Hockey is one of the most popular sports in the world. This game is especially popular in countries like the US, Canada, Finland and Russia. Now, most of you have heard of NHL, which stands for ‘National Hockey League’, and it is basically a joint league for Canadian and US teams, and it is considered to be the best club hockey competition in the world. In any case, we’re here to talk more about hockey, but not NHL in specific, we’re here to take a look at some hockey apps, well, games, to be more precise. We’ll take a look at 10 best hockey games for Android, though before we begin, please do keep in mind that these apps are not listed in any particular order, and these games are only our choices, there are plenty of other hockey games available in the Google Play Store which may be really good, but did not make it to this list. That being said, let’s begin, shall we?
Glow Hockey 2
Glow Hockey is the second iteration of a really popular game for Android. This is basically an air hockey game, but due to the design of it, it’s called glow hockey. You’ll get to see neon lights everywhere in this game, and the game itself is quite fun. There are a couple of themes available here, and you actually get support for a two-player multiplayer on the same device, which is always great to have. This app offers a couple of more features as well, check it out if you’re interested, it’s completely free.
Ice Hockey 3D
Ice Hockey 3D is a 3D hockey game, as its name says. The graphics in this game are really nice, though the game mechanics don’t seem to fit everyone. Having that in mind, if you’re willing to spend some time playing this game, it’s actually quite fun, despite its shortcomings. You can customize your team with over 20+ uniforms, while you can also develop them as you progress. There are a couple of game modes available here as well, including Quick Play and the Championship Mode.
Hockey Stars is one of the most entertaining games on this list, and it’s quite different than the rest. Your players look like hockey pucks in this game, and this is a turn-based game. You move your players and hit the puck by pulling and releasing each individual puck / player. Multiplayer is available, and there are quite a few modes to play in this game. You can also unlock over 80 teams throughout the game, and there are 4 arenas available for you to play in at the moment.
Stickman Ice Hockey
Stickman Ice Hockey is yet another game that relies more on fun than realistic gameplay, and there’s nothing wrong with that, quite the contrary. This game is really fun and quite immersive actually, while the graphics are really good as well. You can even body-check players in this game, despite the fact this is not a full-on simulation. There are 4 difficulty levels included here, and a couple of game modes, including Quick Game and Training Mode.
Patrick Kane's Hockey Classic
Patrick Kane’s Hockey Classic game is actually one of the more realistic games on this list. This is a 3D game which offers you plenty of strategizing and what not, and if you’re more into simulation games, then this might be the right choice for you. There are a couple of different modes available in this game, and the graphics, as you can see, are quite nice, which is something some of you will probably appreciate.
Blocky Hockey - Ice Runner
Blocky Hockey - Ice Runner game is quite a bit different than everything else included on this list. It combines humor, quick skating and fighting, believe it or not. The graphics, as the game’s name says, are blocky, which gives this game a different feeling, and that was probably the goal here. There are tons of characters included here, and the game is free to play, but in-app purchases are available as an option.
Hockey Fight Lite
Hockey Fight Lite is a basically a fighting game, you won’t exactly be playing hockey here, but will fight against other hockey players. The game offers nice 3D graphics, which gives the game a realistic feeling. There are a couple of modes included here, including the Tournament mode where you’ll be fighting against 9 of the world’s most dangerous hockey fighters. There are also a couple of customization options included in this game, and the ‘Pro’ version of the app is also available, and it costs $0.99.
The NHL 2K is one of the more popular hockey games in the Google Play Store. This is a hockey simulation which offers really nice graphics, and the gameplay is also spot on. This game has been around for quite some time now and it’s not free. So, if you’re a hockey fan and you’re willing to spend $2.99 in order to get 2K Sports’ game in order to play on your Android device, well, follow the link down below.
Hockey Clicker is an extremely simple game. This is a third-person game and you’re basically playing as a hockey puck, and all you have to do is shoot on a goal by tapping on the display. As you progress through the game, you’ll be able to upgrade your gear, your team, etc. You earn cash in training, and by playing matches, while this game also offers a multiplayer mode, in case you were wondering.
Ice Rage: Hockey
Ice Rage: Hockey is a game which comes from HeroCraft Ltd, a well-known Android game developer. Now, this is one of the more popular hockey apps on this list, and it actually allows you to play 1-on-1 on a single display (1 phone). There are a couple of game modes included in this game, including the ‘Rage-Off’, a really fun mode. The graphics are also quite nice, and the game is free to play, though in-app purchases are a part of the experience, if you choose to spend some cash, of course.