Top 20 Best Casual Games for Android
The long awaited list of top 20 casual games for Android is finally here! If you are expecting just another run-of-the-mill “top something” list, you are wrong. We bring you new, unique, and absolutely must-play casual games that are often ignored by mainstream media. Experience something different and see that even less known games can be great fun.
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.yellowmonkeystudios.socioball]
Socioball is a lovely minimalistic puzzle game with easy to learn gameplay mechanics and long hours of fun thanks to the built-in level editor. It utilizes twitter for sharing and downloading new puzzles and inviting friends to try out new creations.
In our opinion, casual games should provide a long gameplay time and entertaining even when you have just 5 minutes to play. Socioball scores 10/10 in all these aspects. If you are after a fun game that can keep coming back to – you don’t need to look any further than this (but please do, we have more awesome games for you).
Sword Of Xolan
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.Alper.SwordOfXolan]
Something tells me that Sword Of Xolan won’t be the last pixel art game on our list. And we don’t mind. It looks great and its gameplay is excellent. In its essence, Sword Of Xolan is an action platformer game when you take a role of a brave warrior on his quest for justice.
Your journey will take place in 30 levels and includes 9 time-based challenge levels with 3 bosses. Add into this mix a great soundtrack, achievements, and controller support and you have a game that’s worth playing.
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.spungegames.cartoonsurvivor]
Cartoon Survivor is a take on popular games like Temple Run and Crossy Road. Running from bottom to top is so 2014… running from left to right was at its peak during the Nintendo era, which means that the only sensible option is to run diagonally. As a dodo. Yep, the game has a crazy fun premise and is aware of genre tropes. It’s available for free with in-app purchases.
The Path To Luma
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.NRG.PathToLuma]
Powered by NRG, The Path to Luma is a free adventure puzzle game with no ads or in-app purchases. You play as SAM, an android sent by the Chroma civilization to save the abandoned planets of their galaxy, and fulfill a quest to harness the power of clean energy. During your adventure, you get to explore 20 stunning worlds and solve mind-bending puzzles in a uniquely immersive gaming experience. From frozen planets encased in ice and snow to massive geode planets dotted with colored crystallizations, The Path to Luma is a stunning experience for games of all ages.
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.AnionSoftware.ApocalypseRunner]
Apocalypse Runner is a great representation of the endless runner genre of games. It has a very similar style to Limbo. You will feel the dead lurking close behind your back as you do whatever you can to run along rocky platforms, overcome obstacles, collect bonuses, earn points, and simply try to survive.
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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.activision.gw3.dimensions]
Geometry Wars was originally a minigame created by Bizarre Creations as part of Project Gotham Racing 2 for the Xbox. Due to its popularity, it was shortly after released on Xbox 360 and Windows as Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved.
As the title suggest, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a third instalment in this entertaining series. Fans of the series will be pleased to know that there is much more of what made the previous episodes so fun. You can play over 100 different levels on 15 3D grids and 12 battle modes. Take out your Bluetooth controllers and get ready for some action – Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved is worth every penny.
Down The Mountain
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.umbrella.downthemountain]
In Down The Mountain, your goal is to descend an endless mountain, avoid enemies, and grab as many power-ups as you can – you will really need them.
The game definitely does what it can to entice players with pretty visuals and nice atmosphere. We must say that it succeeds. While the gameplay is hardly revolutionary, we constantly find ourselves coming back for more. And that’s what good casual games should be all about.
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.ketchapp.escape]
After Apocalypse Runner, Escape is yet another game that strongly borrows its aesthetic style from Limbo. This time, however, you control a little space ship with a simple “touch and fly higher” mechanics. Your goal is to fly through a dangerous obstacle-filled path in order to get in time to safety.
If you like tapping, you may also enjoy so-called “tap games“.
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.foliagegames.flats]
Flats is a multiplayer and singleplayer cross-platform FPS with many modes and totally unique graphic style that looks unlike anything you normally see on Android. Multiplayer modes include deathmatch, team deathmatch, territories, capture the flag, and blow up the base. Their names are self-explanatory.
This game supports Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, together with controllers and Android TV. The best thing is that you don’t even have to sign up to play the multiplayer portion of the game. Just download and jump right into action.
Groove Coaster 2
[appbox googleplay screenshots jp.co.taito.groovecoasterzero]
The award-winning Groove Coaster brings a unique gameplay that has received multiple awards from all over the world. The game has been upgraded with the new Original Style where you can use your surroundings as instruments to play the game. In this game, you have to tap in sync with music to blast through a mesmerizing roller coaster of lights and sounds.
Groove Coaster 2 has been a huge hit in Japan and you can now experience what it’s all about.
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.noodlecake.brickies]
Brickies is a fresh take on the classic breakout game, with fast-paced levels that will leave you thirsty for more action.
Use the paddles to launch the ball and unleash a variety of power-ups upon the brickies, but don’t worry if you miss the ball! In Brickies missing a shot doesn’t mean the game is over, it deactivates the ball until you bounce it again and then you’re back in action!
Explode, shoot and cut your way through over one hundred levels featuring, action, puzzles, and tricky bosses. Unlock new exciting powers as you progress through the levels, beat the timer and collect three stars. Earn achievements and compete for the highest score with your friends.
[appbox googleplay screenshots eu.bandainamcoent.pacman256]
It’s actually hard to decide whether pac-man is a casual or hardcore game at this point. Sure, back in the day it was the epithome of the genre. With its popularity rising to stardom, it has slowly gathered a massive following of serious enthusiasts who would play for hours and even days, trying to get their name right at the top of the leatherboard.
PAC-MAN 256 is a fresh, new take on the classic 8-bit game. It features improved graphics, new power-ups, a super-villain called The Glitch, and even controller and NVIDIA SHIELD support.
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.lp.aeronautical.android]
Gathering Sky is a beautifully rendered emotional experience where you guide a flock of birds on a playful journey across the sky. Don’t expect deep gameplay mechanics or rich story. This game is all about experiencing something new and enriching. It doesn’t take long to complete and it can be enjoyed even by small children. A phablet or tablet are recommended for the maximum enjoyment.
The Line Zen
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.ketchapp.theline2]
The Line Zen is much less zen than it sounds like it would be. You can trust us that after a few dozen minutes of playing this game, you will be running out of patience. This may be in part due to its simple, yet difficult to master nature. You play as a blue dot and your goal is to get through a procedurally generated world while avoiding everything red. If you fail, you start again. The best part of this game is that you will never get tired of what’s coming. There is always something new just around the corner and that’s awesome.
Into The Circle
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.zipzapgames.intothecircle]
Into The Circle is a simple physics game that wants to provide players with a fun, relaxing gameplay mechanics and easy to understand controls. It is very similar to the sport of curling since the main goal is to shoot the ball in the right direction with the right amount of force. The gravity mechanics make everything super interesting, especially considering that there are over 120 missions to complete. Your gaming experience is enriched by custom designed skins that you can collect and use to spice up the looks of the game.
Into The Circle is free with in-app purchases and is highly recommended for everyone who likes physics-based games.
[appbox googleplay screenshots fr.pated.seashine]
Dive now into the abyss, in an endless quest for survival. You are born as a fragile jellyfish, struggling to maintain a fading light in the darkness of the deep ocean caves. Explore this mysterious underworld and absorb all the light you find your way to live a few more seconds. An unlimited experience where each game is unique and you’ll never face the same challenge twice. With intuitive controls designed specifically for touch devices, Seashine is a fun and good-looking game.
Game Dev Story
[appbox googleplay screenshots net.kairosoft.android.gamedev3en]
Game Dev Story is a simulation video game developed and published by Kairosoft for the iOS and Android operating systems. It was first released on October 9, 2010.
Gameplay revolves around the player who takes charge of a video game development company. As the president, the player must guide their employees—ranging from coders to artists—to produce top-quality and high-grossing games as the company grows from a tiny group to a major and well-known developer.
The game was released to positive reviews, with many reviewers focusing on Game Dev Story ‘ s addictive aspects and its witty references to video game pop culture. Definitely one of must-play games on Android.
Angry Birds Star Wars II
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New Angry Birds are here and this time you get to play as the fearsome Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine and many other favorite characters from the movies.
It’s not just about the looks, though. There are improvements to the core gameplay mechanics, including telepods which let you teleport your favorite characters into the game by placing your Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods figures on your device’s camera. You can also level from padawan to master and switch characters in the slingshot at any time.
There are two different versions to choose from – a free one and a paid one. The free version has everything the paid one does, but it is supported with ads.
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.subatomicstudios.fieldrunners2]
Fieldrunners 2 is the tower defense game that has brought the genre to where it is today. You get to build epic mazes out of powerful weapons to defend the world from the invading fieldrunners. There are over 20 new levels span the grassiest fields, driest deserts, sparkling cities, and even an infernal volcano lair.
The basic campaign will take you roughly 20+ hours. After you are done with it, you can take on Time Trial, Sudden Death, and Puzzle maps to face even more challenges and prove that you are a worthy defender.
If you are interested in the tower defense gender, make sure to check out our list of top 10 best tower defense games on Android.
[appbox googleplay screenshots com.namcowireless.flightcontrol]
Flight Control is a game for the iOS, WiiWare, DSiWare, Android, and Windows Phone 7 developed by Firemint and first released for iOS on March 5, 2009. The app was a number one bestseller on the App Store in 19 countries simultaneously on April 6, 2009.
You’re an air traffic controller at an increasingly busy airport; just point and drag aircraft to their landing zones with your mouse or trackpad. Sounds easy? It isn’t! You’ll need nerves of steel and smart strategy to keep the chaos under control. Flight Control HD has been especially redesigned for PC and Mac, with updated graphics and an even tougher new challenge – the Steam exclusive Stunt map where you can increase your score by flying through the gates before landing!
Flight Control HD is insanely addictive – easy to start, but impossible to stop, so get it now and find out what everyone is raving about!