Technology has become an indispensable part of modern life. It is difficult to imagine even a day without one’s mobile phone, whether for work, personal communication, or entertainment, or recreational purposes. Mobile phones, being highly versatile gadgets, have enabled people across all age groups and walks of life to play games anywhere and anytime. It has been well documented that gaming helps to uplift one’s mood, enhance one’s brain function, boost one’s analytical and problem-solving skills, and bring people closer to each other. For people having mobile phones that run on the Android operating system, there is an enticing range of choices about games available to play. From diverse genres to varying levels of complexity and challenge, there is at least something for every preference. This blog looks at some of the most well-liked Android games available today.
Ludo is one of the most popularly played board games, being enjoyed by the young and the old alike in numerous countries across the world. The game derives its name from the Latin word ‘ludo’ which translates to ‘I play’, and is a timeless classic. Ludo’s origins go back to the ancient Indian game of ‘Pachisi’, and can be played between two to four players. To play Ludo, one needs to download Ludo app to get started. In this game, players have to race their respective colored tokens from the starting point to the finishing point, on the basis of dice rolls. The game’s objective is to get all the tokens to the finishing point before one’s opponents can.
Minecraft is a game that practically anyone with an interest in gaming knows about. Credited as one of the greatest videogames of all time, Minecraft is the most flexible and versatile game that one can play today. Minecraft was developed by Mojang and is set in a three-dimensional world that consists of blocks and infinite terrain where players can not only extract raw materials but also grow crops, rear animals and build a variety of structures. Players are also able to craft tools and a host of other objects and perform an almost limitless range of activities. Minecraft has no levels or fixed objectives, except to build, explore and survive. Players also interact with several block-like creatures and mobs and can play in cooperation or in competition with other players.
3. Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact is an open-world action role playing game that was developed by miHoYo. The game features a fantasy open-world environment and its gameplay consists of an action-based battle system that makes use of elemental magic and character switching. Players are also able to use in-game currency for purchasing virtual items which they can use in the course of the game. Genshin Impact was listed as one of the best games of 2020, and it earned more than $393 million in revenue within two months after the game was launched.
4. Pokemon Go
In 2016, Pokemon Go had taken the mobile gaming world by storm, and it had quickly become one of the best Android games of all time. Pokemon Go requires players to walk around the real world to catch Pokemon, perform and successfully complete missions, engage in battles with other trainers, and drop by Pokestops to replenish one’s stock of items. Pokemon Go managed to break records as one of the most engaging mobile phone games, and even though many people think the game has lost its hype today, it still has a large and highly active player base to this day. In recent times, the game has received updates and its latest version comes with newer features, such as an augmented reality (AR) camera mode, and several new Pokemon, among others.
Card games have been in demand since time immemorial and the advent of modern technology has made it possible for people to play card games anytime and anywhere. Rummy is one of the most sought-after card games around the world and its virtual version commands just as strong a following. There are several local and regional variations of rummy played by communities in different countries. However, the general format of the game remains the same across all variants. Playing rummy requires players to form valid combinations of cards, which are called ‘melds’, and this is done through the process of picking and discarding cards. The melds may either be consecutive cards of the same suit (called ‘runs’) or they may be a combination of cards of different suits belonging to the same rank (called ‘sets’).
6. Call of Duty Mobile
Call of Duty is one of the popular first-person shooter games in the history of gaming. Call of Duty Mobile is its mobile version. Developed by TiMi Studios and published by Activision and Garena, the game has securely found its place amid the most well-loved games of all time. Just like its other variants, the gameplay of Call of Duty Mobile follows a battle royale format, and this version features maps, modes, characters, and weapons from across the entire Call of Duty game franchise. The sheer variety of options one can play with as well as the immersive experience the game offers, even in its mobile version, have made it a game like no other. The popularity of Call of Duty Mobile has inspired the organization of the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2020. These are just some of the innumerable games one can play on Android devices. With so much more on offer, one can look forward to hours of enjoyment!