Best Apple Arcade Games

Apple Arcade has been a huge hit with gamers since it launched in September 2019. The game service, which is a subscription-based extension of the App Store, promised more than 100 games in its launch window, all of which would be free of microtransactions, subscription offers, or advertisements. Players would be offered a free month to try out the service, and then would be charged $4.99 a month for access to these games, which could also be shared with up to six family members for their iPads, iPhones, Mac laptops, or Apple TVs. But with so many titles available for the service, and more being added on a regular basis, how can you tell which ones are worth your time or the space on your devices? Fear not! We dove into the Arcade to find the best games on the service that will keep you engaged for hours, and we'll be adding more as we discover new gems. Best of all, you won't need any quarters to keep playing these games! We've also got you covered on the newest Kids and Teen games of 2019 if you're looking for the hottest titles of this year.

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Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

age 5+

Charming, relaxing adventure game with positive message.

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A Monster's Expedition

age 6+

Utterly charming (and sometimes frustrating) puzzle game.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2020)
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Crossy Road Castle

age 6+

Grab coins, dodge hazards with friends in fun action game.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2020)
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Assemble with Care

age 8+

Heart-warming tale blended with fun gameplay.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2019)
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Beyond Blue

age 8+

Lovely undersea adventure with strong conservation message.

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Butter Royale

age 8+

Family-friendly battle royale game encourages social play.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2020)
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Clap Hanz Golf

age 8+

Family-friendly golf game is nearly a hole in one.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2021)
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Game Dev Story+

age 8+

Fun business simulation tied to video game development.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2021)
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Grindstone

age 8+

Wonderfully entertaining, visceral match-three game.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2019)
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Legends of Kingdom Rush

age 8+

Challenging, engaging fantasy for all kinds of players.

Platforms: Apple Arcade, Windows (2022)
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Lego Brawls

age 8+

Entertaining fighting game in lighthearted Lego world.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2019)
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Lego Builder's Journey

age 8+

Violence-free puzzler rewards logical and creative thinking.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2019)
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Lego Star Wars Battles

age 8+

Strategic combat in a galaxy far, far away.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2021)
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MasterChef: Let's Cook!

age 8+

Fun cooking sim competition for players of all ages.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2021)
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Mini Motorways

age 8+

Highly gratifying road building sim ideal for all ages.

Platforms: Apple Arcade, Windows (2021)
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Populus Run

age 8+

Running action game packs sweet fun against giant desserts.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2021)
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Rayman Mini

age 8+

Beautiful runner challenges players to perfect each stage.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2019)
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Roundguard

age 8+

Clever pinball-esque puzzler has a bit of mild combat.

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Simon's Cat - Story Time

age 8+

Colorful puzzler with friendly characters and fun gameplay.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2021)
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Skate City

age 8+

Simple skating game is easy to learn, challenging to master.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2019)
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