Here at MobileBroadband.net we’re big fans of Android and have enjoyed watching the popularity of the platform and its handsets grow over the last few years. But despite Android’s quick rise to fame and its position as a true iPhone rival, the platform still receives a fair bit of negative feedback for the lack of games and apps available from the Android Market.
Well, in order to dispel this myth once and for all we’ve put our heads together and compiled a list of the 50 best free Android games currently available. A lot of non-Android users don’t realise just how far the software has come since the launch of the G1 back in 2008, so hopefully this list will help show them the very best Android gaming has to offer.
50. Farm Frenzy Lite
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run your own fully working farm? Looking after chickens, sheep and cows, producing cakes, wool, butter and cheese.
If you fancy giving it a go without having to get up at the crack of dawn every day Farm Frenzy is the game for you!
Package name: com.herocraft.game.farmfrenzylite1_5 – Android Market Link
49. Line Up
he game itself looks a little like Tetris, but it doesn’t play like it at all. To play the game, you tap on groupings of three of more blocks to eliminate them. The more you eliminate, the more points they are worth. Blocks continually appear from below you every few seconds, so you must keep your pace up to keep the blocks from hitting the top, which ends the game.
You are limited to 100 taps per game, but every 1000 points, you get 100 more, and the speed increases. There is also a laser block that destroys the one line and one column that it is in.
Package name: com.labpixies.flood – Android Market Link
48. Milky Milky
Score points by connecting the dairy to the delivery trucks by rotating pipe pieces. Connect many at a time for bigger scores and bonuses, but don’t waste time, because the milk keeps coming and if the dairy overflows your game is over!
Keep track of your best games on the local high score board, or post your results to the global scoreboard to see how you stack up against the world’s best players.
Package name: au.com.phil.fuel – Android Market Link
Flood the whole board with one colour within the allowed steps. You start from the top left corner and progress by selecting one of the coloured balls on the left. When you change your current area colour, every adjacent square with the same colour also changes, that way you can flood other areas of the board.
Select from 3 sizes of the board and try to flood-it in the least amount of steps! Addictive and Fun!
Package name: com.labpixies.flood – Android Market Link
46. Hungry Shark Free!
Chomp your way to the top of the food chain in this fast-paced aquatic eat ‘em-up. Binge on the beach, trawl the depths and raid the Antarctic to satisfy your appetite. Pick-up-and-play fun with beat-your-buddies online hiscores. Feeling peckish?
Package name: com.fgol.sharkfree – Android Market Link
45. Blow Up (Lite)
Flatten the buildings! You have a certain amount of bombs in different sizes, with the ability to place them on timer delay. Watch the building sway and fall with real physics; even more, blow the panda up…
Package name: com.camelgames.blowuplite – Android Market Link
44. Flight Director (Lite)
Land planes in real airport maps from Google earth! Draw each of the planes a route to get them safely landed. Mind that if you don’t plan well, they’ll crash.
Package name: com.camelgames.flightdirectorlite – Android Market Link
43. Hyper Jump (Lite)
The Hyper Jump Android App by Camel Games is an accelerometer based game similar to Abduction and Doodle Jump. In this game you can play as a few different characters, change the scenes and soon there will be different modes of game play. You can access all of these from the options menu.
The object of the game is to get the highest score possible. You do this by staying up as long as you can to climb higher and reach more coins. Each time you get a coin you will be boosted into the air. Certain coins will make you go higher than others. There are also objects that you can get along the way that will help you as well.
Package name: com.camelgames.hyperjump – Android Market Link
42. Speed Skater
Ride the skateboard over highland plateaus, touch the screen to jump over the gaps and other obstacles.
Package name: com.incrementalsoft.plateau – Android Market Link
41. Smiley Pops
Smileys will laugh, wink, cry and entertain you along the way.
Enjoy the superb state of the art animation, sounds and music.
Package name: com.boolbalabs.smileypops – Android Market Link
40. Pair Up
A great game to kill time while exercising your finger and eye coordination. Fun for all ages.
Pairing up the cute penguins: the faster you click, and further apart the penguins are, the more scores you will gain.
When finished 100 levels, try Pair Up (free) and compete with other online players!
Pair Up is a fun brain puzzle. The goal is to clear all matching tiles by connecting them with an eligible path. The faster you play, the more points you’ll get. Share your SAT score online!
Package name: com.clingmarks.pairup – Android Market Link
39. Slimeball Speedway (Lite)
Navigate your slime as it rolls through town eating the hapless victims that cross its path. The more the blob eats, the bigger it gets. The bigger it gets, the more things it can eat! Race against the top scores online!
Package name: com.requiem.slimeballLite – Android Market Link
38. Live Hold’em
The best live poker on the market! Play Texas Hold’em online with your Facebook friends or other Android users.
Package name: com.dragonplay.liveholdem – Android Market Link
37. Slugs Lite
Slugs invasion! Force them in 60 unique levels & picturesque landscapes. Protect the Planet & your beloved girlfriend with various weapons.
Package name: amoneron.android.slugs – Android Market Link
Take up a smart, strategic position and lie in wait at the canyon to ambush settlers, stagecoaches and the gold train.
Package name: com.hg.gunsandgloryfree – Android Market Link
35. Bubble Blast 2
[qrcodetag]market://search?q=pname:com.magmamobile.game.BubbleBlast2[/qrcodetag] Bubble Blast 2 is a puzzle game in which you burst bubbles to trigger a chain reaction in order to eliminate them.
Package name: com.magmamobile.game.BubbleBlast2 – Android Market Link
34. City Jump
[qrcodetag]market://search?q=pname:com.droidhen.game.superman[/qrcodetag] City Jump is executing mysterious task, jumping between buildings, to avoid obstacles on the wall, to kill all enemies on the way.
Package name: com.droidhen.game.superman – Android Market Link
33. Bistro Cook
Take the challenge! Show how fast you are and be the best bistro cook around! Live scores! The required permissions are just for ads
Package name: quasar.bistrocook – Android Market Link
32. Panzer Panic
Destroy all panzers of the opposing colour by accurately shooting your ink bullets while making sure that you don’t run out of ink fuel! Take advantage of power ups that are dropped on the battlefield in wooden boxes and pound your enemy into the ground!
Package name: com.hg.panzerpanicfree – Android Market Link
31. Hyperspace LITE
The original 3D action game on Android. Fast action 3D tilt-control ball-and-platform game.
Package name: com.psychotron.hyperspaceLITE – Android Market Link
30. Toss It
One of the best casual games on the market! Toss a ball of crumpled paper into a waste bin. Simple. Fun. Addictive.
Package name: com.boolbalabs.tossit.preview – Android Market Link
29. Bonsai Blast
Experience the Zen of pure gaming bliss! In Bonsai Blast, shoot to match coloured balls in groups of 3 or more. The action gets increasingly more intense as you play. This is one game you won’t be able to put down!
Package name: com.glu.android.bonsai – Android Market Link
28. Blackjack Attack
Blackjack Attack is a fast-paced, well polished arcade-style rendition of the old classic blackjack.
Package name: com.fluidsoftwarellc.blackjackattack.free – Android Market Link
Manage your own pirate bar in this cute and quirky game! Serve your pirates beer, give ‘em tattoos or let ‘em rock out on the guitar!
Rake up the doubloons with this fast-paced time-management game!
Package name: com.firedroid.barrr – Android Market Link
26. Word Drop
Word Drop is word-finding puzzle that combines some elements of Scrabble and Boggle, with a dash of Bejeweled. Valid words boost your score and the dwindling timer; used letters disappear and new ones drop down from above.
Package name: com.eekgames.worddrop – Android Market Link
25. Scrambled Net
You are given a computer network with the connections all scrambled; rotate the tiles to connect all the terminals to the server. See if you can make your way through the 5 difficulty levels.
Package name: org.hermit.netscramble – Android Market Link
24. Alchemy Classic
This game is a remake of the old MS-DOS game called “Alchemy”. ALCHEMY CLASSIC has polished set of elements and reactions based on EVOLUTION.
Package name: com.niasoft.alchemyclassic – Android Market Link
Tilt your phone to move the red balls out of the screen while keeping the green balls. Infinite levels from easy to nearly impossible.
Compare your performance with other players after each level (online highscore).
Package name: com.fheft.graviturn – Android Market Link
Become the emperor of the galaxy.Galaxir is an action and strategy game with online and bluetooth multiplayer !
Come to play against players from all around the world and become the Supreme Emperor.
Package name: com.molodev.galaxir – Android Market Link
21. Air Control
In this simple yet addictive drawing game you take on the role of Air Traffic Controller. It is your job to direct airplanes to runways while avoiding collisions.
Package name: dk.logisoft.aircontrol – Android Market Link
Battle it out with anyone, anytime, anywhere in one of the first and only multi-player games on Android!
Win to gain experience, unlock new features, customize your avatar, and socialize with friends.
Package name: com.chickenbrickstudios.cestos_full – Android Market Link
Atomic is a strategic turn based game for two to four players. The objection of the game is to win all the opponents atoms, with players given the option of playing against AI or against other (network) players.
Package name: com.bytecode.atomlite – Android Market Link
A puzzle game where your goal is to fill the board with a single color. Start in the top-left and work your way through the board.
Package name: com.tapjoy.coloroid – Android Market Link
17. Brain Genius Deluxe
Let Brain Genius take you through a daily dose of teasing and original brain exercises!Train your brain, with 24 touch & motion-controlled games as well as bonus puzzles including Sudoku!
Package name: com.glu.android.bgd – Android Market Link
16. The Great Land Grab
Makes every long journey a pleasure. Quick, simple to learn, also suits short trips or daily play. Use your GPS for real fun by car, bus or foot. Claim land then enjoy its defence.
Maps navigate, Foursquare lets you explore your city, TGLG lets you own it!
Package name: com.greatlandgrab.clientapp – Android Market Link
In Abduction for Android bounce up cows in a series of platforms. As you are bouncing you can collect power-ups that give you extra lives, change the size of the platforms, or just give you bonus points. Controls in Abduction for Android is based around the accelerometer and you move the cow by tilting your phone left and right.
Package name: au.com.phil – Android Market Link
OpenSudoku is a simple open source sudoku game. It’s designed to be controlled both by finger and keyboard. It’s preloaded with 90 puzzles in 3 difficulty levels, more puzzles can be downloaded from the web and it also allows you to enter your own puzzles.
Package name: cz.romario.opensudoku – Android Market Link
The aim of jewels is to get three in a row and it is always possible to get three in a row. You have to move one jewel to get the three and its pretty simple and anyone can play it.
Its colourful and it has a help menu if you get stuck or if you want to know about the extra modes. It has local high scores and so you can keep playing until you beat your high score or you can reset it if it gets too hard.
Package name: org.mhgames.jewels – Android Market Link
The Trap! Android App by Matt Wachowski is a strategy/puzzle type of game. The object of the game is to trap the balls by drawing lines in between their paths. To do this you swipe your finger in an upwards motion to draw lines. The line needs to get to the top of the screen before a ball hits it or it will disappear.
The graphics of the balls in this game are pretty cool because they are in 3D.
Package name: pname:com.mattwach.trap2 – Android Market Link
ConnecToo is a simple yet addicting game for Android. Connect every two elements of same colour. You cannot cross paths, you are limited to grid and time is running fast. Actually this is an excellent fast thinking logic game. The game works on most Android Smartphones.
10. Robo Defence
The object of RoboDefense is to stop the armies of invaders moving from their base on the left-hand side of the screen, to your fortress. In order to do this you have to buy robots using the money you accumulate from killing enemy robots.
Each robot in Robo Defense has a different kind of weapon, and its potency generally depends on how much you paid for it. Once you’ve bought a robot you need to make the important decision as to where to place it. Look carefully at the route the enemy forces are taking through your defenses to get an idea of the areas you need to strengthen.
Package name: com.magicwach.rdefense – Android Market Link
9. Gem Miner
Dig a mine to find ores, metals and gems and make your fortune!
Buy upgrades from your profits and dig even deeper, whilst being careful not to get stuck down the mine, fall down chasms or be crushed by rockfalls!
Package name: au.com.phil.minedemo – Android Market Link
8. Replica Island
Professor Kabochanomizu needs your help! He has created you–a small green robot with rockets for feet–to locate a mysterious artifact on a bizarre island. Fly, stomp, and roll your way through 40 challenging levels to 3 unique endings!
Guide the Android robot through 40 action-packed platforming levels on a quest to discover a secret power source on a mysterious island. With an retro style and unique, challenging game play, Replica Island is a new take on the classic platformer genre.
- Roll, jump, fly, and stomp your way through 40 challenging levels.
- Possess enemy robots and control their movement.
- Discover the secret of the mysterious Source that powers the island, and meet the warring factions that are vying for its location.
- Supports all screen sizes and resolutions.
Package name: com.replica.replicaisland – Android Market Link
7. Frozen Bubble
The Frozen Bubble Android by Pawel Aleksander Fedorynski is a Bust-A-Move type of game for the Android platform. the object of the game is to clear the bubbles from the top of the screen by hitting them with another bubble of the same colour.
This game also has a level editor that you can download separately that allows you to create all kinds of different shapes and things with the bubbles to make new levels.
Package name: org.jfedor.frozenbubble – Android Market Link
This is the game Drop, test the limits of your reflexes to fall down as far as you can. Timing and precision is everything. And don’t move too slow or it’s Game Over.
Drop is an addictive time killer where you’re racing down the screen to avoid getting left behind. Collect bonus point along the way!
Package name: 3Dpnamecom.synchlet.game.client – Android Market Link
5. Sketch Online
Sketch Online is a fun,fast-paced and time killing online multiplayer game where you can play with other friends and people with Android.
A player has to draw a given word while other players have to guess it.
The game is essentially the game of Pictionary bundled up for a mobile device. The object of the game is to score as many points as possible for yourself.
Package name: 3Dpnamecom.synchlet.game.client – Android Market Link
4. Newton Lite
Newton is a simple physics game for the Android Platform. It’s currently available as a light version featuring 21 levels and online high-scores.
Newton by Badlogic Games is an excellent and unique physics game that features some rather awesome 3D retro style graphics and smooth animation.
The basis of the game it to shoot your particle gun and hit your target but all is not as easy as it sounds.
Package name: pname:com.badlogic.newton – Android Market Link
3. Red Stone
Red Stone is based around moving coloured blocks about the screen. The twist here is you’ve got to shuffle the fat king square up past all its smaller pawn squares, through to an exit at the top. It’s a simple idea.
Package name: pname:my.redstone – Android Market Link
The Bebbled Android app is an impressive jawbreaker game that lets you play in a variety of different modes. You can play for hours on the campaign mode and try and beat all 33 levels with the best score possible. You can also do a freestyle mode where you can fully customize and change the settings to suit your playing style.
Last of all, this game offers unique replay value in it’s online mode. This is where you can challenge players from all over the world and prove your dominance.
Package name: com.devuni.multibubbles.trial – Android Market Link
1. Angry Birds
The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles.
Angry Birds features hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value.
Each of the 120 levels requires logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy.
Package name: pname:com.rovio.angrybirds – Android Market Link
So there you have it…
Our top 50 best free Android games, what did you think of our selection? Did we miss any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments!