A Call of Duty: Mobile best shooting games for Android
You really can’t get more action than you get with shooting games. Whether they’re third person shooters, first person shooters, or somewhere between, you’re usually in for tons of bullets, explosions, and mayhem. It’s been one of the more difficult genres to get going on mobile since shooting games depend so heavily on precision. That’s difficult to do on a touch screen. Additionally, we have a separate list that is all FPS (first person shooter) games and that’s linked just below. This list has first and third person shooters with a variety of different mechanics so it might be a truer list of the best shooting games for Android.


Ailment and Endurance

Price: Free / Up to $3.99 (each)

Ailment is a mix between a shooter and a dungeon crawler RPG. Players explore the world, find loot and gear, shoot up the bad guys, and engage in some truly intense action combat. The graphics are retro style so it’s not the prettiest game we’ve ever seen. Still, the mechanics are solid and the controls are easy enough to learn. Players can also find hidden Easter eggs, bring NPCs along for the ride, and more. Endurance came out in 2020 as a sort of prequel to Ailment and it’s just as good as Ailment, if not a little better. These are two excellent shooting games and we highly recommend them.


AirAttack 2

Price: Free/ Up to $1.99

AirAttack 2 is an top-down aerial shooter and a pretty decent one. The game plays like the classics do. You go level to level taking down opponents, bosses, etc. However, this one has surprisingly good graphics, simple controls, and a survival mission mode for those who like an extra challenge. The game also includes daily rewards, five airplanes, various upgrades, and support for Android TV along with external game pads, mice, and keyboards. Oh, did we mention it’s offline capable as well? This is one of the good ones in the genre.


Bullet Hell Monday (three games)

Price: Free / Up to $4.99

Bullet Hell Monday is exactly what the doctor ordered if you just can’t get enough bullets on the screen. These three over-the-top aerial shooting games are pure arcade absurdity and we love every second of it. The games feature bright and colorful graphics, a chapter mode, simple controls, an easy mode (for beginners), and more. There are three games in the series. You have Bullet Hell Monday, Bullet Hell Monday Black, and Bullet Hell Monday Finale. You can start with whatever one you want. They all play about the same way.


Call of Duty: Mobile

Price: Free to play

Call of Duty: Mobile is the current king of the shooting games genre. It is insanely popular and it has enough game modes to keep things interesting. There is a 100-player battle royale mode along with your classic team deathmatches. Players unlock gear over time along with popular characters, equipment customizations, and more. It’s an online shooter so there are social elements as well. The game has the occasional bug and the game HUD has a bit of a learning curve. Otherwise, it’s a safe, popular option for shooter fans.


Critical Ops

Price: Free to play

Critical Ops is one of the more popular shooting games out right now. It features decent graphics, online multiplayer, tons of various weapons to pick up, and weapon skins to add a bit of customization. The control mechanics are fairly typical for a first person shooter. There is always a learning curve when you play a shooter on a touch screen. Even so, it shouldn’t take long to figure everything out. The developers are quite active with this project so it gets frequent updates and improvements. We really like it. Infinity Ops is another decent game that has a lot of the same elements, but has more sci-fi.



Fortnite

Price: Free to play

Fortnite is one of the more unique shooting games on Android. You’ve no doubt heard of it before. You drop from the sky, craft and find various items, kill all of your opponents, and become the last one standing to win the round. It has a massive following. The game mechanics are a little clunky on mobile, but that’s only because there are so many controls. We expect it to get better over time. You can also sync your account with other versions of the game to keep stuff like skins and other unlockable content. The game started out as a third party download from Epic Games, but launched officially in the Play Store in 2020. You can now get it there.


Garena Free Fire

Price: Free to play

Garena Free Fire is a popular online third-person shooter. It’s a battle royale style game where you drop onto an island with 49 other people and duke it out for ten minutes. There are all of the battle royale elements people like. You find weapons, work your way through the safe zone, loot your enemies, and try to be the last person standing. The game also includes four player squads with in-game voice chats. We like the social elements quite a bit with this one. It has a few bugs here and there but good luck finding a free to play shooter that doesn’t.


Into the Dead 2

Price: Free to play

Into the Dead 2 is a fun shooter hybrid. The game also includes infinite runner style mechanics. You basically run through a giant horde of zombies forever. Survival is the goal. Some of the game features include decent graphics, a variety of weapons, a dog companion, some tower defense mechanics, and multiple endings. This is definitely something a little bit different in the shooter space. However, it’s a surprisingly deep game considering that it’s freemium.


MADFINGER shooting games

Price: Free to play (usually)

MADFINGER Games is one of the best developers for shooting games. They have a good collection of excellent games, including the Shadowgun series, Unkilled, Dead Trigger 1 and 2, and others. Unkilled and Dead Trigger are zombie shooters. You kill tons of zombies, zombie bosses, and collect various weapons. The graphics are also fantastic. Shadowgun is more of a classic shooter with a campaign, online multiplayer, and other features. Some of the games are free, others are freemium, and some still are pay-once experiences. You really can’t go wrong with any of them. Shadowgun War Games, an Overwatch-style PvP shooter, is the developer’s latest release.


Modern Combat 5

Price: Free to play

Modern Combat 5 is among the most popular shooting games on mobile. It was originally a pay-once game until Gameloft turned it into a freemium game a while back. It has a large following, decent graphics, and there is a ton of game here for you to play. There is the usual campaign mode along with a popular, but still very competitive multiplayer mode. You can choose between one of six classes to play, each with their own perks and advantages. PUBG Mobile and Fortnite kind of overshadowed Modern Combat 5, but it is one of the original mainstream shooting games for mobile. Modern Combat Versus is technically the newest game in the series, but it still needs a little work before we give it the title of best Modern Combat on Google Play.



Morphite

Price: Free / Up to $4.99

Morphite is one of the newer shooting games. It was also one of the best games of 2017. It features decent graphics, vast exploration, and various missions. The game is a little bit like a mobile version of No Man’s Sky. The planets are randomly generated. Thus, no two worlds are the same. The free version of Morphite gives you two story missions and unlimited exploring. The full game runs for up to $4.99. It’s a rare pay-once game in a field of freemium titles. Thankfully, it’s also pretty good.


NOVA Legacy

Price: Free to play

The NOVA titles are some of the most successful shooting games out there. NOVA Legacy is the latest title in the series. Unlike Modern Combat, this one has a more sci-fi focused theme. It’s been called the Halo to Modern Combat’s Call of Duty. It features good graphics, online multiplayer, and a campaign mode for solo play. There are also special events, crafting mechanics, and other things to help expand the game play. It’s a freemium game and that means there are some parts of the game that are frustrating. Other than that, there is a lot to love about this title.


PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite

Price: Free to play

PUBG Mobile is another battle royale shooter and the first truly popular one on mobile. You drop onto an island from a plane. From there, you grab weapons, equipment, and vehicles. The goal is to be the last person standing at the end of the match. The regular version is a 100 person free for all while the Lite version scales that back to 50 to work better on lower end devices. It’s a much drier experience than Fortnite because of Fortnite’s crafting system. However, some people prefer a slightly more realistic experience over the more arcade experience of Fortnite. You really can’t go wrong either way except PUBG is available on Google Play and Fortnite is not.


Sky Force Reloaded

Price: Free to play

Sky Force Reloaded is one of the best top-down shooters on all of mobile. Like most games in the genre, you pilot an aircraft and you must muscle your way through a bunch of bad guys. The game also includes upgradeable weapons and armor, in-level objectives, and more. The graphics are surprisingly excellent and the mechanics are simple to master. There are also buff cards and other things to help boost you chances of success as well as your score. It’s a lot of fun and there really isn’t a whole lot wrong with it.


Zombie Gunship Survival

Price: Free to play

Zombie Gunship Survival is one of the more unique shooting games on the list. Technically, it’s a first person shooter. However, you’re mounted in a helicopter and you’re gunning down hordes of zombies from the air. The fun black-and-white graphics mixed with the oddly satisfying game play makes for something a little different in the genre. Some of the game features include various types of zombies, a tower defense and strategy game element to the mechanics, and plenty of stuff to unlock. This game had a bit of a shaky start, but it seems to be in the zone now.


If we missed any of the best shooting games for Android, tell us about them in the comments!

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