Android mobile devices like smart phones and tablets have plenty of uses. However, these devices are also a popular form of entertainment. They can be used to watch videos and even full length movies, listening to songs, and most of all, playing games. When it comes to mobile devices, Androids are definitely the most popular and this is why we came up with a list of the top games in 2012 for Androids.
There are free Android games and paid games. The following are the top paid games according to Google Play, the marketplace for Android games and apps. A brief description of the game is included in case you’re looking for a game to purchase.
Top Games In 2012 For Android Devices
#1 Cut the Rope
Cut the Rope has become quite popular that it has even received awards. It has been a popular iOS game (iPhone and iPod Touch) and now it is available for Androids as well.
In Cut the Rope For Android, you are a caretaker of a quite an adorable creature called Om Nom. Om Nom doesn’t look as if it is from this planet, but it does have quite an appetite for candy. In order to feed Om Nom some candy you’ll need to cut some ropes at the right time. There are a few other things you need to do like catching stars and bubbles, but beware of the obstacles along the way.
#2 Where’s My Water?
This Android game has already won quite a few awards including Android Game of the Year Award from Pocket Gamer. The game has two stories; one about Swampy the alligator who loves to take showers; and Cranky another alligator that eats everything but vegetables.
Swampy loves taking showers after a long day but other alligators have messed around with the plumbing and disrupted the water flow. You’ll need to help fix the plumbing to guide the water to Swampy.
Cranky cannot stand the taste of veggies but can eat anything else in the sewers. The alligator’s plate is now filled with vegetable like algae and you will need to clean his plate so he can eat again.
The zombie apocalypse has ended and the city is in ruins. Your mission is to gather as much survivors as you can and start on working to rebuild the city. However, there are other gangs who are struggling for power and they look at you as being a threat. You’ve also got some left over zombies to deal with.
Do your best to rebuild your city by increasing the number of your members and having them work to find food and restoring buildings.
#4 Angry Birds Space Premium
The Angry Birds have continuously proven to be among the best games around. This year, these adorable birds bring us a new adventure with Angry Birds Space.
Well, the pigs are back but this time these are space pigs. The Angry Birds have found their way into a wormhole and have ended up in space. Fight the evil space pigs with the special powers of the Angry Birds to complete your mission.+
#5 Draw Something
This is a social Android game that you play with your friends. Find out if you or your friends can guess the word being drawn. You can play it with your facebook or twitter friends or you can choose to wait for the game to choose someone for you to play.
Draw something is one of the top games, but it still has some issues that the developers have announced to fix soon.
Puzzle games have always been among one of the favorite mobile games. For Androids, Cogs makes it to the top 20.
In Cogs, you’re tasked with building complex machines and you need to find the right combination of cogs to make them work. You can play the inventor mode, time challenge mode and the move challenge mode. Do you think that you are really good at Cogs? Find out if you are among one of the best players by checking the leader boards at OpenFeint.
#7 Fruit Ninja
Fruit Ninja has made its way to Androids and has quickly become one of the most sought after Android games.
In Fruit Ninja, you use a sword to slice up juicy fruits before they hit the ground. The faster you can use your sword, the more points you score. However, you need to beware of obstacles that will blow you up if you even touch them.
#8 Grand Theft Auto 3
The legendary Grand Theft Auto is now available for Android devices and the third sequel of GTA will surely keep you glued to your device.
Complete your missions at Liberty City by stealing cars or anything on wheels that you can get a hold of. There are plenty of interesting characters in GTA 3. You will surely have a grand time exploring the world of crime.
#9 Mine Craft – Pocket Edition
How good are you at building worlds? You’ll need to be pretty good at Mine Craft, but best of all, you can now build worlds anywhere you are because this game is now available for Androids.
You can even play Mine Craft with your friends by creating your own wireless network. Invite your friends to join your world and save all of the worlds on your own Android phone.
#10 Riptide GP
If you love water sports then you will surely love playing Riptide GP for Androids.
Start your engines and race your jetski on different water courses. Winning is not everything. You’ll enjoy the game more by performing death defying stunts. This Android game is definitely not for the weak. Play it if you have the will to win and the guts to win in style.
#11 Osmos HD
Life does not exist only in this galaxy that we live in. There are other galaxies out there full of life, but you’ll need to fight to survive. In Osmos HD, you’ll need to absorb other organisms to grow. However, you’re not the biggest and there are some who will be more than willing to absorb you.
Osmos HD has strikingly colorful graphics that make the game more interesting to play. You’ll also need to be aware that the difficulty increases as you progress through the game. If you love challenges, then this game is definitely for you.
#12 Logo Quiz
How well do you know your society? Find out by guessing more than 200 logos at Logo Quiz. If you can guess all the logos and finish the game, you’ll be able to unlock the Logo Maker and you are awarded with your very own logo.
Here’s a tip, if you don’t know the logo, be resourceful.
#13 Doodle Jump
This game is insanely addictive. iPhone users have loved this game and now that it is available on Androids, a whole lot more people will become addicted to the jumping doodle.
Jump all you can and blast through the obstacles with your nose balls. Doodle jump is a great game, but beware of its addictive properties.
#14 Cut the Rope – Experiments
The phenomenal success of Cut the Rope has lead to the release of this new version. In Experiments, you experiment different ways of feeding Om Nom candy.
There are 150 new experiments to go through and 6 levels to enjoy. There is also a new story line that you will surely enjoy.
#15 Asphalt 6 – Adrenaline
Racing game lovers will definitely love racing the streets of Asphalt 6 – Adrenaline. Here you can build your own collection of really expensive luxury racing vehicles. Most people won’t be able to afford these high-end sports cars in the real world, but in Asphalt 6, you only need to be an excellent driver to build your own collection.
#16 Flick Golf
Have you ever tried flicking a golf ball through a golf course using only your fingers? You’d probably need a whole day to get to the first hole, but in this Android game Flick Golf, you can complete as many courses as you want.
In Flick Golf, the usual golf rules do not apply. However, the usual obstacles are still there. Play alone or challenge your friends to a game of Flick Golf.
#17 World of Goo
Enter the World of Goo! The Goo Balls are out for an adventure and you’re tasked to lead them.
World of Goo is an award winning game and now it’s available for Android devices. This game will surely entertain you whenever you want to just sit back and relax. World of Goo has been called the best game on the androids list by NY Times, pocketgamer, and other gaming review experts. If its good for them, you’ll definitely love it too.
Known to be one of the best Android games, ShadowGun is definitely a game that you’ll enjoy.
In this game, you play one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy. The government has changed and now they rely on bounty hunters like you to ensure that law and order is upheld. Your mission is to bring-in a well known enemy of the law and this won’t be easy. Your enemy has his own army.
#19 Great Little War Game
If you’re fond of strategy games, Great Little War Game is for you. You’ve got enemies all around you and you need a strategy to defeat them. You’ll be fighting battles in the air, land, and sea. How you deploy your soldiers will determine how successful you’ll be as a commander of your own army.
GLWG is definitely a game that you should be playing.
#20 N.O.V.A 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
NOVA 3 is another war game, but this war is staged in the future. The graphics of NOVA 3 are simply great, but this also means that you’ll need plenty of memory to load this Android game. In fact, the requirement is at least 2GB of free memory.
NOVA 3 is an adventure that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. It is definitely an action game and if you love action, this game is what you are looking for.