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10 Best Chromecast Games in 2022: Play Google Stadia, iOS & Android Games On Your TV

If you love playing games on the big screen, you’re in luck — Google Chromecast has plenty of options for free and paid games. Read on to find out more about the best Chromecast games currently available.

Kit Copson
By Kit Copson (Writer)
— Last Updated: 2022-02-15T20:17:18+00:00

If you’ve read our latest Chromecast article on the best Chromecast apps, you’re aware that your Chromecast can do more than just stream movies and music. As the gift that keeps on giving, Chromecast is also compatible with a number of game apps for hobbyists and serious gamers alike. Join us as we take a look at 10 of the best Chromecast games.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chromecast with Google TV and Chromecast Ultra are the Chromecast models to go for if you want to play on Google Stadia. 
  • For other Chromecast generations, there are plenty of Chromecast-supported games to play on the big screen — some classic board-game style games and some more modern, like Deer Hunter. 
  • You can check out the full list of Chromecast-supported game apps on the Google Play Store, where you will also find compatibility information. 

Chromecast games are more often than not very simple and fun. They tend to be designed based on classic games and have a slightly more “retro” feel. If you’re thinking about subscribing to Google Stadia, on the other hand, you’re more likely to find games that are a little more high-tech. In that case, Chromecast Ultra or Chromecast with Google TV might be the best Chromecast model for you. 

  • Yes. Chromecast supports a number of games as well as cloud-based gaming service Google Stadia.

  • Chromecast with Google TV supports Google Stadia. Current Stadia games include Mafia III, Life Is Strange and Darksiders II.

  • You can cast some games from iOS devices, including Tricky Titans and Just Dance Now. Unfortunately, not all Chromecast apps support iOS.

The 10 Best Chromecast Games: Free & Paid

It’s always a good idea to check the compatibility of cast-enabled apps before downloading, as some apps aren’t compatible with every platform. Some may only be compatible with Android, some with iOS and some with both. Additionally, some apps have minimum requirements for iOS and Android versions, so be sure to check those out when you download on the app store or play store. 

1. Google Stadia

stadia
Google Stadia is a cloud-based gaming service compatible with Chromecast. 
  • Platform: Android / iOS (by creating a web-app shortcut) / Google Chrome browser.
  • Price: $9.99 per month, $69.99 as a bundle with Chromecast Ultra, $89.99 as a bundle with Chromecast with Google TV.

Our first pick is not a game, but a well-known service in the gaming community. Google Stadia is a cloud-based gaming service that lets you choose from a library of popular games to play online when you subscribe. Google currently offers Stadia with Chromecast bundles — choose from Stadia with Chromecast Ultra or Chromecast with Google TV. 

2. Wordcast

wordcast
Wordcast is an Android Chromecast-compatible app. 
  • Platform: Android 
  • Price: Free; option to upgrade in-app 

Wordcast is a fun game with multiplayer mode. Very similar to the classic game Scrabble, this is a game in which you need to make words. You use your phone as a control and can play in more than 20 different languages. You can cast Wordcast to your big-screen TV from your Android phone. Unfortunately, Wordcast is unavailable on iOS. 

3. Tricky Titans

tricky titans
Tricky Titans is a multiplayer game set in primeval times. 
  • Platform: Android / iOS 
  • Price: Free

Tricky Titans is a fun Chromecast game with multiplayer mode. The concept is that you play as a titan and compete with your friends (fellow titans) to basically cause the most chaos. It’s free, which is a bonus, and you will either love or hate the lack of in-app purchases. 

4. Just Dance Now

just dance now
Just Dance Now is a great app for parties and keeping fit. 
  • Platform: Android / iOS 
  • Price: Free; in-app purchases available

Just Dance Now is a Chromecast game to help you keep fit, have fun or get everyone in the party mood. You hold your phone in your hand (sounds a tad dangerous depending on the kind of moves you’re doing, so exercise caution) and follow the dancer on the TV to get points. There’s no limit to the number of people who can join in as long as they’re in the same room. 

5. Deer Hunter 2018

deer hunter
Deer Hunter is a hunting simulation game.
  • Platform: Android / iOS 
  • Price: Free; $1.99 per month (silver subscription), $4.99 per month (gold subscription), $12.99 (gold – 3 months), $19.99 (gold – 6 months) 

If you’ve ever wanted to go hunting for real, there’s an environmentally friendly alternative. In Deer Hunter, you hunt big-game animals around the world to win trophies. You can hunt on plains, underwater and in the mountains to name a few places. There are a few subscription options, and the Google Play Store states that you can make in-app purchases to buy extra items. 

6. Math Arcade Chromecast Games

math cast
Math Arcade is a fun way to brush up on your numeracy skills.
  • Platform: Android / iOS 
  • Price: Free; in-app purchases available

The age-old cure for study-avoidant kids — turn it into a game. Math Arcade could definitely prove useful as an alternative for reciting the times tables. The app is free to download and use, but the Google Play Store mentions that in-app products are available to purchase for $1.99 each. Chromecast or Android TV are a requirement to use this app. 

7. Alien Invaders 

alien invaders
Alien Invaders is one of the most simple Chromecast games to play.
  • Platform: Android / iOS 
  • Price: Free

If you’re looking for something with a little more of an old-school vibe, Alien Invaders might be worth a go. It’s a really easy game and your task is simple — protect our planet from alien invaders seeking global domination and save the world! No pressure there, then. Up to five people can play Alien Invaders at a time. 

8. DrawParty

draw party
DrawParty is a Chromecast drawing guessing game.
  • Platform: Android
  • Price: Free 

In this multiplayer game, you draw pictures and other players need to guess as many words as possible. Game features include different tools for drawing and adult and kid modes. Good fun for parties or to break up a lazy Sunday afternoon, the only drawback is that DrawParty is currently only available on Android devices. 

9. PictoParty 

pictoparty
PictoParty is a paid alternative to DrawParty. 
  • Platform: Android / iOS
  • Price: $4.99

Another Chromecast drawing game inspired by Pictionary, PictoParty is a paid alternative to DrawParty. PictoParty has an impressive rating of 4.4 on the Play Store — it allows for more artistic license by letting you add new words and share your funniest drawings to social media. 

10. GamingCast

gaming cast
GamingCast takes you back to the Nokia era with classic games like Snake. 
  • Platform: Android 
  • Price: Free 

GamingCast is a bundle of classic games like Snake and Tetrominoes, which is inspired by Tetris. If you’re longing for the nostalgia of the ‘90s or the time you got your first Nokia, GamingCast might be a welcome addition to game night. Download GamingCast on the Google Play Store. 

Final Thoughts

With Chromecast Ultra and subsequent Chromecast with Google TV came a whole new Chromecast gaming experience with support for Stadia. But for those of us looking for a bit of good old retro fun, classic board games or some ‘90s nostalgia, Chromecast’s selection of Android and iOS game apps might be worth exploring. 

If you are planning on buying a Chromecast, you might want to check out our Chromecast Buyer’s Guide to find out more about what different models can do. Do you use a Chromecast to play games? Which games do you think are the best? Feel free to share your experience in the comments and, as always, thanks for reading!