The best way to analyze and evaluate a product is by comparing it with other similiar ones. Thus, we place special emphasis on software comparisons. Thanks to Uptodown’s enormous catalogue we can recommend many alternatives for the same task, meaning there is always a better option than that application you thought was the only one of its kind.

If there’s one genre in the world of gaming as old a the medium itself, it’s dialog tree games. These interactive stories have greatly evolved since the legendary 1977 Adventure (around here we like to call it the Original Adventure), but the genre tropes are essentially the same as ever: you dive into an immersive experience through the text where your decisions are key in how the adventure plays out. Although in part this gameplay developed because of the technological limits of that period, lots of developers have been very clever about bringing them back on Android but with tweaks made to the format in surprising ways. Hence why today we’ve decided to pick the best free text adventures for mobile devices.

Incremental games are one of the biggest genres in smartphone and tablet gaming right now. Their popularity is on a wild upswing and every time we turn around there are a handful of new games that exploit this simple gameplay that falls halfway between pure reflexion and elated jabbing at the screen. Your Correspondent has found himself helpless to stop playing a lot of these games and they are unquestionably a key ingredient for any summer of fun. This is why we’ve picked out five free idle clickers for Android for you to spend time with over your break.

If there’s an animated series that’s really taken off among viewers of all ages, it’s Adventure Time. The exploits of Finn the Human and Jake the Dog have brought joy to the lives of kids, teenagers, and adults in equal measure thanks to their indefatigable spirit of adventure and the legends surrounding the Land of Ooo. A phenomenon like this couldn’t not leave its mark on the world of gaming, and so today we’ve selected the best free Adventure Time games for Android.

June has flown by and it’s time for our recap of the best free Android games to have come out this month. Recall that many of these titles still haven’t officially been released on Google Play, but we’ve already got them for you to download here on Uptodown with no geographical restrictions.

When good weather shows its shy face, the hikers come out to play. Camping – either in the backcountry or on campgrounds – is one of the most alluring activities of the season. Whether you’re at the beach or in the mountains far from civilization, it’s always nice to have a bit a help from your smartphone with apps for geolocation services, weather, battery savings, or first aid tips.

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Today we turn our thoughts to the best games from the month we’re leaving behind. Though lots of them haven’t been officially launched on Google Play yet, they can all be downloaded from Uptodown in APK format with no geographical restrictions.

The appearance of IM apps has rocked how we communicate. Whether you use WhatsApp, Telegram, or another of their many variants, chatting is easier than ever thanks to the immediacy and cost of sending each message – that is, exactly $0.00. This has turned the SMS – formerly king of the mobile realm – into an essentially residual service. Oddly, though, they remain important due to the growing number of services that use them to send info or two-step verification codes. Since it looks like the SMS as a medium isn’t going anywhere, we’ve done you a favor and picked the best free SMS apps for Android to replace the default one on your phone.

An “unreleased” release on Android refers to a gamed that’s been soft-launched to see how well it does in a specific geographic area. Sort of like a public beta to let developers polish their product before its official international release. Ever more games are getting anchored in this stage, and can be downloaded and played legally with no geographical or functional restrictions. Here are 10 Android games that still haven’t been officially released at the international level but can be downloaded from Uptodown today.

Finding a minute to relax isn’t always easy with the frenetic pace of daily life. Not everyone has time to physically go to a yoga or meditation class – which is why Android is an ideal host for apps designed to help clear the chakras. With meditation and the search for inner peace in mind, we’ve put together this list of the best free relaxation apps you can find on Android.

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If we’re talking about manga/anime, we’ve gotta talk about Dragon Ball. The legacy of Akira Toriyama lives on and his show continues to make an impact to this day. Yesterday was Goku Day in Japan (the kanjis the represent the numbers 5 and 9 are read as “Go” and “Ku”) and we didn’t want to miss the chance to pay tribute to this legendary series by putting together this list of the best free Dragon Ball games for Android.