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    25 Best Free Android Games of 2017 – 1st Semester

    See which were the best Free Android Games that stood out at the beginning of 2017. The beginning of the year had great surprises and free games with above-average quality. See the best of 2017 for you to download on your Android phone.

    Notice: Post in progress, subject to future changes. You android games offline are highlighted in bold. Good downloads!

    – PES 2017 Mobile

    Undoubtedly, the big news of 2017 is the return of Pro Evolution Soccer to mobile fields. No club management minigames, PES 2017 is a complete game with a lot of content.

    Yes, the game focuses on the free to play experience, but it offers a lot in return. Various game modes, online and local multiplayer matches and even narration in Spanish (same as on consoles). A unique football game that is certainly among the best mobile games of 2017.


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    – N.O.V.A Legacy

    NOVA Legacy is the remaster of the first version of NOVA, created in 2010. The 2017 Edition brings new graphics and a more fragmented gameplay, with the right to repeat many stages.

    The distribution model has changed. The game is now completely free and there is the possibility to play without internet. Another innovation in NOVA Legacy is the download size. The game comes packaged in a reduced size, just 30 megabytes to download. Match OFFLINE.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Afterpulse

    Once exclusive to iOS, Afterpulse finally arrives to brighten up our top of free games for Android. However, it is worth remembering that the game works for devices with great processing power (currently some intermediaries such as the Lenovo K5 can run Afterpusle).

    Afterpulse is essentially a shooter for Android, one of the best. Owner of impressive graphics, the game focuses on online multiplayer matches. Ideal for uncompromised gaming, the game has simple commands such as automatic shooting.

    Link to Download the APK

    – Ninja Arashi

    One of the best free platformer games for Android in 2017. Ninja Arashi unites Limbo's unique style with ninja culture. In this game you have to fight enemies and avoid traps.

    In Ninja Arashi, you die easily, but you can try as many times as you want. This is the triumph of the game, as it combines a high challenge with simple and addictive gameplay. A must for fans of platform Android games. Match offline.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

    Konami seems to have gotten it right and is offering a new wave of great games for mobile. In addition to PES 2017, it also brought the best Yu-Gi-Oh! for Android so far, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.

    In this mixture of card game and RPG, the objective is to collect both cards and victories. You can face NPCs in fun battles, reminiscent of the anime, or face multiplayer and defeat other players. The game is all in Spanish, and has a very well explained tutorial. The time has come to believe in the heart of the cards.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    - Injustice 2

    One of the most anticipated Android fighting games of 2017 is finally here. When run on top of the line cell phones, the look is impressive. But those who have a basic cell phone can also run this game, which works very well even on very old cell phones.

    Injustice 2 introduces a new story arc started in the previous game. Upon opening the game, an incredible cutscene sets the dark tone (as always) of DC's stories. Get ready for lots of surprising fights and revelations in this newest Android game.

    Link to Download the APK

    – SUP Multiplayer Racing

    In SUP Multiplayer Racing, the challenge is to assemble the best racing car to participate in awesome challenges, which can be against the game or against other players.

    In the best style of casual games for Android, the tracks and races are super simple. What's really fun about this game is the variety of parts to put on the cars. Modify your power to always come first.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Counter Terrorist-SWAT Strike

    While other games like Standoff 2 and Battlecore don't live up to their promises, Counter Terrorist-SWAT Strike remains one of the best Counter Strike-style Android games. A consistent FPS with scenarios very close to CS: GO.

    Guaranteed fun for Android shooting game lovers, Counter Terrorist-SWAT Strike is light but has good graphics. The gameplay is dynamic with lots of action and no hassles like having to wait a long time to play again. In addition to multiplayer, the game has a campaign mode to train. Great for getting into online mode already kicking ass.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed

    Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed has been downloaded over 5 million times. By bringing the saga to smartphones, Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed reproduces much of the classic mobile experience.

    Get ready to face hundreds of enemies. But don't worry, your character is super-powered and can handle dozens of them at once. A hack'n slash with amazing graphics and many modes for you to enjoy the adventures of Lu Bu and his friends (and enemies too).

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Cliff Hopper

    Android games focused on Arcade gameplay are always a good choice to pass the time. Cliff Hopper remembers the iconic scene from the movie Indiana Jones. Run away from a rock and try to escape thorns and abysses.

    The look of the game is in the style of Minecraft. The gameplay is frenetic and you have to keep touching the screen for the character to change direction or jump. Match offline.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – 3D Billiards Game

    Pool games are already one of the fastest growing genres on Android. 3D Billiards Game is a game with a renewed look. Totally in three dimensions the game has online and offline modes.

    The game has several billiards modes (8 ball, 9 ball, tournaments and etc). There is the online mode where you face other players. But 3D Billiards Game stands out even for the single player offline. Lots of fun without having to use the internet.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Dream League Soccer 2017

    DLS 2017 is not just one of the best android football games to download for free. This game simplifies the search for those who want a complete football game that can be played offline.

    The game is the evolution of the 2016 version. It features the same graphics, but has updated teams, better club customization system and new player movement animations. DLS 2017 is ideal for anyone looking for a no-frills, no-ads, and no in-app purchases.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Brotherhood

    When it came out, we didn't have much faith in the Piologo brothers' Spanish game. But Treta dos Irmãos is an amazing side-scrolling game with influences from games like Super Mario and Contra.

    Follow one of the brothers who visits a strange world, inhabited by characters from the sarcastic animations of "Cannibal World". Tetras dos Irmãos is a 2D game that has good animations, but stands out for its unique audio. Do not play near sensitive people at full volume. Match offline.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Super Woody

    Super Woody is a game heavily inspired by Super Mario World. As Super Mario Run was a complete disappointment, nothing more worthy than putting a real game on our list of the best Free Android Games.

    The game fulfills the promise of offering many levels, bosses and scenarios to play offline. The adaptation of plumbers to lumberjacks was funny. In Super Woody, the objective is to save your brother who is trapped in another world. Match offline.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – WWE Champions

    WWE Champions is a puzzle game featuring WWE wrestlers. Entirely in Spanish, the game stands out for its numerous references. It's the best puzzle game of 2017 so far, due to the modes that even include online multiplayer.

    Take the road to glory by taking on matches against the game or against other players. The game's look is cartoonish, but it's very easy to recognize classic figures like The Rock, John Cena and even old fighters like the Ultimate Warrior.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Bus Simulator 17

    Games for Android Simulators has stood out a lot on Google Play. A good example of this is Bus Simulator 17. The game where you are a bus driver has an above average finish and quality.

    Bus Simulator 17 is a very complete title with many stages, different scenarios and the possibility to choose between playing alone (offline) or with friends (online). The coolest thing about the offline mode are the missions that consist of several trips where you have to pick up passengers and drop them off at their respective destinations.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Raid Dead Rising HD

    Raid Dead Rising HD is another game in the Broken Dawn series. The game is essentially the same as the previous ones. You command a character armed to the teeth. Defeat monsters and zombies that appear ahead, simple as that.

    It would be one of many Android games in this style. However, Raid Dead Rising HD has great graphics and a completely offline. You can play from start to finish without connecting to the internet.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Bushido Saga

    Bushido Saga is an RPG game set in medieval Japan. Don't worry, this isn't a traditional online RPG. More focused on clean gameplay and close to console games, Bushido Saga has an extensive campaign and the feeling of playing a video game.

    The game is based on the story of the 47 Ronin and was developed by a Spanish studio. The game's controls are innovative and the scenarios are quite wide, suggesting a lot of exploration. Match offline.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Grand Shooter

    It's surprising how a national game can at the same time pay homage to classic games from the past like Time Crisis and Virtua Cop, and at the same time touch on current themes.

    In Grand Shooter we control a soldier who is pursued by terrorists. The game has the classic gameplay of old Light gun games. Shoot bad guys and avoid hitting innocent people in a fast-paced arcade game. Match offline.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – NASCAR Heat Mobile

    NASCAR Heat Mobile is the official sports game for Android phones. Take on races, or just snippets of races, in a game with good graphics and a focus on overcoming missions.

    It's not exactly a complete racing game. But its proposal is well-fitted offering a mix of casual and console experience. A great hobby. Match offline.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Ark Survival Involved

    Survival Android games are on the rise. Ark Survival Involved is one of the best titles of its kind. Borrowing the idea from the PC game, in this game you command a character who is stranded on an island full of dinosaurs.

    The prehistoric animals have come back to life and you can hunt them or be hunted by them. The game has good graphics and is currently only offline, but the producers promise an online mode soon.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Star Wars: Force Arena

    2017 is the year of a trend: several Android games try to imitate Clash Royale. Star Wars: Force Arena gets away from that a little bit. The game does resemble Clash, but has a slightly different gameplay.

    What draws attention is the exciting theme of Star Wars. Get ready to control classic and new characters from the latest movies. Star Wars fans need to give this addictive game a try.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Heroes Genesis

    Heroes Genesis is to the year 2017 what HIT was to Android games in 2016: an amazing game that uses Unreal Engine 4. This online RPG features stunning visuals with many effects seen only in console and PC games.

    Hack'n slash comes loose in a game where you don't command just one character, but you can summon two more helpers. Lots of action with the right to fly on dragons.

    Link to Download the APK

    – Rogue Life

    Rogue Life is a fun game for Android that mixes endless running with RPG. Your characters evolve along the journey, collecting, in addition to scars, many weapons and armor.

    The visuals are cute, cartoon-style, and the gameplay is frantic. Rogue Life is ideal for those who enjoy the endless runner genre, but are tired of repetitive games that always send you to the beginning of the adventure.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    – Hot Wheels: Race Off

    And we end our list with an addictive game. Hot Wheels: Race Off copies games like Hill Climb Racing 2. But by bringing more beautiful graphics, Hot Wheels: Race Off proposes something different. The toy carts collection. Match offline.

    Link to Download on Google Play

    Did we miss a game from our list of Best Free Android Games of 2017? Leave a comment.

    [originally published May 9, 2017]

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