Smartphones and tablets have seen mobile gaming move on from 'Snake' and compete with the experience offered by other mobile gaming platforms. There are some stunning games being developed for tablets and phones these days, but weeding through the rubbish hoping to find a gem is not exactly an economical use of time. The Tom's Guide team has put together a list of some of the best games for Android devices. Be sure to check out '15 of the Best Android Games for Smartphones and Tablets' to be sure you're not missing any!
While there are some who consider mobile gaming a watered-down, casual affair, the continuing release of excellent mobile games along a wide variety of genres is challenging that line of thinking. As the mobile gaming market continues to grow, big publishers and quirky indie devs continue to rise to the challenge with a variety of big budget titles, ports of full PC and console titles, and clever little gems that utilize the touch screen and other aspects of a smartphone. But the Google Play marketplace is a crowded one and quality games can sometimes be little nuggets of gold in a raging torrent of shovelware. At a loss for what to try out? We'd like to help you out with our own recommendations of some of our favorite Android games divided by genre (along with a few honorable mentions). Have a blast with these 15 Android games!