Android gamers are always on the lookout for the best of games that are worth their pocket digs, even if it leaves a big hole. If you are one such serious android gamer, this list is tailor made for you. Check out the best paid android games you can find out there –
1. Monument Valley ($3.99)
The game was already too popular to handle the heat of the fame it received after “President” Frank Underwood, in the hit series House Of Cards (season 3), confessed his addiction towards it in one of the episodes. And make no mistake, it deserves the accolades of such mentions. Probably even commands it. The game is too beautiful to digest at first look. The objective is to navigate a princess Ida through a stunning world which is mapped by impossible architecture and geometry that defy the laws of physics. Tackling mysterious monuments, walking on walls and finding hidden paths are some of the many tasks to keep you in awe of the ingenious beauty of it all.
2. The Room ($0.99)
At the time of it’s release, The Room was one of the first games to paint the potential of Android in the backdrop of the ever growing gaming world. Mystery and realistic graphics are the driving forces behind the success of Fireproof Game’s greatest creation ever. The game is based on the concept of complex mechanics to open unique boxes and the plot involves a myriad of distinct combinations to do so, which include finding clues, turning dials, using your inventory to unravel puzzles and finding hidden keys to name a few.
3. Asphalt 7 Heat ($4.99)
If gaming on android is sacramental to you, it is impossible that you have not heard about this game already. One of the best games in the Asphalt series, the entry takes android gaming to a whole new level with it’s insane graphics and gameplay. The only con here is the requirement of a heavier device comparative to other entries in the list. Although the size of the game varies with the device, about 2 GB of free storage space is recommended along with a minimum of 1GHz CPU.
4. Where’s My Water ($0.99)
Help a bathing crocodile that has run out of water. Sounds immature? Don’t underestimate the game one bit based on its premise. You will surely be surprised by the ingenious designs of the puzzles (about 500 of them). The most interesting piece of the gameplay is the accurate projectile physics it deploys. Taking into consideration the amount of puzzles you get in the paid version, this price is a steal. Any puzzle lover should go for this right away.
5. Minecraft : Pocket Edition ($6.99)
The android app version of the famous game. If you are into graphics, don’t go for this. However I am sure you will still be in awe of the simplistic yet gripping gameplay. Just pick up some blocks and start building a whole world! (virtually, of course). You can also play it with your friends over a wifi network and explore together. World elements include caves, mansions, dogs, villages, crop fields, and much more. Once bought, players can also access the game through any number of android devices.
6. Limbo ($4.99)
The famous X-Box game comes to Android. Limbo is a story of a boy (nameless) who is out to find his missing sister. The only problem, he awakens in the middle of a forest which is eerie and plagued with strange characters and mishaps. In short, it’s a horror entry. And given the fact that it has won over a 100 awards since it’s launch, it will surely give you some chills. Oh and it is black and white!
7. Blek ($0.99)
Blek gives the feel that the touchscreen was invented for the sole purpose of playing it. The objective is as simple as it can get, just draw a line that connects all the colored circles but avoid all the black ones. Yet the game is too elegant to put down. Not to miss that everything you draw comes to life and keeps moving. The levels get competitive as you master the game which keeps you hooked even more.
8. Need For Speed : Most Wanted ($4.99)
One of the most popular games of the ever so popular series, the mobile version of Most Wanted is no less than it’s PC counterpart. Possibly even better. The feature to battle your friends on origin for the most wanted title gives the game a whole new dimension. Although it is important to note that the download size of the game is around 600 MB and requires about 2 GB free space on your device.
9. Temple Run : Oz ($0.99)
What makes it different from the other free entries? A unique world with a host of environments and a handful of mini games! If you are wondering about the game title, the backdrop is inspired by the movie ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’. You play as the movie character Oz and try to outrun the shrieking baboons chasing you. Happy endless running mate.
10. Grand Theft Auto : San Andreas ($6.99)
Not long ago we battled for the right PC specs to play this trendy Rockstar Game. Watching it lodging ranks on the Play Store today portrays both the authenticity and authority of Android’s potential as a gaming platform. Rockstar promises over 70 hours of gameplay in this open world gang war megahit, which I think is a very good deal considering the price.
11. Monopoly ($2.18)
The fabled board game can also be played on Android today. Consider yourself a financial expert? Portray your skill with Monopoly. Unlike the board game, the virtual version has many customizing options like 3 levels of difficulty, ability to save games, changing the game rules, environments and of course the number of players.
12. Crazy Taxi ($4.99)
Be a crazy cab driver and make your passengers go insane! (only virtually, I hope). The objective is to serve as many passengers as possible before the time runs out. You can choose to control the cab any way you want – either by touch, tilt, or even by linking to controllers. The pack also includes 16 mini games to keep the madness rolling.
13. The Amazing Spiderman 2 ($6.99)
The official game of the movie Spiderman 2. It is an open world 3D game that makes you live the story of the web slinger, extending even beyond the movie by introducing new characters. It involves a total of 6 super villains, over 100 events and a number of side missions to choose from. Hey Spidey!
14. Virtual Tennis Challenge ($4.99)
The best game series ever for tennis lovers. Choose from any court style including clay, grass or synthetic. Different types of shots for every situation like spins, slice, lobs and drop shots can be mastered to be a serious challenger. The game also contains about 50 players to play on 18 different courts. If you are not impressed yet, you can also challenge your friends directly by connecting your phones through bluetooth.
15. The Room 2 ($2.99)
Developed probably for the fans of The Room (hence the increased price), The Room 2 lives upto the reputation it self crafted in the first part of the entry. The objective of the game is to follow a scientist named ‘AS’ into a mysterious 3D world of enigma and exploration. The puzzles are surely gonna leave you pondering over them all day long (Yes, some may take hours to solve).
16. Max Payne Mobile ($2.99)
Another popular old school PC game making it’s way to Android. It’s famous signature feature, bullet time (slow motion), makes it a treat even for modern gamers. The game is even compatible with select gamepads including Gamestop wireless controller.
17. Call Of Duty : Black Ops Zombies ($6.99)
The COD Zombie warfare made it’s path all the way to android after it went viral on consoles. It has a total of 50 insane zombie levels including the famous console maps. And what’s more, you can make a faction of 4 players in the team mode to take on the brain eaters together! The only con is the additional in-app purchasing of points to speed up upgrades which, if opted for, makes the game a rather costly experience.
18. Tomb Raider 1 ($0.99)
This takes us all the way back to the 1990s when the first ever Tomb Raider was released. Fast forward a couple of decades and it is now available on your mobiles (thought provoking scenario). Don’t let the archaic graphics fool you! This is the most difficult game in the series ever (believe it or not). Some puzzles designs are simply ingenious, not to mention a host of guns which have to be carefully chosen to suit the missions.
19. Prince of Persia : Shadow and Flame ($2.99)
The huge fan following of the game brought it to the Android world, where the entry was redefined technically for touch based gaming. You can even use gestures to control the Prince as an alternative to the touch joystick. Shadow and Flame is set after the events of Prince of Persia Classic. Watch the trailer below to get first looks.
20. Grand Theft Auto : Vice City ($4.99)
One of the most popular GTAs after San Andreas, Vice City hooks you with it’s gameplay (if not with it’s graphics). Set in the backdrop of the 1980s, it is the story of a man who aims to rise the ranks in the mafia world. Vice City was one of the first open world games that defined the genre altogether. If you are deciding to go for it, please note that you have at least 1.5 GB of free space on your device.
21. Hitman GO ($4.99)
Be authoritative or discreet, the choice of how you want to play the game is yours. But note that against popular opinion, this is a strategy based puzzle game. Use your skills to complete each level by trying out different techniques including distractions, disguises, hiding spots and secret passages. And when everything else fails, it’s time to put that gun to test. Hitman GO is a clever way to bring the series to Android.
22. Plants VS Zombies ($0.99)
If you haven’t played this game already (which is a long shot), then you are missing out on one of the most intelligent and fun strategy games ever made. Use deadly (but cute) plants to fight off deadly (and not so cute) zombies. A total of 49 plants can be used to against 26 zombies in different environments including front yard, backyard (with a pool and swimming zombies, lol) and rooftops. And when you run out of levels to play, simply head on to the mini games section and start zapping those zombies!
23. Where’s My Perry ($0.99)
From the makers of, you guessed it right – Where’s My Water, comes another puzzle game where you need to use water to help ‘Agent P’ reach his headquarters for a ‘mission briefing’. But unlike it’s predecessor there’s a twist. You need to use water in all 3 forms – liquid, vapor and ice to get past the 80 levels! Watch the trailer below.
24. The Dark Knight Rises ($6.99)
The game adapted from the famous movie series comes to Android. It is an open world game with dozens of missions and side missions with a host of weapons to choose from. The highlight of the game is the inclusion of Bat Mobiles like the Bat Pod (for the road) and The Bat (for air). The only question that remains – do you have what it takes to be a superhero?
25. Threes! ($1.99)
This is a perfect example of how the simplest of things can cast the longest of shadows. The game is about matching similar numbers and combining them to form bigger ones. Therefore the scenario is never ending and depends on the skill of the player. Although there are a lot of similar free games on the play store, there is no match for the original one with a much superior interface.
26. Five Nights At Freddy’s 3 ($2.99)
A horror game with all the right ingredients to disrupt your sleep! Five Nights At Freddy’s is about a security guard who has been hired to overlook a pizza parlor at night due to some kid attractions (Freddy Fazbear and his friends) going haywire with unusual behavior. It is surely a good buy for anyone looking for serious spine chills.
27. Fruit Ninja ($0.99)
Cut fruits ninja style. The simple slice (swipe) action makes it a fun way to play the game and aim for high scores. The game has got a complete makeover with new characters, blades and combos added to take it to the next level. A must game especially for kids.
28. Air Control ($1.99)
Be an efficient air traffic controller and direct planes to safely land them without crashes or collisions. The gameplay is simple yet it is surprisingly addictive, with each successive level raising the bar to hit high scores. If you are looking to buy a game in the niche, then Air Control is the best entry you can get your hands on.
29. Unpossible ($1.99)
Although the makers probably need a lesson in English (pun intended), they surely don’t need to be taught how to design games. Unpossible is a futuristic sci fi world where you have to survive rounds by dodging various obstacles to unlock further levels. It is both elegant to experience and frustrating to master. A good and inexpensive game to invest your money in.
30. Carmageddon ($0.99)
Experience the free from driving genre with Carmageddon. This is crazy world where everyone is on the car battle field against each other. There are a lot of power ups to help you get around and beat the crazy meter of opponents. Play it your way, whether you want to finish the race or kill all your opponents (as well as pedestrians). Just look out for the crazy cops along the ride.
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