These are the best free Android games. If you have questions about what games you can download on your Android smartphone, do not miss our guide with a selection of the best free Android games of all time.
There are thousands of compilations on the Internet of the best games for Android, so what makes ours different?
For starters, we’ve included not only the latest Android game titles, but also our favorite games of all time. These games are those that sooner or later we just return, if only to remember old times. They never go out of style
The compilation, in addition to free games for Android, collects some other payment game. Sometimes, if you want to get something of a ‘tad’ more value you have to take your hand in your pocket.
However, you should know that free games often contain additional payment elements. So if, in addition to you, you are going to let someone play (for example, a girl or boy), it is worth checking that they can not buy anything extra without your permission.
For this, you can follow the following steps:
- Open the Google Play application and touch on the three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen.
- Choose the ‘Settings’ option , and scroll down until you reach the option ‘Request authentication for purchases’.
- Make sure that this option is set ‘For all purchases through Google Play on this device’.
In the ‘Settings’ menu you will also find an option to automatically update the applications only if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. This way you will not lose any data (some games are huge, so we do not recommend that you update or download them without wifi).
Do not forget that we can also offer you a selection of the best free games for computer or Mac.
If instead of an Android phone you have an iPhone, do not miss our selection of the best iPhone games either .
After this mini “technical lesson”, let’s move on to the fun: the 23 best free games for Android.
1. Fortnite (free)
- PVP: Free
After months of exclusivity for mobile phones with iOS, Fortnite is now also available to download on Android, although not everything that glitters is gold. As announced during the launch of the Galaxy Note 9, Fortnite for Android will be limited (at least initially) to those with a Samsung Galaxy S7 or higher.
If you have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet , you can access the same Battle Royale for 100 players that is available for both computers and game consoles with a similar level of visual quality.
If you have been living in a cave for the last year and do not know Fortnite, the concept is simple: go down to earth, look for weapons and materials and, using a combination of craftsmanship and shooting, fight to be the last player standing.
Fortnite is possibly the most popular Battle Royale game, its quality and continuous updates make us understand why.
2. Ark: Survival Evolved (free)
In June 2015, Ark: Survival Evolved entered Early Access on Steam with the goal of reaching PC and Mac. Three years later and Ark has conquered not only PC, but also Mac, PS4, Xbox One and even iOS smartphones and Android
It is one of the most polished “open world” games we have seen on Android, with a huge world that you can explore by land, sea and air, and more than 80 dinosaurs for you to discover, fight, amaestres and críes.
You can create and build your own refuge, or work with friends online as a tribe to build bigger and better structures. You can unlock a wide range of weapons, from basic spears to high-tech weapons, and you can even ride some of the dinosaurs that you encounter. What more could you want?
The touch controls are much more intuitive than we expected, with a short learning curve expected for both new and experienced players.
The best news is that dressage times are much shorter than on PCs and consoles, which allows you to create your collection of dinosaurs without having to feed each of them for literally hours and hours.
Being a free application compared to a full-price PC game, there are plenty of IAPs that can help players get ahead along with an official Primal Pass subscription.
Payments provide double XP to level up faster, remove all ads, provide access to preferred servers as well as preferred slots on free servers and other benefits.
While having the pass will provide faster access to updates, new equipment and more, the good news is that everything is also accessible without having to spend even a single euro.
3. PUBG Mobile (free)
Does PUBG Mobile really need an introduction? The successful battle royale game that went on sale in 2017 is now available in mobile format for both iOS and Android players.
Unlike the variant of PC and console that will cost you € 26.99, the mobile variant is free to play with a lot of IAPs, although these are limited exclusively to the dress and appearance of your character.
But while some assume that the experience is poor on a mobile device, the mobile game of F2P actually has mechanisms that we would love to see transferred to the main game.
Most notably, during looting, accessories and useful items will be picked up and equipped automatically – ideal for those who are unsure of the myriad of weapon accessories available in PUBG.
Apart from the great mechanics, the shooter is not as difficult to use as some imagine. Of course, it has a learning curve, but once you get used to the position of on-screen controls and the mechanics of movement, everything will flow normally.
You can download PUGB Mobile for free by clicking on this link.
4. Pokémon Go (free)
It is impossible for any list of the best Android games to be complete without including the well-known Pokémon Go .
This game managed to mobilize masses of fans around the world since it was created in 2016.
Although it is currently not as popular, thanks to its continuous updates by Niantic and The Pokémon Company, it still has a large following.
This augmented reality game will make you fall in love if the famous Pokémon saga managed to do it in your childhood (or adulthood).
It will also attract competitive people, since the game consists of trying to find the best and most powerful Pokémon to be able to compete with other coaches in “gyms”.
The “gyms” are located in places of the real world: monuments, shopping centers, train stations …
You can catch Pokémon by throwing them PokéBalls, which in turn you can get in the PokéStops that are in your area.
The most beneficial thing about Pokémon Go: it encourages the children playing him to get up from the couch and leave the house, since the only way to “get along with everyone” is to grow eggs to get rewards or to catch the famous and very requested Pikachu is to leave home.
If you are such a fan of the game that you have managed to catch all the Pokémon, do not panic, the game is not over yet for you, since Pokémon Go recently released a new group of Pokémon to reality.
Did you think you had already done all of them? Well, no. Stop touching the PokéBalls and play!
5. Minecraft Pocket Edition (€ 6.99 approximately)
Another of the games for Android that will be most appealing for young and old, is without a doubt Minecraft Pocket Edition , the smartphone version of the famous Minecraft computer game.
It is not free, but its price is quite reasonable for the hours of fun that you can enjoy thanks to it.
If you have not yet heard of Minecraft, come out of the cave where you live: it is one of the most famous games in history.
In it you can build without limits. Everything you think can be built. So besides fun it is creative and educational. Amazing, right?
6. Super Mario Run (free)
If you like video games you have to try Super Mario Run . It is the first Super Mario game created for mobile phones by Nintendo. Since December 2016 it is available for Android (no longer an exclusive privilege of the App Store).
Super Mario Run is, as its name suggests, a run game . The mechanics of the game are simple, in addition, if you have played before Super Mario, you will know exactly what you have to do.
You will have to jump obstacles, collect coins and avoid all the enemies that you find in your mission until you get to finish the level.
There are three game modes available:
- World Tour will be the world that you most recognize from previous versions. Each world is divided into three levels plus a final level in which you will have to fight against the evil Bowser.
- Toad Rally is a second modality in which you will have to try to overcome the scores of other players.
- And in the third modality, Kingdom Builder, you can build your own kingdom using the gains obtained in the other two modalities.
7. The SIMs (coming soon)
The version of The SIMs will be available soon on Android. This new version promises to be amazing, very similar to the versions for computer and Mac.
While you wait, you have several options available to play SIMs on your mobile, although they are not half as good as the version created exclusively for mobile.
If you can not wait, we recommend Freeplay SIMs, it will not cost you a single cent, so you will not lose anything by trying it out.
If you have never played The SIMs, we summarize: you have to play to be god. You build and decorate homes, you create characters and you manage your life at your whim. You create the story.
8. Football Manager Mobile 2017 (€ 8.99 approximately)
Of all the games currently available for Android, Football Manager Mobile is the most popular. You can direct any team from 15 different countries. You will be in charge of everything: from choosing who plays and who does not, until deciding tactics or signings.
In 2017 they integrated the possibility of leading leagues in Poland and Turkey, as well as improving their interface and the search capacity to hire players, new options for signing and greater control of the game.
9. Slither.io (free)
If you’re an Android fan, you’re sure to be aware of the return to the market of the 17-year-old Nokia 3310 phone (obviously, updated to our time).
This mobile is cheap, unbreakable and very practical. But what really thrilled the audience was the return of his famous game Snake.
Slither.io is the modern version of Snake. It works in the same way, but instead of crashing into walls you crash into the snakes of other players while yours is getting longer and longer.
10. Crossy Road (free)
This is another of the games that have become popular for being able to give back moments of your childhood. Crossy Road is like Frogger, with a “small” difference: you are no longer a frog. In fact, you’ll be anything but a frog.
The concept of the game is the same, you have to cross the street avoiding all kinds of obstacles: cars, trucks, boats, animals, dinosaurs or any other animal-object able to make the game end for you.
We know it, its description does not sound very exciting, but believe us when we tell you that it is without a doubt one of the most addictive games you will ever play. Crossing that street will become your obsession.
11. Layton’s Mysterious Journey (€ 17.99)
Okay, this is the most expensive game on our list. However we know that the Android version of Professor Layton’s puzzle game for Nintendo 3DS will have a large number of followers.
In this version of Layton’s Mysterious Journey you will play with Katrielle Layton, the teacher’s daughter. You’ll have to help her find her father in central London. To do this you must complete a lot of puzzles and overcome small additional games.
You will find math problems, memory games, words, optical illusions and much more. Good exercise for your brain.
12. Jetpack Joyride (free)
Jetpack Joyride is one of our favorite Android games of all time. Even though he is a few years old, it is difficult for you to end up getting tired of him.
In the game you will become Barry Steakfries and you will have to drive your rocket collecting coins (with which you can buy new rockets, clothes or other extras), firing missiles and dodging enemies in order to get as far as possible.
You can ride on top of a dragon or a bird, defy gravity with a special suit, teleport through the screen, get away on a motorcycle or crush nearby scientists (those poor and innocent scientists) with Lil Stomper. You can also ride a boat, although this option is for a fee.
The amount of achievements and challenges make the game interesting. Whether you have to fight against many scientists, you have to travel a distance without being able to touch the ground or you have to battle to dodge missiles. Whatever it is, fun is assured.
13. Words with friends (free)
Words with friends is the typical Scrabble but with a social element, since it allows you to play against friends or random players.
The game is focused on competitive people, since you can always have statistics that show your progress in the game. Will you be able to become a legend?
The game may be a bit slow, since you have to wait for your opponent to make his move, something that sometimes comes time. However, the pleasure of finding that long word that will give you so many points makes the wait worthwhile.
Words with friends is one of those games that does not need explanation. Everyone knows how to play. Oh, and it will put your “gray matter” to work, so in effect, we give you our vote.
14. Plants against zombies 2 (free)
A game that will conquer anyone. There are several versions of Plants against zombies to download and any of them will keep you entertained.
You will have to play through several worlds, on several different levels, each one ending with an expert level screen. As you go forward you can get new plants and different types of zombies to attack.
The mission of the game is to build an army of plants, create different attack mechanisms: throw peas, explode in the face of your opponents or simply do everything possible to avoid them. If you reach the end of the screen without zombies: level exceeded.
15. Dumb ways to die 2 (free)
Despite the simplicity of the Dumb ways to Die series of games , fun is guaranteed. You will love its graphic material and its funny characters, something similar to Mr Men.
All the characters will have a “special propensity to die”, your mission will be to prevent this from happening.
As the title says, the forms that these characters will find to die are quite “dumb”, that is, stupid.
For each life you save you will get 100 points that will take you to the next level, with an extra degree of difficulty.
16. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (€ 4.99 approximately)
This famous console game has versions so you can play it on your smartphone or tablet . It’s amazing how easy it will be to play him with a touch screen.
The San Andreas for mobile has everything you love about the console version: drive, shoot, fly planes, create your own bands, and all those other things far from goodness.
San Andreas is based on the story of Carl Johnson and his life in a city plagued by street gangs, drugs and corruption. His family and friends have hit bottom: his mother murdered, his family broken into pieces and his friends going the wrong way.
After being indicted for homicide, Johnson has to take control.
There are more than 70 hours of game available, it’s worth the price of the game, right?
17. Last day on Earth: Survival (free)
If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, then you will also like this game (although there are also The Walking Dead games from Telltale as well).
Last day on Earth , the last day on Earth, in Spanish, bases its history on the year 2027: a zombie epidemic devastates the planet and you will have to do everything possible to survive.
You will be able to perfect your strategy and survival skills and create increasingly deadly weapons as you traverse abandoned military bases and survivors’ camps in search of new resources.
You can team up with other players, but be careful who you trust, in this game nothing is what it seems …
18. Asphalt 8: Airborne (free)
No compilation of Android games can be complete without a suitable racer game , and Asphalt 8 is one of the best-known titles.
You can drive attractive vehicles through 40 tracks that include from the Nevada desert to Tokyo. While driving, you can perform incredible acrobatics, even jumping 360 degrees.
There are more than 190 cars to compete, including the Lamborghini Veneno, the Bugatti Veyron, the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 911.
19. Hill Climb Racing 2 (free)
Another driving game, although a little different from Asphalt.
In Hill Climb Racing you will have to drive your 4×4 uphill, crossing bridges, going down hills and going up more hills.
Along the way, you will collect coins to improve your vehicle and fuel. You will also have additional vehicles to unlock.
Drive very slowly, but if you run out of gas; Drive very fast, since you will inevitably turn the vehicle around and break the neck of the poor peasant who drives it.
In this way, the game is over and you start over again. Endless fun.
20. War Wings (free)
If you’ve grown tired of riddle games, endless runners, shooting games and racing games, how about an old-fashioned competition?
War Wings of MiniClip allows you to compete against players from all over the world while you throw yourself to the sky to shoot down your enemies or you simply lose yourself doing acrobatics.
It is fun.
21. Super Stickman Golf 3 (free)
In its third edition, Super Stickman Golf is better than ever. All golf fans will have at their disposal a lot of achievements available.
There are new courses, new enhancers, new game modes and a new way of turning. With 20 courses to play alone or with your friends, Super Stickman Golf 3 will really surprise you.
Set your shooting angle and power and strive to get a hole in one. You will not be able to stop playing.
22. Bejeweled Blitz (free)
Bejeweled is a classic puzzle game, but with daily challenges, leaderboards, momentum elements, special gems and much more.
You will have 60 seconds to eliminate as many gems from the board, with additional bonuses for doing it fast or combining more than three gems.
It’s easy to save the game and reopen it every time you have a free minute, and its simplicity makes it incredibly addictive. The integration you have with Facebook means that you can also compete against your friends
23. Candy Crush Saga (free)
We could not forget Candy Crush , one of the most famous and popular mobile games of all time.
Introduced by King in 2012, its developers managed to earn up to 493 million dollars over a three-month period, with more than 93 million players.
But even today, it’s still the second highest-grossing application on Google Play.
Candy Crush Saga is a puzzle of combinations, very similar to Bejeweled Blitz. The difference is that you play through hundreds of levels instead of independent one minute games, each one more complicated than the first.
Some are timed, others require that you reach a minimum score, and Candy Crush Saga keeps mixing things to keep you entertained.
The possibility of seeing in which map of the level map your Facebook friends are is a big push, since it impels you to improve and advance
24. Clash of Clans (free)
Clan Clash (Clash of Clans) is another game that has withstood the test of time. In essence, you need to build a village that includes everything required by your tribe at war: a town hall, a gold mine or a camp for your army.
You will have to continue improving your village and unlocking more types of buildings, which eventually allows you to take control of the Clan Castle, improve your barracks and forge loyalties with other players.
When your village is strong, you can start thinking about going into battle, but while the first fights are easy, the difficulty increases rapidly.
If you want to survive, you will have to continuously improve your attack and defense, and carefully consider your decisions.
25. Bad piggies (free)
Bad Piggies is a spin-off of Angry Birds, another classic Android game of all time. Instead of playing with birds you will have to play with pigs. Oink. Oink.
It is an addictive and challenging puzzle game, in which you are provided with a variety of materials and you are asked to build a contraption that will make your pig reach the end of the level.
As expected, there are many obstacles to overcome and different types of terrain to master. Which means that it’s not as easy as it seems, and that some of the levels are downright difficult.