Apps and games for Android there are many (three and a half million, to be exact), but that have exceeded one billion downloads, not so many. That’s an honor reserved for pre-installed apps and big names like Instagram, WhatsApp or Facebook. Games, none. Until now.
As time goes by the billion downloads club continues to grow in membership, but so far no game has made it. Subway Surfers, the infinite runner of graffiti artists with incredible parkour skills and unlimited stamina is the first to achieve it.
The truth is that it is even more difficult for a game to achieve this large number of downloads because developers generally choose to create a thousand and one spinoffs to maintain interest and flood the market, instead of focusing on a single game. This is not the case for SYBO Games and Kiloo, the developers of Subway Surfers, who only have nine games between them. For comparison, there are 19 Angry Birds games.
Subway Surfers has therefore gathered all the elements to be the first to win the award. It is an “old” game (it arrived on Android six years ago) that is constantly updated to maintain interest (every month the game is updated with a new destination). And the system is working, because today, six years later, it is still in the Top 10 free games on Google Play.
By the way, the download data comes directly from its developers, as Google Play for now still shows the previous download rank, as it is not as updated. Predictably the badge will be changed in the coming days.
Subway Surfers is a classic endless runner game created by Kiloo and Sybo. In Subway Surfers you surf the subways and try to escape from the grumpy Inspector and his dog. You’ll need to dodge trains, trams, obstacles, and more in order to go as far as you can in this endless running game. Collect coins to unlock power ups and special gear to help you go further every time in Subway Surfers.
You can play Subway Surfers for free online in your browser exclusive on Poki.
What is the latest world?
The Subway Surfers World Tour goes to San Francisco! Cross the famous Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery of San Francisco!
How to play Subway Surfers online?
You play this game on Poki by using your keyboard:
- Left/right arrow – Move left/right
- Up arrow – Jump
- Down arrow – Roll
- Space – Activate hoverboard
Who created Subway Surfers?
Subway Surfers is created by Kiloo and Sybo, based in Denmark. Subway Surfers reached a record 1.8 billion downloads according to Sybo Games (2021).