Looking for some great new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that’s the case, you might be pleased to hear that several titles that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.
This time around, we’ve also included three games that are still paid but have received big discounts. Each of them is in the top 10 of their respective game category on the Play Store, so you might want to consider buying one at this reduced price you have a dollar or two to spare.
This collection features several different genres, so we’ve made sure to include a video (where available), gameplay image, and a description below each title in order to aid you in the selection process.
Also, make sure to check out the end of sale times for each game below the respective download link. At the time of writing (November 21st), some of these titles only have a few days left in their sale period, so it’s advisable to download anything that you like fast. Without further ado, let’s see what’s on the list!
Discounted and free premium Android games
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Discounted and free premium Android games
1. Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition
Price: $0.99 (80% off); #2 Top paid adventure Rating: 4.4/5; Sale ends in: 7 days | Purchase
Don’t Starve is easily one of the most recognizable games of the last few years. Made by Canadian indie company Klei Entertainment, Don’t Starve puts the player in the role of a scientist named Wilson who is stranded in a dark, dreary world full of strange and dangerous creatures.
Your role is to simply survive for as long as you can by maintaining your health and sanity levels high while also keeping your hunger in check. The game features extremely pleasing graphics and audio, very refined resource & crafting systems, and various different playable characters.
2. Monument Valley
Price: $1.29 (66% off); #3 Top paid puzzle Rating: 4.7/5; Sale ends in: 7 days | Purchase
Words cannot properly describe Monument Valley’s greatness. It is still one of the most aesthetically pleasing and polished games to ever grace the mobile space, despite being released over three years ago.
In this isometric puzzle game, you play as a silent princess called Ida. In her quest for forgiveness, Princess Ida has to journey through ten levels filled with mazes of optical illusions and impossible objects. In order to get through these stages, the player has to interact with various objects and rotate the perspective of the level.
Perhaps the only downside of Monument Valley is its short length. However, at this price, we would certainly recommend it as a great buy.
3. Mini Metro
Price: $0.99 (80% off); #7 Top paid puzzle Rating: 4.8/5; Sale ends in: 7 days | Purchase
Mini Metro is a game with incredibly clean graphics and a lot of depth. It’s all about designing a subway map for a burgeoning city.
Draw lines between stations and get your trains running. Stations are represented by differently shaped nodes are procedurally generated. The levels are based on real cities such as New York, Osaka, Melbourne, and so on. The soundtrack of the game is also noteworthy. It generates sounds based on player actions and transit network, making each of your playthroughs feel different.
GET HER BACK is one of those action/platformer titles that try to emulate classic console games. Gameplaywise, it reminds us of Contra which was released by Konami in 1987 for the NES.
In a nutshell, the player has to jump around while avoiding the various projectiles and death traps. Of course, there are also many different spooky creatures trying to get you, but luckily, you can mow them down with a machine gun. Our only pet peeve with this title is that the “blood” graphics take up too much of the screen.
CELL 13 is a “physics puzzle” title, featuring 13 big levels and over 65 unique puzzles. If you’ve ever got the chance to play Portal 2, this game feels a lot like it, although the action plays out from a different perspective.
Use crates, balls, glass, elevators, laser bridges, and portals to navigate through the levels. Individually, these objects may not be useful, but when used together with your creativity, you may find a solution to escape the cells.
At number 6, we have another mind-bending puzzler. Project Alnilam is one of those abstract puzzle games full of different geometric shapes. Your goal is to get the green items to the exit (a green square on the ground). All objects move at the same time, but they have a different behavior, meaning that you’ll have to put your thinking hat on before making a move.
Project Alnilam features 30 levels and becomes quite challenging as you progress, but it certainly can be a great choice if you have some patience.
Those of you looking to attain some basic music reading skills will appreciate Note Fighter. It’s a bit like Guitar Hero, but with a lot more buttons to press.
The player is presented with a piano keyboard and has to play one of the 12 tunes included in the game. There are a total of 6 instruments to choose from and three difficulty modes to keep you challenged.
Minesweeper is yet another nostalgia-inducing game that made its way on our list. Due to its Tetris-like popularity, it feels a bit awkward trying to explain the rules of the game. Still, we suspect that some late millennials might not be aware of its existence, so let’s give it a shot!
The objective of Minesweeper is to clear a rectangular board containing hidden “mines” or bombs without uncovering and detonating any of them. If you see a number popping up on a revealed square, the digit is a representation of the number of mines that are present next to this square. A level is finished once all mines are flagged and no uncovered squares are left on the board.
AngL is a very minimalistic puzzle game. The goal is simple – each level contains a bunch of balls that must reach the diamonds. The player has to use the various different triangles to change the angle and travel path of the ball in order for it to get to the endpoint.
If you love platformers that take you back to the good old times, Reed will certainly not disappoint. In Reed, you take the role of a tiny creature that has been created by an old supercomputer. Your creator is about to die as he has lost his magical cubes (yeah, we know), and your only hope of survival is to find them and bring everything back together.
This is a fairly standard platformer, as you are required to jump over various obstacles to reach the next stage. Some of the levels are quite challenging, which will certainly appeal to hardcore gamers. In any case, we’re sure that the lovely pixel art and retro soundtrack of Reed will hit you right in the nostalgia gland.