Many people take their smartphones with them everywhere they go, including to the office, the grocery store and even the doctor’s office. Having the right apps on your phone can help you occupy your time while waiting in the lobby or waiting in line. Some of the top apps of the year include functional apps that let you do tasks on your phone, but the top apps also include some great games too. After looking at the list of the top 10 apps for Android phones, you’ll want to download some free and paid apps to your phone or tablet.
1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
Minecraft – Pocket Edition is a user-friendly and mobile-friendly version of the hit game that you can take with you. While you’ll find other versions of the game for use on your phone, this one won’t take up as much memory or storage space. It comes with all the standard levels of the game and some new desert levels too that will test your skills. The game automatically notifies you of any updates needed to help you update and upgrade your game play as new patches and levels become available.
2. Minecraft: Story Mode
If you love the classic Minecraft game, you’ll love Minecraft: Story Mode even more. This game actually takes you into a new story that tells you more about the classic game. You choose what you want to say, when you want to say it and even who you say it to, and each decision you make determines what happens next in the game to give you endless possibilities. If you connect your social networking accounts to the game, you can even share your progress and achievements with all your friends and loved ones.
3. Geometry Dash
Use your math and geometry knowledge in a whole new way in Geometry Dash. This adorable little paid game sends you out into the virtual world as a tiny little square with a smiling face. Each level asks you to make calculations that determine where your character goes and how you get there. You’ll need to act quickly to get around obstacles in each level.
4. Plants vs. Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies is one of the few mobile games that became popular enough to spawn games for major consoles. This classic game asks to plant new flowers and other types of vegetation that will kill the zombies wreaking havoc on the world and the zombies trying to invade your home. It now comes with a few mini games as well that let you accomplish different tasks at the same time that you fight zombies with the plants you grow in your own garden.
5. Photo Studio PRO
Have you ever found yourself wishing that there was an easier way to edit the photographs you take with your phone? Download Photo Studio PRO to edit images in the same way that professionals do. This app comes with shapes that let you actually change the shape of your images and more than 150 filters that let you adjust the light and make other changes. You’ll also get more than 150 frames you can digitally add to your images and over 170 special effects.
6. Plague Inc.
End the world one region at a time with Plague, Inc., one of the hottest mobile games around. Unlike other games that ask you to save the world, this game turns you into the ultimate villain. You design and develop a virus that will one day wipe out humanity and decide how you want to spread that virus. The game even shows you how the virus affects the human body and lets you travel to more than 50 countries around the world. Though the game is fairly complex, it comes with a simple tutorial that explains the game play in greater detail.
Terraria combines all the elements you love about classic video games with new graphics and modern elements. Getting through the game and taking down the bad guys are the two main goals. It now comes with more than 1,200 crafting recipes for making potions, more than 15 bosses at the end of each level and more than 15 pets that you can adopt and take with you. You can also use WiFi to play with others using different devices.
8. Scribblenauts Remix
Scribblenauts Remix uses classic elements from previous Scribblenauts games and new features that you’ll love. After choosing and designing a character, you have the option of taking your character out into the world and solving different puzzles to advance through each level. You’ll also love the virtual playground, which lets you watch your character jumping across the monkey bars and playing on the other equipment available.
9. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
If you love the Grand Theft Auto franchise, take GTS: San Andreas with you on the go. This producers behind this title took the original game, remixed the graphics for mobile devices and removed any bugs that interfered with game play. You can use the touchscreen on your phone to control your character’s actions and where your vehicles go. Participate in races, open your own business and make extra money doing other tasks in the game.
10. Amaranthine Voyage: The Shadow of Torment Collector’s Edition
Amaranthine Voyage: The Shadow of Torment Collector’s Edition is the ultimate game for anyone who loves hidden object games. This title features dozens of levels that require you find all the objects hidden inside each one. There are also mini games available, and the collector’s edition comes with bonuses too. Those bonuses help you find objects and advance through the game even faster.