10 best Android Wear games

by: Joe HindyJanuary 17, 2016
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best Android Wear games
You wouldn’t expect it, but there are actually games made for smartwatches. Admittedly, they’re a little difficult to play so most of the better titles include easy controls and simple ideas, but gaming on your Android Wear device can actually be fun. Here are the best Android Wear games currently available.


2048 best Android Wear games2048 for Android Wear

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Most people know about the 2048 game. The idea is to combine squares with the same number to make larger numbers. So you would combine a two square with a two square to make four, then find another four square and combine that to make eight, so on and so forth. It’s a simple little puzzle game but rounds go by quickly and it’s a good way to kill a few minutes while waiting in line. It says there are in-app purchases as per Google Play, but currently the app doesn’t actually have any.

Get it now on Google Play!


emerald chess best Android Wear gamesEmerald Chess

[Price: $1.33]
Yes, you can play Chess on Android Wear. Emerald Chess is a simple chess game with simple graphics and easy controls. It takes some getting used to because the screen is so small but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy to play. There is a local multiplayer mode where you can pass the watch back and forth and play with another person along with an AI opponent that can be set to easy, medium, or hard. It’s $1.33 and has no in-app purchases.

Get it now on Google Play!


Ingress best android wear gamesIngress

[Price: Free]
Even though the Google Play page doesn’t necessarily say so, there is, in fact, support for Android Wear on Ingress. For those who have never played, Ingress is a live multiplayer game where you must travel (literally) to various destinations around your city to hack and maintain portals. There is an opposing team that will try to do the same to you. It’s arguably the best multiplayer game that fits within this genre and it’s entirely free to play.

Get it now on Google Play!


ladder rush best Android Wear gamesLadder Rush

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Ladder Rush is an infinite runner style game where you must help a boy climb various ladders. It’s a bit like Doodle Jump except instead of jumping, you’re climbing various ladders. It features colorful graphics, easy controls, and plenty of obstacles to avoid. The in-app purchase strategy revolves around buying coins to revive yourself during game play, but you can collect coins as you play and skip purchasing coins if you’re patient.

Get it now on Google Play!

ladder rush best android wear games


lifeline 2 best Android Wear gamesLifeline 2 and Lifeline: Silent Night

[Price: $0.99 each]
Lifeline 2 and Lifeline: Silent Night are both text-based RPGs developed by 3 Minute Games. They tell involving stories written by Dave Justice where you must read what’s going on and then make decisions to move the story forward. This is technically a phone game but both of these titles have Android Wear support and can be played entirely on your watch if you want to. If you want something with a story line that takes many hours to play through, this is the game you’re looking for. You can download Lifeline 2 using the button below, or download Lifeline: Silent Night by clicking here.

Get it now on Google Play!

lifeline 2 best Android Wear games


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marshmallow rush best Android Wear gamesMarshmallow Rush

[Price: Free]
Marshmallow Rush is an Android Wear game based on the hidden Easter Egg game that can be found in Android Marshmallow. This Flappy Bird style game has you tapping the screen to keep Andy bouncing between various marshmallow and lollipop obstacles to remain alive. If you hit anything, you have to start over. Titles like this were among the first Android Wear games thanks to its small package size, easy controls, and simple premise. This one is entirely free with no in-app purchases.

Get it now on Google Play!

marshmallow rush best android wear games


minecart best Android Wear gamesMinecart Jumper

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Minecart Jumper is exactly what you think it would be. It’s a side-scrolling infinite runner where you’re in a mine cart and you must jump to avoid various obstacles in your path. You jump between the top and bottom tracks and obstacles that can get in your way include gravestones and skeletons. It’s admittedly simple, but the mechanics are solid and the game works well. It is slightly newer and less popular than others which means there may be bugs that haven’t yet been reported or fixed depending on your watch model and which version of Android Wear it is running.

Get it now on Google Play!


papercraft best Android Wear gamesPaperCraft

[Price: Free]
PaperCraft is kind of like the classic game Asteroids but with a few tweaks added to the game mechanics. You are a little paper triangle and your job is to shoot down an infinite number of paper bad guys that keep spawning. It’s a fun, modern take on a classic premise and the controls work surprisingly well on a watch. Along with the game, you’ll get Google Play Games leaderboards so you can keep track of your best scores.

Get it now on Google Play!

papercraft best android wear games


Repulsion best android wear gamesRepulsion

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Repulsion is an infinite runner where you must play as an object that is positive or negative and then keep it away from the opposite sign. That means if you’re a positive object, you must keep away from negative objects. The graphics and game play mechanics should be easy to pick up for just about everybody and it played rather well, even on the oldest of Android Wear devices. There are in-app purchases but they are totally avoidable if you don’t want to spend money.

Get it now on Google Play!

repulsion best android wear games


tilt best Android Wear gamesTilt

[Price: Free]
Tilt is a very interesting title that may be more awesome in theory than in practice, but it’s still fun to try it out in practice. Tilt is an augmented reality game where you must point your phone’s camera at your smartwatch and then use augmented reality to play the game. Here’s how it works. On your phone, the game will open your camera which you point at your watch. Your watch will grow a platform (on camera, of course) and you must keep the ball on the platform without falling off. It’s going to waste a ton of battery life on both devices, but this is, by far, the coolest premise for an Android Wear game right now.

Get it now on Google Play!

tilt best android wear games


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  • Jarl

    because that’s what watches are for, play games #silliness

    • JosephHindy

      Yeah it does seem silly but as the old saying goes, why not eh? :D

      • Jarl

        uncomfy, drains battery in a matter of minutes, no (decent) sound, do I need to go on? :)

        • Artur Staniec

          You know it wasn’t really a question, right? ;)

          • Jarl

            it really wasn’t an answer :)

        • JosephHindy

          You know, the same thing could be said for the earliest of Android devices :P iteration and improvements will almost definitely happen.

          • Jarl

            sure, but on the current watches with battery tech as it stands, it’s silly. once the battery tech advances enough we’ll have watches projecting holographic games controlled with the movement of our eyes (:

          • JosephHindy

            Well if you think about it, the games are about on par as the earliest android devices. back then all you had was angry birds, temple run, and a few card/board games (chess). I don’t anticipate gaming becoming a big thing on Android Wear (unless there’s a viral game like flappy bird) but you know there may be the occasional person who wants it :)