Google Play is loaded with approximately 443,920 apps, according to App Brain. These include both free and paid apps and have been categorised into games, business, productivity, entertainment and more.
Gaming apps are one of the most popular apps around and IBTimes UK brings you ten apps for your Android smartphone
Cut the Rope
Cut the Rope is an award-winning game which only recently arrived for the Android OS. It is already a popular game for the iPhone, having reached the number one position worldwide. Gameplay consists of the player swiping a finger across the ropes, which hold up plates of delicious candy, to cut them. The candy then drops to adorable but hungry monsters below. There are a number of levels and puzzles through the game, requiring not inconsiderable degrees of skill and logic to win through. According to the Web site, more than 60 million users have already played the game and have gived it an average rating of 4.81 out of 5.
Angry Birds Space
Angry Birds Space is the latest edition of the Angry Birds franchise and was announced at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference. Rovio's new game features 60 interstellar levels on planets ranging from slow-motion puzzle-solving maps to those focusing on sheer destruction. It comes with new birds and superpowers and zero gravity gameplay. Google Play called it the "#1 mobile game of all time".
Great Little War Game
Great Little War Game is a strategy game that includes 3D effects. It features three different modes - campaign, multiplayer and skirmish. The player must battle the enemy on land, sea and air and consider basic military strategy, like deploying to higher ground and fighting from behind cover.
Edge Extended is a multi-award winning game in which the gamer has to push a cube around a geometric universe. It features new 3D graphics engine and 48 different levels, with 23 tunes and new gameplay.
 Reckless Getaway
Reckless Getaway falls under the racing category which includes 16 tracks with effective controls. It is a real challenge to the player who will try hard to escape from the cops, resulting in crash through 16 different levels. Players who enjoy car racing would certainly enjoy Reckless Getaway game.
Bag it is a rather fun, if simple game. Basically, the gamer has to stuff several items into a grocery bag, with certain provisions, of course. The game is both challenging and fun and features more than 60 levels and three modes - Ultimate Bagger, Endless Rampage and Power Surge.
Fruit Ninja is a hit game that is now available for Android devices. This is an all-action game that sees the player swipe across the screen to slash at fruit... much like a Ninja warrior. It features three modes - Classic, Zen and the new Arcade, which has powerups like Freeze, Frenzy and Double Score.
"Fruit Ninja is the original and best slasher on Android," elaborates Google Play.
Osmos HD is a winner of multiple awards, including Game of the Year and Editor's Choice. Interestingly, the game is about a Darwinian world, where the player needs to absorb smaller organisms to survive. Meanwhile, the player should be aware of larger predators. It features a unique physics-based gameplay as the player has to push himself in order to emit the matter revolving around and causing him to shrink. It comes in two modes - Odyssey and Arcade. The Odyssey contains 27 levels through Osmos Bloviverse, while the Arcade mode will allow the player to choose any level type.
The Sprinkle app won Best Casual Game at the 2012 International Mobile Gaming Awards. It is a puzzle game where the player uses water cannons that are mounted on a crane to fight fires, spin wheels or move obstacles.
The Machinarium app features a little robot called Josef navigating through puzzles and different levels to save his robot girlfriend. This is a particularly interesting game because its background and the characters are both 2D and hand-drawn.