It's true, the best things in life are free — or at least, freemium. These Android games won't cost you a penny to download and they're fun to play as well. From cruising the galaxy while color matching drones, trying to survive the zombie apocalypse or paling around with some of your favorite Marvel Heroes, these games are both fun and addictive, and they'll be right at home whether you've got a new Android device or you just want to try out some new apps on your current phone. (Image Credit: Tom's Guide)
The sequel to Alto’s Adventure retains all the simplicity and charm of the original while adding new gameplay elements. Alto’s Odyssey trades snowy landscapes for dunes and desert vistas, but you’ll still pull off tricks to avoid hazards as you collect coins. The new game adds environmental elements — tornadoes, balloons and more — that introduce new challenges while still giving you that magical combo of infinite runner and relaxing zen gameplay. You can play for free if you don’t mind ads, though you can also remove those via an in-app purchase.
Tencent has delivered a very solid port of Player Unknown Battlegrounds to Android devices by shrinking down the action of this battle royal game to a smartphone-sized screen. At the same time, PUBG Mobile hasn't compromised on graphics. The action scrolls smoothly as you race around an 8x8-kilometer battlefield, looking for 99 other opponents to get the drop on. Customizable, mobile-oriented controls and gameplay tweaks such as auto-pickups of ammo and gear make nods toward smartphone playability, and frequent updates keep the game fresh, such as adding more multiplayer features like clans and quick teams, game modes, and more.
Trading graphical grit and tactical realism for a zanier cartoon aesthetic, Fortnite Battle Royale has taken the multiplayer gaming world by storm, with 100 players battling it out to be the last player standing in a steadily shrinking map littered with weapons, ammo, and powerups. What makes Fortnite unique is the ability to build and destroy terrain, allowing you to scratch build ramps, barriers, and safe zones. As a result you're both building and destroying at the same time, scrounging for materials while throwing up impromptu bunkers and trading fire with other players. Be aware that installing Fortnite on your Android device is a bit more of an involved process than for other games. Since Epic Games hasn’t put Fortnite into Google Play, you need to sideload the app onto your device.
Supercell takes on the twin-stick shooter with Brawl Stars, a top-down competitive hero shooter that features fierce multiplayer brawls. Different game modes let you play everything from simple deathmatch-style modes to team-based treasure hunts where you work to secure gems that spawn in the middle of the map. Along the way, you can unlock a variety of brawler heroes, each with their own weapons and super moves.
Save the Kingdom of Armello from its deranged ruler in League of Geeks’ digital-first board game. As heroes of the great beast clans of Armello, players go on quests and seek allies and treasures as they attempt to overthrow the Rot-blighted king. Armello uses a combination of RPG, deck-building, and boardcgame mechanics, with an extra digital flair provided by rich animations to deliver an impressive digital boardcgame experience. Players can match up against the AI, but the real fun is in competing against other people in a race for the throne.
Join the Devil Downloaders in their secret war against the Acolytes in Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2. In this mobile spinoff of the acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei and Persona franchise, you’ll explore a fantasy Tokyo where you can summon demons to foil the Acolytes’ many plots. That means you need to use each demon’s unique traits and abilities to gain an edge in battle. Through cunning and diplomacy, you can also turn enemy demons to your side, as well as fuse demons together to create ever mightier champions out of myth and legend. The game is free to play, so you’ve got stamina limiting your games, as well as a variety of currencies and a gatcha-like summoning mechanic to the demon collection minigame.
Sneak Ops brings you a daily stealth challenge with a cartoon twist, as you guide your secret agent through a map littered with trigger-happy guards, security cameras, and other electronic defenses. You'll need to think fast on your feet as you puzzle out each guard and hazard's patrol pattern, all in a quest to sneak out of the enemy base and back to your waiting helicopter. The app is free to play, with the option of watching video ads so that you can save your progress at checkpoints (instead of using the in-game diskette currency) or unlock a previous day's level to replay. It's a handy, bite-size stealth puzzle game that brings you something new each day.