Play Store Games for the Galaxy S 4 - dummies

Play Store Games for the Galaxy S 4

By Bill Hughes

The Games category of Play Store for the Galaxy S 4 (shown in this figure) is huge, and it includes everything from simple puzzles to simulated violence. All games involve various combinations of intellect, skill (either cognitive or motor), and role-playing.


People have lively and intellectually stimulating debates on the merits of games versus applications. Mainly, the differences between games and apps are as follows:

  • Apps and Games are in different sections of the Play Store.

  • If a person likes a game, he tends to play it for a while, maybe for a few weeks or even months, and then stop using it. If a person likes an app, they tend to keep on using it.

  • People who use their phone for games tend to like to try a wide range of games.

The Games Home tab

When you tap on the Games option, you go to the Home screen for Games. If you scroll down, you see many suggested games. This is shown in panorama in this figure.


If you aren’t sure what games you might like to try, don’t worry: There are lots of options. The categories shown will probably be different from what you will see. These categories are regularly updated with the latest games.

The Categories tab

If you scroll to the left from the tab that says Home, you see a tab for Categories. These are seen in this figure.


In the Play Store, Games are divided into the following genres:

  • Arcade & Action

    • Shooting: Projectiles range from bullets to marshmallows to anti-ballistic missiles.

    • Fighting: Fighting (combat) games; vary based upon the level of gore.

    • Arcade: Game room and bar favorites.

  • Brain & Puzzle

    • Educational: Enjoyable games that also offer users enhanced skills or information.

    • Puzzles and trivia: Includes games like Sudoku, word search, and Trivial Pursuit.

    • Strategy and simulation: Emphasize decision-making skills, like chess; a variety of games with varying levels of complexity and agreement with reality.

  • Cards & Casino

    • Card and board games: Versions of familiar (and some not-so-familiar) board and card games.

    • Casino games: Simulations of gambling games; no real money.

  • Casual

    Games that you can easily pick up and put aside.

  • Live Wallpaper

    These include many games from the other categories, but with the feature that you set them as your wallpaper.

  • Racing

    Cars, go-karts, snowboards, jet skis, biplanes, jets, or spacecraft competing with one another.

  • Sports Games

    Electronic interpretations of real-world activities that incorporate some of the skill or strategy elements of the original game; vary based upon the level of detail.

  • Widgets

    These are the games that automatically appear on your home screen.