Best Android Games of 2013

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While some people are only interested in the communicational potential of their phones, it seems like a bit of a waste to have an amazingly powerful device with a large, brightly coloured screen and not use it for playing games every once in a while.

As chips are getting more powerful and most smartphones come with enough RAM to compete with some of the laptop computers out there, game developers are finding new ways to make use of the amazing platform that they are working with. So, if you like passing your time with an occasional game, or simply need something to do while on the commute or in a waiting room, take a look at our 2013 selection of games for Android.

Drift Mania: Street Outlaws

Drift Mania Street Outlaws

A part of a successful franchise, Street Outlaws already has a fervent following of people who enjoy fast paced games, relying on their reflexes and skill, and drifting through vivid scenery. Apart from providing an adrenaline packed experience, Street Outlaws allows you to upgrade your ride and get access to better cars as you progress which helps in keeping the game fresh for quite a while. For all of you racers fans out there, the latest game in the Drift Mania series will definitely not disappoint.

Type Rider

An educational game which combines beautiful graphics with challenging and engaging puzzles. You get to track the development of different forms of orthography and letters through history, all the while solving interesting challenges.

The Blockheads

The Blockheads

If you ever thought about playing Minecraft, that you might find this game quite appealing. Most of the solutions in The Blockheads are quite similar to those implemented in the popular world building game, and you are presented with similar graphics and environment. While it may be quite similar to the more popular game, it offers a lot of its own features that should keep you interested even if you’ve already gotten over Minecraft.

NBA General Manager 2014

A great game for the fans of the sport, who are now given the opportunity to pick up their favorite team, make transfers, organize strategy and, generally, try to take them to the top. Apart from enabling you to play in single mode and compete against the computer, you can also decide to connect with your friends and engage in some healthy rivalry.

Call of Duty: Strike Team


While FPS is perhaps not an ideal genre to try and bring to mobile devices, mostly because the controls and the smaller screens, sometimes the developers do it right and provide you with the excitement and enjoyable game play previously available only on PCs. An immensely popular franchise in this genre, Call of Duty did just that with Strike Team, a game capable of giving you hours of fun and, like all the similar games, quite a bit of frustration.

Plants vs Zombies 2

Plants vs Zombies 2 android game

Even though you probably know what this game is about thanks to the immensely popular first part of the franchise, we’ll tell you that it’s a tower defense game in which you pit a variety of plants and different tools against advancing hordes of zombies. While capable of every once in a while making you lose patience, it will also draw you back in after you calm down a bit.


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