There are many great Android games out there, but we’ve selected the 10 best story-based ones to share with you. These games will take you on an exciting journey that you won’t want to put down. So without further ado, let’s get started!
1. The Silent Age: A 2D Point-and-Click Adventure Game
Avoid clicking the buttons, just tap on the screen where you want to go next. Try not to get trapped or killed! You can’t save your game so don’t worry about trying over and over again. Just enjoy the game.
Your grandpa, the only person you have in this world, has disappeared. You find a note from him saying he needs to finish something important. But what? Where did he go? What is so important that it would tear him away from you? Your search for answers leads you on an adventure through time and space. As you jump back and forth between the different time zones, you come to realize that your grandpa’s disappearance is just the tip of an iceberg. Soon you find yourself up against a shadowy figure who has it in for you and the entire human race.
The Silent Age is a 2D point-and-click adventure game with beautiful hand drawn visuals. It is available for free on Google Play.
2. The Room Three
The Room Three is the latest installment in the fantastic Room series of puzzle games. The game takes place entirely within one room, but it features several puzzles and objects to interact with. By manipulating these objects, you must figure out how to unlock the door that leads to the next room. The puzzles are challenging, but you’re given all the clues that you need in order to solve them. The game also has seven different endings which you can achieve by solving the puzzles in different ways.
The Room Three is available for $4.99 on Google Play and iTunes . It was released last October and has received great reviews.
3. The Silent Age: Episode Two –
The second installment in the Silent Age series is an excellent follow up to the first game and continues where it left off. You play as Joe, a janitor who has to solve puzzles and survive encounters with weird old people who speak strange languages all while trying to find your grandpa. The game takes place across two time periods, so you’ll be jumping back and forth between them as you try to prevent the apocalypse. You can download for $1.99 on Google Play .
4. Device 6 –
Device 6 is not your typical game by any stretch of the imagination. It isn’t a puzzle game where you have complete freedom to roam around and interact with your surroundings, but it still qualifies as a story-based game because the entire experience revolves around its narrative. You play as Anna, an amnesiac who wakes up on a mysterious island. The entire story is told through text that appears sporadically on the screen as you move around the island. The game also features excellent audio, so playing it with headphones on is highly recommended. You can download Device 6 for $2.99 on Google Play .
5. Life Is Strange –
Life Is Strange tells an emotional story about friendship and love that will keep you on edge until its very last moment. The game starts off with a teenage girl named Max being told that she can rewind time and goes on to deal with the consequences of her actions both in the past and in the future. You play as Max who navigates school life, relationships, family issues, and other trials while constantly having to make decisions about using her powers.
Life Is Strange is available for $4.99 on Google Play and iTunes . The game was initially released last January but its first episode was recently remastered for newer devices, so you can play it on your new phone! They’ll release the final two episodes in the near future.
6. Riddlord –
Riddlord takes full advantage of the touch screen with its game play. You play as a malevolent spirit who possesses people by entering through their ear and using their bodies to accomplish your goals. The game is divided into six different levels that you must beat one after another, but there are several mini-games within each level that help break up the monotony. You can download it for 99 cents on Google Play .
7. Space Marshals –
Space Marshals is an old school third-person shooter with beautiful 3D graphics and excellent controls. It’s set in outer space, so there are lots of different environments to explore as you go from planet to planet. You play as a bounty hunter who has to take out the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy that range from mob bosses and smugglers to crazed cultists. The game also features excellent touch screen controls with customizable buttons and an on-screen joystick scheme that you can switch between depending on your preference. There are no in-app purchases and the game is worth every penny of its $3.99 price tag on Google Play and iTunes .
8. Oceanhorn –
Oceanhorn is a popular action-adventure game that takes a lot of inspiration from the Legend of Zelda series, but it manages to make the formula its own at the same time. You play as a young boy who’s trying to find his father by going through several dungeons and defeating bosses. The game has great mechanics, gorgeous graphics, and excellent music that make it feel like a classic Zelda title that can stand on its own two feet. You won’t have to pay a cent to download it from Google Play or iTunes since it has no in-app purchases or advertisements.
Swordigo is an action platformer that takes place in a fantasy world with the same name as the game itself. In it you’ll go on an epic quest as a young hero who’s trying to find a legendary sword known as the Swordigo. You can choose between three different classes and it features 40+ stages of fast-paced action, excellent 3D graphics and simple touch screen controls. The game is available for $1.99 on Google Play and iTunes .
10. Year Walk –
Year Walk is a horror game that features excellent graphics and an atmospheric soundtrack that sets the tone for its spooky atmosphere. The game tells the story of a man who goes on a year walk in the middle of winter to learn why his fiancée is suffering from a mysterious illness. You’ll control the main character by swiping the screen, but you’ll also have to play mini-games that deal with different rituals. Year Walk is definitely not for everyone due to its dark themes and puzzle-solving gameplay, but it’s available for $3.99 on Google Play and iTunes and it has excellent reviews from both gamers and critics.