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Google Play Pass Games

Google Play Pass is an alternative way to access video games on your Android smartphone or tablet device. Currently available in the US, it offers over 350 apps and games. Of these, there are around 100 or so games, that are selected to be family-friendly.

  • Gives access to a curated catalogue of premium apps and games.
  • No ads or in-app purchases.
  • Share access with up to 6 total family members.

Google Play Pass costs £4.99/$4.99 per month and £29.99/$29.99 per year, and family managers can share access with up to five other family members.

When your subscription expires you can't keep playing the games but your saved data is preserved and you can buy the ones you can't live without. Free apps will start displaying ads again and you'll need to pay for in-app purchases.

DetailsGoogle Play Pass Games

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 3 to PEGI 18
ESRB Ratings: ESRB EVERYONE to ESRB MATURE 17+
Australian Ratings: G to R 18+
Genres: Action, Adventure, Brain Game, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Platform, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Race, Rhythm, Role-Play, Sequencing, Shooting, Simulation, Sports, Strategy and Traversal
Release dates: 1991 - 2022
Platforms: Android
Total Likes: 1,069
Free Games: 52
Discounted Games: 0
 

 

Iris and the Giant

Release Date: 27/02/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards

Iris and the Giant is a narrative strategy card game about a young girl named Iris who braves an imaginary world to tackle her inner demons and face her fears. It's a game about depression and anxiety and shows Iris coping with her life with escapism,...

Mini Metro

Release Date: 06/01/2015

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Create an ordered, efficient underground train system. It sounds like hard work, but the simple Tube-map visuals, calm music, and streamlined interactions make this relaxing, like sudoku. Dip your toe in this strategy challenge and keep the system...

Dead Cells

Release Date: 10/05/2017, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Dead Cells is a running, jumping and fighting game where you are escaping a prison. In a bright pixelated world you must accurately time attacks and dodges to defeat a wide range of enemies. It's intentionally hard, and you will die a lot. But each time...

Old Man's Journey

Release Date: 17/05/2017

Platforms: Android, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Old Man’s Journey is a game about memory and old age. You help a grandfather-figure traverse the countryside by raising and lowering the landscape. Along the way he visits places that evoke the story of his life: a wife, a child and a love of the sea.

Lumino City

Release Date: 02/11/2014

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Lumino City is a puzzle adventure game in a hand made world. This is not unusual for a video game, but this world was literally made by hand in a physical studio and then filmed. It creates a unique experience that feels like you are poking around a...

King of Dragon Pass

Release Date: 01/01/1999

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

King of Dragon Pass is a fantasy strategy game where you control barbarian clans settling in the dangerous frontier region of Dragon Pass.

Forgotton Anne

Release Date: 15/05/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Forgotton Anne (Forgotten Anne) is a hand-animated adventure that combines cartoon (Ghibli-inspired) storytelling with running and jumping puzzles. You play as Anne, the enforcer who keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, as she sets out to squash a...

Do Not Feed the Monkeys

Release Date: 23/10/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Do Not Feed the Monkeys is an adventure game where you sit at a computer and spy on live video feeds of various events and characters. Your job is to gather information about "the monkeys" while also looking after your character's health and apartment...

80 Days

Release Date: 31/07/2014, updated in 2019

Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

80 Days is a travel and culture discovery game set in 1872, where decisions about your journey around the world impact the course of the story and characters. You play be deciding where to go next and talking to the people you meet to find the right...

Absolute Drift

Release Date: 16/08/2016

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Absolute Drift is a skill-based racing game where the focus is on accuracy and elegance rather than just speed. You aim is to use a controlled skid to get around corners with the perfect racing line and score more points.

Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise

Release Date: 28/10/2015, updated in 2019

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise is a puzzle game where you infiltrate a spy hideaway to stop an evil plan. Each location is full of retro futuristic contraptions, hidden gizmos, gadgets and clever logic based puzzles.

Alt-Frequencies

Release Date: 16/05/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Alt-Frequencies is an adventure game played by listening to a series of radio shows. It's a story about people stuck in a time loop without realising it and what you can do to save them.

Another Lost Phone

Release Date: 21/09/2017

Platforms: Android, Switch and iOS

Another Lost Phone places a stranger’s smartphone in your hands. As you use the phone interface to explore the social life of its young woman owner, Laura, you piece together messages, pictures and profiles to solve her disappearance. Although it...

Beholder (Series)

Release Date: 09/11/2016

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Beholder is a detective game where you spy on tenants in a building, discover their secrets and report violations of laws to the authorities. As the game unfolds and you see more of the controlling totalitarian state, an uneasy tension develops between...

Bridge Constructor (Series)

Release Date: 01/12/2011, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, PS5, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

The Bridge Constructor games are a series of physics-based building challenges to make stable bridges over chasms and ravines. While it's a simple concept, the variety of locations and different geometry means that building a stable bridge requires...

Bury Me My Love

Release Date: 26/10/2017, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Don’t be put off by the name and theme of this intriguing game, an adventure played by choosing responses in what looks like a messaging app. You take the role of the husband of a Syrian migrant travelling to Europe. As the game unfolds in real time,...

Chuchel

Release Date: 07/03/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds

Chuchel is a comedy adventure game. You play hairy hero Chuchel and his rival Kekel to solve simple puzzles and challenges in their quest to retrieve the precious cherry. It looks like a children's storybook animation with strange, peculiar creatures.

Crashlands

Release Date: 20/01/2016, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Crashlands is a world-building game where you fight monsters, craft resources, and build a base on an alien planet. As you explore, either on your own or with a friend, you encounter locals, complete quests and missions, and meet strange new enemies. It...

Dandara: Trials of Fear

Release Date: 23/01/2018, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Dandara: Trials of Fear is a running, jumping and puzzle solving game where you play Dandra, the Afro-Brazilian warrior of the colonial period of Brazil. You can defy gravity to jump from wall to wall and ceilings to ceiling. This combines the action of...

Death Squared

Release Date: 14/03/2017

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Death Squared is a cooperative puzzle game for 1, 2 or 4 players. Together, you solve puzzles by guiding a robot to a colour-coded goal. Getting there requires co-operation and communication as each player's path has deadly traps and hazards.

Eloh

Release Date: 11/10/2018

Platforms: Android and iOS

Eloh is a puzzle game with an unusual dual focus. You may start playing to solve the puzzles, but it soon draws you in to appreciate and take time over the rhythms you create in doing so. It creates a low pressure puzzle with a meditative feel.

Framed (Series)

Release Date: 12/11/2014, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Framed is a puzzle adventure where you rearrange panels of an animated comic book to change the outcome and timeline of the story. With a noir-detective look, the puzzles start simply but soon get complex.

Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy

Release Date: 06/11/2017

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy is a strange game about movement and momentum. You are tasked with climbing a mountain. However, your only means of locomotion is a hammer that can stick to objects and drag you forwards.

Golf Peaks

Release Date: 13/11/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards

Golf Peaks is a golf game you play by picking different shot cards and swiping in a direction. Unlike other golf games it more of a puzzle than a test of skill or timing. You don't even need to understand of golf.

Hidden Folks

Release Date: 15/02/2017

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Hidden Folks tasks you with exploring hand-drawn worlds to find particular people. It’s simple enough for youngsters to control but complex enough to keep parents and carers involved too.

Hidden Through Time

Release Date: 12/03/2020, updated in 2022

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

This is a spot the item game that also takes you on a journey through different time periods. You are tasked with finding specific items and must zoom, interact and uncover things to find each one.

Holedown

Release Date: 25/07/2018, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Holedown is a puzzle game where you bounce balls around a well filled with Tetris-style shapes. Each shape requires a certain number of hits and you have a large number of projectiles to direct through the maze created by the shapes. Your goal is to...

Inbento

Release Date: 12/03/2020

Platforms: Android, Switch and iOS

Inbento is a food-themed puzzle game where you solve puzzles to prepare lunch boxes. As you complete each "bento" lunch box a story unfolds about the highs and lows of parenthood. There are over 100 fun puzzles, aesthetically served with traditional...

Levelhead

Release Date: 08/06/2020

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Levelhead is a game-making game where you construct levels to train a delivery robot. The simple drag and drop level design develops into as complex a level maker as you want. Create simple running and jumping levels or something huge, puzzling and...

Limbo

Release Date: 05/06/2013, updated in 2015

Platforms: Android, PS Vita, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS

Control a small boy as he runs, jumps and climbs through a dark, silhouetted forest that clanks and hums with foreboding. As the age-rating suggests, he is killed in all manner of gruesome ways. But this is not without reason. Rather than violent...

Majotori

Release Date: 28/03/2017

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Majotori is a trivia brain game with a twist. Your trivia answers determines the fates of a collection of characters throughout their lives as they call upon a mysterious witch to grant their wishes. Getting too many answers wrong dooms them to horrible...

Monument Valley (Series)

Release Date: 11/05/2018

Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Monument Valley and Monument Valley 2 are puzzle mazes made from optical illusions. You interact with each level to change the pathway and get your character to the exit. Its striking, calm visual theme is used to build atmosphere and slowly reveal a...

Ord

Release Date: 05/06/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Ord is an unusual text adventure, rather than one grand story, you embark on a series of distinct quests. Whether it's defeating an evil warlock or creating your own world as a god, Ord tells stories through simple series of words and word associations...

Pocket City

Release Date: 21/07/2018

Platforms: Android and iOS

You build your own living breathing city by creating residential, commercial, and industrial zones, as well as placing special buildings. In addition to this Sim City-style play you earn points to upgrade by competing missions.

Portal Knights

Release Date: 25/02/2016, updated in 2017

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Portal Knights is an adventure set in a Minecraft-like world, but that focuses much more on role-play and characters. You still have the exploration and building elements, but also more story and monsters to take down.

Prune

Release Date: 15/11/2015

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Prune involves carefully cutting off tree branches to encourage a tree to grow in a particular direction. It starts simply but turns into a challenge that parents and young children to work on together.

Reigns (Series)

Release Date: 11/08/2016

Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Take charge of a kingdom, one decision at a time. Each choice is presented to you as a playing card with some advice or a question from one of the 38 different characters. Swipe left or right to make a decision that will impact the church, people,...

Reventure

Release Date: 04/06/2019

Platforms: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Reventure is a running, jumping and flying game. Or, that's what it looks like. In fact, it's a game about discovering ways to die. The goal isn't the usual rescue the princess. Instead, you're on a scavenger hunt to discover the 100 different ways to die.

Sago Mini (Series)

Release Date: 09/06/2017

Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds

Sago Mini games are designed for 3-5 year old pre-school children. Like Toca Boca games for younger kids, they offer interactive storybook characters with light narratives and open-ended play. Superheroes, space explorers, boat...

Shine – Journey of Light

Release Date: 17/11/2018

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Shine – Journey of Light is an adventure puzzle game where you guide a ball of light through a world of light and shadow. As you delve deep into the world you discover a lost civilisation and piece together the stories of the past.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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