One of the best reasons to own any Android product is that there are thousands of games you can download to play. Games have been a part of our culture since we first discovered fire and will remain a part of who we are for the rest of humanity’s existence. Games for mobile devices have come a long way in the past few years and this has given the Android games that would be just as at home on a console. While there are thousands of games available for the Android, this article lists ten games that are better than most of the others.
What is really amazing about all of these games is that they look and play just like a console game. If Android developers continue the trend of putting out better and better games, it is entirely possible that the Android will replace consoles as the number one gaming device on the planet Who knows in ten years people may just be saying “remember when we used to have a PlayStation… that was so old fashioned.”
Plants Vs. Zombies
The title of this game may make it sound like a dud, but the fact is that not only is Plants vs. Zombies one of the best games on the Android, it’s one of the best games ever. In Plants vs. Zombies you take on the side of the plants and try to defend against a horde of oncoming zombies. Each level gets progressively more difficult. This game will suck you in and eat your brain.
Angry Birds is some of the most fun you can have without involving another person. This game is fast paced, noisy, and keeps you moving your fingers as fast as they will go. There really isn’t much of a point to this game other than destroying things as fast as possible in order to get to the next level. This is a great game for kids and adults alike and has spawned several sequels.
Words With Friends
Words with Friends is a cross word game that you play with friends (who would have figured?). This game is basically Scrabble with a social networking element and can be played with someone else on the same device or played over a network with other people. Brush off your dictionary and thesaurus and make sure your vocabulary is up to par because Words with Friends will make you earn those points. What probably makes this game work so well is that you can play with multiple people at a time and can go hours in between turns which makes Words with Friends ideal for break time and lunch breaks.
It really was only a matter of time before someone developed a fantasy massively multi player game for the Android and that is exactly what Arcane Legends is. While it is nowhere near the experience you get from games such as World of Warcraft, it is a lot of fun and definitely worth playing. While there are other MMOPRG style games on the Android this one is definitely the best of the lot and has some real potential to get big.
Running games work very well on the Android platform so it’s no wonder that there are so many of the available. While there are some really solid running games out there, Agent Dash is probably the best of the bunch. It has great graphics, is easy to play, and has enough unlockables to give it a serious replay value.
This is one of those games you play because it gives you a guilty pleasure. In Devil’s Attorney you take on the part of a sleazy defense attorney and work to get your clients a not guilty verdict. This game has some great game play and is a must have for those who love turn based strategy games
The best way to describe this game is as a fantasy themed shooter with some rpg elements sprinkled in. While it may seem a bit too much to put into one game, this game flat out rocks! Good graphics, smooth game play and a surprisingly engrossing storyline give this game everything it needs and a little bit more.
Rayman Jungle Run
While Agent Dash is the best running game out there, Rayman Jungle is a close second and actually plays a bit more like a console platform style game than a running game. This game is smooth and the controls are really well programmed. What really makes this game hum though is the crazy graphics that will make you laugh at least a little.
This game is actually quite a lot of fun in that aggravating kind of way. You basically have to keep moving stuff into and out of the way of Moonboy as he sleepwalks through several dream stages. The graphics are well done and the game play is smooth, though at times you will swear the developers made things slow on purpose, it’s really just the fact that there is a lot you have to do in this game.
Where’s the Water
At first glance this game is obviously a kid’s game, but if you are into challenging puzzle games then it won’t matter if you are nine or ninety, you will love this game. It has fun graphics and great controls. It’s a simple game, but it is a lot of fun.
So there you have it, ten games that are more than worth having on your Android. While there are some obvious omissions on the list, these games are definitely some of the best you will find. Each of these games is very well made, has a lot of game play to it, and will keep you entertained for hours. Whether you are looking for something to do during your lunch break or while you sit in the car on a long trip, each one of these Android games will help pass time and leave you with a smile. We play games for a number of reasons, but the main one is to have fun, and each one of these games will deliver a lot of fun your way. In fact some of these games are so good that you might find yourself wondering why you bother keeping your X-box around anymore since you never use it.
The Author of this article, Chris Smith is an Android expert who routinely writes articles on how to root your Android phone, reviews of Android tablets, and tips for gaming with your device. His articles are found across the internet on many tech and Android sites.