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It’s December already… crazy, right? As the year 2016 winds down, it’s time to look back at what new and notable apps and games made a splash in the Google Play Store.

To help us look back at what was most popular in 2016, Google Play has released its “Best of 2016” list for apps and games. It’s certainly no surprise that Pokémon Go and Nintendo’s Miitomo games made the list, though there are a handful of titles on the list that may not have been on everyone’s radar.

Below you’ll find Google Play’s “Best of 2016” global lists for trending apps and games. Which ones came out on top this year? Find out below:

Google Play’s top trending apps and games of 2016 (Global)

Top trending apps of 2016

  1. Face Changer 2
  2. Lumyer – Photo & Selfie Editor
  3. Castbox – Podcast Radio Music
  4. Emoji Keyboard Pro
  5. MSQRD

Top trending games of 2016

  1. Pokémon GO
  2. Clash Royale
  3. Traffic Rider
  4. slither.io
  5. Dream League Soccer

So that was a look at what’s been trending in 2016 on a global level. If you’re curious about all the notable apps and games in the U.S., we’ve got you covered on that front, too. Below you’ll find Google Play’s top trending apps and games in the United States, plus awards for the most innovative and best indie games of 2016. Without any further delay, check out the lists below:

Google Play’s best apps and games of 2016 (U.S.)

Top trending games of 2016

  1. Candy Crush Jelly Saga
  2. Clash Royale
  3. Pokémon GO
  4. slither.io
  5. Color Switch

Most innovative games of 2016

  1. Reigns
  2. Pokémon GO
  3. Her Story
  4. Rodeo Stampede: Sky Zoo Safari
  5. The Trail

Best indie games of 2016

  1. The Last Vikings
  2. Rolling Sky
  3. Abyssrium
  4. PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator
  5. Riptide GP: Renegade

Top trending apps of 2016

  1. Miitomo
  2. Google Duo
  3. MSQRD
  4. Reddit: The Official App
  5. Opera News Lab

There you have it, Google Play’s best apps and games of 2016. Are there any apps or games you feel should have made the list? Be sure to speak up in the comments below!

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