Google Play has announced its Best of 2022 award winners. The top apps and games on Google Play are celebrated annually, as are the creators who made them possible. Their ingenuity and risk-taking allow us to connect with consumers using everything from mobile phones and smart watches to Chromebooks and tablets.
How we utilise apps and video games evolves over time. To recognize the excellent software created for one of the largest displays on which Google Play is available, we have launched a new category for the best Chromebook apps and games this year. Our other new categories, such as “best story game” and “best ongoing (e.g. live service) game,” reflect the wide variety of games available today.
The most popular 2022 titles cover a wide range of experiences, from those that allow us to escape into a new world to those that help us stay rooted in the here and now.
Listed below are the top-rated apps, games, books, and audiobooks in the United States, as chosen by the Google Play editorial staff across 20 different categories. Check out the Best of 2022 category in the Play Store to see the top apps and games that were released in your nation in that year.
All of us at Google congratulate this year’s winners and the whole Google Play developer, team. Waiting with bated breath for your next creation.
The Top Mobile Apps and Games
WOMBO’s Dream is the top app. This year saw the rise of AI-created art as a cultural phenomenon. Dream by WOMBO allows you to make an impressive piece of artwork from a brief textual description.
Apex Legends for Mobile Is the Best Game on The Market
As the year progressed, Apex Legends Mobile became increasingly popular and was featured in multiple top 10 download lists, propelling it to the forefront of the Esports industry. With this game, you can take the thrill of the Apex Legends series with you wherever you go thanks to the accessibility of mobile and tablet devices.
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- BeReal is an Android and iOS app.
- Mobile Game: Apex Legends
- The Year 2022’s Finest Apps
- Fun Fact: PetStar Is The Best
- DanceFitMe and the notes widget also deserve recognition.
- Breathwork Is The Best For Self-Improvement.
- Notable Mentions: Ukulele by Yousician, Gym Log & Workouts, and the Duolingo ABC
- Top-Rated Items for Everyday Use: Plant Mother
- Recommended Reading: The Morning Book, the Daily Diary, and the Sleep Tracker
Undiscovered Jewels: Rebounding Sports
- Linktree, Little Lunches, and Wamble are also deserving of recognition.
- STIGMA, One of the Best Apps for Social Good
- Sleep Fruits and Zario both deserve recognition.
- Todoist is the Way to Go
- Favored by Tablets, the Pocket
- BandLab is the best Chromebook app because it was made just for Chromebooks.
Highest-Rated Games of 2022
- When it comes to multiplayer games, Dislyte is the clear winner.
- Apex Legends Mobile, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal, and Rocket League Sideswipe all deserve special recognition.
- Angry Birds Journey is the Best Portable Game Ever
- Some other games that deserve recognition are: Gun & Dungeons, HOOK 2, Hyde & Seek, and the quad line.
Indie Classic: Difficult Dungeons
- Dungeons of Dreadlock, Knotwords, One Hand Clapping, and Phobias deserve special recognition as well.
- Papers, Please Wins Best Short Story Award (a New Category)
- In: A Story of Ice and Time, The Secret of Cat Island, and Turnip Boy Commit Tax Evasion are commended, along with DEEMO II.
- Genshin Impact wins the new award for Best Ongoing.
- Candy Crush Saga, Garena Free Fire, Pokémon GO, and Roblox are deserving of special mention.
- Most Stressful Nightmares Is Play Pass’s Newest Best-Seller
- Recommended Games: Path of Giants, Linelight, and Honorable Mentions Bridge Constructor, Final Fantasy VII, and Bridge Constructor
- Recommended for Tablets: Tower of Fantasy
- Angry Birds Journey, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal, and Papers, Please are deserving of special mention.
- Roblox is the top choice for the new Chromebook category.
List of The Year 2022’s Most Popular Reads and Listens
- Books that have sold a lot of copies
- George R. R. Martin’s Fire and Blood
- We Are the Last People on Earth, by Colleen Hoover
- Stephen King’s take on a fairy tale
- An excerpt from Jennette McCurdy’s I’m Glad My Mom Died
- A novel by Sarah J. Maas titled “A Court of Thorns and Roses.”
Lists of Best-Selling Audiobooks
- By Jennette McCurdy: “I’m Glad My Mom Died.”
- King’s Stephenian Fairy Tale as a Fable
- Written by George R. R. Martin, “Fire & Blood”
- James Clear’s “Atomic Habits”
- By Colleen Hoover, whose book is titled “It Ends with Us”