Apple Arcade Overview Updated August 12, 2022

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March 2019 - August 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 August 12

Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: Talking Tom+]

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 Apple Arcade games.

New for 8/12: The popular simulator Talking Tom has landed on Apple Arcade.

Apple Arcade Stories August 3

Bomberman is a classic and popular game franchise created in 1983. Since then, the game has had multiple sequels and spin-offs released for different platforms, such as Nintendo consoles, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. Now the franchise is coming soon to Apple devices for the first time, available exclusively to Apple Arcade subscribers.

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Apple Arcade Stories August 2

Jetpack Joyride is a classic and popular mobile game that was first released for iOS devices in 2011. More recently, the original game was relaunched on Apple Arcade, but it seems that the developers didn’t want to stop there. Halfbrick Studios has announced a sequel to Jetpack Joyride that is coming soon to Apple Arcade.

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A couple of weeks after adding a new “Leaving Soon” tab to Apple Arcade, some of the original launch games have now been removed from the subscription service. In addition, this tab that showed the games leaving Arcade is also gone from the App Store.

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Apple Arcade Stories July 21

Your favorite Apple Arcade games may not be on the platform forever. Earlier this week, Apple added a new “Leaving Soon” tab in Apple Arcade, listing 15 games that will leave the service in the near future. With that, I wanted to recommend some great games still available to play with the $4.99 monthly subscription.

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Last week, 9to5Mac reported that 15 games are leaving Apple Arcade soon, as the company added a tab on the App Store that shows which games will leave the service in the near future. With some questions remaining, the company has now addressed what happens when a game leaves Apple Arcade.

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Apple Arcade Stories July 18

Apple Arcade – Apple’s gaming streaming service – will soon lose 15 titles as the company just added a new “Leaving Arcade Soon” tab with games that will no longer be part of the 200+ offerings available for its subscribers.

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Apple Arcade Stories July 8

Alongside an update to the Apple Arcade game, The Oregon Trail: StepTracker has released, now including step tracking capabilities. In addition, users can save their progress within the Apple Health app.

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Apple has revealed when the newest titles are coming to its gaming platform this month. Two exclusives for Apple Arcade will be Subway Surfers Tag and HEROish while the popular tower defense Kingdom Rush Vengeance TD+ is arriving soon too.

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Apple Arcade Stories June 13

Apple Music is the second biggest music-streaming service after Spotify. Combined with Apple Arcade, the company’s bet on games with no ads and no in-app purchases, could drive over $8 billion in revenue by 2025, according to a J.P. Morgan analysis.

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Apple Arcade Stories June 3

Mark Bozon, one of Apple’s top gaming executives, has left the company after 12 years to work for Disney. His new role will be senior creative leader for cross-divisional Next Generation Storytelling initiatives, which includes Disney’s “metaverse” ambitions.

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Apple Arcade Stories May 7

Whether you just bought the new M1 iPad Air, iPhone SE, or other Apple product with a screen, you probably got an Apple Arcade three-month free trial. If you’re just thinking about experiencing this gaming service or planning to come back to it, here are some of the best games you can enjoy right now.

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Apple Arcade Stories May 3

Upcoming additions to Apple Arcade have been announced today. The cult-favorite Goat Simulator is on the list as well as the all-new Warped Kart Racers featuring characters from Family Guy, King of the Hill, American Dad!, and more.

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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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