What is better than a free game? Almost nothing. Except if it is awful and you have wasted time downloading and playing it. Fortunately, there are lots of great free games for Android – and we mention the very best here.
Whether you like word games, endless runners, platform players or puzzles, there is something for you here.
Click on to the next page & # 39; s to view each category or read below for our selection of the week. And look back weekly for our latest choice.
Free Android game of the week: Score! Matching
Score! Matching pictures the beautiful game again (like in, football – or football if you're British and the S-word sends you in apoplectic fury) as a turn-based match of intelligence in which you aim and try to aim with a finger.
The starting point will be known to everyone who has played a Score! games, but in this you do not try to recreate the greatest goals of history. Instead, you take on other players online, in periods of two to two times for the first goal.
There is a lot of freemium gunk lurking: currency & # 39; s; timers; booty boxes. Also, the AI is wrank, and the commentary is laughable. But the underlying mechanics are great to the point that none of that really matters – not least if you're a-zero and have only seconds to get the equalizer that ensures a penalty shoot-out.
The best free racing games for Android
Our favorite free Android 3D, retro, 2D and on-track racers.
Asphalt Xtreme: Rally Racing
Asphalt Xtreme: Rally Racing takes Asphalt off-road. It closed its collection of sports cars and larger than life-sized city circuits for jeeps and trucks – and a lot of mud, dirt, rocks and dirt.
Another thing is that there is an awful lot of freemium mechanics. As seemingly a law for an Asphalt game, exciting racing is sadly sad because of all kinds of timers and IAP ports. But put that aside and you will find Xtreme an amusing addition to the series.
Shooting through deserts, ravines and jungles, with your off-roader floating in the air in a way that is almost certainly not covered by insurance, he never gets really old. And although the basics – a lot of nitro; floaty physics; crazy songs – maybe known, just because of the new environments it is worth a download.
Carmageddon is a stunner from the past of PC gaming. It disguises itself as a racer, but often feels like you are chasing a prey – be it in a pack of fast metal.
The free arena's of the game are networks of roads in a dystopian future. People and cows stroll happily while disturbed drivers break each other into pieces. Victories come by completing rounds, demolishing all your opponents or mowing all living things in the neighborhood.
In the 1990s this was shocking to the point that Carmageddon was banned in some countries. Nowadays lo-fi violence seems strange. But the humor of the game survives, neatly next to bouncy physics, crazy kind of races and disturbed policemen who try to keep you in oblivion when you cross their path.
Asphalt 8: in the air
Asphalt 8: Airborne is a high octane racer that threw a fleeting glance at realism. It then decided not to worry about such an insignificant issue and decided that you would prefer to fly with crazy speeds under the power of glistening nitro, so that your car often floats in the air.
Not one for the simulation crowd, but this racer is perfect for everyone. The more than life-branched courses – hyperrealistic at real locations – are crazy and exciting. Instead of rounding around a boring circuit surrounded by gravel traps, you'll blast through rocket launch sites and blast through volcanoes.
There are drawbacks – cynical IAPs and timers galore, welding a huge comical tail fin to these otherwise slim racer's stylings. But for dizzying speed, running flights in the air and lots of laughter, this racer is hard to beat.
Sonic Forces: Speed Battle
Sonic Forces: Speed Battle reinterprets Sonic The Hedgehog as an in-screen lane-based auto-runner. That probably looks a lot like Sonic Dash – but here you fight against online opposition.
With cascading courses and pick-ups that you can take regularly while you play, Speed Battle has hints of Mario Kart about it. Varieties are chock-full of exciting moments when you release a fireball, hoping to take a distant leader, or have the checkered flag in sight, but know that your opponents are only a fraction of a second behind.
There are some gravel boxes with timers; multiple currencies & # 39; s; glacially slowly leveling. But Speed Battle puts a colorful, entertaining twist on auto-runners, that's fun, even if you keep your wallet firmly closed.
Data Wing has the appearance of a minimal top-down racer, but it is much, much more than that. That does not mean that the race bit is not great – because it is. You guide your small triangular ship around neon tracks, scoot over boost pads and tear off edge edges for a bit of extra speed.
But something else is going on here – an underlying story in which you discover that you are actually sending bits of information about, all under the eye of an artificially intelligent mother. At first everything seems good, but it soon becomes clear that Mother has some electrons, not least when you get glimpses of a world beyond the silicon.
With perfect touch controls, varied racing levels, a few hours of story and a lot of replay value, Data Wing would be a bargain for a few dollars. Free, it is absurdly generous.
One Tap Rally
This game is for racing what car enthusiasts do for platform games. The One Tap Rally is operated with one finger and presses the screen to accelerate and release to brake, while your car sends automatically. The goal is not to touch the sides of the track, because that slows you down.
Win and you go higher in the rankings and then play a harder, faster opponent. In a neat touch the opponents are recordings of attempts from the real world by other players, arranged by time.
In essence, this is a digital version of slot-racing, then without the slots. But the mix of speed and strategy, along with a good number of tracks, makes you forget the simplistic controls. If there is something, they become a blessing, shifting the focus to learning track layouts and razor-sharp timing. Top things.
If you think that gaming sometimes takes a bit too seriously, Maximum Car is a perfect antidote. This entertaining over-the-top racer has your course on winding roads, blowing up rival racers and riding like a maniac.
Smash the same kind of car enough over multiple races and you can buy it in the store, using coins obtained by terrorizing other road users.
It all feels a bit like someone has stripped Burnout, added a piece of OutRun and pushed the lot through a lego-like visual filter.
Along with a mindless commentator ("I have a reading age of six!") Grow at regular intervals while you use your ice cream truck to smash an unfortunate convertible to smithereens, all this creates an appropriate foolish and entertaining explosion of speed that is great in small doses.
In the world of Splash Cars, everyone seems to be a miserable grump of you. Their world is dull and gray, but your magical vehicle brings color to everything it is near. The police are not happy with this and are trying to bring you touch-based shenanigans to an end by ramming your car into oblivion. There is also the small hitch of a gas tank that quickly dries alarmingly.
Splash Cars is therefore a fun game to flee from the fuzz, zooms along buildings along the edge of a hair, grabs gasoline and coins lying around carelessly and tries to hit an amount of painted target before the timer runs out. Succeed and you go to bigger and better locations, with increasingly powerful cars.