The Play Store isn't renowned for game discovery, typically promoting the same titles over and over again. So if you're weary of seeking endlessly for the finest Android applications and games, AP is here to assist. In this case, we've collected a hand-picked collection of the greatest games available, from recent releases to excellent oldies best played with a convenient Android controller; this roundup is for all you gamers out there. Enjoy!
1. Apex Legends MobileSince practically everyone else has brought or is bringing their AAA shooter to mobile, it was only a matter of time until Electronics Arts released a mobile version of Apex Legends. This is a ground-up remake for mobile, which means there is no cross-play with the console and PC game. However, you can play versus pals on iOS, so there's still some cross-compatibility.
But what's more remarkable is that the esports game plays remarkably close to the real thing and feels identical. But because this mobile edition is its own entity, you may anticipate new events and characters for mobile that the mainstream game won't see. Best of all, the game is monetized fairly, so you can't buy for an edge, simply cosmetics, which is really welcomed.
2. Slime Labs 2Neutronized is a strong mobile developer that has been releasing outstanding Android games for some time, including Lost Yetti and Little Fin. However, our favourite release from the company was Slime Labs, a delightful physics-based platformer. Since we enjoyed the original, now that a sequel is out, it's our go-to puzzle platformer on Android.
You may play for free since the game is ad-supported, and if you want a premium experience, you can eliminate the adverts for $2.
3. Call of Duty: MobileWhat would a best-of Android game roundup be without one of the popular free-to-play shooters on the list? Seeing that Fortnite is no longer accessible on the Play Store, Call of Duty is the logical option for today's roundup. Sure, PUBG is still sailing along, but there's no doubting Call of Duty: Mobile is the cool kid in the bunch. It's newer, and, well, it's freaking Call of Duty. Classic maps are offered for those feeling nostalgic, along with a battle royale mode that matches the action seen in every other battle royale.
Monetization is greedy but mostly aesthetic, but cheating is a concern. But what competitive mobile game doesn't battle with this problem? More or less, Call of Duty: Mobile does an acceptable job transferring the basic aspects of the famous shooter from consoles to mobile, while all the typical faults that hamper the bulk of F2P mobile games are there.
4. Dead CellsWhen it comes to roguelike Metroidvanias, Dead Cells is a term that's frequently bandied about, and that's because it's a game that epitomises the genre. Thanks to the addition of controller compatibility, the controls are spot-on, and even the touch controls are excellent enough to get you through the first few levels. Still, this is a hard game, and death is a constant, but you'll progressively advance as you earn new weaponry over your runs.
What's wonderful is that the game supports high framerates, and those framerates are steady, allowing for a seamless experience. There's even some more DLC accessible after you eventually conquer the core campaign, which means there is lots of stuff here that should last most gamers 30 hours or more.
5. Thimbleweed ParkWhen you think about adventure games, your thoughts may wander to point-and-click experiences. Seeing that Android provides one of the greatest current point-and-click games, we had to include Thimbleweed Park to the list. This masterpiece is from the same creators behind Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, guaranteeing it achieves the same tone of the greats. It's the X-Files music that closes the deal.
In the game, you play the role of comparable characters to Scully and Mulder as you investigate a dead corpse at a small amusement park. The plot is amazing, and so is the typical point-and-click gameplay where you solve puzzles by searching out clues. So if you're on the quest for a terrific adventure game, start with Thimbleweed Park.
6. Pokémon GOWhen Pokémon GO originally released in the summer of 2016, it was a craze. You couldn't go through a metropolis without bumping across groups collecting Pokémon. It was crazy, but Niantic lost a lot of user goodwill with a flawed game that apparently took ages to upgrade to the more stable product we know today. Still, many people play to gather Pokémon, and although the commercialization is greedy, it would appear the user base doesn't mind. To this day, Pokémon GO is the most well-known augmented reality game, even with Niantic launching new branded AR games at an equal tempo.
There's little question Pokémon has lasting power. So even though the game is sometimes badly handled, to the point many reviewers are now talking about latency, kids and adults still adore it. While we wouldn't call the collecting gameplay the finest, it is distinctive and addicting, which looks to be a successful approach for Niantic.
7. KombineraThis may be hard to believe, but Atari has returned to form with Kombinera, a new game from the firm that provides old-school gameplay mixed with a contemporary look that echoes back to simpler days. The aim is to mix your character with colour balls in the exact sequence to escape each level's obstacles, therefore it's a puzzle game with some platforming aspects.
Nothing innovative, and yet the game is a delight to play, mainly because of its simplicity. But don't be tricked. This is a tough title. So if you're a fan of riddles and platforming, Kombinera is certainly an arcade-style game worth checking out.
8. MinecraftMinecraft doesn't require an introduction. Mojang's open-world voxel sandbox material should be recognisable to most. You may construct like Legos in a free-play mode or leap into survival mode to grind your days away. Multiplayer content is a significant component of the game, and although the marketplace is crammed with all types of things to purchase, at least the fundamental gameplay cycle stays constant.
Controllers are supported out of the box, and the touchscreen controls are plenty usable. All all, this is a respectable version of a terrific game that provides hundreds of hours of fun. For the asking price, you can't go wrong.
9. Slay the SpireWhat can we say? Card game fans enjoy Slay the Spire. You see the name every time someone ask for Android game suggestions, and for a good reason. Unlike many mobile card games, this is a solitary experience, and it plays like a roguelike, where you create a deck to go out on your quest to see how far you can travel. This is a game that people have invested hundreds of hours on. It's almost limitless if you're into theorycrafting.
So if you're weary of spending time and money grinding through meaningless pay-to-win card games, maybe it's time to give Slay the Spire a try?
10. XCOM 2If you're a fan of the X-Com series of turn-based strategy games, XCOM 2 is the definitive entry in the series. The original PC release was in 2016, and the Android port offers the same features and material seen in the PC version.
Tight and violent turn-based combat will grab even casual fans of the series. With the stakes so high and the consequences so dire for a misstep, the satisfaction of a successful ambush is hard to match. As a result of the game's rich customization options, you may put up a team that's really your own.