Garena Free Fire was the most downloaded mobile game of 2021

Popular Battle Royale by Garena with 247 million installations adding the Google Play and Apple Stores
Garena Free Fire was the most downloaded mobile game of 2021

Ronny Rolim

Free Fire has been very successful since its launch. In addition to winning several prizes, it also has good download numbers and does well financially. Garena's Battle Royale has faced criticism from fans due to the number of hackers, but it remains the most downloaded mobile game in the world .

According to a new report from popular data analytics website Sensor Tower , the popular Garena Free Fire was the most downloaded mobile game of 2021 with nearly 250 million downloads . The title was the only one to surpass 200 million installs last year, with 247 million installs between the Google Play and Apple Stores.

It is worth remembering that the improved version of the game, Free Fire Max , released at the end of September 2021, had 50 million installations.

Free Fire exceeds 800 million downloads in the last three years

Garena Free Fire most downloaded game of 2021
Garena Free Fire surpassed 247 million downloads in 2021 — Photo: Sensor Tower

The famous Esports title has also become the only mobile game to surpass 800 million installs in the last three years (2019-2021).

With 278 million downloads in 2019 , it was the second most installed title after PUBG Mobile, while in 2020 it was behind Among Us with the same number of downloads.

There was a decrease in downloads in 2021, but that could be because the world is opening up and people don't spend as much time at home as they did in 2020.

Garena Free Fire Markets
Spending in different markets for shooting games — Photo: Sensor Tower

Now, users can check out the list of the ten most downloaded games of 2021:

  • Garena Free Fire - 247 million
  • Subway Surfers -197 million
  • PUBG Mobile -182 million
  • Roblox - 173 million
  • Bridge Race - 173 million
  • Ludo King - 164 million
  • Candy Crush Saga -160 million
  • Join Clash 3D - 155 million
  • Among Us - 148 million
  • Hair Challenge - 145 million

Lastly, the Sensor Tower report only includes data from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Excludes third-party services commonly used in China.