Today, we are going to take a look at the best Android games in order to lay to rest some claims that only Apple devices get the best games, and to display the capabilities of the platform at gaming. In this list of the top 10 best Android games, we’ll be featuring mostly commercial or paid games. Even though there are also a lot of free Android games available and definitely worth taking a look at, most paid games on the Android market are some of the best games for Android money can buy (and they don’t cost much).
Now, let’s move on to our list of the top 10 Android games you should be playing!
Best Android Games #1. Zenonia
Zenonia is a traditional style role playing game (RPG) which is complex, and features a gaming and character development style akin to games on actual consoles. The game has everything an RPG gamer can dream of – quests, items and battles – which come together to make one of the best Android games. There are 3 games in the series: Zenonia is $0.99, Zenonia 2 is $0.99 and the latest addition, Zenonia 3 is free. Each one of them is engrossing and challenging – and best of all – each game is better than the last.
Best Android Games #2. Robo Defense
Coming in at number two in our list of the top 10 Android games is Robo Defense. Let’s face it guys, there are a ton of tower defense games on the Android market, but Robo Defense is definitely the best of the lot, because of its great graphics, gameplay and a seemingly perfect level of difficulty. One of the best aspects of the game is that the player feels content and well-rewarded after completing its levels where you earn points for killing enemies and you can then spend the points on upgrading your weapons and defenses to eliminate the next wave of enemies. All in all, definitely one of the best Android games ever developed and a great game for gamers of all types!
Robo Defense costs $2.99 from the Android Market.
Best Android Games #3. Shoot U!
The first thing that’s going to come to your mind when you play this game is how odd this game looks but when you start playing and after the initial shock of the hand-drawn graphics wears off, you’re going to be thinking: This game is damn good. And naturally, it’s made its way into our list of the best Android games. Shoot U! is a physics puzzle game, which has you firing a guy out a cannon while trying to manage the speed, momentum and gravity to crash him through walls, over walls, under walls into the target. A simple concept, but the game is very clever and simply awesome — and even with its funky hand-drawn graphics, we’re more than happy to include it in our list as one of the best games for Android
Shoot U! costs $1.99 from the Android Market.
Best Android Games #4. Radiant
The next featured game in our list of the best Android games is Radiant, costing $1.99. Radiant feels like a modern day version of the ages old Asteroids and Space Invaders games. The game takes the tried and tested gameplay into the new era with flashy, bright and vibrant graphics that will put a silly grin on your face when you’re playing it without you even realizing it. Radiant also features upgrades to the ship you’re using, which is certainly a welcome change as the retro gameplay was bound to get boring after a while. Overall, a great shoot ‘em up game and with its retro pedigree, we’re proud to call it one of the best games for Android!
Best Android Games #5. Fruit Ninja
Midway into our list of top 10 Android games is a familiar one. Fruit Ninja is a game that needs no introduction and is definitely one of the most popular games on all mobile platforms. A simple yet addictive gameplay is the heart of the game, keeping the player returning for more, and making it one of the best games for Android (and other platforms) of all time. The paid version adds leaderboards with the Feint service, increasing the replay value of the game to unprecedented levels.
Fruit Ninja costs $1.26 from the Android Market.
Best Android Games #6. Buka HD
Buka HD is the perfect games for those who loathe the thought of ever using buttons again. The touch controls on this game are better than any other than I have ever played. The object of the game is simple: you just have to move the Buka around while touching and poking the enemies in order to protect the Buka from attacks by the enemies. It is one of the best Android games featuring touch-based gameplay available on the platform. So those who have not played it yet are definitely missing out.
Buka HD costs $1.99 from the Android Market.
Best Android Games #7. Galcon
In number 7 on our list of the best Android games is Galcon ($1.99), best described as an action/strategy title. In the game, you draw lines between planets of varying sizes to send a part of your fleet to another one and take over that planet. The main idea is to get bigger planets in order to intimidate your opponents with your larger fleet. The best part of the game are the online battles, which is a rare thing to find in mobile titles even these days, and they offer a healthy dose of fun, adding to the game’s overall value. We chose Galcon as one of the best games for Android because it’s is easy to learn, yet tough to master and definitely one that should not be left without being played.
Best Android Games #8. MX Moto
We couldn’t publish a list of the best Android games without including MX Moto. Although it is also available for free, the real fun of the game is in the paid version ($1.99), which offers leaderboards along with a couple of new modes and challenges. The game is reminiscent of Trials HD and has you controlling a bike through courses with many obstacles, which test your skills at handling the bike. A really fun game that should certainly be on every Android user’s phone or tablet.
Best Android Games #9. Apparatus
In ninth place is an awesome Android puzzle game called Apparatus ($2.45). Apparatus gives players tasks to build machines and move marbles to a finishing goal. The game starts out easy but becomes progressively difficult as the player progresses. The puzzles in the game are challenging and the look of the game is really great, and convinced us that it was worthy of the inclusion in our list of top 10 Android games. Modes like the sandbox and being able to play with machines made by other people is one of the greatest aspects of the game and adds to its already sky rocketing replay value.
Best Android Games #10. Squibble
And finally, concluding our list of the best games for Android is Squibble — a $1.99 game about an octopus shaped creature imprisoned in a lab on an Island and is looking to escape from a mad scientist. The objective of the game is to guide the character by swinging it like a slingshot from place to place and in the journey collect droplets of water in each level while dodging the enemies. The game is one of the best platformers available for Android and certainly worth a look for all types of players.
As with all our previous lists, we are not going to play favorites here. Go through the list and decide for yourself, which game(s) takes your fancy and buy that game. All of the games mentioned here are not by any means the best available on the vast and ever-expanding Android market so please let us know if there are any games that should be worth a look.
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