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Apple Arcade explained: games list, price, platforms and how to get it

Apple has its own game subscription service that, for one monthly fee, gives iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac users access to a large library of titles. Here's what you need to know about it.

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Apple perhaps pulled off a bit of a shock in spring 2019 by launching its own games subscription service, Apple Arcade. However, the move made sense considering the company’s expansion into services generally, and the library of titles it includes has expanded and improved ever since.

It effectively offers more than 200 of the best gaming apps around, that are playable across multiple Apple platforms and with no hidden costs – there are no in-app add-ons to purchase and no advertising.

What is Apple Arcade and how much does it cost?

Much like Xbox Game Pass for Xbox owners, Nintendo Switch Online for Switch gamers, and PS Plus Extra/Premium for PlayStation consoles, Apple Arcade is an all-you-can-eat games service that works across Apple devices. You pay a single monthly fee and can download and play any of the 200+ games on offer.

New games are added to the catalogue all the time, while some are removed occasionally (when licences run out, generally). There are games for kids, adults, RPGs, puzzle games, action-adventures and a whole lot more besides (you can see the current game list below).

The one thing that ties all the games together is that the Apple Arcade version has no in-app purchasing nor adverts. You get the entire game, including any add-ons, as part of the same monthly fee.

Apple Arcade price

Apple Arcade costs £4.99 / $4.99 per month if you subscribe to the service directly. However, it is also available in different bundles that represent better value for money.

For example, an Apple One subscription costs £16.95 / $16.95 per month but, as well as Apple Arcade, it includes Apple Music, TV+, and 50GB of iCloud storage.

Apple One is also available as part of a family subscription, so for £22.95 / $22.95 per month, you get Music, TV+ and Arcade, as above, but can share them with up to five family members. In addition, the iCloud storage is bumped up to 200GB.

Finally, a Premier option is available for Apple One. It costs £32.95 / $32.95 per month for full family access, but ups the iCloud storage further – to 2TB. It also includes Fitness+ and News+ on top.

Apple Arcade and Apple One subscriptions are available for a one-month free trial period to all new customers. Those who buy an Apple device get three-months free to try it out first.

What devices work with Apple Arcade?

Apple Arcade works across all Apple devices – iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. What’s more, you can play a game on one of them and pick up your saved progress on another.

Many listed games therefore can be played either by touchscreen controls or using a supported wireless controller (such as an Xbox Wireless Controller linked to an Apple TV via Bluetooth).


Xbox Wireless Controller

The latest Xbox Controller works with Apple devices when linked via Bluetooth.


Apple Arcade games list (as of 9 June 2023)

Here are all the games currently available to Apple Arcade subscribers.

  • A Monster’s Expedition
  • Agent Intercept
  • Air Twister
  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
  • All of You
  • Alto’s Adventure: The Spirit of the Mountain
  • Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City
  • Amazing Bomberman
  • Angry Birds Reloaded
  • Asphalt 8: Airborne+
  • Assemble With Care
  • Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree
  • Backgammon+
  • Badland party
  • Badland+
  • Baldo
  • Ballistic Baseball
  • Battleheart Legacy+
  • Beyond a Steel Sky
  • Beyond Blue
  • Big Time Sports
  • Bleak Sword
  • Blek+
  • Bloons TD 6+
  • Bold Moves+
  • Bridge Constructor+
  • Card of Darkness
  • Castle Crumble
  • Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls
  • Chameleon Run+
  • Charrua Soccer
  • Chess – Play & Learn+
  • Chess Universe+
  • Cityscapes: Sim Builder
  • Clad Hanz Golf
  • Clue: The Classic Mystery Game+
  • Construction Simulator 2+
  • Cooking Mama: Cuisine!
  • Cozy Grove
  • Crashlands+
  • Crayola Create and Play+
  • Creaks
  • Cricket Through the Ages
  • Crossy Road Castle
  • Crossy Road+
  • Cut the Rope Remastered
  • Dandara: Trials of Fear+
  • Dead Cells+
  • Dear Reader
  • Decoherence
  • Detonation Racing
  • Discolored
  • Disney Coloring World+
  • Disney Getaway Blast+
  • Disney Spellstruck
  • Dodo Peak
  • DoDonPachi Resurrection HD+
  • Don’t Bug Me!
  • Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition+
  • Doodle God Universe
  • Dr Who: An Unlikely Heist
  • Episode XOXO
  • Exit the Gungeon
  • Fallen Knight
  • Fantasian
  • Farm It!
  • Farming Simulator 20+
  • Farmside
  • Fledgling Heroes
  • FlipFlop Solitaire+
  • Football Manager 2023 Touch
  • Frenzic: Overtime
  • Frogger and the Rumbling Ruins
  • Frogger in Toy Town
  • Fruits Ninja Classic+
  • Galaga Wars+
  • Game Dev Story+
  • Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows
  • Garden Tails: Match and Grow
  • Gear.Club Stradale
  • Getting Over It+
  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees
  • Gin Rummy Classic+
  • Goat Simulator+
  • Good Sudoko+
  • Grand Mountain Adventure+
  • Grindstone
  • Gris+
  • Guildings
  • Hanx101 Trivia
  • Hearts: Card Game+
  • Heroish
  • Hexaflip: The Action Puzzler
  • Hidden Folks+
  • Hill Climb Racing+
  • Hitchhiker – A Mystery Game
  • Hogwash
  • Horizon Chase 2
  • Hot Lava
  • Human Fall Flat+
  • HyperBrawl Tournament
  • Illustrated
  • Inks+
  • Inmost
  • Iron Marines+
  • JellyCar Worlds
  • Jet Dragon – coming 16 June 2023
  • Jetpack Joyride+
  • Jetpack Joyride 2
  • Jigsaw Puzzle by MobilityWare+
  • Jumper Jon
  • Kimono Cats
  • Kings League II
  • Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD+
  • Kingdom Rush Vengeance TD+
  • Kingdom Two Crowns+
  • Layton’s Mystery Journey+
  • Legends of Kingdom Rush
  • Lego Brawls
  • Lego Builder’s Journey
  • Lego Star Wars Battles
  • Lego Star Wars: Castaways
  • Leo’s Fortune+
  • Lifelike
  • Lifeline+
  • Limbo+
  • Little Orpheus
  • Love You to Bits+
  • Lumen
  • Majong Titan+
  • Manifold Garden
  • Marble It Up: Mayhem
  • Marble Knights
  • MasterChef: Let’s Cook
  • Millionaire Trivia: TV Game+ – coming 30 June 2023
  • Mind Symphony
  • Mini Metro+
  • Mini Motorways
  • Monomals
  • Monter Hunter Stories+
  • Monument Valley+
  • Monument Valley 2+
  • Moonshot – A Journey Home
  • Murder Mystery Machine
  • Mutazione
  • My Bowling 3D+
  • My Little Pony: Mane Merge
  • My Talking Tom+
  • My Town Home – Family Games+
  • NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition
  • NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition
  • NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition
  • Necrobarista – leaving mid-June 2023
  • Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector+
  • Neo Cab
  • Next Stop Nowhere
  • Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis
  • Nightmare Farm
  • Nuts – A Surveillance Mystery
  • Oceanhorn: Chronos Dungeon
  • Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch+
  • Oddmar+
  • Old Man’s Journey+
  • Operaror 41
  • Osmos+
  • Outlanders
  • Overland
  • Pac-Man Party Royale
  • Painty Mob
  • Patterned
  • Pilgrims
  • Pocket Build+
  • Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On!
  • Populus Run
  • Possessions
  • PPKP+
  • Pro Darts 2022+
  • Pro Snooker & Pool 2022+
  • Prune+
  • Rayman Mini
  • Really Bad Chess+
  • Red Reign
  • Redout: Space Assault
  • Reigns+
  • Reigns: Beyond
  • Retro Bowl+ – coming 23 June 2023
  • Retro Goal+ – coming 23 June 2023
  • Riptide GP: Renegade+
  • Samorost 3+
  • Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Shadow Blade+
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens
  • Shinsekai: Into the Depths
  • ShockRods
  • Shovel Knight Dig
  • Simon’s Cat – Story Time
  • Skate City
  • Slash Quest!
  • Snake.io+
  • Sneaky Sasquatch
  • Sociable Soccer
  • Solitaire by MobilityWare+
  • Solitaire Stories
  • SongPop Party
  • Sonic Dash+
  • Sonic Racing
  • South of the Circle
  • Sping
  • Spaceland
  • Spades: Card Game+
  • Speed Demons
  • Spek
  • SpellTower+
  • Spider Solitaire: Card Game+
  • Spire Blast
  • Splitter Critters+
  • SpongeBob SolitairePants
  • SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit
  • Spyder
  • Squiggle Drop
  • Star Fetched
  • Star Trek: Legends
  • Stela
  • Stellar Commanders
  • Steven Universe: Unleash the Light
  • Stitch
  • Stranded Sails
  • Subway Surfers Tag
  • Sudoku by MobilityWare+
  • Summon Quest
  • Super Impossible Road
  • Super Leap Day
  • Super Mega Mini Party
  • Super Stickman Golf 3+
  • Survival Z
  • Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Tap Beat
  • Takeshi and Hiroshi
  • Temple Run+
  • Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure
  • Tetris Beat
  • The Bradwell Conspiracy
  • The Collage Atlas
  • The Enchanted World
  • The Gardens Between+
  • The Get Out Kids
  • The Last Campfire
  • The Lullaby of Life – leaving mid-June 2023
  • The Mosaic
  • The Oregon Trail
  • The Pathless
  • The Pinball Wizard
  • The Room Two+
  • The Survivalists
  • The_Otherside
  • Things That Go Bump
  • Threes!+
  • Thumper: Pocket Edition+
  • Time Locker+
  • Tint
  • Tiny Crossword+
  • Tiny Wings+
  • TMNT Splintered Fate+
  • Transformers: Tactical Arena
  • UFO on Tape: First Contact
  • Very Little Nightmares+
  • Warp Drive
  • Warped Kart Racers
  • Way of the Turtle
  • What The Car?
  • What The Golf?
  • Where Cards Fall
  • Wonderbox: The Adventure Maker
  • Word Laces
  • World of Demons
  • World’s End Club
  • Wurdweb
  • Wylde Flowers
  • Yaga The Roleplaying Folktale
  • Zen Pinball Party
  • Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes
  • Zookeeper World

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Rik is a professional journalist with more than 35 years experience across online, magazines and television broadcasting. As well as the creator of GamesLifer, he is the News Editor of T3.com, while his previous work includes stints as editor and group editor on several monthlies and weeklies covering video games and technology. He has also been a series producer on daily and weekly TV shows, and has presented and guested on multiple TV series too, including GamesMaster, Games World, Game Over, Virtual World of Sport, Live TV, Greatest Christmas TV Ads, and The Apprentice.
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