Best Free-To-Play Android And iOS Games
Whether you prefer Transformers or Emoji, there are some great freebies available.
Free-to-play games are pretty common on iOS and Android devices these days, and while several support the idea of buying additional content for a few extra dollars, most of them provide a wealth of gameplay without dropping a single dime. You may be tempted to spend, but it's nice to know that it's optional, rather than twisting your arm to divvy up the cash.
On that note, here are the top five free-to-play games you'll find on iOS and Android devices right now.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (DeNA)
While some may question the quality of the new Transformers film, there's no question that DeNA devoted its energy into this fun little mobile effort. In Age of Extinction, you'll level up your gear and transformers while battling evil Decepticons in both car and robot mode. While you'll have to pay a bit more to get, ahem, Prime performance out of the game, there's still enough general fun to be found with the Transformers. Plus, no Michael Bay.
Bubble Witch Saga 2 (King)
From the creators of Candy Crush Saga and Farm Rescue Saga comes another crazily addictive puzzle game, this one based more around the Bust-a-Move style of play. In Bubble Witch Saga 2, you'll blast your way through various intricate puzzles, removing like-colored bubbles to free certain characters or eliminate items before you run out of turns. The later stages can be difficult to clear, but there's no question this game is a blast.
Guess the Emoji (Random Logic Games)
With Emoji playing such a huge role in Internet culture today, it's no surprise that one of the most popular mobile games right now - at least, on the free-to-play front - is none other than Guess the Emoji. You'll work your way through a number of puzzles, trying to figure out how certain objects pair together in terms of Emoji-speak. It's almost enough to make you smile at a pair of sunglasses while the sun's out. If you're an Emoji fan, you totally get what we're talking about. Maybe?
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (Glu Games)
Ever want to live the Hollywood life without having to painfully duck TMZ staff and paparazzi? Here's one instance where you can rely on Kim Kardashian. In Hollywood, you'll create your own superstar and legacy from the ground-up, dating and dumping celebrities and taking over Los Angeles in your own special way. You don't even need to marry Kanye West to have a good time with this game, although we hear that it helps in real life. OK not really.
Angry Birds Epic (Rovio Entertainment)
While an Angry Birds-oriented role-playing game may not have been the most requested title, there's no question that Rovio's Epic is definitely picking up steam. In this adventure, you'll take part in turn-based battles with a cast of your flying favorites, while working your way through a humorous storyline that's fit for all ages. It may cost a bit to get more of the epic gear within the game, but the general free gameplay is certainly fit for a king and queen.