26 Most Downloaded Mobile Games (2023)

Video games have never been more popular than they are right now. No matter where gamers choose to play, there is guaranteed to be a wealth of great content to consume. Even though console gaming hype is still high following the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X almost a year ago, a huge part of the reason behind the celebrated place games hold in modern-day culture is mobile gaming.

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Whether on an iPhone or Android platform, there is a massive variety of titles and experiences to explore. Some of these games, in particular, have broken through to become gigantic hits with millions upon millions of downloads.

Updated October 27th, 2022 by Geoffrey Martin: The popularity of mobile gaming continues to rise, seemingly month over month. With new mobile games being added to the space each and every week both from AAA teams and indie teams alike, there are surely plenty of titles to choose from if you are in the mood to game on your device. An extensive list like this one offers you plenty of choices depending on what mood you are in. From story-based games to multiplayer juggernauts to quirky arcade-style games, mobile game fans have a lot to be excited about. This list is being fleshed out with a couple of other more recent popular games that are downloaded all of the time.


26/26 Marvel Snap

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Since card-based games are spread all throughout the mobile game space, it takes something truly special and unique to stir the pot. In the case of Marvel Snap, this game does just that by combining the ever-popular Marvel universe with the popular mechanics of card collecting and card battling. What makes Marvel Snap so darn popular is that each match is lightning fast which means you are in and out of the action quickly, able to move on to something else if time is limited.

Given this is a free-to-play game (like many other card games), Marvel Snap is brimming with things to purchase, for better or for worse. You are going to want to come back to this game often to gather new cards for your arsenal while competing in ranked battles and gaining rewards and status from regular, rotating challenges.

25/26 Diablo Immortal

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Wow, Diablo Immortal has sure gone through a rollercoaster of chaos from its maligned announcement to its launch and subsequent months of content and discord. Despite many people despising this title, and Activision Blizzard in general, Diablo Immortal continues to be one of the most popular games on mobile devices; being downloaded all of the time. For those who have been living under a rock, Diablo Immortal is a spin-off from the traditional isometric action-adventure RPG.

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The name of the game here in Immortal is full customization from classes to gear to loot to quests. The freedom to play this game as you see fit is quite staggering. Even with its major monetization issues, the game remains incredibly fun, polished, and immersive. The added MMORPG elements bring in a refined social experience that makes sense in the mobile game space. Whether you have written this game off or not really doesn't matter since it remains unbelievably popular.

24/26 Stumble Guys

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Stumble Guys, from developers Kitka Games, is very, very clearly just a clone of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. They do say the sincerest form of flattery is imitation and this could not be more true than with Stumble Guys. Heck, even the name alone is near identical. Stumble Guys is a quirky racing/battle royale type game that sees you duking it you online against other "stumble guys," trying to be the first to win and come out on top.

It's easy to see why Stumble Guys has been downloaded so many times. It's a cartoony, fun, easy to get into game that doesn't require much thought or challenge. The player count is limited to 32 which means rounds are quite short. Of course, like any free-to-play mobile game, there are myriad cosmetic goodies to purchase should you wish to add some flair and flourish to your stumble guy.

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23/26 Minecraft

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Does the worldwide sensation Minecraft really need an introduction? It's highly likely that even if you aren't a gamer you have heard of the juggernaut that is Minecraft. For the uninitiated, Minecraft is a massive freeform creative sandbox where you can build to your heart's content, much like a digital version of Legos. Minecraft gives you the freedom and tools to mine, craft, build, and create almost any type of construct your mind can come up with.

While Minecraft is available on almost every single platform ever, it really makes sense that mobile gamers would love this game since it's easy to pick up and play. The game offers you the choice between a more focused adventure mode or the aforementioned sandbox gameplay mode. No matter which area you hop into, there is always something fun to do, discover, or create in Minecraft.

22/26 Wordscapes

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Wordscapes is a fun and entertaining word-based game that plays out a bit like a crosswords puzzle. The goal of Worscapes is to combine letters in order to spell out various words, and even find some hidden words to get extra points. The name of the game here is getting a high score for the leaderboard, while also competing in tournaments.

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Wordscapes is one of those puzzle games that can be both challenging and relaxing, depending on your mood. Sure, some of the word puzzles will stump you, but that feeling of finishing one in a timely manner will give you a great sense of accomplishment. It's no surprise that Wordscapes is so popular given it's easy to pick up and play nature that can be fun for five minutes or an hour.

21/26 Asphalt 9: Legends

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Asphalt 9: Legends is an incredibly fun and fluid mobile racing game from long-running developers, Gameloft. Racing games on mobile devices can be hit or miss given the touch screen nature, however, in the case of Asphalt 9: Legends, is a first-place finish. This blazing fast racing game offers intense solo or multiplayer events to take part in.

Your goal is to race through these thrilling events while boosting, destroying other racers by knocking them around, and purchasing newer cars along the way. What makes Asphalt 9: Legends so popular is that new content is being added all of the time, from new cars, upgrades, and events. These updates keep players coming back for more.

20/26 Homescapes

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Homescapes is a long-running free-to-play puzzle adventure game that blends match-three puzzles with restoring a massive manor house. Match-three puzzle games seem to be all the rage in the mobile gaming space and Homescapes just so happens to be one of those game types.

Homescapes has a truly beautiful art style and lulls you into its gameplay with some simpler puzzles before really laying down the ax to challenge your skills. As you progress through the puzzles, you are able to upgrade and restore the house which adds to the addictive qualities of the game.

19/26 Marvel Contest Of Champions

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Marvel Contest of Champions is a frenetic arcade fighting game where you face off against a plethora of Marvel characters. It should come as no surprise that a Marvel game happens to also be one of the most popular mobile games. Ditching a simple aesthetic in favor of some truly remarkable visuals, Marvel Contest of Champions is sure to wow you.

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Your main goal in the game is to accrue new Marvel characters while building a strong and diverse roster who you can take to events and tournaments. Plus, the fighting aspects are weighty and responsive, making you feel like you are a part of the epic fights.

18/26 Disney Tsum Tsum

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Disney Tsum Tsum is a super adorable puzzle game all centered around Disney goodness. The gameplay in Disney Tsum Tsum revolves around creating chains of cute Tsum Tsum plushie bubbles in order to pop them and get combo scores. As mentioned before, puzzles games are the perfect fit for a mobile device.

What makes this game truly unique is that each Tsum Tsum has its own special skill that can be used during the puzzles. You are encouraged to collect as many of the plushies as possible to fill out your wholesome roster of Disney characters.

17/26 Mario Kart Tour

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The Mario Kart franchise is a console gaming tour-de-force, so it was only natural that it would eventually find its way to smaller screens. Mario Kart Tour makes a few gameplay changes from its previous iterations, including the addition of a controversial gacha system and somewhat automated driving.

Though these changes were met with some criticism, the popularity of Mario and his friends zooming around in tiny cars endures. Plus, it's because of this game that the world was blessed with seeing Tanooki Mario behind the wheel, which is maybe the most adorable thing ever.

16/26 Angry Birds

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It would be impossible to talk about the most downloaded mobile games of all time without a tip of the hat to this classic title. There's no denying the fact that Angry Birds is one of the biggest IPs of all time, and it got its start in mobile gaming.

The original release was nothing short of a phenomenon, paving the way for multiple spin-offs and sequels that have all become wildly successful in their own right. While the franchise might not be the most popular thing around at the moment, credit must be given where credit is due to this genre-defining game.

15/26 Sonic Dash

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The Sonic franchise features some of the most downloaded games in the entire world. Its foray into the endless runner genre was also a success in that regard. Sonic Dash is a surprisingly competent title, mainly due to the fact that the endless runner genre perfectly complements the breakneck speed and play style of a Sonic game.

Its massive popularity on iPhone and Android has made it one of the strongest performers in the Sonic franchise — and despite the recent bungled release of Sonic Colors Ultimate, with a sequel to the surprisingly decent movie on the horizon who knows what non-console game heights Sonic might hit next?

14/26 Super Mario Run

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Speaking of popular franchises delving into the endless runner genre, the Mario series ventured into this genre with Super Mario Run. While at first appearing somewhat bland, Nintendo ended up impressing gamers with the vast wealth of content in Super Mario Run, turning it into one of the most downloaded mobile games of all time.

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The endless runner genre is a unique match with Mario's traditional playstyle. The way the various features have been adapted to fit mobile play and the variety of level design in Super Mario Run make it the game that it is.

13/26 Flappy Bird

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A list like this can't be made without mentioning the once-raging popularity of Flappy Bird. Easily one of the most addictive titles ever released on mobile devices, the popularity of Flappy Bird was so immense that the creator actually shut down the game and removed it from stores due to stress. Add in the fact that iPhones with Flappy Bird in them have been sold for ludicrous prices since the takedown of this game, and it is a true testament to the frenzy this title caused across the world.

12/26 Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle

Dragon Ball is easily one of the most popular franchises of all time, with its games being fairly successful in their own right. This is especially true for Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, which has quickly grown through a steady stream of content updates to become one of the most downloaded mobile games in the world.

Dokkan Battle features a unique gameplay system that combines card collecting, puzzles, and board games into a flashy and entertaining package. Although the game might feel somewhat grindy at times (especially if you don't want to spend a fortune) it remains a surprisingly polished title.

11/26 Among Us

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Alright, listen: everyone knows about Among Us. Released to little fanfare in 2018, this social deception game exploded in popularity recently thanks to Twitch streamers. Frustrating, frantic, and fun, the game puts groups of up to ten players in the roles of adorable space blobs.

As the group attempts to complete tasks and repairs around the ship, they are secretly hunted by one or more players posing as an ally. Figuring out who the imposter is before they can kill everyone and win the game is incredibly enjoyable. The game gets even better (and also worse) when played with a group of close friends.

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10/26 Candy Crush Saga

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Nothing has grabbed hold of middle-aged moms, teens, and anyone looking to kill time quite like match-three puzzle games. Games like Bejeweled took Facebook by storm, but none came close to the staying power of Candy Crush. An evolution of the Tetris formula, players are tasked with joining like-colored candies in a grid to gain points.

With Candy Crush Saga, the casual puzzle phenomenon was one of the first major successes in the free-to-play genre. Though the gameplay is fairly simple and repetitive, the addictiveness at the core of the design still holds strong. Perfect for quick gameplay sessions, the convenience of Candy Crush Saga is second to none.

9/26 Temple Run

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Endless runners have existed for a long time. Given the general simplicity of their design, it makes sense that the genre would flourish in the mobile marketplace. In Temple Run, players are tasked with guiding an adventurer seeking a golden idol through a dangerous temple.

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Easy to learn but difficult to master, Temple Run has spawned several spin-offs, a book series, and even a potential movie tie-in. For those with an itch that can only be scratched by an Indiana Jones-esque auto-runner, the Temple Run games are here to become a new obsession.

8/26 Clash Of Clans

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For those who want a game with a bit more depth, Clash of Clans provides engrossing strategy mechanics wrapped up in an adorable isometric art style. Adding to this winning formula is the fact that the game is playable online. Teaming up with friends to fight battles and earn gold is thrilling; the fact that the game is free is icing on the already delicious cake.

Sure, there are micro-transactions galore and the impulse to spend just a few dollars for perks is difficult to ignore. But the engrossing gameplay keeps devoted players coming back for more.

7/26 Fruit Ninja

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Perhaps one of the most simple games on this list, Fruit Ninja sees players doing nothing more than swiping their fingers erratically across the screen. The task? Cut as many fruits as possible while avoiding explosives that can end the round.

The ease of play combined with the addictive nature of racking up points was a proven recipe for success as Fruit Ninja is now one of the most played mobile titles of all time. With motion-controlled and virtual reality versions of the game, there are multiple ways for gamers to enjoy the fruit-cutting action of Fruit Ninja.


What is the #1 most downloaded mobile game? ›

LONDON, Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest blog from data.ai, which was released today, reveals that Talking Tom & Friends is the most downloaded mobile game IP worldwide – a title it has retained for 10 consecutive years (2013-2022).

Who is the No 1 mobile game in the world? ›

Garena Free Fire from Garena was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide for January 2022 with 24 million installs, which represented a 51.6 percent increase from January 2021.

What is the most downloaded mobile game 2022? ›

On the gaming front, Tencent's PUBG Mobile has been awarded as the 'No 1 Mobile Game, with more than 85 million downloads, while the title of 'Best Game' was bagged by Grand Theft Auto V. The Assassin Creed has been selected as the 'Users' Choice Game' this year.

What is the top 10 most played mobile games? ›

Check out the list of the top 10 most popular mobile games and its popularity in 2021.
  • PUBG Mobile. PUBG is one of the highest downloaded games in the mobile gaming world where the game has a huge number of downloads. ...
  • Pokemon GO. ...
  • Subway Surfers. ...
  • Clash Of Clans (COC) ...
  • Among Us. ...
  • Call of Duty: Mobile. ...
  • Angry Birds. ...
  • Super Mario Run.

What's the biggest online game? ›

Most Popular Online Games of 2022: Try these Top 7 Played Video Games in the World
  • PUBG. There is a huge fan following of PUBG in the world. ...
  • Minecraft. ...
  • Apex Legends. ...
  • Fortnite. ...
  • Call of Duty Mobile. ...
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. ...
  • League of Legends (LOL)
31 May 2022

Which game is very popular in mobile? ›

GameAs ofPlayer count
PUBG MobileAugust 20211,120 million
Pokémon GoFebruary 20191,000 million
Mobile Legends: Bang BangNovember 20201,000 million
Garena Free FireJuly 20211,000 million
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Which is the No 1 offline game in the world? ›

Here's a list of the best offline games you can play on Android.
Top 10 Best Offline Android Games – Updated October 2022.
GameDownload CostIn-app cost (per item)
I Love Hue TooFree$4.99
The Way HomeFree$6.99
TAP! DIG! MY MUSEUM!Free$0.99 – $11.99
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24 Oct 2022

Who is the Top 10 games? ›

The 10 best games 2022 as reviewed and rated by us
  • Elden Ring review: a majestic masterpiece ...
  • Hades review: tough as hell but heavenly to play. ...
  • Deathloop. ...
  • Halo Infinite review: the best since the original trilogy. ...
  • Forza Horizon 5 Review. ...
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. ...
  • Metroid Dread. ...
  • Psychonauts 2.

What game is trending right now? ›

Call of Duty: Warzone (Modern Warfare) Minecraft. Fortnite. Grand Theft Auto V.

Which is the highest GB game in play store? ›

10 Biggest Games in the Google Play Store
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. 2.44 GB / Php 326.99. ...
  • Star Wars: KOTOR. 2.44 GB / Php 445.75. ...
  • Gangstar Vegas. 2.23 GB / Free (In-app purchases) ...
  • The Dark Knight Rises. 2.03 GB / Php 316.16. ...
  • Gangstar Rio: City of Saints. ...
  • Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour. ...
  • WWE Immortals. ...
  • Order & Chaos Online.
9 Oct 2015

What game has most active players? ›

Top Games By Current Players
NameCurrent Players
1.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive591,231
2.Dota 2500,141
3.Lost Ark239,340
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Who is best game in the world? ›

Top 10 Online Games in The World
GameOnline PlayerLaunch Year
Leauge of Legends (LOL)27 Million2009
Counter Strike; Global Offensive32 Million2014
Heartstone29 Million2012
Minecraft91 Million2011
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What is the most selling game? ›

1. Tetris – 520 million. Arguably the most timeless video game ever created, Tetris sits comfortably atop the list of all-time bestsellers with 520 million copies sold, according to The Tetris Company.

What game has biggest open world? ›

Taking the top spot on our list and earning the title of the biggest open-world map in video game history, is The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. What is this? With a whopping 62,000 square miles, this map is gigantic, and pretty much impossible to navigate without an actual map.

What is the longest game to complete 100%? ›

Single-Player Games That Take The Longest Time To Fully Complete
  • Baldur's Gate 2 Has An 88 Hour Average Completion Time. ...
  • Final Fantasy 12 Averages 92.5 Hours To Complete. ...
  • Completing Assassin's Creed Valhalla Takes Over 90 Hours. ...
  • 96 Hours May Be Needed To Become Elden Lord In Elden Ring.
9 Jun 2022

What are the top 5 most popular game apps 2022? ›

5 best mobile games of 2022 in terms of popularity
  • Call of Duty Mobile. Call of Duty Mobile was a game launched in 2019 and went on to become a huge success. ...
  • Clash Royale. Clash Royale. ...
  • BGMI. ...
  • Genshin Impact. ...
  • Clash of Clans.
29 May 2022

Which is the No 1 game for android? ›

Android: top 50 games of 2022 so far
RankGameCombined score for downloads & revenue
2Candy Crush Saga143
3Coin Master130
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30 Jul 2022

What is the coolest game offline? ›

The best offline Android games
  • Alto's Odyssey.
  • The Battle of Polytopia.
  • Bloons TD 6.
  • Crossy Road.
  • Dead Cells.
  • Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters.
  • GRID Autosport.
  • Iron Marines Invasion.
6 days ago

What is the #1 game in the world? ›

The best-selling video game to date is Minecraft, a sandbox game released by Mojang in May 2009 for a wide range of PC, mobile and console platforms, selling more than 238 million copies across all platforms.

What is the hottest game right now? ›

The 10 Most Popular Games Right Now
  • Minecraft.
  • Fortnite.
  • Fall Guys.
  • League of Legends.
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
  • CrossFire.
  • Roblox.
  • Lost Ark.
9 Aug 2022

What is the hottest video game right now? ›

The Hottest new video game releases
  • Breath of the Wild 2: available on Nintendo Switch. ...
  • Hogwarts Legacy: available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. ...
  • Elden Ring: available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. ...
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus: available on Nintendo Switch. ...
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen: available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation.
30 Dec 2021

Which is the largest app? ›

During the second quarter of 2022, Android users were able to choose between 3.5 million apps, making Google Play the app store with the biggest number of available apps.

What is the most downloaded game? ›

In September 2022, Stumble Guys was the most-downloaded gaming app in the Google Play Store worldwide. The casual game generated more than 17.51 million downloads from Android users. Stick War: Hero Tower Defense was the second-most popular gaming app title with approximately 15.07 million downloads from global users.

What is the next big video game? ›

Upcoming games 2022: most-anticipated upcoming games
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - October 28 (PC, PS5, XSX|S, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Bayonetta 3 – October 28 (Switch)
  • God of War Ragnarok – November 9 (PS5, PS4)
  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – November 18 (Switch)
  • Dead Space - January 27 (PS5, PS4, XSX|S, Xbox One, PC)
26 Oct 2022

What is the best game of the year? ›

Famitsu Awards
2017The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildAction-adventure
Dragon Quest XIRole-playing
2018Monster Hunter: WorldAction role-playing
Super Smash Bros. UltimateFighting
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What is the funnest game in 2022? ›

The Best Video Games of 2022 (So Far)
  • Core Keeper (Windows PC)
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo Switch)
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves (PlayStation 5)
  • Strange Horticulture (Windows PC)
  • Rainbow 6 Extraction (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X)
  • Nobody Saves the World (Windows PC, Xbox One)
7 days ago

Which is the Favourite game in world? ›

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, with over 3.5 billion fans around the globe. Known as football in many parts of the world, this exciting sport has gained a huge following due to its thrilling gameplay and fast-paced action.

What are the top 3 most sold games? ›

Minecraft: 238,000,000. Grand Theft Auto V: 150,000,000. Tetris(EA): 100,000,000. Wii Sports: 82,900,000.

What is the top 10 best video game? ›

Best Video Games of All Time
  • 1 Minecraft. ...
  • 2 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. ...
  • 3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. ...
  • 4 Super Smash Bros. ...
  • 5 Grand Theft Auto V. ...
  • 6 Super Mario 64. ...
  • 7 Super Mario Galaxy. ...
  • 8 Super Smash Bros.

What are the 5 most popular game apps 2022? ›

A list full of the best mobile games to play on your iOS or Android device
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift.
  • Grid Autosport.
  • Jetpack Joyride.
  • Wayward Souls.
  • Kingdom Rush.
  • Among Us.
  • Clash Royale.
  • Reigns.
2 Nov 2022

What is the No 1 game in Android? ›

Android: top 50 games of 2022 so far
RankGameCombined score for downloads & revenue
2Candy Crush Saga143
3Coin Master130
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30 Jul 2022

What is the biggest game right now? ›

Call of Duty: Warzone (Modern Warfare) Minecraft. Fortnite. Grand Theft Auto V.

What game is most played right now? ›

The 10 Most Popular Games Right Now
  • Minecraft.
  • Fortnite.
  • Fall Guys.
  • League of Legends.
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
  • CrossFire.
  • Roblox.
  • Lost Ark.
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