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
Best-selling books and audiobooks of 2022
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