It will soon be two years since Netflix first introduced games to its available list of thousands of TV shows and movies. There are now almost 70 mobile games available to play as part of your subscription, but which ones are the most popular?
This data was provided to What’s on Netflix via Apptopiaan analytics platform that provides market data and intelligence solutions for mobile app developers, publishers, service providers, and investors.
Before we dig in, a reminder that we cover Netflix gaming news every month with a recap, as well as keeping our respective new games on the Netflix list and the upcoming games list updated regularly.
The 20 most downloaded Netflix games
Note: Data via Apptopia is correct as of July 18, 2023.
- extreme asphalt
- Downloads on iOS and Android: 6,424,620
- THTH: Love is a game NETFLIX
- Stranger Things: 1984
- Spongebob: Get cooking
- Teeter Up: Remastered
- NETFLIX Bowlers
- NETFLIX Exploding Kittens
- shooting rings
- Stranger Things 3 The Game
- Warning! netflix edition
- Into the Dead 2: Unleashed
- Card explosion!
- twelve minutes
- wonderputt forever
- domino coffee
- HELLO KITTY HAPPINESS PARADE
- Mahjong Solitaire NETFLIX
- Bloons TD 6 NETFLIX
- OXENFREE: Netflix Edition
- Townsmen – A Kingdom Rebuilt
Hopefully, we’ll be able to keep this list updated semi-regularly as existing and new game downloads skyrocket.
What can we learn from the most downloaded games so far? Several things.
There are three trends among the most downloaded titles that we can see:
- Netflix links or existing IP for existing shows and movies work extremely well, as both Strange things games and, perhaps most pertinently, the Too hot to handle game, well enough to warrant a sequel to the game released in July 2023. Away from Netflix, the SpongeBob game has also done well since its addition.
- Simple games and older games top the charts. Some of the top 10 are simple arcade-style games that are easy to get in and out of.
- Apps with already established audiences/player bases have also done well so far. This is where games have been converted to Netflix games long after they were initially released independently, either with microtransactions or in-game ads (or both).
What has been your favorite Netflix game so far? Let us know in the comments below.