Android games have improved immensely, just like Android hardware which has gone through major updates that now allow you to play games with detailed sceneries that look realistic. You will find Android games in full-fledged first-person shooters, RPGs, battle royals.
One of the best handheld gaming device to use is Android smartphones. On the Google play store, you will find a multitude of games to enjoy. If the touch control of your Android smartphone isn’t interesting to you, then using a controller will improve your gaming experience.
Editor’s Top Picks Controllers for Android
Other game controllers you can use are the SteelSeries Stratus Duo and 8bitDo SN30 The SteelSeries Stratus Duo has an ergonomic design and it comes with not just a Bluetooth but also WiFi.Using a ps4 DUALSHOCK controller gives you accurate game precision with unparalleled accuracy. Besides, it comes with revolutionary features like an integrated bar light, touchpad, and built-in speaker that allows you to take your gaming to the next level.
As a child, if you were a big fan of SNEs, this 8bitDo SN30 will give you a nostalgic feeling. Retro lovers will also find it amusing. Apart from its design, it is also very functional with impressive accuracy. Its modern features will improve the quality of your gameplay.
Also, you need to determine if the game you want to play has controller support. These are some of the Android games you can play that has controller support —
If you’re the action-loving arcade kind of gamer, you will definitely enjoy this intense battleground game on your PS4 controller. This is one of those popular games that both kids and adults enjoy playing.
This video game is set in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world. There are several game modes you can choose from. There is Fortnite Battle Royale that involves up to 100 players fighting to be the last person standing, and there is Fortnite creative which gives player’s complete freedom to create battle arena and worlds of their choice.
2. Call of duty: mobile
Gamers that love creating strategies and shooting their way through battlefields will definitely love this game. The goal of the player is to reach the top in the competitive ranked mode or be the winner with the most prizes. In this game, you aren’t just a randomly trained shooter, you are in the military.
There are different play modes — 100 player Battle Royale, battleground, Fast 5v5 team deathmatch, Sniper vs sniper battle.
The 3D graphics and the sound used in this game is thrilling. It’s almost as if you are on a real battlefield, especially when you use upgraded weapons and famous characters.
Voice and text chat is supported for communication and to liven the game.
The concept of the Roblox gameplay is impressive. The game is centered upon the player’s interest and ability to be creative. Its virtual universe allows you to play, create, and be anything you want to be.
This role-playing adventure game lets you compete with rivals worldwide or hang out and chat with friends online, depending on what you want. If you’re feeling trigger-happy you can go around competing with rivals and cementing yourself as the boss in Roblox ever-growing library of worlds. Communicating with friends is a more preferable option if you are feeling relaxed and just want some chit chat.
4. Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9 comes with a top roster of real hypercars from renowned manufacturers like Porsche, Ferrari, W motors, and Lamborghini. If you have a dream car you can also pick it and race with it across spectacular locations against rival speed machines around the world. The goal is to become an Asphalt legend by winning races.
The best part about Asphalt 9 is its meticulously detailed cars, hyper-realistic arcade racing, cool HDR techniques, particle effect, and stunning visual. You will feel like you are in a real blockbuster race movie.
Asphalt 9 has another perk unlike the former Asphalt version; it allows you to create an online community of like-minds so you can collaborate on races.
5. Grand theft auto
This is an action-adventure game series that takes place in fictional locales modeled on cities. In the game, New York City is labeled as Liberty City, Miami as Vice City, and so on.
The game has an interesting storyline. The player has to choose missions so as to progress in the storyline of the game. The mission involves activities like driving, carjacking, third-person shooting. There is also occasional role-playing as well as stealth and racing elements.
There are different protagonists in this game series and their ultimate goal is to rise through the ranks of the criminal underworld. Their motives for this vary based on the game series you are playing. The antagonist in GTA are mostly characters that have betrayed the protagonist or his organization, or they have a role to play in impeding the protagonist’s rise to the top.
A quick search in Google Play Store will bring you a list of all the GTA series available. You can pick anyone you want.
6. GRID Autosport
If you are a lover of challenges, you will love this GRID Autosport. You can compete in drag and street races, endurance, tuner, demolition, touring, drift, and open-wheel. Besides, there are 100 high-performance cars and 100 circuits for you to unleash and use in your races, thereby having new thrilling experiences.
However, GRID Autosport doesn’t work on all kinds of Android phones. Your phone must be Android 9.0 (Pie) or later and it must have 3.9GB of free space.
The following phones are supported — HTC U12+, Huawei Honor 10, Huawei Mate 20, Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, Google Pixel 4, Google Pixel 4 XL, LG V30+, Motorola Moto Z2 Force, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy Note8, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10+, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, Nokia 8, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 7, Razer Phone, Sony Xperia 1, Sony Xperia XZ1, Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xiaomi Mi 6, Xiaomi Mi 9, Xiaomi Pocophone F1.
Limbo is presented in black-and-white tones, film grain effects, and minimal ambient sounds to create an atmosphere that is eerie which is used in the horror genre. This dark presentation is comparable to German expressionism and film noir. Based on this aesthetics, Limbo is classified as a video game in art form.
The game is about a boy who the player controls through the dark visuals that conceal numerous lethal surprises, such as lethal monsters hiding in the shadows, deadly bear traps on the forest floor, glowing worms that attach themselves to the characters head and force him to go in only one direction until he kills them.
The developers of this game made a smart choice by making it possible to avoid some traps and use them later in the game. It is more like outsmarting the bad guys.
When playing this game, the character tends to die lots of time before completing the mission. The developers even termed it a “trial and death” game.
In this game, you will explore a procedurally-generated 3D world with blocks and infinite terrain. You will craft tools and items, discover and extract raw materials, and build structures or earthworks.
There are computer-controlled “mobs” you will fight, or you can team up with or against other players in the same world. There are two modes — survival mode, in which you will acquire resources you will use to build the world and maintain your health. Creative mode, where there are unlimited resources for you to use.
You can tweak the gameplay by summoning mobs, giving items away, changing the time of day, and so on. There are also add-ons for tech-inclined players to modify data-driven behaviors so as to create new resource packs.
9. Dead cells
This game is described as a “roguevania”, which is a combination of action-exploration-based Metroidvania games and procedurally-generated roguelike games.
In Dead cells, you will play the role of a slime-like creature that takes control of a corpse in a dungeon, you will use the corpse to fight off the enemies and to find a way out. During the exploration, there are several weapons, treasures, and other tools that you will use to fight the undead creatures.
There is an in-game currency called “cells”, which you can use to purchase permanent upgrades or to unlock items. However, the developers of this game made use of a permadeath system, which makes players lose all items and cells upon each instance of death, and the frequent death of the character is a fundamental part of the game.
10. Stardrew valley
This game involves a character in a small town called Pelican Town, who is the recipient of a plot of land and a small house once owned by the grandfather. There are several farm map types you can choose from, and each one has its benefits and drawbacks. The farm plot is overrun with weeds, boulders, stumps, trees. All these must be cleared, so you can start the farm and start tending to livestock and crops so as to generate revenue to expand the farm facilities and buildings.
The game allows players to interact with non-player characters (NPC) that inhabit the town, and this can turn to relationships that culminate into marriage, allowing the NPC to also tend to the farm. The game also allows players to engage in crafting, cooking, fishing, exploration of caves to mine or battle creatures. In the third year, the performance of the character will be evaluated.
Terraria is a 2D sandbox game that revolves around exploration, combat, building, crafting, mining, and survival. It is noted for its classic exploration-adventure style of gameplay which is similar to Minecraft.
This game also has a procedurally generated world. You will start with a few basic tools. During the exploration, you will get the opportunity to add more items to your arsenal. There are several resources, such as metal ores which you can store and use in crafting new equipment and items. You will encounter different types of enemies, defeating certain ones will open advanced gaming options like non-player characters (NPCs) and other items.
Once you start attracting NPCs, they will occupy rooms or structures you built. You can buy or sell certain services and items from NPCs with coins.
There are two modes in Terraria, “Expert” and “Master mode”. The challenges in these two modes are more difficult to complete, however, it comes with added benefits. You’ll get some exclusive items in exchange for completing challenges.
This game is about the character “Oddmar” who is a lazy Viking in a land of hardworking Vikings. After been given a task to complete or else he will be banished from the land, a magical fairy appears in his dream with a magical mushroom. When he wakes up he found the mushroom on his chest. After consuming it he gains magical abilities.
The magical power brings him recognition, but when his powers are questioned, his village disappears. Oddmar, with your assistance, will embark on a quest to save the world. The game is designed with 24 beautifully hand-crafted levels of physics-based puzzles, and platforming challenges that you have to journey through to discover Oddmar’s true power. The developers also allow you to meet new friends on your journey.
This impressive storyline is one of the things that makes it an interesting game. The way the exposition behind the disappearances becomes clearer step by step will surely make you more interested in the game.
There is a malicious power in the forgotten kingdom of Vallaris, and the player’s task was to find its lost king, however, the quest takes a sinister turn. Your goal is to guide the character against the enemies who outnumber him, and to fight your way out with your sword.
Grimvalor developers designed the enemies with fighting patterns that you must learn and use to strategize so you can defeat them. There are upgraded items you can use to level up your character. Grimvalor is massively story-driven through dungeons and atmospheric landscapes.
14. Thimbleweed Park
If you are a lover of story-driven games, you will also enjoy Thimbleweed Park. It operates the same way as early graphic adventure games. The game is about the FBI investigating in a town. Navigation is done from a third-person perspective through various “verb commands”. These verb commands are used in taking actions, they include “talk to”, “use”, “pick”.
The storyline of the game plays out across a series of chapters. You must complete different sets of goals and solve puzzles so as to advance to new chapters. There are five different characters and you can switch to any in the middle of gameplay based on the strength of the character.
15. Tesla vs Lovecraft
The characters in this game are based on renowned personalities. It features the horror author “H.P. Lovecraft” and “Nikola Tesla”. The storyline is straightforward but intriguing. It begins with Nikola Tesla’s demonstration of his latest invention. Tesla ignores Lovecraft’s warnings, however, he finds out later that Lovecraft has been possessed by Cthulhu. All Tesla’s inventions are also stolen by Lovecraft who uses them to open a dimensional gateway for the monsters.
You will take the role of Tesla and fight the monster. You will be armed with a teleporter and conventional arms that you can upgrade at specific times. If you kill large numbers of monsters you will be able to pick perks that will give you special abilities when fighting.
This game is about Joe, a member of WOLFPACK, a private military unit assigned the task of fighting the zombie menace before it becomes a disaster affecting the whole world. This zombie-apocalypse-themed first-person shooter has hundreds of missions, some of the assignments are to seek and destroy, while others are to save somebody. There is also a stealth mission that is filled with hordes of zombies you will have to face with your weaponry.
Completed missions grant you bonuses which include money and experience for buying weapons and upgrading them. You can also buy bonuses for real money. Your very own zombie army can be built in Skirmish Ops for going to war against other players in multiplayer mode.
17. Riptide GP: Renegade Game
Riptide GP: Renegade Game is designed with futuristic cities, waterparks, and rocket-powered hydro jets, splash-tastic spray effects, breathtaking water physics. As a rider, you’ll ride through hurricane-strength waves, and floating factory platforms to infiltrate a military base in battle. You’re a hydro jet rider racing illegally through flooded ruins, city waterways while dodging cops, in a bid to reclaim your title and reputation.
There is a career mode for you to battle your way to reach the top of the underground hydro jet racing circuit. Cash and experience will have to be earned if you want to get upgrades and unlock new features. There is a multiplayer mode that allows you to compete in 8 player matchups against players from different parts of the world.
Some of the games on this list are free, while others require a fee. However, all these games are some of the best you can play on your PS4 controller. They aren’t glitch-ridden or have terrible control precision. We also considered their storylines which must be intriguing, and how the storyline advance which must also be interesting thereby hooking you deeper into the game.