The Best Free Games for iOS and Android

It’s true; the best things in life are free — or at least, freemium. These games are our favorites that won’t cost you a penny to download. From cruising the galaxy while color matching drones, trying to survive the zombie apocalypse or paling around with some of your favorite Marvel Heroes, these games are both fun and addictive, and they’ll be right at home whether you’ve got a new device or you just want to try out some new apps on your current phone.

The very best free iOS and Android games:

1Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius

Brave Exvius is one of many freemium Final Fantasy titles available on mobile, and it’s one of the best. Taking as the number of cherished elements from classic series, players can explore towns, conquer dungeons and assemble a varied party of clever and courageous heroes. Accompanied by a striking art-style that feels both unique and true to the series roots, Brave Exvius can easily take away dozens of hours from those looking for a more adventurous commute.

For Android

FINAL FANTASY  BRAVE EXVIUS
FINAL FANTASY  BRAVE EXVIUS

For iOS

FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS

2Asphalt 9: Legends

There’s a point where arcade racers lose all connection with reality – and they’re all the better for it. Asphalt isn’t bothered by trivial concerns such as an actual car’s inability to fly hundreds of meters through the air, or drift endlessly around gloriously sweeping bends; instead, it’s all about the need for speed, zooming around beautifully rendered and inventive courses, occasionally smashing rivals into a wall, just because you can.

For Android

For iOS

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Developer: Gameloft
Price: Free+

3HQ Trivia

HQ Trivia is a neat trivia game that’s taking mobile gamers by storm, And it landed on Android after a beta period. People can’t get enough of this game’s live trivia contests, usually held at 9 p.m. ET daily in addition to 3 p.m. ET on weekdays.  The icing on the cake? Players stand a chance to win a slice of a daily cash prize. Each game features multiple choice trivia questions, with players getting 10 seconds to answer each one. Get all of them right and you get a slice of the daily cash prize paid out to your PayPal account.

For Android

HQ Trivia
HQ Trivia
Developer: Intermedia Labs
Price: Free

For iOS

HQ Trivia
HQ Trivia
Developer: Intermedia Labs
Price: Free+

4Beat Street

Taking a classic scrolling brawler like Double Dragon or Streets of Rage and having it work on a touchscreen is tough enough. Making it one-thumb controlled should have been a punch in the face too far. Yet Beat Street is a miniature masterpiece. Get past the whiff of freemium grind, and you have hours of fun beating the tar out of the anthropomorphic vermin that have decided to take over your city. And just like in the good old days, you can unsportingly cave in someone’s face with a baseball bat or brick if you’re lucky enough to chance upon such a weapon during your travels.

For Android

Beat Street
Beat Street
Price: Free+

For iOS

Beat Street
Beat Street
Price: Free+

5Candy Crush

In the game, players complete levels by swapping colored pieces of candy on a game board to make a match of three or more of the same color, eliminating those candies from the board and replacing them with new ones, which could potentially create further matches. Matches of four or more candies create unique candies that act as power-ups with larger board-clearing abilities. Boards have various goals that must be completed within a fixed number of moves or a limited amount of time, such as a certain score or collecting a specific number of a type of candy. It’s addictive and even proved to act as a brain booster!

For Android

Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga
Developer: King
Price: Free+

For iOS

Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga
Developer: King
Price: Free+

6ShadowGun Legends

It’s the future, and so, inevitably, humanity’s at war with anything it can fire projectiles at. Equally inevitably, everything’s become a toxic game show stew, with mercenaries revered as celebrities, to the point adoring fans build massive statues of their heroes. Being itchy of a finger and big of a head, you set out to become a legend yourself. This involves taking on missions and partaking in quite a bit of wanton FPS violence. Mobile shooters are usually rubbish. This one isn’t. And although it can be a bit grindy, the controls and visuals are top-notch, and the bite-sized battles are perfect for gaming on the go.

For Android

SHADOWGUN LEGENDS
SHADOWGUN LEGENDS
Developer: MADFINGER Games
Price: Free+

For iOS

SHADOWGUN LEGENDS
SHADOWGUN LEGENDS
Price: Free+

7Psych! Outwit your friends

What do you call a group of zebras? What in the world is a mumpsimus? Inspired by party games like Balderdash, Psych has you cooking up the zaniest but most plausible answers to these questions so that you can fool your friends and score points. Each player secretly submits a funny but plausible answer; once collected, the submissions (and the correct answer) are displayed on the screen, and players try to figure out which one is the correct one. If somebody chooses your submission, then you score a point; if you guess the right answer, you score a point as well.

For Android

For iOS

Psych! Outwit Your Friends
Psych! Outwit Your Friends
Developer: Warner Bros.
Price: Free+

8Will Hero

A princess is kidnapped. A hero appears, determined to rescue her and jump on anyone stupid enough to get in their way. No, it’s not Mario – this hero is named Will, and he’s a bit of a square. We mean that quite literally – Will is a square who bounds between levitating islands, attempting to off enemies, and occasionally grab weapons from chests with which to cause yet more destruction. The game’s fast pace is captivating, not least when you manage to ditch some weedy spears for heat-seeking missiles. The only downside is Will’s escapades end if you make a single blunder – Mario never knew he had it so good with those multiple lives.

For Android

Will Hero
Will Hero
Developer: ZPLAY Games
Price: Free+

For iOS

Will Hero
Will Hero
Developer: ZPLAY
Price: Free+

9Time Locker

If you thought vertical shooters would be easier if you could stop for a bit at any point, Time Locker proves otherwise. In this strange, blocky, abstract universe of roaming dinosaurs and angry giant bears, time freezes when you stop moving, allowing you to consider your next move. This is less helpful than you might think, given that your next move often involves being blown to pieces by a gigantic looming boss, or hurled into oblivion by a relentless world-devouring darkness.

For Android

TIME LOCKER - Shooter
TIME LOCKER - Shooter
Developer: sotaro otsuka
Price: Free+

For iOS

TIME LOCKER - Shooter
TIME LOCKER - Shooter
Developer: sotaro otsuka
Price: Free+

10WGT: World Golf Tour

This really is a quite astonishing game, from the delicate controls through to the eye-popping photo-realistic courses you play on. A word of warning: it also takes no prisoners. There’s no nonchalantly spinning a ball in mid-air when you fluff a shot. Here, you’ll end up in the bunker, then overshoot the green, before multiple putts leave you embarrassingly over par. But put in the practice and you’ll be a virtual golfing superstar before long.

For Android

WGT Golf Game by Topgolf
WGT Golf Game by Topgolf
Developer: WGT
Price: Free+

For iOS

WGT Golf
WGT Golf
Developer: WGT
Price: Free+

Here are the best free games for all users; Android and iOS! Start downloading and playing, it won’t cost you a penny!