Google released this Thursday (1) the list of the best Android apps and games in 2022🇧🇷 Repeating last year’s format, Google separated the winners between popular vote and apps chosen by the company. In addition to the best app and best game categories, Google released “subcategories” such as “best hidden treasure app”, “best good app” and “best multiplayer game”.
According to Google, which released a list for each country, the best Android game in 2022 was Apex Legends Mobile🇧🇷 The mobile adaptation of the Electronic Arts game is a worldwide success on Android, but has lost popular vote in Brazil for Kingdom Maker — game about strategy and creation of kingdoms.
The Brazilian public again voted for a streaming app as “best app of the year”. Discovery+, launched just over a year ago, was considered the app of 2022 in the popular vote category — in 2021, Disney+ won in that category. The Google team considered Giga Gloob as the best app of the year. Giga Gloob has games, activities and videos aimed at children. See the full list of the best games and apps on the Play Store in 2022 below.
Best games on the Brazilian Play Store
best game🇧🇷 Apex Legends Mobile
popular vote🇧🇷 kingdom maker
Best Multiplayer🇧🇷 Dislyte
best casual game🇧🇷 Angry Birds Journey
best indie game🇧🇷 Dicey Dungeons
best story🇧🇷 Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds
Best game continuity🇧🇷 roblox
Best apps on the Brazilian Play Store
best app🇧🇷 Giga Gloob
popular vote🇧🇷 Discovery+
More fun🇧🇷 Dream by WOMBO
Best app for personal growth🇧🇷 Spoken: Learn English Fast
Best app for everyday🇧🇷 Plant Parente – Care Guide
best hidden treasure🇧🇷 PetStar: My Dog & Cat Sings
best good app🇧🇷 Proof Project
Global results and ranking changes
Last year, Google released the podium for each category, generating a nice list with 40 applications🇧🇷 For 2022, the company dropped the idea and went with the winners only. In the statement on your websiteGoogle only gave “honorable mentions” to some applications chosen in its own curation.
In the global result, Google considered Dream by WOMBO and Apex Legends Mobile as the best app and game, respectively, of 2022. The choice of game was the same as that of the company for the Brazilian Play Store — while the app, as already seen, was considered the Giga Gloob.
In the popular vote, Apex Legends Mobile repeated the result in the game category and BeReal was chosen as app of the year🇧🇷 For tablets, Tower of Fantasy was the winner. And in the new category for chromebooks the chosen one was Roblox.
Google considered that the best good app of 2022 was The STIGMA Appa mental health app where users can open up about their issues with other people going through the same situation.
Other categories that are also present for another year are “best wearable app” and “best tablet app”. In wearables, Google considered the Todoist as app of the year, while the Pocket won in the tablet category. The novelty is due to the category of best app for chromebooks, in which the BandLab was the winner.