In 2018 alone, mobile games generated $61.3 billion in revenue thanks to popular titles like “Fortnite: Battle Royale” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” offering a mobile experience that’s comparable to their counterparts on the more expensive gaming hardware.
Whether you’re looking for a game to spend 20 hours on, or just need something to play on short rides, here are 10 of the best Android games you can find for less than $5.
1. Monument Valley I & II ($3.99 and $4.99)
Monument Valley is a beautiful puzzle game filled with colorful 3D backgrounds and well-designed mazes. The story unfolds around a silent princess as the player guides her through each new area. You can find “Monument Valley” and “Monument Valley 2” as separate listings in the Google Play Store.
2. Lara Croft GO ($1)
Lara Croft GO is a puzzle game inspired by “Tomb Raider.” Players guide Lara through a cleverly-designed maze of obstacles and enemies in search of hidden treasure. The game was popular enough to spawn a pair of sequels based other popular video game franchises, “Hitman GO,” and “Deus EX GO. “Find “Lara Croft GO” in the Google Play Store.
3. Florence ($2.99)
Florence” is an award-winning, hand-drawn romance game that plays like a storybook. As the player completes small mini-games, the relationship at the center of the game flourishes. Find “Florence” in the Google Play Store.