The pandemic brought havoc in the lives of the people. But for the gaming industry, it was no less than a blessing. As people were forced to stay inside the homes, gaming was the only option left to kill time. Mobile gaming was already on the rise for the past couple of years, and in 2020 it got a massive push. People spend more time on their smartphones playing games in 2020 than ever.
But have you ever thought which was the most played mobile game of 2020? And if Among Us comes to your mind, then you are wrong! Don’t worry, check out the list of Top 5 Most Downloaded Mobile Games of 2020, and you will know it all.
1. Garena Free Fire
Garena Free Fire is a mobile battle royale game developed by 111 Dots Studio and published by Garena. The game was the most downloaded mobile game of 2019, and once again, it has successfully defended its crown with a total of 266.2 million downloads in 2020.
Fire-Fire is extremely popular in Asia and South America. It is also the most-watched mobile game on YouTube. Recently it crossed a total of 100 Billion views on YouTube, out of which 72 Billion comes from 2020 itself.
2. Among Us
No doubt Among Us could have easily dethroned Free Fire this year to become the most downloaded mobile game of 2020, but sadly it got traction only after mid-2020.
However, it is quite astonishing that Among Us still managed to come second on the list with a total of 256.3 million downloads. All credits go to the sudden popularity of this online multiplayer social deduction game released way back in 2018.
3. Subway Surfers
Who hasn’t played Subway surfers? This endless runner mobile game developed by Kiloo and SYBO Games is loved by young kids and as well as adults. It’s a great casual game and whenever you want to kill time, nothing could be a better option than playing subway surfers.
The regular in-game updates keep the game fresh and engaging. Subway Surfers was released way back in 2012 and since then the game always manages to sneak into the list of most downloaded games, and once again it is here with a total of 235.4 million downloads in 2020.
4. PUBG Mobile
Battle Royale genre is quite popular between mobile gamers and this is why we have another mobile battle royale game on our list. PUBG Mobile is developed and published by Tencent Games and since its launch, it has been loved by players all around the world.
In 2020, the game has been banned in INDIA and few other countries where the majority of its players come from. But that didn’t stop PUBG Mobile to take the 4th position in this list with 232.5 million downloads in 2020.
5. Hunter Assassin
Hunter Assassin might be a shocking entry for many. But this simple casual game where you control an assassin and hunt down your targets was so popular in 2020 that it managed to gather a total of 200.4 million downloads.
Hunter Assassin has proved that a simple, neat, and clean game that is put together nicely is more than enough to win the hearts of mobile gamers.
Also Read: Top 5 Mobile Games of 2020 By Revenue
Note: The data for the list of Top 5 Most Downloaded Mobile Games of 2020 has been taken from Sensor Tower.
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