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Apple Arcade Games

Apple Arcade is a subscription service that provides a free library of games for iPhones, iPads, Mac and Apple TV. They have been selected for quality and can be played without any addition in-game purchases.

These games have been supported by Apple, are all family appropriate, have no in-app purchases and be played on or offline and let you jump from iPhone to iPad. One subscription can be used for up to six family members.

The games in Apple Arcade are designed to let you play across multiple devices. This means you can start a game on your iPhone, continue on iPad and end the day playing on Apple Tv, with your progress being remembers across each of these locations.

As with any Apple games, you can decide whether to share your personal data on these games. Apple Arcade is also designed to work with the Screen Time and parental controls.

You can also pair your Apple device with a Xbox Wireless Controllers with Bluetooth, PlayStation DualShock 4 and other MFi (Made for Phone) controllers. This turns your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV into a game console.

The Apple Arcade subscription is $4.99/£4.99 a month and offers a free trial.

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DetailsApple Arcade Games

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 3 to PEGI 16
ESRB Ratings: ESRB EVERYONE to ESRB TEEN
Australian Ratings: G to MA 15+
Genres: Action, Adventure, Brain Game, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Platform, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Race, Rhythm, Role-Play, Sequencing, Shooting, Simulation, Sports, Stealth, Strategy and Traversal
Release dates: 2010 - 2022
Platforms: Apple TV, Mac, iOS and iOS Apple Arcade
Total Likes: 1,281
Free Games: 65
Discounted Games: 0
 

 

Nuts

Release Date: 20/01/2021

Platforms: PC, Switch and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Nuts is an adventure game where you play a rookie field researcher. You use your camera, caravan, GPS and map to investigate the depths of the enigmatic Melmoth Forest. As you study the local squirrel population you uncover a strange mystery.

Lego Builder's Journey

Release Date: 20/12/2019, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

This isn't what you expect it to be. Rather than a brick-based puzzle for kids it's more like a thoughtful and nostalgic work of art for adults. You work through abstract levels by following instructions but also by breaking the rules. Take the time to...

Mutazione

Release Date: 23/09/2019

Platforms: Mac, PS4 and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

In Mutazione you play as a 15-year-old girl visiting her grandfather on a faraway island inhabited by friendly but mutated villagers. By finding seeds, tending to gardens and talking to people, you uncover a tightly knit web of characters with...

A Monsters Expedition

Release Date: 10/09/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5 and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

A Monsters Expedition is a puzzle game where a monster finds creatures on an island and learns about the history of humanity. The puzzle is how to get from one island to the next.

A Fold Apart

Release Date: 11/04/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

A Fold Apart is a puzzle game that explores the emotional rollercoaster of a long-distance relationship — in a world of folding paper. After career choices force them along separate paths, a Teacher and Architect vow to make their long-distance...

Air Twister

Release Date: 24/06/2022

Platforms: Apple TV, Mac and iOS

Air Twister is a shooting game that focuses on aiming and dodging, like the classic Space Harrier game. As you race through a series of exotic locales you chain together multiple targets to score more points. This, and the strategies you need to defeat...

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

Release Date: 11/12/2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure is an adventure game where you play as a young girl who starts a wildlife conservation club. When Alba visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island, she is excited for a summer of exploring with her friend Ines. But when...

All Of You

Release Date: 06/10/2020

Platforms: Mac and iOS

All of You is a platform game where you can pause time and control the levels rather than the character. By rearranging the timing, order and orientation of the world you play in you can help the mother hen get her chicks back.

Alto's Odyssey (Series)

Release Date: 19/02/2015, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Descend beautiful mountains, dunes and canyons on a snowboarding journey full of serenity and secrets. All you have to worry about is tapping to jump to avoid chasms, rockfall and other hazards. It’s simple and moreish due to the stunning landscapes...

Assemble With Care

Release Date: 19/11/2019

Platforms: PC and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

From the makers of Monument Valley, this puzzle game is a unique way to consider how physical objects become meaningful and hold our memories. You play a restorer who repairs people's favourite possessions: from family heirlooms to broken statues to...

Baldo: The Guardian Owls

Release Date: 27/08/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Baldo: The Guardian Owls is an adventure into a magical world. As you explore the overworld and solve the intricately puzzling dungeons you discover new towns, fight ferocious foes, locate hidden temples, and collect magical objects and weapons.

Beyond Blue

Release Date: 22/04/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Beyond Blue is an underwater exploration game where you play Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. You see, hear, and interact with the ocean and the creatures in it as you discover an untouched world.

Butter Royale

Release Date: 24/01/2020

Platforms: Apple TV and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Butter Royale is an online shooting game where you fire food rather than bullets in 32 player battles to the death. It's a battle royale but with the violence focused through silly food-related weapons. There's a real challenge here, but one that has...

Card of Darkness

Release Date: 16/09/2019

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards

Card of Darkness is a hand-animated adventure game where you attack enemies represented on cards. This isn't unusual. What is, however, are the small set of intricate rules and charm of each character.

Cat Quest (Series)

Release Date: 13/09/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Cat Quest 2 is an adventure game, the sequel to Cat Quest, about a fantasy realm of cats and dogs. You explore and talk to characters who send you on quests to kill enemies in caves or retrieve hidden items. The addition of two player in the second game...

Cozy Grove

Release Date: 19/03/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Cosy Grove is a life-simulation where you camp on a hand-drawn island. You play a scout and explore the ever changing island's forest to find secrets and help the local ghosts. Like Animal Crossing, it has a children's story-book look, but is a...

Cricket Through The Ages

Release Date: 03/10/2019, updated in 2021

Platforms: Mac and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Cricket Through the Ages is a competitive sport game themed around cricket but with little to do with the rules of that game. Players face off and aim for each other as much as wickets. Controls work by holding or tapping the screen to spin limbs and...

Crossy Road Castle

Release Date: 28/02/2020

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Crossy Road Castle, is the follow up to the simple frogger Cross Road game. You play pixilated animals racing to the top of various towers that change every time you play.

Dear Reader

Release Date: 19/09/2019, updated in 2021

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Dear Reader is a word puzzle game. It takes classical literature and (by removing words, rearranging passages and introducing spelling errors) it tasks you with the puzzle of proofreading. Progression through the game unlocks numerous works that are...

Dodo Peak

Release Date: 12/09/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: Switch and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Dodo Peak is a platform game where you play as a dodo bird, rescuing your babies scattered across each level. The simple layout and clever design is reminiscent of the classic QBert game, and presents streamlined logic puzzles to solve. The hand crafted...

Down in Bermuda

Release Date: 14/01/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, Wii U, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Down in Bermuda is a puzzle game where you are stranded on a set of interconnected islands. You push, pull and manipulate objects to solve puzzles and explore the world. Each one you complete brings you closer to getting back home.

Fantasian

Release Date: 02/04/2021

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Fantasian is a role-play adventure from the team behind Final Fantasy, Lost Odyssey and The Last Story games. The environments are crafted as real-world models to give it a hand made feel.

Fledgling Heroes

Release Date: 07/05/2020

Platforms: Switch and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Fledgeling Heroes is a fun flying game where you tap or press to guide a part through landscapes and collect coins. You can swim, sprint and soar, defeat dastardly dragons, unlock wondrous new worlds, and explore limitless levels in the Lab.

Frogger In Toy Town

Release Date: 07/10/2019

Platforms: Apple TV, Mac and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Frogger In Toy Town is a jumping and running game that updates the classic Frogger road-crossing challenge. You play the game in rich three dimensional environments with objects that interact with each other. As well as looking nice, this adds a...

Gibbon: Beyond The Trees

Release Date: 25/02/2022

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Gibbon: Beyond The Trees is a swinging, sliding and somersaulting adventure that tells an ecological story about freedom and survival. You explore hand-painted jungle in a parkour style and slowly uncover the story of a lost gibbon searching for home...

Grindstone

Release Date: 19/09/2019

Platforms: Switch and iPhone, iPad

Grindstone is a colour matching puzzle game, where you plot the right path through each grid-level to attack enemies and gain treasure. The aim it to join together as many similar coloured monsters as possible in once go.

Hogwash

Release Date: 22/11/2019

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Hogwash is an action battle game where you play as the farmer or as one of three pigs. The farmer's goal is to capture the pigs while the pigs aim to cause mayhem and get three specific areas on the farm covered with mud.

Hot Lava

Release Date: 19/09/2019

Platforms: Mac, PC and iPhone, iPad

Hot Lava is a running and jumping game where you mustn't touch the floor because it's covered in lava. It takes the childhood playground game online as you work to cross nostalgia-filled maps on your own or with other players

HyperBrawl Tournament

Release Date: 11/06/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

HyperBrawl Tournament is a sports combat game. Played in futuristic arenas where you must smash, brawl and score your way to victory in relentless, high-adrenaline player versus player battles. It's like an updated version of the classic Speedball or...

Inmost

Release Date: 11/10/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, Switch and iPhone, iPad

Inmost is a running and jumping game with a strong emotional and atmospheric narrative. You uncover a dark and interconnected tale of three playable characters, each with their own unique gameplay styles. An adventurous young girl uncovering the past of...

Legend Of The Skyfish (Series)

Release Date: 24/02/2017, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Legend of Skyfish is a puzzle exploration game where you head into a dangerous land, hopping from island to island, solving puzzles and battling enemies. Each arcade-style level is a chance to put your unusual weapon to use -- for fighting but also for...

Lego Star Wars: Castaways

Release Date: 19/11/2021

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Lego Star Wars: Castaways is an action adventure game where you relive moments from the iconic Star Wars saga in Lego's typical tongue-in-cheek style. Explore a vibrant island bursting with minigames and fun details, or go on missions and destroy...

Lifelike

Release Date: 25/10/2019

Platforms: Mac and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds

Lifelike: Chapter One is a light-touch simulation game where you interact with flocking particles to create a soothing and meditative experience. It's an exercise in attending to something playful and the pleasure and escape that come from this.

Little Orpheus

Release Date: 12/06/2020, updated in 2022

Platforms: Mac, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Little Orpheus is a running and jumping game set in 1962 where you play Ivan Ivanovich as he explores lost civilisations, undersea kingdoms and prehistoric jungles. The game is played in retrospect as you explain your adventures to a general suspicious...

Manifold Garden

Release Date: 18/10/2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Manifold Garden is inspired by Escher drawings and the reality-bending moments in the film Inception. You play from a first-person perspective and explore a beautiful, and what seems to be an abstract world, bereft of colour. It takes time to master and...

Mini Motorways

Release Date: 04/03/2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Mini Motorways is by the same developer as Mini Metro but tasks you with planning a road network rather than subway. You lay down roads, traffic lights and motorways to ensure enough cars can get to the buildings that pop up in your city as time passes....

Monomals

Release Date: 01/11/2019

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

This is a game about fishing and music. You drop your line into the water, catch a fish and make music along the way. There are different animal DJ's to choose, each with a different sound and 21 different underwater courses to fish in.

Neo Cab

Release Date: 03/10/2019

Platforms: PC, Switch and iPhone, iPad

This is a narrative adventure from behind the wheel of a cab. You play as Lina, the last human driver-for-hire on the streets of Los Ojos. Your friend and only lifeline has gone missing; with no money and nowhere to stay, your only leads are the...

Oceanhorn (Series)

Release Date: 14/11/2013

Platforms: Android, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Oceanhorn is an adventure game series that brings Zelda-style exploration, battling and dungeon solving to non-Nintendo platforms. You play as a boy on a quest to find his lost father and defeat the living fortress, Oceanhorn. You explore dungeons,...

Outlanders

Release Date: 17/09/2019

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Outlanders is a town-builder simulation where you are the leader of a group of regular people building a town together. Some want to survive, while others want to build amazing things. It’s up to you to guide them towards their goal

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