Apple Shares Top 20 Most Downloaded Games and Apps of 2020

Alongside picks for the top iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps and games of the year, Apple today shared charts featuring the Top Games of 2020 and the Top Apps of 2020, revealing the most popular free and paid apps and games during the year.

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Among Us! was the top free game of 2020, followed by Call of Duty: Mobile, Roblox, and Subway Surfers. Ink Inc. Tattoo Drawing was the number four free app, while Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game earned the fifth spot. Mario Kart Tour also made the list, earning the 15th spot.

Minecraft was the top paid game of the year, followed by Plague Inc., Heads Up!, Monopoly, Bloons TD 6, Geometry Dash, and NBA 2K20. Many of these games are often at the top of the charts at the end of the year, with Minecraft and Plague Inc. long holding top spots.

Zoom was the top free app on iOS devices, followed by TikTok, Disney+, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. Top paid apps included TouchRetouch for quickly removing clutter from photos, Procreate Pocket, Facetune, HotSchedules, and AutoSleep Sleep Tracker.

Full Charts

Apple has sections in the Today center of the App Store where all of these apps can be downloaded for those interested.

Top Rated Comments

4jasontv Avatar
7 weeks ago


Are they really pretending Fortnite doesn’t exist? I get not wanting to promote it, but surely it’s been in the top twenty, despite getting yanked, no?

I just checked, and it's not on the app store.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
btrach144 Avatar
7 weeks ago


Are they really pretending Fortnite doesn’t exist? I get not wanting to promote it, but surely it’s been in the top twenty, despite getting yanked, no?

Considering Tim Sweeny, Epic Games CEO, has tweeted Macrumors articles before, I kind of wonder if you're Tim Sweeny?

Because the game isn't in the App Store and hasn't been for what will be 6+ months by the end of the year.

People who fake injury and cry wolf don't get awards dude.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaus Avatar
7 weeks ago
And yet, Zoom on iPadOS keeps turning off the camera video if you multitask or even accidentally invoke Control Center or Notification Center. Then, file sending/receiving is still not possible within the chat of an ongoing meeting. Not usable for us as a school.
Not to mention that Zoom would be destined to have fleshed out mouse-/trackpad support on iPad, but lacks in that regard, too.
Until those issues are addressed, we can’t choose an iPad over a MacBook for Zooming.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Alwis Avatar
7 weeks ago
Can not agree more, the only way to find usefull Apps is a review e.g. in a magazine or on a web page. The times where I actually searched within the App Store ate long gone. And this is true for iOS and macOS.

One of the many things where I ask myself, if they are actually used by Apple employees...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bpcookson Avatar
7 weeks ago


For game quality, you have to go with Genshin Impact. It's seriously an amazing game. A one time pay model would still be better than the resin/wish model, but the pay elements are really not bad at all. I haven't spent a dime and I've played at least 20-30 hours with still an insane amount of content not even touched yet.

And yet no mention of Genshin Impact anywhere in MacRumors’ article... WTF? Am I missing something?

Seriously tho, this game is outrageously awesome. Hands down the best thing I’ve ever played in all my 38 years, I **** you not.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
acorntoy Avatar
7 weeks ago


Are they really pretending Fortnite doesn’t exist? I get not wanting to promote it, but surely it’s been in the top twenty, despite getting yanked, no?

In five years it won’t exist
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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