30 fantastic free Android games

Vector

A side-scrolling parkour game that owes big debts to the likes of Canabalt and Mirror’s Edge, Vector manages to be stylish, addictive and maddeningly tough all at the same time.

The game sees you as a free-running Neo-in-The-Matrix type character pursued over rooftops and through buildings by taser-wielding agents. Complete a level by finishing ahead of your pursuer to progress – but if you’re anything like us, you’ll probably feel obliged to keep playing until you achieve a three-star rating on each one...

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Jetpack Joyride

The premise is simple. Strap on a Jetpack, and travel as far as you can through a hostile laboratory while destroying panicking scientists and avoiding lasers, missiles and more. A simple on-rails side-scroller, bolstered by tonnes of addictive upgrades and customisation options, it's easy to pick up and play for two minutes, and even easier to play for two hours.

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