Top 10 Free Android Games in 2017


Don’t know what to play next on your Android smartphone? We checked into the most popular free Android games available in the app stores and market as of right now.

All theses games listed are available for free, so there’s nothing that could stop you from trying them out.

Some of these games take you a while to get the feeling, some get you hooked instantly and others might not interest you at all. Have a look what we got for you.

Nintendo's hit strategy-RPG Fire Emblem series is now reimagined for smart devices. Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes' skills, and take them to new heights. This is your adventure—a Fire Emblem that's like nothing you've seen before!10. Fire Emblem Heroes

Nintendo hasn’t released a lot of mobile games yet but they are quickly getting hang of it. Fire Emblem Heroes brings you decades worth of Fire Emblem characters all in one game. If you like fantasy RPG and prefer round-based gameplay over real-time action, this one’s for you.

Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Genre: RPG / Strategy

Rating: 4.5 stars

Become an action hero like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new game of modern war - Mobile Strike! Build a base, control the action, and test your elite troops against enemies on the battlefield! With cutting-edge assault vehicles in your arsenal this worldwide MMO game tests your ability to wage a tactical and intelligent war. 9. Mobile Strike

If you try to take everything that you learned from games like Dune and the Command & Conquer series and try to push it to mobile platforms, you get Mobile Strike. Paired with a seemingly endless marketing budget they keep hiring Arnold Schwarzenegger for TV ads. Is it worth all the ruckus? Check it out for yourself.

Publisher: Epic War

Genre: Strategy

Rating: 3.5 stars

DASH as fast as you can! DODGE the oncoming trains! Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his dog. ★ Grind trains with your cool crew! ★ Colorful and vivid HD graphics! ★ Hoverboard Surfing! ★ Paint powered jetpack! ★ Lightning fast swipe acrobatics! ★ Challenge and help your friends! Join the most daring chase! A Universal App with HD optimized graphics.8. Subway Surfers

The gameplay of Subway Surfers is relatively simple and yet it keeps you hooked. It’s a true casual mobile game. It’s fast action and fun. If you fail a stage it’s no problem and there are no further consequences to it. Grab your board and let’s surf!

Publisher: Kiloo

Genre: Arcade

Rating: 4.5 stars

Face new unique challenges in unique environments with many different cars. Defeat your opponents and collect big bonuses to tune your car and reach ever higher positions. With little respect to the laws of physics, Newton Bill will not rest until he has defeated all his opponents on the highest hills! Bill still likes to take some time off racing to just conquer hills. Original distance based game play is still here to enjoy!7. Hill Climb Racing 2

If you’re a fan of racing games that turn things around with more or less realistic physics, check out Hill Climb Racing 2. It’s the second part of the franchise and adds a lot of features in comparison to the first installment.

Publisher: Fingersoft

Genre: Racing

Rating: 4.5 stars

Welcome to the ultimate virtual universe powered by imagination. Over 30 million players come each month to explore amazing 3D virtual worlds with friends. Join the largest user-generated gaming community and play thousands of games, ranging from immersive multiplayer games and competitions, to interactive adventures where you can imagine what it’s like to be a dinosaur, a miner in a quarry, or an astronaut on a space exploration.6. ROBLOX

Think Lego meets 3D virtual worlds, but it’s not Minecraft. It’s different. It’s a thousand games in one, going MMO. Sounds a bit radical? That’s ROBLOX. You can’t describe that.

Publisher: ROBLOX Corporation

Genre: Action / Adventure

Rating: 4.5 stars

Join now with your friends in the greatest RTS game of all time now on mobile devices, Evony: The King’s Return! Build your cities, train your troops, expand your empire and conquer the City of Thrones to become the King! AN EXCEPTIONALLY RICH AND AMAZING SET OF FEATURES - Choose from 5 unique cultures to customize your game’s architectural style: American, Chinese, European, Korean and Japan! - YOU ARE THE DIPLOMAT! Join a strong Alliance where you can make friends, communicate in real-time via voice and text with auto-translations so you can improve strategies and win epic battles. - YOU ARE THE WARLORD! With over four types of troops to select and train from ground-pounding infantry to massive siege engines; fight against your enemies and see the battles happen all around you in real-time on the stunningly animated World Map. - YOU ARE THE GOVERNOR! Administrate your cities in your Empire and use your leadership skills in managing resources and research improvements to gain strategic advantages. - YOU ARE THE MONARCH! Recruit famous Generals of history to help with battles and city development. See them battle across the world of Evony in real-time, capture enemy generals and use them against their own leaders! Do you have what it takes to rule your empire and claim the throne? Come join us in the highly anticipated and interactive RTS game, Evony: The King’s Return!5. Evony: The King’s Return

Build your city, empire, and dynasty. Evony: The King’s Return is an RTS game that puts you in control of a kingdom. You can experience the architectural style of America, China, Europe, Korean and Japan.

Publisher: Top Games Inc.

Genre: Strategy

Rating: 4.5 stars

4. Word Cookies

The name of this games kind of gives it away. Word Cookies is a word building name in a cooking theme. Word games are good for keeping your brain fit but we kept on craving for cookies. Have fun with this one.

Publisher: BitMango

Genre: Word games

Rating: 4.5 stars

Pokémon Duel is a strategy board game that uses Pokémon figures. Build a deck with your favorite figures and then leap into a League Match! Compete with players from around the world for a chance to enter the top League rankings in League Matches. You'll fight your rivals in real time! Win duels, get all kinds of cool figures and items, and make your deck stronger! The rules are simple! The object is to be the first player to get one of your figures to your opponent's goal. How will you get to the goal? You'll need to carefully choose your route! In duels, you and your opponent take turns moving your figures. Set up a strategic formation and attack your opponent, or simply block their path—it's all about tactics! Plan your strategy and defeat your opponents in this game of cat and mouse! In duels, your deck is composed of 6 Pokémon figures. There are all kinds of figures, each with different moves and abilities. Keep this in mind as you build your own custom deck! Make use of your custom deck and the AI! The AI is a reliable ally who will determine good moves and take your turn for you. Make full use of the AI and crush your opponents!3. Pokémon Duel

After the rise and fall of Pokémon GO, this new installment of the franchise pursues other gameplay mechanics. Pokémon Duel is not the PvP extension of Pokémon Go. It’s a bit like a mix trading card game and board game. Build a deck of your favorite Pokémon and catch them all.

Publisher: The Pokemon Company

Genre: Boardgame

Rating: 3.5 stars

•The World's #1 Pool game - now on Android!• Play with friends! Play with Legends. Play the hit Miniclip 8 Ball Pool game on your mobile and become the best! COMPETE 1-ON-1 OR IN 8 PLAYER TOURNAMENTS Refine your skills in the practice arena, take on the world in 1-vs-1 matches, or enter tournaments to win trophies and exclusive cues! PLAY FOR POOL COINS AND EXCLUSIVE ITEMS Customize your cue and table! In every competitive 1-vs-1 match you play, there’ll be Pool Coins at stake – win the match and the Coins are yours. You can use these to enter higher ranked matches with bigger stakes, or to buy new items in the Pool Shop.2. 8 Ball Pool

Texas Hold’em seems to be done. 8 Ball Pool uses the same kind of flare and leverages it for a good game of Pool. Play with friends and level up as you improve your skills. Not quite a sports simulation but still good fun.


Genre: Sports

Rating: 4.5 stars

Bubble Witch 3 Saga - The brand new game in the popular Bubble Witch series. Stella the Witch is back and she needs your help to defeat the evil Wilbur in this exciting adventure! He may look cute, but he's full of magical mischief! Travel the realm bursting as many bubbles as you can in this bubble shooting puzzle game.1. Bubble Witch 3 Saga

King is one publisher to stand idol for many others. They managed to design a simple game, that just keeps the players hooked. Occasionally there’s a new release here and there but Bubble Witch Saga could be considered as reference for a casual mobile game. This has been in the top position for a long time. Let’s see how long they can keep their fanbase happy.

Publisher: King

Genre: Puzzle

Rating: 4.5 stars


All of these games are available for free, so make sure you get them from the proper app markets and not download a compromised copy that might contain malware. There might be the option to buy in-game goods here and there but that’s pretty common and doesn’t really bother. If you want to speed up your leveling or get some fancy items, sure go pay a dollar for them but keep track of your spendings. Don’t forget: It’s all fun and games.

Photo credit: Copyright owned by the respective publishers and developers.
Source: App Annie
Editorial notice: We have been using data from the Google Play Store in the US. Ranking in other regions might be different.

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