It all began in 2009 with some unhappy birds and nasty pigs. The Angry Birds game series from Rovio Entertainment has continued to flourish over time and just keeps on going. The birds have traveled, the pigs have evolved, and the fun has never stopped for fans of the Angry Birds franchise.
If you are an Angry Birds enthusiast and are wondering just how many games there are or which ones you missed, here you go! We’re going to take a survey of every game in the series.
Angry Birds (2009)
The game that started it all, Angry Birds, is still available for those of you who have never played. The birds and pigs have come a long way since this original was released. But, if you want to see how it all began, this is your game.
Using your handy sling shot and aiming skills, you pull back to fling the birds and take out the piggies. You can knock down their structures or land a direct pig hit. Each bird has special abilities for attacking the structures, so use them to their advantages.
Red is the angriest bird, Chuck flies through wood, Bomb is perfect for blowing up metal, Matilda drops explosive eggs, and The Blues (Jim, Jake, and Jay) shatter glass. In later games, you will also meet Terence, who looks like an enormous version of Red, and Stella, who breaks things with bubbles.
Angry Birds Seasons (2010)
Next in the franchise came Angry Birds Seasons. With the same bird-flinging, pig-eliminating action, this game brings seasonal themes. You still try to pass the level, score big, and earn stars, but do so in a different environment.
With each change of the season or holiday that arrives, so do new themes and levels. What started as simple spring, summer, and Halloween soon expanded into back-to-school, basketball, and Hollywood themes.
Angry Birds Rio (2011)
To spice it up, the birds head to a new location in Angry Birds Rio. This game came along with the animated movie Rio and its follow-up Rio 2. And this next in the series brings boss battles as a new game feature.
The feel of the game and the look of the birds are both different from the first two games. Plus, your enemies are monkeys instead of pigs, but gameplay is basically the same and Angry Birds Rio does have neat graphics.
Angry Birds Friends (2012)
For the same fun and gameplay, but with a twist of competition, is Angry Birds Friends. In regular tournaments, you play against your Facebook friends to see who can score the highest. As long as you land in the top three when the tournament ends, you win coins. Then, use those goodies to buy helpful power-ups.
You can also earn extra coins for ranking in leagues and send in-game gifts to your pals. Each tournament has six levels and most last for about a week. Although, some shorter tourneys will pop up now and then to mix things up.
Even though Angry Birds Friends has been around for years now, the game is still widely popular. And, as someone who plays daily, this is a definite favorite in the series for me.
Angry Birds Space (2012)
For a real challenge, Angry Birds Space takes the series out of this world. What’s different about this bird-flinger, aside from taking place in outer space, is gravity and lack thereof. If you’re an expert at the first few games, you will be in for a surprise with this one.
Pigs are floating through the galaxy and asteroids are everywhere. While there’s obviously no gravity when floating about space, you will experience it in certain spots. Tip: try to use those asteroids to your advantage to take out the pigs.
Angry Birds Star Wars (2012)
Angry Birds Star Wars is obviously another space-themed adventure, but with characters from the hit Star Wars movies. You begin your journey on Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine, and make your way to Hoth and beyond.
The birds have different skills in this game and are equipped with weapons you will recognize from the movie. To complete the theme, you can enjoy the theatrical music and cool effects. For Star Wars fans who love Angry Birds, this is a dream game.
Angry Birds Star Wars II (2013)
Both good games and good movies often have follow-ups. If you like Angry Birds Star Wars, then continue the saga in Angry Birds Star Wars II. The unique part about this game is that you can play as a pig for the first time. Successfully play through 17 bird levels, unlock the pork side, and join the pig force.
Angry Birds Star Wars II brings characters like Yoda, Anakin, Mace, and Jango Fett. You can also swap characters as you play. With two sides to every story, this cool take on the game series and the movie is fun for fans of both.
Angry Birds Go! (2013)
Rovio Entertainment decided in 2013 that it was time to take the birds to the track. Angry Birds Go! is completely unlike the previous games because it is a kart racer, not an arcade puzzle. You race through Piggy Island collecting coins, unlocking rewards, and upgrading your ride.
The game also offers local multiplayer mode and tournaments to join. If you love the Angry Birds theme and characters then you might like Angry Birds Go!. But if you dislike racing games, then this is not the follow-up for you.
Angry Birds Epic (2014)
As the first role-playing game (RPG) in the series, Angry Birds Epic gives you a new way to take down the pigs. Travel from sunny beaches to snowy mountains as you fight your enemies. You’ll have to collect powerful weapons and use some magic to defeat your foes and the big boss pigs.
Angry Birds Epic lets you compete with others, join events, and fly to the top of the leaderboard (hopefully). If you want a taste of how Rovio Entertainment spins Angry Birds into an RPG, check out Angry Birds Epic.
Angry Birds Transformers (2014)
Maybe Transformers is more your speed than Star Wars. If that’s the case, Angry Birds Transformers will take you on a cool, 3D adventure. With Red as Optimus Prime and the rest of the clan joining him, it’s up to you to help the Autobirds save Piggly Island. Get ready to defeat the EggBots by joining forces with the Deceptihogs.
Upgrade your transformers with awesome weapons and slick skills. And then, team up with friends for some real fun. Angry Birds Transformers is a side-scrolling, action-packed shooter. But is it more than meets the eye? Give it a play and find out.
Angry Birds Fight! (2015)
Angry Birds Fight! combines a match-three puzzle with competition against others. Unfortunately, on August 1, 2017, Rovio Entertainment announced that it will discontinue the game. Below is a post on the game’s Facebook page with the announcement. If you like the game, it appears that you can continue to play until November.
Keep in mind that due to the announcement, the game has already been pulled from Google Play and the App Store. You’re better off getting invested into one of the other titles.
Angry Birds 2 (2015)
If you were wondering if an official sequel to the original would appear on this list, the answer is yes. Angry Birds 2 takes your favorite birds to the next level. This one has the same concept and similar gameplay, but really shows you how far the series has changed.
The first major difference is that Angry Birds 2 has multi-stage levels. This makes for interesting and challenging gameplay. Next — and this is one of the greatest features — you can choose your bird. That’s right, you are no longer stuck with the line-up you see. Pick the best bird for the job to go first, second, and so on.
Along with these awesome features, you can enjoy defeating the big bosses in battles, competing against other players in the Arena, and casting wicked spells for powerful effects.
Angry Birds Action! (2016)
Another RPG in the flock, but with some pinball-style gameplay, is Angry Birds Action!. Aim and bounce those birds around the arena to flatten the pigs. You play as Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Terence to annihilate the structures and the piggies.
Angry Birds Action! has an unusual feature where you can scan what are called BirdCodes. You can find these on Angry Birds toys and surprise locations everywhere. When you see one, scan it, and you will receive exclusive content, power-ups, and mini-games.
Angry Birds Blast! (2016)
The most unique game of the bunch is Angry Birds Blast!. It’s a match-three puzzle with boosts, power-ups, daily challenges, and special events. Make matches next to pigs to knock them out, pop bubbles, and free birds from their nests.
This level-based challenge takes strategy and patience to meet the goals. You can connect to Facebook to see how well your friends do and complete quests for nifty game rewards. If you are a match-three puzzle player who also enjoys Angry Birds, you will like Angry Birds Blast!.
Angry Birds Evolution (2017)
One of the newest games to the group is Angry Birds Evolution. This game is similar to Angry Birds Action! with its role-playing gameplay. Starring the characters from The Angry Birds Movie, it’s a battle to the end.
Assemble your team, compete against others, and join weekly events to earn great rewards. If you enjoy role-playing battle games and love the birds, then prepare to take out the pigs before they take end you in this latest adventure.
Angry Birds Match (2017)
Angry Birds Match is the latest release in the series as of this writing. If you enjoy the match-three genre, love the cute little hatchlings, and cannot get enough of those angry feathered fliers, then you should check it out.
Match items like popsicles, beach balls, and jellies. And, connect more than three to summon the powerful birds who can take out rows and columns or blast away tiles. With over 1,000 levels already, boosts to help your game, and thought-provoking puzzles, Angry Birds Match might just be your ideal match.
Don’t Forget About the Spin-Offs
Several other Angry Birds games have seen a release as well. They’re not part of the mainline series, but offer even more action if you’re looking for something a bit different.
- Bad Piggies (2012) — Build contraptions and take the pigs to safety in this puzzle challenge.
- Angry Birds Stella (2014) — Originally titled Angry Birds Stella POP!, the game was later changed to Angry Birds POP! (below).
- Angry Birds POP! (2015) — Match three or more in this colorful bubble shooter.
- Angry Birds Trilogy (2012) — This is a console trilogy of Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio. You can still find it at locations like Amazon for Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3.
Which Angry Birds Game Is Your Favorite?
If you’ve played one or more of these awesome Angry Birds games, which one do you like best? Are you a die-hard lover of the original game, a sequel seeker, a role-playing roamer, or all of the above?
Let us know which of these games is your favorite and why in the comments below!