Apple’s App Store awards 2022 winners — best applications and games of the year

Apple’s App Store awards 2022 winners — best applications and games of the year
  • Apple has revealed the App Store awards winners in 2022.
  • The winning list consists of five applications and five games.
  • In addition, Apple also listed five cultural impact winners.
  • Check out the list below to know more about the application and game winners.
Technology giant Apple has announced the app and games of the year for its devices- iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple TV. Apple has shortlisted the best applications of the year based on technical innovations, user experience, and design.

“This year’s App Store Award winners reimagined our experiences with apps that delivered fresh, thoughtful, and genuine perspectives,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
He also stated, “From self-taught solo creators to international teams spanning the globe, these entrepreneurs are making a meaningful impact and represent the ways in which apps and games influence our communities and lives.”

Apart from the best games and applications of the year, Apple's editorial team has also revealed the top five applications under a Cultural Impact Winner category that impacted and influenced people’s lives.
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Here is the list of the applications and games that won the App Store awards.

Apps and Games award winners


iPhone application of the year
BeReal is awarded as the best application of the year. It is a photo-sharing app that lets you share a no-filter picture once a day with friends. The app prompts you to click natural pictures every day at different times.

iPad application of the year
Good Notes5 is the best iPad app of the year. This application does writing and keeping digital notes easy and accessible.

Mac application of the year
Developed by Synium Software GmbH, Mac Family Tree 10 is awarded as the Mac app of the year. It is an interesting application that lets you create and explore your family tree through impressive 3D views, diagrams and reports. It uniquely helps you visualize family history.

Apple TV application of the year
ViX from TelevisaUnivision Interactive, Inc. is awarded as the best Apple TV app of the year.

Apple Watch app of the year
To help you stay fit and track your activities, Apple has awarded the Gentler Streak Workout Tracker as the Apple Watch app of the year. It helps maintain a balance between fitness and rest.

iPhone game of the year
Apex Legends Mobile is the best version of the strategy battle royale shooter game. You can play this game in multi-players and compete against other mobile players.

iPad game of the year
Moncage is awarded as the best iPad game of the year. It is a puzzle adventure that takes place in a mysterious cube. This game will help you enhance puzzle-solving skills.

Mac game of the year
Inscryption is a game of cards that has secrets kept inside it. The game is an odyssey that blends the deckbuilding gameplay, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie.

Apple TV game of the year
El Hijo is the best Apple TV game of the year. It is a game about a boy who faces several challenges on his journey to find his mother. Packed with actions, mystery, and adventure, it is a great game to play on the big screen.

Apple arcade game of the year
Wylde Flowers is awarded as the best arcade game of the year. It is a single-player fun game of farming with a twist and mystery. Revealing the hidden darkness of the town and exploring how to bring peace and everyone together is a lesson that can be learned through the game.

Cultural Impact Winners

How We Feel
It is a non-profit application made by donations by people keen to spread word for better mental well-being. It is a free application that enables people to come to a better understanding of their emotions. The application uses HealthKit to understand different patterns and explore emotion regulation strategies to feel better.

Dot's Home
This is a single-player, 2D, narrative-driven video game in which a young girl travels back to the time when her family’s history, where race, place, and choice collide. This application helps us understand how people face housing injustices.

Locket Widget
This great application allows users to share live images of their friends and families on the home screen. The live picture of the people whenever you unlock the phone keeps you updated about your close ones.

Water Tracker Waterllama
Waterllama is an application that sends reminders for drinking water. It makes meeting hydration goals fun. It uses creative characters and smart reminders to ensure people drink sufficient water.

Inua- A Story in Ice and Time
This game is a great way to create awareness and explore historical events. The application has interesting illustrations based on a true story with a blend of history and myth.
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