- India’s ban on another 118 Chinese apps in September, including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), made room for other free mobile gaming apps to rise in the ranks.
- Garena Free Fire: 3volution is currently the number one free gaming app on Google Play Store’s charts.
- Here’s the full list of the top 10 free mobile gaming apps in India right now.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) may no longer be available on the Google Play Store, but India’s ban against Chinese apps has paved the way for others to make their mark — like Garena Free Fire: 3voltuion. India has banned over 200 Chinese apps over the last three months. In June, when the first ban got implemented, the Bytedance-owned short video streaming mobile app TikTok got taken off the shelves. And we witnessed a rise in alternatives, especially those made by Indian game developers.
However, when it comes to battle royale games like PUBG, there is a dearth of alternatives in the Indian market. Garena Free Fire and Call of Duty may be favoured, but one is developed by a company based in Singapore and the other in the US.
Nonetheless, the move has given Indian developers to step up their game like nCore Games, a Bengaluru-based technology company, which has plans to launch FAU-G soon.
Meanwhile, Garena Free Fire is currently the number one free gaming app, followed by Critical Action: Gun Strike Ops – Shooting Game and Ludo King.
Here’s the full list of the top 10 free mobile games for Android on the Google Play Store right now: