Apple announces best games, apps, movies and books on iTunes for 2018

With 2018 nearly over the two major app stores have highlighted the best apps, games and multimedia. Here are the picks from the Apple App Store. Two major genres defined this year battle royale games and self-care apps.

Predictably, Fortnite and PUBG are high up in the rankings. However, the Game of the Year for the iPhone is Donut County, for iPad it is Gorogoa.

For gaming at home, The Gardens Between for the Mac and Altos Odyssey for the Apple TV.

Donut County
The Gardens Between
Alto's Adventure

Donut County Gorogoa The Gardens Between Alto’s Adventure

Next up, apps. Procreate Pocket is the iPhone pick, Froggipedia won on the iPad.

Another drawing app, Pixelmator Pro was the top pick for the Mac, exercise app Sweat won in the Apple TV category.

Procreate Pocket
Pixelmator Pro

Procreate Pocket Froggipedia Pixelmator Pro Sweat

Apple Music awarded Drake the Artist of the Year award, Juice WRLD is the Breakout Artist of the Year. Song of the Year goes to I Like It by Cardi B, Album of the year to Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves.

Here are the Best Movies and TV Shows of 2018 on the Apple TV and iTunes:

Best Movies of 2018
Best TV Shows of 2018
The Americans
Black Panther
Crazy Rich Asians
Eighth Grade
The Expanse
Green Book*
The Good Fight
The Good Place
Incredibles 2
The Handmaids Tale
Minding the Gap
Killing Eve
A Star is Born*
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Wont You Be My Neighbor

The refreshed Apple Books app saw many reading and listening to new literature, here are the favorites:

Audio books
Book of the Year: American Marriage
Audiobook of the Year: American Marriage
Best Nonfiction: The Library Book
Best Nonfiction: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Best Mystery: The Witch Elm
Best Mystery: Something in the Water
Best Thriller: Light It Up
Best Thriller: Long Road to Mercy
Best Bio/Memoir: Educated
Best Bio/Memoir: Becoming
Best Romance: Too Wilde to Wed
Best Business Audiobook: Dare to Lead
Best Science Fiction/Fantasy: Spinning Silver
Best Health, Mind, Body: Girl, Wash Your Face
Best Feel-Good Fiction: When Life Gives You Lululemons
Best Family Audiobook: Rebound
Best Literary Fiction: There There
Best Humor: Calypso
Best Young Reader Book: Harbor Me
Best Historical Fiction: The Great Alone