PUBG Mobile, Fortnite and other Battle Royale games deemed game trend of the year by Apple

By Shubham Sharma | Updated 4 Dec 2018
PUBG Mobile, Fortnite and other Battle Royale games deemed game trend of the year by Apple
  • Apple has released its list of best of 2018, which encompasses apps, games, movies, TV shows, music, books and more.

Apple has announced its best of 2018 list, recognising the top apps, games, movies and more, which made waves on the App Store this year. Battle Royale games like PUBG Mobile and Fortnite have clearly dominated the mobile gaming scene this year and the same has been stated in Apple’s game trend of the year. Users seem to have become more mindful of their needs and the self-care category has been crowned the app trend of the year. Donut Country has been declared as the app of the year for iPhone, while the iPhone app of the year is Procreate Pocket. The company has also announced the best apps in various categories and here’s the entire list:


Best Apps of the Year

Alongside the above-mentioned app and game of the year for iPhone, Apple has also announced the same for iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. 

App Trend of the Year - Self-care

Game Trend of the Year - Battle Royale-style gaming


iPhone App of the Year - Procreate Pocket

iPhone Game of the Year - Donut County


iPad App of the Year - Froggipedia

iPad Game of the Year - Gorogoa

Mac App of the Year - Pixelmator Pro

Mac Game of the Year - The Gardens Between


Apple TV App of the Year - Sweat

Apple TV Game of the Year - Alto’s Odyssey

Favorite Watch Apps of the Year

Top 10 Songs (India)

Drake is Artist of the Year, while the Breakout Artist of the Year is Juice WRLD. Song of the Year is ‘I Like It’ by Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny & J. Balvin, while Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour bagged Album of the Year. Apple also revealed the top 10 songs for India, which are:


Atif Aslam - Dil Diyan Gallan

Badshah & Qaran - Tareefan

Camila Cabello - Havana (feat. Young Thug)

Ritviz - Udd Gaye (Bacardi House Party Sessions)

Drake - God's Plan

Ed Sheeran - Shape of You

Zack Night & Jasmin Walia - Bom Diggy Diggy

Maroon 5 - Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B)

Charlie Puth - Attention

Post Malone - rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)

TV and Movies

Apple has included a slew of best movies (both global and India listing) and TV shows in its best of 2018 list.

Best Movies of 2018 on Apple TV and iTunes


Black Panther

Crazy Rich Asians

Eighth Grade

Green Book*


Incredibles 2

Minding the Gap

A Star is Born*

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

*available for pre-order

Best Movies - India




Ocean’s 8

Deadpool 2

The Shape of Water

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle

Justice League

Tiger Zinda Hai

Tomb Raider (2018)

Best TV Shows of 2018 on Apple TV App and iTunes

The Americans



The Expanse

The Good Fight

The Good Place

The Handmaid’s Tale

Killing Eve

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


Additionally, there are also the best podcasts, books and audiobooks of 2018

Best Podcasts of the Year

In The Dark


The Dream

Everything is Alive

Slow Burn

Dr. Death

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard



A Very Fatal Murder

Wolverine: The Long Night


The Daily

This American Life

99% Invisible

Best Books of the Year

Book of the Year: American Marriage

Best Nonfiction: The Library Book

Best Mystery: The Witch Elm

Best Thriller: Light It Up

Best Bio/Memoir: Educated

Best Romance: Too Wilde to Wed

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy: Spinning Silver

Best Feel-Good Fiction: When Life Gives You Lululemons

Best Literary Fiction: There There

Best Young Reader Book: Harbor Me

Best Audiobooks of the Year

Audiobook of the Year: American Marriage

Best Nonfiction: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Best Mystery: Something in the Water

Best Thriller: Long Road to Mercy

Best Bio/Memoir: Becoming

Best Business Audiobook: Dare to Lead

Best Health, Mind, Body: Girl, Wash Your Face

Best Family Audiobook: Rebound

Best Humor: Calypso

Best Historical Fiction: The Great Alone

Google Play also recently announced its “Best of 2018” listing, which you can check out here.  


Shubham Sharma
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