Mobile gamers were responsible for bringing in over $12.1 Billion last year alone. There are 500 new games uploaded to the Google Play Store every week, but with so many incredible games hitting the market each day, it can be difficult to know which ones to download.
Smartphones have revolutionized the industry; we carry our heroes around with us wherever we go, we can jump in and out of their worlds at will, from anywhere at any time. But which Android games should you be playing?
The Best Android Games Available For Download
Here is a list (updated each month) that will help guide you through the bountiful world of Android gaming.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (free)
This is one of the world’s most popular games and is certainly worth downloading. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a free to play, turn based card strategy game that allows the player to battle races, relics and heroes from Blizzard's hit franchise, World of Warcraft.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is currently the most streamed game on Twitch with over 79 Millions hours watched last month. It is incredibly simple to learn, but mastering the game takes years. A brilliant one for all you fantasy fans.
Pokémon GO (free)
Pokémon GO is the augmented reality game that allows players from all over the globe to hunt down, capture and evolve their favourite Pokémon. The augmented reality aspect means that this all happens around you, in real life, as you play.
You do not have to know about Pokémon to play Pokémon GO – that’s the beauty of it. Get outside and see if you can catch ‘em all.
Remember Snake on the old Nokias? Of course you do. This is the modern version of that. This version, aside from looking shiny and new, adds an online mode. The aim of Slither.io. is to grow your snake as long as possible whilst at the same time avoiding the other players' snakes; a genuinely fun game for adults and kids alike.
Take control of entire civilizations, ranging from stone age to space age. This game, despite being a new addition to the Google Play Store, has already amassed over a million downloads as well as earning critical acclaim. DomiNations is a brilliant strategy game that will have you relentlessly picking up your phone.
Roll the Ball (free)
This is a super fun, super clever brain training game that is really tough to complete and put down. The aim is to use physics to get the ball from the start to the goal. This is achieved (or attempted) by sliding the blocks around the screen.
Hitman: Sniper ($2.50)
Step into the shoes of Agent 47, a man with a seriously big gun for hire. This game allows you to hone your sniping skills as you take out your targets across over 150 missions. A great game for you shooter fans and with countless enemies to pop off this is certainly worth a purchase.
FIFA 17 Companion (free)
This is the perfect game/app for anyone that loves a bit of FIFA. This game will allow you to manage your squads, players, transfers etc all from the comfort of your own desk at work. Prep your game from anywhere in the world – this makes life so much fun, an absolute must for any soccer fan.
Implosion - Never Lose Hope (Free trial - $9.99 after)
This is a beautiful looking game that plays out a lot like the legendary God of War series. This is a third person game that allows the player to control an armour clad hero. Upgrade your weapons, armour and abilities as you battle your way through some seriously epic boss battles.
This is one for all you RPG players out there. This is a free game however, you will have to pay for later levels.
Plants vs Zombies 2 (free)
Colorful, addictive and ripping good fun. Plants vs Zombies was one of the best free to play games going last year and this sequel is even better. I can’t stress how much fun this game is, the concept alone cracks me up.
It is your classic tower defence game that pits shrubbery against an army of the undead – that seems fair. With tons of add-ons and incredible replay value this is a top choice for anyone looking to whittle away the hours.
Spider-Man Unlimited (free)
This is a beautifully illustrated game that resembles the classic comic look of Spider-Man. Jump, swing and dodge your way through the Green Goblins traps and Doc Ock’s assaults. This is a great one for all you superhero fans out there.
Into the Dead (free)
Into the Dead is one of the best action games available on Android. This is a simple first person shooter, runner game. Test your reflexes (and aim) as you constantly move through hordes of zombies. Upgrade your weapons as you cut your way through the relentless onslaught of undead.
Animation Throwdown: TQFC (free)
"Collect character cards, optimize your deck, and create new combos as you fight in an epic card battle bacchanal,". Featuring characters from Family Guy, American Dad, Futurama King of the Hill and many more. This is a brilliant fun and occasionally slightly crass way to battle with people online.
Fallout Shelter (free)
Take control of your own vault – do whatever you like with it. This is a great addition for anyone that likes the Fallout series. In fact this can take up more time that the PC/Console games. How will you control your vault?
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