One of the great things about reaching the end of the year is the “Best of…” and “Year in Review” lists that start cropping up. Photograph sharing network Flickr has already published its own informative and extremely interesting 2015 Year in Review report, and now Google has followed suit with its own Play Store’s “Best of 2015” that showcases the best apps and games that users have been regularly interacting with on the Android platform over the last twelve months.

It’s not only extremely interesting to see what those using Android smartphones, tablets, and TVs have been downloading and using, but it’s also excellent to have all of this content curated and placed into one single list by Google.


Let’s jump right in and take a look at the best apps and games across all Android devices over the last twelve months.

Best Android Apps of 2015 (in no particular order)

  • Star Wars
  • Colorfy – Coloring Book Free
  • Google Photos
  • Skype
  • My Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • ZEDGE – Ringtones & Wallpapers
  • Cute – Beauty Shopping
  • Twitch
  • Microsoft Word
  • Backgrounds HD
  • Retrica
  • SwiftKey Keyboard
  • Peak – Brain Training
  • Nova Launcher
  • Weather & Clock Widget Android
  • Musixmatch – Lyrics & Music
  • Memrise Learn Languages  Free
  • djay FREE – DJ Mix Remix Music
  • Doodle: Schedule Maker
  • WPS Office + PDF
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Khan Academy
  • Ginger Keyboard Emoji Keyboard
  • PicsArt Photo Studio
  • theScore: Sports & Scores
  • Attack the Light
  • Dashlane Password Manager
  • Office Lens
  • Netflix
  • Action Launcher 3
  • VSCO
  • Jet
  • Instacart: Grocery Delivery
  • YouTube Gaming
  • Trulia Real Estate & Rentals
  • Kitchen Stories
  • Twitter
  • YouTube Kids
  • Snowball – Smart Notifications
  • Cleo for Messenger
  • EyeEm – Camera & Photo Filter
  • We Heart It
  • Wishbone – Compare Anything
  • Toca Nature
  • B&H Photo Video Pro Audio
  • Flipagram – Music Video Editor
  • Language Learning – bussu
  • Robinhood – Free Stock Trading

Best Android Games of 2015 (in no particular order)

  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • Clash of Clans
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Attack the Light
  • Minions Paradise
  • Angry Birds 2
  • Dude Perfect 2
  • Candy Crush Soda Saga
  • ZigZag
  • PAC-MAN 256 – Endless Maze
  • Criminal Case
  • DEER HUNTER 2016
  • Need for Speed No Limits
  • PewDiePie: Legend of Brofist
  • Fast & Furious Legacy
  • Dark Echo
  • Turbo Driving Racing 3D
  • Alphabear
  • Does not Commute
  • Prune
  • Empires and Allies
  • Ski Safari 2
  • This War of Mine
  • Magic Rush: Heroes
  • Doodle Jump
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
  • MARVEL Future Fight
  • Hearthstone Heroes
  • EvoCreo
  • Archery Master 3D
  • Walking Dead: Road to Survival
  • You Must Build A Boat
  • Gummy Drop!
  • Lifeline
  • Inside Out Thought Bubbles
  • Trivia Crack Kingdoms
  • MARVEL Contest of Champions
  • Madden NFL Mobile
  • Jurassic World: The Game
  • Panda Pop
  • DomiNations
  • Minecraft: Pocket Edition
  • Crossy Road
  • Mobile Strike
  • Minecraft: Story Mode

One thing that you immediately notice, both from the apps and games that have made it onto this year’s Play Store “Best of 2015” list, is that there’s a really good mix of genres and application types. Popular games in 2015 range from extremely simple puzzle games all the way through to big budget platform offerings that have extremely intricate visuals and stunning environments. The same mix applies to the best apps with a really interesting mix of applications that come from all corners of the Google Play Store.

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Run through the list a few times and see what you think. Maybe you’ll find something that others are enjoying on Android that you simply didn’t know about?

(source: Google)

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