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Top 10 Best Android Games – Updated September, 2022

Best Android Games
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We know a lot more people have been spending time at home these days and gaming can be a great way to pass the extra time, so we’ve put together a new list of the best Android games to check out. Though for many PC and console gaming will still be the go-to platforms of choice, mobile games have gotten so good these days that it’s hard to ignore them.

Not all mobile games are good though. And that’s just the nature of things when there are so many at your disposal. It’s a big reason why we’ve rounded up some of the best Android games and compiled them here in this list. To save you some time.

That means less time searching and more time playing.

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Top 10 Best Android Games – Summary

Below is a summary table of which games are on this list. If you’re short on time and simply want to see which games we picked, you can view them all directly from the table included here.

If you want to read a little more about each of our picks, as well as check out the associated game trailers, you can view the actual longer list below the summary table.

GameDownload CostIn-app cost (per item)
Call of Duty: MobileFree$0.99 – $99.99
Genshin ImpactFree$0.99 – $99.99
GWENTFree$0.99 – $139.99
League Of Legends: Wild RiftFree$2.99 – $99.99
PUBG MOBILEFree$0.99 – $199.99
GRIS$4.99$0
War Of The VisionsFree$0.99 – $79.99
Sky: Children of LightFree$0.99 – $49.99
Pokémon UniteFree$0.99 – $99.99
Crash Bandicoot: On The Run!Free$0.99 – $99.99

Call of Duty: Mobile

  • Price: Free
  • In-game purchases: Yes
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Google Play rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Call Of Duty: Mobile continues to be at the top of the pack for mobile FPS games, now having entered Season 1 New Order with its latest theme and new collection of weapons.

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You’ll have an all-new battle pass to chase, new maps to play on, and other new challenges to overcome.

As multiplayer FPS games go, none is more iconic than the Call of Duty franchise. And if this season is your first experience with Call of Duty: Mobile, you’ll surely be surprised at how good it actually is.

As a free to play title you don’t have to pay a thing to progress through the game and earn rewards. Though, you do get extra unlocks if you pick up the battle pass. The nice thing is that you can earn enough of the in-game currency used to buy the battle pass without having to spend any real money. If you play enough.

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Call of Duty: Mobile

Genshin Impact

  • Price: Free
  • In-game purchases: Yes
  • Size: 328MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Genshin Impact is a shoe-in for 2020’s best mobile game of the year, and it’s one of 2020’s best games of the year in general. As it can also be played on PC and on PS5/PS5. One of the reasons it’s so great is that your progress can be shared between the PC and mobile versions.

So you can start playing on one platform and continue playing on another if you so choose. Genshin Impact is an anime-style open-world action RPG, with numerous characters you can acquire to add to your party. There are hundreds of quests, a fairly developed story line, and loads of monsters, secrets, achievements, and more to complete.

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The game’s developers, miHoYo, are also constantly adding new content to the game with new patches. The most recent one in fact was just released back at the beginning of February. In addition to everything else, Genshin Impact has some of the most gorgeous combat of any mobile game. And it’s consistently getting good reviews from players and content creators alike. Definitely check this one out because it’s probably the best game on this list.

Genshin Impact

GWENT

  • Price: Free
  • In-game purchases: Yes
  • Size: 606MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

GWENT finally launched on Android a little bit earlier this year and brings some of the game’s most popular elements to mobile users.

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GWENT of course is a game that was first introduced in The Witcher 3, as a mini-game you could play against opponents in taverns. Now CD Projekt Red has turned it into a fully-fledged card game that you can play against other players.

It isn’t exactly like the version of GWENT in The Witcher 3, but it carries plenty of the same characteristics. If you’re a fan of The Witcher series and TCG games, don’t miss out on GWENT because it’s one of the best in a long while.

Though the gameplay is fun and easy to learn, the graphics and visual effects are another wonderful part about this game. And it’s part of why GWENT was one of our picks for the best Android games list this month.

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GWENT

League Of Legends: Wild Rift

  • Price: Free
  • In-game purchases: Yes
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Google Play rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

League Of Legends: Wild Rift is finally available in the US and other countries within the Americas. While it’s not quite available everywhere yet, Riot is quickly expanding where the open beta is available, and is continuing to add more territories to the game where allowed.

Whether you’ve played League Of Legends on PC or this is going to be your first time, the game is extremely well polished and easy to get into. With helpful hints and top-notch tutorials, you’ll be making big plays in no time.

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Gameplay is a lot like the PC version, but scaled down for mobile devices and touchscreen controls. With an array of champions at your fingertips and well-tuned mechanics, the pinnacle of MOBA games has made its way to mobile. Be forewarned though. Once you pick it up you’ll find it hard to put down.

If you live in one of the supported regions, do yourself a favor and try out what is probably the best game on mobile right now.

League Of Legends: Wild Rift

PUBG MOBILE

  • Price: Free
  • In-game purchases: Yes
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Google Play rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars

If you want a battle royale experience on mobile that is primarily battle royale, look no further than PUBG MOBILE. The first battle royale game to arrive and popularize the genre. Yes, even before Fortnite.

PUBG MOBILE just recently went into its newest season and has added loads of fun new content to check out. Including the new Runic Power Mode from the trailer above.

While PUBG MOBILE is mostly focused on its main battle royale mode, there are other modes of play too. Like a 4v4 mode which is more akin to a Team Deathmatch style of gameplay.

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GRIS

  • Price: $4.99
  • In-game purchases: No
  • Size: 47MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

GRIS is equal parts emotional and visually striking. And it’s these two things together with the lack of any vocal context that really makes this an amazing game.

There’s more to it than that of course. GRIS features excellent music to help really lift the overall mood of the game. And it plays rather harmoniously with the gameplay and visual storytelling.

GRIS also features platforming elements and puzzles that aren’t too difficult. In fact they have just the right amount of difficulty to keep you interested but not enough to induce frustration or push away the player.

You can even partake in optional challenges that are skill-based if you feel like you do need something that is a bit harder. GRIS is definitely one of the best Android games available today, and it’s really one of the best games available in general.

This is also a paid game with no ads or micro transactions. So it’s a one-time buy and you can enjoy it as much as you want without having to spend another dime.

GRIS

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier

  • Price: Free
  • In-game purchases: Yes
  • Size: 1.6GB
  • Google Play rating: 4.2 out of stars

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier is Square Enix’s take on the battle royale genre. It takes place in the Final Fantasy VII universe before the events of the original game. Though, you’ll see plenty of references to the original.

Like other battle royale titles, you’ll be dropping into the map of midgar and the surrounding area to fight off 99 opponents and become the last man standing. You have multiple job types to choose from (called Styles in this game), and a bevy of weapons and magic if you can find the items.

You can even customize your character with a variety of Final Fantasy-themed outfits. If you love Final Fantasy and you love battle royale, you need to try this game.

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier

Sky: Children of Light

  • Price: Free
  • In-game purchases: Yes
  • Size: 1.3GB
  • Google Play rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

If you ever played Journey from thatgamecompany inc, check out Sky: Children of Light. It’s developed by the same game studio and it more or less looks like a mobile version of Journey.

It is of course it’s own game. While it looks like Journey and sort of plays like Journey, it’s not Journey. It has an original story and its own gameplay elements to fall in love with.

Just like Journey though, there won’t be much text dialogue or any vocal dialogue. Most of the game’s story is told through visual and audio. And that’s part of what makes the game so magical.

Sky will be an evolving game that will have more content added to it over time. That gives it some more value and even if you happen to beat it faster than you’d have liked, you can come back to it later once more content is added in future updates.

Sky: Children of Light

Pokémon Unite

  • Price: Free
  • In-game purchases: Yes
  • Size: 466MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

If you love MOBA games but want something a little less complex and less competitive than League Of Legends: Wild Rift, give Pokémon Unite a try. It’s a fun twist on the genre that lets you battle it out in the arena as some of your favorite Pokémon. You can also customize your character, to a degree, and outfit with fun design choices like pants, hats and more.

You can also unlock or buy costumes for your Pokémon so they can look their best in battle. Plus, this is a cross-platform game unlike Wild Rift. Which means you can play on iOS, Android, or Nintendo Switch, and play with any friends that are on one of those three platforms. Basically none of you have to play on the same platform. Rejoice!

Pokémon Unite

Crash Bandicoot: On The Run!

  • Price: Free
  • In-game purchases: Yes
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

There’s a reason endless runner games are so popular on mobile and it’s because they’re fun to play and they’re easy to learn.

Crash Bandicoot: On The Run is the latest endless runner game to hit Android, and it’s absolutely worth grabbing if you like this style of gameplay. The game features all your favorite characters from the franchise’s original games. Including Crash, Dr. Neo Cortex and more.

It’s easy to pick up and play too, so it’s great even if you only have five minutes to spare. Plus it’s free. And you can’t really argue with that when you’re getting a game of this quality.

Gameplay controls are simple, which is an important factor for this type of game, and, there’s lots of content to blow through from story-related dialogue to unlockable characters you will want to chase.

Crash Bandicoot: On The Run!