Illus­tra­tion: pocketgamer.com

Even those who are not fond of mobile games, no, no, and even down­load a puz­zle to their smart­phone. At the same time, there are tens of thou­sands of games on Google Play and the App Store today, among which find­ing a real­ly worth­while and ide­al­ly free one is anoth­er task. We have col­lect­ed the top 10 mobile games that you can down­load with­out pay­ing. Yes, some in the process will still require some invest­ment, but it will ful­ly pay off with a lot of impres­sions, or at least it will not dis­ap­point.

Warhammer Odyssey

An old school MMORPG with great class design. Illus­tra­tion: play.google.com

A clas­sic mul­ti­play­er role-play­ing game that has a main sto­ry­line and a lot of good side quests. Unlike many games in this genre, Warham­mer: Odyssey does not have auto-com­bat or auto-route, and will appeal to those who are not look­ing for easy ways, and ene­mies are chal­lenged almost imme­di­ate­ly.

Alone, you can only sur­vive at first, then you need a clear team game, which is not so com­mon in mobile gam­ing. We are pleased with the vari­ety, elab­o­ra­tion of char­ac­ter class­es for gamers of dif­fer­ent lev­els and graph­ics that look great on a smart­phone dis­play. In addi­tion, in Warham­mer: Odyssey, you can com­plete­ly do with­out pur­chas­es.

Mini DayZ 2

The end of the world is near, zom­bies are every­where, but you can gath­er a team of sur­vivors and build a base. Illus­tra­tion: minidayz.com

Down­load Mini DayZ 2 if the zom­bie apoc­a­lypse is your thing. This game is a con­tin­u­a­tion of an old-school project about sur­vival in a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic space. Com­pared to the first part, the con­cept and struc­ture of the game have changed, but the style and atmos­phere have remained the same. In addi­tion to fights with a crowd of zom­bies and clash­es with insane ban­dits, you will immerse your­self in the con­struc­tion and devel­op­ment of a sur­vivor camp, house­keep­ing, search­ing for food and raid­ing cities, and each step must be cal­cu­lat­ed tak­ing into account the risks. And they will always be.

High Rise — A Puzzle Cityscape

A puz­zle in which a three-dimen­sion­al city grows non-stop. Illus­tra­tion: appunwrapper.com

A sim­ple and relax­ing puz­zle game in which you build build­ings using col­or­ful blocks and then com­bine them to form a 3D city. Cubes are placed with one touch and then merge and grow high­er and high­er — it’s very addic­tive! The 3D puz­zle can be rotat­ed with a flick of your fin­ger. Addi­tion­al­ly — a nice design, dif­fer­ent col­or schemes and the abil­i­ty to think over tac­tics with all the sim­plic­i­ty of the game­play.

Boom Karts

In this adven­tur­ous race, you can turn up the heat and dis­able the cars of your oppo­nents. Illus­tra­tion: play.google.com

Col­or­ful car­toon action game in the spir­it of Mario Kart. You will have crazy races with oth­er play­ers, where you have to annoy your oppo­nents in order to come to the fin­ish line first. To do this, you can use soap, hot pep­pers, rock­et launch­ers, bombs, and so on. How to dri­ve a car — you’ll fig­ure it out quick­ly, but the tracks are dif­fer­ent, and it’s not always pos­si­ble to get used to them right away.

A sep­a­rate bonus is the cus­tomiza­tion of your hero. You can stand out with skins, clothes or a vari­ety of acces­sories.

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run

The famous Crash Bandi­coot has come to mobile games where he runs around Wumpa Island and fights boss­es. Illus­tra­tion: play.google.com

A ver­sion of Crash Bandi­coot for mobile devices has appeared quite recent­ly. The run­ner game may be con­sid­ered a strange deci­sion these days, espe­cial­ly since the genre has long had unde­ni­able hits, but the sto­ry vari­ety and the leg­endary hero from the 1990s Crash Bandi­coot save the day.

You are wait­ing for high-speed races on the island of Wumpa, dur­ing which the heroes bypass obsta­cles, break box­es, explore dif­fer­ent loca­tions (here is a lab­o­ra­to­ry, and the ruins of a tem­ple, and a lost city), as well as build a base and, of course, resist the insid­i­ous plans of Dr. Neo Cor­tex and his hench­men.

The com­plex­i­ty of the game grows from lev­el to lev­el — it will be dif­fi­cult to stop. In addi­tion, Crash Bandi­coot: On the Run is col­or­ful and cute look­ing and runs well even on inex­pen­sive smart­phones. The music is a lit­tle monot­o­nous, but the inces­sant fun com­pen­sates for this.

Magic: The Gathering Arena

The mobile ver­sion of the strate­gic card game is good for both begin­ners and pros. Illus­tra­tion: play.google.com

This is a mobile ver­sion of the desk­top col­lectible card game with a user-friend­ly inter­face — the same as in the ver­sion for com­put­ers. The essence is the same: there are two play­ers who fight in card bat­tles with the help of var­i­ous crea­tures, spells and oth­er mag­ic, arti­facts and so on. The game is also suit­able for begin­ners who are not famil­iar with the genre: you can go through train­ing and take part in ama­teur match­es, although it is unlike­ly that you will be able to mas­ter every­thing at once.

Pro­fes­sion­als will love the vari­ety of decks (there are 15 of them) and the abil­i­ty to play against arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence. An absolute plus is bright illus­tra­tions on the cards and spec­tac­u­lar graph­ics (spir­its and gob­lins come to life before your eyes), but it can be incon­ve­nient to read the text. For suc­cess, play­ers receive rewards, and replen­ish­ing the deck does not even always require com­plet­ing tasks.


Farm­scapes is worth pay­ing atten­tion to, if only because it dif­fers from the clas­sic match‑3 game. Illus­tra­tion: play.google.com

This off­beat match 3 game is a remake of the pop­u­lar Playrix games that require you to tidy up your house or gar­den. Here, the plot is based on the sto­ry of a city girl, Mary, who leaves the city and starts a new life on a farm. The play­er will have to help her improve and dec­o­rate the house, remove garbage, look after the ani­mals, and for this it is nec­es­sary to remove obsta­cles: find the same ele­ments.

Inter­est­ing­ly, unlike pre­vi­ous ver­sions, the mechan­ics have changed: the blocks do not move, you can only click on them, so the move­ment through the lev­els has become faster. There are also bonus­es and improve­ments. This game is a great option if you need to take time with­out strain­ing too much.

Suspects: Mystery Mansion

A wor­thy alter­na­tive to Among Us — it’s time to solve the mur­der mys­tery Illus­tra­tion: facebook.com/SuspectsGame

It is styl­is­ti­cal­ly sim­i­lar to Among Us and no less suc­cess­ful, and in terms of graph­ics and musi­cal accom­pa­ni­ment, per­haps even a bet­ter game. Gamers them­selves des­ig­nate its genre as “coop­er­a­tive detec­tive action”: you can only play with oth­ers. By the way, here you can cre­ate your own serv­er and play exclu­sive­ly with your friends. In a mys­te­ri­ous man­sion, 8 play­ers, hid­den behind car­toon ani­mal avatars, find a corpse and begin an inves­ti­ga­tion to find out which one of them, in fact, is the killer. The dis­cus­sion takes place in a voice chat, although text can also be used, then a vote is tak­en. The task of the killer is to con­fuse the trail, remain undis­cov­ered and destroy oth­ers.

The game still has minor bugs and short­com­ings, but the devel­op­er is grad­u­al­ly elim­i­nat­ing them.

Peak’s Edge

A game for those who want to brain­storm and prac­tice spa­tial think­ing. Illus­tra­tion: apps.apple.com

An arcade puz­zle game in which you have to walk through tri­an­gu­lar dun­geons and labyrinths. The char­ac­ter — a three-sided pyra­mid — must be moved, turn­ing from one side to anoth­er, depend­ing on how the walls are locat­ed and where the ene­my is. The draw­ings on the edges are armor, so you need to think care­ful­ly about which side to turn the pyra­mid in order to destroy the ene­my in one way or anoth­er. More­over, a cer­tain time is allot­ted for each stage.

If the ene­my attacked your pyra­mid twice, you can use one res­ur­rec­tion attempt, in the future, in this case, you will have to start the game again. But it has many dif­fer­ent pos­si­bil­i­ties for the char­ac­ter: for exam­ple, pass through the wall or move it, skip a turn, break through armor, and so on. Sep­a­rate­ly, it is worth not­ing the sim­plest con­trol and high-qual­i­ty graph­ics. Yes, and the con­vo­lu­tions move as they should!

Modern Warships

In this game, the ships look very real­is­tic, down to the small­est detail — the immer­sion effect is guar­an­teed. Illus­tra­tion: app-time.ru

An excit­ing sea bat­tle in 3D, where you become the cap­tain of ships made, by the way, based on real ones (the details are worked out per­fect­ly). In total — more than 30 types of equip­ment with a unique set of weapons, from guns to rock­et launch­ers. The task of the com­man­der-in-chief is to think over strate­gies, improve ships and repel ene­my attacks. Although the idea itself is not unique and there are many sim­i­lar games, it is worth down­load­ing it if only for the sake of impres­sive real­is­tic graph­ics. If you delay, you can par­tic­i­pate in week­ly tour­na­ments and com­pe­ti­tions.

Author: Yulia Grado­va