Honkai: Star Rail Wins ‘Best Game’ at Google Play’s Best of 2023 Awards



Honkai: Star Rail Wins ‘Best Game’ at Google Play’s Best of 2023 Awards

Abhimannu Das
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Hoyoverse’s Honkai: Star Rail dominated this year’s Google Play’s Best of 2023 awards and is taking home three different awards.
The game received the Best Game award due to its “excellent depth of content, stunning visuals and thoughtful design.”

Google just announced this year’s Google Play’s Best of 2023 Awards and Honkai: Star Rail stole the show and took home multiple awards. Honkai: Star Rail is a turn-based role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo (Hoyoverse). It was released in April 2023, for PC, iOS and Android. 

The game also received a PS5 launch later in the year. The game is set in a science fiction universe where players take on the role of a Trailblazer, a traveler who explores the galaxy on the Astral Express, a train that travels between different worlds. The game has received a solid reception from both critics and fans and it continues to get quality-of-life features, story updates, events and other content. Honkai: Star Rail is not the only game that was honored with Google Play’s Best of of 2023 Awards and here are the other winners that won for their achievements in other categories.

All winners at Google Play’s Best of 2023 Awards 

  • Best App: Imprint: Learn Visually

  • Best Game: Honkai: Star Rail

  • Best Multi-device App: Spotify

  • Best Multi-device Game: OUTERPLANE – Strategy Anime

  • Users’ Choice App: ChatGPT

  • Users’ Choice Game: MONOPOLY GO!

Best Games: Google Play's Best of 2023

  • Best Multiplayer: Farlight 84

    • Honorable mentions: Arena Breakout, Call of Dragons, MARVEL SNAP, Undawn

  • Best Pick Up & Play: MONOPOLY GO!

    • Honorable mentions: Chrome Valley Customs, Mighty DOOM, Monster Hunter Now, Ninja Must Die

  • Best Indies: Vampire Survivors

    • Honorable mentions: Roto Force, Song of Bloom, Super Meat Boy Forever, Underground Blossom

  • Best Story: Honkai: Star Rail

    • Honorable mentions: Down in Bermuda, FINAL FANTASY VII EVER CRISIS, Lost Words: Beyond the Page, MementoMori: AFKRPG

  • Best Ongoing: Stumble Guys

    • Honorable mentions: Clash of Clans, EA SPORTS FC™ Mobile Soccer, Merge Gardens, Royal Match

  • Best Games for Good: Pokémon Sleep

    • Honorable mentions: Beecarbonize, Garden Joy – Design Game, Lingo Legend Language Learning, Longleaf Valley: Merge & Plant

  • Best on Play Pass: Magic Rampage

    • Honorable mentions: ARIDA: Backland’s Awakening, Linea: An Innerlight Game, Machinarium, Silly Royale – Devil Amongst Us

  • Best for Tablets: Honkai: Star Rail

    • Honorable mentions: MARVEL SNAP, MONOPOLY GO!, Roto Force, SOULS

  • Best for Chromebooks: Minecraft

  • Best for Google Play Games on PC: Arknights

Best Apps: Google Play's Best of 2023

  • Best for Fun: Bumble For Friends: Meet IRL

    • Honorable mention: Reelsy Reel Maker Video Editor

  • Best for Personal Growth: Voidpet Garden: Mental Health

    • Honorable mention: Imprint: Learn Visually

  • Best Everyday Essential: Artifact: Feed Your Curiosity

    • Honorable mention: ReciMe: Easy & Tasty Recipes

  • Best Hidden Gem: Aware: Mindfulness & Wellbeing

    • Honorable mention: Stippl: Explore, Plan & Share

  • Best with AI: Character AI: AI-Powered Chat

    • Honorable mention: ChatGPT

  • Best for Families: Paw Patrol Academy

    • Honorable mention: LEGO DUPLO DISNEY

  • Best for Watches: WhatsApp Messenger

    • Honorable mentions: AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run, Audible: Audio Entertainment

  • Best for Tablets: Concepts: Sketch, Note, Draw

    • Honorable mentions: Canva: Design, Photo & Video, Everand: Ebooks and audiobooks

  • Best for Chromebooks: FlipaClip: Create 2D Animation

    • Honorable mentions: Evernote – Note Organizer, Wideo

  • Best for Google TV: Max: Stream HBO, TV, & Movies

    • Honorable mentions: Amazon Prime Video, Crunchyroll, Disney+, Tubi: Movies & Live TV

  • Best for Cars: Amazon Prime Video

    • Honorable mentions: Beach Buggy Racing, Spotify

  • Best App for Good: AWorld in support of ActNow

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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