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10 games every Android user must download



December 18, 2013, 6:sixteen IST

Nikhil Pradhan

10 games every Android user must download

Even if you’ve been using an Android device for a while, there’s a good chance that you haven’t had the time to check out every app or game worth checking out. After all, the Google Play Store has hundreds of thousands of apps floating around and who’s to say which one of them is actually worth downloading.

Well, here are ten games (both paid and free) that every Android user must have on their phone/tablet. So, sit back, relax and queue all of these for download from the Play Store.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Size: 32MB

Whether you’re a fan of The Simpsons or not, Tapped Out is a game that you should play. It’s kind of difficult to put this game in a pre-existing genre but suffice to say it could only exist on a touchscreen device. The goal of the game is to unlock tasks, characters, areas etc. by taking on objectives that you can complete simply by tapping on the screen. Now, that may sound a little too simplistic but give the game a try for about half an hour and you’ll see how addictive it is.

Into the Dead

Size: 30MB

There is a glut of zombie games on the Play Store and we won’t blame you if you’re just sick and tired of it all. However in the midst of all the average zombie games out there, Into the Dead stands tall as a stylish and unique amalgamation of the zombie and endless running genres. The game looks really good and is quite simple to play, requiring you to merely swipe to avoid zombies. However, replayability and light strategy is also thrown into the mix with the introduction of challenges and weapons that can be unlocked.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Size: 214MB

The sequel to one of the most popular games of all time, Plants vs. Zombies 2 takes all that was addictive about its predecessor and takes it up a notch. With plenty of new stages, new zombies and new plants to obliterate them, PvZ 2 will definitely take up a lot of your time. 

Angry Birds Star Wars II

Size: 47MB

When news of the first Angry Birds Star Wars game hit the Internet, many were intrigued but many also scoffed at it calling it an obvious marketing gimmick. However, the game turned out to be well made with plenty of unique gameplay elements. Now that the sequel is racing up the charts on the Play Store, it has certainly floored many with the combination of charm and challenging gameplay. For the first time you can also play as the Evil Pigs (represented as the Dark Side) and use gravity, the Force, Lightsabers and physics to bring down your foes.

Real Racing 3

Size: 12MB (another 1.2GB after initial download)

Real Racing 3 got plenty of hate when it first launched on account of its dependence on a huge quantity of in-app purchases and downloadable content. However, most of that vitriol has died down now that it’s clear that even if you don’t want to spend a Rupee, the game will still give you a lot of gameplay. The game also looks amazing and is surely one of the best looking and most refined gaming experiences on a mobile device. The game also offers a huge variety of tracks and cars that you can unlock or purchase outright.

Riptide GP2

Size: 47MB

Riptide GP2 is one of the best looking games that you can play on your Android device. It is also highly addictive and includes a vast array of gameplay modes (both online and offline). Apart from mere hydro-jet races, you can also perform stunts and earn points based on them. Since the game is very graphics intensive, be wary if you own an older Android device or one with less powerful hardware.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Size: 1.4GB

Do I really need to tell you why you should download Vice City? Yes? Okay then. Vice City is only one of the best games ever released for the PC and consoles and even though its graphics may look outdated on monitors and TVs, it perfectly suits mobile and tablet screens. Even though its successor, GTA San Andreas is also on mobiles now, I will always have a soft corner for Vice City mainly because of its kick-ass 80’s soundtrack.

Subway Surfers

Size: 29MB

Subway Surfers is, you could say, a ‘spiritual successor’ to Temple Run and although we prefer the latter (and its sequel), the former’s amazing popularity means that it is something you should have on your phone even if it’s only meant for your daughter or nephew or younger sibling. Subway Surfers is much easier than Temple Run and is also more hectic on account of the power-ups that you can collect and use while running. The game is also very liberal with its use of colours and will be enjoyed by the young ‘uns.

Temple Run 2

Size: 41MB

The progenitor of all endless running games gets even better through its sequel. Temple Run 2 is better looking, has stages with more variety, multiple playable characters and more number of obstacles and ways to get around, under and over them. If you’re exhausted by the number of endless running games on the Play Store, delete all of them and just keep this one around. After all, it is the best of the lot.

Dead Trigger 2

Size: Varies according to device

Dead Trigger 2 has become the Crysis of mobile games. It’s the best game to show off the power of your new Android mobile/tablet and has gameplay that can immediately be recognized even by someone who has never played a mobile game. For the uninitiated, Dead Trigger 2 is a first-person shooter in which you play a survivor of a zombie apocalypse. You have to undertake missions to help out your fellow survivors and also to earn cash to upgrade your weapons and buy new ones. Since the game is so graphically intensive, you may not see the best performance if your Android device is old or underpowered. 

Have I missed out on your favourite game? Let me know in the comments section below or on Twitter @postwar.
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