We recently published an ambitious article entitled ‘The Best Free Android Games: our Top 5’, which should have had a better title like ‘The Top Five Free Android Games’. In any case, we had to install and play many dozens of free games in order to write that article, and discovered many excellent free games.
This article will showcase five great games that you may have never heard of, but that can rightly make it on any ‘best of’ games list: Robo5, Alien Plant Planet, Plight of the Zombie, Tupsu The Furry Little Monster, and Real Racing 3.
An action puzzle game where you, a robot, climb up a platform environment made (mostly) out of wooden crates, and which you have to shuffle and manipulate in order to find a way up.
It’s quite clever, visually appealing, and overall very well made. The puzzles can be a bit too hard at times, but well worth persevering to the end. (FREE)
A beautifully drawn point and click adventure featuring a girl protagonist (which I like to see given that I have a daughter who likes to play games). Solve puzzles in an alien environment where anything can be expected. But, more to the point, a great game that will appeal to most everyone. (FREE)
I for one have become tired of zombie-themed games, but when the game is good, it’s good (and at least in this game you get to play the zombie). ‘Plight of the Zombie’ combines stealth with ‘draw the path’ gameplay to good effect. (FREE)
A cute action/puzzler with very nice visuals. Tupsu drags his/her body by using his extensible, sticky eye to grab a hold of objects. It takes a little bit of getting used to, but is a great game. My $.02: the game could have used a different way to release the eye other than clicking on the eye itself, such as a button somewhere. (FREE)
Not my kind of game, as I don’t like tilting the device to steer; but people I know and respect gave ‘Real Racing’ the thumbs up. The kind of game that will impress onlookers, Real Racing 3 is a freemium realistic first person 3D racer that is free to play, with optional upgrades that can be purchased.
Take note, however, that Real Racing 3 is a huge game that requires 1.7 gigs or so of storage space. The one good thing is that it will download on your external SD card by default, if you have one. (FREE).