The 100 Most Downloaded Games from 2016 to 2024 So Far

With 5.5 billion downloads of mobile game apps 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 SurfersSyboDKTencent
2Free FireGarena OnlineSGSea
3Candy Crush SagaKingGBActivision Blizzard
5Ludo KingGametionINGametion
6PUBG MOBILETencentCNTencent
78 Ball PoolMiniclipCHTencent
8My Talking TomOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
9Temple Run 2ImangiUSImangi
10Sniper 3D AssassinWildlife StudiosBRWildlife Studios
11My Talking Tom 2Outfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
12Hill Climb RacingFingersoftFIFingersoft
13Pokémon GONianticUSNiantic
14My Talking AngelaOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
15Magic Tiles 3AmanotesVNAmanotes
16slither.ioLowtech StudiosUSLowtech Studios
17Temple RunImangiUSImangi
18Clash RoyaleSupercellFITencent
19Gardenscapes by PlayrixPlayrixIEPlayrix
20Traffic RiderSkgamesTRSkgames
21Talking Tom Gold RunOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
23Mobile Legends: Bang BangMoontonCNByteDance
24Clash of ClansSupercellFITencent
25Tiles Hop: EDM RushAmanotesVNAmanotes
26Among Us!InnerSlothUSInnerSloth
27EA SPORTS FC™ MOBILE 24 SOCCERElectronic ArtsUSElectronic Arts
29Helix JumpVoodoo GamingFRVoodoo
30My Talking Tom FriendsOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
33Bubble Shooter by IlyonIlyon DynamicsILTencent
34Extreme Car Driving SimulatorAxesinMotionESMedia and Games Invest
35Stack BallAzur Interactive GamesCYAzur Interactive Games
36Kick the BuddyPlaygendaryCYPlaygendary
37Call of Duty: MobileActivision PublishingUSActivision Blizzard
38Lords MobileIGGCNIGG
40Plants vs. ZombiesElectronic ArtsUSElectronic Arts
41Hunter AssassinRuby GameTRSEGA SAMMY
42Carrom PoolMiniclipCHTencent
43Asphalt 8: AirborneGameloftFRVivendi
44Bridge RaceSupersonicILUnity Technologies
45Dr. DrivingSUDKRSUD
46Block Craft 3DWildlife StudiosBRWildlife Studios
47Tomb of the MaskPlaygendaryCYPlaygendary
48Hungry Shark EvolutionUbisoftFRUbisoft
49Fun Race 3DAzur Interactive GamesCYAzur Interactive Games
51Geometry DashRobTopSERobTop
52Zombie TsunamiMobiGameFRMobiGame
53WormsZone.ioAzur Interactive GamesCYAzur Interactive Games
54Super Mario RunNintendoJPNintendo
55Brawl StarsSupercellFITencent
56Join Clash 3DSupersonicILUnity Technologies
57Talking Tom CatOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
58Brain OutEyewindCNEyewind
60Candy Crush Soda SagaKingGBActivision Blizzard
61Fruit NinjaHalfbrickAUHalfbrick
62Angry Birds 2Rovio EntertainmentFISEGA SAMMY
63aquapark.ioVoodoo GamingFRVoodoo 2Voodoo GamingFRVoodoo
65Talking Tom Hero DashOutfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7
66Happy GlassLion StudiosUSAppLovin
67Honor of KingsTencentCNTencent
70Minecraft Pocket EditionMojangSEMicrosoft
71Hill Climb Racing 2FingersoftFIFingersoft
72Minion RushGameloftFRVivendi
73Block Puzzle JewelHua WeiweiCNHua Weiwei
74Plants vs. Zombies 2Electronic ArtsUSElectronic Arts
75Stumble GuysScopelyUSScopely
76Going BallsSupersonicILUnity Technologies
77Coin MasterMoon ActiveILMoon Active
78Cooking FeverNordcurrentLTNordcurrent
79Brain Test: Tricky PuzzlesUnico StudioUSUnico Studio
81Piano Tiles 2 by Cheetah MobileCheetah MobileCNCheetah Mobile
82Tank StarsAzur Interactive GamesCYAzur Interactive Games
83Sand BallsSayGamesCYSayGames
84Race MasterSayGamesCYSayGames
85Shadow Fight 2NekkiCYNekki
86Racing in Car 2Fast Free GamesTRFast Free Games
87Rise UpAzur Interactive GamesCYAzur Interactive Games
88Hole.ioVoodoo GamingFRVoodoo
89Real Racing 3Electronic ArtsUSElectronic Arts
91Need for Speed No LimitsElectronic ArtsUSElectronic Arts
92Words Of WondersFugoTRFugo
93Real Bike RacingItaly GamesVNDoodle Mobile
94Happy ColorX-FlowCYX-Flow
95Soccer Super StarReal Free SoccerHKReal Free Soccer
96Traffic RacerSkgamesTRSkgames
97Color Bump 3DAzur Interactive GamesCYAzur Interactive Games
98Craftsman: Building CraftStarGame22USStarGame22
99Hay DaySupercellFITencent
100My Talking Angela 2Outfit7CYJinke Culture – Outfit7

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

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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