Free games to download for tablets

Have you been scrolling through the Play Store or App Store screens for endless minutes but you just can’t find  free games to download for tablets that convince you? Search well, I assure you that there are many valid ones, both for Android and for iPad (therefore iOS), some times better than the paid ones.

If you want, however, I can give you a hand to identify some of the most interesting, genre by genre. But I warn you: this is only a small selection compared to the enormity of titles that would be worth trying. Make sure you have some free space on your tablet’s memory and get to work right away, there are plenty of puzzle games, platformers, RPGs, sports games and action titles waiting for you!

So, are you ready to get started? Yup? Great! Let’s immediately ban the chatter and start getting busy: analyze the list below, identify the titles of your interest and try them immediately. I assure you that you will not regret it. Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!


  • Preliminary information
  • Best free games to download for tablets
    • Puzzle
    • Action and Platforrm
    • Strategy and RPG
    • Sports and Motors
    • Cards

Preliminary information

Before getting to the heart of the topic, it seems only right to make some clarifications about how to download games from the Play Store , in the case of Android tablets , and from the App Store , in the case of iPads .

To download the games you like the most on Android , all you have to do is select the appropriate link that you find in correspondence with the title of the game , within this post. Once the relevant Play Store screen is displayed, tap the Install  button and, if necessary, also press the Accept button to authorize the download.

If, on the other hand, you have an iPad , select the iOS link that you find next to the name of the game to download (always in the lists in the post). Once the relevant App Store screen is displayed, tap the Get / Install  button and, if necessary, authorize the download using Face ID , Touch ID or by typing the password of your Apple account.

After that, the game will be downloaded and installed. At the end of the procedure, you will find its icon on the Home screen of your tablet (or in the drawer, i.e. the screen with the list of all the apps installed on the device, in the case of Android): to start playing, press, therefore, on the latter.

Another thing that, in my opinion, it is good to underline is that some titles can only be played online , so they require that the 3G / 4G connection or the Wi-Fi one be enabled. Other games, on the other hand, are usable even in the absence of an active Internet connection, therefore offline .

Also keep in mind that, even if all the games that I’m going to point out in this guide of mine are at no cost, some of them offer in-app purchases to unlock extra levels and additional content. Such purchases are not mandatory, mind you, but they often help you advance faster in the game. In any case, know that for the titles for which there are in-app purchases, this is clearly reported in the relevant section of the Play Store and App Store.

Best free games to download for tablets

Having made the necessary clarifications above, I would say that we can finally take action and find out which are the best free games to download for tablets , both for what concerns Android devices and for iPad. You will find them all listed in the next steps, divided into categories: puzzle , action and platform , strategy and RPG , sports and engines and cards . Good fun!


Let’s start this review of free games to download for tablets from one of the most popular video game genres in the world. Of course, I am referring to puzzle games , which can also be enjoyed by those who usually do not like “video games”. Here are the ones that in my opinion constitute the best titles in the category.

  • 2048Android / iOS ) – one of the most popular puzzle games ever. It involves the sum of numbered tiles in a 4 × 4 pattern. The ultimate goal is to get 2048 by proceeding in multiples of 2.
  • TwoDotsAndroid / iOS ) – very nice puzzle game from an artistic point of view in which you have to connect the dots of the same color.
  • Candy Crush SagaAndroid / iOS ) – given the incredible success it has had, it needs no introduction anymore: this is King’s puzzle game in which you have to match the candies of the same type and complete the various levels respecting the number of moves at your disposal.
  • Candy Crush Jelly SagaAndroid / iOS ) – is the Candy Crush Saga variant with jelly candies. The game works the same and the fun is more than guaranteed.
  • Candy Crush Soda SagaAndroid / iOS ) – another title part of the Candy Crush saga with more candies and many new challenges.
  • Bubble Witch 3 SagaAndroid / iOS ) – a Puzzle Bobble clone made by the creators of Candy Crush Saga.
  • TETRISAndroid / iOS ) – is the puzzle game par excellence and does not need any special introduction. The version in question is very comfortable to use with the tablet screen.
  • Cut the Rope: MagicAndroid / iOS ) – the aim of the game is to break the moving ropes with a swipe on the display and make the little green monster eat the sweets that are hanging on them. It sounds easy but it really isn’t!
  • ArkaBall FreeAndroid ) – very successful clone of the classic Arkanoid for Android tablets only. The aim of the game is to throw a ball on the screen and, trying not to let it fall into the void, to break all the bricks.
  • Breakout: BoostiOS ) – is pretty much the iPad version of the above title. The game, in this case, is developed by Atari.

Action and Platform

For those who prefer more lively titles, here are some nice platformers and free action- type games  that have absolutely nothing to envy to the paid ones. Happy download!

  • Subway SurfersAndroid / iOS ) – one of the most popular endless running of all time. In the game you have to jump and collect coins while avoiding obstacles in a train station.
  • Super Mario RunAndroid / iOS ) – the name leaves no room for many doubts: it is the “run” version of Super Mario made officially available by Nintendo for Android and iOS.
  • Lep’s World 3Android / iOS ) – an excellent 2D platformer inspired by Super Mario featuring a cute elf.
  • Into the Dead 2Android / iOS ) – is the second chapter of one of the best free video games dedicated to zombies. The player’s goal is to escape the undead horde encountered along the way, dodging them or confronting them with previously collected weapons.
  • Brothers in Arms 3Android / iOS ) – as the name suggests, this is a war-themed 3D shooter with first person view. It also includes online multiplayer with various maps and different game modes.
  • Beat StreetAndroid / iOS ) – scrolling brawler with one-touch controls that fully incorporates games from the 90s category. The aim is to protect the city of Toko and its inhabitants from enemies.
  • StackAndroid / iOS ) – game with 3D graphics in which you have to be able to go as far as possible by stacking blocks, trying not to drop any, and trying to accumulate the highest possible score.
  • Color Road! AndroidiOS ) – nice game in which you have to advance on a path going to hit the balls of the same color and avoid the different ones.
  • Kick The BuddyAndroid / iOS ) – interactive game based on a well-crafted physics engine that allows you to choose a puppet and do practically what you want with it.
  • FortniteAndroid / iOS ) – title that is enjoying great success in which each player has the task of cooperating with teammates with the aim of resisting the attack of enemies for 14 days. Note that for Android it is not available on the Play Store and must be downloaded directly from the Fortnite website, after activating support for unknown origins on the device, as I explained to you in detail in my specific guide on how to download Fortnite .

Strategy and RPG

We continue with a selection of free games to download for strategic tablets plus some RPGs that will surely appeal to all fans of the genre. Here they are.

  • Plants vs Zombies 2Android / iOS ) – tower defense among the most popular (and successful) in the mobile field. The aim of the game is to protect your garden from the zombie invasion.
  • Castle ClashAndroid / iOS ) – excellent strategy title with cartoonic graphics in which you have to set up your army and try to conquer enemy territories. among the playable characters there are elves, dwarves, animals and robots.
  • Aurum BladeAndroid / iOS ) – the ideal game for those who love Japanese RPGs. It has excellent anime-style graphics and includes all the unique elements of this genre, with dungeons, bosses, collectibles and more.
  • Arcane LegendsAndroid / iOS ) – one of the best online multiplayer hack & slash with 3D graphics and fantasy setting.
  • Clash of ClansAndroid / iOS ) – renowned strategic game in which you have to set up an army of barbarians, sorcerers, dragons and various warriors with which to clash with other players and protect your village.
  • Clash RoyaleAndroid / iOS ) – game based on the characters of the aforementioned Clash of Clans in which each player must build their own deck of cards and fight against other users around the world to conquer precious gems and chests that can be used to upgrade their armaments.
  • Brawl StarsAndroid / iOS ) – title developed by the same creators of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale: it is a team game in which you have to conquer as many gems as possible by shooting against the players of the opposing team.
  • Plague Inc. ( Android / iOS ) – exciting game in which you have to create a mutant virus with which to destroy the whole human race.
  • The Battle of PolytopiaAndroid / iOS ) – in this strategy game with various game modes you have to challenge rival tribes by discovering new lands and improving your skills.
  • Stormbound: Kingdom WarsAndroid / iOS ) – exciting title with simple but well- finished graphics in which you have to collect cards to be used in a strategic way to defeat other players in simulated battles in real time.

Sports and Motors

Football, golf, tennis and motors . If you are a sports lover , below are the tablet games that you absolutely cannot miss from your collection. If I were you I would try them all immediately!

  • FIFA SoccerAndroid / iOS ) – the football video game par excellence with 3D graphics, official licenses, club and national teams. You can play the classic 11 vs 11 starting, you can try your hand at training any player with the aim of making him a champion and much more.
  • 2XL MX OffroadAndroid / iOS ) – the best motocross game available for free for portable devices. It has beautiful 3D graphics and includes 16 tracks.
  • Golf StarAndroid / iOS ) – great free-to-play golf title featuring excellent 3D graphics and 3 different game modes. It also supports online multiplayer allowing you to challenge up to 10 users at the same time.
  • Asphalt 9: LegendsAndroid / iOS ) – one of the best 3D car games available on tablet. It has very high profile graphics and includes tons of cars to whiz around in different locations. Note that it also supports online multiplayer mode.
  • Stick TennisAndroid / iOS ) – super fun tablet tennis game. Includes various game modes and over 70 unlockable characters.
  • Matt Duchene’s Hockey ClassicAndroid / iOS ) – title dedicated to hockey in which you have to guide the players in a game with the pitch seen from above.
  • Madden NFL Overdrive FootballAndroid / iOS ) – is the official American football game. There are NFL teams and players and it also includes some fun mini-games.
  • 8 Ball PoolAndroid / iOS ) – is one of the most popular pool games currently available on the square. Allows you to play one-on-one matches with a friend or even against strangers in online tournaments.
  • 3D BowlingAndroid ) – exciting bowling game for Android devices only with three-dimensional graphics, different environments and a wide range of balls to choose from.
  • Action Bowling 2iOS ) – one of the best bowling games for iOS. Allows you to select the track and arena in which to play and the type and weight of the ball. You can also challenge friends with local multiplayer.


We conclude with the ideal card games both to relax when you have a moment to dedicate exclusively to yourself, and to challenge other users from all over the world. Here they are.

  • Microsoft Solitaire CollectionAndroid / iOS ) – is the version for Android and iOS of the Windows Solitaire revisited by Microsoft on the occasion of the launch of the latest versions of its operating systems. It collects various types of solitaire games: Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, TriPeaks and Klondike.
  • Fresh Deck PokerAndroid / iOS ) – the ideal title for those who want to play Texas Hold’em for free by challenging other online users from all over the world. Its cartoonic 3D graphics are remarkable.
  • Scopa ProAndroid / iOS ) – the Scopa game in one of its best digital transpositions.
  • Briscola ProAndroid / iOS ) – from the same developers as the aforementioned Scopa Pro, one of the best Briscola games for tablets.
  • 250+ Solitaire CollectionAndroid / iOS ) – a collection of over 250 card solitaires, including Spider, Klondike, FreeCell and many more.
  • UNOAndroid / iOS ) – game dedicated to the legendary UNO in which you can challenge other users from all over the world online.
  • Tressette PiùAndroid / iOS ) – the Tressette game for Android tablets and iPads. Different difficulty levels can be selected and it also supports multiplayer challenges.
  • Seven and a HalfAndroid / iOS ) – the Seven and a Half game for mobile devices. It supports single player and online multiplayer game modes and the graphics are well taken care of.
  • Burraco JogatinaAndroid / iOS ) – the Buraco game for Android and iPad tablets. It can be enjoyed in both single player and multiplayer and has well-maintained graphics. What more could you want?
  • CanastaAndroid / iOS ) – as the name suggests, this is the Canasta game for mobile devices. It is in Italian and with adjustable levels of difficulty.


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