- In 2019 Smartphones accounted for 80% of the revenue generated by mobile games.
- It’s expected that mobile games will account for 49% of the total revenue of gaming by 2022.
- In Quarter 1 of 2019, Google Play revenue for mobile games was $48 million whilst iOS was $70 million.
- Q1 results show that Google Play has 340,000 gaming apps available, with a staggering 903,000 offered by iOS.
The average cost of a good video game app can be quite high, with further in-app purchases needed to get a decent player experience. And as most of us are spending more time at home and off work due to the Covid crisis – it’s good to have something at hand to keep us entertained. Especially something that’s free, and let’s face it we all like a freebie!
This is why we have compiled a list of all the best free video game apps; and each one is available to download on both Android and iOS devices.
Mario Kart Tour
Save yourself a good deal of cash and enjoy this super-popular game for free instead. You can play against your friends or random people from all over the world. And there are two new Mario Kart races based on real cities, every 2 weeks. Collect badges, karts, drivers, and complete challenges featuring your favourite Mario characters.
Call of Duty: Mobile
We were so excited when this free mobile app was launched in 2019. A firm favourite already with console and PC fans, the app enables you to enjoy all the action wherever you are. Play in HD, customise your controls, enjoy the voice and text chat functions, and even have some 3D fun for an immersive battle experience.
The Sims Mobile
This mobile app version of the already legendary game was launched in 2018. The Sims has enjoyed huge successes and even appeals to players who don’t consider themselves to be gamers. It’s a simple setup where you basically control virtual peoples’ life’s, where you help with their food, housing, and social needs. You can even attend virtual social events in this mobile app version, to collect rewards and meet other Sims fanatics!
Sonic the Hedgehog
You don’t need to remember the original Sega hero, to enjoy this free app. Sonic must be the world’s fastest and more famous hedgehog in the world. And you can join him in a high-speed race to save the planet from the evil Dr. Eggman. Enjoy gameplay in 7 zones and even meet Sonics never seen before friends in this classic game.
Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion
This role-play adventure game allows you to build your own brotherhood by recruiting other heroes. From original to new characters, until you are ready to raid against the Templars in challenging quests. The characters in this video game app are very cutesy though, and not at all like the original games. But even still, this is an app not to be missed and comes highly rated by existing players.
Shoot your way through different levels and compete with others in this popular game, which was turned into a mobile app in 2017. It was originally a console and PC game, but the mobile app provides the same standard of gameplay, maps, and updates. There are endless possibilities for fun and you can team up with your pals or play with others around the world.
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Game of Thrones: Conquest
All the houses in Westeros are still at war in this strategy game. Build your armies, seek alliances, go to war, and become a Lord (or Lady) as you battle your way towards the Iron Throne. You can even hatch your own dragons’ egg, and we all know how that one ended!
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
Do you lean more to the dark or light side of galaxy affairs? This is another app that we don’t really need to tell you too much about. A strategy game where you can customise your own crew from each one of the epic films.
This reality app was an instant success, with fans all over the world going bonkers for their Bulbasaur’s and Squirtle’s. The aim of the game is to hunt down the Pokémon using your mobile devices’ GPS function. Catch as many as you can in battles against other players, whilst you use your phone’s camera to show you where the pesky Pokémon are hiding.