Here are Google’s picks for Best Apps of 2013 and Best Games of 2013

by: Bogdan PetrovanDecember 6, 2013

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Brace yourselves, best of 2013 lists are coming. Google started early with two Play Store collections bringing together some of the best apps and games of the year.

The 14-strong best apps list include staples like TuneIn Radio, Wunderlist and Aviary, but also a few more niche-focused apps like SigFig, a stock and finances management app, Toca Hair Salon 2, a kids-focused salon simulator, and The Whole Pantry, a gorgeous cooking app. In fact, if there’s one thing that all the apps on Google’s list share is their functional and beautiful design – if you want to understand what good Android app design looks like, this list is a great starting point.

Here are Google’s best apps of 2013:

Moving on to Google’s Best Games of 2013 collection, some big names make unsurprising appearances. Plants vs Zombies 2,  Asphalt 8, Anomaly 2, or Clash of Clans are hugely popular with mobile gamers everywhere. Other games on the list are less known, but just as fun. We’re glad to see on the list the minimalist space strategy rymdkapsel and the quirky retro RPG 10000000, but the list truly has something for everyone.

Here are Google’s best games of 2013:

What do you think of Google’s choices for best apps and best games of 2013? Do they match your own choices?

  • pepoker1

    Real racing 3???

  • GJV

    Love 1000000. Got it as the FOTD on Amazon and was addicted. Going to have to spend some time with rymdkapsel, which was part of the last Humble Bundle Mobile Bundle.

  • Data

    Honestly I’ve never heard of most apps in the best apps list until now :-O

  • Android Developer

    Where did you get the list of the chosen apps&games?
    Is there also a list of them of the previous years?

  • Sky Ang

    Shouldnt Toca Hair Salon 2 be a game app?

    • GVRE

      Toca Hair Salon 2 is technically a simulator, made for kids.

      • Sky Ang

        Haha thanks, but should it be categorized in games under simulation