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These are the best Android games of 2016 according to Google

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Here we have the best games in the Google Play store according to Google. To create its best-of list, Google wanted to select the most stunning titles of the indie scene, as well as addictive, competitive games and chart-toppers. We think they picked some great games, and there are a few which we can't wait to try over our winter vacation.

Google has organized the list by category, and in total, 38 games were chosen. There is really no big surprise in the selection. All the games in the list were noteworthy at some point during the year. Most of the truly great Android games tend to be paid, but there are quite a few free titles in here which are good fun.

Google's Best Games of 2016

Best game of the year

No, it's not Pokémon Go. While we would have expected it to be, Google went with another hugely successful game instead: Clash Royale.

For those who missed out on the phenomenon, Clash Royale is a multiplayer game from Supercell, who brought us Clash of Clans. In the game, you collect and upgrade cards which feature the troops, spells and defenses from Clash of Clans, plus the Royales (princes, knights, baby dragons, etc). To take trophies from your opponents, you have to knock your enemy's king and princesses from their towers.

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Clash Royale is Google's game of the year. © NextPit

Most competitive

Most innovative

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Pokémon GO is certainly the most profitable game of 2016. © NextPit

Top trending

Best indie

Most exhilarating

Most irresistible

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NBA Live, one of the most exhilarating games of 2016. / © NextPit

Most beautiful

Best family

What was your favorite game of 2016? Are there any you loved which weren't on Google's best-of list?

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Brittany McGhee

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Brittany loves to keep up with the latest technology and innovation, so she is excited to have the opportunity to write about the wonderful world of Android. She thinks spreadsheets and numbers are fun, in addition to reading books and volunteering.

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  • Jane Walli 1
    Jane Walli Mar 16, 2017 Link to comment

    Hi all, please try my new math game. It is awesome. It helps improve your mathematical abilities and speed of answer. I just published it for android at Google Play."Numbers!" Search for com.bestmath.mymathgame


  • Bernardy 2
    Bernardy Jan 12, 2017 Link to comment

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