Android games are getting better in graphics and intensity at a significant speed. All this become possible because of improving hardware and software of android smartphones. More than 2GB RAM is common these days. GPUs and processors are also improved and can handle more intense tasks than before. Here is a list of the top 10 free Android games 2017. You can install and play these games free of cost. However, some of these require in-app purchases to get most out of them.
Top 10 Free Android Games 2017
1. Asphalt 8: Airborne
By Gameloft: Free (In-App Purchases)
Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne Android game needs not any introduction. Gameloft has been a great mobile game developer even before Android was launched. It has launched Asphalt 8: Airborne back in 2013 for android. Since then this game has been one of the best free android games for racing lovers. This game is one of the most popular android games even in 2017. That is why I have included it in my list of top 10 free Android games in 2017.
Asphalt 8 has great graphics and gameplay is quite excellent and addictive. You can ride 140+ licensed cars such as Lamborghini, Jaguar, Audi, Mercedes and BMW. These Cars can be ridden across 40+ tracks. The game also has online multiplayer where you can compete with real people around the world. These areas include Nevada, Rio, Great Wall, Dubai and many other amazing areas. Read my full review of Asphalt 8: Airborne to know more about the game.
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2. Modern Combat 5
By Gameloft: Free (In-App Purchases)
Modern Combat 5 is another diamond by Gameloft. The company had launched it after the successful run of its four predecessors. Modern Combat 5 is a first person shooter game which lets you enjoy every bit of fun and excitement. Modern Combat 5 has 7 playstyles: Assault, Heavy, Recon, Sniper, Support, Bounty Hunter and Sapper. You can choose any of these and kill the terrorists. The storyline of the game is kind of Call of Duty like. The higher levels and weapons get unlocked as you master and win lower ones. You can also read my review of Modern Combat 5 Android game to get more in depth details.
Modern Combat 5 has realistic graphics and voices which make the game lifelike. You can also customise in-game controls. Even you can play the game using external game controllers. If you are an android games lover then you must install this game on your android device. There is one thing which annoys me a little bit. You can only play the games if you have a good and active internet connection. They should have made at least single player offline. But if you leave this, the game is one of the top 10 free Android games of 2017 and even of all time.
3. Dr. Driving
By SUD, Inc.: Free (In-App Purchases)
Dr. Driving is the third game in my list of top 10 free Android games in 2017. You may have played many racing games but this game is totally different from them. The developer company SUD Inc calls it a driving game, not a racing game. And the claim of the company seems true. It does not give you the option to race on the roads but checks your driving skills. The interface and controls of the game give you the feel of a vehicle’s dashboard.
You have to drive your vehicle on a two lane road. Also, you have to turn your vehicle to left or right or sometimes take a U-turn. There is also some modes where you have to show your drifting skills to win the stage. All of this looks so simple but it’s not that simple. The controls of the game make it difficult to take turns and overtaking others difficult.
Dr. Driving android game has great graphics with a smaller size. You can even play multiplayer by signing in with your Google account. I personally liked the dashboard-style controls of the game. These make the game one of the best free android games for driving lovers. You can read my full detailed review on Dr. Driving Android game to know more about the game.
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4. Smash Hit
By Mediocre: Free (In-App Purchases)
Smash Hit is a destruction game which let you break things which came to your way. The game is developed by Mediocre which is marked as a top developer by Google. The game is light-weight and simple. You will get some metal balls in the starting of the game. All you need to do with the balls is hitting glass objects which come on your way. When you hit a triangular object you will get 3 more balls. Every time you miss a ball is gone. The interesting thing about the game is that you have to hit those objects on the move. Here comes the role of speed, timing, direction and execution. You will have less time to hit the objects and this is the USP of the game.
The game is free to install and play but has an in-app purchase associated. If you but the in-app purchase then you will be able to start from the last checkpoint again. Some more things like new game modes, cloud sync across multiple devices will also come with this purchase. Overall, the game surely justifies its place in my list of top 10 free Android games in 2017. You can read my full detailed review on Smash Hit free Android game to know more about the game.
5. Pokemon Go
By Niantic, Inc.: Free (In-App Purchases)
Pokemon Go easily made to my list of top 10 free Android games in 2017. Because it does not have any tough competitor. It has been one of the most popular games since the day it launched. Initially, the game was not available in India. But sometimes later Niantic, Inc. launched it also in India. The game is a real world game where you have to catch Pokemon. These Pokemons are placed on the map. You have to walk with your phone in hand to search and catch these. The game uses your phone’s sensors such as GPS to work with the map.
Pokemon Go changed the way people play games. Mobile games were to play inside the house but this game has altered the equation. Install this game and enjoy its interesting storyline and gameplay. But be careful with you locality because the game had taken some lives as well.Whether those are best racing games or best cricket games and action games.
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6. Shadow Fight 2
By NEKKI: Free (In-App Purchases)
After the success of Shadow Fight first version, the developers have launched its Shadow Fight 2. This game is somewhat similar to Tekken but with some twists. As the name says, the shadows of the fighters fight in this game. Game’s storyline is addictive and interesting. The game has a main character which has turned into a shadow. Now he fights with his enemies with his extraordinary martial art skills and lethal weapons. The game has fun, enthusiasm and intensity which collectively make you engaged with the game. You may also like to read my full game review of Shadow Fight 2 game.
7. Teen Patti Indian Poker
By Octro, Inc.: Free (In-App Purchases)
Teen Patti Indian Poker is a classic Indian Poker game. Teen Patti is the most played poker table game in India and so as this mobile game. The game lets you compete with real persons online. If you have never played Teen Patti poker game before. Then it will take some time to learn the game tricks. But if you have familiar with the Indian Teen Patti poker then you can jump into the game straight away.
Teen Patti Indian Poker gives you the option to play in various modes. These modes include Teen Patti Classic, 6 Patti New Game, Tourney and variations mode. I found variations mode most interesting where the rule changes with every game. This game is very addictive and gives you the joy of beating real people. You can even chat with the players. This game is also free to install and play but have some In-App purchases.
8. 8 Ball Pool
By Miniclip: Free (In-App Purchases)
8 Ball Pool game is a classic pool game by Miniclip. It lets you play with real world people in online multiplayer mode. The game has 17 locations to play including London, Sydney, Berlin, Shanghai and even Mumbai. With every win, you win coins which you spend for participating in tournaments. You can play 1 on 1, tournaments and mini games. You can also login with your facebook account and play with your friends.
Moreover, you can invite your friends to install the app and earn 500 coins for every friend who joins. The gameplay of the game is arcade style. You earn some XP with every match win and this improves your level. When you reach a specific level a location is unlocked for you to play. Overall the game is pretty much enjoyable and addictive. If you love android sports games you will love this game also.
9. Clash Royale
By Supercell: Free (In-App Purchases)
Clash Royale is another instalment by the creators of Clash of Clans. The game is based on the battle strategy. You need to destroy the towers of your enemy to win the game. The difficulty level increases with every level and so as your characters’ powers. The gameplay and storyline are simple yet exciting. You can send from the various characters such as knight, archer, bomber, giant, witch and many others. You can also shoot fireballs and arrows at the desired area. Use your brain and make a strategy to take down enemy towers. Overall the game is one the top 10 free Android games in 2017. Install this game and start building your empire. You may also like to read my full game review of Clash Royale android game to get a better idea about the game.
10. SimCity Buildit
By Electronic Arts: Free (In-App Purchases)
Last but not the least is SimCity Buildit Android game by renowned game developer Electronic Arts. Sims is EA’s popular franchise. It has developed many games based on simoleons including Sims 3, Sims Freeplay and SimCity Buildit. SimCity BuildIt is a building game which lets you build an entire metropolitan city. You start by building a small and basic residential zone. And as the game progresses, many other types of zones such as Parisian Zone and OMEGA Zone become available. Some other types of buildings are also there to build. These includes government, commercial and industrial buildings.
You need to connect these buildings with roads. If you do not connect, the simoleons won’t live in these buildings. You also need to provide services such as water, electricity, sewage and fire to the simoleons. These services can be provided by building specific buildings for each service. For example, if you have to provide police service to your sims then you need to build a police station for them.
SimCity Buildit android game is quite challenging, interesting, entertaining and addictive. If you love to play building games then you must download this game from the Google Play store. The game is light on battery as well as on memory. All in all the game is a must-play game in 2017 for every android game lover. That is why this is in my list of top 10 free Android games in 2017.
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These were my top picks of the top 10 free Android games 2017. The list could be even long but I have included only top 10 games in it. What do you think about the games included in the list? Which of these game do you like the most? Let me know in the comments section. If you liked this article then please subscribe to my blog. You may also like to read Top 6 best Free latest apps for android in January 2017 and Top 5 best free Camera apps for Android.
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