Play Store: Free Games

Have you bought a new Android smartphone and, now, are you looking for free games to download on it? Do you have some free time and want to spend it enjoying some video games on your Android tablet? If these are just some of the questions you are asking yourself, know that I have what you need.

In today’s guide, in fact, I will show you some free games on the Play Store , which you can download and install comfortably on your smartphone or tablet. All you have to do is carefully follow all the advice I will give you, in order to identify the game that best suits you, based on some categories that I will propose to you.

If you’re dying to read the advice I’ve given you in the following chapters, then sit back and grab your Android device, so you can instantly install any games that pique your interest. Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!


  • Preliminary information
  • Play Store: Free Games
    • Arcade and Action
    • Children
    • Cards and Casino
    • Brain teaser
    • Simulation
    • Sport and Racing
    • Strategy and role-playing games

Preliminary information

Before talking to you about the free games that you can download on your Android smartphone or tablet through the Play Store, I must first tell you what are the essential requirements for you to be able to perform this procedure correctly.

First of all, you must have a Google account , without which you will not be able to download apps from the Play Store. If you don’t own one, you can very well create one easily right from your Android device. If you don’t know how to do it, I suggest you read this guide of mine dedicated to the subject.

Once this is done, you need to associate the newly created Google account with your Android smartphone or tablet. If you created it directly from your device, this is done automatically. If you preferred to create it from a PC, then you will have to log in on your device: I have explained to you in detail how to do it in my guide on how to access the Google account .

The last step you need to take is to make sure your device has an active internet connection. To do this, you need to connect it to the SIM data network or to Wi-Fi. I recommend the latter, as you can avoid any extra costs that you may encounter if you exceed the thresholds of the SIM tariff plan. You can consult my guide on how to connect to the Internet via mobile , to learn more about this topic.

Play Store: Free Games

If you are looking for free games to download through the Android Play Store , in the next chapters I will recommend some based on the category to which they belong.

Arcade and Action

There are plenty of arcade- style and action games on the Play Store. In this regard, in the next few lines I will list some of the most famous that you should try right away.

  • Temple Run 2 – hugely popular endless running, set in an ancient temple, where you have to guide your character along a path full of obstacles and bonuses to collect.
  • Subway Surfers – another very popular endless running. In the game you play as a kid who has to escape to a train station, avoiding runaway trains and other obstacles.
  • Reaper – action-RPG in which you have to command a demon armed with a sword. It has beautiful 2D cartoon style graphics.
  • Jetpack Joyride – very famous title with 2D cartoon-style graphics, in which you have to guide a boy armed with a jetpack through different levels and collect coins while avoiding the enemies.
  • Brothers in Arms 3 – great war FPS with 3D graphics. It can be played both in single mode and in online multiplayer, it includes several maps and different game modes, such as Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch.
  • Modern Combat 5 – another must-see 3D shooter to play in both single and multiplayer modes. It includes several character classes and different play styles.
  • Call of Duty: Mobile – is the official game of the Call of Duty series that allows you to play together with your friends, in multiplayer maps or in some battle royale-style maps.
  • Lep’s World 3 – a Super Mario-style platformer featuring a cute elf. It offers varied and addicting gameplay, with 2D graphics.
  • Wind-up Kinght 2 – a mix of action and platforming in which you have to take on the role of a medieval knight and “slice” all the enemies you meet. Very well cared for from an artistic point of view.
  • Zombie Tsunami – is a nice side-scrolling running game, which consists of putting together a horde of zombies to cross a city and turn its inhabitants into zombies.
  • Dead Trigger 2 – one of the most complete and spectacular shooters available on Android. The enemies are zombies of various types, which must be faced using an arsenal consisting of a wide range of weapons.
  • Into the Dead 2 – another action game with a first person view in which you have to face the zombies, avoiding them or hitting them with the weapons collected during the adventure.
  • Shadow Fight 3 – a hybrid title halfway between action, fighting and RPG. In the game you have to equip your character with weapons and armor of various kinds and face your enemies (1 vs 1) using dozens of realistically animated martial techniques.
  • World of Tanks Blitz – multiplayer war title based on the hugely popular World of Tanks. Includes over 100 tanks and allows you to engage in exciting multiplayer battles. It has excellent 3D graphics.


If you are looking for games for children and which are also suitable for the whole family, you may find inspiration in the advice I will give you in the next paragraphs.

  • Hot Wheels: Race Off – is a racing game with the famous Hot Wheels cars. You can collect tons of cars and have them compete in over 40 circuits. They can also challenge their friends through a competitive multiplayer mode.
  • ROBLOX – is the famous video game dedicated to the creation of virtual worlds through which players can give space to their creativity, even playing together with their friends.
  • io – is the mobile version of the famous video game of the same name, which consists of controlling a cute little worm and making it grow in size, paying attention to other players who will try to stop your race to dominate the pitch.
  • Inside Out: Thought Bubbles – is a Puzzle Bubble style game with characters from the famous animated film Inside Out.
  • Cooking Mama: Let’s Cook! – is a game that aims to cook dishes, using recipes and combining different ingredients together.
  • Masha and the Bear: Educational Games – is a collection of educational minigames featuring Masha and the Bear. Among them, you can find puzzle, memory and music games.
  • Where is my water? 2 – is the sequel to the most famous physics-based puzzle game, which allows you to direct the flow of water to a friendly crocodile, thus allowing him to take a shower.

Cards and Casino

Are you a fan of card games or casino- style games ? Great. On the Android store there are really well made solitaire and multiplayer applications, which are just waiting to be tried. Here are some examples.

  • Scopa – unique Scopa game with 11 regional card decks and a variety of unlockable achievements. In addition to single mode play, it also supports online multiplayer.
  • Burraco Jogatina – one of the best mobile transpositions of Burraco with support for 2v2 or 4v4 online multiplayer.
  • Briscola – fun game dedicated to Briscola with very accurate graphics, different decks of cards and difficulty levels to choose from. You can play alone against the AI, online or in local matches via Bluetooth.
  • 250+ Solitaire Collection – as the name suggests, this is a collection of over 250 Solitaire cards, including the classic Klondike, Spider, FreeCell and many more.
  • Fresh Deck Poker – Online multiplayer Texas Hold’em poker with very accurate 3D graphics.
  • ONE! – the mobile version of the famous UNO !, a very entertaining card game that now needs no introduction. You can play online to challenge other players.
  • Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft – a card game dedicated to the world of Warcraft, developed by Blizzard.

Brain teaser

In most cases, when you feel bored and grab your smartphone, the first thing you do is start a nice puzzle game . On the Play Store you can find many: here are the best.

  • 2048 – impossible not to know him. This is the famous puzzle game, the purpose of which is to move the numbered tiles within a 4 × 4 pattern, add those with the same figures and arrive at the figure 2048.
  • TwoDots – simple and exciting pastime, consists in joining colored dots of the same color. It can be played in time or with a limited number of moves. He is the heir to Dots, another very popular pastime of the same genre.
  • Paperama – game dedicated to the world of origami, in which you need to fold a sheet of paper and create figures without exceeding the maximum number of moves allowed.
  • Angry Birds 2  – sequel to the famous Angry Birds. The aim of the game is always the same, which is to take down the enemy pigs by catapulting colorful birds.
  • Candy Crush Soda Saga – a very famous puzzle game from King, the purpose of which is to match colored candies by reaching the goal of the level in the fewest possible moves.
  • Crossy Road  – evolution of the famous Frog. The aim of the game is to guide your character (a pet, of your choice) to the end of a path without being hit by cars.
  • Timberman  – nice game in which you have to take on the role of a lumberjack and cut a tree with an ax while avoiding the branches that appear on the right and left.
  • 1010 – one of the most popular puzzle games of recent times. It is a kind of Tetris in which the bricks, however, do not fall from above. They are arranged autonomously by the player in an empty scheme, with the aim of creating uniform rows and columns to be erased.
  • Shoot Bubble – one of the most popular Puzzle Bubble clones in the Play Store. The aim of the game, of course, is to shoot the colored bubbles on the screen in order to pop the ones already present in the level.
  • Cut the Rope – historical puzzle game in which you have to cut the ropes that hold a candy, so that it can be eaten by a nice frog.
  • Roll the Ball – nice pastime in which you have to move the pieces that make up a path, in order to pass a ball from point A to point B.


If you are a lover of simulation games , then you will surely find some video games of your interest in the next paragraphs, which you can easily download on your Android smartphone or tablet, through the Play Store.

  • Plague Inc. – is a game that allows you to simulate the spread of epidemics around the world. The aim of the game is to counter the world defenses and promote the spread of the epidemic by activating mutations on it.
  • Block Craft 3D – is a great free alternative to Minecraft, which allows you to explore and build within a vast virtual world, with a graphics style very similar to that of the popular Mojang video game.
  • Idle Miner Tycoon – is a game that allows you to simulate the construction and development of a mine, in order to achieve huge profits.
  • The Sims Mobile – is the most popular real-life simulation game in the world, based on The Sims series of the same name. The goal is to manage the daily life of their virtual alter egos.
  • Farming Simulator 14 – if you are a fan of farm life, this is the simulation game for you, as it allows you to carry out virtually all typical farming activities.
  • Rebel Inc. – is a game developed by the same creators as Plague Inc. and, by maintaining a similar game mode, you will have to counter the emergence of popular uprisings around the world.
  • SimCity BuildIt – for lovers of city building management games, this is the one for you: it’s the mobile version of the SimCity game of the same name.
  • Jurassic World – is a game that allows you to manage your own dinosaur theme park, raising and growing them and even making them clash in epic battles.

Sport and Racing

If you are looking for sports or racing video games , know that you will find lots of them on the Play Store. Below you will find a selection of the best ones to play on your Android device.

  • FIFA Calcio  – the mobile version of the official football simulation. It has beautiful 3D graphics and combines football with many managerial aspects. Unfortunately, many content can only be unlocked for a fee.
  • Top Eleven – managerial football title in which you have to manage a team, make the transfer market and set up the game tactics to bring it to victory in the championship.
  • Head Soccer – a very special soccer game, with 2D cartoon graphics, in which two anime-style characters fight each other to throw the ball into the opponent’s net.
  • 3D Bowling – one of the best bowling games available on Android. It has beautiful 3D graphics, with very aesthetically pleasing scenarios.
  • 8 Ball Pool – excellent multiplayer online billiards title with top view. Includes various game modes.
  • 2XL MX Offroad – beautiful 3D game dedicated to motocross. Includes original tracks, lots of bikes and adjustable view (first or third person).
  • Asphalt 9 – hugely popular racing title featuring spectacular 3D graphics. It allows you to choose from many popular cars, with original licenses and brands, and to challenge other users from all over the world in multiplayer.
  • Real Racing 3 – another very famous game dedicated to the world of four wheels. It includes tons of vehicles and tracks, thousands of events and includes a fun online multiplayer mode.
  • Need for Speed: NL racing – the official racing video game of the famous Need for Speed ​​series, which features tons of meticulously detailed and customizable vehicles.
  • Finger Tennis  – 3D tennis game featuring an excellent touch control system.
  • Cliff Diving 3D – nice diving game with 3D graphics.
  • Jam League Basketball  – basketball title with 3D cartoon style graphics. Includes 12 teams, 18 balls and many different types of shoes.

Strategy and role-playing games

Who said that smartphones and tablets are not suitable devices for strategic titles and role-playing games ? Here is a series of literally must-have free video games.

  • Plants vs Zombies 2 – one of the best tower defense available in the mobile arena, a follow up to the excellent Plants vs Zombies. The object of the game is to protect your garden from a horde of hungry zombies.
  • Doom & Destiny – unmissable RPG made in Italy with lots of references to pop and nerd culture. It has beautiful cartoon 2D graphics with top view.
  • Dungeon Madness – an action / RPG with old school graphics structured on 13 different dungeons. It allows you to customize the characteristics of your character with weapons and equipment of various kinds.
  • Pixel Dungeon – great roguelike-type RPG (with randomly generated dungeons) featuring old-style, pixelart graphics.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross – a turn-based game based on the famous manga and soul The Seven Deadly Sins. The game is studied in detail and consists of a single and a multiplayer mode.
  • Global Defense Zombie War – zombie-based tower defense with different difficulty levels, dozens of unlockable achievements and special abilities to conquer.
  • Cash of Clans  – very popular online multiplayer strategy title. The aim of the game is to build a village, build your army with barbarians, sorcerers, dragons and other warriors and try to expand your empire.
  • Kingdom Rush Origins  – another tower defense that is definitely worth a try. It has excellent cartoon-style 2D graphics.
  • MinuteQuest  – nice retro-style RPG in which you have to defeat enemies on the screen with a simple “tap”. It allows you to create an infinite number of combinations with weapons and armor (some of which are truly original), and this is the funniest part of the game.
  • Dungeon Boss – nice strategic RPG with turn-based combat characterized by a nice cartoon graphics in 3D (“checkered” like that of Minecraft).


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