May 29, 2023
The best iPhone and Android apps and games of 2022 revealed

The best iPhone and Android apps and games of 2022 revealed

Make sure you haven’t missed the best apps and games of 2022.

We’ve gathered the official “best” lists from Apple and Google for their respective smartphones.


Apple’s iPhone App of the Year award goes to BeRealCredit: Apple / BeReal
Dream by WOMBO is Google's Choice for Best App of the Year


Dream by WOMBO is Google’s Choice for Best App of the YearCredit: Google

So if you have an iPhone or Android, you’ll want to double-check the list.

There are plenty of great choices you won’t want to miss.

It will come as no surprise that Apple’s number one choice for iPhone app of the year is BeReal.

The viral social media app gives you a brief window to take a photo, which helps you capture real moments.

Here is the full list of Apple 2022 App Store award winners.

Best iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps 2022

For apps, the prizes went to…

iPhone App of the Year – Be real (from BeReal)

iPad app of the year – Good Grades 5 (of Time Base Technology Limited)

Mac App of the Year – MacFamily Tree 10 (from Synium Software GmbH)

Apple TV App of the Year – ViX: Movies and TV in Spanish (from TelevisaUnivision Interactive)

Apple Watch App of the Year – Softer series (from Gentler Stories)

Best iPhone, iPad and Mac Games 2022

Here are the winning games…

iPhone Game of the Year – Apex Legends Mobile (from Electronic Arts)

iPad Game of the Year – Mounting (from XD Network Inc)

Mac Game of the Year – Registration (from Devolver)

Apple TV Game of the Year – The son (from HandyGames)

Apple Arcade Game of the Year – Wild flowers (from Studio Drydock)

Chinese Game of the Year – League of Legends esports manager (from Tencent)

Cultural Impact Category (Apple)

Apple also introduced a Cultural Impact category with five winners.

Here’s who picked up a gong…

  • how we feel
  • Dot’s house
  • Medallion Widget
  • Water Tracker Water Llama
  • Inua – A story in ice and time

Best Android Apps

The winner for Best App was Dream by WOMBO.

It is an application that creates beautiful works of art using AI.

You simply enter a prompt, choose an art style, then sit back while the app creates an amazing and original piece.

Best for Fun: PetStar

Honorable mentions: DanceFitMe, noteIt widget

Best for Personal Growth: Breathwrk

Honorable Mentions: Duolingo ABC, Gym Log & Workouts, Ukulele by Yousician

Best Everyday Essentials: Plant Parent

Honorable mentions: Book Morning Routine Waking Up, Daily Diary, Sleep Tracker

Best Hidden Gems: Recover Athletics

Honorable mentions: Linktree, Little Lunches, Wamble

Best apps for good: the STIGMA app

Honorable Mentions: Sleep Fruits, Zario

Best to wear: Todoist

Best for tablets: Pocket

Best for Chromebooks (new category): BandLab

The best games of 2022

Best Multiplayer: Dislyte

Honorable mentions: Apex Legends Mobile, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal, Rocket League Sideswipe

Best Pick Up & Play: Angry Birds Journey

Honorable mentions: Gun & Dungeons, HOOK 2, Hyde and Seek, quadline

Best indies: Dicey Dungeons

Honorable mentions: Dungeons of Dreadrock, Knotwords, One Hand Clapping, Phobias

Best Story (New Category): Papers, Please

Honorable Mentions: DEEMO II, Inua – A Story in Ice and Time, The Secret of Cat Island, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

Best Ongoing (New Category): Genshin Impact

Honorable mentions: Candy Crush Saga, Garena Free Fire, Pokémon GO, Roblox

Best on Play Pass (new category): Very Little Nightmares

Honorable Mentions: Bridge Builder, Final Fantasy VII, Linelight, Path of Giants

Best for tablets: Tower of Fantasy

Honorable Mentions: Angry Birds Journey, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal, Papers, Please

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Best for Chromebooks (new category): Roblox

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