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Top Android game apps: Osmos HD, Shadowgun emerge as big sellers

Gamasutra rounds up the most popular paid and free gaming applications on Google Play as of today, with Osmos HD, Modern Combat 3, and Shadowgun currently ranking among the platform's top downloads.

Danny Cowan

March 19, 2012

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[In this weekly column, Gamasutra rounds up the most popular paid and free gaming applications on Google Play as of today, with Osmos HD, Modern Combat 3 and Shadowgun currently ranking among the platform's top downloads.] This week's top paid titles are: 1. Draw Something ($0.99) 2. Osmos HD ($2.99) 3. Shadowgun ($2.99) 4. Cut the Rope ($0.99) 5. World of Goo ($4.99) 6. Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation ($6.99) 7. Flick Golf Extreme ($1.99) 8. Quell Reflect ($0.99) 9. Dead Space ($6.99) 10. Sprinkle ($1.99) Multiple featured titles in last week's 49-cent sale continue to chart among Google Play's top sellers this week, even after returning to full price. Hemisphere Games' Osmos HD reports particularly strong sales behind reigning chart leader Draw Something at second place, as Shadowgun finishes third. Cut the Rope and World of Goo also see fast sales at fourth and fifth place, while Gameloft's Modern Combat 3 finishes sixth after raising in price to $6.99. Here are this week's top free Android game applications: 1. Draw Something Free 2. Skater Boy 3. Angry Birds 4. Ninja Chicken 5. Words With Friends Free 6. Tetris Free 7. Fruit Ninja Free 8. Word Search 9. Angry Birds Rio 10. Parking Frenzy 2.0 The ad-supported version of Draw Something currently ranks as Google Play's most-downloaded free app, leaving Runnergames' autoscrolling platformer Skater Boy at second place. Angry Birds and Ninja Chicken trail close behind at third and fourth, meanwhile, as Word Search moves up the chart to challenge Fruit Ninja Free at eighth place.

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Danny Cowan is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist for Gamasutra and its subsites. Previously, he has written reviews and feature articles for gaming publications including 1UP.com, GamePro, and Hardcore Gamer Magazine.

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