Apple Highlights Apple Arcade Games Ahead of the Holidays

Apple today shared a new Apple Arcade video that focuses on great games to play during the holidays in an effort to get new users to try out its gaming service.

Get ‌Apple Arcade‌ for the holidays, and your whole family can play with you. Tap the joystick icon on the App Store to start your one-month free trial.
Apple highlights top ‌Apple Arcade‌ games like What the Golf (which has been updated with new December levels), Cat Quest II, Super Impossible Road, Sneaky Sasquatch, Steven Universe Unleash the Light, Patterned, and Exit the Dungeon.

‌Apple Arcade‌ is priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, and one subscription allows up to six family members to play through Family Sharing. For those who have not yet given ‌Apple Arcade‌ a try, there is a one-month free trial available.

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5 weeks ago
Despite all the power our mobile devices now have with A12 and A13 SoCs, we’re still not seeing any decent games. These happy clappy games do nothing for me. When will we get games of the stature of Knights of the Old Republic 1/2? Decent RPGs with ambiguous moral choices, not a baby knocking down blocks or a cartoon Sasquatch looting food?
Rating: 16 Votes
5 weeks ago


What Apple Needs to do is first Upgrade Apple TV to a processor at par with the top iPhone Processor, only then Developers will be confident of delivering a game which has higher quality across devices. ... yet we see sad titles.


I think what Apple needs to do is put an end to in-app purchases. The App store had an amazing first few years in gaming, I used to spend a lot more time on toucharcade than I did on macrumors. Around the iPhone 3gs-4s generations, the iPhone was a magnificent gaming platform.

Now all the high end games are just iAP hell, broken game designs decide to lure you in and then make you pay to get past nearly impossible challenges. There is nothing fun about that model, and iOS is an utter failure as a gaming platform.

Take away the iAP model where all devs want to do is go whale hunting, and they'll have to go back to making games that are meant to be fun.


You can purchase games separately its called the App Store.


Sure, if you like ads and iAP tokens. Otherwise it's a wasteland.
Rating: 7 Votes
5 weeks ago


Despite all the power our mobile devices now have with A12 and A13 SoCs, we’re still not seeing any decent games. These happy clappy games do nothing for me. When will we get games of the stature of Knights of the Old Republic 1/2? Decent RPGs with ambiguous moral choices, not a baby knocking down blocks or a cartoon Sasquatch looting food?


^This. I keep checking and really see nothing that makes we want to subscribe.
Rating: 7 Votes
5 weeks ago
They should highlight a new Apple TV, or maybe a steep discount on the existing, two year old model. I don’t have a device for Apple Arcade because I don’t want to buy an old device.
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago
Just bought a new 2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR!...Where is my FREE Apple Arcade?...LOL
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago


They should highlight a new Apple TV, or maybe a steep discount on the existing, two year old model. I don’t have a device for Apple Arcade because I don’t want to buy an old device.

you don't have an iphone?
Rating: 2 Votes
5 weeks ago


Despite all the power our mobile devices now have with A12 and A13 SoCs, we’re still not seeing any decent games. These happy clappy games do nothing for me.

Absolutely Whats the point of having the most powerful Mobile CPU and GPU in your phone when the games on arcade can run on any decent low level phone and even , AppleTV which has an older processor. What Apple Needs to do is first Upgrade Apple TV to a processor at par with the top iPhone Processor, only then Developers will be confident of delivering a game which has higher quality across devices. Right now a number of iOS devices are older generation. Also where are the AAA Games? Nintendo Switch has a much lower end processor than iPhone yet it has all the AAA Games, this is where iPhone can shine, AAA Games on iOS devices, People dont port to android due to rampant piracy, iOS dont suffer that, yet we see sad titles.
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I wish Apple would give you the option to purchase games separately. I don't want to sign up for another subscription. The only game I enjoyed was Grindstone.

You can purchase games separately its called the App Store.
Rating: 2 Votes
5 weeks ago
I wanna see Switch Pro Controller support. I don’t have the other consoles/controllers and don’t wanna fork out for one just for Arcade.
Rating: 2 Votes
5 weeks ago


Why not?

Is that a joke? Buying two year old tech at the same price that had when it was realised is of course something most people are not willing to do.
Rating: 1 Votes
5 weeks ago


Is that a joke? Buying two year old tech at the same price that had when it was realised is of course something most people are not willing to do.

No joke, curious why such a clipped response to a service, since the box works just find with Apple Arcade, and is the best streaming device available. You cleared it up, too expensive thanks.
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