Before scrolling down on the list below, think about all of the most popular Android games that you know. With your list in mind, discover how many of those games appeared on this Top 15 list and how many didn’t make it. This list can also help you discover new games that you may have overlooked before. This Top 15 list of most downloaded android games is based on the data gathered by the Android Rank website.
Among Us was released on June 15, 2018.
Its current installation is estimated to be 508,034,263.
The company behind it is Innersloth which is based in the United States.
Among Us is a survival game where one of the players will take the role of an impostor while the rest are crewmates. The role of the Impostor is to eliminate the entire crew while the crew member’s goal is to identify the impostor. You can play this game on a local wifi connection or join players online. It has a new mode called Hide n Seek. This is like a Battle Royale game where the Imposter goes on a killing spree while the crewmates try their best to survive before the time limit is over.
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang was released on July 14, 2016.
Its current installation is estimated to be 546,717,135.
The company behind it is Moonton which is based in China.
This game is categorized as a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena). Its format is 5v5 and it has a wide variety of heroes, skills and items that will keep the players engaged. It’s free to download but has in-game purchase options. Players can buy additional heroes, skins and upgrade-related items.
Sniper 3D: Gun Shooting Games
Sniper 3D: Gun Shooting Games was released on November 10, 2014.
Its current installation is estimated to be 557,239,830.
The company behind it is Wildlife Studios which was founded in Brazil.
It’s a simple sniper shooting game where to goal is to kill unsuspecting targets from a safe location. You’re only given limited bullets so missing the target is an automatic fail. It doesn’t require players to create an account. The players who want to have access to their advanced weapons and accessories can sign up for their premium membership.
PUBG MOBILE was released on March 19, 2018.
Its current installation is estimated to be 604,190,747.
The company behind it is Tencent Games which is based in China.
PUBG stands for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It’s a battle royale shooting game with the goal of eliminating all enemy players and emerging as the sole survivor. This can also be played with teammates where the players can win as a group. Unlike other games, the skins for the weapons are purely for aesthetic purposes only and don’t give any stats advantage. This game is shying away from the pay-to-win route.
Hill Climb Racing
Hill Climb Racing was released on September 22, 2012.
Its current installation is estimated to be 608,152,395.
The company behind it is Fingersoft which is based in Finland.
Hill Climb Racing might sound like a fast-paced game because of the term “race” but it’s more about control and getting far in the game. The player needs to properly budget the gas of the vehicle while properly applying the right amount of speed and brakes to prevent it from flipping over. Earning coins will let the player buy parts upgrades and higher car models with better control. It’s a great offline pastime game that will help the players learn about control discipline.
Temple Run was released on March 3, 2012.
Its current installation is estimated to be 609,632,915.
The company behind it is Imangi Studios which is based in the United States.
Temple Run is a fast-paced obstacle course running game. The player’s goal is to reach the highest score since it doesn’t have an ending. This will test the player’s focus, reflexes and endurance. One simple mistake can instantly end the game. Watching an advertisement or using some diamonds earned can help the player continue the game after dying instead of starting over.
Pou was released on August 5, 2012.
Its current installation is estimated to be 613,086,402.
The company behind it is Zakeh Ltd which is based in Lebanon.
Pou is a digital pet game inspired by the 1996 game called Tamagotchi. Unlike its predecessor, this game is not just about taking care of a digital pet but it also has a long list of games that you can play with Pou. Some of them include sports, driving games, obstacle course runs, puzzle games and more.
Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2 was released on January 23, 2013.
Its current installation is estimated to be 650,111,273.
The company behind it is Imangi Studios which is based in the United States.
Temple Run 2 is the newer version of the first Temple Run with better graphics and additional travel methods like riding a mine cart or a zipline. It also changes in theme depending on the season like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc. The game’s mechanics and scoring are the same as the original version.
Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans was released on September 30, 2013.
Its current installation is estimated to be 669,166,067.
The company behind it is Supercell which is based in Finland.
Clash of Clans is a strategy game for mobile that is free to download. The players can enjoy building a medieval kingdom and then wage war with other kingdoms or clans. It can be played online, offline, single player or multiplayer. You will surely love the game’s wide variety of characters, abilities and magic.
Roblox was released on July 16, 2014.
Its current installation is estimated to be 682,182,596.
The company behind it is Roblox Corporation which is based in the United States.
Roblox is not just a game but a platform where players can create their own games. This is the reason why there’s an enormous number of games in this app. The Roblox Studio has a simple and user-friendly setup that makes it easier for users to create games. Pre-made 3D objects are already available in the studio and the players just need to drag, drop and position them where creating a new world.
Ludo King was released on February 20, 2016.
Its current installation is estimated to be 741,734,065.
The company behind it is Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd which is based in India.
It’s an online version of the board game Ludo along with Snakes and Ladders. The players can play either solo or with other players offline and online. It’s one of the most-played mobile games in India with around 600,000,000 downloads. Its concept relies heavily on luck because the player’s number of moves will depend on a roll of dice.
8 Ball Pool
8 Ball Pool was released on January 23, 2013.
Its current installation is estimated to be 791,311,141.
The company behind it is Miniclip.com which is based in Switzerland. The China-based Tencent Games acquired it later in 2015.
8 Ball Pool is the digital version of your classic billiard game. The game starts with 8 Ball, but after reaching a certain level, you’ll eventually unlock the 9 Ball mode. Players can challenge random people online or through social media friends. Its offline mode is for practice games only. The cue stick is like a rifle which can be upgraded to have a slight advantage over standard cue stick users. It even has several designs depending on the level of the cue stick.
Free Fire was released on September 30, 2017.
Its current installation is estimated to be 1,236,457,359.
The company behind it is Garena which is based in Singapore.
Free Fire is an online 3rd-person shooting game where each character has their own unique special abilities. From the game’s title itself, its mechanics is free-for-all which means the goal is to kill everyone on the map and become the sole survivor to emerge the winner. Other game modes include team fight, one-on-one and duo. The weapons that the players can use are based on real-life military guns. Players can also buy skins for aesthetic and upgrade purposes.
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga was released on November 15, 2012.
Its current installation is estimated to be 1,345,733,085.
The company behind it is King which is based in the UK. The US-based Activation Blizzard acquired it in 2016.
Candy Crush Saga is a tile-matching game that has a more adventurous format compared to its predecessors. Its explosive special items make it more fun and colorful. Unlike other tile-matching games, it has different stages with unique goals per level. It’s free to download with in-app purchase options. Regardless of gender and age, Candy Crush is a fun and simple game that anyone would enjoy.
Subway Surfers was released on September 20, 2012.
Its current installation is estimated to be 1,578,589,333.
The company behind it is SYBO which is based in Denmark. The China-based Tencent acquired it in 2022.
Subway Surfers is a thrilling endless runner game. The goal in this game is to achieve the highest score possible. Its pacing starts slow and then gradually speeds up making it more challenging to avoid the obstacles. What makes it unique is its different modes and list of goals with rewards. It is made more fun and colorful because you can collect different characters from different races and then get different skins for them. It’s a game that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. No wonder it topped the list of the most downloaded android games.
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