March’s top mobile game downloads


Here are March’s top mobile game downloads worldwide, according to Appmagic.

There’s commentary below on which way the top ten games are trending, the 11-20 most downloaded games of last month below that, plus other notable ups and downs.

For comparison you can find February’s top downloads and January’s top downloads through the links.

We’ll never get bored of re-stating just how wild the Subway Surfers phenomenon is – another 20m downloads last month means it’s once again the top download of the month.

It’s been racking up 16-20m per month since September 2022, following that incredible TikTok-powered spike of 33.8m in May 2022.

Roblox appears to be maintaining a big Christmas period well. It was getting 13-15m downloads per month before December 2022, and has since been hitting 18-20m per month.

The same is true of Candy Crush Saga after a huge January. King’s puzzler was pulling in 12-14m from September to December 2022. January’s bump up to 22m has been followed by February and March totals of 17m. King has been talking publicly about some big recent live ops lately, so its crack marketing team is clearly doing something right.

Ludo King’s a notably consistent performer, attracting 12-15m downloads per month for the last year. March 2023’s total of 15.8m is Ludo King’s best month since June 2021.

Supersonic’s Going Balls is back with a bang. It was getting 8-9m installs per month from December 2022 to February 2023, but leapt up to 15.7m in March, its biggest ever month.

Homa’s Attack Hole seems to be another hypercasual hit with more staying power than you’d expect, too. It broke out in January 2023 with 17.1m downloads, then got 13.4m in February and gained just over a million more for March, landing on 14.6m.

Hungry Studio’s Block Blast Adventure arrived in January too, and is still growing: it pulled in 10.2m installs in January, 12.5m in February and 14.3m last month. With its familiar-looking icon, it also won’t hurt that there’s a high-profile Tetris film doing the rounds.

CrazyLabs’ new hit DIY Paper Doll peaked in early March, hitting a daily download high of over 529k downloads on March 4 alone. It’s up to 11.6m downloads in March from 3.4m in February, so let’s see if it can last the pace next month.

It looks like 8 Ball Pool is trending up again after a dip between September and December – it’s now back to getting just over 10m downloads per month, as it was for most of 2022.

Indian Bikes Driving 3D has been growing nicely every month since hitting 2.5m downloads in April 2022, and steadily rose up to 8.4m in February before leaping up to 11.1m installs in March. Unsurprisingly given its moniker, 80% of its lifetime installs are from India.

March’s top downloads 11-20:

11. Gardenscapes (Playrix): 11.14m
12. Free Fire (Garena): 11.13m
13. Bridge Race (Supersonic): 11.11m
14. My Talking Tom 2 (Outfit7): 10.9m
15. FIFA Soccer (EA): 10.3m
16. Thief Puzzle (TapNation): 9.72m
17. Mob Control (Voodoo): 9.71m
18. Free Fire Max (Garena): 9.62m
19. PUBG Mobile (Tencent): 9.57m
20. Hill Climb Racing (Fingersoft): 9.51m

A note on TapNation’s Thief Puzzle, which had its best-ever month of downloads in March with 9.7m. It has been up every month since August 2022, and is maintaining a big bump in January.

And Hill Climb Racing keeps on rolling – sneaking into the top 20 again with 9.5m downloads. It has got quite a spiky profile, veering from – for example – 5.8m in May 2022 to 9.4m the following month. But it has been a bit more consistent in the last four months, hitting around 9.5m in three of the last four months.

Two football games have dropped out of the top 20 after riding a post-World Cup bump: Dream11 Fantasy Sports (8.4m installs in March) and Football League 2023 (8.3m downloads last month).

Finally: Eggy Party, NetEase’s answer to Fall Guys and Stumble Guys, has faded a little after peaking in January with 12.9m downloads. It dropped to 10.7m in February and is down to 7.5m in March, though is still China-only and is coming to the west soon.

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