Compared to Apple Store, Android Market could be lagging behind. However, it does not mean that there aren't some fun, addictive and best of all free Android games. After all, we are talking about an open source platform backed by Google. Android gaming is quickly growing and among the thousands of games released, it is getting harder to keep track of the quality ones. So here are 5 of the best free Android games that won't cost you a dime and will definitely entertain you.
Angry Birds: A puzzle game created by Finnish game developer, Rovio, Angry Birds was first developed for iPhone and iPod Touch devices and sold over 6.5 million copies on those platforms. The Android version was announced in May and the game was released in October for Android platform. During the first weekend of availability, it was downloaded by more than 2 million Android users.
Angry Birds is a very addictive and challenging puzzler game. In the game, you take control of a flock of birds whose eggs were stolen by evil pigs. You use a slingshot to launch the birds into the structures in which the pigs are hiding. You get to play with different types of birds that have special skills as you advance through the game and try to defeat the pigs. And the best part is, unlike its Apple version, Android version is free of charge.
Angry Birds, one of the best free Android games out there, is available for download at GetJar website. You can also download it at Android Market.
Abduction: Here is another example of fun and free Android games. Abduction is a challenging game in which your mission is saving your friends (who happen to be cows) from aliens. Sounds fun already, doesn't it? You have to make your way to the alien mothership and help the cows escape. You use the tilt function to move left and right. You also try to travel as high as possible in order to gain some extra bonus points. Another thing that earns you points is catching your falling friends.
This fun platform jumping game on Android, Abduction is an addictive and easy to learn game with nice graphics and guarantees enjoyment for hours. So give it a try!
Gem Miner: If there was a list of most addictive games on Android, Gem Miner game would definitely be in top ten. Build your fortune by digging mines to find ores, metals, and gems. When you make profit, you can spend it on upgrades -better tools and maps that make you a big-time exploiter- and dig deeper. Be careful though! You don't want to get yourself into trouble by getting stuck down the mine, being crushed by rocks or falling down into the depths of the mine.
With randomly generated maps in every game and its great graphics, Gem Miner is one of the best free Android games out there waiting to be downloaded to your Android phone. An ad-free, paid version of Gem Miner, Dig Deeper, is also available on Android Market for $.99
Word Feud: There are free Android games for those who are into words, too. If you like Scrabble, then you're going to love Word Feud. Because it's the same thing. There may not be a lot of Android word games out there. But if you are looking for a good and familiar one, then Word Feud is the game for you.
One of the best Android word games, Word Feud, offers its users an online gaming experience. You can enjoy this free multiplayer word game by inviting friends from your contact list, or playing against random opponents. Of course there is an option to play at your own pace, too.
Robo Defense: Robo Defense is a tower defense game in which you build towers to kill monsters and prevent them from invading your side. Some monsters are more vulnerable to certain towers, and some are resistant to the same tower. So, you have to come up with a good Robo Defense strategy and figure out which tower to build and where to build it. As you advance in the game, you can advance your towers and weapons and show the monsters who's the boss! The game also features nice graphics, achievements, and a user-friendly interface.