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STORE INTELLIGENCE · CRAIG CHAPPLE · NOVEMBER 2021

Top Mobile Games Worldwide for October 2021 by Downloads

See the top mobile games worldwide for October 2021 by downloads, according to Sensor Tower data.

Top Mobile Games Worldwide for October 2021 by Downloads

Garena Free Fire from Garena was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide for October 2021 with approximately 34 million installs, which represented a 72 percent increase from October 2020. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were India at about 30 percent of its total downloads and Brazil at more than 12 percent. The full top 10 ranking of mobile games worldwide by downloads for October 2021 is above. Game download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

Candy Challenge 3D from Idil Morgul was the second most installed mobile game worldwide last month with close to 19 million installs. The countries with the largest number of Candy Challenge installs were the United States at 12.2 percent, followed by Brazil at 9.3 percent. Roblox from Roblox Corporation, Cookie Carver from Azur, and Subway Surfers from Sybo Games rounded out the top five most installed mobile games worldwide for the month.

The global mobile games market generated 4.5 billion downloads across the App Store and Google Play in October 2021, marking a rise of 1.3 percent year-over-year. The No. 1 market for global game downloads was India, which accumulated 762.6 million installs, or 16.8 percent of total worldwide downloads. The U.S. ranked No. 2 for downloads at 8.6 percent, followed by Brazil at 8.3 percent.

Mobile titles inspired by the hit Netflix TV series Squid Game flooded the market in October, with Candy Challenge 3D, Cookie Carver, and 456 from Abi Game Studio all reaching the top 10 overall downloads rankings. These three titles alone generated a combined 53.2 million installs globally across the App Store and Google Play.

Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Mobile Games Worldwide for September 2021 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 October 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021. 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.


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Craig Chapple

Written by: Craig Chapple, Mobile Insights Strategist, EMEA

Date: November 2021

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