What better way to pass your time than play games on your phone? Thanks to technology you now have the opportunity to play some of the best games at your fingertips. Gaming has come a long way since the release of games like Battlestar Galactica and Tetris. With the endless categories available and all the searching we do, of course, we all would expect good graphics and interesting gameplay. But the issue is that there are some games out there that seem appealing enough to install but once you start to play, there is nothing unique about them.
So what games should you play?
With the massive amount of games available for Android, there’s no doubt that you wouldn’t want your phone filling up with so many games that you test and just don’t find them to be worth it and that is why we took the liberty of writing up the top 5 for your convenience. Gamers would more than likely already know of these games and are probably playing them at the moment but we will still list it because it falls in our 5 best games on Android for 2018.
You guessed it. It’s near impossible for you to have not even heard the name, well, unless you have been living under a rock! This game has definitely taken the world by storm, especially with how popular it has gotten in such a short span of time. Interesting gameplay and competitions leave a player hungry for more. It basically depends on a player’s aggressiveness and skill. It starts off with a 100 players inclusive of you, jumping off a plane and parachuting on an island where you fight for survival, the last person alive wins.
Every player collects weapons and other items that are necessary for survival from houses and towns. There is a blue circle that is the safe zone and it continues to get smaller, forcing you to eliminate other players or be eliminated. It is a little complicated for a new player but once you get used to how it works, you will understand the gameplay.
2. Asphalt 9
Falling in our top 2 is this impressive racing game that really surprised players, they expected a cliché storyline as most have but instead, all that they got was racing, plain and simple. There are a variety of tasks that a player has to complete such as performing a number of stunts, escaping from cops and winning each session within a specific time. There are even upgrades to be acquired in order to unlock new events, improve your current car and even get new cars.
There is a new option introduced where one can just swipe in order to move in that direction, which makes driving much easier. However, it seems, as compared to older versions, one has to obtain blueprints of car parts to build a new car rather than just collecting them. It also requires users to be online at all times to prevent any form of cheating. And even after hours of gaming, it still seems to feel as exciting as ever.
3. Shadowgun Legends
This combat game has some of the best graphics, however, it seems to lack a meaningful story or narrative for characters and is devoid of that feel for the storyline. The user starts the game in the central Hub and has a mission to complete, there is a bit of a backstory given but thereafter he just has to head on with the small map given and eliminate the invading aliens. There is a wide variety of gear to choose from and you can even upgrade your skills with the skill points you receive.
The most interesting feature, however, is the increase of ‘Fame’ after each mission, this increases your global ranking and public announcements are made of your presence within the game. Another interesting feature is PvP or player versus player where you team up with other shadow fighters and fight to the death against the other team. This is one of those games that still pull you back despite some of the clear negatives.
4. Pokémon Go
This is a game that literally every person has heard of even if they themselves didn’t plan to. Just any person who started playing this would know just how addictive it is. It even had people getting into accidents just because they were on a search to find Pokémon. One just has to be careful with this.
This game requires your GPS to be on at all times in order to collect these Pokémon and yes, you have to go out in search of these in real life. There’s nothing very complicated about the game, like most Pokémon games you start out by choosing 1 Pokeball out of 3, which then becomes your Pokémon to keep. You use Pokeball to catch Pokémon in your area and then train, level up and evolve them with special items and then make them battle with other trainers in nearby gyms. The entire game is based on the slogan ‘Gotta Catch ‘Em All” which pretty much paints a vivid picture.
5. Grid Autosport
As compared to the previous version, there is no plot, just racing which seems to be what everyone wants when they download a racing game. You have five categories; touring events, endurance at night time, street racing and time trial matches that mark your progression and you can play in any. When you start out in career mode, you get to be proficient in a particular discipline or the categories mentioned above, once you do that you can specify in that and master it to unlock events as quickly as you can.
However, you need to master all those disciplines in order to enter the Grid Championship. The braking and the handling of the car seem to be much smoother than it is in real life and aside from this the graphics are something that makes gamers go gaga over it.
Almost everyone who has an android phone will have a game or two installed on their phone in order to pass their time.
Although most people would complain that they gaming is unproductive or a waste of time, everyone will find themselves drawn to some game or the other even if it is within a limit. Of course, too much of something is never good but we cannot live without entertainment and neither can we deny ourselves of something that makes the waiting hours pass by sooner. Rather than spending money on games that aren’t worth it, why not try out one of the 5 best games on Android for free instead?