Best Android Games 2018

We all know that free Android games aren’t always free these days, but many of them are very close if you have a little patience. Most Freemium bottlenecks occur when players get impatient and waiting the game out can usually get around those pitfalls. What we have here are the best free Android games that you should be able to play comfortably without engaging in too many in-app purchases and we hope you enjoy them! If you want free Android games with no in-app purchases, we have that linked just below. Let’s get started. Fortnite probably should be on this list. It is a freemium game like PUBG is. However, many are a little worried about installing games that aren’t on the Google Play Store. If you aren’t one of them.


Battle Bay

Price: Free
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Choose a ship, select your weapons and go to battle against opponents around the world. Use team strategy and firepower to take your fleet to the top – it’s sink or win!
– Choose your ship –
Shooter has a big array of weapons, Speeder is fast and furious, Enforcer is agile and versatile, Defender is a floating tank, and Fixer keeps friendly teammates floating. Level up your ships for more hit points and power!
– Collect weapons –
Collect, upgrade and evolve your weapons to gain more firepower. Choose from a huge selection of destructive, defensive or utility items. Acquire special perks to further enhance the power of your gear. Whatever fits your play style and keeps your team from sinking!
– Host your own battles –
Host a competition with your friends and guild mates in Custom Battles. Create a lobby and invite up to 10 players into 2 teams, plus up to 5 spectators. Play your own 5v5 tournaments or prove your skills in 1v1 duels.
– Join a Guild –
Team up with your friends by joining or creating a guild. Guild leaderboards pit your crew against other bands of blast-happy captains. Who will rise to the top?
– Take on quests and achievements –
Finish quests to earn gold and sugar or go on a guild quest marathon for a chance to earn spectacular loot. Pass achievements to earn pearls and powerful items. Prove your Infamy by competing in ranked two-week tournaments for exclusive rewards!


Asphalt 9: Legends

Price: Freemium
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The Asphalt franchise has some of mobile’s most popular racing games. Asphalt 8: Airborne and Asphalt Xtreme were the big ones in the series. However, Asphalt 9: Legends came out in July 2018. This is the most recent game in the series now. It includes 50 cars, a bunch of challenges, and a bunch of content to play with. That includes online multiplayer, single player stuff, and more. The graphics are good and there are social elements as well. It’s a freemium game. Thus, the online competitive aspect may be skewed a bit. However, the single player stuff is truly fun.


Critical Ops

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Critical Ops is among the newer generation of first person shooters and it’s one of the best. In this title, you’ll battle terrorists in a variety of urban-oriented levels or you can play as the terrorists if you want to. It has a strong online multiplayer community where you can play with your friends as well. It’s still a work in progress, but it seems to hit all the right marks and it’s updated frequently. If you’d like a first person shooter that’s completely free, NOVA 3: Freedom Edition is quite good as well. They’re both free Android games worth checking out.


Clash Royale

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Clash Royale is the latest game out of Supercell. They also made Clash of Clans, a former entrant on this list. In Clash Royale, you’ll collect cards, build decks, and then square off in one-on-one duels with online opponents. You’ll earn trophies when you win. Similarly, you’ll lose trophies when you lose. You’ll also get to form clans to share cards, challenge clanmates to combat, and you’ll have a variety of chances to unlock new cards. It’s a solid card game and a great alternative if you just can’t get into Hearthstone. If Clash Royale just isn’t your thing, Supercell also makes the highly popular Boom Beach and Clash of Clans games. Either of those are good enough to make this list too.


EA Sports games

Price: Freemium
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EA has the market cornered on sports games. They are the only developer with yearly launches for most sports, including their Madden NFL Overdrive game, FIFA Soccer, NBA Live Mobile, EA Sports UFC, and others. These games all have very similar elements. You can play the actual sport and there is a sim mechanic in all of these games. The graphics are usually pretty decent and the controls are generally good. However, EA sports games have heavy freemium elements. That is a frequent frustration for many players and it makes it difficult to recommend EA in general. Unfortunately, EA is the only developer that makes games for most sports so that makes them the best by default. There are a few soccer games (Dream League Soccer) and Motorsport (Motorsport Manager Mobile 3) that are really good too.


Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is perhaps the best Final Fantasy-themed freemium game out there. It features tons of elements from the original games, including actual town and dungeon explorations, hidden treasures, secret dungeons, and tons of lore. The game play is simple to learn but you’ll need to think critically in order to beat bosses and hard opponents. You’re frequently rewarded for logging in daily and additional missions, quests, and activities helps keep the game fresh. This is about as good as it gets for freemium titles. If this one isn’t doing it for you, but you love Final Fantasy, you can also try out Mobius Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy Record Keeper.. They round out a very positive group of freemium games from the Final Fantasy franchise


Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a card dueling game where you unlock cards, build decks, and then duel other players using the deck you built. You can build multiple decks and Blizzard has been pretty good with putting out regular updates to add more cards and content. You can also log into your account on mobile or on PC which is a really nice touch. If you don’t want to face real players in real-time PvP combat, you can always beat down on some bots for practice. It’s free to play which makes it easy and accessible for everyone to try out. It’s definitely one of the best free Android games out there.


HQ Trivia

Price: Free
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HQ Trivia is a hit new trivia game. It’s a live game show where all players compete at the same time. There’s a host that asks questions and people answer in real time. There are 12 questions per round with a ten second timer for each question. The people left standing after 12 questions split the winnings. Did we mention that it’s real money? It’s definitely something unique in the mobile gaming space. Games take place at 9PM EST every day with 3PM EST games on weekdays. That means there are 12 games per week. That makes it hard to burn out on the game too quickly. It’s free to download with no in-app purchases.


MADFINGER Games (several titles)

Price: Free with in-app purchases (usually)
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MADFINGER Games is one of the best mobile game developers for first person shooters. Their list of titles includes heavy hitters like the Shadowgun series (including their latest release, Shadowgun Legends), the Dead Trigger series (two games), and UNKILLED. Dead Trigger and UNKILLED are a family of zombie shooters with tons of missions, some online PvP content, and tons of stuff to do. Shadowgun is a sci-fi shooter series with a campaign, online PvP, and more. Most of the main games are freemium. They are all extremely good games despite that, though.


NOVA Legacy

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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NOVA was one of the first successful first person shooters on Android. NOVA Legacy is the latest installment and it’s already one of the best free Android games. It comes pack with better than average graphics and controls. There is also a story line, online multiplayer mode, and a rudimentary crafting system. The game has a sc-fi story line. Thus it brings something a little different than most mobile shooters. It’s not the best shooter available, but the price tag should be just right for a few dozen hours of fun before the freemium stuff gets annoying. We also recommend ignoring any claims that this game is small. It absolutely is not


Pokemon Go

Price: Freemium
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Pokemon Go was the biggest mobile game of 2016. Actually, it was the biggest ever. Even though its popularity has tapered off a bit, the game is still a very solid free option. Players can explore the real world around them all while catching Pokemon, taking down gyms, and finding Pokestops. New additions include legendary Pokemon, raid battles, and more. You can even trade Pokemon in the game now. The game continues to evolve beyond what many remember it to be. It’s one of the great free Android games.


PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite

Price: Freemium
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PUBG Mobile hasn’t been out globally for long. However, it’s already one of the most popular mobile shooters available. It features a 100-player battle royale on a small island. Players collect gear, weapons, and vehicles on the island and battle it out. The winner is the last person standing. It also includes mechanics like a shrinking play area to keep games from going too long. There is also a Lite version of PUBG Mobile with lighter graphics, fewer players per match, and more. It’s only available for lower end devices, though.

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