10 best Sudoku apps and games for Android
Sudoku is one of those puzzles that are over 100 years old. However, it is still quite popular today as a brain teaser and relaxing activity. People may recognize this puzzle game from the newspapers, but you can buy complete puzzle books on Amazon. Of course, you can also get it in an app format on Android. Sudoku is such a hard game to mess up that most Sudoku games on Android are actually pretty good. Most of the poorly made Sudoku apps are caused by UI or input issues, not due to the actual game mechanics. After all, there are some who stand above the rest. Here are the best Sudoku apps for Android!
- AI Factury Sudoku
- Andoku 3
- Brainium Studios Sudoku
- imagining MultiSudoku
- Enjoy Sudoku
- Genina.com Sudoku
- OkayCode Sudoku Solver
- Sudoku – The Clean One
- Super Sudoku
AI Factory Sudoku
Price: Free / $ 1.99
AI Factory Sudoku is an above average Sudoku game from a fairly reliable developer. The game includes 1,500 Sudoku puzzles with five difficulties. Apart from that, the game offers statistical tracking, the fastest timer and the percentage of completion so you can see your improvement over time. Most of the Sudoku apps and games have a pretty simple UI and this one is no different. But this one is a little more embellished so it feels a little different. The free version has ads while the premium version doesn’t. Otherwise, they are functionally identical.
Price: Free / $ 2.49
Andoku 3 is one of the best Sudoku games for Android. The game has a simple design, unlimited undo and redo functions, a help function if you get stuck, and cloud sync if you switch devices. Plus, it supports nine difficulties and it is more than most of its competitors. There’s also tutorials, support for color Sudoku, and game stats too. The free version contains ads and the pro version does not. This one is also available free for Google Play Pass subscribers. This one is definitely more popular than it really is. The first two Andoku games are also available on the Play Store and are fantastic too.
Brainium Studios Sudoku
Price: Free / $ 2.99
Brainium Studios is a developer on Google Play with one of the more convenient and fun Sudoku apps on mobile devices. It has as many puzzles and features as most. However, this one promotes itself as a learning tool rather than a standalone game. The app has a dark mode, unlimited undo and repeat, landscape and portrait view modes, multiple themes, and five difficulties. Like most, the free and premium versions are identical with no ads in the pro version. This one’s clean and straightforward.
Price: Free / Up to $ 3.99
Conceptis MultiSudoku has a complicated name, but it’s actually a very good Sudoku app. This one specializes in multi-Sudoku, or multiple Sudoku puzzles in one game. The game includes up to five grids per puzzle, varying levels of difficulty, and a library of puzzles that is consistently updated with new content. Players get various puzzles for free and then have to pay for the rest. So far, few people have had problems with the system. This one’s right up there with the best.
Price: $ 2.99
Enjoy Sudoku is one of the oldest Sudoku games on mobile. It doesn’t seem like much. However, this is a truly great one. The game has an absurd number of difficulty levels (17), the ability to add gameplay by scanning from your local newspaper, and tutorials for advanced techniques such as X-Wing, sashimi fish, and coloring. There is also a hint and solver system in case things get too difficult. It hasn’t seen an update since 2015 and that’s a real shame. It may not work properly on the newest version of Android so make sure to try it within the refund time if you decide to buy it.
Price: Free / $ 1.99
The Genina.com Sudoku game is one of the most popular versions on Android. The game includes four basic difficulty levels, a large selection of puzzles, unlimited undo and repetitions, a hint system and a progress tracker. The UI is slicker than most, but the numbers could be bigger. Luckily, the undo feature prevents it from becoming too much of a problem. Still, it’s a perfectly serviceable Sudoku game. Those with Google Play Pass can grab this one for free with no ads. Everyone can view ads for free or pay $ 1.99 without ads.
OkayCode Sudoku Solver
OkayCode Sudoku Solver is a simple Sudoku solver application. This is not a game and does not have its own set of puzzles. You just enter the numbers from the puzzle from another place and the app will solve it for you. This is a great tool for people who still use a Sudoku newspaper or book and need help. We wish the app had scanning support for easier input, but it’s completely free with no ads or in-app purchases so it’s a little hard to complain.
Sudoku – The Clean One
Price: Free / Up to $ 2.99
Sudoku – The Clean One is a Sudoku app that is on the rise. It features a slick and simple UI with light and dark modes. This is easily one of the best Sudoku apps on the list. Some of the other features include five difficulty levels, digit highlighting, auto-save, and an optional hint system. About the complaints we can find are about advertising and which is missing if you get the premium version. This one’s pretty flashy but it’s backed by a solid and simple Sudoku experience.
Price: Free / Up to $ 2.99
Sudoku.com is the most popular Sudoku game on the list by a fairly wide margin. It has metric tons of puzzles, daily challenges, seasonal Sudoku events, a number of highlight functions, a hint system, unlimited undos, and six difficulty levels. The game takes a general approach to its features and UI, so obviously it’s not for everyone. For example, some players may need more than one clue for each puzzle and may not want to watch short videos for other puzzles. After all, it’s a McDonald’s of Sudoku and is good enough for a lot of people.
The Super Sudoku is our diamond breed in the rough pick for this list. It has some decent features and functionality. For example, it works offline, includes various color themes, and player stats to see your progress. There’s also a more streamlined-than-average UI, five difficulty levels, a hint system, and several customization features. It’s relatively new and the numbers can sometimes be hard to figure out if you don’t pay attention. Otherwise, it’s a decent (and free, with ads) Sudoku game.
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If we missed a great Sudoku app or game, let us know in the comments! You can also click here to see a list of our LEGO Sudoku game.