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Introducing Best Free Addictive Android Mobile Games

Updated: June 14, 2021

Hello readers and welcome back to our blog. So far we have shed some light on some amazing Xbox Series Games, PS4 & PS5 Games and reviews about exclusives games out there. Today we will be talking about those games for which you don’t have to be bound to your gaming station, gaming room or a gaming chair, or even a console. Yeah, we will talk about the best free android games that you can play and enjoy!

You can enjoy these addictive games anywhere or at any time you like. All you need is a ‘MOBILE PHONE’; a necessity owned by almost everybody nowadays. Seriously let’s be honest who doesn’t have one in this modern and technology-based era? We will be talking about ‘Android’ games so you can enjoy the luxuries to their fullest. Mobile phones have been upgraded for a very long time along with the improvisation of gaming experience on them.

 

Addictive Android Games To Go For

Mobile games are not just enjoyable but they are also the best gateway from boredom and are capable of entertaining you for hours. They open a portal to amazing digital worlds where you can pass your time while you are waiting for someone or something, or just bored. 

The Google Play store is loaded with many games and continues to grow its library. Every minute thousand of games get uploaded in the store as you read this article. Since there are 2.1 billion players worldwide the only way to entertain this sum of numbers is lots and lots of games. An ever-increasing number of games surely doesn’t mean that they all will be good and worth your time or even your money. This is where our list of best free android games could come in handy for you. 

 

 

What are the best free games for android?

We will be featuring the best games both paid and free including puzzles games, battle royal games, strategy games, tower games, RPG games, and so on. Our list is composed of different categories so you can choose from what you like. If you have a proper guideline then you will know which games to look for that are amazing for eliminating your boredom. Here is our list of boredom buster best free android games:

 

1. Pixel Dungeon

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  • Developer: Watabou
  • Release Date: 4 Dec 2012
  • Genre: Roguelike 
  • Price: Free (in-app purchases) 

If you are a fan of deep and complex games then it is your ticket. Pixel Dungeon may appear to be a pure and simple-looking game but as you advance it will get complex real complex.

Gameplay

The gameplay of it revolves around you finding a sacred amulet by going deep into the earth, battling fiercely with ghouls and rats. You will fight a boss every five floors and have to find hidden doors. A traditional roguelike game with amazing pixel art graphics. The more you play the game you will discover the hidden gems and unexpected mechanics of this game. For instance; you can find seeds that can grow into trap-like plants, reaching lower levels by jumping through chasms in return for hit points. 

Everything is reset with every new start, like items and potions which appear with different and mysterious properties each time. To make it more interesting these properties are designed in both good and bad. You can test out your luck or you can read the rare scrolls about them. Enchanted chests, antique and legendary items from shops, and casting spells make pixel dungeons even more addicting. One of the most unexpected games to give a push to your adrenaline. You can’t expect events in a pixel dungeon because you don’t know what you will find in a chest or behind a door.

 

2. Fortnite

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  • Developer: Epic Games, People Can Fly
  • Release Date: 25′ July 2017
  • Genre: Battle Royale
  • Price: Free (in-app purchase)

Fortnite was first only available for iOS users but Epic games decided to enlarge its players and now this game is also available for android users as well. Experience the same visual quality of Fortnite on a mobile screen as well with the accessibility of 100-player Battle Royale same as on PC. A cross-platformer game for an amazing interacting experience with friends and family or strangers. 

Gameplay

The gameplay is quite simple, you select your location on the map, drop down and find weapons to defend yourself from other players. The last one standing on the battlefield will be the winner. The moment you start the game you will be faced with 99 other players automatically who are determined to murder you. You need to look out for sound cues on-screen for the footsteps of your enemies for a counterattack. 

A variety of cosmetics and continuous updates of new game modes are reasons for its fame among other battle royale games.

 

3. PUBG (Player’s Unknown Battlegrounds)

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  • Developer: PUBG Corporation, KRAFTON
  • Release Date: 23′ March 2017
  • Genre: Battle Royale
  • Price: Free (in-app purchases) 

It is one of the best free android games available on the play store. This game doesn’t need any introduction because the PUBG Mobile game shook the gaming grounds the moment it got released. A competent mobile FPS with over 10 million downloads and 1 million user reviews.

Gameplay

The gameplay is quite similar to Fortnite; 100 players competing with each other and the last team standing will be rewarded with chicken dinner. It has simple, easy-to-understand, and effective controls with great graphics visuals.

PUBG has a unique mechanic in its game that lowers the playing area over some time to minimize prolonging matches. The island where the battle takes place is packaged with many weapons, gear, and vehicles for players to survive out there. A free-to-play element and other new modes have been updated in this game for a more enjoyable experience.

 

4. Pokemon’ Go

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  • Developer: Niantic
  • Release Date: 06′ July 2016
  • Genre: AR Adventure
  • Price: Free (in-app purchases)

You all are very well aware of the anime pokemon and pokemon cards, a big part of our childhood memories. Honestly, I am still a die-hard fan of it, and collecting pokemon cards used to be a hobby of mine. Pokemon go has a large sum of die-hard fans. The best game for indoor and outdoor as well. This game literally enhanced the fun of poker mania. And no list is complete without Pokemon Go in it. 

Gameplay

Its gameplay is unique from other games. You can explore and catch pokemon from the real world. A childhood dream comes true to catch them all. A game that lets you explore the digital world as well as the real world. Five generations of Pokemon have been added to the game for players to search for. Along with the news of legendary pokemon coming out soon. 

The real environment such as the time of the day or night, the weather has different effects on the game as well. What pokemon you will find, gym battles, raids and evolutions, and so on will keep the player alert and entertained for hours. You can easily catch pokemon by throwing pokeballs at them and can later collect them from PokeStops. This game literally motivates kids to go out on foot and explore the world. 

It has become a global phenomenon and continues to grow with the addition of AR and constant updates. 

 

5. Minecraft

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  • Developer: Mojang Studios, Xbox Studio
  • Release Date: 16′ August 2011
  • Genre: Building/Survival Game
  • Price: $6.99 with in-app purchases

A game for all ages of people and one of the reasons for its popularity as well. Minecraft is a fun game but also creative and educational. You can build anything you can think of with endless possibilities, the only restriction is your own imagination.

Gameplay

Its gameplay is all about mining and building stuff, beating up bad guys, and pretty much everything you can do to survive in a giant world. Minecraft has two gaming modes in it, a survival mode and a creative mode. Just as the name suggests, in survival mode you need to mine your own resources and food. Whereas creative mode provides players with everything. 

This game keeps on getting better and better with frequent new updates, content, and possibilities. One of the best games out there to test your survival instincts. You can also cross-play this game with your friends and family. 

 

6. Call of Duty

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  • Developer: Tim Studios, PROXIMA BETA
  • Release Date: 1′ October 2019
  • Genre: Shooting/Battle Royale
  • Price: Free (in-app purchases)

Call of Duty is a shooting-based game with such high ratings that it steals a spot on our list. And almost every list out there. It has a surprising amount of action you can live through. 

Gameplay

Call of duty has two game modes: a normal FPS mode and online PvP (Player-vs-Player) mode along with 100 players Battle Royale. The most fun part about the call of duty battle royale is that players can get to have air vehicles like helicopters. A stunning visual looks giving a feeling of a full action-packed film. You can have battles on the greatest hits maps of all time. 

The touchscreen buttons work so perfectly and smoothly that in a while hitting a headshot won’t be a problem for you. 

 

7. Monument Valley 1 & 2

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  • Developer: Ustwo Studio
  • Release Date: 3′ April 2014
  • Genre: Puzzle/Strategy
  • Price: $3.99+$1.99 (in-app purchases)/ $4.99

Monument Valley made its comeback in the game arena with its new version Monument Valley 2. Just like Monument Valley 1, 2 has similar virtually identical gameplay mechanics and graphics. A fun illusion-based, Escher-style puzzle game for keeping you busy for a very long time. 

Gameplay

Monument Valley is a stunning strategy game with a charming look to its screenplay. The puzzles are all about shifting perspectives. The gameplay revolves around you helping a silent princess Ro navigate her way through the fantasy world, a world of impossible shapes creating pathways for her majesty. 

It has the best optical illusion graphics to help you strengthen your brainpower. Monument Valley 2 has some amazing sound effects added to it to make it a more unforgettable experience. These sound effects for different actions literally engross you in the game even more. All the screenplay of monument valley is a work of art with ever-changing color pallets, a sweet eye candy. 

The level of difficulty gradually increases as you go up the levels. Monument Valley 1 has a total of 19 chapters to complete and if that isn’t enough for you to entertain you can always go for its 2nd  version as well. 

 

8. Plants VS Zombie

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  • Developer: PopCap Games
  • Release Date: 5′ May 2009
  • Genre: Defense
  • Price: Free (in-app purchases) 

Plants vs Zombie has many versions to play and all will definitely keep you entertained while you are in a waiting room. It is a tower-based defense game.

Gameplay

This game has many multiple worlds with multiple levels with a boss level as well. You will have to fight a different boss zombie with new plants at your service to defend and attack against zombies. You have to build your own army against a fierce battle with zombies. There are many types of plants available in the game, each with different special abilities and attacking mechanisms. 

In the beginning levels, you will have sunflowers and peashooters as your barricade army against dreadful zombies. And as you go further your barricade line would become impenetrable with giant wall-nuts warrior plants. The only way to complete the level is to not let any baddie as in zombies pass you by. If you can do so then you will pass the level and as the levels go up so will its difficulty level. 

The reason this game is down in the list is that now it is diluted with many ads and micro transitions. But it is still worth a shot to play. 

 

9. Mini Metro

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  • Developer: Dinosaur Polo Club, Radial Games
  • Release Date: 11′ August 2014
  • Genre: Puzzler
  • Price: $4.99

If you are a fan of designing transportation or anything to do with transportations then this game is definitely made for you. You can challenge yourself to figure out the best underground transportation route than ‘Transport For London’.

Gameplay

Its gameplay is all about connecting different popup stations to create a route in a way that everything moves smoothly and doesn’t crash. It looks pretty simple but it’s NOT. It has a controlling system for all the connections displayed on a minimalist map. The games with different modes as well so that when things get too overwhelming for you to handle. You can always choose Zen Mode to ease yourself. 

Mini metro portrays things just like in real life. Players will see rivers and canals for which they have to create bridges and tunnels. They also have to manage the trains, their machines, and new carriages and stations as well. Make your own transport hub and manage it according to your will. 

The gameplay surely is addictive and gorgeous. The best part about the mini metro is that there is no such thing as microtransactions in it so you can play as much as you want. 

 

10. Stardew Valley

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  • Developer: Eric Barone, Sickhead Games, ConcernedApe
  • Release Date: 26′ February 2016
  • Genre: Sim
  • Price: $4.99

Stardew Valley, a premium game from 2019 is a farming game with some RPG elements. 

Gameplay

Players have to rebuild and recreate the neglected farm and bring it back to life, to its initial glory times. Catching fishes, growing crops, taking care of livestock, rebuilding farm areas, interacting with other townspeople are all parts of this big game. Psst, you can find someone special and start your own family. 

If you are a big fan of RPG games, then this is your ticket. Don’t misjudge the Stardew Valley game because of its simple retro graphics. It is loaded with so much content that you won’t be able to keep a track of time. Its art style is beautiful with delightful soundtracks playing in the background. 

Its simple control makes it even more fun with charming in-game interactions. You can get it for free as well if you are a subscriber of Google Play Pass

 

11. Asphalt 8: Airborne

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  • Developer: Gameloft
  • Release Date: 22′ August 2013
  • Genre: Racing/Sports
  • Price: Free (in-app purchases) 

Asphalt 8 is a thrilling android racing game and honestly, a list has to have a racing game in it. One of the best titles among other racing games that any car lover or racer needs to try.

Gameplay

Players can have a race with sexy cars over 40 different tracks. Asphalt 8: Airborne covers track area from Nevada Desert to Tokyo. You can choose from Lamborghini Veneno, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari Le Ferrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 911, and 190 other amazing options.

Not only can you just have an adrenaline-rushing race but you can also test out some stunts like 360 degrees jump, barrel rolls, and many more. 

 

12. Candy Crush Saga

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  • Developer: King
  • Release Date: 12′ April 2012
  • Genre: Matching Puzzle 
  • Price: Free (in-app purchases)

An all-time favorite game of all ages, seriously there is not a single person who doesn’t know about Candy Crush Saga. If you really don’t know this game then seriously you need to stop living under a rock. It is one of the biggest and most popular games of all time. Do you know? In just three months, the developer of this game made $493 million and has more than 93 million players. WOW right!

Gameplay

Candy crush saga’s gameplay is very similar to ‘Bejeweled Blitz’. It is a match-three puzzle game. It is loaded with hundreds of levels to win which gets more difficult with every passing level. You will be faced with different challenges like racing with time, collecting specific candies, eliminating chocolates, creating combos, and so on. You will also get to see the progress level of your friends from Facebook to boost your level of motivation to beat them in the race. 

King surely mixes up a lot of stuff to keep players entertained for hours and hours. Not just that but they have also launched different candy crush saga versions with unique different concepts like candy soda, candy crush friends. You can never get enough of these candies, a sweet treat for spending your time. 

 

13. Words with Friends

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  • Developer: Zynga
  • Release Date: July 2009
  • Genre: Educational
  • Price: Free

Let’s test out our vocabulary, words with friends is an outstanding scrabble game. And as its name suggests you can play this with your friends as well. Compete against them and have memorable moments along with learning new words with fun.

Gameplay

Since scrabble is one of those games people know how to play so describing it isn’t necessary. Playing with friends and family is fun but sometimes waiting for your opponent to make his/her move can be difficult for impatient players. But making a killer word on a triple-word score is totally worth the wait.

We added this game to our list because in this time of social distancing it is a great game to spend some time with your friends and family in this difficult time. 

 

14. Framed 1 & 2

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  • Developer: Loveshack
  • Release Date: 12′ November 2014
  • Genre: Puzzle/ Narrator 
  • Price: $2.99/£4.49

Framed is a comic-style puzzle game that proved to be so interesting that the developer decided to launch frame 2 as well.

Gameplay

Framed’s gameplay makes you an author where you have to solve the comic panel’s puzzle so the story of your character who is framed for murder could continue and resolve. You have to let the story keep going by rearranging the panels on screen and help your character unfold the mysteries. 

Like all other puzzle games, the difficulty level rises as the story goes on. The screen pauses for you to make a sequence of panels for the story to continue. It could be the simplest action or could be forming a path for your character to run away from cops. Each panel affects the story of your silhouette character differently which makes this game even more interesting. If solving puzzles is your cup of tea then we strongly suggest you try both framed 1 and 2 to satisfy your thirst. 

 

15. Alto’s Adventure & Alto’s Odyssey 

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  • Developer: Snowman
  • Release Date: 19′ February 2015/ 22′ February 2018
  • Genre: Endless Runner
  • Price: Free (in-app purchases) 

If you’re not much into complicated games and just want simple and easy-going games yet mesmerizing games then look no further than Alto’s Adventure. It’s a simple, entertaining scrolling game with eye-catching graphics.

Gameplay

You take control of Alto’s snowboarding as he explores the world and helps him jump through life staking bottomless areas. Its gameplay has a vibrant detailed environment for players to enjoy. It has the simplest gameplay with a one-button trick system. As you go further in the game Alto gets faster and faster and timing would mean everything to win the game. You have to accomplish almost 180 goals to complete your journey.

Since it was such a big hit, players get to have a sequel to it “Alto’s Odyssey”. The only difference is that the first sequel was about snowboarding but in the second sequel it’s all about SANDBOARDINGThis sequel has more stunning visuals and changes of weather like from perfect sunshine to lightning flashes. To have a more thrilling experience they added soundtracks in the background as well. 

Whether you have tried it yet or not we would definitely tell you to have it in your pocket all the time. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do you get free games on Android?

You can download the best free android games using the google play store.

 

What are the best free offline games for android?

We have listed out all of the best free android games in our article. But yeah there can in-app purchases as well. 

 

Are games on Google Play free?

Yes, they are totally free, but many games have in-app purchases. So it’s up to you if you want to buy those things or not within the game. 

 

How do I download games from Google Play?

Open Google Play Store on your mobile and search for the best free android games you want to play and then click on the game you want to download. Then install that game and play. 

 

Conclusion

We have gone through those 15 best free android games which won their places on our list from our perspective. We hope that we were able to help you choose games which will be a good boredom buster for you. If any game that you think should be on this list then feel free to tell us in the comments below and also the ones you tried from our list. 

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