2021 has been a banner year for Android games, with several highly anticipated mobile games making their magnificent debuts. All these exciting developments showcase how fast mobile gaming has evolved in the last decade. Looking back it’s downright shocking to think that just 20 years ago the highly pixilated snake game stole the show as users feverishly played it on their Nokia phones. At the time we had no idea how silly & archaic this game would look in comparison with future mobile games. To help put this journey in perspective we have compiled a list of Top 5 Android mobile games released in 2021.
Mobile game apps are a weird culture these days. We have a list of the best Android games. You will find some excellent games that simply wouldn’t work on any platform. All of these games take great advantage of the things only phones have. No other gaming platform has a touch screen and an accelerometer as well as GPS, Bluetooth, and the ability to play in two different orientations.
Here are the top 5 Android Mobile Games released in 2021
1. Halfbrick Studios games
Price: Free to play
This is a developer on Google Play. They have some of the most fun and popular mobile game apps out there. Their assortment includes classics like Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride along with others like Dan the Man and Raskulls. These games represent some of the most popular in their genre. Fruit Ninja is yet another classic arcade and Jetpack Joyride is a classic infinite runner. Dan the Man is a great mobile runner/fighter as well. These games all have a simple, quick system and are considered to be excellent time killers. Their newest game, Booster Raiders, is still in its nascent stage but it looks like it’s going to fit right into Halfbrick’s lineup.
2. Monument Valley 1 and 2
Price: $3.99 and $4.99 respectively, with optional $1.99 DLC
This is one of the most classic mobile game app franchises. Its first hit was its M.C. Escher style puzzles, simple mechanics, and fun graphics. The second continues that trend. Both games have the same basic gameplay. You twist and move levels to open new avenues. Both games are a little short, but that’s the only issue. Both are also single-pay games with no in-app purchases or advertisements. The first Monument Valley does have some DLC, though. The lead designer of these games also created Florence, an interesting slice-of-life game. Mekorama is another excellent mobile game in this genre. This one is also available to Google Play Pass users for free.
3. Nintendo games
Price: Free to play / Varies
Nintendo games are a bit hit in mobile space. They have a few noticeable mobile game titles. They include Fire Emblem Heroes, Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem are freemium games. Super Mario Run is a premium title with a $9.99 price to play.
It’s much better than its lackluster rating would have you believe and it is among the best mobile platformers available. Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp are among the highest-grossing in their respective genres as well. Dragalia Lost was launched in September 2018 and it is quite good. Every player is waiting to see what Nintendo does next on mobile.
4. Noodlecake Studios
Price: Free / Varies
This is yet another mobile game developer on Google Play. They have many games. That includes fun puzzlers like Lumino City and FRAMED 1 and 2 along with shooters like arcade sports games, Island Delta, and their Super Stickman Golf series and their Pumped: BMX series, and many others.
You will also remember Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey, their most popular games along with Farm Punks, the studio’s newest title. Noodecake Studios games are generally interesting and unique, even among games in the same genre.
5. Pokemon Go and Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite
Pokémon Go (and similar games) is a dedicated mobile game. You can pay it if you have GPS for in-game navigation, your camera for the capture sequences, and Bluetooth if you buy the optional accessory. You usually roam the real world to capture Pokémon, overtake Gyms, conduct raid battles with other trainers, and collect Poké Stops.
This isn’t a game you can experience on any other platform except mobile unless you cheat the game a lot. There are also other game apps in the real-world AR genre, including Jurassic World Alive and The Walking Dead: Our World. Niantic also recently launched Harry Potter Wizard’s Unite, a game quite the same as Pokemon Go but set in the Harry Potter universe.
These are some of the most popular and recently released android mobile games in the year 2021 for your engagement and fun.