It's 2012 already and the impact Android had on the overall mobile eco system in the year 2011 was nothing short of spectacular. Nearly 700,000 Android activations are happening everyday(which doesn't include Amazon, Nook tablets apparently) and Android Market is teeming with some 400,000 applications. I have never been a good PC gamer of sorts, but I'm really enjoying many Android games. Here are my favorite 10 Android games for 2011.
If you think Angry Birds is the most addictive game for Android, think again. Where's My Water by Disney is astonishingly simple and incredibly addictive game for Android that works on devices of all shapes and sizes. To put things in perspective, I have never ever played a game in my Android so passionately. Where's My Water is a lot fun. Period. And there is this Where's My Water free version to experience this little gem first hand.
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD is unequivocally my favorite Android racing game to date. It's a lot of fun and visualizations are brilliant. The only downside is that, this game is pretty heavy(some 700MB download) and might not work properly in lower end Android devices. Well, that is quite understandable too given the kind of visual effects this pretty game has got. And it works darn good in my Android 2.3.3 powered, dual core, Galaxy S2.
If you are a regular here, you probably know how much I like this game, long before it even debuted on Android platform. World of Goo is creative little game for young and adults alike. World of Goo for Android was released only recently and it became an instant hit. It is rated 4.9 in Android Market, which alone speaks volumes about the quality of this cute little game for Android. World of Good Demo available.
Great Little War Game(GLWG) is a 3D turn-based strategy game for Android with a unique comical style animations and characters. Very addictive and sometimes a little bit frustrating too since its not really an easy game to play and win. Highly recommended.
Yet another masterpiece from Disney. Like Where's My Water, Puffle Launch is an entirely new game and you won't be able to find anything even closely similar to this in the Android Market, which is quite a rare phenomenon. This is my second most favorite game from Disney and I play it almost every day. No free demo version available though.
Reckless Getaway is one of a kind. Even though not as eyecandy as Asphalt 6 racing game, Reckless Getaway is just as fun to play, especially the chapter where you get the truck to play. Reckless Getaway is not a racing game per se. It is more about tackling incoming vehicles and cop cars. Controls are very accurate and the game never hangs or lags at all.
Unlike the other games featured here, Heavy Gunner 3D is not a highly rated game in the Android Market. But I found this game worth every penny. One thing that really stands out is its dark sound score. I feel a bit exhausted every time I play this game, not because of any inadequacies of the game but because of the fact that this is a pretty engaging game that demands your full attention. Totally worth it.
Flick Golf is perhaps the most addictive Golf game I have played in my Android. It is not very sophisticated n' all, but a neatly implemented, lightweight game. This is definitely going to kill a lot of time for you. Game itself is non-free and no demo version is available.
Don't get fooled by the apparent simplicity of Train Conductor 2: USA game for Android. This is a solid game with an excellent game play that will test your multitasking capabilities to the core. Must have. Free demo version called Train Conductor 2 Lite also available.
Dead Space is a newcomer to Android Market and it is already creating ripples. I have just started playing it and I have to say this looks like one of the most polished games I have ever played on Android. Very resource hungry and battery hog, but that is expected from a heavy game like this. If nothing else, animations and effects alone are a treat to watch. But before buying, read a lot of reviews and make sure that Dead Space works properly in your device.
If you thought Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD was the only good game by Gameloft, then you are wrong. 9mm HD is their best game to date in my opinion. As with every other Gameloft game, 9mmHD is also pretty resource hungry and it also requires more than 1GB of download initially. But with all that graphics and effects, 9mmHD totally worth that price.
15 best games for Android. Thanks for reading.