Internet is flooded with online games, but finding the right fit for you can be a daunting task. In this article, we made sure there is something for everyone. Listing some of the top picks for online games to download onto your smart device.
Among all the forms of entertainment, online gaming is stealing the show and is growing at lightning speed. There are over 2.5 billion (and counting) active gamers around the world. Due to the soaring popularity of gaming, many online gaming companies launch new and unique games every month. While there are some that become super hit while others fail to please the crowd.
Below are some of the most famous and nostalgic board games that will suit every mood. So sit back and glance over the board games below that will demand players to apply strategy, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking to keep the mind sharp and improve cognitive abilities.
Cost: Available to download for free, but there are paid in-app products.
Platforms: Android and iOS
Sky: Children of the Light is an aesthetically pleasing game that can be played on both Android and iOS devices. The game was released in 2019 and has been developed by Thatgamecompany, which also created 2013’s award winning game journey. The game is designed for people of all ages and offers a relaxing experience. You play a child-like angel and light up a dormant planet. You have to travel through open skies, cloud banks, and mountains using your wings.
The graphics of the game are stunningly beautiful, and the gameplay is simple and straightforward.
Sky: Children of the Light has simple game controls. Use the left screen for moving the character. For looking around in the universe, you need to drag or swipe the right screen. To make the character jump, just tap a button with a star. If you keep holding it, your character can perform a flight.
Throughout the game, the player has to travel a planet using a pair of wings. You have to visit 7 different realms and every level has a different theme. Then there are spirits that will cross paths with you. They will provide you with some useful items and currency. As the game progresses, you will also come across lost stars that provide winged light. If you collect a high number of winged lights, your cape level will increase and you will be able to fly to a maximum extent.
Genre: Puzzle/Strategy game
Cost: Available to download for free, but there are a few in-app products that are available from Rs. 90 to Rs. 190 per item.
Platforms: Android and iOS
If you are a puzzle game lover, you will definitely love Maze Machina. Released in January 2020, this game is a single-player swiping puzzler. You will be playing a tiny hero who is trapped by an enemy called Automatron. You have to utilize various tools and tricks to escape and overcome the dangers throughout the game. Engaging in a conflict will cause you more trouble. Instead, you must use your mind and make clever moves to escape the trap.
Maze Machina is a one-of-a-kind puzzle game where the entire game takes place on a tile-based item system. You can utilize infinite combinations of attacks, defenses and utility moves in the game. Some common features of the game include swipe gameplay, 5 game modes, short game sessions of 5 or 10 minutes, and leaderboards.
The objective of Maze Machina is to find the key and exit the trap quickly. In order to achieve the objective, you have to use various items and tools. The game has a time-based system that can be used to attack the enemy. For example, if you are standing on a dagger tile, you can use it to kill your enemy. So remember that your position plays a very important role in the game. Another thing that you should take care of is the movement. Swipe in any of the four directions and the figures that can move will follow the directions.
On the other hand, the immovable items will make use of an item on the tile. There are only a few enemies at the initial levels of the game. However, when you progress to higher levels, there are at least 5 enemies and they can be very dangerous. There is an energy system and every move will cost you stamina and some cheese. In the game, you will come across a term called ‘Elegance Forever,’ which means using very few moves and repositioning effects instead of engaging in a war.
Unlike other games, Maze Machina expects you to find the solution in the most unique way possible.
Genre: Card Game
Developer: Junglee Games India Private Limited is the developer and publisher of Junglee Rummy. Released in 2012, it is the company’s flagship product and one of the most popular online rummy apps in India. The app offers a variety of rummy tournaments where prizes can be worth lakhs or even crores. Another popular game offered by Junglee Games is Howzat.
Cost: You can download the rummy app for free. To play cash games and tournaments and win real money, you can make a minimum deposit of Rs. 25.
Platforms: Android, iOS and Web
rummy and uses highly appealing graphics, smart, intuitive controls, and groundbreaking technology. But that’s not all. Unlike the games described earlier, you can play rummy and win real cash on Junglee Rummy. Moreover, the game has impressive tournaments and leaderboards where you can compete with thousands of players for huge cash prizes and other merchandise.
The play of Junglee Rummy is just like that of real-world rummy. There are two-player tables and six-player tables available on the platform. You have to pay an entry fee to play a cash game or tournament. Depending on the number of players, one or two decks of cards (including Jokers) are used. Each player is dealt 13 cards, and they have to match cards in order to create sequences and sets. The player who manages to arrange all the cards first is the winner of the game. Now let us understand how cards are arranged.
Sequence: When three or more consecutive cards of the same suit are grouped together, it is a sequence. It is called a pure sequence if no Joker is included. Examples: 7♥-8 ♥-9♥; A♠-2♠-3♠.
At least two sequences, of which at least one must be a pure sequence, are required for a valid declaration.
When a Joker is used to complete a sequence, it is an impure sequence. Examples: 4♣-5♣-8♥ (wild Joker), Q♦-K ♦-PJ.
Set: Three or four cards of the same rank form a set. A Joker can also be included in a set. Examples: 3♦-3♣-3♥; A ♠-A♣-A♦-A♥; 9♦-9♣-PJ.
After melding your cards, discard the last card and click on the “Finish” button to declare your cards. For a valid declaration, the overall point score must be zero. In case of an invalid declaration, there will be a penalty of 80 points in a points rummy game. The value of each card is as follows:
|Face cards (Ks, Qs, Js) and A’s||10 points each|
|Numbered cards (2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s)||Same as the face value|
|Jokers||Zero points each|
Genre: Kart Racing Game
Developer: Nexon (Korean-Japanese gaming company) online role-playing game (MMORPG). Over the years, they have developed over 80 games that are still live and operated in almost 190 countries around the world.
Cost: It’s absolutely free to download, but there are some in-app purchases that range from Rs. 79 to Rs. 6900.
Platforms: Android, iOS and Web
As you know, kart-racing games are enjoyed worldwide and Nexon revolutionized the game genre by creating an out-of-the-box game called KartRider. Now they are back with their yet another kart-racing game called KartRider Rush+, which is an advanced version of its predecessor, KartRider. This game is a free-to-play multiplayer online racing game that can be played in teams or solo. The best part of this game is that it features a wide range of game modes and features that can be a little overwhelming for the players.
KartRider Rush+ was released in May 2020 and even before its release, the game had over 3 million pre-downloads.
KartRider Rush+ is just like any other kart-racing game. The game features a variety of characters that shoot and destroy other players on the track. There are amazing game modes like Time Trials, Speed Races, Item Races and Relay Races that are suitable for playing against an opponent. All of these features make the game fun and entertaining to play.
You will take up the role of one of the characters in the game and you have to navigate through the racing track and beat others by crossing the finish line first. Throughout the game, you will be automatically accelerating. So that shifts focus to the other areas of the game, including turning, drifting and utilizing items. You have to use different controls and directional buttons to drift and traverse through stiff bends and corners. While touch controls might play against you during a kart racing game, KartRider developers have effectively used the on-screen buttons in the best way possible.
While playing the game, you have to focus on drifting. For performing this action, hold the drift button present on the screen and drag it in a direction to move through the corner. When you have crossed the turn, just release the button or straighten up. It also enables you to generate a boost. When you generate a boost and turn it into a drift, you will be able to refill it quickly and play the game at a very high speed.
Genre: Tower Defense/Strategy
Cost: The game can be downloaded for free, but you have to invest in getting in-app products that will help you advance in the game.
Platforms: Android, iOS and Web
With 20 million downloads from the App Store alone, Plants Vs. Zombies 2 is the popular sequel to the game that goes by the same name. This free-to-play game was released in 2013 and became a worldwide phenomenon among strategy and tower defense game lovers. As the name suggests, the plot of the game puts garden plants and zombies against each other. You have to place a few items on the board, including spitting peas, jalapeno peppers and what not, to prevent zombies from attacking you and eating your brain. In this version, you will get to time-travel to ancient worlds like Pirate Seas, Ancient Egypt and Wild West.
Throughout the game, you have to use different strategies to defeat the zombies. You will get to create an army of plants and use plant food to protect your brain.
The gameplay is simple. You have to travel to different times using a time machine called Penny. You and your neighbor Crazy Dave will travel together to find Dave’s taco. You have to constantly engage in conflicts with your enemy, Dr. Zomboss, the antagonist in the previous version.
The sequel to Plants Vs. Zombies have introduced a variety of powerful abilities, including PlantFood, which allows a plant to increase its power in different amounts of time. After having PlantFood, every plant gains some characteristics that will work in your favor in the game. You can also power up your plants by using Seed Packets. These items are useful for enhancing power permanently. You can increase attacks, double the defenses and speed up the planting time.
Also, an optional tutorial sheds light on the gameplay and basic controls. The tutorial takes place in front of your house. Then you have to travel to Ancient Egypt and win World Keys by playing and completing Day 6. This will unlock a series of different worlds like Jurrasic Marsh, Lost City and Pirate Seas. You can also challenge other players in the arena and beat them to secure the top position on the leaderboard.
Developer: PlayDots is the developer and publisher of this game. The game is praised for its simple design. It has also received two awards: People's Voice Award for Puzzle and People’s Voice for Best Game.
Cost: There is no cost of downloading. But a few in-app advanced features will encourage you to make in-app purchases.
Platforms: Android and iOS
With over 10 million downloads from the Play Store, Two Dots is a hit sequel to the 2013 popular puzzle game called Dots. The game is simple and offers a relaxing experience to all the players. The game was launched in May 2014 for iOS devices and in November 2014 for Android devices. The app is free to download, and a few in-app purchases can be used to buy extra life or power-ups. The game is divided into different worlds, each with its own themes on the menu screen.
The objective of Two Dots is simple. You have to clear a certain number of colored dots in the given number of moves. If you fail to achieve the objective, you will lose a life.
You will see a series of colored dots on the screen. When the game begins, you have to connect two or more same-colored dots and clear the screen. You can also create a square to clear those particular colored dots from the screen. One of the features of the game includes shuffling. If there are no moves available and no two dots of the same color in close proximity, the board reshuffles the dots automatically.
You will earn stars at every level by gathering the points earned from clearing the dots. Also, every day, you will get five lives to play any number of levels in the game. If you fail to complete a level, you will lose a life. After exhausting all the lives, you have to wait for 20 minutes to regenerate the life. You can check your ratings and progress made during the game at the bottom of the screen. It keeps encouraging you all the time by prompting congratulatory messages and some useful tips on the screen when you complete a level.
Developer: NetEase Games
Cost: Available to download for free, but there are in-app products that cost you a few bucks.
Platforms: Android, iOS and Web
If leaving the planet in search of other star systems and planets has always been your dream, Eve Echoes is the go-to game for you. This sci-fi mobile multiplayer online role-playing game was released in August 2020 and has already been downloaded over a million times from the Play Store. The game is virtually limitless, with never-ending things to do. We mean, when you are in space, boundaries hold no meaning, do they?
Even Echoes is a one of a kind sci-fi game that keeps you hooked till the end of the game. It is a sequel to Echoes Online and certainly outshines various departments. The game requires you to engage in battles but before that, you have to send a memo to your team and perform a risk assessment, buy insurance and find a calendar slot that will be feasible for everyone. You can also engage in other tasks like piracy, industrial manufacture, trade, and resource harvesting. Along with this, the game is more in place than its predecessor, as there is a lot of scope for learning during the game.
In this game, you will be journeying the space as a capsuleer. You will get to choose one of the four different factions that have their own starting point, reputation, and galactic relationships. The gameplay is a bit tough. However, there is an elaborate tutorial that explains everything about the game. So do not skip the tutorial at any cost. Tutorials will provide you with an edge in the game and allow you to select your development path in the game wisely.
Developer: Rovio Entertainment
Cost: Available to download and play for free but there are some in-app purchases
Platforms: Android, iOS, and Web
With over 100 million downloads from the Play Store alone, Angry Birds 2 has broken all the records and entered the list of the world's most popular puzzle games. It is the twelfth game in the Angry Birds series and a sequel to the Angry Birds mobile game. Released in July 2015, this bird-flinging and pig-popping game has the highest ratings on the Play Store. Due to its immense popularity, the game was adapted into a movie that goes by the same name.
The antagonists in the game are the green pigs, and you have to defeat them by launching birds or objects. You can select a bird of your choice and launch them to the enemies. This feature was absent from the prequel, but now you have the advantage to form strategies to beat the pigs. You can increase your score by destroying other objects in the field along with the pigs. Also, if you upgrade the slingshot, your score will be multiplied. You can also power up the birds by gaining the feathers of a respective bird, and the slingshot can be leveled up by getting a hat set.
There is a Destruct-o-meter in the game that gets filled up during the game. When it gets full, you will get a random card. Only three cards can be displayed at a time, and the rest will be in the deck. You will get five lives; if you use all the cards in the game, you will lose one life. After exhausting all the lives, you must use the gems, wait for 30 minutes or watch an advertisement to get new lives again. At every level, there are numerous waves of pigs that advance through different structures. The King Pigs will also appear on some levels, and in order to defeat them, you will have to deplete their health bars.
Genre: Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)
Cost: You can download the game for free. In-app purchases will cost you from Rs. 89 to Rs. 8900.
Platforms: Android and iOS
Released in December 2018, Brawl Stars is one of the most successful games developed by Supercell. Currently, the game has over 100 million downloads and over 4.3 stars on the Google Play Store. As the name suggests, Brawl Stars is a mobile online battle arena game available for free for both iOS and Android devices. It is a third-person hero shooter game where you have to play against your opponents or AI opponents in different game modes. You can choose from a variety of characters called Brawlers. The Brawlers are not easily available in the game. You must play and unlock them with items like Brawl Pass, Trophy Road, Boxes, or in-app purchases.
Brawl Stars is a MOBA game where you will be playing one of the characters, known as a brawler. The objective of the game is to attack other opponent brawlers and defeat them by reducing their health. You can choose from the list of 41 brawlers in the following categories: Common, Rare, Super Rare, Epic, Mythic, Legendary, and Chromatic. Every character possesses distinctive characteristics like attack, health, and super. They have two star powers that could enhance their particular characteristics. Super is a special attack that is achieved by attacking your opponents. After using it, the charge meter will reset.
The game shop has a variety of items, including new brawlers, skins, token doublers, and coins. You can also get rewards from the trophy road by winning matches. Brawl boxes are loot chests that can be found while playing a match or can be obtained from the brawl tokens or through in-app purchases.
Genre: First-person Shooter
Developer: Critical Force Entertainment Limited
Cost: Available to download for free, but there are paid in-app products
Platforms: Android and iOS
Critical Ops: Reloaded is the latest version of Critical Ops, which was released in 2015. The game is available for both Android and iOS devices and was released in 2020. It is a multiplayer first-person shooter game, quite like the Counter-Strike series. The game features superfast combats between terrorists and anti-terrorists. Each team has to work together to achieve certain objectives in the game. Like any FPS game, you must utilize multiple weapons like rifles and grenades to attack your enemies.
The play depends on the game mode that you choose from the different options. If you enter a death match, you have to shoot as many enemies as possible in the given period of time. All the players will be playing on a random map. You need to select guns and gear to shoot your opponents. Here are some of the game modes available in Critical Ops: Reloaded.
Defuse: You will either plant or defuse a time bomb. The match lasts for 2 minutes only, and you will need to manage the cash that can be used to buy the gear.
Ranked Match: It is similar to the Defuse mode but the players will be ranked on the basis of their performance.
Domination: In this mode, you need to achieve the game objective: reach 200 points to win.
Gun Game: To win in this mode, you must shoot as many players as possible.
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Yes, Kart Rider Rush+ is absolutely free to download and play. But, there are a few in-app purchases that cost you between ₹79 to ₹6900.
2 Dots is a popular puzzle game and it is very easy to play. You can find all the information about the game including how to play in the 2 Dots section.
As of now, Brawl Stars has not been banned in India. Players can download the game on their smartphones and start playing.
Top puzzle games include Maze Machina, The Room series, Mini Metros, Monument Valley and many more. You can download these games on your preferred devices and start playing.
You can download a game on your android device for free. Simply open the Play Store on your device and search any game you wish to play. Click on the ‘Install’ to download the game for free.
So if you have been struggling to choose, from hundreds of thousands of games out there, a game that will provide you with quality entertainment, why don’t you try one from our list of best games to download? Go ahead and enjoy gaming!