11 Best Android Games of 2017 That You Shouldn’t Miss

Namrata Gogoi

We have played a lot of Android games in 2017, and we really mean a lot. From hair raising battles in Age of Empires to planning your career in Football Strike or getting addicted to Once Upon a Tower — this year has been a eventful one.


From all the action, here are the 11 best Android games released in 2017, which made our year, a super awesome one. 

Just to let you in a little secret, the list is huge ... 

Shadow Fight 3

The third in line of the popular Shadow Fight series, Shadow Fight 3 made its debut in July 2017 and since then, it has gleefully crossed the 10 million download mark.


As you might already know, this classic RPG-fighting game is all about fighting. 

Here you choose not only your fighting styles but you also need to learn new moves and experiment as you make your destiny embarking on a new adventures.

Nonstop Chuck Norris

There's nothing the legendary Chuck Norris can't do and to prove this point, we have the Nonstop Chuck Norris game.

A super amazing game to play with minimal control 


The game has a simple rule — help Chuck fight the horde of villains with his signature thunder kicks. 

Nonstop Chuck Norris is a super amazing game to play with minimal control, this game is a pretty simple and getting addicted to it pretty easy.

Did you know that Nonstop Chuck Norris is awesome enough to run without an internet connection?

Transformers: Forged to Fight

Bring the fight between the Autobots, Decepticons and Predacons and Maximals to your Android smartphone with Transformers: Forged to Fight. It's all about what the movie franchise is known for — huge action scenes.


Prepare to breathe into the skin of your favorite Transformers hero Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Soundwave, as you brace the collision of the Transformer's universe.

Once Upon a Tower

If action games or campaigns aren't your cup of tea, then how about a cool little game where you get to save a gutsy little princess from the clutches of an evil demon?

If your answer is Yes, then Once Upon a Tower is exactly what you are looking for. 


With the power of a hammer by her side and no fancy prince to the rescue, it just needs a few taps and a handy set of power-ups to plan the rescue op.

Chicken Scream

Normal games let you control the gameplay through touch and tap. Well, Chicken Scream is no normal game for your voice controls the little chicken.

Here, you’ll have to talk or sing to make the chicken walk


A fun game to play, where you’ll have to talk or sing to make the chicken walk and scream to make it jump.

Yes, you read that right. There is no tapping involved while playing this game and it's your voice that is the sole controller of this game.

Age of Empires: Castle Siege

Age of Empires in the mobile screen was long overdue and finally in April 2017, the much acclaimed Microsoft game made its way to the Play Store.


From ancient civilizations, researching on science and technology, fortifying your walls and strategizing your defenses — this game has all the good 'ol flavors of its PC counterpart.

The gameplay can be continued across a variety of devices such as the Xbox live.

South Park: Phone Destroyer

After Age of Empires and Transformers, we have the South Park: Phone Destroyer game joining the Android gaming world. Seems 2017 was truly the shows-turning-into-games year (remember, Stranger Things: The Game?).


It's an epic card-based game and comes with a horde of characters coupled with an interesting set of graphics, similar to the TV show.

You can play both solo and multiplayer battles in this game and needless to say, South Park is free for Android with its share of in-app purchases.

Sniper Strike: Special Ops

Hunched on top of buildings, with bullets silently whizzing by — Sniper games have always been popular. Another game to join this league is the Sniper Strike: Special Ops.


This is high-graphic FPS game where you'd need to join the Strike Force and take down the evil Elite Order. 

Similar to most of the sniper games, you'll get the option to upgrade your weapons with the points collected during the operations.

Air Battle: World War

We have covered medieval battles, sci-fi battle arena and beaten all the bad guys. But don't you feel that we left one front totally out?

Yes, if you're thinking about high-octane battles fought mid-air, look no further. Say Hi to Air Battle: World War.


The Air Battle will take you back to the early 1900s as you pilot your fighter plane to wipe off enemy airships, hot-air-balloons, fighters or bombers.

Talking about the game features, it has over 50 missions in various weather conditions and different terrains to test not only your focus but also your gaming potential.

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars

Another popular franchise which made its appearance on the game form was Power Rangers: Legacy Wars. This is a graphic-intensive game and has its share of both new and iconic Power Rangers.


In this one, you'd have to defeat the evil space witch, Rita Repulsa who has cloned the Power Rangers and making them fight on her behalf. 

You'd get to choose from over 40 different warriors and also take part in various real-time PvP battles against players. 


Last but not the least, we have the legendary game — Tekken. Join the legacy of Heihachi Mishima as you engage in hand-to-hand combat with your opponent.


Unfortunately, Tekken isn’t yet available in the Google Play Store. However, there's a nifty workaround in the form of apk files. All you have to do is go through the following steps to get Tekken on your Android phone.

Step 1: Get ApkPure

Download Apk Pure store on your device and search for Tekken

Step 2: Download the Main Player

Make sure that the Unknown sources option is enabled in the Settings menu. Once done, tap on the Download button and wait for the installation to finish.

Having done that, you can either uninstall APK Pure or keep it on your phone.

Bonus Game: Football Strike

Love playing football? Trust the new Football Strike to be your new love. Immerse yourself in the world of football as you challenge your competitors from around the world in epic matches.


It has three online game modes to choose from — shooting race, free kicks, and career mode.

Timing is the key as you race against time to either score a goal or to stop a goal.

All Set to Rock 2018?

These were some of the best free games that were released in 2017. So, which one of these have you played already? 

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Namrata Gogoi

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Namrata Gogoi

An engineer turned tech writer, Namrata used to write software codes before turning to a career in tech- writing. She is passionate about travelling, food and reading about cool new stuff. Apart from that, she holds a bachelors degree in I.T and hails from Guwahati.