Top 8 | Most Beautiful Games for Android

There are few games out there that inspire the player to stand back and just admire what they are seeing, but with the increase in opportunities for more small developers these days (platforms such as Steam, for example) we’re now seeing independent games that are free of the general conventions of the gaming industry and can therefore presents content that is both original and in many cases quite astonishing. When it comes to mobile gaming, I use my Android most of all – closely followed by the Nintendo 3DS, which my daughter insists on us using all the time – and there are many games out there on the Play Store that fall into these particular categories when it comes to originality. But what about the best looking mobile games out there on Android? We’ve seen one or two fantastically designed games in the last few years, including the likes of Monument Valley which really becomes more of an experience than it is just a game to play and eventually beat. Check out our picks for the most beautiful games on Android below, and feel free to suggest your own in the comments section!

8. Godus (Free)

Let’s start with one of my favorites on the Android platform: Godus, which was initially released a couple of years ago and allows you to play God. I’m a huge fan of strategy games, and the outspoken designed Peter Molyneux so I was all over Godus well before it came out. Unfortunately, its release seems to have gone unnoticed by a few of my friends in particular, who I’ve been cajoling to check it out for some time. Godus is also proof that Kickstarter can be a good thing, because it’s through that particular crowdfunding site that this project became a reality. What are your favorite crowdfunded mobile games for Android? That gives me an idea for another list!  – Download from Google Play

7. Entwined Challenge ($0.99)

Many of the more successful mobile games out there initially existed on consoles as downloadable games, such as those made for the Xbox Live Arcade such as Limbo. One game that came to mobile from the PlayStation is Entwinted Chanllenge, which is one of the more aesthetic driven games we’ve come across on any platform – and with the added aspect of music, this becomes a must have for Android gamers everywhere. It is the way in which the music becomes such an important interactive feature here that sets it apart from other games, and which makes each time you play it such an original experience. – Download from Google Play

6. Two Dots (Free)

I did think about including the original Dots game here, since the concept itself and also the design have been carried over in Two Dots – yet, this second edition is a much more complete experienced and also represents one of the best looking games you will find in all corners of the Play Store. Dots could get a little too simple at points, but Two Dots more than makes up for this with fully fleshed characters and more distinct features to give a true sense of progression. Perhaps the most enjoyable thing about the original Dots game was the design aspect, which has only been honed here to create something that is perhaps even more pleasing on the eye. – Download from Google Play

5. Thomas Was Alone ($5.99)

Thomas Was Alone is a game that was originally intended to be released on some of the more traditional gaming platforms, but as with many games of this type ended up finding a specific home – in this case, on the mobile format. So many of the better looking games we’ve come across on Android are undeniably simple at heart yet with an unseen depth and a level of prestentation that you can only marvel at. Thomas Was Alone is easy enough to pick up and play, but each time you play it the game becomes a slightly different beast which makes us want to return to it over and over again. By far one of the more simple but also original games to make this list. – Download from Google Play

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