Best free android games 2016
There was a time when Android has very limited high-quality games in its play store today Google’s Play Store is very rich in high-quality games and it is growing very rapidly. While there are hundreds of excellent Android games available on the Play Store there is also a lot of junk in the Play Store due to Google’s loose policy.
Everyone can develop and submit games to the Play Store without any tough scrutiny. While this is good for starters who want a career in Android Games development. It is bad for the user as it is difficult for the users to figure out which game is worth downloading and which is just a waste of time, money and bandwidth. But, you do not need to worry, We have created for you a list of Best free android games 2016.
In best free android games 2016 we have gathered some awesome games from different genres. You find endless runners, puzzle games, strategy games, car racing games, and action-packed shooting games. As the title “Best Free Android Games” suggests these games are absolutely free and you don’t need to spend a dime to play these awesome games. As the games included in our best free Android games 2014 list are all from different genres, the games are numbered randomly regardless of the quality of the games.
There are many great games out there on Play Store but had to gather only a few to keep the list short. Please feel free to let us know about your favorite free Android games in the comments section below. If you liked our list or best free Android games 2016 please use our share options on the left side of this article to let your friends know about it. Enjoy the best free android games 2016. You can now also play these best android games on Blackberry Z10 or any BlackBerry Device running BlackBerry OS 10.2 or later.
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Super Hexagon (Update)
Super Hexagon is another great game coming from a talented developer Terry Cavanagh. In Super Hexagon, you act as a triangle whose task is to survive different mazes of lines and geometrical shapes which collapse towards the center. Super Hexagon has very simple controls, all you have to do is tap left and right to move the triangle left and right in order to avoid the walls. Hit a wall and its a game over.
Color Switch (Update)
Color Switch is one the great hits on Android & iOS in 2016. It is an addictive free Android game which is also available on the Apple Appstore for iPhone. The game is simple but very challenging and requires a lot of attention.
The gameplay is simple, you have to tap the screen to toss the ball upward, pretty easy right? but, there is a catch you have to tap the ball only when the right color the appears on the obstacle above your ball. On every tap, the ball changes color and you have to go through obstacle when the color of the obstacle matches the color of the ball. Just watch the video below to see how it works, I cannot describe it better.
Traffic Rider (Update)
Traffic Rider is an endless racer game in which you have to ride a bike on a highway with lots of traffic. The goal is to go as fast as possible avoiding collision with the other vehicles on the road. The game is developed on the same idea that Highway Rider is built upon. It is more like a copy of the Highway Rider, but, Traffic Rider got the idea from Highway and took it to a whole new level.
Traffic Rider let you enjoy console level graphics on a mobile device. The game runs much smoother than any other racing game on Android. The physics of the game are incredible. I am enjoying playing it and you should too.
No.1 in our best free Android Games is Pitfall. While Pitfall for Android is not new in the Play Store, it is a great game and our list could be completed with Pitfall. ‘Pitfall’ is the makeover of the blockbuster game of the 80s but, it is nothing like the original Pitfall. Instead, Pitfall for Android is a Temple Run inspired endless runner with a lot of gameplay variations, power-ups and more.
The game starts as a 2D game and further in the game transforms into a beautiful looking 3D world. The pitfall is actually great game for Temple Run fans to have a new, refreshed and a new Temple Run Experience. Download Pitfall from now and swing across gaps, jump across chasms and rush through a lush green jungle environment.
Don’t Touch The Spikes
No.2 on our list of best free Android games is Don’t Touch The Spikes. Don’t Touch the Spikes is another addictive game with a bird involved. I have been playing it for more than two months now and its super cool. While many review sites call it a Flappy Bird clone, I don’t think so. While has a bird in it and the goal is to avoid the obstacles with just a tap, the game is a lot different than the Flappy Bird.
In Don’t Touch The Spikes there are spikes on top and bottom and you must try to avoid the spikes on both the left and right side. While the game appears very easy at the start, as you cross the score 30 it became much more difficult. The graphics are minimal but looks amazing. What I hate about this game is the background changes to a dark color after you avoid 30 which makes the spikes a little difficult to see.
Angry Birds Epic
No.3 in our best free Android games collection is Angry Birds Epic. Another Angry Birds spinoff from Rovio, Angry Birds Epic is an excellent turn-based RPG game. Those naughty pigs have again stolen the bird’s eggs making them angry as ever. You have to help the birds recover their eggs by fighting turn-based battles with the pigs. Later in the game, you will be joined by other allied birds.
The game looks very easy and boring in the first rounds but, these rounds act as tutorials. The game gets interesting as you advance in the game. With a new type of gameplay, stunning visuals, and nice controls, Angry Birds deserves a spot in the best free Android Games 2016.
Recommended: Angry Birds Epic Review
N0.4 in the best free Android games is Sonic Dash. Another makeover the 90’ blockbuster game Sonic, Sonic Dash is a fast-paced endless runner. The game offers great 3D visuals and some really smooth gameplay. It’s not about just running, you will also find some entertaining boss fights in the game, similar to those on Minions Rush. Use Sonic’s powers to dodge crabs, hazards, jump over barriers and rush through loops on visually stunning Island. Unlock power-ups to help you run easily and further.
There is a good chunk of powers like head starts, shields, ring magnets and score boosters. Sonic also has a Facebook integration option so you can also challenge your friends on Facebook. Though Sonic Dash is now a year old it still rightfully deserves a space in our best free Android games 2016.
No.5 on our list of best free Android games is Dots. Dots is a simple and minimalist yet very well designed color matching game. Though you may not heavy rich graphics in the game, the game does look very good to the eyes. The gameplay is also simplistic but incredibly addictive. All you have to do is join same-colored dots remove them from a refilling whiteboard.
The free version of the game offers three game modes, timed, moves and challenges. In timed mode, you have to connect as many dots as possible in one minute. In “moves” you have to connect as many dots as possible in a given number of moves. In “challenge” mode you can challenge your friends to compete with you using Facebook integration. The simplistic and addictive gameplay fits Dots in our best free android games 2016.
No.6 on our best free android games list is Badland. Badland is a great looking physics-based 2d side-scroller game with a unique game theme and gameplay. You cannot put Badland in any particular game genre. Sometimes it may feel like a platformer, sometimes like an endless runner despite the fact that the things in game fly don’t run. Sometimes it also feels like a nice adventure.
The controls of the game are dead simple. All you need to do is tap on the screen and a tiny, fluffy bird (not flappy) drifts up into the air. Hold your finger on the screen to keep it flying. Release your finger and the birds looking creature will go down. Don’t fall behind or get smashed by joint rocks to clear the level. Badland looks great to the eyes and the gameplay is also great in a unique way which let it make its way to our list of best free Android games 2014.
Here is the no.7 on our list of best free Android games. Traffic Racer is more like an arcade racer turned endless-runner or we should call it an endless racer. Traffic Racer is a fun car racing game where you have been put on the road with lots and lots of traffic. You have to overtake all these cars, buses and trailers with a decent speed to score as many points as possible. Driving at a speed higher than hundred gives you a multiplier thus more score. Smash your car with another! It is game over.
There is a fair amount of cars that you can unlock. There are four types of game modes in the game, “Endless One-way”, “Endless Two-way”, “Time Trial” and “Free Ride” and four locations to race across. The offers much to make a spot for itself on our list of best free android games 2016.
Whale Trail Frenzy
No.8 on our best free Android games list is none other than Whale Trail Frenzy. Coming from the USTWO the developer of the Monument Valley, Whale Trail Frenzy is a sequel to the original game Whale Trail. The game features that same visual goodness that the original whale trail has. You will find those same clean and clear vibrant colors in Whale Trail Frenzy. What has changed is the gameplay. USTWO has dropped the levels system and went for an infinite scroller this time.
The controls are simple and fairly responsive. All you do is to touch the screen to go up, release and you go down. The goal of the game is to collect as many balloons as possible. Collecting the bubble increases the whale trail which acts as a fuel for the Whale. The Whale Trail is finished and you go down. Stay away from the dark clouds as they will end your trail. If we were to order this list based on ranking, we would have listed it in the top three of best free Android games 2016.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
Next on how Best free Android games list is Asphalt 8: Airborne. As you would expect from Gameloft Asphalt 8 Airborne is another stunning sequel to the famous Asphalt series of Arcade racing games. Asphalt 8 Airborne is a fast-paced arcade racing game with epic graphics. Asphalt 8 Airborne brings some true console graphics into smartphone games. You will find some nice reflection and shadows and some beautiful lens flare effects.
The game-play is no less fun, Asphalt 8 Airborne like its predecessors features some very fast paced gamely with the added fun of thrilling stunts. As the name says, Go straight on a ramp and your car will literally go airborne giving you a chance to do some nice stunts, a barrel roll is one of them. There are 47 cars when you start the game including luxury cars like Bugatti. Drive those cars to nine different locations and have all the fun in your life. It is definitely one of the best car racing games on Android platform.
No. 10 in our best free Android games collection is Rival Knights. ‘Rival Knights’ is the first jousting game that got my attention. Developed by Gameloft Rival Knights is a fast-paced jousting game where you have to compete with your friends or random people online in a multiplayer fashion. Rival Knights also feature a huge campaign mode where you have to duel your way to the top participating in 5 jousting leagues. The gameplay is as simple as a tap all you need is a good timing. The gameplay also borrows the idea from drag racing games where you have to take a perfect start, then shift the gears at the right time to achieve maximum speed.
In the last part, you have to drag your lance targeting the right spot on the opponent body. In addition to the solid gameplay, Rival Knights offers real life like 3D graphics under the influence of physics as you would expect from Gameloft titles. The game is a little heavy on most of the smartphones, occupies a lot of RAM and drain the battery faster but we are hopeful that Gameloft will optimize it well in the next update. Read our Detailed review of Rival Nights to have a deeper understanding of the game.
99 Bricks Wizard Academy
The next on our best free Android games list is a newcomer. 99 Bricks Wizard Academy is a mix of Tower Blocks and Tetris. Combining Tower Blocks and Tetris 99 Bricks gives a brand new experience of tower building game. The bricks aren’t simple squares instead Tetris blocks of different shapes. The goal is to make the tallest tower using the bricks that are falling from the sky, without dropping more than two bricks.
There is also a wizard involved in the game who will teach you a different handy spell which you can use in the game to control the situation in case something goes wrong. Initially, you can cast only three spells in the game but later you can increase that ability from the shop. Caution! You won’t be alone there making your tower. You will also face other jealous wizards who will drop massive Tetris blocks on your tower trying to bring it down.
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