The App Store's most downloaded games of all time: Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Temple Run

Apple reveals

The App Store's most downloaded games of all time: Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Temple Run
As the total number of App Store downloads nears 50 billion, Apple has revealed the 25 most downloaded paid and free apps of all time – a list that includes Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Temple Run.

Unsurprisingly, the top of the free apps chart is dominated by social apps. Facebook is the most downloaded free app, followed by Pandora Radio, Instagram, YouTube and Skype.

But Imangi Studios' Temple Run occupies the #9 spot, while the free versions of Words with Friends, Angry Birds, Draw Something, Fruit Ninja and Pac-Man all stand out among the social, video and map apps, too.

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Games dominate the top 25 paid apps list, meanwhile, occupying 21 of the available slots.

Predictably, Angry Birds takes the top spot, while Angry Birds Seasons is at #5, Angry Birds Space is at #10 and Angry Birds Star Wars is at #18.

Halfbrick's Fruit Ninja is the second most popular paid app, Lima Sky's Doodle Jump is third, and Chillingo/ZeptoLab's Cut the Rope is fourth.

It's worth noting that Apple's lists appear to be regional. As such, while these may be the most downloaded apps in the US App Store, other regions will contain variations.

In the UK App Store, for instance, WhatsApp Messenger beats Angry Birds to pole position as the top paid app of all time.

Top Free Apps Top Paid Apps
Facebook Angry Birds
Pandora Radio Fruit Ninja
Instagram Doodle Jump
YouTube Cut the Rope
Skype Angry Birds Seasons
Words with Friends Free WhatsApp Messenger
The Weather Channel Camera+
Twitter Words with Friends
Temple Run Tiny Wings
Google Search Angry Birds Space
Netflix Pocket God
Shazam Plants vs. Zombies
Angry Birds Free The Game of Life Classic
Draw Something Free The Moron Test
Flashlight Where’s My Water
Facebook Messenger Draw Something
Google Earth Monopoly
Fruit Ninja Free Angry Birds Star Wars
iHeartRadio MotionX GPS Drive
Movies by Flixter Skee-Ball
Bump Scrabble
eBay UNO
Pac-Man Lite Minecraft – Pocket Edition
Groupon Color Splash
Google Maps The Sims 3

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