Most games these days aren’t free, apparently they are, but there are always in-game purchases that require you to spend real-world money to progress in the game.
When you want to keep yourself busy in your spare time, having fun with a mobile game is great. But it’s often difficult to find that special something among the wide selection of titles in the Play Store. To give you some ideas, we have selected some of the must-have free games available in 2021.
Here are the 10 best games of the 2021 selection:
PUBG mobile is the smartphone version of the famous PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. As a reminder, this is a battle royale type game where you have to be the last survivor to win. Available since March 2018, Initially, it is thus necessary to loot weapons, care and gasoline before leaving to the attack of its adversaries. It is possible to play solo or in teams of two to four people.
The Sims Mobile
The Sims and smartphones, it’s a long story. Electronic Arts’ flagship management license returned with a new copy in 2018. The Sims Mobile has been much better received than the previous episodes thanks to a more generous content without having to pay for it.
The Faster Than Light-inspired strategy game has been available on Android and tablets since summer 2020. Crying Suns puts you in the shoes of a commander of a fleet of spaceships. The gameplay features turn-based ship battles and space exploration in a randomly generated universe. If you want to know more, you can check out the trailer below to see the gameplay and art style.
Call of Duty Mobile
Call of Duty Mobile is so popular that it’s hard not to put it in this selection of the best free Android games. The game has both a normal FPS online PvP mode and a 100 player Battle Royale mode. In addition, there is a surprising amount to do.
The title offers a particularly complete experience for a mobile game, in addition to a short and efficient matchmaking system that makes it ideal for a quick game. Several game modes are available: death match, Battle Royale (like Blackout from Black Ops 4), domination, etc. Equipment is also easily customizable and microtransactions are purely cosmetic.
If you like the genre, there’s no excuse not to have it on your Android smartphone. Since April 21, Fortnite is finally available on the Play Store. There’s no longer a need to go through Epic Games’ specific launcher and suffer through all the security alerts. A battle royale with a building mechanic.
Pocket Camp – In Animal Crossing, you’re free to organize your space as you see fit and make friends with whoever you want: it’s a Nintendo-style life simulator that’s as relaxing as it is time-consuming! The goal this time is to customize your campsite with items and furniture, socialize with other villagers (anthropomorphic animals) and complete daily quests. You will also have to collect resources to get random rewards.
Mario Kart Tour
The fourth mobile version of Nintendo’s catalogue, after Animal Crossing, Super Mario Run and Dr. Seuss, is now available. Mario World, Mario Kart Tour was perhaps also the most anticipated. The phenomenal success of this zany racing series where banana peels and turtle shells follow controlled skids and turbo starts is no longer in question. Transposed to the reduced screen of a smartphone, it fortunately retains all its flavor. You manipulate your kart with one finger, dosing the skids and using the springboards or throwing all the emblematic weapons of the saga. A treat, after some time of adaptation!
A very successful transposition of the cult kart game, Mario Kart Tour is beautifully produced. You’ll quickly get the feel of a console game, with smart handling adapted to a smartphone screen. The selection of races is particularly wide, with some new tracks and the most popular races from previous versions.
Dawn of Titans
A strategy game developed by Zynga (Farmville) in which you will have to manage your city, and face other players during epic battles. In a classic way, in Dawn of Titans you will have to build your kingdom by supervising resources and buildings necessary to develop troops and special skills.
The most interesting part of Dawn of Titans is probably the battles against other players. After recruiting and training your troops, you can assault your neighbors in battles where strategy is key. Selecting the right troops, placing them correctly and assigning them targets will often be the key to victory.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Are you looking for a great arcade-style racing game, and a free one at that? Asphalt 9: Legends is just that. Published by Gameloft and winner of a dozen awards and accolades, Asphalt 9: Legends offers a wide selection of game modes, tracks, vehicles and customizations with. It’s also a visually stunning game with detailed landscapes and neat effects.
Several driving modes are available. For quick access, the car can drive itself and the player only has to manage the skids, the use of the nitro and the right trajectory to take. For a more complete experience, we prefer to put everything in manual. To collect nitro, you can, for example, blow up opponents like Burnout, perform beautiful tricks or skids well controlled or collect tanks that are lying around on the circuit.
Genshin Impact is an open-world RPG that was a runaway success on mobile, with 14 million downloads within four days of its release in late September. The game is therefore an open world very inspired by Zelda. Some even talk about a clone, even though the game also emphasizes Japanese tones with its manga characters. We find some gacha mechanics.
But it’s mostly a visual slap in the face on a smartphone. The game is sublime and really makes you want to get lost in the open world while being rocked by a soundtrack not so original but that transports you. The title is very resource-intensive but if you have the technical specifications for it, the graphics are worth it, especially in 60 FPS.