In this article we have collected a list with all the best free Android games available, can be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store.

This list, which contains over 200 games with the highest ratings ever, is updated every month and is divided into categories, to facilitate the type of game you prefer: Arcade, Strategy, Racing, Action, Puzzle, Simulation, Music, Cards, Role, RPG, Sport, Educational Shooter, Culture, Table.

A few years ago the only way to play something graphically beautiful and compelling, was to buy a console, now there is a very valid alternative, thanks to smartphones and tablets, which from year to year become more and more powerful, with the advantage of not having to stay at home, but allowing us to play wherever we are.

Given a large number of games available, we will give you a hand to choose among the best Android games, some of which have abundantly exceeded the figure of 500 million downloads.

The Best Android Games by gender:

To make a little ‘order we have divided the best games into different categories, click on your choice will immediately bring to the category of your interest:


Best Arcade Games for Android

Arcade games are the category of games that have characteristics like Speed, Simplicity, Stimulus / Response. The first real examples of Arcade games were those from the games room like: Tetris, Pac Man, Space Invaders, Defender, Asteroids, Ridge racer. That said, here is the list of the best Arcade games for Android.

  1. Tigerball
  2. Subway Surfers
  3. PAC-MAN
  4. Zombie Tsunami
  5. Piano Tiles 2 ™
  6. Geometry Dash World
  7. Fruit Ninja Free
  8. Hungry Shark Evolution
  9. Geometry Dash Lite
  10. Jetpack Joyride
  11. Lep’s World 2
  13. Temple Run
  14. Dancing Line
  15. Glow Hockey
  16. Cooking Fever
  17. Sboy World Adventure
  18. Sonic Dash
  19. Potion Punch
  20. Tap Tap Dash
  21. Angry Birds Friends

Best Strategy Games for Android

Category of games in which the ability to make the right decisions has a great impact in determining the result. In these games, strategy and tactics are generally countered by luck.

  1. Clash Royale
  2. Clash of Clans
  3. Lords Mobile
  4. Castle Clash: the Era of the Beasts
  5. Clash of Kings
  6. Mobile Strike
  7. Top developer Forge of Empires
  8. AA
  9. Plants vs. Plants Zombies FREE
  10. Game of War – Fire Age
  11. Megapolis
  12. King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare
  13. Last Empire-War Z
  14. Empire: Four Kingdoms

Best Racing Games for Android

Do you love racing? Unleash with this category of games, which are nothing more than driving simulators or driving video game (in English racing game), or video games in which the player must pilot a vehicle, car, motorcycle or other, in a virtual setting. Each game tries to represent the races more or less faithfully simulating what the real engine of a vehicle can do in every situation.

  1. Hill Climb Racing 2
  2. Asphalt Airbone 8
  3. Traffic Rider
  4. Real Racing 3
  5. Extreme Car Driving Simulator
  6. Hill Climb Racing
  7. CSR Racing 2
  8. Hot Wheels: Race Off
  9. Uphill Rush
  10. Bumper Cars fun
  11. Traffic Racer
  12. Bike Race Free Motorcycle Game
  13. Dr. Driving 2
  14. Need for Speed ™ No Limits
  15. Moto Rider GO: Highway Traffic
  16. Bike park as a boss
  17. Driving School 2016
  18. Carry Over The Hill
  19. Dr. Parking 4
  20. CSR Racing

Best Action and Adventure Games for Android

One of the most challenging category of games, characterized by exploration, solving riddles, interaction with game characters, focused on the performance of the game rather than on the challenges based on the readiness of reflexes.

  1. PUBG Mobile
  2. CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars
  3. Nonstop Chuck Norris
  4. Super Mario Run
  5. Pokemon GO
  6. Distraint: Pocket Pixel Horror
  7. Ninja Arashi
  9. Sky Dancer
  10. Legendary Stuntman Run
  11. Cube Escape: The Cave
  12. BADLAND 2
  13. Criminal Case
  14. Criminal Case: Pacific Bay
  15. Legendary Stuntman Run
  16. Guide for Exploration Lite
  17. Minecraft: Story Mode
  18. Draw Your Game
  19. Tinker Island
  20. Hidden City: Mystery of Shadows
  21. The End of the World

Best Puzzle Games for Android

This category is recommended especially for those who are very patient and want to develop their cognitive skills, very suitable for children. These games are the digital variant of the table puzzles in which you have to fit small pieces of cardboard together until you get back to the original image.

  1. Toy Blast
  2. Bubble Witch 3 Saga
  3. Brain games
  4. RollTheBall: sliding puzzle
  5. Physics Drop
  6. Cookie Cats Pop
  7. Block! Hexa Puzzle
  8. Skillz
  9. Block Puzzle Jewel
  10. Escape from the prison
  11. Tic Tac Toe Glow
  12. 3D Magic Cube
  13. Candy Crush Jelly Saga
  14. Cut the Rope
  15. Cell Connect

Best Simulation Games for Android

In this category of games tries to simulate an aspect of reality and generally requires a mixture of skill, luck and strategy. One tries as much as possible to reproduce the actual experience as if the player were really in the situation represented. The game can also be set in an imaginative world, but in any case the theme of the game is dealt with in detail as if it were real.

  1. The Sims ™ FreePlay
  2. SimCity BuildIt
  3. Plague Inc.
  4. Flight Pilot Simulator 3D
  5. Fallout Shelter
  6. Design Home
  7. Farming Simulator 14
  8. Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium
  9. MultiCraft – Free Miner!
  10. My Singing Monsters
  11. Flight simulator
  12. Block Craft 3D: Simulator
  13. MTB Descent: Multiplayer
  14. Idle Miner Tycoon
  15. Dragon Mania Legends
  16. Euro Train Simulator
  17. Episode – Choose Your Story
  18. Epic Battle Simulator 2

Best Board Games for Android

Category of games that shows on your smartphone or tablet the most famous table games like checkers, chess, monopolies, risiko, dice, etc etc .. In short all the best games before the digital age, right on our devices.

  1. Pinball pinball machine
  2. Rento – Online (Monopoli)
  3. Fleet Battle naval battle
  4. Rolling the sky
  5. Chess
  6. Lady
  7. Block Puzzle
  8. Guess who it is!
  9. Mahjong Titan
  10. YAHTZEE® With Buddies
  11. Names Things City
  12. Hangman: word game

Best Music Games for Android

Main features of these games are rhythm, harmony and melody, which combines the pleasure of playing with the pleasure of music, drums, guitar, piano and your own voice.

  1. Piano Tiles 2
  2. Do not Tap The White Tile
  3. Just Dance Now
  4. Virtual Piano Free
  5. YASUHATI / With your voice!
  6. SongPop 2 – Musical Quiz
  7. SUPER PADS – Hits
  8. Realistic Guitar to play
  9. Simple Drums – Rock
  10. Free Musical Battery

Best Card Games for Android

The card games, represented that series of simple games but on which we are able to spend hours and hours, games that stimulate reasoning, intelligence and memory, as well as the pleasure of challenging friends, relatives or people all over the world and see who is smarter or lucky.

  1. One
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links
  3. Solitary
  4. Hearthstone
  5. Broom
  6. Trump
  7. Burraco
  8. WSOP Poker – Texas Hold’em
  9. Players Panini Figurine AdrenalynXL 2016-2017
  10. Card Wars Kingdom
  11. Pyramid Solitaire Saga
  12. Scale 40
  13. Tressette

Best Role Playing Games and GDR for Android

A role-playing game, also called with the abbreviated RPG, RPG or RPG (from the English role-playing game), is a type of game in which players play the role of one or more characters and through conversation and exchange dialectic create an imaginary space, where fictitious, adventurous events take place, in a narrative setting that can be inspired by a novel, a film, any creative, historical or pure invention source.

  1. Hustle Castle: Magic Castle
  2. Empires & Puzzles: RPG Quest
  3. Gymnast – Get a perfect 10!
  4. Goddess: Primal Chaos
  5. Plants vs. Plants Zombies 2
  7. Masha: cooking games for free
  8. WWE Champions
  9. Star Wars ™: Galaxy of Heroes
  10. Avakin Life
  11. Hyper Heroes
  12. Ninja turtles: Legends
  13. The teacher – play in the classroom
  14. Oceanhorn ™
  15. Avengers

Best Sports Games for Android

A wide range of games in which there is definitely a sport you like or practice.

  1. 8 Ball Pool
  2. Dream League Soccer 2017
  3. FIFA Mobile Soccer
  4. NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball
  6. Top Eleven Soccer Manager
  7. Archery King
  8. 3D bowls
  9. Flip Diving
  10. Score! Hero
  11. Rocketball: Championship Cup
  12. Golf Clash
  13. Basketball Stars
  14. 3D Bowling
  15. Range Master: Sniper Academy
  16. Virtual Table Tennis
  17. Bowling King
  18. Table football
  19. Head Soccer
  20. Online Soccer Manager
  21. Volleyball at the beach 3D
  22. 3D City Stars Arcade Minigolf
  23. 3D Billiards
  24. Darts king

Best Shooting Games for Android

Shooter games are those games in which the predominant action is to shoot with different types of ranged weapons but not necessarily firearms, mainly with first-person graphics, to the enemies present in the game levels.

  2. Modern Combat 5: Blackout
  3. Six-Guns: Gang Showdown
  4. Into the Dead
  6. Brothers in Arms® 3
  7. Major Mayhem
  8. Zombie Frontier
  9. Call of Duty®: Strike Team
  10. Hero Hunters

Best Educational, Culture and Word-Based Games for Android

Educational games are defined as the whole category of games that exploit an interactive structure, graphics, animations and audio to stimulate useful skills in teaching general knowledge or related to one or more monographic topics. They promote intellectual and cultural development of users in particular in children and young people.

  1. Ruzzle
  2. Braided words
  3. Crossword puzzle
  4. Trivia Crack Kingdoms
  5. Mathematics for children
  6. Connect the dots
  7. Next one more
  8. 8 words disassembled
  9. Italian Football Logo Quiz
  10. LEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise
  11. Peppa Pig: Paintbox
  12. Heart ER Surgery emergency
  13. Trivia Crack
  14. Fight List
  15. COOKING MAMA Let’s Cook!

How to try Android games without installing them

Google has introduced a new feature, which gives us the opportunity to try games immediately without installing them, or Google Play Instant. For the moment this possibility is given for a few games, but quickly many more will be added.

Thanks to this new feature we will not waste data traffic in downloading a game that maybe you may not like it, deciding only after trying it if it is worth downloading and installing it.

To experience a game instantly, open Play Games by searching for it in your apps.

Click on “Arcade” and scroll down the page to find the item ” Instant Gameplay – try now and install later”.

All the games that will appear in this section can be tested in an immediate way, without installing them, deciding at a later time what to do.

If you know other games not on this list, or you want to write to tell us what is your favorite game, leave us a comment, so you can add it to this list!

For those wishing to try these Android games on their computer, you can install Bluestacks, find the link to download it and the explanation here: Use Android applications on Windows and Mac. I highly recommend it because some Android games on the computer are even more exciting, for the simple reason that using the mouse and a larger display control becomes greater and even fun, see as an example the game Defender II!

Most games run smoothly on all smartphones, so you just have to try and if you want to leave us your comment

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