The Android platform is over a decade old, and the Play Store is host to an array of games that span across a multitude of genres. There is a good mix of free and paid games, with the latter offering a more premium experience in most cases.
However, that is not always true as a couple of games manage to deliver the ultimate mobile gaming experience despite being available as a free title. These games generate revenue by way of advertisements and in-game purchases, but one does not need splurge on the title to get going and complete most of the objectives.
Without further ado, let us look closer at the top-10 Android games that you could play without paying a single penny.
#10 Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
Published by Square Enix, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is a free-to-play role-playing-game that is a spin-off of the original Final Fantasy series. This turn-based game with simplified controls and interface, combined with the elements from the Final Fantasy series, Brave Exvius offers a lot for both the enthusiastic fans and the casual gamers.
#9 Dungeon Hunter Champions
Dungeon Hunters Champions is an action-RPG game where could take part in a variety of real-time 5vs5 battles against players or complete a standard storyline. With excellent graphics, unique characters, and an extensive range of customisation options, this game will keep the players engaged for a good number of months.
#8 Plague Inc.
Tasked to spread a deadly virus around the globe from ground zero to end humanity, this one of those few Android games that allows one to play as an antagonist. One must use strategy to spread the virus as quickly as possible while also adapting to the countermeasures deployed by the humans to stop the infection.
Developed by Miniclip.com, Plague Inc. received critical acclaim for its gameplay design and also received the Overall Game of the Year award by Pocket Gamer.
#7 Asphalt 9: Legends
The latest installment in the long-standing Asphalt franchise has the same pedigree of the previous games in the series and displays Gameloft's superior abilities in building addictive racing games for the Android platform.
With over fifty cars, combined with tonnes of customisation options, this game is a must play if someone is looking to experience a great free-to-play arcade racer on the mobile platform.
#6 Shadowgun Legends
Developed by Madfinger Games, Shadowgun Legends is a high-end shooting game that offers stunning visuals, immersive sound, and an effortless FPS experience for the touch-enabled devices.
The offers offline, co-op and online modes to provide the user with enough variety. However, the lack of a concrete story in the game's single-player mode might disappoint a few.
#5 N.O.V.A Legacy
N.O.V.A Legacy is a free-to-play FPS game where the player is tasked to protect the objective against waves of aliens invaders. Weighing under 50 MB, the game does a great job in bringing the authentic 3D Sci-Fi FPS experience to the mobile platform.
Additionally, one could also compete in various online competitive multiplayer modes.
#4 Clash Royale
From the makers of Clash of Clans, Clash Royale is a card game where one collects cards, builds decks and competes against other players. One could build super decks, form clans, upgrade cards, and also compete against friends in a private battle mode.
Alternatively, one could also try Hearthstone, which also runs on similar objectives.
#3 Alto's Odyssey
Serene environment, stunning visuals and beautiful sound make this endless runner an instant favourite. Just like many endless runners, there is no concrete theme, and one must explore the vast deserts to build a high score while also completing in-game objectives.
With the Battle Royale fever caught up with almost everyone, Fortnite is a great game to own if one is looking for a casual game with authentic Battle Royale experience. The player is tasked to survive on an island of up to 100 players by eliminating their opponents. One starts a round with nothing but a pickaxe and must gather resources and weapons to improve their chances of survival. Furthermore, the playable area constantly shrinks, increasing the confrontation between the players towards the end of the round.
However, the game is not available on the Play Store, and one must download it from their official website.
Also, read The 10 Best Android Games to Play
#1 PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile is an alternative to Fortnite but with improved realism along with the absence of the bright and fun-filled atmosphere. The game doesn't feature a building mechanism but its various maps, load outs, loot and massive popularity should more than suffice for its shortcomings in the building aspect.
Furthermore, this game could be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store.
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