1.Cut the Rope 2: best puzzle games graphics
Our current favorite puzzle game on Android is Cut the Rope 2, in which you feed candy to a little green critter known as Om Nom. How do you do this? By cutting rope, of course.
This free-to-play title features painterly graphics and fiendishly clever puzzles. Don’t be fooled by the cutesy visuals though: Cut the Rope 2 gets seriously tough by the time you reach the later levels. But because success is only ever a few snips away, this one never gets old.
2.Defense Zone 2 HD: for those seeking a serious challenge
Defense Grid 2 HD is a more realistic tower-defense game, with a modern military theme. In comparison to its cutesy competition, it certainly has more grit, but it also has excellent gameplay.
There is a lot of tactical depth to the game, which may make it difficult to get into if you’ve never played a tower defense game before. However, I suspect that genre veterans will relish the challenge it presents.
Defense Zone 2 HD costs US$2.99 for the full version, but there is a light version available if you want to check that first. It’s definitely one of the best tower defense games on Android.
3.Roll the Ball: our current favorite
Roll the Ball is a slide puzzle game that requires you to use physics and engineering to win. Well, you at least have to do some planning which requires a good amount of strategy. This is a brain-training game that keeps you actively focused and planning ahead. So if you’re in for a challenge, then this is for you.
Once you start solving puzzles, the tile volume increases. There are different features and bonus games that earn you hints that you can later use if you get into a jam. You can also earn them by watching videos. The only complaint I have is the ads. Unless you pay, they pop up every third game.
4.Dragon Heroes: Shooter RPG
Essentially a vertical-scrolling shooter with RPG elements, Dragon Heroes: Shooter RPG lends some welcome depth to an inherently simplistic genre. By progressing through the levels, you can unlock a variety of heroes and upgrade their skills in a bid to save Dragonia from a spate of Dragons, who are also the bosses on each level.
5.Reckless Racing 3
Reckless Racing 3 is Micro Machines-style racer with an isometric view, which allows you to look down from above, leading to some fantastically frenetic contests.
Reckless Racing 3 uses four on-screen controls for turning right and left, and driving forwards or in reverse. It might seem like a lot compared with other racers, in which you just tilt the screen, but it handles perfectly. That’s not to say that it’s easy to control – your car is perpetually sliding around the track and it’s a battle to keep it in place. It’s the control setup that makes the experience, but thankfully the 3D graphics also look the part and the maps are highly realistic.