menu
menu

Google Play Games

Track gaming achievements and share them with friends

3.4

147 Votes

  • Category Funny
  • Program license Free
  • Version 2022.08.36996 (467291584.467291584-000300)
  • Size 19 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Teen
  • Package name com.google.android.play.games
  • Program by Google LLC
    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View 94043

Google Play Games is Google's answer to the iPhone's "Game Center"; it allows users to easily track their progress in games and compare it to their friends' progress.

Google Play Games was a very necessary addition to the Android game family. It establishes a universal baseline for gameplay and comes complete with achievements, levels, high scores, and more. It makes the Android feel a lot more like a gaming community platform rather than a bunch of isolated apps to play alone. Unfortunately, this was a little bit late to the gaming ring. Apple's Game Center was so successful because it was included with iOS by default.

There's no argument that Google Play Games is a sturdy piece of software. Reviews are generally positive, and there are no known major bugs. However, because it's not included by default, many players aren't aware that it exists or do not care enough to install it. Additionally, it's not automatically integrated in games due to the Android app store's decentralized nature. If more players would join the system, Google Play Games would make for a very fun, universal experience.

In short, this app is a great concept and executed well. Players can easily access their stats and compare them to other players. The achievements feature is especially interesting and makes it feel almost like a console gaming experience. Nonetheless, most players would agree that what makes any multiplayer gaming platform is the player count. Google Play Games just doesn't have the player count, but there's no doubt it will eventually amass many more players.

Pros:

  • Gives Android a community gaming experience
  • Outstanding achievement unlock system

Cons:

  • Not a high enough player count
  • Not integrated into Android OS by default

• More built-in mini games are coming soon. Mix it up when you’re offline.

• Signing in to games is now automatic. Just pick your account and go. (Yes, you can change that account anytime in settings.)

Top 6 Google Play Games Alternatives

Androidify  4.2

Androidify yourself!

FANDOM for: Clash of Clans  2.9.8

This is the super fan’s guide to Clash of Clans

Hotstar TV Movies Live Cricket  5.11.6

A TV-anywhere program for watching many different shows

Xbox  2209.2.5

Allows your phone to control your Xbox console

YouTube Kids  7.36.2

Entertainment app with curated safety settings for child-appropriate video watching and sharing

Sound Search for Google Play  1.2.0

A search program for identifying music and audio clips