Most people buy a smartphone only if it has the hardware to run graphics intensive games and complex apps. Android smartphones launched these days are equipped with a 4, 6, 8 or 10 core processor. They have 1GB or 2GB RAM. Phones with such configuration can easily handle complex multitasking applications without affecting the user experience.

Google Play Store has a listing of 10000+ games. A game with few or bad ratings should be avoided at all costs as they are launched only for one reason i.e. make money. A game with good ratings is expected to provide high-quality entertainment. They have unobtrusive adverts and in-app purchases. Hence, if you have a phone with decent hardware, you must download and install only the top-rated Android games.

Best free Android games 2017

1Pokemon GO

Pokemon Go was published on the Google Play Store last year. Within few months, it has amassed over 500 million users. Pokemon Go might register a billion downloads by the end of 2017.

Pokemon Go is the most popular Augmented Reality game ever. It is a great game wherein you must roam in your neighborhood to find Pokemons. Once you find a Pokemon, you must throw a Poke Ball at it. If the ball hits the Pokemon, it will be yours.

You must collect as many Pokemon as you can. Pokemons in this game can evolve if you capture Pokemons of the same type. The game allows you to train Pokemons and engage them in gym battles.

Pokemon Go is an addictive free Android game which runs on Android 4.4 devices with 1.5+ GB RAM, GPS, and SIM card slot (for the data connection).

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2Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt Airborne is a car racing game with superb 3D graphics. It enables you to control some of the fastest and most expensive cars on the planet. The tracks and racing environment in this game are in detail.

Asphalt 8 Airborne allows you to participate in arcade style races wherein you can compete with 12 opponents. The game enables you to customize or upgrade the features of your car. It lets users perform death-defying stunts at great speeds. Asphalt Airborn supports multiplayer game mode.

Download Asphalt Airborne

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3Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2 is one of the most downloaded games on the Google play store. In Temple Run, you’ve to play the role of a character that has stolen an idol from the temple. As he has robbed a valuable thing, the character has to escape from the scene.

While escaping, he’ll have to deal with many obstacles in his way. Temple run has clean and beautiful graphics. It has various characters. Initially, you can play the game with only one character. The remaining characters will be unlocked when you make progress in the game.

Temple Run is a smaller game as compared to Asphalt Airborne nonetheless it is fun to play. It is one of the best free Android games.

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4Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers is one of the coolest free Android games. It is the best endless running game for Android. Subway Surfers doesn’t have any mission. All you have to do is dodge the trains that come in your way and collect as many gold coins as you can. What makes SS a challenging game is its leaderboard system. Users playing this game should try to feature in the leaderboard.

Subway Surfers have many characters. As in Temple Run, users are allowed to play with the default character in SS. Once you have accumulated many gold coins, you can unlock the next character. The game has a nice background music and scenes from modern cities like Mumbai, France, etc.

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5Clash of Clans

If you’re a huge fan of strategy games, then this masterpiece from Supercell won’t disappoint you. In Clash Of Clans, you’ve to build your dream village, gather and train troops and compete with millions of other players on the internet.

This game is a massive hit for SuperCell. It has 300+ million players. Clash of Clans runs on Android phone and tablet users. Clash of Clans has many interesting characters and many challenging campaigns.

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6Hay Day

The 2nd SuperCell game on our list, Hay Day is the most popular farming game on the Google Play Store. In this game, you’ve to grow crops and trade them with customers or shops nearby your village. Don’t forget to full fill orders in time so as to earn more gold coins than other players.

Hay Day enables you to drive steamboats and trucks to deliver the goods. You can also build your village and ask users to visit it. Hay Day requires 60 MB of installation space. It supports Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS and its successors.

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7Dead Trigger 2

DT2 is a first-person shooter game wherein you must survive for as many minutes as you can. Dead Trigger provides 30+ different environments. Once you select an environment, you’ll see Zombies hiding or coming in your way. You must use your wit and weapon to kill them.

DT2 enables you to equip your character with up to 50 unique weapons. You can switch weapons if you can’t take down a zombie in one or two shots. The game has nice graphics and 100s of action-packed campaigns. Most important, Dead Trigger 2 is a fun to play and an addictive game.

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8Modern Combat 5

Modern Combat 5 is a first person shooter game with great graphics. The game deploys your character in a battlefield and displays instructions which you must follow.

Users can play Modern Combat 5 in multiplayer mode. They can play the game with one of eight characters. Each character has a different playstyle. You can arm your character with various weapons. Users can upgrade the skills of characters by following the instructions and earning points.

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9Angry Birds 2

The successor to Angry Birds free game offers more than 100 levels of action packed entertainment. Angry Birds 2 has a great background music. In this game, you’ve to play the role of birds destroy the opponents (pigs) with various weapons and spells.

The Angry Birds 2 game runs on phones and tablets with Android 4.1+ OS. It has over 99+ missions. You can play AB2 in solo or multiplayer mode.

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10Multicraft Free Miner

The Multicraft game generates a random world where you must use the available resources and blocks to build structures. It allows you to explore the virtual world. Multicraft gives you the freedom to build the structures at your favorite locations.

You can play Multicraft in various modes. The most challenging mode is the survival mode wherein you must arm your character with weapons and defend your structure from monsters or jealous mobs. The game is versatile as you can build anything from the blocks. Although it has simple texturized graphics, Multicraft is an addictive game. It is a free game like Minecraft for Android.

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Multicraft, Clash of Clans, Subway Surfers, Modern Combat 5, Dead Trigger 2, Hay Day, Temple Run 2, Pokemon GO and Asphalt 8: Airborne are the best free Android games of 2017.

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