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Google Play announced the best apps of 2020

by Berçem Sultan Kaya
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Google announced the Best of 2020 awards today.  The best apps have been chosen by both editors and Google Play users.  When making the selection, Google Play’s editorial team looked at considerations such as quality, high user ratings, and unique use cases.

Loóna: Bedtime Calm & Relax was The Best App of 2020. Loóna’s selection by Google Play team as the best app reveals how stressful 2020 has been for many users.

In addition to Loóna, Google Play editors named Genshin Impact as the best game of the year.  Genshin Impact, MiHoYo’s first open world game, draws attention as a game in which gacha monetization method is used to acquire new characters, weapons and features.

The cultural impact of Genshin Impact had to be celebrated, the team said.

“From a stunning open-world design to a unique combat system, Genshin Impact gave people a new experience on more than one level.”

Besides, Google Play users chose Dream League Soccer 2021 as the best game of the year.

Another app chosen by users was Disney +, which won User’s Choice award for Best App.  With new shows like “The Mandalorian”, it has attracted attention not only from children but also from adults.

The Play Store has also awarded various sub-genres such as the best competitive games, best indies and best gameplay.

Here is the full list of award-winning games:

Best game of 2020 

  • Genshin Impact by MiHoYo

Best indie games

  • Cookies Must Die by Rebel Twins
  • Maze Machina by Arnold Rauers
  • Sky: Children of the Light by Thatgamecompany
  • Inbento by Afterburn
  • GRIS by Devolver Digital

Best casual games

  • Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells by Zynga
  • DreamWorks Trolls Pop: Bubble Shooter & Collection by Huuuge Games – Play Together
  • SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off by Tilting Point
  • Disney Frozen Adventure by Jam City
  • EverMerge by Big Fish Games

Best innovative games

  • Fancade by Martin Magni
  • Minimal Dungeon RPG by CapPlay
  • The Gardens Between by The Voxel Agents
  • Genshin Impact by miHoYo Limited
  • Ord. by Crescent Moon Games

Best competitive games 

  • Legends of Runeterra by Riot Games, Inc
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross by Netmarble
  • Bullet Echo by ZeptoLab
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game by CD Projekt
  • Brawlhalla by Ubisoft Entertainment

Best U.S. user’s choice game

  • Dream League Soccer 2021

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