Google Play lists the best Android apps and games of 2022

As the year begins to draw to a close, Google Play names the best Android apps and games of 2022. This includes user picks and 20 “Best of” categories. These lists are localized and you can browse your country by tapping on the “Best of 2022” banner at the top of the Play Store.

2022 Users Choice

The list below reflects US results, with BeReal winning the Users’ Choice app award. Notably, Paramount+ and Disney+ were the last two winners with a social media app replacing streaming services.

Meanwhile, Apex Legends Mobile is both the user’s game of choice and the overall best game.

Apex Legends Mobile has climbed the Esports ranks, steadily trending and appearing in top 10 download lists throughout the year. The game brings all the excitement of the Apex Legends series to mobile and tablet so you can easily play wherever you are.

Best Android Apps of 2022

The best overall app is Dream by Wombo:

AI-generated art has gone viral this year. With Dream by Wombo, you can create a beautiful work of art from a quick simple text description.

There’s a new “Best for Chromebooks” category for 2022 that goes to BandLab, while Best for Wear – after its revamp – is Todoist, while Pocket is Best for Tablets.

Great for fun: Petstar

Ideal for personal growth: breath

Best Everyday Essentials: plant parent

Best Hidden Gems: Recover athletics

Best apps for good: The Stigma app

Great for wear: Todoist

Ideal for tablets: Poached

Best for Chromebooks: Band Lab

The best Android games of 2022

Best Multiplayer: Dislyte

Best Pickup and Play: The Journey of the Angry Birds

Best Indies: Risky Dungeons

Best Story (New Category): Papers please

Best in progress (new category): Genshin Impact

Best on Play Pass (new category): Very small nightmares

Ideal for tablets: Tower of Fantasy

Best game for Chromebook:Roblox

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