Android gaming is getting bigger and better every month it seems and there is always a slew of new titles coming to Google Play. Whether you’re a casual gamer or you want something with a bit more meat on its bones, there’s usually a game coming out to suit everyone’s taste.
With such a bountiful choice of great games for Android phones in the Google Play Store, it can prove quite tough to decide which Android apps to download.
1 Arcane Showdown
Price: Free to play | Download: Arcane Showdown
Arcane Showdown is an online PvP game with card dueling and arena mechanics. Players build a deck, level up their troops, and do battle against other players. It supports both one versus one and two versus two game play along with a couple of different game modes. The mechanics are simple enough to learn but require a certain strategy to use at higher levels. It’s grind-heavy like most free to play games so prepare yourself for that. Otherwise, it’s a decent entrant into its genre.
2 Final Order
Price: Free to play | Download: Final Order
Final Order is a strategy game with some kingdom building mechanics. You start the game by building a base, but you also get a monster to play with as well. It utilizes a traditional rock-paper-scissors style for the units, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. You can also collect various monsters from all over the world and do battle with them as well. You don’t get to play as the monsters and that’s a little sad. Additionally, the strategy elements are nothing we haven’t seen before. It’s reasonably well put together, though, and should be fun for a while.
3 Genshin Impact
Price: Free to play | Download: Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact is the surprise release of the last month. It’s an open world RPG and it’s drawn comparisons to games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You even get a glider to traverse long distances in less time. However, this one has gacha elements and it’s a free to play game instead of a premium game. You earn most characters through game play quests rather than through summon pulls like most gachas. The graphics and game play are actually pretty good and there’s a certain satisfying quality to the game itself. The monetization system takes some getting used to, but this is a surprisingly good game overall.
4 Illusion Connect
Price: Free to play | Download: Illusion Connect
Illusion Connect is a strategy RPG title. It also has gacha elements as well as social game elements as well. The game boasts a cast of 50 characters. You get them, level them up, and actually spend time with them in the game to get to know them better. The social links give you additional benefits in the game. The combat is turn-based RPG style with some very light strategy elements. However, the big draw here is getting to know your characters, designing your little house, and the other stuff. It’s a decent mash-up of genres and even the micro-transactions aren’t that bad.
5 Infinity Mechs
Price: Free to play | Download: Infinity Mechs
Infinity Mechs is an idle game with mechs. It plays like most idle games. You set some mechs out to kill various bad guys. Over time you get enough resources to summon more mechs and level up the ones you have. Your mech combinations also matter as you get buffs depending on what you have. This one differs from most idle games by having a global leaderboard and a PvP element and a story mode as well. It’s reasonably deep and while it certainly doesn’t scale up forever, it’s definitely a good time killer for a while.
6 Sword Master Story
Price: Free to play | Downlaod: Sword Master
Sword Master Story is an idle game with RPG elements. You play your way through a story by completing various quests, but the game does most of the combat on your behalf except for the occasional special ability. There are also 40 heroes to collect, various loot and gear to find, and, of course, the aforementioned story. This is a good time killer, although RPG fans may find the game play a bit boring for their tastes. Also, the game is translated from Japanese and the translators could’ve done a better job. Those are about the only two bad things about it.
7 Masketeers: Idle Has Fallen
Price: Free to play | Download: Masketeers Idle Has Fallen
Masketeers: Idle Has Fallen is another idle game but this one is mixed with a gacha style mobile RPG. Players set their heroes out to battle enemies for various resources. There are various masks with various bonuses for your characters and an orb system to help move things along faster. You can absolutely just idle and tap your way through this, but a little thought actually speeds up the process quite a bit. Idle games have gotten a lot better in 2020 and this is a prime example of the genre evolving.
9 Grand Mountain Adventure
As the weather turns colder, get stuck in this open-world snowboarding and skiing adventure game. In Grand Mountain Adventure, you can explore entire ski resorts and ski or snowboard whenever you want. The scenery is beautiful and dynamic, from busy ski slopes to snow-swept powdery hills, and you’ll come across obstacles like avalanches, angry bears, and falling rocks along the way. Start with a slalom challenge and earn Ski Passes that allow you to unlock ski lifts and access new parts of the mountain, then work your way through a range of challenges like big air, slopestyle, and more. And don’t forget to explore the backcountry areas, too, where plenty of hazards and hidden achievements to unlock are waiting. The leaderboard lets you compare your progress with others, and there’s even a Discord where you can get to know fellow players and share your tips. You will need to pay for in-game purchases to unlock content as you go, but the first mountain is totally free.
This mobile port of the popular console and PC game is an excellent choice if you’re missing hanging out with your friends right now. It’s a platform fighting game where you can battle up to eight other players in ranked matches and casual free-for-alls, and it supports full cross-play. But the best bit is creating a custom room with your friends where you can battle it out — just make sure you hone your skills in the Training Room first. With 50 unique characters to choose from — and a rotation of new characters every week — there’s a wide range of game modes, too, like Capture the Flag and Brawlball. You’ll be matched quickly with others thanks to the huge number of players, and Brawlhalla is 100% free to play.