Must play Android games

By Sameer Mitha | Updated 23 Nov 2016
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The Google Play store is flooded with games. If you are looking for the beast games that have defined gaming on a smartphone, then this list is for you. From games that are 4 years old to some that have launched recently, here is Digits list of the must play games for Android

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Asphalt 8

If you liked playing the burnout games on your PS2, then Asphalt 8 is the game for you. A racing game that’s fast, furious and full of takedowns. The graphics of the game are good so if you have a high end smartphone, this one will definitely be a visual treat.

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Telltale games

If you like story driven games with simple controls, then Telltale has the games for you. From popular franchises like Game of Thrones, the Walking Dead and Batman to stories such as Tales from the Borderlands and more, these are some of the best story experiences that you will encounter.  Remember, the choices you make in the game affect the outcome of the story. Now isn’t that cool?

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Plants vs Zombies

The aim of the game is simple. You are plants, protecting your house from, you guessed it, zombies. The game is addictive thanks to the simple mechanics it implements. The game has 50 levels, and a diverse range of powers that you can equip on the defending plants.

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Fruit Ninja

If there is one game that can make you feel like a true ninja, it’s fruit ninja. The objective of the game is simple – swipe your finger on the display to slice the fruit before they go off the screen. Be wary of the bombs too. If you touch a bomb, its game over. 

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Temple Run

If an endless running game is something you are looking for then you need to play the game that defined the genre, Temple Run. The game has simple graphics and will work on the most basic smartphone. It has sequels too that you can check out such as Temple Run 2 and Temple Run Oz to name a few. 

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Badland

Yet another puzzle game, Badland is an atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure platformer set in a forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. You control one of the forest dwellers to find out what’s going on. On your way you will encounter some interesting puzzles and traps that you will have to navigate through.

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Real Racing 3

If a realistic racing game on the smartphone is what you are looking for, then Real Racing 3 is the game for you. The game features 39 licenced tracks, spread across 17 real-world locations, a 43-car grid and over 140 detailed cars to chose from.

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GTA: Vice City

Considered as one of the best console and PC games of all time, you can now enjoy the open world of GTA: Vice City on your smartphone. We recommend a smartphone with commendable specifications for a lag free experience. The on screen controls may take some getting used to so we recommend playing this with a Bluetooth controller.

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Hitman Go

If you love delving into the world of agent 47, then Hitman Go is the game for you. A turn based RPG games, you don the role of the worlds greatest assassin out to neutralize his targets. 

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Fallout Shelter

The objective of Fallout Shelter is quite different from the Fallout games we have played on Consoles and the PC. Your objective here is to build the perfect vault, oversee a thriving community, ensure it prospers and explore the wasteland.  

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Modern Combat 5

If a guns blazing first person shooter is what you are looking for then Modern Combat 5 is the game for you. Put simply, if you are a Call of Duty fan, then this is your mobile companion.

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Dead Trigger 2

If killing zombies is more your thing, then we recommend Dead Trigger 2. The game gives you a number of objectives to fulfill like getting from point A to B, escorting a rescue operation, and above all, killing all the zombies in your path. The game has a rich library of weapons that you can craft and upgrade to.

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FIFA

If sports games is more your thing, then nothing beats FIFA. Fifa games boast of realistic graphics on a smartphone and are very demanding. So we recommend you have a smartphone with about 2GB RAM to get a lag free experience.

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Pokemon Go

If you want to walk around and play games on your smartphone, then Pokemon Go is the one for you. This game implements Augmented Reality adding an interesting twist to gameplay. Although Pokemon Go isn’t as famous as it was during launch we recommend you give this one a go especially if you are a Pokemon fan.

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Threes

If you like games that test your mathematics capabilities, then Threes is the game for you. As the name suggests, you need to get all the multiples of three together. Think of it like Tetris played with multiples of three.

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The Room

If you want a puzzle game that will challenge your mind and make you think, then the room or even the room 2 is the perfect game for you. You are in a room with a mysterious device on a table and you need to unlock it to progress to the next puzzle. This game will keep you glued long after then battery on your smartphone dies.

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Words with friends

Put simply, this is scrabble but on a smartphone screen. The best part is that the game can be played with friends. SO if you want to put your language skills to the test and challenge a friend, then Words with friends is the game for you. 

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Cut the rope

A cute and cuddly puzzle game, the objective of the game is to get the sweet to the cute Om Nom. Cut the rope is a simple challenging game with 425 levels keeping the experience fresh at every turn.

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N.O.V.A. 3

If a Sci-Fi first person shooter game is what you are looking for, then N.O.V.A. 3 is the game for you. A USP of the game is that you can play it online with friends giving you a console like multiplayer experience. 

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Clash of Clans

No mobile games list is complete without clash of clans. From rage-­filled Barbarians with glorious mustaches to pyromaniac wizards, raise your own army and lead your clan to victory. If you have played age of Empires on the PC, you will feel right at home here. 

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