Garena Free Fire from Garena was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide for February 2022 with 21.8 million installs, which represented a 22.7 percent increase from February 2021. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were India at approximately 41 percent of its total downloads and Brazil at 9.4 percent. The full top 10 ranking of mobile games worldwide by downloads for February 2022 is above. Game download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.
Subway Surfers from Sybo Games was the second most installed mobile game worldwide last month with 19.5 million installs, which represented a 45.3 percent increase from February 2021. The countries with the largest number of Subway Surfers installs were India at 18.8 percent, followed by Brazil at approximately 7.8 percent. Merge Master, also known as Merge & Fight, from Homa Games, Candy Crush Saga from King, and Roblox from Roblox Corporation rounded out the top five most installed mobile games worldwide for the month.
The global mobile games market generated 4.4 billion downloads across the App Store and Google Play in February 2022, marking an increase of 0.7 percent year-over-year. The No. 1 market for global game downloads was India, which accumulated close to 670 million installs, or approximately 15 percent of total worldwide downloads. The U.S. ranked No. 2 for downloads at 8.7 percent, followed by Brazil at 7.8 percent.
Wordle from Goldfinch Studios, which has no relationship to the hit web title of the same name that was purchased by The New York Times, had its best month yet for downloads in February. It accumulated 6.7 million downloads, a rise of approximately 171 percent from January 2022. The title was first released in 2016, and up until the end of 2021, had only accumulated 31,800 installs worldwide. During the first two months of 2022, the game racked up more than 9 million downloads off the back of the success of the viral Wordle web game, developed by Josh Wardle.
Clash of Clans from Supercell, meanwhile, had its best month since June 2019, picking up 6 million installs in February, a rise of approximately 48 percent Y/Y. A boost in downloads coincided with a new update to the title that featured various quality of life improvements, as well as the new ‘Extra Life for Heroes’ feature, which enables players to return a Hero to battle without waiting for them to heal.
Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Mobile Games Worldwide for January 2022 by Downloads here. Store Intelligence users can see app download estimates for the above apps in addition to historical performance metrics on the Sensor Tower platform. Our estimates include downloads for the App Store and Google Play worldwide between February 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022. Apple apps and Google pre-installed apps are excluded. We report unique installs only. Android estimates do not include third-party stores. Figures represent aggregate installs of all app versions, ex: Facebook and Facebook Lite.