There are hundreds of fantastic games available for Android, and a lot of them are available for absolutely nothing. Whether ad-supported or based on a freemium model, these titles are free – and guaranteed to make your morning commute a little less painful.
Here are the best free Android games that you should be able to play comfortably without engaging in in-app purchases and we hope you enjoy these games!
Modern Combat 5: Blackout
Modern Combat 5: Blackout has run the gamut when it comes to pay styles. It started out a paid game, the transitioned to paid with in-app purchases, and is not free with in-app purchases. The developers have made a lot of changes since the game first came out and now it’s among the best free-to-play first person shooters available anywhere.
There is a campaign mode and an online multiplayer mode that provides a ton of content that should keep gamers busy for a while. You can also choose between one of six classes and customize your controls to fit your style. It’s not perfect and the road to this point left a lot of people upset, but there is a lot of game here and you can get through pretty much all of it for free.
Download: Modern Combat 5: Blackout (Free with in-app purchases)
Asphalt 8: Airborne
When it comes to racing games without an up-front price tag, Gameloft has a real winner with Asphalt 8: Airborne. It’s a full-fledged racing game with a ton of cars to unlock, a ton of tracks to race on, and various online multiplayer modes that allow you to challenge friends, strangers, and have even more fun.
There are in-app purchases, but unless you want something game breaking, you can get along just fine without any of them. The game has decent graphics, good controls, and tons of active players so online multiplayer is actually useful.
Download: Asphalt 8: Airborne (Free with in-app purchases)
Call of Champions
Call of Champions is a mobile MOBA where you and two teammates face off against another team of three to see who can destroy the other’s base first.
Each game has a time limit of five minutes which makes games quick to complete and the only thing you have the option of spending money on is additional characters if you want them. It’s a lot of fun and works very well.
Download: Call of Champions (Free with in-app purchases)
Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans is well-known around the world and putting it on this list seems to be a throwaway. However, Clash of Clans is unique as its one of the few Freemium games that actively gives you the game’s in-game currency so you can spend gems without having to buy them.
What really makes Clash of Clans enjoyable is the ridiculous number of active players and it shouldn’t take long to get into the game and find a clan of people you can play with. It’s a slower game, so prepare to wait for stuff, but it has remained a consistently good experience in the Freemium space which is rare.
Download: Clash of Clans (Free with in-app purchases)
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a card dueling game where you unlock cards, build decks, and then duel other players using the deck you built. You can build multiple decks and Blizzard has been pretty good with putting out regular updates to add more cards and content.
You can also log into your account on mobile or on PC which is a really nice touch. If you don’t want to face real players in real-time PvP combat, you can always beat down on some bots for practice. It’s free to play which makes it easy and accessible for everyone to try out.
Download: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Free with in-app purchases)