Top 5 mobile games that snatched young Indian players’ mind in this pandemic

Photo Courtesy: Ludo King

As the parents got busy in remote work and struggled to maintain their work-life balance, the popularity of mobile games grew among the youth, especially millennials and General Z. Indian men mostly played action / adventure (71 percent) and first-class shooter (63 percent) games on their smartphones. ‘Garena Free Fire’ and ‘Call of Duty Mobile’ were popular first-person shooter games.

Here are the top 5 mobile games that have ruled the screen this year:

Garena Free Fire

Garena Free Fire became one of the top five grossing entries in the barging genre since its launch in late 2017.

The game starts with more than 50 players, who fall from a parachute on an island in search of weapons and equipment to kill other players. 

While the aircraft is flying over the island, players can jump wherever they want, thus allowing them to choose a strategic location to land away from enemies. The ultimate goal of players is to survive on the island with a maximum number of 50-51 players online.

Pokemon Go

For Pokémon Go, it had its best year until 2020, where it achieved a revenue growth of 31.5 percent. Pokémon Go has been around for a few years now, but is influenced by its longevity and overwhelming popularity.

According to a new report by mobile analyst firm Sensor Tower, Pokémon Go has raised more than $ 1 billion this year. 

Ludo King

Ludo King, which was launched in 2016, became one of the top five most established mobile games in April. The rise helped Ludo King reach the number-one ranking in the top charts of free games on Google Play during the initial phase of the ongoing lockdown for the past few days.

In the epidemic, it was downloaded millions of times in the country.

It broke all mobile gaming records in India, becoming the top gaming app across platforms. It is a cross-platform app that works on android, iOS, desktop and even Windows Mobile platforms.

Ludo King has overtaken top games like Candy Crush Saga, PUBG, Clash of Clans, Subway Surfers, Temple Run and others among the monthly active users in India.

PUBG Mobile

According to data from Sensor Tower Store Intelligence, PUBG Mobile and its rebranded version in China, called Game for Peace, managed to generate the most revenue from the Play Store and App Store.

The extremely popular Player Unknown Battleground (PUBG) mobile app was among 118 Chinese apps that were banned by the Indian government in September over national security concerns.

The game was released for Microsoft Xbox by Xbox Studios through its Xbox Game Preview program the same month, and was officially released. In September 2018. In addition to a port for PlayStation 4, a free-to-play mobile game version was released in 2018 for Android and iOS. The game sold over 70 million copies on personal computers and game consoles, 734 million downloads in addition to PUBG Mobile by 2020 and over $ 3.5 billion on mobile devices.

Among Us

We have seen rapid growth in popularity due to a combination of many factors in Among us. We had the most downloaded mobile game worldwide with 83.8 million installs for September 2020 from gaming company Inner Sloth, 40 times more than the title in September 2019. In India, children go crazy for it.


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