Most Downloaded Mobile Games

Most Downloaded Mobile Games

Published on August 03, 2022 14:42 PM by Laura Mendes

Never before have video games been more popular than they are now. There will always be a lot of wonderful material to consume, no matter where gamers choose to play. Even while console gaming anticipation is still strong with the debut of the PS5 and Xbox Series X about a year ago, mobile gaming is a large part of the reason for games' prominent role in current society.

There is a tremendous selection of games and experiences to discover whether on an iPhone or Android device. Some of these games, in particular, have become massive hits, with millions upon millions of downloads.

Geoffrey Martin updated this page on July 14th, 2022: Gamers have many options when it comes to mobile gaming. There are several games to play on your mobile device, ranging from easy puzzle games to short story experiences to full-fledged multiplayer offers. There seemed to be a plethora of terrible games for every excellent match. Whatever genre you choose, there are certain to be a few mobile games to check out. 

Pokemon Go

Few games have taken the world by storm like Pokémon Go did when it was released in 2016 as the undeniable champion of the mobile marketplace. After all, it was only a matter of time before Nintendo brought these little pocket monsters into actual pockets via smartphones.

Pokémon Go exploded in popularity almost overnight, despite being somewhat barebones when it first launched. People walked around their towns looking for creatures to catch and nostalgia to experience. The subsequent addition of more Pokémon (along with new battle and raid systems) resulted in the creation of the undeniably most successful mobile game of all time.

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Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers, yet another entry in the endless runner genre, proves the old adage true: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Combine the gameplay of Temple Run with the attitude of something like Jet Set Radio, and you have a recipe for a smash hit.

Subway Surfers doesn't break any new ground, but it takes a tried-and-true formula and executes it with skill and finesse. It even inspired a YouTube animated series!

Garena Free Fire

With the battle royale phenomenon still going strong and new titles appearing on a daily basis, it stands to reason that one of the most downloaded games ever on mobile devices is a name that many people may not have heard of. Garena Free Fire is a 50-player free-for-all similar to PUBG or Fortnite.

Despite the fact that it isn't the most original concept, Free Fire is a surefire success, topping download charts worldwide and raking in billions of dollars.

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Despicable Me: Minion Rush

There was only darkness in the beginning, and from that darkness came a voice that said, "BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO." Okay, so maybe Minions didn't create the universe, but their influence on pop culture cannot be overstated.

Starting out as silly sidekicks in the Despicable Me franchise, these denim-clad yellow beans quickly became some of the world's most recognizable characters. Despicable Me: Minion Rush is essentially a Temple Run clone with brand recognition, but the popularity of these critters has catapulted the game to massive success.

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Jetpack Joyride

Have you ever wanted to experience the thrills of an endless runner but with a horizontal twist? Jetpack Joyride is exactly what it sounds like. Players control Barry Steakfries as he attempts to escape with the titular jetpack from a top-secret lab. Jetpack Joyride, like most successful mobile titles, is approachable while still providing a challenge for those who seek it.

The game provides additional tasks and missions to help you improve your score. Combine that with a bizarre cartoon aesthetic and a steady stream of updates, and it's easy to see why Jetpack Joyride was such a smash hit.

PUBG (PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds) Mobile

The original version of PUBG gained popularity at the start of the current battle royale craze. This competitive online shooter, which began on PC before moving to consoles and mobile phones, gives players a simple goal: to be the last one standing at the end of the match.

Though Fortnite has since surpassed PUBG in pure Battle Royale popularity, no one can deny the impact this game had on the many battle royale titles that followed.

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Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja is one of the simplest games on this list, with players doing nothing more than swiping their fingers erratically across the screen. Cut as many fruits as possible while avoiding explosives, which will end the round. What is the assignment?

Fruit Ninja is now one of the most played mobile titles of all time due to its ease of play combined with the addictive nature of racking up points. Fruit Ninja's fruit-cutting action can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, including motion-controlled and virtual reality versions.

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Clash Of Clans

Clash of Clans offers engrossing strategy mechanics wrapped in an adorable isometric art style for those looking for a game with a little more depth. It's exciting to fight battles with friends and earn gold, the fact that the free game is icing on the already delicious cake. The fact that the game is playable online adds to this winning formula.

Sure, there are microtransactions aplenty, and the temptation to spend a few dollars on perks is difficult to resist. However, the captivating gameplay keeps returning players coming back for more.

Temple Run

Endless runners have been around for quite some time. Given their general simplicity of design, it stands to reason that the genre would thrive in the mobile marketplace. In Temple Run, players must guide an adventurer in search of a golden idol through a dangerous temple.

Temple Run, which is simple to learn but difficult to master, has spawned several spin-offs, a book series, and even a potential movie tie-in. The Temple Run games are here to become a new obsession for those who have an itch that an Indiana Jones-esque auto-runner can only scratch.

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Candy Crush Saga

Nothing has captured the attention of middle-aged moms, teenagers, and anyone looking to pass the time like match-three puzzle games. Bejeweled and other Facebook games were popular, but none had the staying power of Candy Crush. Players are tasked with joining like-colored candies in a grid to gain points in this evolution of the Tetris formula.

The casual puzzle phenomenon Candy Crush Saga was one of the first major successes in the free-to-play genre. Candy Crush Saga's portability is unparalleled, making it ideal for quick gameplay sessions. Even though the gameplay is fairly simple and repetitive, the addictiveness at the heart of the design remains strong.

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