Androidsmartphonesandtablets are great for gaming, but itcan be tricky to know where to start. To help, here's our pick of the best games available from the Google Play store. We have over 70 top games to choose from, many of which are free, so there's something for everyone.
You can play for five minutes, five hours, or anything in between. However, we know you don't always have time to delve into an in-depth RPG, so for your convenience we have split this list into three handy categories, and then broken those up by genre.
The best Android games for: standing at the bus stop
These games are best played in short five to ten minute bursts. Perfect for killing time when you're waiting for a bus.
For those craving an off-season Ashes or IPL fix, this cricket sim is perfect. Featuring simple yet compelling gameplay and a slew of licensed teams, this game is more insanely addictive than Flintoff’s personality.
In this unusual and quite unique game you need to help Woolson defeat the oncoming wolves by mixing dark and light colours to match. It sounds easy but things quickly become a real challenge and you'll be glad to see bonus items.
Retry is the latest offering from Angry Birds maker, Rovio. It's a plane flying action game with retro 8-bit graphics. There are similarities with Flappy Bird but the game is much more well rounded and polished. As the name suggests you're going to be hitting the retry button a lot as each level is challenging but the balance is just right so you're equally frustrated but confident that one more go will be enough. Addictive and simple like so many of the best mobile games.
There is a reboot called Crazy Taxi City Rush but we prefer playing the original Sega Dreamcast version from 2000 which has been remastered for mobile. Includes music by The Offspring and Bad Religion.
For reasons nobody can quite understand, what started out as an Internet joke somehow became one of the most anticipated indie releases of 2014, and has now landed on Android. Play as a goat and wreck as much stuff as possible in this deliberately buggy, shriekingly insane, fantastic mess of a game.
One of the first shock-value games, this Android port of the 90’s PC racer gleefully trumpets the fact that it was “BANNED AROUND THE WORLD”. Mow down pedestrians and fellow drivers alike in this bad-taste nostalgia-fest.
The original 2D warfare game, Worms has personality for days. The turn-based style suits mobile gaming perfectly, and it’s always fun naming your worms after famous people and blowing the hell out of them.