25 of the Best Amazon Apps

The app editors over at Amazon have reviewed more than 400,000 apps and games, and curated their “Best of” must have list when loading up your new device. Below, check out a selection of the hottest apps on the list from the Amazon Appstore, including apps available on Fire TV and apps within Amazon Underground, where apps and games that normally cost money in other stores are completely Free for Fire and Android users.

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Best Amazon Apps

Best of Amazon Underground

  • Monument Valley (Free to download and free IAP with Amazon Underground – All Ages) – A critically-acclaimed masterpiece, manipulate architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world. Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry.
  • Jetpack Joyride (Free to download and free IAP with Amazon Underground – All Ages) Suit up with a selection of the coolest jetpacks ever made and take to the skies as Barry Steakfries, avoiding lasers, missiles and more as you upgrade your gear and buy new gadgets in this side scrolling adventure.
  • BADLAND (Free to download and free IAP with Amazon Underground – All Ages) Survive and fly through 100 single player levels, 100 co-op levels and 23 multiplayer levels in Game-of-the-Year edition of the popular action adventure game. Play with up to four friends on the same device and create own own BADLAND levels from scratch.
  • Goat Simulator (Free to download and free IAP with Amazon Underground – Guidance Suggested) You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams have finally come true. Cause as much destruction as you can in this completely stupid and seriously fun open-world game.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Free to download and free IAP with Amazon Underground – All Ages) – An epic Star Wars role-playing experience with unique characters, creatures, vehicles and planets. Learn to use the Force with over 40 different powers, adventure through iconic Star Wars locations and choose your party as you travel across eight enormous worlds.

Best Amazon Fire TV Apps

  • Minecraft: Story Mode ($4.99 – Guidance Suggested) – An episodic adventure set in the world of Minecraft, players drive the story through the decisions. What you say to people (and how you say it), and what you choose to do in moments of thrilling action will make this YOUR story.
  • Shovel Knight ($14.99 – Guidance Suggested) – Reminiscent of platformers of old, this beautifully authentic 8-bit game lets you flip enemies, leap over gaps, duel foes and dig up treasure in your quest to take down the Knights of the Order of No Quarter.
  • Crossy Road (Free – Guidance Suggested) Why did the chicken cross the road? You’ll never know until you try this endless arcade hopper, guiding a slew of barn animals across perilous freeways.
  • Quiplash ($9.99 – All Ages) A laugh-a-minute battle of wits and wittiness. The party game pits 3-8 players against each other, with an audience of people waiting to get in on the next game.
  • PAC-MAN 256 (Free – All Ages) The classic arcade game perfectly reinvented, take control on PAC-MAN on his never ending quest to waka waka on PAC-DOTS and avoid his ghastly nemesis.

Best Amazon Games

  • Flow Free (Free) – Flow Free® is a simple yet addictive puzzle game. Connect matching colors with pipe to create a Flow®. Pair all colors, and cover the entire board to solve each puzzle. But watch out, pipes will break if they cross or overlap
  • Vainglory (Free – Guidance Suggested) – A marvelously designed, uncompromising real-time MOBA, set in a stunning world with ultra-high fidelity graphics. Fight with lightning-fast controls using powerful heroes to destroy the enemy Vain crystal and claim glory!
  • SIM CITY Buildit! (Free – Guidance Suggested) – Build your own beautiful, bustling city where your citizens will thrive. The larger and more intricate your city gets, the more needs your citizens have, and it’s up to you to keep them happy. This is an all-new SimCity game – re-imagined for mobile!
  • Lost Within ($6.99 – Guidance Suggested) – Lost Within is set in an abandoned asylum that holds a horrific secret. Players must solve mysteries, craft powerful weapons, and choose between fighting or sneaking their way through its haunted halls. As they traverse this demented landscape, players experience the terror that comes along with uncovering the asylum’s dark past.
  • Trivia Crack Kingdoms (Free – Guidance Suggested) Trivia with a social focus, you can create your own trivia based on your interests and challenge your friends, or meet and chat with like-minded royals from around the world. With tons of awesome trivia channels, from sports teams to pop stars, from TV shows to politics, there’s a channel to follow for every field of knowledge imaginable.
  • Legend of Brofist ($4.99 – All Ages) Take control of PewDiePie and his fellow YouTube stars in this carefully crafted 2D platformer inspired by great games of old. Collect Bro Coins, save your faithful fans and prove that you’re a hardcore gamer with this epic quest.
  • Hearthstone (Free – Guidance Suggested) The fast-paced, whimsical card game of cunning strategy. Build your deck, and with hundreds of additional cards to win and craft, your collection grows with you. Sync your account to Battle.net a duel other players for a chance to win prizes.

Best Amazon Essentials Apps

  • Clean Master Phone Boost (Free) – Simple, thorough, and safe, Clean Master is the world’s most downloaded Android optimization app designed to clean junk files, regain free storage, boost memory, enhance speed, and secure your device from malicious apps and vulnerabilities. Brought to you by Cheetah Mobile (formerly known as KS Mobile).
  • Periscope (Free – Guidance Suggested) A popular live broadcasting app, letting you stream to viewers across the globe.  Followers can watch and replay video, and send hearts for ones they love. Getting started is as easy as tweeting a link.
  • PhotoSuite Pro 4 (Free) – From Photoshop essentials such as fun picture editing effects, image collages and sketching to advanced photo art tools such as working with layers and masks as well as complex object selections, PhotoSuite 4 allows you to create astonishing images. Edit then share images in full resolution easily with your friends and family, with quick export options of your creations to social networks or cloud storage accounts.
  • The Washington Post (Free – Guidance Suggested) The app that keeps readers informed with award-winning national and international news coverage, striking photography and informative graphics. Featuring articles from two complete daily editions, and important news updates throughout the day.
  • Spotify (Free – Guidance Suggested) Play any song, any time. You can listen to artists and albums, or create your own playlist of your favorite songs in amazing quality.
  • Amazon Cloud Drive (Pricing varies) – Make transferring data from one device to another a breeze with Amazon Cloud Drive. A perfect tool for Prime members, it let’s you store your documents, spreadsheets, music, photos and videos with the ability to access them from your phone, tablet or computer.
  • iHeartRadio (Free – Guidance Suggested) Featuring thousands of live radio stations from across the country on one free app. You can also create custom stations by simply adding your favorite song or artist. Try live and custom stations including Pop, Country, Hip-Hop, Rap, News, Talk and more.
  • MapQuest (Free – Guidance Suggested) Find your way around town, either by foot, transit, car, or even car sharing. With the Compare feature, you can see a variety of transportation options to determine the best mode available. And with a deep database of restaurants, gas stations, hotels and more, you can live like a local, no matter where you are.

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