Last year, we saw new Android smartphones and tablets launched and released, with each new model boasting a more powerful processor than the one before. But simple productivity apps don’t really do much to challenge a mobile device’s capabilities.
The best way to test the mettle of your Android device is to load it up with the latest, console-quality games, and not just the pixelated crap that you could run on your 10 year-old Gameboy. You don’t need to spend a fortune for these games because most of them are free to play, with just a quick search on Google Play Store.
Here are five great games, each from a different category, which you should consider downloading for your Android device.
RPG – Dungeon Quest
Any avid fan of role playing games could attest to the shortage of such games on the Android platform. It’s such a shame, since RPGs are known to be the perfect time wasters, wherein users could spend countless hours grinding to improve their gears or boost their levels. But with the addition of Dungeon Quest in the Android market, users can now get their dungeon-crawling fix with just their mobile devices. Carve your way through monsters with the help of your staff and your magical skills, and you won’t know how many hours you’ve spent on the toilet. This game should come with a warning: “highly addictive, could greatly diminish productivity.”
Puzzle – Rise of the Blobs
If you think puzzle games are for nerds, think again! Successful game developer Robot Invaders gives puzzle games a new look by making it more exciting and engaging. Imagine this: you are stranded atop a mountain, and monsters are slowly creeping up to get you, and the only way to survive is to feed them something else. The premise sounds like a fighting game or a first person shooter, but trust me, it is a puzzle game! As blobs climb up to get the protagonist named Marsh Mal, you need to fill up the blobs with fruits and pop them when you’ve lined up the right order. Promising? You bet it is!
Old School Shooter – Galaga Special Edition Free
If you think you’ve heard of this game before, you’re probably right. And you’ve probably heard it from your parents, because this space shooting game has been around for several decades now. Yes, it has been around long before small phones but don’t think this is an old, boring game just because of its name. This new Galaga sports slick graphics and impressive weapon power-ups, you won’t even think that the original was released before you were born. Oh, and you can let your parents to play and relive all the memories they had when they first played the original.
Platformer – Gunslugs Free
Are you one of those complaining about the quality of platform games available for Android? OrangePixel just answered your woes by giving you Gunslugs, an obvious allusion to highly enjoyable Metal Slug (which is also available in the Play Store). Shoot your way through enemies, blow them up to kingdom come, and feel free to go on a helicopter rampage with this simple and free title. It also promises to give you a unique experience every time, as it has a random level generator so that each game session feels unique, even after hours of playing.
SEE ALSO: 5 Racing Games for your Android.
Racing – Death Track
No top games roundup would be complete without a good racing game, and Death Track surely fits the bill. One feature that sets this apart from other racing games is that you’ll be riding a TRON-esque motorbike, and upgrade it to your heart’s content. And no, this is nothing like the snake-like gameplay espoused by the original TRON game—this is a full-fledged racing game that will surely push you to the edge of your seat.
What people are saying
Truly now a days the smartphones with Android OS are improving so much from hardware specs to graphics that the day of old pixalated game is over. Now all want to play high quality games. So I must say that you shared list of nice games from different genre.
I am really fond of apps especially those games. Takes away my stress after a busy day.
Thanks for the games shared with us!!
As android allows us to play games in our smartphone the list of games is huge. But death track is my favorite. Many games are available on android app store so that users can select according to their desired categories.
I like Death Track (in general, I prefer different racing games rather than RPGs or puzzles). It’s a quite interesting game, but the interest didn’t last long. So If you’re ready to spend a buck for playing a couple of days, then it’s OK.
Thanks for the games shared with us!…………….. i like them and i find them useful for children as well as for me tooo. thank you so much.
There are five great games from different categories.Last year, we saw new Android smartphones and tablets launched and released, with each new model boasting a more powerful processor than the one before. But simple productivity apps don’t really do much to challenge a mobile device’s capabilities.RPG – Dungeon Quest is an example of the great games.That games are really great.
I was always interested in plyaing games.from my childhood till now.Playing games is one of my favourite hobbies.Playing games is considered to be the only thing that makes me happy and fine.
I am great fan of Android Games. I can’t live without Android Games. I daily play with lots of Games.
Gunslugs is really a great time killer..Highly recommended if you like blowing things up in an engaging game play.
I like playing puzzle games , will try puzzle rise of blob, thanks for sharing these cool games
Gunslugs is really an excessive time destroyer. Highly suggested if you like blowing things up in an charming game play.
Great review, thanks for sharing such amazing information. Great Android Games.
Great list. I like the look of Dungeon Quest. Might try it out sometime.
Great list. For me Gunslugs Free the best, in bus train or car! Kids make traveling short ;)
I’m fond of Google Play store because this is the place where I can download the hottest apps safely and instantly. I just love those games, along with Temple Run and Fruit Ninja. They’re addicting!
Wondering why Angry Birds couldn’t make it into the list!
But still, awesome selection from a wide range of successful android games :)
where is Subway Suffer, TempleRun Brave, Fruit Ninza, Commando
All these are my favourite
Thanks for the games shared with us!! Great list. I like the look of Dungeon Quest. Might try it out sometime.
Great list. For me Gunslugs Free the best, in bus train or car! Kids make traveling short.Thanks!
I downloaded Dungeon Quest, It’s interesting. thank you very much for letting me know about this game :)
hello henry – please don’t mind but you made me mad :) Actually all your listed games are really very superb and now I am became the big addict of Old School Shooter.
I have played Death track and Dungeon Quest and is really a cool and fun games to behold
I only install my games on the android tv stick. So i get a bigger screen (my TV) and can use a remote controller. Thats how i love to play the games!
thanks for sharing. rise of the blobs is one of the most addictive games ever :)
I was addicted to UNO game but Death Racing game has just took me away. Now I am just crazy behind Death Racing. Its damn fun!!!
Among the list I like Death Track race game and play it often. I feel Temple Run Brave should also be the best to include in the list.
Android is one of the best gaming platforms. I myself own Android & an Windows Phone 8 smartphone. But I love Android as more gamers are there to be downloaded. Other than gaming Windows Phone is decent, not as good as Android.
I am a game addict and I choice this type off post. Death track is rockz. Special thanks for sharing this games.
Thank you for sharing such valuable information on android games. I was really searching for one
yes henry,i really love to play games on my android smartphone,Dungeon Quest is the best games. Its highly addictive game :)
Wow, every game is just different from another. Unique game collection.
Thanks for sharing this superb games for Android Animesh buddy.
Playing game is fun. but i only like racing game and empire. it’s fun. Thank to share.
Hey nice post… I’ve recently been looking at cheap android phones for gaming. It looks like this post’s games would all be great for all the phones I was looking at… thanks for the info, looking forward to having a look at the rest of your site.
A really great list…Although I’ve haven’t heard about many of these games before, I’m definitely going to check them out especially dungeon quest :)