Apple has entered the gaming market in a whole new way. With the public release of iOS 13, Apple has also introduced the world to Apple Arcade – an all-new subscription gaming service, exclusive to Apple users. Promising over 100+ games this fall, Apple Arcade has – at the time of writing – 64 games and counting.
What Is Apple Arcade?
Apple Arcade is a new gaming subscription service for just $4.99 per month after a one-week free trial period. It’s exclusive to Apple users, and every game supports Game Center, iCloud syncing, and works on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac.
The games are premium and don’t contain any in-app-purchases (IAPs). From what we’ve seen, most of the games feature fantastic graphics, phenomenal audio, high-end voice recordings, and more; including console-like gameplay for some titles.
How Do I Get Apple Arcade?
Apple Arcade is available to the general public with the release of iOS 13. Update the firmware on your device, open the App Store, and select the Arcade tab. Here you can sign up for Apple Arcade and start downloading all the games you want to play.
What Makes It Better Than Purchasing or Downloading Free Games from the App Store?
The App Store offers a huge selection of games already. While there are many great titles, some are more casually designed, utilize pay-to-play models (usually through IAPs), and it can often be hard to find games that break the mobile mold.
Many quality, mainstream games cost between $20 and $60 on platforms such as Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch; and, while iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS may not be considered in the same league yet, all that might be about to change as Apple begins to offer hundreds of titles for less than a Starbucks frapp.
Here Are 10 Games You Don’t Want to Miss!
Apple says it will add over 100 games to its new subscription game platform over the fall season. Although there are plenty of games on Apple Arcade that might pique your interest right now. We’ve been playing Apple Arcade for a few days now, and here are some games that really caught our attention. Continue reading to browse 10 Apple Arcade Games You Should Download First.