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Best Free Android Games

Everyday hundreds of new Android games are released in the Play Store, and many of them are available absolutely free. The below list focuses on our picks of the best Android games that are free to download. However, it's worth remembering that the majority of the games on this list come with in-app purchases. Some of the games listed with in-app purchases can still be enjoyed without purchasing anything, and there's even the occasional game that is totally free. There are many more free Android games worthy of a place on this page. Therefore, we'll be updating and adding to this list on a regular basis.

The Walking Dead

Whether you call them walkers, biters or roamers, those zombies need to be stopped, and it's up to you to do it in "The Walking Dead" app. Truly one of the best free Android games out there at the moment, this game puts you in the world of the TV series and comic books as a brand new character who must face off against zombies in a variety of life and death situations.

Composed of five episodes, "The Walking Dead" has a setup similar to many free Android games in that the first level is free. After that, you can purchase the other four extension apps separately or in a bundle at a discounted price. Because of the rich graphics, you'll need an absolute minimum of 1GB for this app, but it's well worth the memory if you're a fan of the show or just want to pass the time sending some zombies back to their graves!

The Walking Dead is available at Google Play and Amazon, along with all major Android app stores.

Badland

Can you make it through the hazards of a futuristic dystopia where evil robot overlords are bent on your destruction? You can find out by downloading Badland, one of the most popular free Android games out right now. The highly detailed graphics separate this app from other game apps, and the intro makes it one of the best Android games for those who want an adventure that will have them instantly intrigued.

The idea of Badland is to get from the end of a level to another at the fastest possible speed. The Android game gets increasingly more challenging as your progress through the levels, piloting mechanical owls across a dangerous landscape. The futuristic birds can earn power ups along the way to add more to the game play. Badland is a game app that is free to download. Then, you need to pay a fee to continue the story.

Badland is available at Google Play and Amazon, along with all major Android app stores.

Plants VS Zombies

It's an oldie but a goodie! Plants VS Zombies was one of the first free Android games to become a true sensation, and it's still undoubtedly one of the best free Android apps for anyone who wants to play a challenging, addictive puzzle game! The premise of this app is that zombies have invaded, and you have only one thing that can protect you--an army of adorable plants. You get a whole garden full of defenders with special abilities to set up as barricades and warriors to keep back the zombies.

With more than 100 million all time downloads, Plants VS Zombies is one of the most successful free game apps of all time. The game is available for a free download, but it is one of those apps that requires in-game purchases to get the full effect. Just be forewarned, once you start playing, you're bound to get hooked; this is app is truly addictive.

Plants VS Zombies is available at Google Play and Amazon, along with all major Android app stores.

Ingress

Has mankind finally found the secret to enlightenment or are aliens scheming to enslave humanity for good? That's the question that the plot of Ingress, one of the hottest Android adventure games, unravels. This app from NianitcLabs has won multiple awards for being among the best free Android games of its kind, and it provides hours of challenging fun with its compelling science fiction story that keeps you guessing through the end.

Ingress allows you two ways to play, and it becomes like two completely different game apps, depending on which you choose. You can become a member of the Resistance to fight alien forces, or one of the Enlightened to defend the alien technology. Part of what makes this such a unique app is the inclusion of real landmarks and buildings throughout the highly detailed graphics. The app can be downloaded and played absolutely free, and allows you to play alongside friends and strangers in an interactive MMORPG.

Ingress is available at Google Play, along with all major Android app stores.

MARVEL Contest of Champions

Although it's only just arrived on Google Play, MARVEL Contest of Champions is already being hailed as one of the best free Android games out at the moment. As soon as you begin playing, you'll be able to see why the title is one of the most popular Android games. The graphics are impressive for a mobile app, and the Android game brings to life many of Marvel's most famous and beloved heroes, including Ant Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, the Hulk, Drax and Deadpool.

MARVEL Contest of Champions is fighting game apps design at its finest. You can battle the system or face off against friends. When you play in the quest and battle mode, you progress through a range of opponents in an attempt to defeat Kang and Thanos. The app is being released to advertise the summer blockbuster Ant Man, so it's being offered as a free-to-play game. MARVEL Contest of Champions does offer in-app purchases.

MARVEL Contest of Champions is available at Google Play, along with all major Android app stores.

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Gru’s loyal, mischievous Minions are ready to face their toughest challenge yet in the official free Android game, Despicable Me: Minion Rush! In this entertaining and extremely fast-paced 'endless runner' game you play as a Minion and compete against others in order to impress the boss, supervillain Gru! Fly, jump, dodge obstacles, be mischievous, and defeat numerous villains to compete for Minion of the Year!

Your mission is to run as fast as you can through iconic locations full of secrets, surprises and tricky obstacles. You must evade all the obstacles in your way, whether they are pipes, missiles or even other minions, while collecting as many bananas as you can along the way. Bananas are the virtual currency used to buy costumes, weapons and power-ups for your Minion. You'll collect some in the game, but can also buy more by exchanging virtual tokens. Virtual tokens can be obtained via in-app purchase. This game is great for both adults and children with the Minions cheeky characters coming across delightfully.

Despicable Me: Minion Rush is available at Google Play and Amazon, along with all major Android app stores.

Dead Trigger

It's the end of the world as we know it! Can you survive? Dead Trigger will put you into the path of hungry zombies that want to devour you whole. Good thing you have a lot of firepower to defend yourself. If you're looking for a first person shooter action game that you can play on the go, it's sure to be one of the best free Android games for you to download. The apocalyptic story features some of the best graphics you'll find for Android games of this kind, the controls are intuitive to keep game play simple.

During Dead Trigger, your mission is to defend your safe haven and to scour the city for supplies. Compared to other game apps of its kind, it's challenging but will keep you tapping even when the action becomes difficult to get past. The Android game is offered as a free download, but there are in app purchases that enhance game play.

Dead Trigger is available at Google Play and Amazon, along with all major Android app stores.

Clash of Clans

At first glance Clash of Clans may seem like an Android game where you build your own town or village, but the object of this app is unlike those others. Here, your primary objective is to do battle with opposing villages and make your clan tops. The foes you'll fight vary greatly from barbarians to wizards, making the app challenging, fun and full of excitement.

Clash of Clans is one of the best free Android games for players who want the flexibility to progress through a single player game but also engage in multiplayer action if they wish. Once you have your clan assembled, you can war with other players, team up with friends or complete a storyline on your own and ultimately face off against a fearsome Goblin King. The app is free to purchase, but like many free game apps, it has app purchase options that can become vital to advancing in the game at some point.

Clash of Clans is available at Google Play, along with all major Android app stores.

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