Free Fire is the most popular mobile game in 50 countries across the globe: Report

Gree FIre is the most popular game in the world. How frequently do you play it?

Highlights
  • Free Fire is the most popular mobile game in the highest number of countries i.e around 50.
  • Battle games are the most popular genre of games in the highest number of countries, 101.
  • The data is based on the Google search volume.

Smartphone gaming has witnessed a whopping surge in the last couple of years, thanks to popular titles like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty and others. As the days progressed, numerous games have taken the space to a whole new level in recent times. Free Fire is the most popular mobile game in the highest number of countries i.e around 50, according to Freedom Mobiles, which is an Independent Mobile Recycling firm. The data is based on the Google search volume.

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The firm says they have used Ahrefs to determine the most popular mobile games for 181 different countries around the world. The results showed that Free Fire is the most popular game in around 50 countries.

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Free Fire most popular mobile game

Furthermore, Freedom Mobiles says that battle games are the most popular genre of games in the highest number of countries, 101. Free Fire is the most popular mobile game by global search volume as well, with 12.86 million searches per month compared to 2.83 million for Subway Surfers. Brawl Stars is the most popular mobile game in 15 out of 42 European countries.

Subway Surfers is the most popular mobile game in 22 out of 44 African countries. The firm says that they have discovered different parts of the world have different preferences when it comes to mobile gaming. Out of the 181 countries involved in the story, 23 different mobile games were deemed to be the most popular in at least one country. 

RANKGAMEGENRECOUNTRIES AS TOP SEARCH
1Free FireBattle50
2Subway SurfersEndless Runner30
3Brawl StarsBattle19
3PUBG MobileBattle19
52048Puzzle12
6Bubble ShooterArcade10
7Coin MasterAdventure7
7Mobile LegendsBattle7
9Minecraft: Pocket EditionOpen World5
10Call of Duty: MobileBattle/Shooter4

As you can see, three out of the top four most popular mobile games (measured by the number of countries in which they are the most searched game) are all battle-style games, with Subway Surfers as the exception. Free Fire is developed by Vietnamese game company 111 dots studio and it was released in 2017. Though the game has been banned in India back in February, it continues to be the most searched mobile game in 50 other countries around the world.

Freedom Mobiles says that the data collected is based on November 2022.