Top 8 | Paid Games for Android

We’ve posted a list featuring the best free Android games out there for users to take advantage of, but what about the paid alternatives? With free games or with those that offer some sort of trial version, it’s easy enough to download something to see if you like. With paid games on the other hand, you often don’t know if you’re going to like a game before purchasing it and as such it pays to have a resource that you refer to such as a review website or an aggregate score thing such as Metacritic. These can come in handy when differentiating between the good and the bad, though each is his own player of course and you might love the stuff that another person hates. So, what are the top paid games for Android? Well, there are many of them out there so it’s difficult to whittle a list down to just eight but we’ve tried our best here. We’ve also tried to represent different genres so as to give the list a balanced feel. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

8. République ($4.99)

While most people these days seem to associate mobile gaming with more casual titles such as Angry Birds and Candy Crush Saga, there are plenty of efforts out there that offer the kind of rich console gaming experience that we’ve come to love but on your handheld device. One of the most recent and most impressive examples of this is République, which is at its base a puzzle game though with stealth elements that will keep you on your toes. The world that the game introduces you to is rich and layered and the kind of game world you would expect to explore on a console rather than a mobile game. It’s also quite an original game, too, with lots of inventive touches that set it apart from other similar titles and make it one of the must have games of the past couple of years. – Download from Google Play

7. Reckless Racing 3 ($2.90)

For all the racing games currently available on different mobile platforms, I don’t think there’s one we’ve poured more hours into over the course of the past year or so than Reckless Racing 3. Of course, there are some fantastic simulation racers out there that are a joy to play and look at on Android tablets in particular, but all the excellent visuals and doses of realism in the world are no substitute for sheer fun. In fact, the name given to this one is a clear nod to EA’s Real Racing which again is a wondeful game but not nearly as addictive as this Micro Machines style arcade racer. Reckless Racing 3 offers an isometric view which is a piece of nostalgia in itself and will recall all those racing games you spent time on as a kid such as Super Off Road and RC Pro Am! – Download from Google Play

6. The Banner Saga ($9.99)

The Banner Saga combines 2D fantasy visuals with RPG elements to create what is one of the more original games on the Android platorm at present. It also goes against convention somewhat by focusing on Norse mythology, and you really get a sense from the visuals and the words that this is an entire world you have stumbled into and are now playing through. It’s one of the most awarded paid games on Android at present and it’s easy to see why. – Download from Google Play

5. Thomas Was Alone ($5.99)

What can one say about Thomas Was Alone? Other than the fact that it’s one of the more inventive and unique Android games you will find on the Play Store at present, and will probably make you rethink how games are played and even developed. It’s an indie classic that many thought might get corrupted or lost on its way to the smartphone but we can confirm that’s not the case. The levels here are almost like capsules in that they are brief and stripped of all distraction. There is also a surprisingly strong approach to story here which is perhaps the one thing that manages to bring players into the game, in much the same way that Bastion has done so successfully – though there is the humor here that sets it apart. The bottom line however is that this feels like something you’ve played before, but somehow forgot: a solid platformer though with a minimalist approach that is a joy to play through. – Download from Google Play

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