11 Free Split-Screen Games for Android

Mobile devices have made a huge impact on the gaming industry. We can’t say that this is a qualitative push, rather an expansion of the “gaming” audience.

After all, the vast majority of people have phones and tablets. Thus, developers only need to “quench” the thirst of users, creating different games.

It would seem that on devices with a large display diagonal is quite convenient to play together, but this kind of game is quite a few. But, in this review, we were able to collect for you the best free split-screen games for Android.

Badland

BADLAND logoMany people are familiar with this game because it has received many awards and positive feedback from players.

You play the role of a forest dweller – a mysterious creature with wings.

You can control it by touching on any point of the display, the more you press, the more force it takes off.

In this way, you move through a dark, but also beautiful and a fairytale forest full of dangers.

You bypass the traps, collect bonuses that change your size or shape and create your clones that repeat your movements with precision. The more clones you spend to the end of the level, the better.

The game captures with its “friendly” gameplay and the atmosphere created by the graphics and music.

The multiplayer mode is quite advanced – up to four players on one device. In this case, the screen is divided into several visual zones to control each individual character.

The purpose of the mode is to survive and go through to the end of the level.

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The most interesting thing is that all the characters interact with each other. So, you can sabotage your opponents, pushing their bodies to the trap or beyond the screen.

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Pocket Tanks

Pocket Tanks logoThis game is familiar to many people from the PC version. The game is a turn-based strategy-platformer.

On a randomly generated map are two tanks, players take turns choosing their arsenal from the list and start the battle.

The tank can be moved only on four conditional cells, and the shooting is controlled by the angle of the trunk and the force of the shot.

The player who caused the most damage wins. The free version is available in 20 different weapons.

Each shell has its own features, one deals direct damage to the enemy, and another, for example, can dig a pit under it, thereby blocking its movement.

This is the most interesting element of the game. But a more experienced player who knows the behavior of all the guns has a significant advantage over the beginner. In this regard, the game has no balance.

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You can play with artificial intelligence, two on the same device, on a local area Wi-Fi network, and the Internet.

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2 Player Reactor

2 Player Reactor logoIt’s a game of reaction and ingenuity. There are 18 different modes available for many players. Pay attention, think fast, react, and be smart.

The essence of the game is to press the button faster than the opponent if the condition shown on the display is correct.

For example, in the simplest game mode “White Screen”, you need to touch your opponent faster than your opponent when the screen turns white.

The player who has scored more points wins.

The interface of the game is quite simple, even too simple. But this does not prevent it to be quite fascinating, because you are playing with a live person.

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Version for two players is free, for real money you can buy the version for 4 players and new modes.

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IceRage: Hockey

IceRage: Hockey logoThis is a hockey game in which you can fight with another live player. The gameplay is as simple as possible.

There are two goalkeepers and two forwards on the field. Depending on the game mode, you can only control the forward or both the goalkeeper and the forwards.

The control works with the joystick and the kick button, the strength of the kick varies depending on how long you press it.

If you find it difficult to control the movement of a player, there is a simplified control.

In this case, the movement of the player will be controlled by artificial intelligence, and you only need to press the button on time to hit.

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The game is free, but there is quite obsessive advertising, which can be turned off for money.

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SeaBattle 2

SeaBattle 2 logoThis game does not need a wireless connection. You only need to sit next to a friend, who also does not mind spending time in the cult game.

The project supports multiplayer and the game with bots, but to fight on one display is much more interesting. Yes, and you can see the arrangement of ships.

The gameplay is quite simple and clear, in this regard, the developers have almost nothing to change.

The player places the ships on the battlefield, and then chooses different bonuses. After that, you pass the smartphone to a friend and he also places ships as he wants.

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After that two fields appear on the display and gamers shoot each other in turn. If you get hit, you can shoot again, if not – the move moves to the opponent. Very fun and time fly by without being noticed.

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GlowHockey 2

GlowHockey 2 logoThis game also went into release quite a long time ago and hasn’t changed much since then, although the fans are not disappointed at all.

The project is extremely simple and clear. The playing field is divided into two parts, each player has his own half and he can not go to half of his opponent.

Besides, each player has a goal in which to score a virtual puck. There are no extra rules or conditions.

All you have to do is drive your finger on the display, calculate the trajectory of the rebound and try not to miss the puck in your own goal.

Of course, Glow Hockey 2 has a single-player mode where you can play with the bot at several difficulty levels. On Hard, it is very hard to win, but you can practice your reaction and try different tactics.

In two-player mode, but, Glow Hockey 2 reveals itself completely. Real gamers don’t think like bots.

They make completely different mistakes, they have different attitudes towards tactics, and so on. And, of course, to score the puck to the player sitting opposite you is much more pleasant than virtual artificial intelligence.

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The main thing in the rush of battle is not to push the phone off the table.

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FruitNinja

FruitNinja logoThere is no doubt, that Fruit Ninja is a legendary game.

The project was released in the distant 2010. But to this day gamers all over the world are actively driving their fingers on the display to cut fruit and not to blow up a bomb.

The gameplay is as simple as possible, it is even harder to come up with, but the game is fascinating from the first second.

The developers made sure that it was fun to play together on the same display.

The gameplay itself no one remake, just the authors added a new mode and slightly redesigned the playing field. Do not worry, the ability to quickly cut the fruit is still essential.

If in the standard modes, the player has access to the entire display and the fruit needs to cut with a wide range of movements.

Then in the local cooperative mode on one display, the field is divided into two halves, each of which is reserved for one player.

Then, after the start of the round, everyone must cut the fruit, evade unnecessary items, catch bonuses, etc.

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Winner in the battle the player who in the allotted time could score the most points. Given the expanse of gameplay, offer to fight in Fruit Ninja can any player. To cope with the gameplay can be absolutely anyone.

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Feist

Feist logoThis is another legendary game, which at the time of release has collected as many awards and prizes as possible for the mobile project.

The developers took as a basis very simple mechanics, although at that time it had no competitors, and drew an atmospheric virtual world.

Thanks to that Feist won gamers and brought its authors fame all over the world.

Though many years passed since the game’s launch, today Feist is an ideal way to spend time while traveling or waiting for something.

If you have a friend, who wants to play together, then nothing else is needed at all.

In the game, you need to manage virtual characters that look like furry spots. In a single-mode, the user’s finger controls all the characters at once, but you can connect a friend and he will be responsible for his “pet”.

The gameplay is simple, but it requires a certain amount of wit and good reaction. Besides, sometimes gamers can play tritely because they are confused with the characters and don’t know what to do.

So, because of these situations, Feist brings so much positive.

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There is no violence, no element of competition, so you can play relaxed and enjoy what is happening on your smartphone or tablet display.

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Dots Online

Dots Online logoThe authors of “Sea Battle 2” created another fairly simple and fun game called Dots Online. It allows you to play with a friend on the same device.

It is worth clarifying that the gameplay project is more complex than other casual games. It is very important to tactics and understanding how the game works.

One of the players gets red, the second – blue. Now gamers take turns putting dots on the playing field, capturing the territory.

The task is to capture more territory than the opponent and to do that you need to connect the points around the opponent’s points.

Of course, if with the bot in the single-mode it is quite easy, then in the battle against the real player, who is also sitting opposite you, it is not so easy to win.

You need to come up with a tricky plan and lure your opponent into a trap. Because if you just put points and do not think, you will either lose or find yourself in a very difficult situation.

Dots Online perfectly trains the logic, imaginative thinking, and skills of a strategist.

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By the fifth battle, you will have your own personal tactics. But, of course, to fight better with a friend who has already played this game, otherwise, it will be too easy to win.

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12 MiniBattles

12 MiniBattles logoThe authors of 12 MiniBattles decided to create twelve games in one.

So that gamers could play the projects they are interested in without downloading anything extra.

Competitions in the game are fundamentally different from each other, but they are all fascinating.

What’s best, all games can be played with each other on the same screen.

In the main menu, the player chooses what game he wants to start now, after which the battle begins.

For example, you can play football – a team of one player, the goal on the opposite side of the display and need to score a goal to the opponent. Or you can play a duel on revolvers, training the reaction and accuracy of shooting.

To do this, simply press the key on the display. Twelve games are enough that the gamer is not bored to do the same thing all the time.

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Besides, the games themselves are very different gameplay from each other. Due to this, the developers and won the audience.

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Warlings: BattleWorms

Warlings: BattleWorms logoEven from the name of the game you can guess that this is a clone Worms, only in its unique style and setting.

The developers do not even hide the fact that they copied the gameplay of the original project, but make some elements and improvements.

Though, of course, we don’t care much about it, because the game has a local cooperative mode.

You can fight on one display with another, using the most modern weapons from the virtual world.

To defeat the enemy is quite difficult because here you need to aim yourself, but that’s the appeal of the project. The winner is the one who learns how to throw grenades and shoot grenade launchers more accurately.

The essence of the battle is very simple. You need to destroy the enemy team, consisting of several rounds with helmets on his head. They also make the sound of the tank tracks when they move.

You can use a banal attack to destroy the enemy.

Shoot a rocket launcher, throw grenades, and deal shotgun damage in close combat. Or you can think of something more cunning and challenging to defeat your opponent faster.

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Although, even without tactics and strategies, the game is very exciting and fun. Especially if the comrade with whom you decided to fight, at least a little understand the basics and rules of battle.