Basketball is one of the world’s favorite sports. And people usually play them outside and with others. However, thanks to video games the sport is now able to be played on the comfort of your own home without the exertion of actually playing it yourself. With the advent of mobile games with the ability to take your games wherever you go, this has only cemented it. Without further ado, here are 20 of the best basketball games out there for mobile.
Top 20 Basketball Games For Mobile
1. Freestyle Mobile
Do you like anime? Do you like basketball? What about mobile games? If your answer is yes to all three questions, then Freestyle Mobile is for you. With an anime art style and a 3V3 gameplay, Freestyle Mobile is something that you and your pals can enjoy together even while on the go.
Freestyle Mobile is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store.
2. Tap Dunk
Tap dunk is more a game for those who are waiting for something important to happen and wanting to shoot some hoops at the same time. A perfect idle game for a sports fan, Tap Dunk’s gameplay has you shoot some hoops and score some scores. Sliding the ball and releasing to score the hoops. If you want an idle game to pass the time, then this game’s for you.
Tap Dunk’s available for free in Google Play Store.
3. Free Throw Basketball
Free Throw Basketball is a simple yet addictive basketball shooting game with realistic physics and great graphics. It has two game modes, but the target is the same – shoot basketballs into the basket to get scores. It is a funny time passing game that is suitable for everyone that likes basketball shooter.
The game’s another one like our #2 and operates in the same way, but with some artistic tweaks here and there, if you want a different style then maybe this game’s up your alley.
Free Throw Basketball’s available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
4. Rival Stars Basketball
This game’s technically a gacha game with a basketball aesthetic but I want to add this here because it’s a good spin on the sports games genre. Take control, draft extraordinary basketball players, plan your strategy and unleash your team in thrilling multiplayer card battles. Make heat of the moment plays to gain the lead as tension builds, then at pivotal moments get thrown into 3D on court action! Do you pass or do you go for the 3-pointer? Keep your team strong, one decision can make or break the game.
Free Throw Basketball’s available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
5. Basketball Battle – Mobile Basketball Games
Basketball Battle is one of the better arcade style basketball games. It’s a PvP game that features two players on one court. The goal is to outscore the opponent before time runs out. The controls are really simple and the graphics won’t impress everybody. However, the game has decent pace and a fun premise. It also supports split-screen multiplayer, although we would only recommend that on larger phones or tablets. It’s a freemium game and that’s not great. However, for a time killing arcade game, it’s fun for a while.
Basketball Battle’s available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
6. Bouncy Basketball
If you prefer a more retro feel to your basketball game, you should take a look at Bouncy Basketball. Featuring classic 2D pixelated graphics, this game has the feel of older arcade games. Experience the nostalgia and play the game to unlock teams that you can customize. The game also has many options when it comes to quarter and game length. Shoot 3-pointers, perform spectacular dunks and outplay your friends in a head-to-head battle.
Bouncy Basketball is available right now for Android and iOS devices.
7. Dude Perfect 2 – Mobile Basketball Games
Dude Perfect is world famous for their intense sports accuracy videos. The game isn’t much different. You shoot various things through, over, or around obstacles to get the perfect shot. It’s not a difficult game, but it is a bit of fun when you have some time to kill. Some of the other game features include challenges, unlockable characters, and more. It’s not a basketball game in the classical sense, but you do shoot a basketball into baskets with this game so it counts.
Dude Perfect 2 is available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
8. Street Basketball Association
Street Basketball Association is another street style basketball game. It’s also a freemium game, for better or for worse. The game includes various game modes, including online and local multiplayer, a quick game mode, league games, special events, and a training mode. The mechanics are simple. You play half-court ball with fairly simple rules. It also includes various difficulty levels. That way you can challenge yourself or just smash on some easy AI on those days you want to just chill. It’s a little slower than we’d like a basketball game to be, but not by much.
Street Basketball Association’s available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
9. NBA JAM – Mobile Basketball Games
This game is perfect in my perspective. A port from the old arcade classic of the same name, you play two-on-two basketball with a lighter set of rules. You can shove, steal, and dunk your way to victory. The game also includes hardware controller support, Android TV support, local and online multiplayer support, a campaign mode, and more. We wish all basketball games on mobile were this good. It’s basically a flawless port of the 1990’s arcade game.
NBA Jam is available in Google Playstore for $4.99.
10. NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball
NBA Live Mobile is the official NBA game on mobile made by EA. And while there are a lot of microtransactions here, there are still some redeeming qualities about it. They include excellent graphics, decent controls, and every NBA team and player. You also get online multiplayer, various play modes, live events, and more. The game updates have a tendency to mess things up a bit. Additionally, it’s an EA sports game However, it is fun for at least a little while before the freemium content pushes its way in. But if you want an official NBA game, then this is for you.
NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store.
11. Yahoo Fantasy Sports
Yahoo is ESPN’s biggest competitor in the fantasy sports space. Their app is very competent and it supports all of the major (American) sports. You can conduct your draft, change your lineups, trade, pick up free agents, and set your roster with the app. It also includes an integrated chat for trash talk and communication with other managers. The UI is decent. It won’t win any awards but it gets the job done. This one and the ESPN Fantasy Sports app are the best free options for fantasy basketball.
Yahoo Fantasy Sports is available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
12. ESPN Fantasy Sports – Mobile Basketball Games
ESPN Fantasy Sports is one of the biggest fantasy basketball platforms on the Internet. You can play with friends, join random leagues with strangers, and do all of the fantasy basketball stuff like trading players or scoping out free agency. The app lets you edit your lineup, add/drop players, customize your team, and communicate with other managers in your league. That is basically all you need an app like this to do. There are a few bugs, and we recommend checking your team on a computer every now and then to make sure the app is doing its job. Otherwise, this one is solid.
ESPN Fantasy Sports is available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
13. Basketball General Manager 2019
For the more managerial types out there, this game’s for you. It allows you to manage your own NBA team, drafting, training, and taking care of your players, basically what a manager’s supposed to do. If you enjoy this type of thing, then go for it! It’s good fun and you can pit your team against other teams from other managers.
The game’s premise is much like ESPN Fantasy Sports and Yahoo Fantasy Sports, which makes sense since they mostly deal with the managerial side of things in basketball. Still, the games are cool and great fun for the people who enjoy it.
Basketball General Manager 2019 is available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
14. Jam League Basketball
A 3D version of Stickman Basketball, this game offers the same things it does but in a 3D version of it. Well, as 3d as you can get with an Android Phone. It features various locales for you to strut your virtual basketball stuff, and multiplayer, which allows you to play with and against your friends in a 3v3 format. If you want to have fun with your bros then this game’s for you.
Jam League Basketball is available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
15. Stickman Basketball 2017
Now for those who like multiplayer basketball but don’t give a damn about graphics, Stickman Basketball is a good game for you. You can experience pure basketball fun with fast paced gameplay, an astonishing atmosphere, stunning smooth animations, simple controls, insane action and tons of replay value. Choose your favourite team and rank up while playing various seasons, cups and events in spectacular arenas or simply dominate in street basketball. Decide whether you want full control over your players with manual running and shoot timing or use the automatic running mode where you have control over precise pass timing and watch your players performing spectacular unbelievable dunks. Choose from 115 different skilled teams and lead them to glory!
Stickman Basketball 2017 is available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
16. Blocky Basketball Freestyle – Mobile Basketball Games
Full Fat’s Blocky Basketball Freestyle is a fresh take on this type of game. With charming block graphics and a cutetsy style that eases you in, and the gameplay is rock solid for an Android title. There’s still an issue on the microtransactions front but it can be easily ignored for the gameplay and multiplayer mechanics, of which it is awesome. Seriously, play this game.
Blocky Basketball Freestyle is available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
17. Basketball Mania
Do you remember those old arcades? The ones with the basketball shooting games where you shoot the ball and the highest scorer wins? Well Basketball Mania is for those that want to relive the experience on the go. A fast paced arcade basketball machine game with a built in ticket dispenser, where players are challenged to hit the target scores to move onto the next level and try to beat the highest score. The better the player is, the longer they are able to play!
You need to score as many points as possible within the given time. With each level cleared, the game play will change, with the level of difficulty increasing with each stage. This gameplay loop ensures that you need to be on you’re a game if you want to get higher and higher scores, if you want that kind of challenge, well this game’s for you.
Basketball Mania is available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
18. Real Basketball
Real Basketball is a game from Casual Monster that is actually a pretty cool game about the source material. A basketball shooter game with nice mechanics, decent graphics, 6 diverse game modes, character customization and an OK multiplayer, Real Basketball is a decent basketball shooter game.
Real Basketball is available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
19. DoubleClutch – Mobile Basketball Games
DoubleClutch is a 3D basketball game that feels like a basketball game. There’s a simplified look at it, but the gameplay is smooth and buttery feel to it. There are some flaws sure, but you won’t notice it because you’re having fun. All in all, the game’s has a pretty decent showing that hardcore basketball fans will love.
DoubleClutch is available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
20. Funny Basketball 2 Player
This game’s for the people who enjoy 1v1’s with others. Funny Basketball’s premise is again similar to the other basketball games here with one exception: The physics is out of whack, leading to some VERY weird shots. You want to bounce the ball so hard that it goes to the opposite side of the screen? That can be done. You want to play dodgeball instead of basketball? That can be done as well. There’s a LOT of cool trickshots you can do in this game that it’s honestly funny. If you want a game where you can just have fun with a friend, then the game’s right up there for this genre.
Funny Basketball 2 Player is available for free with IAP’s in Google Play Store.
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