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Wednesday Question: Name Your Top Five Favorite Android Games

I can’t even count how many games I have talked about, downloaded, and played during my time here at DL, but it’s easily hundreds upon hundreds of titles.

Usually, if it was something like movies or bands, it would be impossible to specifically name a top five of all time, but when it comes to Android games, the question is completely doable. So, here we are, asking you what your top 5 favorite Android games are of all time. 

Here is my list.

  1. QuizUp
  2. Granny Smith
  3. Impossible Road
  4. Whale Trail
  5. Need for Speed: Most Wanted

I probably have about 10 others on my honorable mentions, but I am trying to follow my own rules. Now it’s your turn!

What are your top five favorite Android games?

  • Shilamar Drea Shockley

    Let’s see, in no particular order

    Ingress (Resistance faction)
    Fruit Ninja
    Smash Hit
    Sonic Dash
    Mega Jump
    Hungry Shark

    Still debating to download Minecraft or not.

  • socalrailroader

    1. GTA Vice City The 80’s and Tommy Vercetti rule!

  • Shane Girodat

    1st is XCOM! It has been the most well spent money I have spent on a game in the Googleshpere.

    2nd is Great Big War Game. Which was money well spent also. Always get back to this one after getting played out of other games.

    3rd is Zen Pinball. I have always been a pinball fan and this is just right on my Nexus 7. Pinball games always sucked for me on PC’s.

    4th is Dead Trigger 2. This game is simply great fun. Who doesn’t like blastin’ zombies with radical weapons?

    5th is any of the GTA series. Played this series religiously since GTA III. GTA anywhere I want!!

  • Keagan van den Heuvel

    1. BADLAND
    2. Plants vs. Zombies 2
    3. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
    4. Ski Safari: Adventure Time
    5. Worms 2: Armageddon

    Those are the top five currently on my device right now.

  • Brenden Keene

    I can’t do 5… here’s my fav 15 (or so) lol.

    1) Cytus / Deemo
    2) Cut the Rope [series]
    3) Asphalt [series]
    4) Temple Run 2 / Subway Surfers
    5) Granny Smith
    6) BADLAND
    7) World of Goo
    8) Wind Up Knight [series]
    9) Osmos HD
    10) Monument Valley
    11) Major Mayhem
    12) Tiny Thief
    13) Where’s My Water? [series]
    14) Grabatron
    15) Duet

  • Hoosegow Flask

    Ridiculous Fishing
    Dungeon Villiage
    Let’s Create Pottery (don’t judge me!)

  • I’m such a mobile game junky. My “current” favorites are:
    1. Final Fantasy 4
    2. Rayman Fiesta Run

    3. Hungry Shark
    4. Ski Safari
    5. Empire Run

  • Carlyle C. Wilson

    I’d like to see some of the other DL journalists top 5 in games and other categories.

  • LosttsoL

    1. PC Master Race
    2. Doesn’t
    3. Play
    4. Android
    5. Games

  • No specific order:

    – Smash Hit
    – Kingdom Rush (original & frontiers)
    – Ice Rage: Hockey
    – NFL Flick QB
    – Field Goal

  • Justin

    My current top 5 (as it is ever changing):
    AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Yes that’s the title)
    Anomaly HD
    League of Evil
    Meltdown (Before the latest update.. Beyond challenging, nearing impossible bosses kinda killed the game for me)

  • leDerp

    Clash of Clans

  • Brandon

    1. Dead Trigger 2
    2. Plague Inc
    3. Bejeweled Clones
    4. Sentinel 3

  • verbal_judo2

    1) Wayward Souls
    2) Punch Quest
    3) GameDev Story
    4) HitMan Go
    5) Deus Ex: The Fall

    Honorable Mention: Major Mayhem.
    If you can find an older version before everything cost real money

  • Nick Craver

    Shadowrun returns

  • DClect

    1. Clash of Clans
    2. Heads up!
    3. Hill Climb Racing
    4. Candy Crush
    5. Plants vs. Zombies

  • turdbogls

    I’m a fan of time wasters and brain games.

    1. Splice – beautiful graphics, challenging game play, amazing sound track, plenty of levels to keep you busy.

    2.Osmos HD – same as above

    3. Zombie Gunship – simple yet fun…blow S*%@ up!

    4. Fives – simple, fun, challenging

    5.Granny Smith – lots of levels, fun and easy game controls, parts are very challenging.

    I really feel Splice hasn’t gotten the recognition it deserves….it is seriously AWESOME!

  • StormbladeX69

    1. Ingress (Enlightened Faction)
    2. Pathogen
    3. Osmosis HD
    4. Angry Birds (misc)
    5. Monument Valley

  • Chippah

    Gaming on a phone sucks for more than 5 minutes at a clip.

  • Roy Harrigan

    Jetpack Joyride
    Triple Town
    Samurai vs Zombie 2
    Riptide Gp 2

  • HarvesterX

    Half of these are IAPs crapware. (clash of clans. . ). At least with Avabel everything can be bought earned gold at the stall from other players…

  • HarvesterX


  • 1. SkyForce 2014
    2. Plants vs. Zombies
    3. Threes!
    4. Radiant
    5. Ski Safari

    • JoshGroff

      +1 for space shooters.

  • Jesse Torres

    1. Zombie Gun Ship
    2. Dots
    3. Color Zen
    4. Monument Valley
    5. Color Sheep

  • interstellarmind

    Battle for Mars (sadly, no longer supported on my N5)
    Any of the GTAs
    Galaxy on Fire II (before the in-app bastardization of the game)
    Robot Planet
    Cubes Vs. Spheres

  • schlanz

    how is xcom enemy unknown not on everyone’s list smh

    no particular order:
    monument valley
    Kingdom rush frontiers
    super hexagon
    punch quest
    rayman fiesta run

    yeah, that’s 6. oh well.

    • turdbogls

      maybe because its $10….now, I can afford $10, but a lot of people think $10 for a game is too much.

      plus, different strokes, this game doesn’t even look fun to me….i hate top down shooters, especially on a touch screen device.

      • schlanz

        gotta split hairs with you. $10 for a full game with no iap that originally launched at $50-60 for pc, xbox and ps3 is a great deal.

        and yeah, different strokes and all that but the game has a 87-93 meta average depending on the system and won numerous game of the year awards. so it was an extremely well received game. can’t please everyone obviously.

        • turdbogls

          no I totally agree the game is worth $10, played it on Xbox once, its just not my cup o’ tea.

          and you have to admit, the typical person doing gaming on android is going to pass right by that game when they see the price.

          • schlanz

            true. the typical person doing gaming on android isn’t really a gamer I guess. I just expected at least a handful of core gamers on DL.

    • Carlyle C. Wilson

      It’s WAYYYYYY TOO MUCH for an app to buy just to occasionally play on my phone. Now on my PS3, yes. I’m not paying $10 bucks for a game to be put on my phone. I’m not sold.

      • schlanz

        who said it has to go on your phone? this game is brilliant on a tablet

  • Navnit

    1. Quizup
    2. Lumosity
    3. Room
    5. BrokenSword

  • Asha

    1. Lumosity
    2. QuizUp
    3. Candy Crush
    4. Farm Saga
    5. PvZ2

  • One Meat Ball

    These are the games I play most frequently. Some of them are pretty dumb, but they’re always good to kill a few minutes which is usually all the time I have for games.

    1. Dungelot Lite
    2. Who Becomes Rich
    3. Kingdom Rush
    4. Waking Mars
    5. Monument Valley

  • JDMendiola

    *no particular order*

    -Monument Valley
    -Type: Rider
    -Superbrothers Sword and Sworcery
    -Eufloria HD

    *honorable mentions*

    -Osmos HD
    -Waking Mars
    -A Ride into the Mountains

  • Carlyle C. Wilson

    Games I think some people should try..

    1. Time Surfer
    2. Chickens Can’t Fly
    3. Headless
    4. Type:Rider
    5. Pivvot

    Honorable Mentions: Lost Toys, Ending & Splice.

    • schlanz

      time surfer is awesome. 2nd only to punch quest for my favorite endless runner.

  • Daistaar

    Top five I’d love to see on Android some day:
    An MLB The Show-type Baseball Sim
    Loco Roco or Patapon
    Tinder: the game (because I stay winning in the app)
    A GD Command and Conquer game!

    • b slu

      Have you tried MLB Perfect Inning? It is pretty decent.

      • Daistaar

        Now I have to take a look. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Daistaar

    Top five Android games in my opinion:
    Riptide GP2
    The Room
    Bad Piggies
    Dead Trigger
    Greedy Spiders
    Honorable mention: Naught and NFS:MW

    Bottom five Android games in my opinion:
    Dead Trigger 2
    Zombie Gunship
    Amazing Spiderman 2
    Real Boxing (my ass)
    That Kim Kardashian game just because
    Dishonorable Menton: The Rhythm of Fighters because what the hell SNK?!

  • Jason B

    1) Final Fantasy IV
    2) Final Fantasy III
    3) Heroes of Dragon Age (in typical EA fashion though, it’s a pay-to-win format which I hate, but it’s fun if you don’t take it too seriously)

    4) and 5) … eh, refer to 1-3.

    • JoshGroff

      If I were to count ports, my list would have been much simpler.

  • spliced249

    Clash of Clans, CLARC, Golfy Bird, Trials Frontier… Thats about it for me right now.

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    Clash of Clans
    Brave Frontier
    Card Wars: Adventure Time
    When im with family Cardcast =P

  • Sinistar83

    Pop Bugs, Playing Favorites, Edge of the World, Piratron, Think. (in no particular order)

  • Quint

    In no particular order:
    Wordfeud, Pac-Man, Need for Speed… I don’t have 5 games lol. The Pac Man game is one I bought 4 years ago… And I love paying it on the Nexus 7. I liked 2048, but I couldn’t find a paid version of the app, so I deleted it.

  • TC Infantino

    1. Great Little War Game, and sequels
    2. Zombie Gunship
    3. Pirates! Showdown
    4.Out There
    5. Plants vs. Zombies, and sequel

  • Tim

    In no order:
    Minecraft PE
    Reckless Racing 2
    Simple Rockets

  • regkilla

    1) GTA: San Andreas

    2) FIFA 14

    3) Shadowgun: Deadzone

    4) Modern Combat 5

    5) Final Fantasy 3

  • geedee82

    Asphalt 8
    Need for Speed Most Wanted
    GTA San Andreas
    GTA Vice City

  • Dudesef

    Wind-Up Knight 2
    Angry Birds (all of the REAL ones)
    Candy Crush Saga
    Out of Water
    Smash Hit

  • Aaron C

    1) Tower Raiders 2
    2) Where’s My Perry
    3) Where’s My Water
    4) Tower Raiders 1
    5) Star Traders

  • Shawn Parks

    1) Simpsons Tapped Out
    2) Boom Beach
    3) Clash of Clans
    4) Family Guy and the Quest for Stuff
    5) Trials Frontier

  • Carlyle C. Wilson

    1. Bonza
    2. Don’t Touch The Spikes
    3. Threes!
    4. Duet
    5. Voxel Rush

    So many great games out there!

  • William_Morris

    Eufloria HD, Granny Smith, Vector, HR Battle 2 (DAMN YOU, IAPs)… that’s it.

  • Pat

    How has Swordigo not been mentioned yet? It’s awesome.

    A side scrolling adventure game where you kill bad guys and bugs with a sword. Really smooth controls, nostalgic graphics, and plenty of levels/quests.

    Try it out guys!

    • john

      You forgot the best part free with no in app purchases.

      • JoshGroff

        2 IAPs, but neither is intrusive. One is a coin doubler, and other is a compass.

  • Cody

    Tripple Town, Muffin Knight, BTD Battles, Bloons TD 5, Timberman.

  • Jeff C

    In no particular order…
    Leo’s Fortune
    Trials Frontier… (addictive) but a slow process when boycotting IAPs. The two times they had special offers I did give in.
    Hitman Go

  • Jason V

    1) Injustice God Among Us so damn fun

  • paul_cus

    1) Robo Surf
    2) Bubble Shooter
    3) Zookeeper DX
    4) Bumbee Xperia
    5) Coin Dozer

  • Dave Amburn

    1: Clash of clans
    2: Boom beach
    3: Leo’s fortune
    4: Homerun battle 2
    5: Angry Birds Go!

  • Lorenzo

    1.Clash of Clans
    2.Modern Combat 4 (bcuz MC5 is laggggy)
    4. Dead Trigger 2.
    5. Asphalt 8.

  • John

    1. Climb Racing
    2. Piano Tiles
    3. Words with Friends (yep..still play that shi t)

  • Geekdad

    Clash of Clans, Monument Valley, Boom Beach Ingress

  • Lucas Tetrault

    Monument Valley
    Fruit Ninja

  • g_what

    1 (by a significant margin) is Puzzle and Dragons – id 303452226

    2 clash of clans
    3 euchre
    4 42
    5 wordfeud

    • Justin Kos

      I loved PAD but at higher levels your stuck grinding low level ones to get new monsters or getting lucky with magic stones

      • g_what

        I disagree. I’m not sure of the last time you played, but PAD is constantly adding new dungeons (descends, normal, special, and technical) and new monsters to obtain. I love it so much because of the regular updates with new challenging dungeons. Yes, it does require some luck at the REM to build a truly fantastic “end-game” team. However, if you play long enough it’s really a matter of odds. You’re bound to get an amazing monster at some point.

    • Ed Chan

      I play PAD mostly as well. I just sent you a friend request.

  • Nikos Koufos

    1. Free game you feature (for a day)

  • Kree Terry

    In no order:

    Monument Valley
    Pixel Dungeon
    Minecraft PE

  • Raidy

    1. Zen Pinball HD
    2. Wordament
    3. Peggle
    4. Trials Frontier
    5. Wreckless Getaway

  • calculatorwatch

    Androminion (easily my most played)
    Riptide GP2
    Spirit HD
    Sky Force 2014

  • Kevin

    clash of clans has me hooked, dont really play much else.

  • 1. CrossMe
    2. The Room & Room Two
    3. Monument Valley
    4. Granny Smith
    5. TypeRider

    World of Goo belongs up there too somewhere

    • Daistaar

      Definitely feel you on the Rooms, Monument Valley and Type Rider. Surprised no one else has mentioned them.

  • Zuz

    NBA Jam – now with online multi player
    Samurai Siege
    Granny Smith
    Plague Inc
    Candy crush – for train rides


    Kellex be like:
    1) Granny Smith
    1) Granny Smith
    1) Granny Smith
    1) Granny Smith
    1) Granny Smith
    1) Granny Smith

  • JoeP

    In no particular order:
    Super Hexagon
    Spirit HD
    Tilt to Live 2 (Why has DL never talked about this?)
    Wayward Souls

    Honorable Mentions: Rayman Jungle Run, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Spike Dislike 2, Mos Speedrun (I just wish it got a better port)

  • Bradley Ruiz

    Fifa 14
    Minion Rush
    Riptide GP2
    Shadow Blade
    Monument Valley or Dots cant decide

  • New_Guy

    The Room 2
    The Room 1
    Modern Combat 4
    Zen Pinball
    Wild Blood

  • strikeir13

    Pixel Dungeon
    Quiz Up

  • Ray

    1. Clash of Clans
    2. Smash Hit
    3. QuizUp
    4. Can Knockdown 3
    5. Plague Inc.

    Other great games include Osmos, Quell series, and 7×7.

  • gg

    1) Clash of Clans
    2) Genesis Emulator

  • Menger40

    Hitman GO
    Aftermath XHD
    Robot Unicorn Attack 2
    Dead Trigger

  • 1. Riptide GP2 – Fantastic racing game, good multiplayer
    2. Plague Inc – Deep strategy with quite a morbid scenario
    3. Fieldrunners 2 – Good and really hard Tower Defense
    4. Death Rally – Top down racing classic
    5. Temple Run 2 – Love the flow of this game

  • Tristan

    1. Ingress
    2. Threes
    3. Osmos
    4. Whale Tail
    5. Ingress (again, for good measure, go Enlightened!)

  • Thomas

    1. Flappy Bird
    2. Flappy Bird
    3. Flappy Bird
    4. Flappy Bird
    5. Flappy Bird

    • HarvesterX

      Installed by his for first time ever yesterday (yeah got official apk) and it would he on my all time worst games ever …it stinks. And people drove to it.

      • Brandon

        I played it for like a minute when people were ranting and raving over it and I was like “yea this is annoying and boring…”

  • Suicide_Note

    Robot Unicorn Attack 1 & 2
    Whale Trail
    Star Wars Pinball
    Osmos HD
    Smash This

  • DRAF_Werd

    1. Clash of Clans

    • Fatty Bunter

      Forced myself to kick the sauce. Increasingly time consuming the further in you get.

    • cizzlen

      War of Nations 😉

  • Joel

    hands down, Frozen Synapse is my number one. After that it’s: Out There, AirFighters Pro, Destroy Gunners SPα, and Sector Strike

  • cee_em_jay

    1) Shadowgun: Deadzone
    2) Dead Trigger 2
    3) World of Goo
    4) Shadowgun
    5) Dead Space

  • JoshGroff

    1) Wind-Up Knight
    2) Swordigo
    3) Robot Unicorn Attack 2
    4) Inotia 4
    5) Chaos Rings
    Not necessarily in that order

  • Tsabhira

    Star Traders
    7 Little Words

    Those have gotten the most playtime out of me. Was gonna say Quell but it’s already been mentioned!

    • Menger40

      Yes! Rebuild is incredible!

  • Mech_Engr_09

    1. Clash of clans
    2. Kingdom rush (1 & 2)
    3. 2048
    4. Leo’s Fortune
    5. Blastron

  • alberteezy

    Games I always go back to
    -Quiz Up
    -Combo Crew
    -Jet Pack Joy Ride

  • T4rd

    Clash of Clans
    Smash Hit
    Hill Climb Racing

  • Bootleg Zani

    Pinball Arcade, Monument Valley, Osmos HD, Raiden Legacy, Modern Combat 5.

  • scastro87

    Monument Valley,
    Kingdom Rush
    Thomas Was Alone

  • Warwick

    1. 2048
    2. Don’t step on the white tile
    3. Stickman Basketball
    4. Hill Climb Racing
    5. Top Gear Stig Race

  • xXAaronSXx

    Minecraft PE
    Contra Evolution
    Tiny Thief
    Walking Dead series
    Dead Space

    • Michael Bassett

      Oh hey look! I like Contra! … contains In App Purchases…

      UGH, please let us filter out any game and has IAP, PLEASE.

  • Salvationalizm

    1. Out There
    2. Minecraft PE
    3. rymdkapsel
    4. SpaceChem
    5. Worms 2: Armageddon

  • lgreg64

    8 ball pool
    words with friends(only with wife)

  • Peter Larson

    Go Free
    Great Big War Game

  • wh1te_mag1c

    Of the ones that weren’t mentioned, I will just add ‘Kingdom Rush’ and ‘Kingdom Rush 2’.

  • Jim

    Machinarium, Monument Valley, Angry Birds (various)… Still need to get to The Room and Type Rider.

  • Kyle

    1)Modern Combat 5
    2)Soccer Stars
    3)Quiz me

  • Marcellus1

    In no particular order:
    Thomas was Alone
    Border Siege
    Pocket Tanks
    Sonic All Stars Racing (Original or Transformed)

  • BoFiS

    AI Factory’s Backgammon
    SF Cave
    99 Bricks
    Jetpack Joyride

    Oh crap, that’s 6…ummm, fine, forget about SF Cave since I guess technically that was a Java and PalmOS game first

  • I don’t really play a lot of games on my N5… so only 2 for me:
    1. Shredder Chess
    2. Piano Tiles

  • philnolan3d

    I don’t have that many, Ingress, Asphalt 8, and OnLive, although that counts as hundreds of games.

  • emoney

    1. Leo’s Fortune
    2. Asphalt 8
    3. Blek
    4. Type Rider
    5. Smash Hit

  • JBartcaps

    1. Threes
    2. Zombie Kill Squad
    3. Clash of Clans

  • Purple Pride

    Quell Reflect+
    Osmos HD
    World of Goo
    Final Fantasy III

  • Jaxon Wright

    In no particular order:
    1. Super Hexagon
    2. Duet
    3. Hitman Go
    4. Wave Wave
    5. PewPew

  • Guest

    Fifa 14 and Hill climb racing are the best. I hate candy crush because I get so many request to play lol.

  • zephiK