Top 10 Best Android Games to Play in 2018
Over the past few years, the collection of games on Google Play Store has increased considerably an that’s mostly because of the developments in the Android devices. Now the smartphones come with better tech allowing developers to build the best quality games to deliver the best gaming experience on a small screen as well. Although, there are literally hundreds of thousands of games currently in the Play Store, we have tried to make a list of the 10 best ones out of them all. In this article, we will see the best Android games that you should definitely play in 2018. These games are extremely popular all over the world, not just because of the gameplay; but also because of all the new updates and features that are released again and again.
1. Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans is currently the biggest and most played game worldwide with million of daily players. It also one of the top games with the highest revenue generation for the past few years. So what makes the game so popular?
The fact that it was probably the first one to bring the idea of strategy games to the world that impressed players from around the world. You can build your very own village, create an army and train your troops to not only defend your village but also to attack neighboring villages and plunder their resources, join a clan to team up with fellow players and attack as a team. Over the years, Supercell, the company behind Clash of Clans, has added tons of new features to keep the players hooked and it has worked. It’s so awesome that if you start playing the game, you won’t be able to uninstall it so easily.
2. Pokemon GO
When Pokemon Go was launched, it brought a revolution all around the world as people took to the streets with their smartphone in their hand, along with a battery pack, and tried to catch all the Pokemon that spawned in their locality. It’s been online since the past 2 years, and even though its popularity has declined compared to the time it was launched, it still is one of the biggest games in the world. Over the past few months, Niantic has added a lot of awesome features to the game and also released Generation 2 and Generation 3 Pokemon along with Legendary Pokemon that you can catch by joining one of the Raid battles. So, if you are a fan of Pokemon and want to play a game that takes you out in the real world, then Pokemon Go is the one you need to download!
3. Asphalt 8: Airborne
When it comes to racing games, there’s no title that can beat Asphalt. Gameloft has completely crushed the racing genre with this fan-favorite series and they keep on bringing new versions at regular intervals. Asphalt 9: Legends has been announced and is awaiting its launch on Android platform; but even then, Asphalt 8: Airborne still remains a favorite of gamers around the world. It features luxury dream cars and motorbikes from manufacturers like Ferrari, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche and more and also features racing tracks in some of the most exotic locations inspired from the real world. The graphics are top-notch, there are more than 9 seasons and 400+ events, limited time Cups and more for players to enjoy.
4. PUBG Mobile
PlayerUnknown’s Battleground completely changed the gaming industry when it was launched last year and it spawned a number of similar titles in the coming months. Although it was originally only available for consoles and computers, the developers soon ported it to smartphones as well seeing how great its clones (like Rules of Survival) were doing on mobile devices. PUBG Mobile was launched quite recently and in a very short time has become one of the most downloaded action games on Google Play Store. The gameplay is very simple – you will be dropped on a deserted island with 100 real players from around the world and you have to survive till the end to become the last player standing. You can collect various weapons, gear and items and use them to take down your opponents and keep yourself alive.
5. Subway Surfers
If you own an Android device, then you already know about Subway Surfers because it is one of the few games that almost everyone has played and loved. The simple gameplay and the endless running makes it the most effective way to kill time. The game is considered as one of the best arcade games on Google Play Store with more than a billion downloads worldwide and the developers are also keeping the players happy by taking the gameplay around the world, introducing new characters and skins and making the overall experience totally addicting!
2048 is one of the simplest games on Google Play Store, and yet it is one of the most addictive one. All you have to do is move the tiles in different positions by swiping in either direction and when two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one. You have to keep this up for as long as you can and see if you are able to get the number “2048” or even higher on the board. If you think that the 4×4 board isn’t challenging enough, then the developers have added 5×5, 6×6 and 8×8 boards as well to allow you to have the most fun!
You really don’t need an introduction to this game, do you? PAC-MAN is the classic arcade game that every single one of us have played when we were kids and it’s back for your smartphones so that the current generation can also experience the awesomeness of this legendary game! The game play is exactly what you recall, and there are new mazes along with daily challenges, missions, tournaments and rewards to keep you hooked for a long time.
8. Hockey Nations 18
Are you a fan of Ice Hockey? If yes, then you definitely need to download and play Hockey Nations 18 on your smartphone because that’s one of the best sports games for Android at the moment. The game features different game modes like Rival Series where some of the biggest rivals face-off against each other, 3 on 3 Super Series where 3 club teams from USA, Canada and Russia will battle for the title of the champions, Face-Off where you can go head-to-head with the best teams in a one-off battle, and Playoffs where you can choose your team and lead them to victory in the series. The graphics of the game are really high quality and that makes playing the sports game all the more fun!
9. Clash Royale
Created by Supercell and featuring the same characters from Clash of Clans and more, the card-based battle game Clash Royale has become one of the most popular and one of the top grossing games in the world. The game has a simple premise where you have to go up against real players from around the world and fight against them in real time. Choose the cards based on their stats, level up and unlock higher arenas to unlock more cards and fight to win battles and earn trophies that will open up the doors to tournaments and Clan Wars.
Badland is a side-scrolling action adventure game set in a gorgeous forest that is equally dangerous as well. It features various game modes like a single player campaign, a multiplayer mode, a cooperative mode where you can team up with up to 4 players to complete the levels. Apart from the addictive gameplay, it also features a Level Editor that allows you to create and share levels, intuitive one-touch controls and full support for game controllers and regular updates that brings in new levels and new features every time.
So these are some of the best Android games of 2018 that you should definitely download and play this year! I am sure that there are still many games that you like and play on a daily basis that may not be included in this list; and if that’s the case, then do share the article with your friends and let us know if you have any suggestions!