Pokemon Unite Wins Google Play’s Game Of The Year

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Mobile gaming has been growing at a rapid pace over the last few years, and 2021 has certainly been a great year for it in retrospect as well. Google Play Store has also announced its best of the year winners, and TiMi Studios and The Pokemon Company’s Pokemon Unite has been crowned as the Game of the Year 2021.

Garena’s Free Fire Max has been awarded for the User’s Choice category, while League of Legends: Wild Rift and Pokemon Unite among others have been nominated for the Best Competitive section. Crash Bandicoot: On The Run! has been crowed as one of the Best Pick Up and Play mobile game of 2021 as well, among others. Check out the full list of categories and winners down below (via GamesIndustry.biz).

Unsurprisingly, Pokemon Unite has been another major hit for gaming giant Tencent. In a matter of less than a year, the game has surpassed 25 million downloads. Read our thoughts on the game through here.

Best Game:

  • Pokémon Unite (TiMi Studio Group, The Pokémon Company)

User’s choice:

  • Garena Free Fire Max (Garena)

Best Competitive:

  • League of Legends: Wild Rift (Riot Games)
  • Marvel Future Revolution (Netmarble)
  • Pokémon Unite (TiMi Studio Group, The Pokémon Company)
  • Rogue Land (Huuuge Games)
  • Suspects: Mystery Mansion (Wildlife Studios)

Best Game Changers:

  • Inked (Somnium Gammes)
  • JankenUP (Humita)
  • Knights of San Francisco (Raidead)
  • Overboard! (Inkle)
  • Tears of Themis (MiHoYo)

Best Pick Up & Play

  • Cats in Time – Relaxing Puzzle Game (Pine Studio)
  • Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! (King)
  • Disney Pop Town (Sundaytoz Corp)
  • Switchcraft: Magical Match 3 (Wooga)
  • Towers: Relaxing Puzzle (Jox Development)

Best Indies:

  • 7 Billion Humans (Tomorrow Corporation)
  • Bird Alone (George Batchelor)
  • Donut County (Ben Esposito)
  • My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge (Devolver Digital)
  • Puzzling Peaks EXE (AppSir)

Best for Tablets:

  • Chicken Police – Paint it Red! (HandyGames)
  • My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge (Devolver Digital)
  • The Procession to Calvary (Nephilim Game Studios)
  • Overboard! (Inkle)
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift (Riot Games)

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