Google Play Reveals 'Best of 2016' Apps, Games, Books, Movies, TV Shows


21 Jun 2013
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Google announces the list of best performing applications, games, movies, TV shows, and books on Google Play every year, and continuing its tradition, the search giant has now announced its list for 2016.

As before, there are local lists, and then there is a global list. The latter was revealed by Google in a blog post, while readers can visit Google Play in their country to see the lists of Best Apps of 2016 and Best Games of 2016.

On Google Play India, where Pokemon Go was never released officially, the Game of the Year award went to the extremely popular Clash Royale. Prisma received Best App of the Year award by Google in India. Notably, there are several other award categories in the lists for apps and games - and readers can navigate to these links to see the complete lists in their country.

For apps, the additional award categories include Most Innovative, Most Share-Worthy, Most Beautiful, Made in India, Top Trending, Most Entertaining, Best Self-Improvement, and Best Family. As for games, award categories include Most Competitive, Best Indie, Most Exhilarating, and Most Irresistible.

We've covered the Top Trending and Made in India lists here, alongside the top apps, games, songs, movies, books, and TV shows globally.

Top Trending Apps of 2016 in India

1. BeautyPlus Me - Perfect Camera
2. Voot TV Shows Movies Cartoons
3. Google Duo
4. Mr Voonik -Online Shopping Men
5. Tap Emoji Keyboard

Top Trending Games of 2016 in India

1. Train Simulator 2016
2. Sultan: The Game
3. Traffic Rider
4. Talking Tom Gold Run
5. Grand Gangsters 3D

Made in India

1. Indian Rail Train PNR Status by
2. Recipe Book
3. HealthifyMe Weight Loss Coach
4. Myntra Online Shopping App
5. Hello English: Learn English

Top Trending Apps of 2016 (Global)

1. Face Changer 2
2. Lumyer - Photo & Selfie Editor
3. Castbox - Podcast Radio Music
4. Emoji Keyboard Pro

Top Trending Games of 2016 (Global)

1. Pokémon GO
2. Clash Royale
3. Traffic Rider
5. Dream League Soccer

Top 5 Streamed Songs of 2016 (Global)

1. Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots
2. Sorry, Justin Bieber
3. One Dance (feat. WizKid & Kyla), Drake
4. Don't Let Me Down (feat. Daya), The Chainsmokers
5. Me, Myself & I, G-Eazy

Top 5 Movies of 2016 (Global)

1. Deadpool
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3. Zootopia
4. Captain America: Civil War
5. Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Top 5 TV Shows of 2016 (Global)

1. Game of Thrones
2. The Walking Dead
3. The Big Bang Theory
4. Mr. Robot
5. The Flash

Top 5 Books of 2016 (Global)

1. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn
2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
3. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
4. The Art of War by Tzu Sun
5. Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes

Google Play Reveals 'Best of 2016' Apps, Games, Books, Movies, TV Shows | NDTV
Google Play Best of 2016: Top 39 Android Games You Should Play

Google has announced the best Android games of 2016, like it does every year. Out of the countless Android games available on Google Play, 39 games have made it to the list. While the list varies for different regions, Google has also released global rankings for apps and other content.

The top Android games globally are Pokémon GO, Clash Royale, Traffic Rider,, Dream League Soccer. As Pokémon GO was not released on Google Play India, the top spot was grabbed by Clash Royale.

Google has categorised the ‘Best of 2016’ list- Best game of the year, Most competitive, Most innovative, Best Indie, Top Trending, Most exhilarating, Most irresistible, Most beautiful and Best family. Five games are shortlisted in each of these categories.

Here is the complete list of top 39 Android games:

Best of the year- Clash Royale

Most Competitive- DC Legends, Sultan: The Game, Modern Strike Online, World Cricket Championship 2 and Dream League Soccer.

Most Innovative- The Trail, Rodeo Stampede: Sky Zoo Safari, Beat Stomper, Lost in Harmony and Reigns.

Best Indie- Mekorama, That Level Again 3, AbyssRium- Make your Aquarium, Monster Math- Free Math Game and Stack

Top Trending- Train Simulator 2016, Sultan: The Game, Traffic Rider, Talking Tom Gold Run and Grand Gangsters 3D.

Most Exhilarating- FIFA Mobile Football, War Robots, Hungry Shark World, MMX Hill Climb and Gunship Strike 3D.

Most Irresistible- Little Big City 2, Star Chef: Cooking Game, Dan The Man, FarmVille: Tropic Escape and Talking Tom Gold Run.

Most Beautiful- Mobius Final Fantasy, Alto’s Adventure, Oz: Broken Kingdom, Dawn of Steel and BADLAND 2

Best Family- Disney Magic Kingdoms, Toca Life: Farm, Nursery Rhymes & Kids Games, Chhota Bheem Talking Toy and ABC Kids- Tracing & Phonics

Only two games-- Toca Life: Farm and Reigns-- are paid while the rest is available for free.

Google Play Best of 2016: Top 39 Android Games You Should Play - News18
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