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These Are the Standout Games of 2020, According to a Report

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Mobile games have taken over 2020. Games have been one of the activities that kept people occupied at home, especially the ones that are readily downloadable and free to play on mobile devices. It's even been integrated into academic curriculum and has also become a new way of connecting and bonding with friends. That said, there have been a few standout games that took over 2020. 

The usual faves like PUBG, Candy Crush, and Pokemon GO remain on the list of popular games this year. But according to a report by analytics company App Annie, there are a few breakout games that boomed in 2020, including recent fan favorites. The games listed in the report include Among UsMy Talking Tom Friends, ROBLOX, and Call of Duty: Mobile.

Among Us

Among Us needs no introduction and there's no surpise that it is among the breakout games of 2020. Two years after its initial release, the mobile game saw a substantial amount of growth during the pandemic. The game became so popular that it spurred viral memes and real-life adaptations.

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My Talking Tom Friends

My Talking Tom Friends is a mobile game inspired by the animated series Talking Tom and Friends. According to App Annie, it was only launched in February 2020, but it quickly became the 8th most downloaded game globally this year. The game features the show's characters and players can do various activities around the house, dress up the characters, explore the town, and even play mini games.

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ROBLOX

ROBLOX has been around for a couple of years already but it saw considerable growth in 2020, thanks in part to a series of online concerts it hosted featuring Lil Nas X, which collectively garnered around 33 million views.

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Call of Duty: Mobile

First-person shooter games are popular among gamers, but the mobile version of Call of Duty, launched in October 2019, is among the standout games of the year. Call of Duty: Mobile garnered more than 1 billion hours of playing time just on Android phones in its first year. In 2020, it also ranked fourth when it comes to the number of monthly active users, a huge jump from its rank of #13 in the previous year.

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