This year has proved to be action-packed, and the Android app releases were no exception! Despite the market being flooded, apps are continuing to explode both in popularity and innovation. Out of all the platforms, Android is picking up the pace. What were once inferior games to iOS have become on par or better. This drastic shift in the industry was sparked by improved Android phones. The newest releases have captivated everyone’s attention to the point that developers can’t ignore Android. Here I have round up 14 Best Android Games to Play in 2020.
Now that Android phones have proven their worth, it’s time for their games to up the ante. Luckily, 2017 was a banner year for Android games. A slew of releases has once again proven that Android is a platform that can’t be missed. With so many games to choose from, plenty of quality releases get overlooked. In 2020 also there are so many latest releases and great games to enjoy. These games are in a league of their own!
Top Android Games of 2020
1. Call of Duty: Mobile
Price: Free to play
It is the latest game out there in 2020. Call of duty is immensely popular with the highest rating on mobile. You can play this game in a normal FPS online PvP mode along with a 100-player battle royale mode. This feature places this game in a rare category where you find PUBG Mobile and regular FPS PvP like Critical Ops or Modern Combat. It is free to play the game, but most of the in-game purchases are cosmetic products. Although it still has some bugs, it’s new so that’s only natural.
This game is a new platformer from Butterscotch Shenanigans, the developer of Crashlands. This is a platformer game with 90 levels, surprisingly satisfying controls, and some amazing humor. This game sets itself apart from others with its great custom level building. You can build levels and keep improving your levels. Most players download them and end up in the game’s prestigious vault. This game also has speedrunning features and each level has its leaderboard. This game is cross-platform with a cloud saving feature. It covers all of the bases of a mobile platformer. You can get this game for free with Google Play Pass if you use that.
Price: $6.99 with in-app purchases
This is yet another popular game all around the world for people of all ages. Minecraft takes you to a giant world where you mine stuff, build stuff, combat bad guys, and do pretty much whatever you want. You will have a survival mode where you must mine your resources and food along with a creative mode that offers you unlimited everything.
Frequent updates have included many new content and possibilities. The game is on par with its PC and console counterparts. You can play on multiplayer servers with other people on those platforms. There are in-app purchases, but they’re mostly for customization things like skin packs.
4. Nintendo Games
Price: Free / Freemium / Varies
The Nintendo games offer a range of nice Android games and they’re all quite decent. They have one premium game with Super Mario Run. Although it is a bit high in price, technically, it’s one of the best platformers on mobile available these days to enjoy.
Nintendo also offers some freemium options including Fire Emblem Heroes (strategy RPG) and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (simulation). It has also included Dragalia Lost to its repertoire in September of 2018 and Dr. Mario World the next year in 2019. Finally, Mario Kart Tour is the second biggest mobile game releases of all time, next to Call of Duty: Mobile game. Although Nintendo’s games are a bit rough around the edges, it all offer great fund and solid amazing gaming experiences.
5. Pokemon GO
Price: Free to play
This game saw the mobile gaming scene in July 2016 and instantly got to the top-rated Android games ever. It’s based on augmented reality concept just like ingress where you walk around the real world, catch Pokemon, complete little side missions, fight for Gyms, and hit up Pokestops to restock on items. It beat every record in the books as the world’s most popular mobile game.
This game received frequent updates with new features. Some of the more recent features include an AR camera mode, new Pokemon, and a couple of other neat stuff. Niantic also launched Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a Harry Potter AR game with similar technology.
6. Square Enix games
Price: Free / Free to play / Varies
This game is one of the few “big name” developers that took mobile gaming seriously from the inception and they developed the best Android games available anywhere. They have remakes of Final Fantasy 1-7 and 9, Chrono Trigger, seven Dragon Quest games, Chrono Trigger, and Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition to play and they’re all great. Hitman: Sniper, the original Tomb Raider, and Deus Ex Go, Lara Croft Go round out a great assortment of puzzle games.
You get Heavenstrike Rivals, Final Fantasy Tactics: WotL, and the company’s latest game, War of the Visions: FFBE for tactical RPGs, Secret of Mana for an action RPG, and the Deus Ex series for strategy shooter fans. Even their freemium initiative, like Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia, is quite amazing. They also included Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth in May of 2018, another ported classic.
7. Noodlecake Studios
Price: Free / Free to play / Varies
This Studios is one of the exclusive developers of Android games. Their games are vast and varied. Some popular titles from this studio include Alto’s Adventure (and Alto’s Odyssey) for infinite runners, Wayward Souls for action-adventure fans, Framed 1 and 2 for puzzle games, realMyst and its sequel for more advanced puzzle fans, Island Delta for shooter fans, Mikey Shorts and Farm Punks for platform fans, and many more.
You would also like Lumino City for its exclusiveness and Vignettes for its simplicity. The latest game of this studio is Summer Catchers, a side-scroller with some platformer components. The games run the gamut from free to play and premium both the modes.
8. PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite
Price: Free to play
PUBG Mobile got amazingly hit and popular upon its releases. It already has over ten million downloads and a million user reviews. It is a very competent mobile FPS featuring simple and amazing graphics, effective controls, and a simple premise. In this game, 100 people drop from a plane onto an island and explore it out until only one is left standing.
The island is littered with weapons, gear, and vehicles along with a mechanic that lowers the play area to keep matches from lasting too long. It also receives recent updates adding new game modes along with a freemium element. PUBG Mobile Lite is a lighter version of the game which fewer players can play with lower graphical settings. It’s only available for select devices, though. Fornite is another option and it’s in the Play Store now.
9. This War of Mine
Price: $14.99 / $1.99
This game is good enough which was released in 2015. In this survival game, you head a crew of civilians in a city destroyed by war. You need to make difficult decisions with heart-wrenching results with survival being the core. It has amazing good graphics, plenty of content, and a hefty price tag.
Every play will bring you something a little different. This game is one of the deeper Android games that can get the emotions going. You also get a secondary game, This War of Mine: Stories, with almost similar mechanics and scope. You can get the original game for free for Google Play Pass members.
Price: Free to play
It is hopefully the best MOBA available on the Android platform. Have a huge cast of characters along with a fairly traditional MOBA experience, you will get typical three lanes that you’ll need to attack or defend along with two teammates. In this game, you can play with or against real people or bots if you want to.
The game is excellent and there are over two dozen characters that you can discover. You will also find no energy bars or other freemium hoops to jump through. Many MOBAs come and go, but Vainglory is the best on mobile. There is also a beta version available that can use the Vulkan API, although it’s not stable yet.
11. The Room series (four games)
Price: $0.99-$4.99 each
This game is a series of four puzzle games. This was the first puzzle game that did well on mobile. The latest game in The Room series is just as hit as its earlier games and they remain among the best Android games.
The Room is a series of escape puzzle games. In this game, each room has some mysterious objects. You have to solve the puzzles and get out of the room. You have to progress from room to room to find even more unique objects and solve their puzzles until you win the game. The latest series, The Room: Old Sins, have cloud saving, Google Play Games achievements, and even a small exploration component. These all make this game unique and a game offering the pure puzzle experience of the first three games.
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12. No Stick Shooter
This game manages to artfully blend retro arcade games with modern touchscreen controls. From the get-go, players are hurled into a fast-paced race against the clock. Aliens are attacking earth, and it’s up to each contender to thwart their attack. All players have to do is tap the screen to shoot a series of weaponry at the intruders.
While it may seem simple, the game carries a surprising amount of strategy. Each armament needs time to recharge while some work better on different types of opponents. This variation makes this game a strategy-laced precision shooter on steroids. There are thirty action-packed levels to choose from which rope players into an enticing adventure. From switching to the right weapon to barely escaping destruction, this game is sure to get anyone’s blood pumping. The graphics are also great, so it’s easy to immerse yourself in the game!
13. Super Samurai Rampage
Sometimes the best games are the ones who do not attempt at being realistic. That’s certainly the case with this gory retro game. Players are instantly thrown into a manic samurai’s rampage. The master’s movements are controlled by an interesting combination of swipes.
Swiping left makes you lunge in that direction while murdering anything in your path. Swiping up causes the karate master to leap up in the air. While airborne, players can move the samurai in any direction as he mercilessly swings his blade. It’s a bloody parade of death, but it’s undeniably captivating. See how many bad guys you can eliminate with this action-packed game!
14. Riptide GP: Renegade
Just like the first two releases, this game takes users into a beautifully constructed world. The graphics are so spectacular that it’s impressive that they are supported by smartphones. This futuristic racing game pits users against some of the most dangerous feats as they pursue glory on the track.
While it’s a die-hard racing game to the core, there’s still room for upgrades. The career mode lets users earn cash and customize their ride. Even though the storyline can be a bit repetitious, this game is breathtaking. Race through this vibrant world at full speed!
These are some of the most amazing, popular, and engaging Android games that you cannot miss out to try in 2020.