In Google Play the games number in the thousands. There is something for all tastes and colours, but not all is worthy of being named as the best. To make your search easier, from the Xataka Android team we have looked for the best titles, whether this year, are free or paid, with or without a connection that is worth playing and offering hours of fun.
This is a live list, that is, it will updated as new games come out or we find new titles that deserve the podium. In that sense, the comments section is at your entire disposal, so that you can send us your recommendations.
Here are about the best Android games 2021 (ranked and reviewed). If you’re a hard fan of Android games then follow our lead now!
Top 10 android games of 2021
- Brawl stars
- The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout
- Alien: Blackout
- PUBG Mobile
- Alto’s Adventure and Odyssey
- Monument Valley 1 and 2
- Old School RuneScape
Which is the No 1 Android game in the world?
PUBG Mobile is the world’s number one mobile games. Here is world most popular 7 android games list:
- PUBG MOBILE
- Call of Duty: Mobile
- Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall
- Minecraft: Pocket Edition
- Brawl stars
- Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad
- Stranger Things: The Game
Is PUBG an offline game?
PUBG is a Massively Multiplayer Online Battle Video Game developed by Brendan Greene and published by Bluehole for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS and Xbox One. This game cannot be played without a steady internet connection. You can play the training mode without Internet for an unlimited time, but the modes are not possible.
Here are Top 25 Android Games you can play
1. Brawl stars
We start with the latest SuperCell release, Brawl Stars. The game hit the global market at the end of 2018 and today, it has placed in the top of the most popular games on Google Play, and it is not for hands. Maintaining the aesthetics of the studio’s titles, Brawl Stars offer us different game modes, all online, three versus three in the MOBA style or 10-player Battle Royale.
In an addition, it allows you to play with friends and create teams, so fun are guaranteed. There is no game limit, although you can only win 200 coins in one session. Once these are obtained, you will have to wait two hours to recover 20, and so on. It is completely free and available on Google Play. The game is one of the best Android games you can play.
2. The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout
The new title of the Team 17 team, creators of Worms, also arrived at the beginning of the year and since its launch it has garnered rave reviews. The Escapist 2 is worth 7.99 euros, but it is worth it from the start to finish for its playability, for the enormous amounting of options it offers to escape from the prison and for its touches of the absurd humour, everything is said.
Following the line of the franchise, in The Escapists 2 you will play a prisoner who has to escape from the prison. The funny thing is that you can do it by following the strategy you want, be it digging a tunnel, jumping the walls or fighting against the guards. In addition, it has a multiplayer mode, so that your friends can help you escape. Highly recommended title.
3. Alien: Blackout
Another of the titles that have arrived at Google Play in 2019 have been Alien: Blackout, a strategy game in which you will play Amanda Ripley to guide four engineers throughout the ship. Without being killed by the xenomorph, preferably. We were able to taste the title when it was released and it left us with a very good taste in our mouths.
Alien: Blackout is priced at 5.49 euros on Google Play, but if you are a fan of the Alien saga and want to know what happens between “Alien: the Eighth Passenger” and “Aliens: The Return” it is a recommend purchase. Of course, it is essential to play with headphones, the experience improves a lot.
Oddmar was the winner of the Apple Design Awards and was released on Android last January. It stands out for being a side-scrolling plat former with a very Rayman-inspired aesthetic, a really neat level design, and four playable worlds. In total, 24 levels at your entire disposal.
Although it is free to download, you can only play the first world. To unlock the full game you will have to pay 4.19 euros. It is one of those games for which it is worth assuming the cost nothing more than to enjoy the animations, the settings, and the characters.
Classic in capital letters. Lemmings, developed by Sad Puppy, were released 27 years ago for the Commodo Amiga and have now been remastered and adapted for mobile platforms. It is a puzzle game in which you will have to guide the funny Lemmings back to their home.
To do this, you must open the safest and fastest route, either by digging blocks, building stairs, etc., all without some dying on the journey. It is completely free and is financed with micro payments. It’s a full-blown nostalgia shot for everyone who grew up playing the consoles of yesteryear.
6. PUBG Mobile
We can’t stop talking about PUBG Mobile, the mobile version of Player Unknown’s Battleground. Tencent’s Battle Royale has been on Android for a while now and has become one of the most popular titles in all of Google Play, accumulating more than 100 million downloads. As you may already know, you will have to jump out of a plane on a huge island and survive by scavenging for weapons, and the equipment throughout the buildings. The games last around half an hour and are won by the last one standing, something not too easy. PUBG Mobile can be downloaded for free from Google Play.
And if we talk about PUBG Mobile we have to talk, inevitably, of Fortnite , the fashion game. Developed by Epic Games, Fortnite has conquered the computers, and mobiles of millions of users, something that is largely because it is free and multiplatform. That is, the account you used on Android are the same as the one on the pc, so experience and achievements are shared.
Unlike all the games on this list, Fortnite cannot be downloaded from Google Play, instead you will have to go to the Epic Games website and download the APK file. To install it, remember that you will have to activate the unknown sources from the settings of your mobile.
8. Alto’s Adventure and Odyssey
Another work of art turned into a video game is the Alto saga. An ideal casual title to disconnect and play a couple of quick games that stands out, mainly, for the level design and the soundtrack. Again, say that it is highly recommended to play with headphones.
The mechanics of the title couldn’t be simpler. You slide down a mountain and you simply have to press the screen to make Alto jump, turn or access the upper areas. They are two very fun games that you can download for free from Google Play.
9. Monument Valley 1 and 2
Monumental Valley 1 and 2 are two games that every Android user should play at least once in their life, without exception. They have been developed by ustwo games and their bet is original, fun, with the right level of difficulty and frankly relaxing. Like Alto’s Odyssey, the headphone experience is unmatched.
The objective is to take the princess from one point to another of the level playing with the perspective, switches and levers that you will find scattered on each map. It’s easy at first, but the later levels will take a long time. Monument Valley 1 you have it for 2.99 euros; Monument Valley 2 for 5.49 euros.
10. Old School RuneScape
Old School RuneScape was released exactly 6 years ago for PC and Mac OS and arrived on Android at the end of 2018. It is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Jagex in which you will have to manage your character, complete missions and survive on a huge and rough map.
Like any role-playing game, its asset is the wide range of learning branches that you can access (23 in total) and the immense number of simultaneous players competing against you (60,000 at the time these lines are written). In addition, it is the community itself that decides the development, so you can participate and try to fix, put or remove things from the game. You can download it for free from Google Play.
11. The Room saga
If there are known games on Android, The Room saga takes the cake. There are four titles in total, all paid, but worth every penny. Surely you have heard of it, but in summary we can say that they are 3D puzzle games (not easy) that you will have to solve to know the story.
Getting them all will cost you 13.36 euros, but if you divide them between the enormous amount of hours that you are going to spend playing them, it will be very convenient for you. They all have five-star ratings and the comments are beyond positive, so check them out.
12. Pokemon go
Although Niantic’s title is a few years old, Pokémon GO is more alive than ever with a huge player base and tons of creatures to capture. Saying something about Pokémon GO that is not known is already complicated, but it should be noted that it is the only one on the list that will get you out to play.
Update after update has managed to fill up with game modes such as raids, player-to-player battles and synchro-adventure, which allows you to open eggs and count steps even with the application closed. A highly recommended game for anyone regardless of their age.
13. Mini Metro
Originally released for the pc, Mini Metro is a relaxing strategy game that consists of several levels. In each one of them you will have to draw subway routes between various points without the stations becoming saturated. You will have to make bridges to cross the rivers, add wagons to the most saturated lines and think carefully about the map you are creating.
If you want to relax, just activate casual mode, so the stations never get cluttered and you can play as much as you want. It is a fantastic game to disconnect that is much more enjoyed with headphones, and that can be yours for 1.19 euros.
Florence was designed by the same person who did the Monumental Valley graphics and is about first love. It is an interactive story in which you must take on the comings and goings of the romance between Florence Yeoh and cellist Krish. Completing puzzles and doing actions you will review the initial flirtation, the first kiss, the coexistence, and the fights … like life itself.
All this with a design based on vignettes as if it were a comic and inspired by the webcomics “Slice of life” will make you empathize with the protagonist and, who knows, maybe you will even see yourself reflected. It can be yours for 2.99 euros.
15. Stardew valley
After huge success on PC and iOS, Stardew Valley launched in March for Android. It is an RPG camouflaged in a farm simulator that is as complete, fun and replay able as you can imagine. It all begins when you inherit a plot in Pellican Town, a piece of land by and for you that you will have to cultivate, explore and use to start a family.
The game is 8.99 euros, but it is worth it. It does not have any type of micro transactions and is a full port of the title for PC, which means that it includes all the content (except for multiplayer). It is a must have in every rule.
16. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
It took a few months to arrive after being announced, but the new Harry Potter augmented reality game is already among us. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a kind of Pokémon GO based on the saga of the famous wizard created by JK Rowling, and the truth is that if you are used to the first, the second will be quite familiar.
Like any game of this style, our objective will be to walk through our city recovering “Confusibles” , that is, objects, creatures and characters from the magical world that are appearing in the real world. All this through a challenging gesture system with which we will cast the spells. Very entertaining and highly recommended now that summer and free time are coming.
17. Pokémon Masters
The latest from The Pokémon Company and DeNa is ‘ Pokémon Masters ‘, a game that moves away from what has been seen so far to bring an experience closer to the Pokémon franchise. The game is based on combats (no capture) of three against three in which following a good strategy and choosing the correct team will be a priority. You can play the story mode or fight against other players.
‘Pokémon Masters’ is completely free and is financed through micro transactions, although these are not necessary to advance in the adventure. If you are looking for an entertaining game that invites you to think about a good strategy and that allows you to play with characters such as Brock or Misty, ‘Pokémon Masters’ is a good option.
18. Mario Kart Tour
There is little to say about Mario Kart Tour. It is the last Nintendo game that has reached Android and only in its first day of life it achieved 20 million downloads and a million dollars in revenue, thus conquering the hearts of the most fans of the franchise. It is a racing game in which we will control Mario, Peach, Bowser and other protagonists whose objective will be to win the races and get the more stars, the better.
Mario Kart Tour is a completely free game, although it has several micropayments, including a Golden Pass worth 5.49 euros per month that allows access to the 200cc category and unlock golden rewards. Even so, if you are looking for a racing game that hooks you and encourages you to improve your marks, Mario Kart Tour is a most interesting option.
19. Call of Duty: Mobile
We were waiting for it like May water and, finally, Activision, by the hand of Tencent, has brought it to the screens of our mobiles. Call of Duty: Mobile has become the best mobile game launch to date, and it is no wonder. Call of Duty: Mobile offers a 100% Call of Duty experience, with classic maps from the franchise and frenetic and fun gameplay.
There are countless weapons, kill streaks, and competitive matches, as well as classic modes like Dominance or Team Duel. It also has many customization options, both for the weapons and the character, and as if that were not enough, the game is completely free. You can go through the checkout if you want to buy cosmetic items, but all the important content can be unlocked by playing. The game is one of the best mobile games.
20. GRID Autosport
One of those racing games with capital letters, of which you have to try yes or yes. And is that GRID Autosport has from some printing graphics to a very high playability; going through endless vehicles and a multitude of competition modes, it seems incredible that it is a mobile game. In fact, it is a faithful adaptation to smartphones of the homonymous title for consoles and computer. And it has not lost quality with the jump.
We were looking forward to GRID Autosport coming to Android, and you can now enjoy this great game. Of course, it is not cheap: 10.99 euros. Quality comes at a price.
21. Minecraft earth
The famous game of building blocks with an 8-bit appearance mixed with augmented reality like Pokémon Go. What can go wrong with a combination like this? Minecraft Earth allows you to collect a multitude of elements by walking down the street; and then you have to combine them like Minecraft, erecting the construction that anyone wants, all pointing with the phone’s camera.
This Microsoft game is still expanding around the world even if it can already be downloaded in Spain. And it has plenty of room for improvement – it promises to evolve into an impressive AR building experience.
22. Very little nightmares
Imaginative, with high-quality graphics and isometric perspective, full of puzzles and with a sinister touch that accompanies the whole adventure. And what an adventure: Very Little Nightmares is fast-paced, also very original.
The game is a mobile version of a console title, Little Nightmares. It is very well adapted to touch screens and, despite the price, it is a breath of fresh air for what is common on Android. It is highly recommended.
23. Pavilion: Touch Edition
After more than two years in the App Store, this excellent puzzle game landed on Android to give its owners great doses of ingenuity, intelligence, music and imagination. Pavilion: Touch Edition is an award-winning game in many competitions that puts before your fingers a fourth-person adventure full of enigmas. Solving them will not be easy.
This game has a very good quality / price ratio. The first episode of the adventure is currently available pending the developers finish the second.
24. The Swords of Ditto
Developed by Devolver Digital, The Swords of Ditto is a really fun roguelite RPG. This is a game in which if you die, you lose absolutely everything and the map changes completely, so that the objects that were in a location will now not be there. Also, the adventures are linked, so what you do with one character will affect the adventure of the next when you die (because you will).
The Swords of Ditto has a main adventure that consists of defeating the evil Mormo , but it also has countless secondary missions that consist of exploring dungeons and caverns, as well as finding mystical objects. Very fun, although not exactly cheap: 6.49 euros. Still, if you’re looking for something like Zelda, this is it.
25. Bloons TD 6
The Bloons saga is one of the best known on Google Play and the App Store. Ninja Kiwi, its developer, has released several editions and the last to arrive has been Bloons TD 6, the sixth. The game has many maps divided by levels of difficulty, a good catalog of towers and several branches of improvement. The game is paid (5.49 euros in Google Play) and has micropayments, although these are not necessary at all. All content can be unlocked by playing and completing the daily challenges proposed to us. Very fun, almost completely replay able and with many hours of play to give.
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