Have you bought a new tablet and would you like to immediately test its potential by downloading some video games? Well, what can I say … really bean-shaped helmets! In this guide, in fact, I will point out a whole series of free games for tablets among the most beautiful that can be found on the Play Store and App Store. I repeat: free, to download and use without spending a cent (excluding any optional in-app purchases).
Whether you are fond of puzzle games, action games, shooters or sports video games, you will surely find the way to spend a few minutes of healthy relaxation in the company of your Android device or your iPad. Just make sure you have enough space on the device’s memory, in motion to be able to “accommodate” without problems the titles you are going to choose, and go ahead with the download.
Then? May I know what are you still standing there? Make yourself comfortable, take a few moments of free time just for you and start concentrating on reading this tutorial. I am sure that, in the end, you will be able to say that you are very happy and satisfied with the downloaded games. What do you say, we bet?
- Preliminary information
- Free tablet games to download
- Arcade and Action
- Puzzle and Strategy
- Sports and Motors
- Card games
- Free games for kids tablets
Before getting to the heart of the tutorial, going to discover what are the best free games for tablets , there is some preliminary information that it is my duty to provide you, in order to clear your ideas about it as much as possible.
Let’s start from a fixed point: to be able to download games for your tablet, you have to rely on the Play Store (on Android) and the App Store (on iPadOS). In both cases, to proceed with the download of the titles reported in this guide, just tap on the appropriate link that you find next to the name of the game, in order to directly access the relevant store screen.
Then, if you are using Android , click on the Install button . If you are using iPadOS , on the other hand, press the Get button , then the Install button and authorize the download using Face ID , Touch ID or Apple ID password . To open the downloaded game, then proceed to press the Open button that appeared on the store screen or touch the relative icon that has been added on the home screen or in the app drawer.
That said, keep in mind that some games normally run offline, while others require an always-on data or Wi-Fi connection. So, carefully analyze the cards of each game to understand if you need access to the Internet or not. In any case, do not worry you will find both free games for tablets without connection and many free games for tablets online .
Another thing to consider is that, although all the titles I’m going to report to you are free , some of them offer in-app purchases , in order to unlock additional levels and content. In-app purchases are optional, mind you, but they can be useful to advance faster in the game. In any case, for the titles for which this option is provided, this is clearly indicated in the relevant section of the Play Store and the App Store.
Free tablet games to download
Having made the necessary clarifications above, let’s get to the real core of the tutorial and let’s find out, therefore, which are the best free games for tablets to download . You can find them reported right below, they are all divided into categories of belonging. Have a good download and, above all, have fun!
Arcade and Action
Let’s start with a nice list of free tablet games in the arcade and action categories . To be precise, platformers, shooters, endless running, fighting games and other titles in which adrenaline is king belongs to these two genres.
- Subway Surfers( Android / iPadOS ) – one of the best endless running titles in an absolute sense. It features colorful 3D graphics and features a young boy who has to jump from platform to platform to dodge trains and other obstacles inside a train station.
- Super Mario Run( Android / iPadOS ) – the name leaves little room for imagination: it is the “run” version of the classic Super Mario. The game has been officially made available by Nintendo. Unfortunately, only the first levels can be played for free.
- Color Road! ( Android/ iPadOS ) – this is a fun game where you have to speed along a road, hitting balls of the same color and avoiding different ones.
- Into the Dead 2( Android / iPadOS ) – this is the second chapter of one of the best zero-cost games about zombies. The goal is, in fact, to try to escape the hordes of living dead that meet along the way, facing them with the weapons that are collected or dodging them.
- Kick The Buddy( Android / iPadOS ) – is based on a well-designed physics engine that allows you to release tension and have fun by choosing a puppet and doing almost anything to him.
- Pokémon Rumble Rush( Android / iPadOS ) – as can be deduced from the name itself, it is a title that fully falls into the category of free games for Pokémon tablets . It is based on the continuous exploration of maps that change on a weekly basis. You have to advance with a trio of Pokémon between the various levels, dodging the blows of the enemies and using your skills.
- Lep’s World 3( Android / iPadOS ) – outstanding free 2D platformer inspired by the legendary Super Mario. It shares all the main game mechanics of the classic Nintendo title, but has a cute elf as its protagonist.
- Hungry Dragon( Android / iPadOS ) – a fun pastime set in the Middle Ages in which you find yourself controlling ferocious dragons, intent on burning and devouring everything they encounter.
- Dan the Man( Android / iPadOS ) – adorable action game in which you find yourself taking on the role of a friendly hero to overcome levels that mix elements typical of platformers, scrolling fighting and old arcade.
- Fortnite( Android / iPadOS ) – a very successful Battle Royale game that counts millions of fans around the world, in which users have the task of cooperating with teammates for 14 days in the attack of enemies. Note that for Android it is not available on the Play Store and must be downloaded directly from the developer’s website, as I indicated in detail in my specific tutorial on how to download Fortnite .
Puzzle and Strategy
We continue with other popular free tablet games, those belonging to the puzzle game genre and the strategic ones . Again, there really is something for everyone. Find the ones that, in my opinion, represent the best in the category listed below.
- Candy Crush Saga( Android / iPadOS ) – King’s famous puzzle game in which candies of the same type are paired. To complete the various levels, however, it is necessary to respect the maximum number of moves available. There are many variations available, which you can easily find on the stores.
- Cut the Rope: Magic( Android / iPadOS ) – highly appreciated title consisting of over 160 levels, in which the player must make sure that Om Nom, the protagonist, is able to eat the sweets hanging from the moving ropes, by cutting them.
- Tetris( Android / iPadOS ) – the original Tetris game, available for Android and iPadOS, with graphics reinvented and optimized for the touch screen. It is the puzzle game par excellence and needs no introduction.
- 2048( Android / iPadOS ) – very popular puzzle game that involves the sum of numbered pieces in a 4 × 4 scheme, with the aim of obtaining the final result of 2048, proceeding in multiples of 2.
- TwoDots( Android / iPadOS ) – this is an exciting puzzle game, with particular attention to graphics, whose purpose is to connect the dots of the same color visible on the screen.
- Plants vs Zombies 2( Android / iPadOS ) – one of the best tower defense in the mobile world, and beyond. Improve the game mechanics of the hugely popular first installment of the series by once again pitting plants and hordes of hungry zombies.
- Clash of Clans( Android / iPadOS ) – famous and appreciated strategic game in which you have to build your own village and set up an army of various barbarians, sorcerers and warriors with which to defend your fortress and clash with other players.
- Clash Royale( Android / iPadOS ) – title in which each player has to build their own deck of cards and fight against other users, conquering precious gems, chests and additional cards to upgrade their armaments. Note that, as the name implies, it is based on the characters from the aforementioned Clash of Clans.
- Brawl Stars( Android / iPadOS ) – team game, developed by the same team of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, in which you have to conquer as many gems as possible by shooting opposing players.
- Plague Inc. ( Android / iPadOS ) – exciting title in which you have to create a mutant virus to destroy the entire human race.
Sports and Motors
Do you love to play football, tennis or other sports ? Are you a motor enthusiast ? So here are some free games for tablets that are undoubtedly for you.
- Virtua Tennis Challenge( Android / iPadOS ) – game signed by SEGA which, as can be easily deduced from the name itself, promises hours and hours of fun on the tennis courts, with different modes, shots and courts.
- Golf Star( Android / iPadOS ) – title dedicated to golf that is characterized by its captivating 3D graphics. It offers several game modes and also supports online multiplayer, for up to 10 simultaneous users.
- Asphalt 9: Legends( Android / iPadOS ) – one of the best car games available for tablets. It benefits from stunning 3D graphics and a fleet of many cars. It also includes support for online multiplayer.
- FIFA Soccer( Android / iPadOS ) – is EA’s football simulation, with official licenses and 3D graphics. You can play the classic 11 vs 11 starting, you can try your hand at training any player and much more.
- eFootball PES 2020( Android / iPadOS ) – famous football game with incredibly attractive graphics. After choosing a team and hiring a coach, we start with a squad of amateur footballers to try to get, victory after victory, the credits necessary to win weight reinforcements for the various departments.
- NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball( Android / iPadOS ) – Basketball game officially made available in Electronic Arts’ NBA series. Really well done and very realistic.
- 2XL MX Offroad( Android / iPadOS ) – is considered as the best motocross game at no cost in circulation, with three-dimensional graphics and as many as 16 different tracks to cover.
- 8 Ball Pool( Android / iPadOS ) – is one of the most popular pool games It allows you to have fun playing one-on-one matches, whether with friends or with strangers online.
- 3D Bowling( Android ) – is one of the most exciting free bowling games for Android tablets . It has beautiful three-dimensional graphics and offers different environments.
- Action Bowling 2( iPadOS ) – nice bowling game for Apple devices only. You can select the track and arena, as well as the weight of the ball. It also allows you to challenge friends, using local multiplayer.
With their large screens, tablets are the ideal devices to install card games on and use them to challenge other users around the world (or much more simply your own boredom). Here are the must-have ones for Android and iPad.
- Microsoft Solitaire Collection( Android / iPadOS ) – is the mobile version of the famous Windows Solitaire, revisited by Microsoft on the occasion of the launch of the most updated variants of its operating systems. Includes various types of solitaire games such as: Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, TriPeaks and Klondike.
- 250+ Solitaire Collection( Android / iPadOS ) – A collection of card solitaire games that is not graphically great, but unbeatable in terms of variety and fun. Includes Klondike, Spider, FreeCell and many other pastimes.
- Scopa( Android / iPadOS ) – one of the best Scopa games for tablets. It has beautiful graphics and supports multiplayer, both locally and online.
- Briscola( Android / iPadOS ) – game dedicated to Briscola, as you can guess from the same name, made by the same developers of the above title.
- Burraco Jogatina( Android / iPadOS ) – is the Buraco game that you can enjoy in both single player and multiplayer. Note that the graphics are quite accurate.
- Fresh Deck Poker( Android / iPadOS ) – a very nice free Texas Holdem video game from the graphic point of view, with 3D cartoon style avatars.
- Seven and a Half( Android / iPadOS ) – is the game of Seven and a Half for mobile devices. You can have fun in both single player and online multiplayer.
- Tressette Più( Android / iPadOS ) – the Tressette game for mobile devices. It is possible to set different difficulty levels and it offers multiplayer support.
- Canasta( Android / iPadOS ) – is the Canasta for tablets, practically among the best free games for Android tablets in Italian as regards the cards category. Note that it can also be used on the iPad and offers adjustable difficulty levels.
- UNO( Android / iPadOS ) – is the transposition of the famous card game UNO for Android and iPadOS. It allows you to challenge other online users around the world.
Free games for kids tablets
Now I want to point out the ones that, in my humble opinion, represent the most interesting free games for children’s tablets in circulation. Find them indicated below.
- La Fantafattoria( Android / iPadOS ) – a collection of mini-games for children aged 3 to 5, all focused on learning the shapes, colors and names of animals.
- FantaSea( Android / iPadOS ) – another collection of mini-games for learning letters, numbers and simple math operations. It is intended for children aged 6 to 8.
- GCompris( Android / iPadOS ) – renowned collection of high quality educational games for children aged 2-10 .
- Savana Puzzle( Android / iPadOS ) – game for children with many simple puzzles inspired by the animals and landscapes of the savannah. Colorful and fun.
- Peppa Pig: Paintbox( Android / iPadOS ) – drawing game specially designed for children who love the events of Peppa Pig. It includes various traditional drawing tools and various stickers.
- Tangram puzzle( Android / iPadOS ) – the Tangram game for tablets. He is able to develop psychomotor and intellectual skills and introduce the concepts of geometry in a playful way.
- Educational games for children( Android / iPadOS ) – as you can easily guess from the name itself, this is a collection of educational games for children of all ages. The included games allow you to learn to recognize animals, guess the sound of musical instruments, solve puzzles and much more.
- Panda Restaurant 3( Android / iPadOS ) – game in which Dr. Panda, the protagonist, finds himself having to prepare oriental dishes for his guests. It allows you to get creative and is also a lot of fun.
- Planet Geo( iPadOS ) – colorful and dynamic game, perfect for stimulating the curiosity of the little ones and making them learn geography in a fun way. Great for children aged 6 and up and with various levels of difficulty.
- Vitamini( iPadOS ) – educational game that educates children about proper nutrition, allowing them to discover the benefits of fruit and vegetables on the human body.