What are the best Android games without in-app-purchases/paywalls?

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Why did you vote for World of Goo [$2.99 USD]?

World of Goo is a physics-based puzzle game. The goal of the game is to build structures from balls of goo strung together to solve a puzzle. Each l...

Great variety in puzzles

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A lot of attention has been put into creating interesting levels with great pacing and variety throughout the game.

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Why did you vote for Pixel Dungeon [Free]?

Pixel Dungeon is a traditional roguelike game with pixel-art graphics and simple interface. The gameplay revolves around exploring dungeons to colle...

Randomized everything

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In a true roguelike fashion, levels are randomly generated each time you play. And Pixel Dungeon goes one step further by randomizing items and weapo...

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Per Google Play: "Offers in-app purchases"

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Why did you vote for Osmos HD [$1.99 USD]?

Osmos HD is a physics-based puzzle game. For other physics-based puzzle games see here.

Great ambient soundtrack

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This award-winning hypnotic ambient soundtrack will make you forget about your surroundings and completely engross you.

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Why did you vote for The Room [$0.99]?

One of those "figure out how to escape" games, but really well done and fun.For other beautiful puzzle games on Android see here.

Great atmosphere

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Due to an excellent choice of music and incremental telling of a dark story, the game creates a nice bit of tension and a creepy vibe in an otherwise...

Ends abruptly

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The Room is relatively short. Experienced players will be able to beat it in less than two hours. And it ends abruptly. Luckily there is a sequel.

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Why did you vote for Super Hexagon [$2.99 USD]?

Super Hexagon is a minimalistic action game where you control a small triangle and try and avoid crashing into the walls in the game. For other Andro...

Addictive, challenging gameplay

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You will die. A lot. And that is the point. The game is challenging, but fair. It is as much about memorization as it is about precision of movement.

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Why did you vote for Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP [$2.99]?

Sword & Sorcery is a puzzle game that focus on atmosphere over puzzle elements.For other beautiful puzzle games on Android see here.

Excellent atmosphere

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A detailed aesthetic, a great score and an intriguing narrative together create a world that engrosses you from the very beginning.

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Why did you vote for GTA San Andreas [$6.99]?

The mobile version of the Rockstar classic has everything from the original and more. It is the full game spanning across 3 large counties with updat...

Hours of gameplay

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It takes days just to finish the story missions, not to mention side missions, one-off encounters and just plain goofing off.

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Why did you vote for Terraria [$5]?

For other Minecraft-like games see here.

Allows for great freedom of expression

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The game has all kinds of tools and materials that you can acquire and use to build whatever you can imagine.

No sync between devices

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You build your world but it sits in your phone. You cannot back it up, you cannot sync it with other devices, nor even manually backup unless your de...

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Why did you vote for Game Dev Story [$2.50]?

Addictive

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Game Dev Story fulfills a fantasy of creating a game studio. You get to choose what type of game you want to make, what tools you use to make it, who...

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Why did you vote for Eufloria HD [$4.99]?

Calm and minimalistic

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The game has a minimalistic approach towards audio design, visual representation and gameplay mechanics, creating a calm, zen-like state while playin...

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Why did you vote for Fiz : Brewery Management Game [$1.99]?

Variety

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To break up the monotony of constant stale management of business there are challenges and events that happen, usually in the form of a goal that you...

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Why did you vote for Frozen Synapse [$2.99]?

Turn-based tactical shooter.

Great tactical depth

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Frozen Synapse has deep tactical possibilities. You have to take into account your environment (there's even destructible terrain), strengths and...

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Why did you vote for Little Inferno [$2.99]?

Wordplay based puzzles

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Certain items may have odd properties or work together with other items to create unexpected results. A list of combinations, where the only hint is...

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Why did you vote for 10000000 [$2.99]?

Mixed match-3 & RPG elements

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The gameplay mostly consists of typical tile matching, but is supplemented with items that you can acquire and stats you can upgrade.

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Why did you vote for Devil's Attorney [$1.99]?

Devil's Attorney is a turn-based strategy game set in the 80's where you play as Max McMann, a defense attorney that's high on charm but...

Great sense of humor

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Both the comedic writing and delivery are top notch. Not only that, the gameplay elements reinforce the absurdity of the presentation - "Credibi...

Short

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I loved this game, personally, but it is incredibly short.

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Why did you vote for Bloons TD 5 [$2.99]?

A brilliant tower defense game. Very strategic and has a lot of depth.

Great depth and variety

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There's a great variation in towers, their stats and upgrade trees, as well as enemy types (bloons) and levels you have your battles in.

In-app purchases

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This app does contain in-app purchases, and plenty of them. Though they're not nessesary for normal play, they are still present, and needed to u...

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Why did you vote for Battleheart [$2.99]?

Battleheart is an action strategy RPG for Android.

Deep and complex gameplay

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Manage money, characters, their equipment and abilities and create strategies that make the best use of what you have available.

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Why did you vote for Spaceteam [Free]?

Spaceteam is a cooperative party game for 2 to 4 players who shout technobabble at each other until their ship explodes. Each player needs a mobile d...

Frantic local co-op

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The game can be played locally by 2 to 4 players. The gameplay consists of frantic shouting, screen shaking and "four-stroke plucking".

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Why did you vote for Ingress [Free]?

A revolutionary augmented reality game from Google.

Real-world gameplay

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It's an augmented reality game, so you have to move around the real world to progress in the game, with all that it entails - weather, time of da...

Congested areas dominated

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It's an extremely fun concept, walking around and building up affinity with local nodes to you. However, the fun comes to an abrupt stop when a w...

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Why did you vote for Rayman Jungle Run [$2.99]?

High quality level design

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Both aesthetically and gameplay-wise there has been a lot of attention put into levels of this game. They are of great length, different difficulties...

Offers In-App-Purchases

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Why did you vote for Rebuild [$2.99]?

Zombies!

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Probably not for everyone, but if you like a zombie overrun post-apocalyptic scenario, this game sets the atmosphere accordingly with constant scaven...

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Why did you vote for Star Command [$2.99]?

Great sense of humor

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A lot of references to Star Trek and other sci-fi shows can be seen in dialogue and other aspects of the game.

Unstable

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The game might crash often so save often.

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Why did you vote for Chaos Rings II [$15.99]?

RPG from Square Enix.

Great combat system

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Choose between solo and paired combat, where damage dealt is increased and damage taken in shared. Add to that a 'rock, paper, scissors'-type...

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Why did you vote for Cytus [Free]?

Cytus is a music/rhythm game.

A mix of J-pop, techno, synth-pop songs

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Cytus has a selection of 15 songs.

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Per Google Play: "Offers in-app purchases"

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Why did you vote for Bean's Quest [$1.99]?

Bean's Quest is a fun platformer for mobile.

Lots of replayability

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Bean's Quest has things to find, challenges based on complexity and the amount of times you've jumped in each level. Trying to hit everything...

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Why did you vote for Minecraft - Pocket Edition [$6.99]?

Multiplayer

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Minecraft can be played with other people over Wi-Fi.

No caves

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If you were looking to explore caves in this Android version of Minecraft, you're out of luck.

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Why did you vote for Plasma in Engineering [$0.99]?

Your space ship is falling apart all around you! Its up to you to fix the space ship! This unique story re-imagines the infinite runner genera. With...

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Why did you vote for Spirits [$2.99]?

Great atmosphere

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Dream-like art direction with hand-drawn characters and levels, and excellent sound design.

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Why did you vote for Delver [$1.99]?

Delver is a first person action roguelike dungeon crawl with crunchy pixels.

Great atmosphere

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Delver has a simplistic, blocky, yet colorful and friendly aesthetic combined with inviting music and detailed sound design.

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Why did you vote for The Cave [$4.99]?

Humorous narrator

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The main character of the game is The Cave itself. The Cave has a tendency for ironic, deep-voiced remarks regarding his new inhabitants, their past...

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Why did you vote for Sonic the Hedgehog 2?

Decent controls

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The controls are surprisingly decent, given how poor controls tend to be for console games emulated on touch devices.

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Why did you vote for Amoebattle [$0.99]?

The fate of our biological future lies in your hands. Lead your group of amoebas against a fast spreading infection that threatens the microscopic wo...

Beautiful

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Amoebattle has many colorful and friendly worlds and characters to offer.

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Why did you vote for Doom & Destiny [$3.99]?

Doom & Destiny is an award-winning indie JRPG for XBox and Mobile.

Great storytelling

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Doom & Destiny is very well written. Full of references, humorous dialogue and excellent satire of RPGs.

Translation errors

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With a game that's heavily focused on storytelling grammatical errors are quite noticeable.

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Why did you vote for Meatballphobia [$1.50]?

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Why did you vote for 7x7 [free]?

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Intrusive ads

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Why did you vote for First Strike?

1/4 of revenue is given to charities that help reduce nuclear arsenal

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Why did you vote for Danmaku Unlimited 2 [$2.74]?

Online leaderboards

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You can compete with other people to get a higher score.

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Why did you vote for Another World (Out of This World)?

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Why did you vote for Anomaly 2 [$4.99]?

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Why did you vote for AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA [$2.99]?

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Why did you vote for UniWar HD [$4.99]?

UniWar™ is the online multiplayer turn-based strategy game for the Android. Players take turns building their army and fighting against each other u...

Asymmetrical turn-based gameplay

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UniWar has three races to choose from - Sapien (humans), Titan (machines), Khralean (bugs) each with their strengths, weaknesses and slightly differe...

Slow moving

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Why did you vote for OCO: Odd Cube Out [free]?

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Why did you vote for Lazer Hawk [$0.69]?

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Why did you vote for GestureCI [$0.99]?

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Why did you vote for Finger Fencer [$1.99 USD]?

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Why did you vote for Dweller [free] [beta]?

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Why did you vote for Quest of Dungeons?

Rogue-like RPG.

Excellent and fun Rogue-like.

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I've played this game for a few weeks now, and have had a blast. This is a rogue-like, which means that there is perma-death, and a level of diff...

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Why did you vote for The Boy with Bombs?

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Why did you vote for Bad Hotel?

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Why did you vote for Archangel [$2.07]?

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Why did you vote for Anomaly Warzone Earth HD [$3.99]?

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Why did you vote for Anomaly Korea [$3.93]?

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Why did you vote for Anodyne [$2.49]?

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Why did you vote for Tidy Bubble [$0.99]?

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Why did you vote for Space Ace Galaxy [$1.21]?

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Why did you vote for Open Field Echo Sounder [$1.99]?

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