Top 10 gaming apps banned in India today; from Garena Free Fire, Rise of Kingdoms to Conquer Online
There were as many as top 10 gaming apps banned in India today among the 54 Chinese apps listed by the government, including Garena Free Fire, Rise of Kingdoms, Conquer Online, Astracraft.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended a ban on 54 Chinese apps today. Out of these there are as many as 10 gaming apps that stand banned in India. The Government cited that these top 10 gaming apps banned in India pose a threat to national security. A majority of the apps listed by the government are utility applications, however, it also contained some very popular gaming apps in India. Some of these apps include online multiplayer battle royale game Garena Free Fire, popular strategy based game Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade, MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) Conquer Online, Conquer Online II and Astracraft. Check out the entire list of popular 10 gaming apps banned in India. Notably, you will not get to play them anymore.
Top 10 gaming apps banned in India
1. Garena Free Fire: One of the most popular online mobile games, Garena Free Fire was based on battle royale elements where the last man surviving would be declared the winner. The game was downloaded more than 1 billion times on the Play Store and was extremely popular in the Indian gaming community.
2. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade: Downloaded more than 50 million times on Play Store, this strategy based online multiplayer game allowed you to build a civilization and take over the world. This was also among the 10 gaming apps banned in India today and users will not be able to play it anymore.
3. Conquer Online & Conquer Online II: Developed by NetDragon Websoft Inc, these two games are action MMORPG games where you play as a gallant hero to slay monsters and protect the world. The game was downloaded more than a million times on the Play Store.
4. Stick Fight: The Game Mobile: Based on the popular stick game series, Stick Fight is an online casual fighting game where players fight against each other in engaging and interactive settings. The game has been downloaded more than 10 million times on the Play Store.
5. Badlanders: Dubbed as a survival looter shooter, Badlanders is an online multiplayer survival game. Downloaded more than a million times, this game was also among the 10 gaming apps banned in India today and gamers will miss playing it in the future.
6. Extraordinary Ones: Developed by NetEase (who also own the previous two titles mentioned in the list), this game is an mythical action based super power game with unique characters and featured a manga (Japanese comics or graphic novels) like style. It was also downloaded more than a million times.
7. Astracraft: Also developed by NetEase, Astracraft allows players to take control of futuristic aircrafts to take on Death's Legion in an aerial duel. The action-adventure game could be played both offline and online. It has also been downloaded more than a million times on the Play Store.
8. EVE Echoes: The space based RPG game allows players to build their own space complex, explore the space and battle other players in arenas. Developed by NetEase, this game is also among the 10 gaming apps banned in India today which Indian games will not be able to access. It has been downloaded more than a million times on the Play Store.
9. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite: This premium puzzle game costs about Rs. 150 to purchase and lets players play unique puzzles and partake in captivating storytelling. The game was downloaded only 10,000 times but was rated highly by players.
10. Onmyoji Arena: The final among the 10 games banned in India is also developed by NetEase. With more than 5 million installs on the Play Store, the strategy-based MOBA (multiplayer online battle area) was based on the popular series Onmyoji and brought some of the unique characters from the series to duel against each other.
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