Finding Android games sans in-app purchases

Honest Android Games curates games from the Google Play store that won't ask you to spend extra money on in-game items.

When you look at a mobile game for iOS on iTunes, there's a very handy at-a-glance tool that lets you know whether or not it's supported by in-app purchases: a bar on the left-hand side that shows the most popular purchases.

Google Play, unfortunately, is a little less clear. You can never be sure, when you're looking at a game, if it's completely free, ad-supported, has a free demo but the full game can only be unlocked with a one-off purchase, or if it is filled with sneaky bits of content that can only be unlocked if you spend money in increments.

Honest Android Games offers a solution. It curates games so that you can easily find a game you're willing to download, and eschews anything that incorporates incremental payment models. It files them into one of three categories: paid; completely free (including ad-supported); and freemium (which incorporates a one-off payment to remove ads, or a one-off payment after a free demo to unlock the full game).

Read more of "How to find Android games with no in-app purchases" on CNET Australia.

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

 

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