Google Play, the popular app store for Android devices, has announced its list of the best Android apps and games of 2022. The list includes 20 “Best of” categories and the highly anticipated Users’ Choice award. The lists are tailored to specific countries, allowing users to explore the best apps and games available in their region.
Users’ Choice 2022
The users select the Users’ Choice category through votes, and this year’s results reflect the preferences of the United States. The coveted Users’ Choice app award went to BeReal, a social media app, replacing the past two winners, Paramount+ and Disney+. Meanwhile, Apex Legends Mobile was the Users’ Choice Game and the best overall game. The game extends the popular Apex Legends series, offering a similar experience on mobile and tablet devices.
- Apex Legends Mobile
- Tower of Fantasy
- Kingdom Maker
- Diablo Immortal
- Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds
- MY HERO ULTRA IMPACT
- Rocket League Sideswipe
- Gun & Dungeons
Best Android Apps of 2022
The Google Play editorial team curated the year’s best apps in various categories, from personal growth to everyday essentials. Dream by Wombo, an AI-generated art app, was named the best overall app of 2022. It allows users to create stunning artwork from just a short text description.
The new “Best for Chromebooks” category went to BandLab, a music-making app. Todoist, a popular to-do list and planner app, won the award for “Best for Wear” following its redesign. In the “Best for Fun” category, PetStar stood out as the winner, while Breathwork was named the “Best for Personal Growth.” Plant Parent, a gardening app, won the “Best Everyday Essentials” award, and Recover Athletics, a workout app, took the top spot in the “Best Hidden Gems” category.
- Best for Fun: Turnip – Talk, chat, and stream
- Best for Personal Growth: Filo: Instant 1-to-1 tutoring
- Best Everyday Essentials: Shopsy Shopping App – Flipkart
- Best Hidden Gems: BabyG: Activity, Tracker, Meal
- Best Apps for Good: Khyaal: Senior Citizens App
- Best for Wear: Todoist: To-do list & planner
- Best for Tablets: Pocket: Save. Read. Grow.
- Best for Chromebooks: BandLab – Music Making Studio
Best Games of 2022
The gaming industry saw many exciting titles in 2022, and Google Play’s list reflects this diversity. Angry Birds Journey was named the Users’ Choice Game of 2022, offering an ideal balance between strategy and stress relief. The Google Play editorial team picked Apex Legends Mobile as the Best Game on Play Store this year.
In the new “Best Ongoing Games” category, Indian games Ludo King and Real Cricket 20 were recognized for fresh content and advanced gameplay experiences. Rocket League Sideswipe was named the “Best Multiplayer” game, while Diablo Immortal won the award for “Best Story.” Very Little Nightmares, available on Play Pass, won the “Best on Play Pass” category, and Robolox, a popular game for children, won the “Best for Chromebooks” award.
- Best Multiplayer: Rocket League Sideswipe
- Best Pick up & Play: Angry Birds Journey
- Best Indies: Dicey Dungeons
- Best Story: Diablo Immortal
- Best Ongoing: Clash of Clans
- Best on Play Pass: Very Little Nightmares
- Best for Tablets: Angry Birds Journey
- Best for Chromebooks: Robolox
In conclusion, Google Play has announced its Best of 2022 awards, showcasing the best Android apps and games of the year. The awards include both Users’ Choice and 20 “Best of” categories, localized for different countries.