Best free Android games
What’s better than a free game? Well, pretty much nothing. Except when it’s just terrible and you’ve wasted your sweet time to download it.
Sure, it’s not going to cost you anything, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to just mess around with terrible games that are free because the developer can’t make you pay anything for it in good conscience.
So what are you supposed to do about it? Well, we’re here to help you with all that – but before you get into the best gallery around for recommendations, here’s some advice to consider.
Firstly, consider what sort of game you want to spend your time on. Time, in this case, is literally the equivalent of money here. Do you want a quick game that you can play easily, or something that’s going to be a bit more in-depth?
If it’s the latter, then you’ll probably have to accept that you’ll need to either view some ads or in-app purchases to get the good stuff, as most developers don’t want to give away their time for free.
However, there are some brilliant surprises out there as well – some lovely people spend hours coding brilliant games that they just let you play for free.
Also think about the kind of games that you need for your phone – if it’s a high-powered game that’s a visual treat, it’s not going to be much use on a phone that comes from four years ago and has a tiny display.
Right, got all that? Great – you need to get cracking and finding out which titles are right for you. Get your mouses clicking or fingers swiping… we guarantee there will be something you’ll enjoy in here.
New this week: Glitch Dash
Glitch Dash is a premium auto-runner. It’s also really, really hard. It essentially dumps you in an abstract world of checkerboard corridors peppered with traps. You must swipe to dodge, leap and slide, avoiding walls, laser grids, and massive scythes that some nutcase has left swinging from above.
The high-octane gameplay is augmented by an intense electronic soundtrack that broadly matches the moves you must make in order to survive. And unlike the majority of entries in this genre, Glitch Dash’s levels are hand-crafted.
This means when you fail (and you will – often, and sometimes when tantalizingly close to your goal), it’s down to your lack of mastery and an inability to make your thumbs do what you want them to. But you’ll try again right away. After all, you’re not going to let a game beat you.