Are you looking for great games for your Android device, but are limited by a limited data package or a poor internal memory? Is your mid-range or low-end device not powerful enough to run most popular games available on the Play Store? Do not be discouraged, since the Google Play Store offers many fantastic games that do not occupy much of the precious internal space and work perfectly even on the most basic Android devices. These low MB games, as some would call them, expand into a number of different genres, from simple puzzles to first person shooters, and I'm sure you'll find something you really like.
The best low MB games on Android
Note: I tried these games on Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and they all have package sizes less than or equal to 25 MB. However, the size of the package may vary depending on your particular smartphone.
The best low MB arcade games
Let's open this list with a retro-style arcade game that gives you control of Sir Hoppenhelm, an 8-bit knight who lost in the dungeons of his castle. The main objective of the game is to jump and make your way through the obstacles in the dungeon and see how far you can go in one go. Although the game is small in size, it offers endless hours of gameplay, with the difficulty increasing steadily as you progress. In addition, the game offers a variety of different unlockable characters and weapons that you can play with.
Download Hoppenhelm (free)
The next Slither.io, a simple but not so easy game that doesn't take up too much space on your smartphone. In the game, take control of a small worm and help it navigate the ground, collecting colored balls that help you grow and stay away from the biggest worms that could blow you up. Be careful, because if your head touches another player, you will explode, but if another worm (even if bigger) touches you, it will explode and you will be able to eat their remains. The game has two modes: one in which you can play against AI and another in which you can play with other players online.
Download Slither.io (free)
3. Sneak Ops
Sneak Ops is another great arcade game in which your only goal is to secretly move your opponents on an ever-changing map to collect discs that allow you to unlock different characters. While the game may seem simple at first, the levels can get really challenging as you progress. If you are unable to sneak past the guards, you can even knock them out to keep going. The 8-bit graphics ensure that the game doesn't take up too much space on the device and gives it a fascinating retr look that I really like.
Download Sneak Ops (Free)
4. Tank hero
Take control of a miniature tank and take on other tanks on 120 levels with 3 unique environments. Fire cannons, heat-seeking missiles and howitzers in 5 different types of AI tanks that will do their best to shoot you down. Fun game play and simple controls ensure that playing them on a smaller screen isn't a problem. The fantastic thing about the game that is completely free and can also be played offline, in case you don't have access to an Internet connection.
Download Tank Hero (free)
The latest arcade title on this list, Sky, an endless rhythm runner where you control different characters as they traverse a mystical path full of obstacles. What makes the game different from many infinite runners are the green huts on the path that clone your character and require you to control both characters simultaneously. The game has unique animated paths for different characters and 100 different levels that will keep you busy for a long time.
Download Sky (free)
The best low MB puzzle games
If you are a puzzle enthusiast you should definitely try Mekorama, an addicting game in which you control a nice robot and complete complex 3D puzzles. Although the game has a small installation size, the appearance is absolutely stunning and the game has a very relaxing soundtrack. You can even create your own 3D dioramas with the diorama built into the game and share them with other players around the world. Mekorama doesn't require an Internet connection to work, which makes it a great game for those of you who don't have an unlimited data plan.
Download Mekorama (free)
2. Without flow
Flow Free is a simple but addicting puzzle game that requires you to connect two points of the same color using tubes on a grid of various sizes to create a flow. The game offers over 2,500 different puzzles of varying difficulty, making the game difficult enough to complete. In addition, the game also features a Time Trial mode where you have to complete the puzzle before time runs out. The game takes up very little space on the device and certainly a title that you can keep on your device even if the internal memory of your device is almost full.
Download Flow Free (Free)
Coming to the classic puzzle title that went viral some time ago – 2048. The game is a simple mathematical puzzle where two tiles with the same number are combined to create a larger number, each move adds another tile to the board, making the I play progressively more difficult. Once the board is filled and there are no more moves, you will have to start all over again, so pay attention to the decision you make. Since a fairly simple game, it doesn't take up much space on your device and can also be played offline, which is an added bonus.
Download 2048 (free)
4. Infinity Loop
The last big puzzle on this list – Infinity Loop – not only challenging but also quite relaxing, thanks to its soundtrack. The game simple enough to play, just tap on a puzzle piece to complete a perfect cycle, but it can become quite challenging after completing some levels. Based on its name, the game has infinite levels, so you can continue playing without worrying about running out of levels.
Download Infinity Loop (free)
The best low MB racing games
1. Space Racing 3D – Star Race
If racing games are your passion, then you should definitely take a look at Space Racing 3D: a fun and fast-paced racing game in which to race on a spaceship on a futuristic track. The goal, as in most racing games, rather simple: you must come first. But be careful because the game allows you to collect power-ups on the track with which you can take down or disable your opponents. Space Racing 3D has over 40 different tracks to choose from, along with a variety of different spaceships. The game has 3 running modes – career, running and survival – to keep you hooked for a long time.
Download Space Racing 3D – Star Race (free)
2. Dead Ahead
Dead Ahead an unconventional racing game that a mixture of traditional racing games and endless runners. Set in an 8-bit world experiencing an epic zombie apocalypse, Dead Ahead is a racing game where you compete for your life. Dodge and braid obstacles while taking down the undead. The game allows you to optimize your run and upgrade your weapons to take down the zombies a little more efficiently. Try Dead Ahead if you want to try a racing game with a deadly twist.
Download Dead Ahead (Free)
3. Crazy Racer 3D
Fill up on adrenaline with Crazy Racer 3D: a car racing game in a compact package. The game features 24 different tracks, 6 different supercars, 3 game modes and a ton of customizations, making it a lot of fun to play. Much like Space Racing 3D, Crazy Racer 3D also allows users to take down the competition by using power ups they can pick up on the track, which adds a new dimension to the otherwise simple racing game.
Download Crazy Racer 3D (free)
4. Real Bike Racing
If you prefer cycling by car, then you should definitely try Real Bike Racing. The game offers players over 10 unique superbikes that they can ride on a couple of different tracks. The controls are fairly simple and the game also includes support for virtual reality, in case you want to play with a compatible VR headset like Google Cardboard. Although the game has decent graphics, its installation dimensions are surprisingly small, making it a decent racing game to have if you don't have enough space on your smartphone.
Download Real Bike Racing (free)
The best low cost shooter / action games
1. Modern sniper
Modern Sniper by Candy Mobile is a great option to try if you are a fan of shooting games, but you don't have the internal memory to install larger titles like PUBG or Fortnite. For a game packed in such a small package, the game offers very nice graphics and a wide range of realistic weapons to choose from. There are over 50 missions to keep you hooked and 6 unique maps with different challenges. The game mechanics are simple enough to learn, so you will take down the enemies in no time.
Download Modern Sniper (free)
2. Gangster Auto Theft
Don't have enough internal memory to play GTA on your smartphone? Well, you should consider the idea of Auto Theft Gangsters – a GTA clone that doesn't take up too much space on your smartphone. Sure, the game doesn't seem as cute or detailed as GTA, but not absolutely lacking in space and offers a decent open world with tons of weapons, vehicles and the freedom to do whatever you want. Auto Theft Gangster is definitely worth it if you are looking for a GTA alternative for your smartphone.
Download Auto Theft Gangsters (Free)
3. Robot Strike 3D
Take control of a battle robot and take down a group of different enemy robots spread over 60 unique levels with Robot Strike 3D, a surprisingly detailed game with a small installation package. Choose from over 20 different robots, customize and upgrade your arsenal and stay moving or you may be shot down by a stray missile. The game controls are simple enough to learn and you will have a lot of fun completing the missions once you have passed the tutorial.
Download Robot Strike 3D (free)
The best low-MB strategy games
1. Wise man
While you won't get a full strategy title in a small package, you can enjoy a text-based strategy title like Magium on your Android smartphone. Magium is a story-based game where you choose how the story progresses, based on the decisions you make after reading each chapter. Being a fan of reading, I loved playing and since it has a compelling storyline, I'm sure you will love it too. And don't worry, don't delve into the story, there won't be spoilers here.
Download Magium (free)
Another great text-based strategic title – Seedship – a must try if you are a science fiction enthusiast, but you don't have the internal memory to play a science fiction game on a large scale. The game deals with a spaceship in search of the next habitable planet in the wide universe. You will encounter different difficulties along the way and you will have to strategically make the right choice because the future of humanity rests on your shoulders. The text adventure has multiple different endings, so be sure to make the right decision.
Download Seedship (Free)
The best low MB cricket games
1. Doodle Cricket
Doodle Cricket only a repackaged version of one of Google's Doodles that barely takes up space on your device. a simple but fun cricket game where your only goal is to score points. To do this, all you have to do is touch the screen at the right time. Doodle Cricket is a fun time game that you should definitely try if you are a cricket enthusiast.
Download Doodle Cricket (Free)
2. Cricket Black
Rounding the list Cricket Black – a simple stick cricket game that tests your reaction time more than your cricket skills. You just have to swing the bat at the right time and your score depends on how much you can hit the ball. Cricket Black is a fun game that you can play when you just want to kill some time and only takes up 2MB on your phone, which is an added bonus.
Download Cricket Black (Free)
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The best low MB games on Android
This completes our list of the best low MB games on Android. You can enjoy these games regardless of the Android smartphone you use. Mekorama, 2048, Dead Ahead and Seedship are some of my personal favorites and I had a lot of fun playing these games on my smartphone. Have you ever played any of these games? What is your favorite out of the lot? Let us know in the comments section below.