If you are an avid gamer on Android smartphone, there's some good news. The month of August witnessed some interesting releases in the free gaming category. You can now push your gaming levels even higher with the games available on Google Play Store. The games are from different genres to meet players' demand.

Take a look at the best of free Android games released in August below. You can also download the games from Google Play Store by clicking on the embedded links.

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival

Based on the popular The Walking Dead graphic novels, The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is a free role-playing game. Players can recruit survivors to make a team, train them and free them from the bondage of a madman. Weapons and necessary supplies are available to fortify the home base and fight zombies.

You can download the free game from Play Store.

Fallout Shelter

After the original debut at the E3 2015 event on iOS platform, Fallout Shelter has finally made its way to the Android OS. Available as a free download, the game lets you build an underground vault for the survivors of post-nuclear world, train them, feed them, find them suitable jobs and play matchmaker and more.

Download Fallout Shelter for free on your Android smartphone from Play Store.

Down The Mountain

Down The Mountain is an interesting arcade game where players must descend from an infinite mountain while grabbing stars and avoiding obstacles. Different missions with harder levels will keep you glued to your mobile screens.

Down The Mountain is available for free on Google Play Store.

March of Empires

Gameloft's March of Empires is a new empire-building game, where players must build a castle, train armies, conquer territories, strike wars, trade with friends and more. The impressive details of the game will delve you into reality.

March of Empires is available on Google Play Store.

Pac-Man 256

Pac-Man is one of the best games ever. But the new Pac-Man 256 can turn into an addiction with its infinite maze. To make the game more interesting, there are new powerups such as laser, tornado, giant and more to defend from the ghosts.

The icing on the cake is that the revived Pac-Man 256 is available for download on Play Store.

Oddwings Escape

Oddwings Escape is a one-touch control bird-flying game with great graphics. In case you are wondering, it is not a Flappy Bird rip-off. The free-to-download game lets you compete with friends, discover secret paths, rescue buddies, unleash special powers and more.

Oddwings Escape is available on Google Play Store.

Farms & Castles

Farms & Castles is an object-matching puzzle game, which lets you build castles and farms. The game appears to draw its influence from Triple Town, but has its own perks.

The game is free to download from Google Play Store.

Blood Gate - Age of Alchemy

Blood Gate - Age of Alchemy is a free role-playing game developed by DeNA Corp. The new game is a unique combination of fast-paced matching game and real-time combat. The game can also be played with friends to discover new powers and strategies.

Blood Gate - Age of Alchemy is available as a free download on Google Play Store.

These games are handpicked from the new releases in August 2015 that do not charge you for download. There are some in-app purchases but you have the option to play without them.