The 100 Most Downloaded Games from 2016 to 2021 So Far

With 2.7 billion people playing mobile games in 2021, gaming is also set to become a major player in the app economy.

This is why I have decided to compile the 100 most downloaded games. For mobile game players, I think it may come as a great help to you if you are really willing to enjoy your leisure by playing mobile games. For mobile game developers, it is also helpful to check out the most popular games in the world to get an idea of what actually works in the market.

Let’s check it.

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Till now, the most downloaded games in the world is Subway Surfers.

#App NameCompany NameCompany HQParent Company Name
1Subway SurfersSyboDKSybo
2Free FireGarena OnlineSGSea
3Candy Crush SagaKingGBActivision Blizzard
4PUBG MOBILETencentCNTencent
5My Talking TomOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
6Ludo KingGametionINGametion
78 Ball PoolMiniclipCHTencent
8My Talking AngelaOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
9slither.ioLowtech StudiosUSLowtech Studios
10Temple Run 2ImangiUSImangi
11Sniper 3D AssassinWildlife StudiosBRWildlife Studios
12Hill Climb RacingFingersoftFIFingersoft
13Pokémon GONianticUSNiantic
15Temple RunImangiUSImangi
17My Talking Tom 2Outfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
18Mobile Legends: Bang BangMoontonCNMoonton
19Clash RoyaleSupercellFISupercell
20Gardenscapes – New AcresPlayrixIEPlayrix
21Clash of ClansSupercellFISupercell
22Helix JumpVoodooFRVoodoo
23Talking Tom Gold RunOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
24Magic Tiles 3AmanotesVNAmanotes
25Bubble Shooter by IlyonIlyon DynamicsILTencent
27Traffic RiderSoner KaraTRSoner Kara
28Tiles Hop: EDM RushAmanotesVNAmanotes
29Piano Tiles 2Cheetah MobileCNCheetah Mobile
30Extreme Car Driving SimulatorAxesinMotionESAxesinMotion
31Dr. DrivingSUDKRSUD
32Kick the BuddyPlaygendaryDEPlaygendary
33Plants vs. ZombiesElectronic ArtsUSElectronic Arts
34Zombie TsunamiMobiGameFRMobiGame
35Fun Race 3DGood Job GamesTRGood Job Games
36Talking Tom CatOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
37Stack BallAzur Interactive GamesRUAzur Interactive Games
38Hungry Shark EvolutionUbisoftFRUbisoft
39Block Puzzle JewelHua WeiweiCNHua Weiwei
42Lords MobileIGGCNIGG
43Among Us!InnerSlothUSInnerSloth
45Hunter AssassinRuby GameTRRuby Game
47Block Craft 3DWildlife StudiosBRWildlife Studios
48FIFA SoccerElectronic ArtsUSElectronic Arts
49Asphalt 8: AirborneGameloftFRVivendi
50Candy Crush Soda SagaKingGBActivision Blizzard
51Happy GlassLion StudiosUSAppLovin
52Fishdom: Deep DivePlayrixIEPlayrix
53My Talking Tom FriendsOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
55Racing in Car 2Fast Free GamesTRFast Free Games
56Brawl StarsSupercellFISupercell
57Carrom PoolMiniclipCHTencent
58Join Clash 3DSupersonicILironSource
59Sand BallsSayGamesBYSayGames
60Brain OutEyewindCNEyewind
61Tomb of the MaskPlaygendaryDEPlaygendary
62Hill Climb Racing 2FingersoftFIFingersoft
63Shadow Fight 2NekkiRUNekki
64Fruit NinjaHalfbrickAUHalfbrick
65WormsZone.ioAzur Interactive GamesRUAzur Interactive Games
66Geometry DashRobTopSERobTop
67Chess by Chess PrinceChess PrinceRUChess Prince 2VoodooFRVoodoo
70Real Bike RacingItaly GamesVNDoodle Mobile
71Rise UpSerkan OzyilmazTRSerkan Ozyilmaz
72Super Mario RunNintendoJPNintendo
73Score! HeroFirst TouchGBFirst Touch
74Call of Duty: MobileActivision PublishingUSActivision Blizzard
75Tank StarsPlaygendaryDEPlaygendary
76Dream League SoccerFirst TouchGBFirst Touch
77Roll the Ball – slide puzzleBitMangoKRBitMango
78Color Bump 3DGood Job GamesTRGood Job Games
79Minion RushGameloftFRVivendi
80Traffic RacerSoner KaraTRSoner Kara
81Cooking FeverNordcurrentLTNordcurrent
82Talking Tom Hero DashOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
84Run Race 3DGood Job GamesTRGood Job Games
85Real Racing 3Electronic ArtsUSElectronic Arts
86Angry Birds 2RovioFIRovio
87Minecraft Pocket EditionMojangSEMicrosoft
88Rescue CutMarkAppJPMarkApp
89Dancing Road: Colour Ball RunAmanotesVNAmanotes
90Coin MasterMoon ActiveILMoon Active
91Anger of Stick 5COWONKRCOWON
92Crowd CityVoodooFRVoodoo
93Love BallsSuperTapxCNSuperTapx
94Real Gangster CrimeNaxeexRUNaxeex
95Rope Hero: Vice TownNaxeexRUNaxeex
96Doodle Army 2 : Mini MilitiaMiniclipCHTencent
97Vegas Crime SimulatorNaxeexRUNaxeex
98World Football KingMobirixKRMobirix
100Toca Kitchen 2Toca BocaSESpin Master

Different from apps which developers are dominated by USA developers and Chinese developers, developers from French, Turkey and Russia also show their strength in games.

Top 100 Mobile Games Company HQ

Then, what’s the most popular mobile game categories?

By analyzing the top 1,000 most downloaded mobile games in Google Play Store, we found that games in “Arcade & Action” and “Brain & Puzzle” accounted for 52% of the top 1,000 most downloaded games in Android devices.

Note: There were significant differences in mobile gaming genres consumed across various generations and countries. If you are a developer, you should do your research deeper.

Now, you have an idea of what are the most downloaded games in the world. How many of them were added to your phone? Which is your favorite mobile game app?

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