Apple Arcade Overview Updated April 15, 2022

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March 2019 - April 2022

At a services focused event in March of 2019, unveiled  a new game subscription service it is called “Apple Arcade”. The service will allow iOS, Mac, and Apple TV users to pay a flat monthly fee and access a bundle of otherwise paid apps through the App Store.

Apple is said to be working with a handful of publishers and developers for the service. The company touted that the service will unify gaming between mobile (iOS), desktop (macOS), and the living room (tvOS).

We keep a list of the latest games that you’ll want to bookmark to see what’s new.

Apple Arcade Features

With a single subscription, the service will give you access to over 100 new and exclusive games. Arcade will be a new area on the App Store, with a new tab along the bottom. The service syncs between all of your devices, and offline playing. There are no ads or in-app purchases with the service. The service will allow access to all members in a Family Sharing account.

Apple Arcade Pricing

Apple Arcade is priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. This pricing is for the entire family (with Family Sharing)

Apple Arcade Stories April 15

Latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: Pro Snooker/Pool and Construction Sim 2]

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 200 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service.

New for 4/15: Two new titles have arrived on Apple Arcade with Pro Snooker & Pool 2022 and Construction Simulator 2.

Apple Arcade Stories April 11

With the advent of Apple Arcade, it’s been a blast playing games across our Apple devices. For only $4.99 a month, Apple Arcade gives access to hundreds of games to play on Apple TV, iPad, Mac, iPod, and iPhone. While controllers aren’t necessary, it certainly makes for an improved gaming experience.

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Apple Arcade Stories April 5

Your favorite hedgehog is set to debut on Apple Arcade later this week with Sega’s popular Sonic Dash. The endless runner coming to Apple’s gaming service coincides with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 landing in theaters this Friday, April 8.

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Apple Arcade Stories March 25

Last summer award-winning developer Snowman brought its hit Alto’s Odyssey to Apple Arcade. But much more than a port of the original, it arrived as Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City with a new biome, adventures, and mechanics. Now Snowman has a remastered expansion of the original in the series with Alto’s Adventure: The Spirit of the Mountain now available on Apple Arcade.

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Apple Arcade Stories March 10

Apple Arcade luxury racer Gear․Club Stradale unveiled in ‘Peek Performance’ event teaser

During Apple’s “Peek Performance” event Tuesday, there was a new Apple Arcade game subtly revealed. During the iPhone SE 3 announcement, there was a short clip of a racing game featured on the device. That game is Gear.Club Stradale, a social racing game where you can race luxury cars in Tuscany, Italy.

Apple Arcade Stories February 17

Verizon last year announced that its customers with unlimited plans would have access to free Apple Arcade for 6–12 months, depending on the plan. Now the company has revealed that customers on the “5G Play More” and “5G Get More” plans will now have permanent access to Apple’s gaming platform.

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Apple Arcade Stories November 25, 2021

As someone that grew up playing video games, working at a game store (EBGames RIP), and generally can talk the good, the bad, and the ugly of every generation – this is a golden age for video games. Between Stadia, the Xbox Game Pass, the incredible in-game experiences on the Playstation 5, and the mobility of solutions of Apple Arcade and Nintendo Switch – there are so many incredible games that could consume all of your time. If you’re a subscriber of Apple Arcade either directly or through Apple One, there are a number of really great titles to play. The perfect addition to Apple Arcade is the Rotor Riot MFI certified iPhone controller.

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Apple Arcade Stories November 24, 2021

With the holiday season here, one thing people can do while spending time with their loved ones is play some good Apple Arcade games. With over 200 apps available, here are some you should try.

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Apple Arcade Stories November 15, 2021

Apple has been putting more energy into building up its gaming service this year and today the company has revealed its next major launch. Disney Melee Mania is coming soon to Apple Arcade as an exclusive title.

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Apple Arcade Stories October 17, 2021

In his latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says Apple has considered launching a “cloud gaming service” of some sort alongside Apple Arcade, but has dropped these plans as of right now.

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Apple Arcade Stories September 29, 2021

Apple Design Award-winner rhythm game ‘Thumper’ arriving on Apple Arcade on Oct 1

The popular high-intensity rhythm game and Apple Design Award-winner, Thumper: Pocket Edition is landing on Apple Arcade this Friday, October 1.

Apple Arcade Stories September 15, 2021

If you’ve been an iOS user for a long time, you probably know Tiny Wings — a classic and popular game in which you control a bird whose wings are too small to fly. The game is still available in the App Store, but Apple Arcade subscribers will soon be able to get it at no extra cost.

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Apple Arcade Stories August 31, 2021

iOS classic Crossy Road landing soon on Apple Arcade

The list of hit iOS classic games continues to expand on Apple Arcade with the Frogger-inspired Crossy Road being the latest lined up to come to the service.

Apple Arcade Stories August 30, 2021

LEGO Star Wars Battles ‘coming soon’ to Apple Arcade

Apple announced today a new addition coming to its Apple Arcade gaming subscription platform. LEGO Star Wars Battles will launch soon on the platform, representing the first time LEGO has launched a game within the Apple Arcade service.

Apple Arcade Stories August 24, 2021

While Apple Arcade was launched primarily as a platform for new and exclusive games, Apple earlier this year decided to bring classic titles to its subscription gaming service. Later this week, the popular racing game “Asphalt 8: Airborne” will arrive on Apple Arcade, this time without any in-app purchases.

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Apple Arcade Stories August 16, 2021

Fans of the classic Castlevania game will be glad to know that a new title in the franchise is coming soon to Apple Arcade. While there’s already a version of the adventure RPG game available on the App Store that was ported from PlayStation 1, Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls was originally created for mobile devices.

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Apple Arcade Stories August 9, 2021

In March, the game community got excited about Final Fantasy’s creator last game ‘Fantasian,’ an exclusive story coming to Apple Arcade. It launched in April, and now, Hironobu Sakaguchi announced that part two is ready to be released.

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Apple Arcade Stories August 6, 2021

Apple Arcade is about to complete its second year next month, as the service was announced by Apple in March 2019 and then launched to the public in September of the same year. Weeks before its two-year anniversary, Apple Arcade has now achieved the mark of 200 games available in its catalog, which includes original and classic titles.

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Apple Arcade Stories July 20, 2021

Tetris Beat coming soon as an Apple Arcade exclusive with rhythmic versus play and more

The iconic Tetris franchise is set to gain a new title soon exclusively on Apple Arcade. Tetris Beat will bring three game modes for lots of fun set to almost 20 exclusive songs including a split-screen versus experience.

Apple Arcade’s Skate City adding Tokyo expansion to celebrate the Olympics

The Olympics are set to kick off this Friday, July 23 in Tokyo, and very notably, this year is the first time that skateboarding will be included in the games. To celebrate the occasion, Snowman’s popular Skate City will launch its biggest update yet.

Apple Arcade Stories July 16, 2021

Today’s the day! The exciting new release from Team Alto has launched on Apple Arcade. Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City brings all the award-winning goodness from the original release and has evolved with a new biome to explore along with fresh challenges and content.

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Apple Arcade Stories July 9, 2021

Last month Apple Arcade revealed some big new titles would be arriving on the platform with one of the exciting releases being a new special edition of the award-winning Alto’s Odyssey. Now Team Alto has shared a teaser of the new game Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City and a release date of July 16.

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Apple Arcade Stories July 6, 2021

iOS hit Super Stickman Golf 3 arriving soon on Apple Arcade alongside Super Leap Day

Apple Arcade has some more popular titles slated to arrive soon with the latest being Super Stickman Golf 3+ and Super Leap Day.

Apple Arcade Stories June 22, 2021

Following last week’s announcement of more classic mobile games coming to Apple Arcade, Apple today revealed that there’s another well-known title that will be available on its gaming platform. Jetpack Joyride, from the developers of Fruit Ninja, will also have a “Plus” version released on Apple Arcade.

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