Stuck with a long train ride every day? Sitting in a doctor’s office or hospital waiting room? There’s a cure for your boredom: free Android games. Whether you prefer word teasers, shooters, puzzle games or trivia games, there are a plethora of Android games to fill your time. In fact, Google Play’s selection of free games for Android is astounding — there are hundreds of thousands of games.
But what games are actually worth playing? It’s undeniable that the market has low quality games mixed in with the awesome ones, so how do you know which ones to play? That’s where we come in. Here are 10 of the best free Android games:
- 1 1. Deck Heroes
- 2 2. Stick Hero
- 3 3. Bruce Lee: Enter The Game
- 4 4. 8 Ball Pool
- 5 5. Plants vs. Zombies FREE
- 6 6. Godus
- 7 7. Glow Hockey
- 8 8. Family Guy The Quest for Stuff
- 9 9. Frozen Free Fall
- 10 10. Smash Hit
1. Deck Heroes
If you love trading card-based games like Hearthstone or Magic The Gathering, you’ll undoubtedly love Deck Heroes (at least until Hearthstone makes its way to Android). Deck Heroes is one of the best android games on the market, with its colorful graphics and great, challenging gameplay that actually takes strategy. If you’re looking to kill some time, kill some Dark Priests and Batwing Imps in Deck Heroes.
2. Stick Hero
If you’re looking for a super difficult but fun to play, check out Stick Hero. It may look simplistic (and gorgeous), but it’s a lot harder than it looks. You can’t grow your stick too short or too long, or your hero falls into the abyss and dies. It’s frustrating, but somehow tons of fun.
3. Bruce Lee: Enter The Game
Waaaaaaaaaa — that’s my karate noise. I’m sure Bruce Lee is turning in his grave knowing he’s being exploited as a mobile game, but honestly all my care went out of the window after I played Bruce Lee: Enter the Game. It’s funny and fun, and contains classic 2D sidescrolling beat-em-up fun paired with vibrant visuals.
4. 8 Ball Pool
Billiards isn’t exactly something tough to get right on a mobile device, but 8 Ball Pool’s multiplayer is second-to-none. You’ll quickly find a match and be competing in no-time. You can compete 1-on-1 or get into an 8 player tournament. You can even customize your cue and table.
5. Plants vs. Zombies FREE
If you’ve loved PopCap and EA’s game on other platforms, let me assure you that Plants vs. Zombies translate well to Android devices. The game is gorgeous on the Android OS, and there are very minimal bugs. Plants vs. Zombies FREE is one of the best free Android games available.
Godus takes a unique spin on the all-too-common city builder game by allowing you to physically shape, mold and sculpt every inch of the game’s landscape to help steer your followers into the right direction. You get to play a god, and your shaping and sculpting determines the outcome of your civilization. Godus is absolutely breathtaking in both visuals and narrative.
7. Glow Hockey
Just when you thought nothing would ever beat the thrilling challenge of an arcade’s air hockey table, Glow Hockey made its debut on Google Play. With neon lights and gameplay that is simple to play but difficult to master, Glow Hockey is one of the most fun free games for Android. Throw on some techno music to match the neon mood and you’re good to go.
8. Family Guy The Quest for Stuff
Although Family Guy’s newer episodes have stale writing, the Family Guy mobile game is hilarious. In Family Guy The Quest for Stuff, you’ll take control of a living Quahog and send your favorite Family Guy characters on various quests as you work to unlock many different things, such as a Mermaid outfit for Peter, a Petercopter, and a Rambo outfit for Lois. The game has become funnier than the show, so you’re better off grabbing the free Android game.
9. Frozen Free Fall
If you can’t resist the Disney charm of Frozen, and love games like Bejeweled Blitz, than I’ve got the perfect game for you to play: Frozen Free Fall. In Frozen Free Fall, you’ll play along with Olaf in a puzzle matching adventure filled with cutesy animations and fun, mindless gameplay. You’ll also unlock even more Frozen characters along the way. You know, if you weren’t sick with all of the other Disney-licensed Frozen products you’re seeing this holiday season.
10. Smash Hit
Although Smash Hit is developed by a company named Mediocre, their free Android game is anything but. Nothing is quite as satisfying as breaking stuff, and you’ll do plenty of that in Smash Hit. The visuals are beautiful, but you’ll unfortunately destroy most of them with metal balls as you battle your way through the futuristic dimension, breaking things in your path. And better yet, you’ll do it all to musically synchronized gameplay.