We all know that free Android games aren’t really free these days as many of them have in-app purchases. Most free-mium bottlenecks occur when players get impatient in advancing further in a game and come across such pitfalls. Here is a list of the best free Android games that you will be able to play comfortably without encountering too many in-app purchases.
Critical Ops is among the newer generation of first person shooters and it’s one of the best. In this game, you’ll battle terrorists in a variety of urban-oriented levels or you can play as the terrorists if you want to. It has a strong online multiplayer community where you can play with your friends as well. It’s still a work in progress, but it works pretty smooth and is updated frequently. If you want a first person shooter game that is completely free, then NOVA 3: Freedom Edition is quite good as well. They’re both free Android games worth checking out.
Clash Royale is the latest game of Supercell. They are the pioneers of Clash of Clans, another strategy game. In Clash Royale you have to collect cards, build decks, and then square off in one-on-one duels with online opponents. You earn trophies when you win a battle. Similarly, you lose trophies if you lose one. You also get to form clans to share cards, challenge clan-mates to combat and have a variety of chances to unlock new cards. It’s a great card game and an alternative if you just can’t get into Hearthstone.
Fallout Shelter made huge waves in 2015 and was one of the best free Android games released that year. In Fallout Shelter, you have to build a shelter, take in survivors (called Dwellers) and create a thriving ecosystem. You have obstacles such as fires, raids by AI bad guys. It is a pretty standard builder simulation game. The in-app purchases take almost a blatant backseat in this title and the developers have been great so far on releasing new and updated content.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is perhaps the best Final Fantasy-themed free-mium game out there. It features tons of elements from the original games, including actual town and dungeon explorations, hidden treasures, secret dungeons and tons of lore. The game play is simple to learn but you’ll need to think critically in order to beat the bosses and hard opponents. You get rewarded for logging in daily and the additional missions, quests, and activities help keep the game fresh. If this one isn’t doing it for you, but you love Final Fantasy, you can also try out Mobius Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy Record Keeper which are both pretty good free Android games.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a card dueling game where you unlock cards, build decks, and then duel other players using the deck you’ve built. You can also build multiple decks. Blizzard has been pretty good with releasing regular updates to add more cards and content. You can also log into your account on mobile or on a PC which is a really nice feature. If you don’t want to face players in real-time PvP combat, you can always beat down some bots for practice. It’s free to play which makes it easy and accessible for everyone to try it out. It’s definitely one of the best free Android games out there.
PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator
PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator is a simulation game where you can create and manage your own YouTube channel. You’ll be able to customize and upgrade your place, gain a following and much more. As you progress, you’ll unlock more abilities, items and stuff to do that will help you reach the top. It features retro graphics, a fun premise and tons of quirky humor from everyone’s favorite PewDiePie. There are mini games and a social element as well so you can gift stuff and receive gifts from others.
Love it or hate it, no one can deny that Pokémon Go was a massive hit in 2016. Even though its popularity has tapered off to some extent, the game is still the best in it’s genre. In this game players can explore the real world around them while catching Pokémon, taking down gyms and finding Pokéstops. New features are added on a regular basis that help improve the game play. There is a real problem with GPS spoofers owning all of the best Pokémon, but thankfully that only affects certain parts of the game. It definitely is one of the best free Android games.
PinOut is the best infinite runner game out there. PinOut is an infinite pinball game where you launch the ball through various levels and obstacles forever. It looks great, easy to play and has unique mechanics for this kind of genre game. It has an optional pro version that unlocks checkpoints so you can continue from a saved game. Otherwise, there are no ads, no in-app purchases and nothing getting between you and the game.
Sky Force Reloaded
Sky Force Reloaded is the latest in the Sky Force franchise (which are all pretty good free Android games). Like its predecessors, Sky Force Reloaded is a top-down, scrolling shooter game where you can fly a plane and your goal is to defeat bad guys, avoid bullets and perform all kinds of various quests. It is an ode to the old school top-down shooters. The difference being that this one has better graphics.
UNKILLED was one of the most underrated free Android games of 2015. This game is a zombie shooter where your job is to accept missions and then dive into the various scenarios and slaughter all of the zombies. There are over 300 missions and many of them include boss fights. You’ll also find over 50 weapons, some of the best mobile graphics we’ve seen so far, and there are some online multiplayer aspects to the game as well. It comes from the same developers who did Dead Trigger 2 (Madfinger Games) which was a mainstay on previous versions of this very list for years. You can pick this up for free but there are in-app purchases so do beware of those.