2021 marks a tumultuous year when the COVID-19 pandemic is still complicated. However, this does not affect the development of the global gaming industry. Recently, Forbes page has listed the top 10 most downloaded mobile games in the world in 2021, including a Vietnamese original game.
According to Forbes, games account for a very large number when accounting for more than half of the applications on repositories like Google Play and the App Store and more than half of the total installs of all that are available on these platforms. According to the list that Forbes statistics, the 10 most downloaded games in the past year are as follows:
Subway Surfers: 191 million VND
Roblox: 182 million
Bridge Race: 169 million VND
Garena Free Fire – New Age: 154 million
Among Us: 152 million
Hair Challenge: 138 million
Join Clash: 136 million
8 Ball Pool: 130 million VND
Ludo King: 125 million
Candy Crush Saga: 119 million
Among these 10 games, the most surprising is probably the Top 1 position of Subway Surfers when a game released nearly 10 years ago is still at the top of the rankings (Subway Surfers launched in May 2012). ). Many other old games like 8 Ball Pool or Candy Crush Saga have also been released for a long time but still make players around the globe download the most.
Besides, Free Fire – the original Vietnamese game of 111dots Studio and now belongs to Garena is still a strong candidate when it comes to 4th place, surpassing the phenomenon Among Us of 2020. This can see the great power of this survival game globally and even in Vietnam, despite having to receive many prejudices from the gaming community in the country.