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Last Updated: July 24th, 2011

We've already brought you the top five 3D games for Android as well as several reviews of our favorite games, but developers have made the Marketplace such a great place to squander your time and money on the latest in the world of entertainment that we just have to keep coming back to this topic. Besides, since the majority of you are probably still on the lookout for a good Android game other than Angry Birds, I decided to put together another list of games, this time of the best ones overall. Dig in!

#1 - EVAC

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After watching Artem's glowing review of EVAC, I immediately set of to download the PacMan clone from the Market. And man, was this love at first sight or what? While the sounds are indeed amazing, that's not all - not by a long shot. Its plot is among the best in the business, and there was just that special something about it that kept me playing even after I'd wasted more time than I would care to think. And it comes with an extra treat for those of you whose phones are rocking physical keyboards - if your QWERTY's got arrow keys, you can use them here! Incredibly convenient, especially since the game's built-in virtual joystick can be a bit finicky at times,

EVAC (regular version):

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.hexage.evac

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EVAC HD:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.hexage.evac.hd

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EVAC Lite:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.hexage.evac.lite

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#2 - Asphalt 5 HD

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I've searched high and low, but I have yet to find a racing game for Android better than Asphalt 5 HD. Fast, furious, and hard, the game really makes it clear that Gameloft's nailed it. As an added bonus, its controls are really simple, unlike those of other racing games such as NFS Shift - you just tilt, brake, and occasionally push down the boost button for some extra VROOM! Good thing Gameloft thought to add in that pause button - otherwise, I don't think I'd ever be able to stop playing!

Asphalt 5 HD Free:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftAsphalt5free.asphalt5

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Asphalt 5 HD:

qr]com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftAsphalt5.asphalt5[/qr]

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#3 - ToonWarz

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If you're looking for an Android-based FPS, it doesn't get much better than ToonWarz. The game features both single player and multiplayer modes, both of which are complex enough to totally boggle your mind and violent enough to make your screen go completely red at times. So basically, until Call of Duty itself makes its way to Android (which might be less unlikely than you think - Activision has already developed a variant of the game for the iPhone), ToonWarz is your best bet - on that note, download away!

ToonWarz:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.polarbit.toonwarz

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ToonWarz Lite:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.polarbit.toonwarzlite

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#4 - Slice It!

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Slice It!, which made the jump from iOS to Android about a week ago, is a great example of a game that's so much more than it appears to be at first. When you first open the app, you may be inclined to think the game is child's play, but after a few minutes, you'll discover that the reality is quite different. Slicing various shapes into various other shapes is a lot harder (and a lot more fun) than you might think. You don't have to take my word for it, though - download away using the link below!

Slice It!:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.com2us.sliceit

#5 - MiniSquadron

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If there were two words that could sum MiniSquadron up, they would be "addictive" and "breathtaking." Its graphics aren't going to blow any minds, and neither are its controls, but that's not really the point here -  if you're looking for an amazing aerial combat game with great weapons and tons of maps, look no further. For more information, see our full review.

MiniSquadron:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=grayfinstudios.android.minisquadron

Appbrain Link

MiniSquadron Lite:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=grayfinstudios.android.minisquadronlite

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Final Words

While the list could go on and on with noteworthy titles, what you're seeing above are five quality games for your Android device that you can't go wrong with. They aren't the only ones (I'd love to hear your favorites in the comments below), but if you've been on the hunt for a good non-Angry Birds game, I hope you found this helpful. Enjoy the games!

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • dan

    What about spaghetti marshmallow? Best game since angry birds!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      Never heard of it to be honest, but it sounds interesting, so I'll definitely take a look!

  • michael

    fruit ninja in place of slice it any day

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      Fruit Ninja would have been #6 for me.

  • Rusty

    You should mention which game apps steal Data from you. Are you sure that you want a car driving game to be reading your phone call information???
    The reason why they release these games for "free" is that they are not free at all. They cost you your personal data. Big brother is watching and copying the information on who you call, who calls you, and then making a profit by selling that data to nefarious for profit corporations. Sounds good doesn't it.

    • Newyn

      What car game are reading call information? If an app wants the Permissions Phone calls (read phone state and identity) and Network communication (full Internet access, view Wi-Fi state, view network state) they most likely use it for ads. If you feel paranoid when playing it, just turn of wifi and/or mobiledata or use airplane mode. Sound good doesn't it. It is up to you if you want to support the developers or not.

  • angino

    I'm not really a fan of games but I think Avatar HD of Gameloft is very good. Great gameplay and breathtaking graphics on Galaxy.

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