As 2020 ended we all hoped things to get back to normal and life as we knew it in 2019, to resume its regular course. But 2021 had other plans and we ended up being home-quarantined for another year. Gaming apps helped people stay sane in these crazy times and today we have a list of the 10 most downloaded apps for gaming in 2021.
2021 has seen so many youngsters hooked on to this amazingly addictive game called PUBG (Player Unknown Battle Ground). Initially, this game could only be played on the PC, but with the mobile version being launched, players found a permanent means to pass time during the lockdown.
2. Call of Duty
Among first-person shooter games, Call of Duty (COD) is a very popular one. The interface and storyline are much like PUBG but with a few patent additions. The myriad collection of weapons, suits, and skins is what keeps the game interesting. Each level possesses a different challenge. Games like PUBG and COD let the players interact with each other using microphones while the game is on, giving it a personal touch and adding to the experience of team play.
3. Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO was a rage back in 2014 but made a comeback in 2021. Many users were seen downloading this insane concept of a game that requires you to walk around trying to find Pokemons in the real world. What keeps it interesting is the fact that this app encourages you to stay mobile. People took it as a motivator to stay active and get into the habit of walking while trying to hunt these mystical creatures.
4. Among Us
Among Us became so popular that now we see even kids as little as 6 years of age carrying plush toys of the game characters around. The concept of this game was unique and very attractive. The gameplay is to do simple tasks while trying to find out who the ‘imposter’ in the group is. It is a fun game that challenges the brain as you are left wondering who the fake person could be ‘Among Us’!
5. Candy Crush Saga
This game never goes out of style. It is the go-to app for all older adults who have recently been introduced to the world of mobile gaming. As 2021 mostly involved people sitting in their homes either quarantined or just working from home, many of them resorted to Candy Crush to stay sane in these crazy times. The game simply involves canceling out all similar types of candies. The graphics, colors, music, and multiple levels make it really interesting for kids and adults alike.
6. Ludo King
The lockdown brought back old memories of childhood as people installed Ludo King. This game lets you play with your own gang or people from all over the world in the timeless game of Ludo. This game lets you relive your childhood as you can play together with your entire family.
7. 8 Ball Pool
Billiards-lovers had a Ball (pun intended) with this game in 2021. The level of precision, accuracy, and engagement this game app demands is what brings it very close to the experience of playing real-life Pool or billiards.
8. Subway Surfer
Subway Surfer is a simple, yet addictive game that requires one to have amazing hand-eye coordination, attention and enjoy speed. This game proved to be a savior for those who could not manage to play higher-level battle games like Call of Duty or PUBG. Even kids can play this one, which is probably why 2021 saw such a rise in its download.
9. League of Legends
League of Legends had been popular among players for a long time, but in 2021 it hit a new record or popularity. A TV show based on the game was launched which led to a shoot up in its download rate from app stores. This massive multiplayer role-playing game underwent many updates that have kept its players hooked on it even today.
HayDay is an idle farming game that was launched years ago. But even today, it has loyal players who are still in love with its cute graphics and engaging activities. In 2021, many old and new players resorted to playing this relaxing game as they claimed it helps them to de-stress after a hectic workday.
If you’ve not tried out these games, we insist that you should. It’s the best stress-buster in these tough times and you’ll surely thank us later.
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