The best Android games currently available (November 2019)There are so many great games for Android phones in the Google Play Store, that it can be really tough deciding what to play. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of suggestions that includes our picks of the best Android games that are currently available. Most of them are free, some cost a few bucks, but all of them will give an entertaining experience on the go.
1. Call of Duty: Mobile
One of the biggest FPS franchises around comes to mobile with a game deliberately designed for touchscreen firefights. If you love your shooter action, then this is a must on your Android phone. It’s free, features a bunch of multiplayer modes, including Battle Royale, and you’ll find some familiar classic maps and characters from other Call of Duty games. You can customize loadouts, get ranked, win prizes, and more. But more important than all of that is the fast, frenetic, satisfying gameplay and the great graphics which combine to make this the best mobile shooter around right now. Just be sure to check out our Call of Duty: Mobile tips before you dive into the fray.
2. Tropico ($12)
There aren’t enough in-depth strategy games in the Play Store, so the arrival of a redesigned Tropico title is worth celebrating. Cast in the role of El Presidente, you must modernize your Caribbean island and see if you can line your own pockets along the way. You decide on an approach, from ruling with an iron fist as a military dictator to creating a tourist haven beyond compare to leading your people through a glorious industrial revolution that raises living standards for all. This unique mix of building sim and political strategy is a lot of fun and has been tailored for mobile play. The $12 price of entry gets you the full game, free of ads or in-app payments, and you can play it offline.
3. Shadowgun Legends
If you love some shooter action, but like a little sprinkle of RPG in there, then it’s time to suit up and get ready for some alien combat. The neon-lit central hub is a hive of activity, with a bar, stores, a casino, and lots of shady characters who can give you missions. You can complete missions to loot gear, sell it to buy more gear, and build up your abilities and reputation as a tough space mercenary. The combat is frenetic, there’s a decent amount of customization on offer, and you can also take on co-op missions with other players or test your mettle in real-time PvP arenas. This is probably the best sci-fi shooter in the Play Store right now.
4. Stardew Valley ($8)
A farming RPG may not sound like a good time, but this charming title will whisk you away to a surprisingly immersive rural world full of interesting characters and strange new challenges. Can you tame your overgrown fields, raise animals and crops, and juggle a romance and family? Beyond the quiet village life, there are caves to explore and treasure to loot, but watch out for monsters. Packed with different activities and mini-games, the scale of Stardew Valley is incredible, the pixel art is undeniably cute, and you can play gently at your own pace.
If you’re a Legend of Zelda fan, then Oceanhorn might be the game for you. The popular title features a solid narrative and terrific visuals, along with a captivating soundtrack. It’s an accessible action adventure packed with enticing quests, piles of treasure, monsters, magic, and puzzles to solve.
6. Second Galaxy
In Second Galaxy, you’ll find yourself in an open sci-fi world with thousands of galaxies to explore. Each galaxy houses dark matter, planets, stars, and other surprises — and with your ship, it’s your mission to explore them, trade with other players, and more. You can play the role of a merchant, a transporter, bodyguard, and so on — and in the game, you’ll meet and trade with real-world players.
7. Real Racing 3
If you want to burn some rubber in a wide range of meticulously re-created cars on an impressive lineup of real tracks from around the globe, then this is the game for you. With countless events to enter, cross-platform multiplayer, and lots of customization options, this is one of the best racing games around.
8. Horizon Chase
Whether you remember classic racing games like Out Run or not, this retro racer is loads of fun. The creators of Horizon Chase have put together a 16-bit look with an authentic, classic, arcade soundtrack. The game is a refreshing alternative to photorealism, that ramps up the challenge as you progress through a series of vibrant and colorful levels across 40 cities. You can upgrade your car, unlock new cars, and compete to win 10 different trophies.
9. PUBG Mobile
Skydive down to Erangel Island, scavenge what you can, and kill, kill, kill in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile. You’ll take on 99 other people with the same goal, but there can be only one victor. Controls are inevitably a little awkward until you get used to them and there is just one map, but this is a tense shooter that will suck you right in.
10. Into the Dead 2
The original Into the Dead game was pure zombie-killing fun, and the follow-up is even better. In this action-packed game, you’ll experience the zombie apocalypse as you race through maps to save your family. Along the way, you’ll pick up powerful weapons and do whatever it takes to put those zombies down.