Video games are loved by everyone and by everyone I mean everyone, yeah including your grandparents! A great way to pass your time, improve your skills and now also to socialize and make new friends. Mobile gaming is catching up like a wildfire and making progress at a phenomenal rate both in term so popularity and quality, gone are the days when it was all about a black and white snake slighting all over a tiny screen. Cell phones are an integral part of one's life & so does all the apps that one installs in it making mobile gaming a rich cult of and not just a casual time killer. With GPU and CPU advancements some mobile games are way better than most of the console games launched in their early stages.
So today I'll take a look at some of the best games that are available on Android today. Why Android? Simple! It's the big dog & has the largest market share amongst all the OS in the market today, infact if you are reading this on your cell phone or tablet right now there is a high chance that its Android and not iOS! As not everyone is equipped with a latest phone in the market I've not included just the high-end games out there but even the simpler ones that can run on almost every android phone today.
1. Clash of Clans(Price: Free with in-app purchases)
I know this one was the obvious choice but let's face it, we all love this game! Clash of Clans is a RPG where you get to build the strongest of villages with defenses and armies including special units called Heroes. Launched back in 2012 this game has witnessed constant and solid updates keeping its users hooked & never feels boring even after so many years. Multiplayer battles are really good and you can even socialize with your friends & clan members.
Download it today if you haven't.
What's Hot: Large variety of troops, infinite multiplayer matches and regular updates with a responsive UI
The Down side: In-App purchases can pit you against players with paid upgrades making it unfair at times.
2. Dead Trigger 2
If love FPS and haven't played this game then stop reading this right away and put the game on download first in the background. Dead Trigger 2 is one of the highly acclaimed FPS games on smartphones ever with an immersive gameplay and rich graphics. Shooting zombies and making your way through never felt any gorier, I mean better!
What's Hot: Seamless gameplay, nice variety of weapons and enemies. Doesn't get boring
The Down Side: Not easy to play on small screen devices.
3. Asphalt Xtreme and Asphalt 8: Airborne(Price: Free with in-app purchases)
Coming from the house of Gameloft these two are the tried and tested veterans of the racing genre on Android phones with the latter being a classic. While Airborne offers nearly 100 cars and cutomization options to race across the streets of various land masses, Asphalt Xtreme takes the whole thing for off-roading with 35 vehicles and counting and five game modes! Multiplayer options are smooth and the game can run on almost every decent device in the market today.
What's Hot: Rich gameplay, large variety of vehicles and game modes.
The Down Side: Drains battery real quick and can cause lags in budget devices.
4. Pokemon GO(Price: Free with in-app purchases)
What's Hot: Brings the classic back to life, infinite playtime and makes one explore new places
The Down Side: Needs an active internet connection all the time.
5. Modern Combat 5(Price: Free with in-app purchases)
Modern Combat 5 is as real as it gets to real life battlefield tactical strike scenarios juiced into a mobile game. The missions and players are real world locations and human beings keeping everything as real as possible. Graphics are sharp and don't put unnecessary load on your phone making it easy to run on for almost all the phones out there. With multiplayer squad vs squad matches and a fast paced solo campaign this will definitely be loved by CS:GO players.
What's Hot: Moderate game size with a comprehensive gameplay experience. Isn't too heavy on the phone hardware
The Down Side: None to be true
6. Marvel Contest of Champions(Price: Free with in-app purchases)
What's Hot: Good list of characters that keep updating occasionally.
The Down Side: Controls are a bit tricky and need to get used to
7. Vainglory(Price: Free with in-app purchases)
If MOBA games is your style then you can't give Vainglory a miss! Arguably the best MOBA game on Android till date the game features a MOBA gameplay where you fight your way through a mystical world using your skills and super powers to ultimately fight a boss and save the day. Playing in a team of four with three co-players being bot run you can pit against bots or even real players in multiplayer mode. More than two dozen characters to unlock & no freemium ware restrictions makes this game a must have.
What's Hot: Excellent graphics and can utilize Tegra engine. Controls are extremely responsive een during complex battle scenes.
The Down Side: None to be true
8. FIFA Mobile Football(Price: Free with in-app purchases)
Bringing the heat of the game to your precious smartphones the FIFA Mobile Football is a condensed version of the desktop version & the developers have done a fantastic job at reducing the size of this game at just under 100MB without affecting the gameplay even by a bit! Single and multiplayer matches with a team of your choice and composition is a key feature. Graphics are good and you can play the game for hours at a stretch thanks to its fluidic control system. A game must have for a football lover.
What's Hot: Small game size and rich list of players with a neat gameplay experience.
The Down Side: Graphics could've been a bit better with a slight increase in size
9. NOVA 3(Price: Free with in-app purchases)
Gameloft brings the best in the line graphics to your tablets and smartphones in form of N.O.V.A 3, an action-packed shooter for your mobile phone or tablet where you play the role of an army man who comes back to our planet just to find out that it is invaded by aliens. This is an unwelcoming sign for him, and as you would expect, this leads to a wide range of missions and intense gameplay moments that you need to overcome in order to find out the truth and save our planet. You even get to use vehicles and mounted weapons to top everything up. In short it's like a miniature version of Crysis games on PC.
What's Hot: Impeccable gameplay with distinctive features that no other FPS has to offer in the market today.
The Down Side: Controls need a little getting used to and the game might not run on every smartphone.
10. Riptide GP Series(Price: $2.99 or ₹200)
A fast paced, spine chilling, tidal wave conquering game putting you in the role of a high profile racer who loses his reputation and ranking after getting caught & now returns back to action in a quest to be the very best once again, sounds familiar isn't it!
A once pay and forget game with no in-app purchases makes it a lucrative offering for those who like fast paced action. Racing across water bodies on a high end water scooter while performing mid air acrobatics/stunts to earn extra points is something that will get you rocking up your seat for sure. You can even go multiplayer and race against upto 8 players at once.
What's Hot: Doesn't lag even on budget level devices and the controls are quite responsive for the pace of the game.
The Down Side: Less customization options for the player and vehicles. Some upgrades can be really tough to earn especially the top ones.
11. Rockstar Games(Price: Varies)
The king of open world games is the king of the genre in mobile devices aswell. With almost all the games on PC either been ported to mobile device versions or developed exclusively from ground up Rockstar games offer much more than one can ask for when playing open world adventures. Ports include Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas while games like Max Payne Mobile, GTA: Liberty City Stories and GTA: China Town Wars are exclusively developed. Bully is also available where you deal with bullies and other problems being a school kid.
These games are heavily optimized for smartphones and if you have a controller than do use it to multiply the fun to a whole new level.
What's Hot: Most games are the exact replica of their PC versions so gameplay is top of the line. Support for graphics settings and controllers make it highly compatible on various devices.
The Down Side: Some game like San Andreas might not be playable on budget devices that are a bit old even on the lowest graphic settings.
Alright folks so that's the list of the top 10 games available on the Android platform today. We've tried to include every game that's been loved and admired by every gamer out there be it casual or professional while keeping in mind that you can get the best game for your smartphone from the list not making it a Richie Rich exclusive!
I'm sure you must be having a few more name in your mind so why wait just drop the name down in the comment section below & we'll surely take a look. Now, Let the downloading begin!