We don’t know if you’ve heard, but the devil makes work for idle hands. Luckily, the Google Play Store has plenty of games to occupy your fingers and keep you out of trouble. In fact, you might almost say they have too many – there are plenty of titles to get lost in.
That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, and compiled a list of our favorite games that are worth investing a little time into. So without further ado, here’s our take on the 15 best Android APK games to play in 2019:
With killer visuals and an impressive narrative, this game is for those of you who enjoy Legend of Zelda type gameplay. Not only is it easy (and addictive) to pick up, you can also enjoy an outstanding soundtrack.
2. Monster Hunter Stories
Making its way from consoles to the mobile gaming world, this game operates similarly to the original version. You can navigate the world looking for monsters to hunt, and tame. Be warned, however, this game costs $20 – however there are no in-app purchases.
3. Dragon Ball Legends
If you’re already a fan of the Dragon Ball series, you’ll need little convincing about this fun game that follows the same format of fighting through different levels to collect abilities and characters. One of its best selling points is that it’s been built to play in portrait mode, making it a great choice for commuters.
4. Real Racing 3
Okay, gearheads, this is the game for you. With an incredible eye for detail, Real Racing 3 has recreated your favorite vehicles on your favorite international race tracks for you to lose yourself in. It comes with plenty of customization options, as well as cross-platform multiplayer and an impressive array of events you can enter. Real Racing 3 is definitely one of the best racing games around.
If you haven’t heard of Fortnite, then where have you been for the past couple of years? This battle-royale style game is one of strategy and cunning, involving building structures and investing time and energy into beating your opponents. The good news is that the most famous game in the world is available for your Android, but you have to get it directly from the Epic Games website.
6. Assassin’s Creed Rebellion
Like many of their contemporaries, Ubisoft are now reaching out from the console world to the mobile world. In their most recent offering, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion, you have to build up a team of assassins in order to take down the strongholds of the Knights Templar.
7. Pokemon Go
This ubiquitous game has become a classic for a reason and has been newly improved for the Android app experience. Using your phone’s camera, you can travel the world as you know with various catchable Pokemon appearing at random. You can also still enjoy the gym experience, and engage in battles with other nearby Pokemon users, making it as sociable as it is enjoyable.
8. Minecraft — Pocket Edition
Quirky, unique, and 8-bit brilliant, Minecraft has made a bold move into the smartphone territory and done an incredible job with it. Just like you remember, you can mine, explore, and build the world you want to see, and the graphics (and sounds) are going to remind you why this game is such a perennial favorite.
9. Project Highrise
For lovers of Sim Tower or people who just really like to dedicate their time to something that’s absorbing without too much action or violence, then Project Highrise is for you. The premise of the game is as you might expect: your job, should you choose to accept it, is to build a tower that tenants love, and to continue expanding. This game is soothing and surprisingly stimulating.
10. Super Mario Run
Mario fans rejoice! The game that was once only available on iOS has finally made its way to the Android. Groundbreaking because of this, and definitely a herald of Nintendo’s expansion into the mobile market, Mario fans will love the new take on the traditional Super Mario classic.
11. Alto’s Odyssey
The followup to Alto’s Adventure, we’ve been waiting for a while for Alto’s Odyssey to jump from iOS to Android. This beautiful game allows you the same level of engagement as you explore gorgeously crafted worlds, uncovering the mysteries of the desert. It’s been a wait, but it’s well worth it.
12. The Room: Old Sins
Escape Rooms are everywhere at the minute, and The Room series is widely considered the best mobile escape room experience. In Old Sins, you need to make your way through stunningly designed puzzles to work out how to get out of the room before your time runs out. An absolute must for puzzle heads.
13. Trivia Crack 2
It’s been nearly 6 years since Trivia Crack launched its addicting game, but the long-awaited sequel is finally here. With thousands of questions, as well as the opportunity to go online and challenge other users, you’ll find that Trivia Crack 2 has kept a lot of the best features of Trivia Crack while still keeping itself up to date. It also now offers support for over 20 languages. Wepa!
14. Plants vs. Zombies 2
As addicting as anything EA has ever produced, Plants vs Zombies is back in this all singing, all dancing sequel. Set across a few themed worlds, you have to carefully design and build your garden to take down the zombies before they get to you. It’s as enjoyable as it’s ever been!
15. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
Built originally for PlayStation and PC, Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 now brings all of that soccer realness to the small screen. It’s widely acknowledged among soccer fans as one of the best games and offers you the option of a free version with in-game upgrades. What are you waiting for?