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15 best 3D games for Android with excellent graphics

Graphics have gotten so much better on mobile.
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January 25, 2023
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Early mobile games weren’t great when it comes to graphics. You may remember games like Snake, Doodle Jump, Fruit Ninja, and Angry Birds as the pinnacle of early mobile gaming. However, the times have changed. We now have plenty of games with excellent graphics. These games don’t provide the kinds of 3D experiences you get in an IMAX theater with 3D glasses. However, developers now use 3D graphics and environments to give players better immersion than ever before in mobile games. Here are the best 3D games with such graphics for your eyes to enjoy.

The best 3D games for Android

Apex Legends Mobile

Price: Free to play

Apex Legends Mobile launched to Android in 2022 with great success. It is a battle royale-style game that features 25 groups of three people, totaling 75 players per round. The graphics and gameplay are both excellent for this space. Apex Legends also features highly customizable on-screen controls, some controller support, multiple game modes, and social features so you can game with your friends. There are also multiple heroes to collect and play with. The heroes are, at this time, attainable in-game without in-app purchases, making this a game that you can’t currently pay to win. It scratches all of those itches and looks good doing it.

Asphalt 9: Legends

Price: Free to play

Gameloft’s Asphalt series contain some of the most iconic racing games on mobile. However, the games are also known for their hefty and aggressive micro-transaction strategies. Still, Asphalt 9: Legends is among the most beautiful games on mobile with 3D graphics and it even uses some HDR techniques to get even deeper colors. The game features 60 cars to collect, an absolute ton of races to play through, an online PvP element, and decent controls. The controls aren’t as granular as previous generations, but this is an arcade racer, not a car sim, so it’s acceptable.

Black Desert Mobile

Price: Free to play

There are a number of decent MMORPGs for mobile. Black Desert Mobile is among them. The game contains five classes, a metric boatload of quests and missions, and a surprisingly good character customization tool and no, not just for a mobile game. The graphics are among the best in the genre and you’ll definitely appreciate your phone’s screen prowess with this one. There are also modern features like auto-play for help with things like grinding. We this New School RuneScape (Google Play link) is quite good for an MMORPG, but Black Desert Mobile is gorgeous.

Call of Duty: Mobile

Price: Free to play

Call of Duty: Mobile launched in 2019 to massive success. It’s a FPS game with all kinds of game modes, including a 100-player battle royale, a zombie mode, classic PvP deathmatches, and a lot more. The game’s in-app purchases are almost entirely cosmetic so the game itself is free to play. Some other features include above-average graphics for a shooter, clans for social gaming, and various other game modes. This is easily among the best FPS games ever released for mobile. Unkilled and Shadowgun: Legends by Madfinger Games are also excellent FPS games with excellent graphics.

FIFA Soccer

Price: Free to play

FIFA Soccer is one of the most popular sports games on mobile, and it also has some of the best graphics in the genre. Players build a team, compete against other players, and try to improve their team as they go. The game revolves around this core premise with support for over 30 leagues with all of the players who play in them. It is, at its core, a management sim for a soccer team, but you do actually get to play soccer games as well. It looks quite good, and a lot of people enjoy the game. The microtransactions could be better, though, and there is an element of pay-to-win with this one.

Another big game in this space is Konami’s eFootball (Google Play), which also has pretty decent graphics.

Genshin Impact

Price: Free to play

Genshin Impact is an action RPG with gacha elements. It features a bright, massive world that players can roam around in. There are tons of quests, fun characters to summon, and plenty of other things to do. The graphics are part of what makes this game so good. The expansive world is well-detailed, and there are several different environments. In addition, the developers have done a good job continually expanding the game to include more and more places. You won’t finish this one anytime soon, and it’s a delightful game to look at.

GRID Autosport

Price: $9.99

GRID Autosport is one of the newer racing games and easily one of the best over the last couple of years. It features excellent 3D graphics, reasonably realistic physics, and plenty of content for racing fans. The game boasts over 100 unlockable cars, over 100 circuits to race through, scalable difficulty to keep the challenge alive, and support for external game controllers. Asphalt 9: Legends and Riptide GP: Renegade are two more excellent mobile racers and Mario Kart Tour is a fun game as well, but GRID Autosport feels like a console game while the others feel like mobile games.

Lumino City

Price: $4.99

Lumino City is a puzzle game from Noodlecake Studios. This one is unique. The developers filmed real life items and used it in the game. Thus, the graphics are actually real life. The story takes about eight to ten hours to complete. Otherwise, you just engage with the world and solve the puzzles to progress. It’s truly one of the greatest 3D games out there. It runs for $4.99 with no in-app purchases or advertisements. Lumino City is also free with Google Play Pass if you have it.

Minecraft

Price: $6.99 with in-app purchases

Minecraft is one of the most popular 3D games available. Most people know how this game works. You have a randomly generated world to explore and build. There are a ton of items to craft, online multiplayer, and a lot more. Updates in September 2017 allow mobile players to play with PC and console players as well. The number of things you can do is virtually limitless and you can play with your friends or strangers if you want. The graphics aren’t amazing, but the simplicity makes it easier for the entire game world to be altered by the player. The game runs for $6.99. The in-app purchases are for player skins and don’t affect game play.

Monument Valley 2

Price: $4.99

Monument Valley 2 is one of the best puzzle games available. It’s also a great 3D game. It uses Escher-style level design and puzzles. Players need to rotate, move, or otherwise mess with levels in order to proceed. The game is rather short, but entertaining. It’s also beautifully done. The first Monument Valley game is also quite good and fairly priced. Those looking for huge games may be disappointed, though. This is definitely a quick play and an enjoyable one. It’s also free with Google Play Pass if you use it.

Riptide GP: Renegade

Price: $2.99

Riptide GP: Renegade is the latest game in the Riptide GP series. It’s a series of racing games with jet skis instead of cars. The game features a deep campaign mode with an actual story line. In addition, there are various wave runners to unlock, an online multiplayer mode, and Google Play Games support for achievements and leaderboards. There is even some vehicle customization available. The game runs for $2.99 with no in-app purchases or you can grab it free with Google Play Pass.

The Room: New Sins

Price: $4.99

The Room: New Sins is the fourth game in the franchise. It plays similarly to the first three The Room games. You solve a series of intricate puzzles. The game features outstanding graphics, a bit of an exploration element, a storyline, and more. This is easily among the best puzzle games available on mobile, period. The first three games in the series are no slouches, either. This one goes for $4.99 with no in-app purchases or advertising. It also has achievements and cloud saving, two features we always like seeing.

Sky: Children of Light

Price: Free to play

Sky: Children of Light is an adorable little game with some pretty decent graphics. You roam around the world and solve puzzles to progress the story. The game is online and multiplayer, but it’s cooperative. Other players can walk up, grab your hand, and walk with you throughout the whole game. The non-competitive nature, calming graphics, and simple gameplay make this a difficult game to dislike. There are seven realms to explore, many puzzles to solve, and some very good story elements. This is one of the better mobile games, and it looks good too.

Tower of Heaven

Price: Free to play

Tower of Fantasy is an action RPG with gacha elements. It competes with Genshin Impact but features more of an MMORPG feel than its competitor. Players summon characters, roam around the large open world, and progress through the story. There are also a ton of side quests and other little things that you can do. Some other game features include social elements like a cooperative mode, decent combat mechanics, and plenty of places to go exploring. We personally like Genshin Impact better, but we understand why some of our readers may not agree.

Trials of Mana

Price: $23.99

Trials of Mana is an action RPG from Square Enix. The gameplay loop is pretty typical. You assemble a team of characters, progress through the story, and take down the big bad guy at the end. However, Square Enix has been doing this for decades, and the studio is pretty good at it. The graphics are good and blend together well with the art style and soundtrack. This port of the game is actually quite good, and better than the Switch version to some people. Square Enix also has Adventures of Mana on mobile, and it has 3D graphics as well. However, both games are pretty expensive, so we’ll recommend Trials of Mana first.


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