Game-based learning is becoming an important pedagogical approach in the 21st century instructional paradigm. With the rise of digital games and the widespread of connectivity comes the pressing need to incorporate the learning principles embedded in games in classroom settings. A renowned scholar who has profoundly investigated this area of research is James Paul Gee whose ‘What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy’ is a must read for anyone interested in learning more about the importance of game-based learning. We also have a section here where we feature a plethora of resources on game-based learning, check it to learn more.
Today, we are sharing with you this list of the top free Arcade games in Google Play App Store. For more options, check out this page.
‘Jump and fly your way through danger in this rhythm-based action platformer! Prepare for a near impossible challenge in the world of Geometry Dash. Push your skills to the limit as you jump, fly and flip your way through dangerous passages and spiky obstacles.’
2- 64 Games – Super Max Adventure (update: no longer working)
‘Super Max is a super hero of fantastic magic world, just like the oscar star in Hollywood. and this game tells the epic adventure story of Super Max, it combines the classical gameplay of retro games, all of which are super famous, and own ten millions of fans around the world.’
3- Angry Birds
‘Use the unique powers of the Angry Birds to destroy the greedy pigs’ defenses! The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs’ defenses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each level requires logic, skill and force to solve.’
4- Winter Craft 3: Mine Build (update: no longer working)
‘A new game in the series: Winter Craft 3 – give players updated sandbox in “create and build” style. The new craft system of game resources, armor, items, single player mode is a Classic and Survival.Discover the dangerous cave valuable resources that protect the ancient guard skeleton and poisonous spiders. Mysterious snowy forest with dangerous enemies: swordsman, bandits, archers, and wild animals: bears, wolves.’
‘Build whatever you can dream with many other users online in Multiplayer mode. Explore universes created by others. Upload your own maps and creations from single player mode to online Multiplayer server to play with others!’
6- Granny Smith
‘Granny Smith loves her apples, but a bewheeled thief is stealing from her precious garden! Help Mrs. Smith as she swiftly skates through farmland and cityscapes, crashing through everything from barns to offices in the pursuit of fruit. Get to the apples before the thief does!’
‘Manage your very own ranch while training your racehorses to win big in exciting races!
Build training facilities like dirt courses and pools amidst the beautiful natural surroundings of your ranch. Increase your ranch’s fame and entice visitors to spend some dough at your ranch’s amenities, like ice cream stands and gift shops.’