In the last decade, countless innovations have transformed mobile gaming at rates that no other technology has experienced before.
Android users especially can expect new breakthroughs almost every year. The recent release of Android Nougat and Vulcan API just goes to further innovations in the mobile gaming world.
Although the future holds limitless possibilities, there are already a plethora of mind-blowing game options available right now. We’re counting down our favorite Google Play gaming apps – all priced under $5.00. Check out our Top 10 Android Games of 2019!
10. Evoland 1
Focusing on both modern animation as well as old fashioned gaming techniques, it is safe to conclude that Evoland 1 and 2 are unlike any other games. Puzzle, RPG, trading card, platformer, and classic fighter are just some of the wide variety of game mechanics offered. Switching between the mechanics also switches the graphics to suit each different type of game. With no ads, no purchases, and hardware controller support, Evoland offers one of the most unique mobile gaming experiences.
For those into FPS gaming, MADFINGER Games will not disappoint. With several titles available such as the successful Shadowgun series, UNKILLED, as well as the Dead Trigger series, there is a variety of options to suit every gamer’s needs. The Shadowgun game series is the most flexible, offering campaign as well as multiplayer modes to use with their sci-fi shooters. With UNKILLED and the Dead Trigger series, you get countless missions and tasks to explore and complete as a zombie shooter. While other FPS games are becoming popular on mobile, nothing can quite beat the experience of the MADFINGER games.
Featuring contemporary art style puzzles with flexible levels and a plethora of illusions, the Monument Valley games present quite an interesting challenge to players. Both games have extremely similar mechanics and feature almost identical graphics. Users find the games’ premise charmingly simple and the two continue to stand as some of the best mobile games ever created.
From Fire Emblem Heroes (a strategy role-playing game) to Animal Crossing (simulation), Nintendo has a wide variety of affordable and fun mobile games for Android devices. Super Mario Run is a popular (albeit more expensive) Nintendo game that remains to be one of the best platformers on mobile. Although the recent release of Dragalia Lost was not as impressive, Nintendo is sure to innovate and improve it over time.
Like Nintendo, Noodlecake Studio presents a wide variety of unique Android games. There are almost too many titles to mention, but some popular ones include Framed (puzzle game), realMyst (hardcore puzzle game), Wayward Souls (action-adventure game), Alto’s Adventure (infinite running game), Island Delta (for the shooter fans), and Mikey Shorts (platform game). From totally free to pay-once, Noodlecake has proven to be affordable for the majority.
5. Pokémon GO
In 2016, the world was blown away by the first majorly popular augmented reality game, Pokémon GO. Three years later, the game is still a very much popular mobile hit. It encourages the user to explore the outdoors and catch Pokémon, battle for Gyms, and restock at Pokéstops. With very frequent updates providing new attractions such as new Pokémon, mechanics, and limited time events, it is sure to keep the spotlight for many years to come.
4. PUGB Mobile and Mobile Lite
With simple yet effective controls, clear graphics, and an enticing premise, it is no surprise that PUBG Mobile already has over ten million downloads. In fact, it is considered one of the best mobile FPS games to exist. The storyline is simple: 100 users are ushered onto an island filled with weapons, gear, and supplies, with the last one standing being the winner. New game modes come with new updates as well as a freemium element. The only drawback: it is only available for select devices.
3. Riptide GP
In android gaming, it is safe to say that the Riptide GP series takes the crown for best racers. Their latest and best title is called Riptide GP Renegade. As the title might suggest, the player assumes the title of a racer without credentials due to an illegal street race. The game allows to user to battle the way back to the top with simple controls, thrilling tricks, and amazing graphics. With no ads and no in-app purchases, it can win almost any racing fan over.
The Room series contains the best chilling mobile puzzle games in the market. With mysterious objects in each room, it presents a difficult challenge for the player to escape. This game requires patience as well as careful searching to win the game. With the recent release of Old Sins, the series upgraded to contain cloud saving as well as Google Play Games achievements, setting it apart from the other three games.
As far as MOBA goes on Android, Vainglory takes the lead. With an assortment of different characters and a traditional MOBA setting, the performance is unquestionably the best. Players have plenty of flexibility with the choice to play with bots or real players around the world. There is also a beta available, though it isn’t stable for reliable use quite yet.
There you have it! That’s our top 10 Android games of 2019 under $5. Didn’t see your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
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