We're almost ready to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021, so it's time for the end of year wrap-ups. There are a ton of great games to play on Android, but let's be honest, there's also a lot of trash. As of October 2020, there were a whopping 385,551 gaming apps available on Google Play. But how many of those are worth playing? And which ones are the best?
These are our picks for the best Android games on the Play Store in 2020. We've picked games from a multitude of genres, so you're sure to find something you like. Let's take a look.
Sky: Children of the Light
Sky: Children of the Light is a social adventure game on Android and iOS and planned to release on the Nintendo Switch in 2021. It has an exceptional multiplayer experience. Other players appear as ghosts who are moving through their own journeys in the world.
Witcheye is a colorful old-school platformer that arcade-game fans are sure to love. Players dodge hazards and off enemies while playing through the six game worlds. You begin as a mild-mannered witch who transforms into a flying eyeball of rage after having her spell ingredients stolen. Overall it's a lot of fun and a unique entry to the arcade game genre.
Minecraft is a hugely popular game on the PC and console, and how you can build insane creations on mobile too. The mobile version is essentially a stripped-back version of the PC game, and while it is somewhat limited, there's still plenty to do in the creative and survival modes.
Genshin Impact is a newer game and one with a ton of buzz. It's a free-to-play action RPG in a fantasy-themed open-world. You complete missions in a beautiful open world that allows you to evolve your character. It runs smoothly on mobile, so it's a great option if you don't have a PC or console but still want to join in on the fun. If you find you enjoy the mobile version and want to play on PC or console, you can buy Genshin Impact accounts with items and gear at Eldorado.gg.
GRID Autosport is a freemium racing game based on the PC and console versions of the game. It doesn't annoy you with aggressive ads (it's ad-free) and is very detailed and expansive. There are 100 circuits and a massive range of cars to choose from.
Assoluto Racing is a realistic racing game with excellent 3D graphics. You can modify your vehicle to make it faster and unlock real cars from manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, and Toyota.
Shadowgun War Games
Shadowgun War Games is an Overwatch-style first-person shooter hero game. You can play with your friends or randoms in familiar game modes like Capture the Flag and Team Deathmatch. The game features 5 different heroes - 3 are available from the start and the other two you unlock by progressing in the game. You can also collect fun and unique skins for your characters.
Where Shadows Slumber
Where Shadows Slumber is an adventure puzzle game where you guide an old man called Obe through a world plunged into darkness. You play with light and shadow to complete increasingly challenging puzzles
Shadow Fight Arena
Shadow Fight Arena is a 2D PvP fighter game. You can use a variety of armor and weapons to increase your chances of winning the fight, including swords and sticks.
Pascal's Wager is a dark action RPG where you face disfigured opponents in a dark world. You can explore hidden paths to uncover new mysteries, fight bosses, and much more. The game sports some near console-level graphics and is overall extremely impressive for a mobile title.
Among Us has proved to be a hugely popular 2020 title on both Android and iOS. The game was originally released in 2018 but was mostly unheard of until it exploded in popularity this year. It's a social deception game where you start out in a spaceship with 4-10 other players. There's an imposter on the spaceship, and their goal is to kill the crew without being outed as the imposter. Players can vote on who they think the imposter is after a player is found dead. The person who receives the most votes gets ejected from the ship and dies. If the imposter is successfully identified - the crew wins. If an innocent is booted, you go back to the ship to continue.