Mobile gaming has surely come quite a long way and Google’s Play store for Android is certainly no exception. What was once mostly home-brewed time wasters is now a thriving market place for top shelf games and innovative titles. The Android operating system was developed back in the year 2003 for the purpose of developing smarter mobile gadgets.
Google wisely acquired the rights to Android and started promoting it as an open-source operating system. The first Android mobile phone was sold in the month of October 2008 and since then Android has dominated most of the mobile phone market.
Currently more than 80% of worldwide mobile users use smartphones run on the Android operating system owing to it being open source with tons of applications and games developed for it with each passing day. Android being designed for touch screen devices has made gaming a popular option in smart phones. Therefore more gaming companies have started to develop games exclusively for Android smartphones.
Android phone users can find a lot of free applications and games on Google Play, but most of them have a pretty low rating and do not make the cut unfortunately. To help you wade through the options available, I have assembled an index of the 6 top free Android games on Google Play which have a high rating and are extremely addictive to say the least.
Top Free Android Games
6. Real Football 2014:
GameLoft is no doubt one of the leading Android game developing companies out there. The biggest success for GameLoft was bringing the world’s most popular game, football to the small screen. Real Football 2014 has many captivating features and one can play this visually enthralling game with ease.
In addition to real players, you can create and add your own players and customize the team. In addition, you can re-play the game that you just watched on TV. You can change the results of the game in the virtual world. Instead of me singing the praises of this game, I would suggest you to download this game to your smartphone and start playing the game right now.
5. Ice Age Village:
Ice Age was a worldwide hit and almost everyone loved the characters and enjoyed the movie. If you are a fan of the Ice Age series, here is the good news for you, Ice Age Village, the latest game in the series has been released. This Android game has been developed by GameLoft, one of the most popular game developers based on the Ice Age animated film.
The main goal of the game is to build a secure village for as many as possible refugee animals. The fun and fab part is that you will not only interact with your favorite Ice Age characters, but also will learn about prehistoric animals which have become extinct. Dinosaurs have also been added to Ice Age Village. Overall, I would rate Ice Age Village right on top of the free android games list.
4. Jetpack Joyride:
In case you are an action games lover, then Jetpack Joyride is certainly the game to play. A worthy sequel to the popular game, Monster Dash, Jetpack Joyride has used a very simple synopsis, one touch system and controls making it appealing for younger kids too. In Jetpack Joyride, a salesman, Barry Steak fries steals a jetpack from a secret lab and tries to escape from the lab. This is where the game starts.
The objective of the game is to go as far as possible while safely crossing obstacles. You can use the Jetpack you stole to safely cross the obstacles. Though the one-touch system makes it appealing for younger kids, let me point out that Jetpack Joyride may have a bit of the violent element to it and may not be suitable for kids of all ages. Nonetheless, I would recommend you to give it a try.
3. Subway Surfers:
One can find a lot of endless running games in the free games section of Google Play, but believe me only a few would be worth your time. One such fantastic game is Subway Surfers. When compared to the game that started a genre of its own, Temple Run, Subway Surfers has several characteristics that make it better.
First of all, Subway Surfer is a high-definition game and a lot of effort has gone is to the visual impact of the game. Colorful trains moving on tracks, the scenic beauty displayed, and the Jetpack ride make it that much more appealing. It’s just that you may not feel the same excitement while playing Subway Surfers what you get when playing Temple Run. Anyway, Subway surfers is one of the best Android games out there and definitely worth giving it a try.
2. Temple Run:
Of late, endless running games have caught the fancy of a whole lot of Android users, due to the pioneering Temple Run which turned out to be the most downloaded endless running game with 170 million downloads. Temple Run was created by Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova who are a husband and wife team. Released by Imangi Studios, the game started as a paid app, but later on Imangi Studios made it free.
A large number of spinoffs of Temple Run have been released since then. A sequel to Temple Run, Temple Run 2 was released by Imangi Studios in January 2013. Currently it holds the world record for being the most downloaded game within the short span of just 10 days. Temple run is undoubtedly one of the greatest Android games and you can get it for free too from Google Play.
1. Angry Birds:
Back in December of 2009, a game developer company by the name, Rovio based out of Finland released its first game, Angry Birds on Apple’s iOS with the hope of making it big in the mobile gaming industry. In just a few months’ time, the game become hugely popular that Rovio was launched the game on the Android OS and also on the Symbian platform. With over 1.7 billion downloads and counting, Angry Birds is currently the world record holder for being the most downloaded mobile game on the internet.
Rovio not only released more sequels of the game, but also released the PC and the game console version of Angry Birds. There have been rumors of making a feature film based on Angry Birds. The reason why Angry Birds is a high rated Android game is due to its humorous storyline and engrossing gameplay. There have been nearly five versions of Angry Birds released to date and each version is among the top rated Android games. The sequels spawned by Angry Birds are, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Angry Birds Space.
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