The Android platform is more than a decade old, and these days it has become home to a great collection of games that span across multiple genres. There are free titles, and there are paid ones, with the latter usually bringing a better experience. That is not always the case, however, since there are certain mobile games that manage to deliver the ultimate gaming experience even though they are available completely for free. These games make money through advertisements and in-app purchases, but players do not need to pay to download and play them. So without further ado, let’s have a closer look at the top 10 games on Android that you can play without spending a single penny.

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#10 Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius from Square Enix is a free-to-play RPG that is a spin-off of the Final Fantasy franchise. The game employs a turn-based combat system with simple controls and user interface, along with some iconic Final Fantasy elements. It will surely interest both hardcore fans of this legendary RPG franchise and casual gamers who just want something to kill time.

#9 Dungeon Hunter Champions

This is an action-RPG in which players could immerse in a singleplayer storyline, or engage in 5v5 multiplayer battles. With its unique characters, gorgeous graphics, and a wide range of options for customization, Dungeon Hunter Champions will keep players engrossed for several months.

#8 Plague Inc.

This is one of the few games that lets players take the role of the bad guy. In Plague Inc., your task is to unleash a deadly virus and make sure that this virus spread all over the world and eliminate as much of humanity as possible. In order to successfully to that, you have to constantly make strategic decisions to negate the countermeasures that the humans deploy to stop the epidemic. The game was highly praised for its innovative idea and gameplay design. It also won Pocket Gamer’s Overall Game of the Year award.

#7 Asphalt 9: Legends

This latest addition to the long-running racing franchise Asphalt is a worthy successor to the previous titles of the series. It is a perfect demonstration of Gameloft's superb abilities to build addictive racing games on mobile. With more than fifty cars and plenty of room for customization, Asphalt 9: Legends is a must play for any fan of mobile racing games.

#6 Shadowgun Legends

Developed by game studio Madfinger Games, Shadowgun Legends is a shooting game with outstanding visuals and immersive sound that really brings an excellent FPS experience to the touchscreen. The game has many modes, from offline singleplayer to co-op and PvP multiplayer, which provides users with enough variety. However, the story of the singleplayer mode is rather sub-par, which might be disappointing for some people.

#5 N.O.V.A Legacy

N.O.V.A Legacy is another free-to-play FPS title. In this game, players have to protect the objective against waves of invading aliens. The game offers a very solid 3D Sci-Fi FPS experience, especially considering that it only weighs less than 50MB. Besides the singleplayer story, players can also participate in several competitive multiplayer modes.

#4 Clash Royale

Clash Royale is a multiplayer card game from the developers of Clash of Clans. In this game, players will be collecting cards to build decks and competes against other players.  It could be considered an alternative to Blizzard’s Hearthstone.

#3 Alto's Odyssey

Peaceful atmosphere, stunning graphics and beautiful music are the things that make this endless runner so well-loved by players. Just like other games of this genre, Alto's Odyssey doesn’t have a concrete story. Players will just be running across an infinite 2D environment while avoiding obstacles and completing in-game objectives to get a high score.

#2 Fortnite

Battle Royale is massive right now, and Fortnite is one of the prominent titles of the genre. 100 players are put on an island and have to kill each other in order to become the last one standing. At the beginning of a match, each participant has nothing but a pickaxe and must find weapons and resources to have a better chance of surviving. Furthermore, the playable area will get smaller and smaller over the course of the match, thus forcing players to cramp together. This means confrontations are inevitable towards the end of the match.

#1 PUBG Mobile

The idea of PUBG Mobile is exactly the same as Fortnite, but instead of the colorful and “fun” atmosphere, this game chose to take a more realistic approach. It doesn't have a building system like Fortnite, but its multiple maps, items, and weapons more than make up for the difference. This is a game that surely brings its players countless hours of fun, regardless of whether they play alone or with friends.