The mobile game scene has exploded, with thousands of titles on Android ranging from casual time wasters to shooters with cutting-edge graphics. Even older generation console games have found a new life on Android combining a nostalgic experience with intuitive touch and gesture controls. It’s an exciting time for gamers of all stripes.
Let’s have a look below at Top 10 Games for Android phones.
ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II
The sequel to Angry Birds Star Wars improves on that game’s design ideas, with branching levels and character packs that let you swap out to try different strategies. ABSW II offers you a chance to play as the evil pigs of the Pork Side. So, if you’ve ever thought that the titular birds were just too damn angry, here’s your chance to get revenge.
Rymdkapsel is a real-time-strategy base-building game with a Tetris twist. The game’s Swedish developers call it “meditative space strategy.” Gamers, who are looking for a portable real-time-strategy game, there isn’t much to choose from, and this one has the bonus advantage of being good.
This is a great time pass for those who spend a lot of time waiting for things or people. Whether it’s stuck in traffic or waiting on a queue at the bank, a few quick levels of Drop7 will make any kind of stationary drudgery more bearable.
RAYMAN FIESTA RUN
We wouldn’t have predicted that the Rayman series, with its precision platforming and complicated level design, would have been a great fit for touch screen devices. Yet Rayman Jungle Run proved that the series was just that, and its sequel, Fiesta Run, only refined and improved the formula. It’ll have you chasing Lums until your intended bus stop is a thing of the past.
You wouldn’t think that a game that stitches together fishing and firearms would be a sublime mobile experience. Well, maybe you would think that… but anyway, if you think that you’re right, so good for you. Everything about Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale of Redemption is both as ridiculous and as great as the title suggests. You’ll be playing, fishing, and shooting for many hours to come.
Super Hexagon is a game that will kill you in seconds. A pattern of geometric shapes flow towards the center of the screen to the beat of the music, and your task is to dodge them. You won’t. You’ll die. If you get really good, you’ll die in minutes. And you’ll love every one.
PLANTS vs. ZOMBIES
The cartoony garden-defense blockbuster soars on smartphones, thanks to touch inputs and a port that sacrifices very little from other versions of the game. Put your battery on notice.
The closest mobile gaming comes to Criterion Games’ Burnout series, Asphalt 8. Simulation nuts can keep puttering around with their Real Racing 3; this is a game about using speed as a weapon. The cars are as sexy speeding down the road as they are leaping majestically through the air into a pylon, and Game loft keeps adding more of them every time we turn around.
In Hoplite, you play a man in armor that has a blade, a spear and a very specific chess-like move-set. Each enemy has their own movement and attack rules. And each board of the game is ultimately a maze of survival, one hope, spear, stab or shove at a time. Bit by bit, you can make your guy tougher. Until you die. Then start again!
Threes is an immaculately designed game made all the more winning for its aesthetics. Charming, musical, and deviously addictive, it’ll become your new obsession. You slide a bunch of little numbers around a tiled pad, trying to get two like numbers next to each other. If you can do that, they’ll get friendly and combine to form a new, bigger number. Keep on moving, keep on combining, and your score will climb and climb.