Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan API, it only stands to get better and better over time. It won’t be long before mobile sees some even more impressive titles than we have now! Without further delay, here are the best Android games available right now!
With such a bountiful choice of great games for Android phones in the Google Play Store
1. Call of Duty Mobile
There was a ton of hype surrounding Call of Duty Mobile throughout the beta and ahead of it’s global launch, and to the credit of Activision and TiMi Studios (a subsidiary of Tencent Games) the game is phenomenal and has quickly become one of the best and most popular mobile games to be released in 2019.
The only way CoD Mobile would work is if it felt like an authentic experience for CoD fans, and that’s exactly what you get. While the Call of Duty franchise has featured some really awesome single-player campaigns, CoD Mobile focuses exclusively on multiplayer and manages to hit it out of the park by delivering the exact style of action fans have come to know and love. Call of Duty Mobile on Play Store
I love finding the quirky indie titles that always manage to fall into the cracks of the Google Play Store, not receiving the promotion and attention that they rightfully deserve. Vectronom falls into that category, delivering a captivating experience that merges level design and music together to create a puzzle platformer that you play as much with your ears as you do with your fingertips.
Vectronom is, at times, a psychedelic experience given the flashing colors and thumping electronic soundtrack designed to entrance you as you play. Each level changes to the beat of the music, and the game grades you on how well your cube’s movement follows the rhythm. The game was previously released on Steam and for the Nintendo Switch, and while the game no doubt controls way better with a keyboard or controller D-pad I’ve had no issues with the touch screen controls that rely on swipes and taps. Vectronom on Play Store
3. Stardew Valley
If you’ve never heard of or played Stardew Valley before, it’s basically a farming simulator built atop a robust 16-bit open-ended RPG that lets you play and develop your character and farm as you choose. The story begins with your character’s arrival in Pelican Town, where you have decided to take over your grandfather’s simple family farm.
What makes Stardew Valley such a joy to play is the freedom granted to the player to make the game your own. If you focus on building up your farm, the game is mostly about crop and resource management, which will certainly scratch a certain itch for mobile gamers given how popular that genre of RPG is on mobile — but with Stardew Valley, there’s so much more for the player to explore. Stardew Valley on Play Store
4. Graveyard Keeper
Graveyard Keeper is a cemetery management sim that you can easily sink hours into while enjoying the dark humor of the rather grim subject matter. You may think a game that has you play the role of a town’s gravedigger would be depressing and drab, but Graveyard Keeper’s bright and colorful art style coupled with the open world and deep crafting mechanics keep things really interesting. You’re also rewarded for cutting corners and getting creative. For example, you can start selling ground-up dead bodies to the local butcher, host witch-burning parties, or try and poison some of the local townsfolk to drive in more business.
That’s the difference between a premium mobile title like Graveyard Keeper and most other free-to-play mobile sim games — collecting resources isn’t time-restricted for hours and you’re able to craft anything you need in the game just by foraging, completing quests, and maintaining your graveyard. You’ll enjoy the extended play of exploring dungeons and completing quests to find rare supplies and other treasures. Graveyard Keeper on Play Store
5. PUBG Mobile
It’s pretty incredible how well PUBG Mobile plays on Android. What started out as a massive 100-player battle royale game has continued to grow and evolve into the all-time best action shooter game for mobile. Drop into massive maps loaded with weapons, ammo, tactical gear, and vehicles in classic battle royale modes. You drop in as a solo player or as part of a team and must use all your best skills to take down your opponents until you’re the last man standing.
It’s not unheard of for a popular PC or console release to find its way to Android, but you’ll be surprised at how well PUBG plays on a smartphone. It’s the best game available for Android despite some of the more frustrating aspects of the way the coolest loot is hidden in exploitive loot boxes that are simply should not exist. Nonetheless, the game is free-to-play and accessible for so many gamers. PUBG Mobile on Play Store