Get your gaming on the go with the 3 best Android games

While Apple’s iOS arguably has a better game selection, Android has grown considerably over the past few years. Here, we’ve compiled some of the best Android games that are currently on the market. Some are free and others cost a few bucks, but all of them provide an entertaining experience on the go. And given that there are hundreds of thousands of titles spanning a range of genres — role-playing, platforming, sports, etc. — we decided to break them down into distinct sections for your perusal. Now, if only everything in life was as simple as choosing a game for your evening commute.

New to the Android ecosystem? If so, feel free to peruse our guide on how to switch from iOS to Android, along with picks for the best Android apps. You may also want to check out our review of the Razer Phone, a device meant to push the limits of mobile gaming.

ACTION AND ADVENTURE GAMES

If you’re a Legend of Zelda fan, then Oceanhorn might be the game for you. The popular title features a solid narratives and terrific visuals, along with a captivating soundtrack. It’s pretty easy to play, too.

‘Oceanhorn’

If you’re a Legend of Zelda fan, then Oceanhorn might be the game for you. The popular title features a solid narratives and terrific visuals, along with a captivating soundtrack. It’s pretty easy to play, too.

‘Tempest’ ($8)

Tempest is a new RPG on the Google Play Store, and it’s been getting rave reviews ever since its launch. The game involves you, the player, as the captain of a pirate ship as you prowl the seas, defeat other pirates, and collect treasure.

RACING GAMES

‘Dirt Trackin Sprint Cars’ ($3)

From the creators of the original Dirt Trackin game comes Dirt Trackin Sprint Cars, which offers six tracks and a huge range of cars to choose from. Not only can you race by yourself, but you can also race in multiplayer mode in a range of different difficulty levels.

‘Asphalt Street Storm’

If car racing is more your thing, then consider Asphalt. The franchise has been around almost as long as smartphones themselves, and the games have gotten better and better. Asphalt Street Storm is the latest game in the franchise, and sees you able to collect the cars of your dreams as you race through the streets of New York, Paris, and Hong Kong.

FIRST-PERSON GAMES

‘Modern Combat Versus’

Gameloft is back again — the company is known for its wide range of mobile games, and the latest is Modern Combat Versus. Its slightly lame name aside, the game allows you to take the role of an agent, then make your way through each beautifully designed map.

‘Into the Dead 2’

The original Into the Dead game was super-highly reviewed, and now there’s a follow-up. In this action-packed game, you’ll experience the zombie apocalypse as you race through maps to save your family. Along the way, you’ll pick up powerful weapons and do whatever it takes to put those zombies down.

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