The 12 most played mobile games in the world in 2022!

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With so many titles being released all the time, the mobile game market is constantly changing. If you are curious to know which are the most played mobile games in the world at the beginning of this year, check out our list below with all this information! You may have some surprises.

Attention: The information below is a combination of official statistics from specialized sites such as App Annie, Apptopia, 42matters, etc, with data released by the developers themselves. All are approximate numbers and last updated in January 2022.



Among Us

  • Downloads in January 2022: more than 26 million
  • Country that plays the most: our country (Android) and United States (iOS)
  • Total number of downloads: over 100 million

Among Us experienced an explosion in popularity from the second half of 2020 onwards when many famous streamers from various platforms jumped on the bandwagon. Even though it was released in 2022, it was that year that the game received millions and millions of downloads to break the 100 million mark just for Android. In addition to being extremely fun and perfect for the current pandemic scenario, Among Us is free for mobile phones, unlike its PC version.

Candy crush saga

  • Downloads in January 2022: 16 million
  • Country that plays the most: India (Android) and United States (iOS)
  • Total number of downloads: more than 1 billion

One of the giants. Candy Crush saga has remained at the top of the most played games lists since its launch in 2022. Extremely popular worldwide and among audiences of all ages, the game is especially prominent in Asian countries that form a massive player base. The game's success has already resulted in several sequels to new games in the saga, each with new rules and mechanics. Like Subway Surfers, Candy Crush is at the top of the best mobile pastimes.



Free Fire

  • Downloads in January 2022: 15 million
  • Country that plays the most: India (Android) and our country (iOS)
  • Total number of downloads: more than 500 million

Since its launch in 2022, Free Fire has made its way to becoming the most popular battle royale in the world. With simpler mechanics and much lighter requirements to run, the game managed to far surpass its main competitor, PUBG Mobile, in terms of downloads. However, it is worth clarifying that, according to official statistics, PUBG Mobile continues to have the largest monthly active player base among all mobile games.

Subway Surfers

  • Downloads in January 2022: 14 million
  • Country that plays the most: India (Android) and United States (iOS)
  • Total number of downloads: more than 1 billion

One of the titans of casual gaming. Subway Surfers is an endless run style game in which the only objective is to stay alive for as long as possible. Players control a child who runs through different scenarios full of obstacles, colors and visual and sound effects. The game is extremely addictive for its simplicity and fun. Undoubtedly one of the best pastimes available for cell phones and deserving of such success.

Home Landscapes

  • Downloads in January 2022: 14 million
  • Country that plays the most: India (Android) and United States (iOS)
  • Total number of downloads: more than 100 million

Homescapes has (narrowly) surpassed its predecessor Gardenscapes in popularity. The game is yet another phenomenon of the match-3 genre, in which you earn points in matches to spend them on furniture and decorations for the house. The game has thousands of stages with varying levels of difficulty and a reward system that keeps you stuck. Very addictive!



Gardenscapes

  • Downloads in January 2022: 13 million
  • Country that plays the most: India (Android) and United States (iOS)
  • Total number of downloads: more than 100 million

The first game in the franchise, Gardenscapes emerged as a direct competitor to Candy Crush. The game managed to offer the same addictive factors and now competes (together with Homescapes) in the market of the match-3 genre. As you can imagine, in Homescapes we take care of and decorate a house while here the target is the garden. Minigames, rewards, events and much more make Gardenscapes one of the most addictive mobile games today.

Roblox

  • Downloads in January 2022: more than 13 million
  • Country that plays the most: U.S
  • Total number of downloads: more than 100 million

Even though it's not a game itself, the Roblox platform deserves a spot on this list for the very high numbers it gets. For those who don't know, Roblox is a portal where users can create their own games, working on each of the aspects such as mechanics, graphics, audio, etc. The platform has a giant catalog of titles that are constantly evaluated by the community itself, which makes browsing much easier.

8 Ball Pool

  • Downloads in January 2022: more than 10 million
  • Country that plays the most: India (Android) and United States (iOS)
  • Total number of downloads: more than 500 million

8 Ball Pool looks like a simple and casual game at first glance, but it is far from it. In addition to complex mechanics and physics that allow for very advanced plays, the game works on a betting system where players have to risk their virtual coins in each match. Obviously, the bigger the bet, the bigger the profit and the bigger the loss. Dangerously addictive, the game remains a huge hit even after 8 years of release.



Coin Master

Another one for the group of games that steal your soul. Coin Master is a simple game in which you just need to collect coins to attack other villages and defend your own. Here you are constantly winning millions of coins and losing an equal amount. The more you attack, the more resources you gain to build and fortify buildings. The game also has content to unlock, levels to reach, weekly events, and a card system to collect.

  • Downloads in January 2022: 9 million
  • Country that plays the most: India (Android) and United States (iOS)
  • Total number of downloads: more than 100 million

Ludo king

  • Downloads in January 2022: 8 million and 400 thousand
  • Country that plays the most: India
  • Total number of downloads: more than 500 million

The mobile version of the famous casual board and dice game exploded with success in 2020. The game offers the same experience as the original game, with a very versatile multiplayer support that allows players from different platforms to play together. Its main differentiator, however, is the active voice chat during matches, allowing players to quickly communicate with their friends or family. Just perfect for today's times.

Call of Duty: Mobile

  • Downloads in January 2022: more than 6 million
  • Country that plays the most: our country (Android) and United States (iOS)
  • Total number of downloads: more than 100 million

Call of Duty: Mobile has both feet in the door in the world of mobile battle royales. The game was released in the last quarter of 2022 and, even though it is much more recent than all the other games on this list, the game broke several download records in its first week. The success remained with its fluid gameplay, several game modes and, above all, with the constant updates that bring the game closer and closer to the PC and console versions.

Pokémon GO

  • Downloads in January 2022: more than 4 million
  • Country that plays the most: our country (Android) and United States (iOS)
  • Total number of downloads: more than 100 million

Pokémon GO has lost a lot of popularity around the world due to the impossibility of leaving home to play. However, the game managed to reinvent itself several times during 2020, presenting new mechanics and options for remote gameplay, as well as several tools to have fun at home, especially PVP (player vs player), which soon became one of the main attractions of the game. For these and other reasons, Pokémon GO remains one of the most played mobile games in the world.

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