Mobile Games in India During 2020-21
The gaming industry is one where trends are always coming and going. Staying on top of the best-of lists is difficult, but recently, many older games managed to do so.
These games primarily relied on fan familiarity, updates, and overhauls to endear them to audiences when more people were downloading mobile games than ever before.
Here are some of the big winners:
Launched in 2016, Pokémon Go has been updated frequently since then. In 2020, the company changed gameplay rules to make it easier and safer for users to play during the pandemic.
This change made the game even more popular, launching it back into the top downloads in India once again!
Teen Patti Gold
Teen Patti Gold is a top-rated casino-style card game in India. It has climbed so quickly to the top of the Indian charts because it uses Crore and Lakhs.
The game also allows users worldwide to meet virtually and play realistic card games at private tables or join online tournaments against real players.
When it comes to online casino games India has to offer, this one is one of the favourites, for sure!
Coin Master is a strategy game that allows users to battle head-to-head and create their own fantasy Viking village with the coins they win.
Its gameplay has won awards for being addictive in all the right ways. Users worldwide love it, which has landed it atop many best-of lists in India and around the globe.
Candy Crush Saga and Related Titles
Any popular games list would be incomplete without mentioning Candy Crush Saga.
That is primarily because the game has dominated the mobile gaming industry for years now, remaining popular because of its adorable graphics, fun and exciting gameplay, and easy user interface.
It is no wonder this game and its many offshoots have stayed popular for so long!
Ludo King follows the popular board game involving rolling a dice and moving pieces toward the center of the board. The winner is called the Ludo King – and that is what you’ll be after playing this modernized, phone-friendly version!
You can play locally with friends or family offline or log on and play against other, real players online! With a high rating, tons of great reviews, and millions of downloads, it is apparent people from all over India, and indeed the world, love this one!
From the makers of the popular game Clash of Clans, Clash Royale is a real-time multiplayer game that lets players from around the world battle to collect, upgrade, and utilize cards to defeat enemies.
It combines roleplaying fantasy with recognizable card-collecting gameplay, something that appeals specifically to those who have enjoyed these games in real life previously.
It takes those same beloved concepts and makes it easy to play with others, anytime, anywhere.
Subway Surfers is an older game, but that only makes its popularity even more notable. The updates and overhauls that this game has seen over the years are why it remains so popular.
Graphics have evolved with mobile gaming, but so have aesthetic trends. This game seems to be following the latter and offers a bright and family-friendly look with its current iteration, making it an all-ages hit.
Like many games on this list, Among Us did not debut in 2020 or 2021. However, the indie game became immensely popular during this time.
Everyone from young children to mainstream politicians and global celebrities was playing this viral game! Simple graphics and a fun, exciting premise made this game popular with people from all walks of life.
PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, Garena Free Fire, and Fortnite
These games have a lot in common. Aside from all landing on the shortlist of India’s top twenty mobile game downloads for 2020 and 2021, they are also the same type of game.
This format is called battle royale – and it has quickly become one of the most popular genres of games in the world.
Each of these games began as either a computer or console game. However, their popularity meant that it was only a matter of time before they moved to the world of mobile gaming. These games are available on multiple mobile devices and comprise a massive share of the market combined.
All of these games involve players attempting to outlast many others to be the last person standing. That organized chaos keeps things exciting and has garnered fans from around the world, especially in India.
Ask one of your friends what their favorite mobile game is, and you will likely hear one of these titles!