MAKE sure you haven’t missed out on the best apps and games of 2022.
We’ve rounded up the official “best” lists from Apple and Google for their respective smartphones.
So if you’ve got an iPhone or an Android, you’ll want to double-check the list.
There are loads of great picks that you won’t want to have missed.
It’ll come as no surprise that Apple’s number one pick for iPhone App of the Year was BeReal.
The viral social media app gives you a brief window to take a photo – helping to capture real moments.
Here’s the full list of Apple 2022 App Store Award Winners.
Best iPhone, iPad and Mac apps 2022
For apps, the awards went to…
iPhone App of the Year – BeReal (from BeReal)
iPad App of the Year – GoodNotes 5 (from Time Base Technology Limited)
Mac App of the Year – MacFamilyTree 10 (from Synium Software GmbH)
Apple TV App of the Year – ViX: Cine y TV en Espanol (from TelevisaUnivision Interactive)
Apple Watch App of the Year – Gentler Streak (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 – Moncage (from X.D. Network Inc)
Mac Game of the Year – Inscryption (from Devolver)
Apple TV game of the Year – El Hijo (from HandyGames)
Apple Arcade Game of the Year – Wylde Flowers (from Studio Drydock)
China 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 Home
- Locket Widget
- Water Tracker Waterllama
- Inua – A Story in Ice and Time
Best Android apps
The winner for Best App was Dream by WOMBO.
It’s an app that creates beautiful artworks using AI.
You simply enter a prompt, choose a style of art and then sit back as the app creates a stunning 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 for Wear: Todoist
Best for Tablets: Pocket
Best for Chromebooks (new category): BandLab
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, Phobies
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 Constructor, 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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