Uptodown: The platform's most popular mobile games from the past 10 years

From Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies to PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile

Uptodown: The platform's most popular mobile games from the past 10 years

Independent app marketplace Uptodown has revealed the most downloaded games on its platform since its inception in 2011.

The firm noted that 10 years ago only two per cent of its users downloaded games onto mobile devices. However, with over 130 million users each month, 85 per cent of current Uptodown users access the platform from an Android device, highlighting the shift from PC to smartphone usage.

In recent years, battle royale games have dominated the top charts, with Uptodown users showing a bias for PUBG Mobile. In 2021, PUBG Mobile and its variations, PUBG Mobile Lite and the South Korean version of the game, dominated the top three downloads on the platform.

Android Bias

Despite the battle royale dominance, Uptodown noted that there has been a "re-emergence" of genres that were first introduced on PC and consoles, including real-time strategy, puzzle games, and MOBAs.

The top three most downloaded games on the platform per year can be seen below:


  1. Need for Speed Shift
  2. PES 2011
  3. Talking Tom Cat


  1. Plants vs Zombies
  2. Need for Speed Shift
  3. Angry Birds


  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Pou
  3. Angry Birds


  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Subway Surfers
  3. Pou


  1. Plants vs Zombies 2
  2. Subway Surfers
  3. Geometry Dash


  1. Clash of Clans
  2. Pokémon GO
  3. Subway Surfers


  1. Clash of Clans
  2. Clash Royale
  3. Subway Surfers


  1. Free Fire
  2. Fortnite
  3. PUBG Mobile


  1. PUBG Mobile
  2. Free Fire
  3. Clash of Clans


  1. PUBG Mobile
  2. PUBG Mobile Lite
  3. Fortnite


  1. PUBG Mobile Lite
  2. PUBG Mobile
  3. PUBG Mobile (Korean version)

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