Something that doesn’t get enough love these days is the rate at which mobile games are improving in graphics and quality.
Even free-to-play games, without the additional in-app purchases, are taking the mobile world by storm by offering premium, unique gameplay coupled with dozens of hours of content that keeps gamers engaged for a significant amount of time.
Games like Apex Legends and Pokemon Go too gained immense popularity as soon as they arrived on the scene as they challenged the limits of what phones can do.
Thus, keeping this in mind, let us take you through our list of the current 10 best games you can play on your android phone. Some of these games can also be played offline on your phone.
1. Apex Legends Mobile
The latest and consequently the best gaming title on this list is definitely the battle royale shooter Apex Legends Mobile.
Battle royale shooters like PUBG and Fortnite have skyrocketed to stardom since their release and even though Apex Legends follows the same mold, it brings a certain uniqueness that can’t find in those other two games.
Firstly, its uniquely different modes and a different layout of controls add a unique element to the battle royale structure.
Couple that with a base battle royale mode that only features 60 fighters instead of the over-cluttered 100 that most battle royale games have and you should be able to see its merits.
Lastly, each legend has its own unique abilities and as you progress in the game you get to unlock new legends with their own set of abilities.
The sandbox-style, open-world game Minecraft has been a fan favorite for PC, console, and mobile since the game’s release in 2011.
And there’s no noticeable drop in quality when you play the game on mobile either. In fact, the game’s completely cross-platform so you can even play with your friends on those platforms as well.
The core concept of the game is to mine stuff and use that stuff to craft homes, create weapons and explore the game’s incredibly vast world.
Survival mode offers an extra edge as your resources are limited and you continuously have to mine more to deal with the hordes of enemies and finally defeat the ender dragon.
And there is a mod version of Minecraft which offers you a lot of features than the original version as well. The best thing about it though is the fact that it's regularly updated and is completely free to play with little to no in-app purchases.
3. Genshin Impact
Calling all RPG and anime lovers to the table because we’re about to talk about the hugely popular Genshin Impact.
This inviting RPG game with slight Gacha features has everything that you could ever want from an RPG game.
Awesome visuals, excellent gameplay, and a unique party system that lets you summon new characters using the game’s gacha feature meaning you may have to spend a little of your money on this originally free-to-play game.
The game has a cross-save feature as well meaning you can play from exactly where you left off even if you’re playing on a console or PC.
The added cherry on top though is the fact that the game is a fully open world, complete with a glider and everything, allowing you to explore the entire map right from the get-go.
4. Alto’s Odyssey
If you’re one of the people who enjoy playing relaxing games on their phone just to refresh themselves after a long day at work, then you’ll definitely enjoy Alto’s Odyssey.
This absolutely free android game features a simple story of trying to get your character to his/her designated location by jumping over obstacles while traversing through hilly terrain.
The reason it earned so much fame as opposed to the dozen other free platform games in the store was because of its amazingly beautiful wallpaper style graphics and various customization options.
The graphics themselves are quite simple and focus on dark gradient colors. As a bonus, you can also use the in-game screenshot mode to set any level background as your wallpaper without too much fuss.
5. Asphalt 9: Legends
What’s a top ten list without a little variety? One that’s not worth much, in our opinion. That’s why our next entry on the list is the super popular latest title in the Asphalt series, Asphalt 9: Legends.
Asphalt is arguably the most popular racing game series on mobile devices but still Asphalt 9 has managed to become the single most popular game in the series mostly due to the upgrade in graphics and the increase in the total number of cars available in the game.
The game also introduces never before seen challenges and new content including a kickass online multiplayer mode. On top of that, chat functionality and emotes ensure there are a few social elements in the game as well.
6. League of Legends: Wild Rift
MOBA games like Dota 2 are few and far in between these days especially when it comes to the android platform.
Despite that though, the 5V5 MOBA game, League of Legends: Wild Rift still stands out as a wonderfully intriguing strategy game due to its slightly challenging gameplay and competitive matches.
In-app purchases only offer cosmetic value, meaning you can’t buy your way to a victory and will have to think smarter and faster than your opponent to end up on the winning side.
The only drawbacks that we’ve noticed is that matchmaking is a little unfair, especially in casual games, and matches tend to last at least 15 minutes which can get tiring after the initial thrill of the game wears off.
But seeing as it's probably one of the few MOBA games that are free at the moment, it’s definitely a great option to pass the time.
7. Pokemon Go
Remember when Pokemon Go used to be all the rage and it seemed like everyone was playing the game at one point?
Well, we’re here to tell you the game is still as good as it was during its glory days. In fact, we’d even go as far as to say that the game has improved due to the subsequent updates it has received in the past few years.
The best way to describe it would be as an augmented reality game that lets you explore and walk around in the real world looking for Pokemons on your phone.
On top of that, you can also challenge other gym owners, complete small side missions and hit up in-game Poke Stores to restock. The best thing about it though is the fact that it’s free. So, don’t waste any time and go get the game right now.
8. Sky: Children of Light
This 2020 adventure game is rather underappreciated and underrated in our opinion as it has all the facets to be an amazingly popular mobile game.
The game’s social experience is probably its most unique aspect as even without an online voice or text chat option, you can interact with another player by just grabbing their hand and taking you with them. Isn’t that just super wholesome?
Plus, the game has a total of 7 different environments which you can explore alone or with a buddy. Last but not least, the game offers an unending array of character customization options so that you can look how you want in any of those magical worlds.
9. Stardew Valley
We’re now venturing into the paid mobile game territory and what better game to kick us off than the super attractive farming simulator Stardew Valley?
Released in 2019, this premium game offers players a chance to experience the joys and pitfalls of managing a neglected farm and rebuilding it to its former glory.
That, in addition to handling crops, also entails catching fish, raising livestock, and investing in new farming machinery.
The game even offers a unique interaction mechanism with the townspeople that can even lead to your character getting married and raising a family.
A game like this can obviously be played for hours on end and even though its not free, the amount of content it features makes it more than worth the price.
10. Monument Valley 2
Puzzle games are great for challenging your thought process and learning that crucial problem-solving skill. And Monument Valley 2 is perhaps the best of the lot when it comes to mobile puzzle games that have an additional platforming element to them.
Basically, what you have to do is use your power to create illusions to complete the path you’re on and find a way forward until you reach the end of the level.
Its simple but beautiful noir-style graphics and fantastic visuals make the game increasingly worth the price. We’d also like to mention the mesmerizing soundtracks specially while you’re traversing through each level.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, that was our list of the 10 best games you can play on your android phone.
We’ve made sure to include as many different types of games in the list as we could to include a little bit of everything.
Thus, we hope you’ll find at least one game in this list that’s to your liking and include it in your gaming arsenal for the next few years to come.