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Consumer demand for gaming apps on mobiles continues to grow and 2019 was another successful year. New launches are not the only ones that make their way into the most popular, and many of the older games are constantly updated with new content that keeps their dedicated fans coming back.

Popular games are not always available for free, but it seems that people don’t mind paying. The most popular categories involve strategy and multiplayer battle games. Strategy games are big especially in the US, surveys also showed that in the igaming category, there is also a growing demand for a casino where no account is needed.

 This is the list of the 10 most popular games right now:

Call of Duty®: Mobile -Garena

The Call of Duty ® series has been popular since its inception and is the winner of the Google Play Best of 2019 Awards. Perfectly adapted to touchscreen devices, players can customize their weapon control scheme. The two game modes, “team deathmatch” and “battle royale”, are popular and players can face other online players or collaborate with them. Players have a choice of popular maps that they can play in. (Read more about it here)

PUBG Mobile

Tencent games is the creator of the second most popular and award-winning game on the list. PUGB Mobile can be played for free on any mobile. Up to 100 players can fight in a battle royale until the last player remains standing. Players can opt to play alone or in a team of up to four people. The action is exciting and full rounds are fast, players earn in-game currency to be exchanged for character or weapon customization crates.


Described as one of the greatest games of all time, the award-winning game by Mojang, has many modes. Players can cooperate to fight computer-controlled foes or compete against each other. The Minecraft world is rendered in cubes, and the pixelated 3-D world of resources can be acquired to maintain health and create structures. Even though players have the freedom to choose how to play, there is an achievement system in its four difficulty levels. It has five game modes: survival, creative, adventure, hardcore, and spectator.

Clash of Clans

Supercell is the developer of this popular game, first released in 2012. In the virtual world of the game, the player is the chief of a village and has to collect the resources to build a town by attacking other players. Clans can be created to fight wars together. Clash of the Clans has had a successful run as a top grossing game app.

Clash Royale

Another popular game created by Supercell, Clash Royale combines many successful elements from collectible card games, tower defense and multiple online battle arenas. In less than a year of being released in 2016, Clash Royale reached a revenue of $1 billion.


Developed by Epic Games, Fortnite was released in 2017 and is available in three game mode versions. Whether players want to fight off zombie-like creatures, play a battle royale game, or have the freedom to create worlds and battle arenas, Fortnite offers it all. Even though they have all been successful, Fortnite Battle Royale is by far the most popular and drew 125 million players in less than a year, ensuring that it has become a cultural phenomenon.

Free Fire

Another battle royale game, Free Fire was released by Garena in 2017. Players are parachuted to an island in search of weapons and equipment to kill other players. The game has over 450 million registered users and was one of the most downloaded Android games in 2018, winning the Google Play Store award.

Brawl Stars

Brawl Stars is created by Supercell and joins the list of games in the top 10. The game is perfectly adapted to mobile play with virtual sticks which allow for fast and fluid motions. Players take on battle royales, and fight through the various modes of the game that are exciting and amusing.

Pokémon Go

The release of Pokémon Go in 2016 brought mixed reviews, mostly because of technical problems, but was praised for its concept. With over 500 million downloads in the first year, it helped to popularize location-based and AR technology. It was controversial because it was considered a public nuisance and contributed to some accidents, but it also promoted physical activity and local businesses saw growth due to increased foot traffic.

Geometry Dash

An obstacle laden path must be negotiated in this very addictive game created by RobTop Games. It has 21 official levels with map packs, secret vaults, many icons and game vaults. Each level has unique background music. Its game creation system allows players to create levels and these can be accessed in the paid full version of the game.

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