Casual games are many things and sometimes they’re nothing but time wasters, but some of the best casual games are there to not only help you pass the time but also deliver a great gaming experience that you really do enjoy.
Casual games can also be a great way to relax and wind down from a more hectic day. They’re also generally great for kids because of the more mild themes.
However you slice it, casual games are a huge hit and they offer a wide variety of gameplay elements and stories. What they don’t usually do is deliver a hardcore experience that requires a lot of your attention. So they’re great if you aren’t looking to dive too deep into a complex story or combat system.
There are lots of casual games on Android. So we’ve handpicked 10 of the best casual games you’ll find on Google Play and have rounded them up here in this list.
Top 10 Best Casual Games
Below is a summary table of which games are on this list. If you’re short on time and simply want to see which games we picked, you can view them all directly from the table included here.
If you want to read a little more about each of our picks, as well as check out the associated game trailers, you can view the actual longer list below the summary table.
The Battle Cats
Unless you hate cats and games that center around them, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t like this game.
It’s simple to play, involves a plethora of silly yet cute and off the wall cat types that you can use to battle against your enemies. There’s everything from giant, powerful Titan Cats to small miner cats that attack with picks.Your goal as a cat army is to take over the world location by location and fend off against waves of enemies trying to fight back.
It features easy one-tap controls and a huge cat cannon that you can fire if your enemies are getting too close to you. The game features a side-scrolling view not too unlike Metal Slug, so if you’re familiar with that game at all then this might appeal to you.
Though this game isn’t really similar to Metal Slug in any other way. There are hundreds of stages to complete and three separate story mode campaigns to go through. So it’s safe to say that you’ll be able to spend a ton of time on this game before you’ve done everything in it.
With over ten million installs and a solid 4.5 star rating, players definitely agree that this is a wonderful little casual game to sink your teeth into. You have the time now more than likely, so why not check it out?
THE BATTLE CATS
More than the art though, if there’s one game that could signify the beauty of the simpler things in life, such as casual games and the simplicity that they usually evoke, it’s this one.
The theme is literally you (Tsuki) moving from the hustle and bustle of the big city in Japan to the slower pace of the Japanese countryside to take over the family carrot farm.
The longer you’re there you grow to appreciate the simpler things in life along with the more easygoing lifestyle that you have there.
You’ll be able to grow and maintain the family carrot farm business, drink matcha with friends, and complete random tasks around the town for the other villagers.
There’s actually quite a bit to do in this game and there will be times that you will need to wait for stuff to finish (like carrots to grow) so you won’t have to worry with always having the game in your hands.
It is a super casual game after all.
Perfect for long commutes, family holidays when you’re taking a break from all the food, or just on a random night while you watch TV. If you liked Tsuki Adventure, you’ll probably love Tuski’s Odysey.
And why shouldn’t you? The game is great.
You’re a mother cat that is just trying to make sure her child has food for their meals every day. As you complete each puzzle and progress through the game, additional parts to the story unfold.
This is another game where there is no vocal dialogue for the story though. Everything is told through pictures and lighthearted, upbeat music. A picture tells a thousand words, and that saying really plays into things here as it couldn’t be more true.
There are over 120 puzzles to solve, each with varying levels of challenge. Your goal is create the bento boxes that match up with the picture before starting each stage.
There are also achievements. So if you really enjoy achievements then that will be an extra level of accomplishment for you to obtain as you take in the beautiful story and gameplay of Inbento.
It’s also a puzzle game which means certain pieces can only be put in a specific spot and you’ll have to figure that out.
It’s a relaxing experience that allows you to create miniature little worlds in a way, by putting together the different models included in the game. It even includes 3D virtual environments that you can spin around 360-degrees to view things from every angle.
If you enjoy puzzles and have ever spent hours on end putting together models of any kind, then you’ll enjoy this one.
POCKET WORLD 3D
It’s got a diverse collection of cool and interesting items with fun descriptions and lore. And a wonderful art style for the visuals. Like all the games on this list, this is a super casual game that’s great for in-between times. Got 20 minutes? Play Alchademy.
Cats & Soup
In addition to discovering new soup recipes, you can also decorate a home for the cats to live in and fill it with all kinds of cool things. It’s similar to Tsuki’s Odyssey in that regard, but otherwise mainly focused just creating different kinds of soup. If you love food, you will probably really enjoy this game.
CATS & SOUP
To that end, you can build and maintain other establishments to help with that. Such as an Inn, an Infirmary, a bank to manage the funds and so on.
The art style here is great in that sort of resembles hand-drawn watercolor or woodblock art. There’s also some role-playing elements to add to the dialogue and make the game a little more engaging.
Then of course, put those dishes you have now crafted into your bistro to sell and cook them for patrons. The cute anime art style should appeal to anyone that’s an anime fan and loves casual games to play when they need to kill a little time.
There are all kinds of different Shiba heroes to collect, and when you can, you send them out on missions. There are also mini games that you can play that help you acquire useful in-game items or currency.
You also only have so much you can do this game at any given time. If all your Shibas are out on missions then you’ll likely run out of things to do unless you continue to play the mini games.
But you can only do that for so long as well. So when we say this is extremely casual we mean it. It is also however a very easy game and it offers up cute graphics that are likely to be a hit with anyone that loves Shiba dogs.
If you fit into that category, download and give Shiba Force a try as it’s one of the best casual games out there.