Top Ten Games on Apple Arcade
Apple Arcade is off to a surprisingly great start with many great titles that might not find a viable home on smartphones without it. We say that again—for those interested in high-quality mobile games: Apple Arcade offers a range of excellent games from renowned studios and small publishers with a subscription service of $4.99 a month. Let’s check out the games you should play first on Apple Arcade.
Mini Motorways is an incredibly addictive strategy simulation game by Dinosaur Polo Club, and a sequel to the sublime subway simulator — Mini Metro. Motorways look like a typical board game, but it is a satisfying evolution of its prequel where players are tasked with designing the road map of a growing city. You start with a traffic network, and pretty soon, you will have a bustling city to work with. The game is crisp, clean, and immersive, and if things go according to plan, you will feel excited, but every loss would feel like it was entirely your fault.
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sayonara Wild Hearts is a beautifully designed game; playing it gives a hard to describe the feeling. Developed by Simogo, It is a pop album video action game where the art, beats, and movements make the experience absolutely captivating. The main goal of this interesting video game is to control a young woman through dance battles as she runs, flies and drives across different levels. You simply need to flow with the beat. We are sure that you will fall in love with the tracks of this dreamlike game.
Where Cards Fall
Where Cards Fall by Snowman is a thought-provoking indie game that is complicated and soothing at the same time. Playing it looks and feels otherworldly, yet grounded in reality. You will play the role of a young man who will solve puzzles with the help of cards to go back in time and remember his past moments. With every solved puzzle, you will see a flashback about an incident in that man’s past life. Some people might find it boring as it does not have any twists or a crazy plot about a murder; it is just like an average person’s story. You need to look at it from a different perspective — it reminds us to look at our own lives: the good, the bad, and the ugly—all the events that led us to where we are now.
Developed by More8Bit and Devolver Digital, this deceptively brutal dark-fantasy action is accurately made for mobile gaming. This simple looking game is also the most hardcore with a sincere take on a brawler in a modern-retro style. Players will travel across various hellish dioramas to lift a curse. Each level has different monsters, and you will be amazed by the impressive bestiary of these enemies when they’re in action. Your sword and shield will be helpful in striking them down with accuracy. With a crisp and fluid animation, we are sure you will love this tense and thrilling game.
Cricket Through the Ages
Contrary to the name, Cricket through the Ages is not an accurate history of cricket, nor will it educate you about the rules, but it’ll provide an understanding of its fandom. The game resembles 2001: A Space Odyssey, but here you have a bat in lieu of a monolith. Pierre Malherbe, the game’s narrator will take you from caves and dinosaurs to a dystopian future where people would carve up others with a fictional sword having a laser blade (just like in Star Wars movies). You can play this absurd and funny game solo or with a pal on the same device to make it to the end.
It is a turn-based strategy game with one goal: you need to survive through an apocalyptic road trip. Players start from an abandoned parking lot with a crummy car and make callous decisions to navigate around creepy creatures. You can only make a handful of decisions on every turn and then wait for the monster to scutter about. Making it to the end in this tedious, dark and tense game is something to celebrate. We are sure that you are going to love the chaos and cruelty that offer a compelling game experience.
It’s very tricky to figure out the controls of a skateboarding game, but Skate City has streamlined things. The game works perfectly well for smartphones and feels like skateboarding. It lets you skate around the cities of Oslo, Barcelona, and Los Angeles, each having different challenges like avoiding other people in your way or escape from the police, with an Endless mode that lets you earn some money to buy things and unlock the city. We love cities, challenges, and excellent music. All that makes it a perfect game for a causal chill, and we hope to see more cities to enhance its replay value.
Card of Darkness
Card of Darkness challenges its players to finish various card battles to complete the levels — we call it a game designed around the organization, risk management, and sound judgment. It is hand-drawn with cute animations that add a touch of humor. Contrary to the name, it is a fun card game, and there is no bloodshed or violence. The goal is clear — players need to deplete all cards to make a clear path to the stairs on the top left side, where every card has an assigned number showing their value.
Grindstone is an immediate, colorful puzzle classic, or we should say it’s “Puzzle perfection.” In a unique take on color matching, players control a burly Viking up an icy mountain with a goal to connect lines of similar-colored monsters and cut a bloody path through them. With clever gameplay mechanics, Grindstone is all about managing your own greed of hitting the goal to beat every level.
Assemble With Care
From the developers of Monument Valley comes another piece of touching and tactile gaming experience for mobiles in the form of Assemble with Care. It is an interactive fiction about a repairwoman, who just arrived in a seaside town for a working holiday and takes on different jobs in the city. With incredible visuals and soundtrack, Assemble With Care is an experience perfectly designed for mobile phones.
Apple Arcade — a Home for Great Games
Apple Arcade is a unique platform that gives freedom to mobile developers to think big and different without having to worry about taking risks. It is home to such games that otherwise would not have existed. Developers on this platform can focus on the games they wanted to make rather than following the genre that dominates the mobile app stores.
Do let us know in the comments sections how many of these high-quality games you have already played?