Looking for some awesome free games? These five Android games are new or newly updated, and won’t cost you a penny. Here are our five favorite new freebies for Android.
1. Battle Camp
Get a closer look at this game in the video above.
Battle Camp is a monster collecting, PvP, “persistent virtual world” that will appeal to fans of any monster hunting game. Described by some as the love child of “Pokemon” and “WoW,” this colorful, casual title is definitely worth checking out. There are over 400 monsters to collect, as well as tons of scheduled in-game events to keep you hooked. Easy to learn but frustrating to master, this title would be a must-try even if it cost money. As a freebie, this is a no-brainer.
Hundreds of monsters
Real-Time PvP Tournaments
Hang with friends or meet new ones
Only requires Android 3.0 or higher
Too many notifications
With no referral code, you miss out on freebies
“Candy Crush”-style energy system a huge turn-off for many players
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2. School Idol Festival
Check out the play through video above to hear some of the music featured in this game.
For fans of Japanese-style games, School Idol Festival is definitely eye-catching. This fun, rhythm-based game boasts anime-inspired graphics, the ability to collect new members, and full voiceover for all of the main characters. If you love games with a bold soundtrack and the ability to test your reflexes, this game is worth grabbing.
Cute, anime-style character design
Good replay value
New stories added regularly
Game preserves original Japanese voice work, rather than having a clumsy dub
If you hate the sound of Japanese pop, this game will grate on your nerves
This game is not supported on rooted devices
Some users have reported issues with game freezes
Overpriced love gems
You might not enjoy this game fully unless you’ve seen the anime series
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3. Epic Skater
Check out the video above from IGN to get exclusive insight from Kongregate on this cool skateboarding title.
Recently added to Google Play (and even more recently updated to address some annoying bugs), Epic Skater is skateboarding game set in Los Angeles. This free-to-play title offers fast-paced action and the ability to level up your character so you can do even more insane tricks.
More than 25 unique tricks
Optimized for phones and tablets
Very good replay value
Focus on distance, biggest combo, or highest total score
Nice sound design
Free, but does offer IAP
Unlocking process feels slow
Not ideal for skaters looking for a highly realistic experience
Limited customization options
Can drain your battery with extended play sessions
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4. Moshling Rescue!
Check out the trailer for Moshling Rescue above.
I’ve been playing this game for like three days now, and I still have no idea what the heck a “moshling” even is. That hasn’t stopped me from putting down this addictive match-3 title. If you have already conquered Candy Crush, say hello to your new matching game addiction.
Hundreds of puzzles
Variety of game modes
Fun collectible aspect
Help your Facebook friends
Game gets really hard after level 20
Multiple users have reported game will not load after install
Some users have reported glitches
Sometimes gets a bit laggy, depending on your device
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5. A Dark Room
Check out a review of this great game in the video above.
A Dark Room recently went free, allowing a whole new segment of gamers to check out this unique title. A Dark Room offers a unique take on a classic text adventure game, with elements of strategy and fighting games added in as well. As the story unfolds, you’ll find yourself drawn into this addictive and mysterious game. It may not be the prettiest game on the Play store, but it is thoroughly enjoyable.
Has a cool, retro feel
Not usually free
Appealing to fans of city building games
Unlike any other title on the Play Store
High level of difficulty
Figuring out the next step in the game can be confusing
Not a full port, but simply a different way to access the web version
Some users have experienced save issues
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