Android and iOS (iPhone): Top 09 best free games

Whether on the Play Store (Google) or on the App Store (Apple), free video games are more and more numerous and varied.

Android and iOS (iPhone): Top 09 best free games
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Whether on the Play Store (Google) or on the App Store (Apple), free video games are more and more numerous and varied. There is something for everyone. But how do you choose when faced with such extensive catalogue? To help you, we have selected the best games for Android and iPhone below. You will inevitably find your happiness without spending a penny in this article.

Video games for Smartphones have come a long way since the 90s. From the famous Snake in 1997 on Nokia to Angry Birds in the 2010s to the adaptation for smartphones of Fortnite in the 2020s, mobile games continue to renew.

It has never been easier, basically, to play video games. Apart from the smartphone itself, there is no need to buy any particular equipment and it is not necessary to have specific skills to get started. Despite the almost systematic presence of microtransactions, the process is simple and often free, since many mobile video games are initially downloadable and playable without paying a penny.

If you are looking for mobile games for your iPhone or for your Android smartphone, here is our non-exhaustive selection of the best games available for free download. Note that we haven't included mobile games that only offer the start of the game for free, like the excellent Bastion, for example. Similarly, we did not add free games on one application store, but paid on the other, such as the very good Alto's Odyssey.

Our selection of the 09 best free mobile games in 2022:

  • Sky: Children of the Light
  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Among Us!
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Apex Legends
  • Pokémon Go
  • Brawl Stars
  • Genshin Impact
  • Trivia Crack
  • candy Crush Saga

1. Sky: Children of the Light

Sky: Children of the Light is a role-playing game from the creators of the excellent Flower and Journey, available for free on Android and iOS. Just like Journey, Sky is above all a game with a social dimension. It's the perfect game if you're looking for a dreamlike adventure that's clever, fun, and relaxing.

As you sail through the skies, you'll meet other players that you can befriend and interact with using expressions, gestures, and poses, all unlockable as you progress through the story. Playable solo, the game however encourages exploration and mutual aid between players to facilitate the resolution of enigmas and puzzles. We recommend the use of headphones or earphones to fully enjoy the sound experience offered by the game, as well as a controller “ if possible, of course “ to facilitate movement.

Editorial opinion: Sky has remained our favourite little nugget, the mobile video game that we have enjoyed the most, the one to which we have returned the most. Zen, relaxing, different, it offers a dreamlike, original and moving adventure. We can perhaps only blame him for the fact that there are not enough different worlds. It should be noted that it is also available on Nintendo Switch, with the possibility of finding its backup there.

2. Call of Duty Mobile

Shooting games and smartphones, it's a bit complicated. With the screen, not easy to move, turn, aim, shoot, etc. However, Call of Duty Mobile has managed to seduce us, with gameplay that is dynamic, controlled and complete. Despite its millions of microtransactions, it is possible to play it without paying a penny.

Editor's note: Essential if you like FPS and even if you're not a fan of the franchise, Call of Duty Mobile will remain the shooter that will have marked us the most. The controls are perfect, the feeling of shooting successful and the games follow each other quickly. Overall, the desire to return there almost daily prompted us to put it at the top of this ranking, downgrading Fortnite, which is no longer available on the App Store.

3. Among Us

For the uninitiated, the game places you in a team of 4 to 15 people, on a spaceship. Among you, one or more players are imarticalers seeking to eliminate you. Your teammates will fall one by one and each time a vote is offered to find out who the killer is, someone will have to be chosen. If a person is "sus", designated (even wrongly), he is eliminated from the game. The goal if you are not the imarticaler: to survive. The goal if you are the imarticalor: kill everyone, without being detected, of course.

Editorial opinion: Even if the hype has more or less died down, Among Us remains one of the best games for us. For its originality already, but also for its gameplay. Its fun side to many is also undeniable, especially between friends. It should also be noted that it is free on smartphones.

4.League of Legends: Wild Rift

Riot Games, unstoppable? After the release of the excellent Arcane series on Netflix (see our opinion), the studio unveiled Wild Rift, a kind of mini LoL, but for mobiles. The game offers gameplay similar to that of its elder, that is to say two teams of 5 players who compete on a square map made up of 3 lanes, with the aim of pulverizing the enemy base. However, the playing time is shorter and the map smaller than on PC, but the experience is not truncated. More than 40 champions are to collect and play, like Yasuo, Ahri, etc.

Editor's note: MOBAs are a bit like battle royales, that's not what's missing. Despite everything, Wild Rift is a rather successful 5v5 strategy game. What is significant is that for once it is not mandatory to pay to win, since the whole thing is rather well balanced. The gameplay is catchy, the graphics very nice and you quickly find yourself starting a new game. Beginners will not be left out either since many tutorials are there to help them get started. At the first launch, plan to launch it connected to Wifi, because the game downloads several GB of data.

5. Apex Legends

If you like Fortnite-style Battle Royale games, you'll love Apex Legends. Choose your legendary hero according to his characteristics and go to the arena where you will have to fight the other players (60 participants). There should only be one left! Note that it is possible to play solo or in teams of 3 players. In this case, the last team standing wins the game.

Editor's opinion: Apex Legends is a success in both graphics and gameplay. New seasons, new weapons and new challenges regularly renew the player's experience. Players will also appreciate its cross-platform system which allows them to play together, regardless of the device or platform used. As a reminder, Apex Legends is available on PC, consoles and mobiles.

6. Pokémon Go

While the goal has unchanged from other games in the franchise ” which has to catch Pokémon, of course ” the game system differs. Thanks to the use of augmented reality, the player can, with the camera of his smartphone, observe and catch Pokémon within his reach. The Pokémon encountered vary depending on the different locations the player visits.

In the same way, the player can come across PokéStops, points of interest located everywhere in the world, which can be cultural places, shops, statues, original and specific places in a city, etc. Each PokéStop encountered gives the player random items useful for game progression, such as PokéBalls, elixirs, incense, as well as XP.


Editorial opinion: Would it have been wise to make this selection of the best free mobile games without mentioning Pokémon Go? A real social phenomenon when it has released in 2016, Pokémon Go has still widely appreciated today and played by hundreds of thousands of players around the world. Always among the

7. Brawl Stars

Brawl Stars is a nice surprise for all Supercell fans: a solid shooter with a competitive soul, four cool game modes and a set of characters to unlock and upgrade. Always perched in the top of the most downloaded games on the App Store, the title promises hours and hours of fun, shooting, solo or with friends.

Editor's note: Brawl Stars is a 3 versus 3 multiplayer game that is free, fun, well suited to touch screens and fast games. No need to worry here: we launch the game, a game and presto, we find ourselves directly propelled into the action, whether you are in the mood to relax by pulling on things or if you want to be strategic.

8. Trivia Crack

Do you like to test your knowledge and play quizzes? So, test without delay Trivia Crack. The gameplay and rewards system has well-crafted and addictive. There are no boring Trivial Pursuit-style questions here, but a colorful interface and progressively difficult questions. Players will be able to enjoy the single-player mode and answer themed questions. Before moving on to the standard one-on-one mode. Several difficulty levels are offered and you can play against one of your friends or against a randomly chosen opponent. Other game modes are available and, in all cases, you will win coins, gifts and rewards.

Editor's note: Colorful and addictive, Trivia Crack allows you to test your knowledge, but also to learn while having fun. Players appreciate the distribution of questions in the 6 categories (history, sports, science, art, entertainment and geography). The colorful interface and the fun rewards system. On the other hand, it seems that the advertisements are a little too intrusive.

9. Candy Crush Saga

Who hasn't heard of Candy Crush? Addictive and strong of a craze of all the generations since its release in 2012. Candy Crush Saga counts several million downloads all over the world. You would think that the principle of making candy areas disappear would have no intellectual interest, but it is not. Indeed, it is not simply a question of moving colored candies to make them disappear. The player has a minimum number of moves to earn more points and rewards. It is therefore necessary to use your thinking and your sense of observation to achieve your goal. Candies with special powers will also add to the game.

Editor's opinion: Although the childish graphics make it seem like a simple, even simple game. Candy Crush Saga et al are smarter than they look. And players looking for the challenge will have to rack their brains to win the game in as few moves as possible.


Android and iOS Top 09 best free games