With thousands of games and over a million apps on the Google Play Store it can be hard to find quality games that are also casual and easy to play. With that in mind, here we’ll be sharing 10 of the best casual games for Android smartphones and tablets available in 2016.
Obviously everyone likes something a little different, and a game like Clash of Clans can be considered fun and casual gaming for some, or hardcore to others. As a result this list will have a good variety of casual games that almost anyone can appreciate and enjoy.
Smartphones and tablets are very powerful these days with big Quad-HD screens and 4GB of RAM that delivers excellent graphics and amazing gameplay. Players also have a wide array of casual games to pick from that still have good visuals. We won’t be listing Candy Crush or typical games like that, and instead focus on those hidden gems or apps most don’t know about, but will love once they try them.
Most casual Android games are the ones you can pickup and play in seconds and are easy to play, fun when you have a few minutes to spare, but also somewhat challenging at the same time. We even have a few casual games that you’ll need to play for months on end, or years, to finally complete.
Again, everyone has their own preference, and what may be extremely fun to others isn’t remotely appealing to someone else. As a result we’ve gathered some simple yet addictive and casual games that you absolutely have to try.
There’s a little of something for everyone here. Whether you want to play for a few minutes waiting for the bus, or check on a village or plants multiple times a day for months on end and build (or grow) an empire. There are far too many excellent games to list, but below are 10, as well as some honorary mentions that are also worth checking out.
You won’t find Angry Birds, Candy Crush or Temple Run in this list. Instead, these are other games that are just as good or better, yet something you’ve probably never tried. Many are new or were released in 2015, but are still the best options available today. Get ready to blow through your smartphone battery playing some of the games below. Let’s get started.
First off we'll start with an awesome game Alto's Adventure, which recently arrived for Android. It saw huge success on iOS, and was released for Android on February 11th. This is an endless runner style game similar to Temple Run, but you'll be snowboarding down huge mountains, collecting gear, running into llamas, and having a blast. It's hard to explain, so watch the launch trailer.
This game took the iOS world by storm in 2015, and is already a huge hit on Android. It will surely be one of the top 10 most downloaded games by summer, and will keep you busy for hours and hours on end. It's easy enough to casually play on the couch or waiting in a doctors office, but hard to master and will keep you interested for a long while. It also has a great soundtrack, so you'll be enjoying the game while casually listening to soothing music while ripping down the mountain.