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.
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
Best for Chromebooks (new category): Roblox
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