Top 10 Android Games

Open source has been the biggest blessing when it comes to availability of apps and games for Android.
We have reached a stage where we are spoilt for choice when we have to decide which app to install and which game to play. Let us talk about gaming. Being on the move with a smartphone has made it obvious that we need some form of entertainment – befitting that of such a device. There has been a flurry of activity among game developers trying to churn out game after game to please the users. Let’s take a look at 10 games that really made it mainstream.

1. Angry Birds

This franchisee needs no introduction. Rovio has struck a jackpot with the introduction of Angry Birds. Be it Angry Birds Rio or Angry Birds Space, this game will never leave you unoccupied. Go do your bit in helping the birds win the war against the pigs!

2. Temple Run

This game defines addiction. After a long wait, the Androidversion of this immensely popular game is finally out. Run, turn, jump and slide – all with a swipe, to avoid getting caught. Collect power ups, coins and characters; all with a single aim – to keep running for as long as you can.

3. Draw Something

This is the latest addition to the list of Android games that has gone viral within a few days of its launch. It is undoubtedly the most popular drawing-and-guessing game available for Android. Play with your Twitter or Facebook friends; or you can opt to be automatically partnered with other online gamers.

4. Asphalt 6: Adrenaline

The latest version of the Asphalt series is undoubtedly the best on the Android platform. A great selection of cars, challenging driving controls and a good variety of locations make this a must have game for all racing lovers. Add HD graphics to the package, and your mind will be blown away by this thrilling game.

5. Grand Theft Auto III

Apparently having spent hours playing GTA on our desktops wasn’t enough. One of the most gripping games of all time has now made its way to the Android universe. As a part of its 10 th anniversary celebration, Rockstar Games has brought Liberty City at your fingertips. The usual, dark storyline with HD quality graphics, make sure you have your charger with you at all times.

6. Drag Racing

This is one genre of racing which will never get old. Realistic controls, 50+ cars and millions of online players make this one addictive game. Win races, tune and customize car with the winning money, after racing over a quarter mile, half mile or a full mile. Do you have it in you?

7. Fruit Ninja

Try out your Ninja skills on the most unlikely opponent of all – fruits! Fruit Ninja is an excellent alternative to while away your time. With different modes of game play, rest assured that this is one game you will not get bored of. It also saves you the trouble of having to slice open fruits in real life.

8. Sonic CD

Sega is back with its timeless classic. Sonic the hedgehog now runs at the command of your touch screen. Released last December for Android, Sega leaves the mission of saving the Time Stones from the evil of Dr Egghead. It uses on-screen controls, to maintain the classic style of game play in the olden days

9. Shadowgun

This is a third person shooter game. It brings excellent graphics and game play to Android users. The graphics are the real show stealers, comparable to those found on handheld consoles. The game packs a real punch under the visually appealing exterior – a solid action game. The game represents a new step in mobile gaming. Here’s hoping to see more user friendly, third person shooter games similar to Shadowgun.

10. Doodle Jump

If this game needs any introduction, we’re going to have to ask which planet you come from. Insane addiction is what the Doodler spreads as he jumps from one level to another. Springs, jet packs and balls will aid you on your tiring quest to the top, as you look to avoid the bad guys on the way.
A lot of deliberation went into picking and leaving out games while making this list. It is a mix of free and paid games. There are endless games out there, but we’ve tried to include games across as many categories as possible. Here’s wishing you happy playing!

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