Amazon Fire TV devices are loaded with apps and video content, browse the internet using one of the compatible web browsers, and are even good for gaming. Before revealing the best games for Fire TV, it is a good idea to know how to connect a game controller, which is necessary to play many of the games.
Most of the games can be played using the Fire TV controller, but you can also use Xbox, PlayStation game controllers, and several other third-party PC and console gaming controllers. Connecting a wired controller is as easy as plugging it into the port located at the back of the Fire TV box.
Bluetooth controllers can be paired a by going into Settings > Controllers & Bluetooth Devices > Game Controllers on your Fire TV user interface. That said, here are 14 of the best Amazon Fire TV games to play on the big screen.
- 1. Despicable Me – Minion Rush
- 2. Beach Buggy Blitz
- 3. Riptide GP: Renegade
- 4. Vendetta Online
- 5. Badland
- 6. Asphalt 8: Airborne
- 7. Eventide: Slavic Fable
- 8. Sonic CD
- 9. FINAL FANTASY VI
- 10. Stunt Extreme
- 11. PBA Bowling Challenge
- 12. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
- 13. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 14. The Jackbox Party Pack
1. Despicable Me – Minion Rush
Another official hit from Gameloft, the three-part movie franchise, Despicable Me – Minion Rush- affiliate link enables you to play the role of a minion, and guides you through hundreds of missions. Gameplay entails a three-lane system, where you can swipe in all four directions to move to the next track, jump or slide.
The lanes are scattered with bananas, which serve as one of the game’s two currencies. Further, there are several types of power-ups that come into play, which can be energized by using the bananas. The traditional currency tokens also appear, only less frequently at the rate of maximum five per day.
The key to do well in Minion Rush is to accelerate your multiplier as high as you can, which can be done by performing Despicable acts. This can be done by either displacing or running into your fellow minions, and also by simply wrecking things by using some of the power-ups.
2. Beach Buggy Blitz
Amazon Fire TV devices are great for racing games, and if you’ve ever played the popular Mario Cart series, Beach Buggy Blitz- affiliate link is worth checking out. Brought to you by Vector Unit, this game was released in 2012, and is easy to play yet is bound to keep you engaged for hours on end thanks to its Infinite Drive Environment.
Players can opt to select a vehicle of their choice, where each one has its own strengths and weaknesses. Over the course of the game, players can power up vehicles via several awards won along the way, and can even access unlockable characters and vehicles.
Beach Buggy Blitz is set in a tropical island theme, which is flourished with destructible object and AI buggies to avoid. The progress of the game can be accelerated by reaching checkpoints before the clock winds down, and best of all no two runs are the same owing to dynamically changing tracks.
3. Riptide GP: Renegade
Another hit by Vector Unit, Riptide GP: Renegade- affiliate link is all about illicit hydro-jet racing, where you play the role of a hydr0-jet racer that was booted out of the big leagues after being framed for something you didn’t do. Even though this game was designed for more powerful consoles in mind, it performs remarkably well when played on Fire TV.
From the start of the game, you will be immediately placed in a race with a jet ski, which is easy to maneuver regardless of the level. The water physics dip and plunge you all around as you hit each wave and crest, so you feel like you’re actually riding a jet ski. The ski ramps along the way are strategically placed, and aloo you pull off big moves while racing your way towards your goal.
Each cup has around four levels, where each one offers varying styles of missions to complete. When you complete each round, you are ranked up to three stars, and then win some serious cash that you can spend on upgrading your ride. The entire game is set in a futuristic city that is flooded, so will come across abandoned cars and much more while you dodge street lamps and buildings.
4. Vendetta Online
Vendetta Online- affiliate link is perhaps one of the best free games you can get play on Fire TV, and is brought to you by Guild Software. It is powered by the NAOS game engine, and is a science fiction multiplayer game that features a fully real-time model and combat system. it was first released in 2004, and gameplay entails lining up a correct shot among against enemy ships, while safeguarding yourself from enemy fire.
The dynamics of this game can be challenging at times, given that the ships are moving through 3-D space. The ships must adhere to the laws of Newtonian Mechanics, but on a brighter note there are a few artificial limits put into place the enhance the playability of the game.
Players gain access to a wide range of weaponry during the game, where some require energy to fire, while others rely on proximity fuses, target tracking, ammunition or a combination of the three. The game offers three playable nations namely – Serco Dominion, Itani Nation and the Union of Independent Territories, where choosing one of the three affects the missions that will be made available to you later on in the game.
Developed by Frogmind Games, Badland- affiliate link released in 2013 is a mobile video games that’s available to play on several different platforms including Fire TV. Gameplay is based on a player flying around a little black creature dubbed Clone through the woods of the game.
The first stage of the game progresses through four stages namely Dawn, Noon, Dusk, and Night, where each is represented by a new color scheme and new set of traps. As you go through the first stage or day 1, you will see egg shaped machines pop out of the water from the background.
Moving into the night, these machines begin to spin, and you might have guessed the game gets harder given that the machines are part of the forest. The game has been awarded Apple Inc.’s iPad Game of the Year in 2013 and also the 10th Grand Prix award. The game has a sequel Badland 2, which was released in December 2015.
6. Asphalt 8: Airborne
Developed by Gameloft Barcelona and published by Gameloft, Asphalt 8: Airborne- affiliate link is part of the Asphalt Series, and was released on August 22, 2013. The game is similar to Asphalt 7 – Heat, where the player is provided with four control options namely – tilt to steer, tilt and icons, on-screen controls and tap to steer.
According to the App Store and Microsoft Store, Asphalt 8 – Airborne has 350 million players, and offers a five star system for each race. Players are awarded with three stars for finishing a race in 1st place, two for 2nd and 1 for third place. Players can gain two additional stars by achieving secondary objectives such as knocking down opponents or performing a certain number of stunts.
The game features a Game Center for achievements rather than Gameloft’s exclusive Gameloft Live, and thanks to a recent update is also compatible with Apple Watch and Apple TV. This single, online, multiplayer game is the first game in the series to feature a licensed soundtrack, and offer three selectable stations bass, rock and electronic that players can choose from during the course of the game.
7. Eventide: Slavic Fable
Released in 2016, and developed by the House of Fables, Eventide: Slavic Fable- affiliate link is an exciting adventure game that is set in a contemporary heritage park, which is home to both mythical Slavic creatures and humans. The adventure of the game begins when the main character of the game – a famous botanist receives a concerning invitation from her grandmother – the park’s curator.
The botanist is then tasked with safeguarding an endangered plant, but this just the least of her worries, as her grandmother is kidnapped by the mysterious Boruta. The Boruta’s mission is to plot and conquer and destroy the park’s ancient magic. The protagonist must work in partnership with creatures living in the park in order to save her grandma, defeat the villain and save the world.
8. Sonic CD
Sonic CD- affiliate link short for Sonic the Hedgehog CD that was conceived by Sega as an enhanced port of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Gameplay of the game revolves around Sonic the Hedgehog as he attempts to save Little Planet – an extraterrestrial body from Doctor Robotnik. Sonic does this by running and jumping through several themed levels, while defeating robots and collecting rings.
Sonic CD is a bit distinct from other Sonic Games its time travel feature serves as an important role in the story and gameplay. This single player game is often regarded as one of the best games in the Sonic series with regards to its size, time travel feature and music. It has sold over 1.5 million copies, making it the company’s bestseller and was released in several mobile devices in 2011.
9. FINAL FANTASY VI
Also known as Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy VI- affiliate link is a role playing video game that is developed and published the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. the game consists it is one of the most popular game franchises in the history of gaming and is finally available to play on mobile devices and mobile game consoles.
FINAL FANTASY VI consists of four modes of gameplay namely an overworld map, town and underground prison field maps, a battle and a menu screen. The player uses the map to direct characters to various locations, where the primary means of transportation are by foot, chocobo and airship.
The plot of the game continues through towns and dungeons, where the latter appear in forests, caves and buildings. These dungeons are often loaded with treasure chests contain rare items and may feature puzzles and mazes. FINAL FANTASY VI is set in a world with prominent steampunk influences, and features fourteen permanent playable characters.
10. Stunt Extreme
If you’re looking for a game that allows you to fly past rivals, soar off jumps, then Stunt Extreme- affiliate link is a great choice. Brought to you by Rendered Ideas, this game allows you to perform unlimited tricks with your dirt bike, and allows you to showcase your stunts and beat everyone to claim the gold.
Some of the key features of Stunt Extreme include smooth controls, excellent realistic graphics, online leaderboard, career and survival mode among others. It allows players to compete on the Survival mode leaderboard with friends, and offers a total of 60 levels to complete and compete.
11. PBA Bowling Challenge
PBA Bowling Challenge- affiliate link allows you to compete against 24 of the best PBA bowlers for several regional and national championship trophies. It is often regarded as the best 3D bowling game for several reasons including amazing 3D bowling graphics, 100’s of different bowling balls, tons of PBA tournaments and bonus challenges in every tournament.
PBA Bowling Challenge allows you to bowl with your friends in real time in multiplayer matches, where the multiplayer mode lets you play against a random opponent or by inviting your Google+ friends. Career mode is the main highlight of the game, where you can unlock even more content during gameplay.
12. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Developed by Sega, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse- affiliate link is a 1990 platform game that allows a player to take control of Mickey Mouse as he heads into the Castle of Illusion in an attempt to rescue Minnie Mouse from the evil Witch Mizrabel. Mickey mouse after getting in touch with the castle’s king is told that he must find the Seven Gems of the Rainbow in order to defeat Mizrabel.
Mickey’s sole method of attack is by performing a bounce while jumping, which he uses to get to higher areas and to defect enemies. He can also collect apples, marbles and other projectiles to throw at his opponents. There are several levels in the game, where each one ends with a battle between Mizrabel’s henchmen, and clearing all five of them gives Mickey access to the witch’s tower.
13. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Often abbreviated as KotOR, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic- affiliate link is an RPG video game series that’s based on the fictional universe of Star Wars by George Lucas. Gameplay is based on the Wizards of the Coast’s Star Wars Game, and features combat based on rounds, where those combatting attack and react simultaneously.
The game features an alignment system that tracks actions and speech from easy word options to big plot decisions in an effort to determine whether a respective player’s character aligns with the dark or light side of the Force. The game features several new planets that make appearances in major locations including Dantooine and Korriban.
14. The Jackbox Party Pack
Developed by Jackbox Games and as you might have guessed, the The Jackbox Party Pack- affiliate link is a series of party video games that are designed to be played in large groups. Most of the games in this series are geared towards online play, and require just one person to won and launch the game.
The remaining players can either view the game through the first player’s console or computer or be remote. The games in the Jackbox Party Pack series are generally limited to around eight players, but others connecting can become audience participants. Games in the party pack are selected by the company based on ideas from the team and through testing via pen and paper trials.