We bring you a compilation of the best free mobile games that you can play in 2022. It is a collection of games of different genres with which you will be able to spend many hours of entertainment without paying anything, although they all have some system micropayments if you don’t mind spending money for some rewards.
In the world of mobile phones, many of these games have a strong focus on multiplayer modes, although we also include others that you can enjoy alone. We have tried to make the list as varied as possible.
The second part of one of the most beautiful and highest quality infinite runners we’ve seen on mobile. This is the Alto saga, where Alto’s Odyssey takes everything good from its predecessor and improves it, maintaining and polishing one of the best graphics you can find in mobile games, and adding some new mechanics.
The goal remains the same. Your character has to ski down a mountain, and you have to make him go as far as possible. To do this, you will have to overcome various types of obstacles that range from jumping over cliffs to grinding ropes and vines and improving your character and abilities.
- Download: App Store and Google Play
One of the last big hits in multiplayer games, and that has already become free with season passes. It’s something like playing impostor, you are on a ship with several players and one of you has to kill the others, while the rest have to do other missions.
The idea is that the impostor kills all crew members without being discovered, while all players will be able to request votes when they have suspicions to agree to expel a player. If this player was the impostor, they won, and if it was another player, shame on him, but the game continues.
- Download: App Store and Google Play
‘Brawl Stars’ is a brawler shooter inspired by PC MOBAs, although with the controls adapted to play from the smartphone. In it, two teams of three people each face each other, and they do so in a scenario where you can move to find cover or try different tactics.
The title offers almost twenty characters, each of which has its abilities so that you can choose the one that best suits you or adapt to the one you like best. These characters each have their main and secondary ability, which gives you room to design different strategies depending on who you’re up against.
- Download: App Store and Google Play
Call of duty mobile
‘Call of Duty Mobile’ tries to bring the sensations of the mythical action saga to the mobile. It’s a free-to-play shooter with customizable controls, voice, and text chat to chat while you play and get the most out of online games, also with 3D graphics and a good sound section.
It is a multiplayer game with several game modes and is divided into seasons to release content and customizations, with which this free-to-play game is monetized while adding variety over the months. In the game, the longer you play the more content and characters you can unlock, and in terms of gameplay… well, it’s CoD.
This game has been one of the highest-grossing games in the sector for years. This is a title that began timidly as a new proposal in which the dynamic of protecting and building villages in Clash of Clans was changed for a card fighting game, Hearthstone-style.
Therefore, it is a game in which you have to fight battles through the use of different warriors and weapons that we use in the form of cards to destroy the enemy’s towers while maintaining ours. To use them you need to have enough elixir, which is reduced by using each card and increases over time.
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!
From the hand of King, the creators of the mythical ‘Candy Crush’, comes this game with the mythical video game character in a more atypical format. It is an endless runner, a game in which our character runs alone and we simply have to tap the screen to make movements.
It is a free-to-play game, free with micropayments, and offers a whopping 100+ hours of gameplay and 50+ bosses to defeat. All this is in an assortment of colorful screens where we will have to jump, dodge, and attack opponents while we run without stopping.
Hated by many and loved by some, if we think about it coldly this is still an excellent game that can be enjoyed and spent many hours on it. It is free to play, with a free base but a micropayment system with which to obtain advantages.
Beyond the controversy over this step, the truth is that this is a good adaptation and with very good quality, which if you like action games with RPG touches, you will probably love it.
‘FIFA Mobile tries to bring to the mobile the closest possible experience to FIFA of a lifetime, one of the best soccer games today. And try to adapt the experience with daily rewards and bonuses, with a multitude of events and practically all the monetization resources of free-to-play. You may like this more or less, but at least the base of the game is free.
To all this, we must add very good gameplay that tries to balance the arcade and simulation and all the huge number of licenses with real teams and players that EA has. Of course, perhaps it is a bit focused online and lacks some classic modes, but it is one of the best soccer alternatives for mobile phones, and an essential for lovers of the king of sports.
‘Genshin Impact’ is one of the heavyweights in the online RPG genre, with an open world and graphic aesthetics strongly influenced by ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’. This has made it the best launch in the history of a Chinese IP, and it has already reached many platforms and operating systems.
The game is also a smash hit on mobile. His story takes us to a fantasy world called Teyvat, where the seven elements flow and converge. One of its particularities is that you will be able to play it alone if you want, although it also has a cooperative mode. For the rest, you’ll find a good story, a lot of maps to explore, a well-crafted combat system full of action, and nice aesthetics.
Hearthstone is a game that managed to mark an era and influence many others. It was released in 2014 and is still going strong today. It is a multiplayer title with which you face other opponents using cards. Each one has its deck, which has been improving through the games, and you face each other one against one.
The title will offer you all the essentials of the genre, with cards that each have their characteristics and different heroes to choose from with their specific characteristics. In the end, everything will allow you to choose a hero and assemble and configure a deck with which you can design a strategy based on your knowledge of the cards, thinking about the ones that may come out for you or the ones that the rival may have, and evolving your deck in the direction that is closest to your way of playing.
Legends of Runeterra
This is the card game set in the League of Legends universe, so there will be many well-known characters from the game. Matches are one-on-one, with each player starting with four randomly selected cards from their deck, 20 health, and no mana. From there, chance and strategy decide.
First, you’ll get to a pre-phase where you can discard cards, and then each player gets a mana point and it’s decided who attacks and who defends. For this, you can use the cards of champions, followers, and spells, each one with its specific cost, so you may also need to save to go and launch a better card later.
The sims mobile
The classic The Sims from Electronic Arts was brought to the mobile phone, in a free-to-play format with micropayments, and graphics adapted to the mobile with a slightly more cartoony look. However, the essence of the game is the same, that of being able to create your own Sim, your own house, and move forward and create your world.
Just like in the original game, your character will be able to work in different professions and advance in them, earning money with which to buy more items. You can also play with other people and visit your friends’ characters.
Magic The Gathering
‘Magic: The Gathering’. Mainly because it is by far one of the most popular collectible card games in the world. We could say that if Magic had not existed, possibly the rest of the card games too. Or at least not as they are now.
It is a card game in which everyone creates and builds their deck, with dozens of rare and special cards, each one with its abilities. Therefore, to be able to win in one-on-one combat, you need a good deck adapted to your way of playing and a good strategy. And don’t underestimate it, because it’s such a complex game that not even artificial intelligence machines and algorithms know how to win.
Minecraft is like playing Lego on your mobile or your computer, a title that has been a benchmark in creativity for several years now, and is present on practically all devices, consoles, and operating systems. You can play solo or on a server with other people, and choose between playing in an uncomplicated creative mode or in a living world with creatures and enemies that can kill you.
It offers us an open world in which everything is made up of cubes, which are made of terrain and different types of materials. What you can do is break these cubes, collect their materials, and combine them to create others. And with them, create your constructions or simply dedicate yourself to exploring a world full of secrets. A survival sandbox that you can play in many ways and for hours.
And if you don’t have enough with FIFA, another great alternative is ‘Mini Football’, which, compared to the realism of others, offers you a total arcade experience that reminds many of the football games of yesteryear. Its characters are small and big-headed, although the matches can become hectic. In addition, along with the single-player mode, it also has a multiplayer mode.
The controls are simple and you have a remote on the screen so you don’t need a physical one. You have a directional pad on the left, and on the right a set of three buttons. When you have the button, the buttons are for sprint, pass, and shoot, and when you don’t, they are for sprint, player switch, and tackle.
Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds
An adventure set in the universe of Ni No Kuni, and with the collaboration of animators from Studio Ghibli. With this alone, surely it already attracts your attention. This is an RPG game where you can explore a fantastic open world and go on many adventures.
You have five character classes that you can embody, which are Swordsman, Witch, Engineer, Scoundrel, and Destroyer. With one of them, you will have to save and explore a magical world… although you will also have time to decorate your farm with decorations, gardens, and trees.
The Pokemon game where you go for a walk down the street and hunt Pokemons in your town, going to key locations to get rewards, and needing to walk to hatch eggs. There are also gyms to take on the Pokémon of other players in your city. ‘Pokémon Go’ may be years old, but it’s still an incredibly popular and profitable game.
This is a title that had its boom a few years ago, but today it is still in top shape and is almost essential for mobile phones. It has been evolving and growing both in options and the catalog of Pokémon that it includes.
‘Pokémon Unite’ is a game of the MOBA genre based on the Pokémon universe. It is one of the most important and representative genres in the world of eSports, and all the games are played on the same stage, the same arena with which all the players are already familiar. And in it, you can choose between the different Pokémon to fight, each one with its abilities.
It is a free game with paid elements, and with crossplay and cross-platform functions, allowing crossplay between the different mobile operating systems and the Switch, which is where the game has arrived. Its mechanics are simple, you play on a map against another team, and each team has three bases. Your character heals at your bases, and you earn points when you deliver Pokéballs you pick up at enemy bases.
If you like the Civilization saga, you’ll like this game, because in essence it’s the same but adapted to mobile. You don’t play with real civilizations, but with some invented ones based on real ones, and each one has different characteristics and types of troops.
Here, the game is free to play, although only four civilizations are included with this free base. The others you have to buy separately, one or two euros each. But apart from this, it does not have any other payment system or advertising.
Roblox is another one of those games that has redefined the industry. Well, it’s actually like a metagame, Roblox is the foundation on which anyone can create their games or servers, and then other people can join in multiplayer to play each of those worlds. Therefore, the mechanics and how it is played will depend on each creator.
It is a game aimed especially at the little ones, and that is why in Xataka we have a Roblox guide for parents. And if you’ve created an account and don’t know where to start, you also have a list of 21 Roblox games to start exploring its possibilities.
Stickman Warriors – Super Dragon Shadow Fight
If you like fighting games in general and the world of Dragon Ball in particular, but you’re also not obsessed with graphical fidelity or jaw-dropping graphics, this game might interest you a lot. And it is that it is a Stickman game based on Dragon Ball, although without paying for the licenses and without explicit names, but with perfectly recognizable characters.
The game will offer you frantic battles with relatively simple controls, the respective transformations of the characters, galore powers, kamehames, and everything you would expect in a Dragon Ball game, but with much simpler graphics. In addition, for having it even has a story mode.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.