Discover the best apps and games of 2023 according to Google


Google revealed this Wednesday (29) its traditional annual list of the best apps and games of 2023 on the Play Store. The winners are revealed globally and also in regional lists, including the favorites from each country in which the software store Android is located.

Honkai: Star Rail, from HoYoverse and the same people responsible for Genshin Impact, was considered the best game in both the Brazilian and global awards. Among the apps, however, those chosen differ: the music platform Trebel, focused on independent musicians, was the winner in the Brazilian list, while in the world, the educational platform was the winner Imprint: Learn Visually.

In the popular vote, ChatGPT was considered the best application, while the game choices are divided between Monopoly Go! for global audiences and Honor of Kings for Brazilians. This year, Google also created a category for the best software that works on different devices, from cell phones to PCs, with Spotify and the game Outerplane: Strategy Anime being the winners.

Check out the lists of the best apps and games of 2023 on the Play Store:

Best Android apps of 2023 (Brazil)

The apps that top the Brazilian ranking are the following:

  • Best app: Trebel – Music Download;
  • Popular vote: ChatGPT;
  • Most fun app: Reelsy Reel Maker Video Editor;
  • Best app for personal growth: Desrotulando;
  • Best app for everyday life: Trebel – Music Download;
  • Best Hidden Gem: Remodel AI: AI Home Design;
  • Best app to do good: Lunos: Financial education.

Best Android games of 2023 (Brazil)

The Android games chosen by Google are these:

  • Best game: Honkai: Star Rail;
  • Voto popular: Honor of Kings;
  • Best multiplayer: Farlight 84;
  • Best casual game: Monopoly Go!;
  • Best indie: Vampire Survivors;
  • Best story: Honkai: Star Rail;
  • Best service game: Stumble Guys.

Best Android apps of 2023 (world)

Overall, the best apps on the Play Store were:

  • Melhor app: Imprint: Learn Visually
  • Best personal growth app: Voidpet Garden: Mental Health;
  • Best essential app for everyday life: Artifact: Feed Your Curiosity;
  • Best Hidden Gem: Aware: Mindfulness & Wellbeing;
  • Best AI app: Character AI: AI-Powered Chat;
  • Best app for the whole family: Paw Patrol Academy;
  • Best wellness app: AWorld in support of ActNow.

Best Android Games of 2023 (World)

The Android games voted the best in the world:

  • Best game of 2023: Honkai: Star Rail;
  • Best Multiplayer: Farlight 84;
  • Best quick game: MONOPOLY GO!;
  • Best indie: Vampire Survivors
  • Best story: Honkai: Star Rail
  • Best Service Game: Stumble Guys
  • Best Wellbeing Game: Pokémon Sleep;
  • Best Play Pass game: Magic Rampage;

Best app for devices

The best apps and games for devices according to Google are:

  • Best app for smartwatches: WhatsApp Messenger;
  • Melhgor app para tablets: Concepts: Sketch, Note, Draw;
  • Melhor app para Chromebooks: FlipaClip: Create 2D Animation;
  • Best app for Google TV: Max: Stream HBO, TV, & Movies
  • Best app for Android Auto: Amazon Prime Video.
  • Best tablet game: Honkai: Star Rail;
  • Best game for Chromebooks: Minecraft;
  • Best game on Google Play Games on PC: Arknights.

Take advantage and compare this year’s winners with the 2022 award-winning list.