with their team.
Description: In the sci-fi world of Shadowgun Legends, humanity is under attack from a deadly alien invader. The last line of defense are the Shadowguns, legendary warriors and heroes. So what are you waiting for? Join the shooting action and show the galaxy who’s boss!
This is a card game with a twist where they have powers and magic.
Description: A card game set in the Warcraft universe and designed by the master game makers at Blizzard, Hearthstone retains all of the warmth and charm of its source material while crafting a new experience that’s both deviously strategic and infinitely collectible. It’s a well-balanced game that’s forever growing: Blizzard has continued to add new expansions, adventures, cards, and modes long after its release.
Being a ninja is a very popular dream, and it is possible in this safe environment where the enemies are just fruits.
Description: Welcome to the dojo, ninja. Your objective: become a master of slicing fruit! What better way to do that than play Fruit Ninja, the original hit fruit-slicing mobile game?
This is one of the most visually enchanting game that has been created for mobile. Monument Valley is a testament to the great work Indie developers are doing in the recent times.
Description: In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world. Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.
Plants vs Zombies 2
This turn based games pits zombies against the united plant front in a battle for domination.
Description: Play the award-winning hit action-strategy adventure where you meet, greet, and defeat legions of hilarious zombies from the dawn of time, to the end of days. Amass an army of amazing plants, supercharge them with Plant Food, and devise the ultimate plan to protect your brain.
8 Ball pool
Pool is one of the most popular sport, and the mobile version of it is popular as well.
Description: Play with friends! Play with Legends. Play the hit Miniclip 8 Ball Pool game on your mobile and become the best!
Though we don’t really understand why this is called FIFA Soccer, it still happens to be one of the best football games on mobile.
Description: Experience all-new gameplay, graphics, 11 v 11 Head to Head mode, team Chemistry, and an upgraded game engine in Season 3 of FIFA Mobile. It’s the world’s game, taken to a whole new level for mobile. Plus, compete in live events featuring the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League! Build your Ultimate Team and take on opponents as you train any player to superstar status, attack rivals, and engage in fresh daily content all season long.
Last Day on Earth: Survival
Survival games have emerged in droves in the last few years, and this is one of the more popular options available in mobile.
Description: The survival shooter Last Day on Earth is set in a post-apocalyptic world: in 2027 the world saw an outbreak of an unknown infection that destroyed almost all the human race. And it didn’t stop there. All those dead started turning into zombies and those few survivors that have resistance in their blood are trying to survive on the ruins of the once great world.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt is one game series people swear by when speaking of racing games, and Asphalt 8: Airborne is the definition of why people do that.
Description: In Asphalt 8, you’ll race in some of the hottest, most high-performance dream machines ever created, from cars to bikes, as you take them on a global tour of speed. From the blazing Nevada Desert to the tight turns of Tokyo, you’ll find a world of challenge, excitement and arcade fun on your road to the top!
Here’s another run game that became rather popular with people and people were playing this obsessively at on point.
Description: Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his dog.
Guns of Boom
Here’s another FPS shooter that comes with some great weapons and cool gameplay.
Description: Gods of Boom is a competitive multiplayer FPS with awesome 3D graphics and gripping gameplay. It’s so simple that your cat could learn the controls, but the skill-cap is high enough to spark the interest of competitive eSports players who’re used to extremely challenging and clutch tournament-style battles. Engage in online PvP battles on a variety of maps, utilizing different cunning tactics. Get the ultimate FPS experience with fast-paced matches that take less than 5 minutes on average. The game is on!
Angry Birds Rio
Slinging birds to destroy structures and pigs has never been this fun. It is definitely one of the most popular games ever.
Description: The original Angry Birds have been kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio de Janeiro! They’ve managed to escape, but now they must save their friends Blu and Jewel – two rare macaws and the stars of the hit movies, Rio and Rio 2.
Candy Crush Saga
Now this is a classic puzzle game that moved between platforms and inspired some popular memes as well.
Description: Start playing Candy Crush Saga today – a legendary puzzle game loved by millions of players around the world.
Clash of Clans
Now this is a different take on the MMORPG genre where each player gets a whole city to control and take on other players.
Description: Join millions of players worldwide as you build your village, raise a clan, and compete in epic Clan Wars!
If you thought boards games can’t make the cut, then you’re wrong.
Description: Ludo King™ is a classic board game played between friends and family. Play the royal game of kings! Recall your childhood!