Google Play’s most popular games/apps of 2016 revealed

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It’s been another good year for mobile games, featuring a ton of fantastic titles. Don’t believe me? Then check out our weekly mobile gaming rundowns.

Now, Google has revealed the top five most popular games and apps on the Google Play Store for 2016. So who emerged at the top of the pile?

Most popular apps?

The top five most popular apps saw Face Changer 2 hit the number one spot. The app allows users to indulge in the face-swapping tomfoolery that’s all the rage this year.

Otherwise, Lumyer – Photo and Selfie Editor and Castbox – Podcast Radio Music rounded out the top three spots. Fourth and fifth were occupied by Emoji Keyboard Pro and MSQRD respectively.

The local version of Google Play didn’t list the most popular apps for South Africa, however.

What about the most popular games?

It’s pretty much a no-brainer that Pokemon Go would be number one on the list, being quite possibly the most iconic game of 2016.

Otherwise, Clash Royale and Traffic Rider rounded out the podium. As for fourth and fifth place? We’ve got and Dream League Soccer taking up these positions respectively.

A slight change in SA

Locally, the top spot was taken up by CSR Racing 2, with Traffic Rider in second place and Mobile Strike taking third place.

Dream League Soccer and Pokemon Go made up the rest of the top five. It’s rather interesting that Pokemon Go only just cracked the top five. It’s perhaps a clue to our differing tastes or due to the fact that Pokemon Go took a long time to make it to SA shores.



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