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Best Apple Arcade Games from Each Category on iOS and Mac: List of 49 Games!

Mobile gaming is no longer frowned upon like it used to be back in the portable console days and has even come close to matching their counterparts on the console side of things. While you may get a few free games to get through your day, there’s a growing library of premium games that you can play without compromising on quality.

Apple Arcade offers over a hundred titles of premium games on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV as long as you pay its monthly subscription. Here’s a list of 5 best games you can get on Apple Arcade right now in each category that you can play easily and endlessly.

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Action

You’ve come to the right place if you’re an action fan.

Samurai Jack (iOS, Mac)

Become the greatest warrior to ever hold a katana in this action RPG game that spans across time and space.

Little Orpheus (iOS, Mac)

Inspired by Flash Gordon, Sinbad, and The Land that Time Forgot, Little Orpheus is a side-scrolling adventure game where you help a cosmonaut explore lost civilizations, undersea kingdoms, prehistoric jungles and lands beyond imagination.

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Marble It Up: Mayhem! (iOS, Mac)

Hunt gems, dodge obstacles, and move through mind-bending paths and shifting gravity to prove your marble mettle.

Hogwash (iOS, Mac)

Would you play the bumbling farmhand or join the mischievous pigs in this barnyard bedlam where you can play both single-player and online multiplayer modes.

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Dead End Job (iOS, Mac)

You’re taking the role of a paranormal pest control worker who busts up ghosts with his twin-stick shooter and helps free haunted offices, restaurants, and other places from unwanted guests.

Adventure

Discover tales and solve mysteries as an adventurer into the land of the unknown.

Next Stop Nowhere (iOS, Mac)

Let’s go out for a road trip adventure set in outer space where you help Beckett, a simple courier to dodge gangsters, bounty hunters, and other dangers of deep space along the way.

Creaks (iOS, Mac)

Created by none other than the developers of Machinarium, Creaks is another puzzle adventure game that is set to delight your senses with eerie sounds, hand-painted visuals, and carefully designed puzzles scripted in a world inhabited by furniture monsters.

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ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree (iOS, Mac)

Help Estra, the daughter of mankind’s last great leader save the sacred Elder Tree of Midgard in this Nordic adventure full of mysterious twists, puzzles, difficult decisions, and suspicious characters.

Spyder (iOS, Mac)

You are Agent 8, the most sophisticated miniature robot spider on earth and a super-spy equipped with gadgets and gizmos to uncover secret intel and solve larger-than-life puzzles.

Mutazione (iOS, Mac)

Ever wondered what a soap opera full of mutant would play like? Mutazione is an adventure game set in a hand-illustrated world full of loveable mutant characters and juicy personal drama.

Family

Play all of these with the folks at your home and your friends.

Crossy Road Castle (iOS, Mac)

We’ve all played Crossy Road but how much fun would it be if we were to play together with your family. Connect a game across multiple devices jump around in this endless spinning tower of fun.

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Lego Browls (iOS, Mac)

Create your own heroic minifig with unique abilities and power-ups in this LEGO team action brawler.

Dodo Peak (iOS, Mac)

Find and rescue your lost dodo babies and bring them back home by avoiding obstacles and enemies in this arcade platformers game.

PAC-MAN Party Royale (iOS, Mac)

Play this arcade retro-gaming with friends and family and leave them behind by eating pellets to gain speed and catch the Super Pellet. If you can’t finish in time, the maze will start to shrink until there’s only one PAC-MAN left.

Frogger in Toy Town (iOS, Mac)

Guide your favorite amphibian over pieces of furniture and other items in this classic frog-action game and help Frogger evade the numerous obstacles in its path.

For Beginners / Casual

You don’t need to know a great deal about gaming to play these games.

BattleSky Brigade: Harpooner (iOS, Mac)

This is a vertical shooting game where you get to shoot open barrels and enemies while avoiding different obstacles thrown your way to become the best salvager in all the Wyldes.

Painty Mob (iOS, Mac)

Spread your rainbow-inspired vision with splashes of vibrant paint and stay clear of the ever-increasing angry mob.

The Pinball Wizard (iOS, Mac)

This arcade adventure game wants you to survive and get to the top of the tower where the pinball dungeon crawler awaits to test your wizard skills.

What the Golf (iOS, Mac)

So you hate golf. Join the many others in this physics-based golf parody where you can bring your car to the driving range or get a Home In One.

Multiplayer

Prove how competitive you can get to be in these co-operative titles.

Scrappers (iOS, Mac)

Team up to clean up the streets of a futuristic city using a squad of robot garbage collectors and dispose of rival teams by staying on schedule.

Kings of the Castle (iOS, Mac)

A colorful rescue mission where you play a princess to avoid traps, battle enemies, jump over obstacles in a journey across a dangerous and mysterious island to save Prince Rupert who got locked inside the castle tower.

Hot Lava (iOS, Mac)

Run, jump, climb, and surf through hot molten lava and relive your childhood imagination in the first person to be the fastest to the finishing line without touching the floor.

Super Impossible Road (iOS, Mac)

Kick into hyperdrive in this racing game that can be played up to 8 players at once where you are required to master hairpin turns, bypass gates, and checkpoints to be the last one standing.

Cricket Through the Ages (iOS, Mac)

What do you think about combining the game of cricket with history? That’s what this game is all about. Enjoy your journey through the interwoven histories of humankind and cricket in this game.

Platformer

Leap from one world to the other with these methodical games that depend on your movement.

Rayman Mini (iOS, Mac)

Rayman Mini is a fast-paced runner game where you skip past rich, natural, and environments using good reflexes and decent memory.

INMOST (iOS, Mac)

A story-driven puzzle where you play three characters – a knight, a creature, and a young girl in an interconnecting tale that takes place in an old abandoned castle.

EarthNight (iOS, Mac)

Designed to be played as a retro-style arcade game, EarthNight lets you take the role of Stanley and Sydney as you help them get back to earth by jumping and dashing your way across dragons in a 2D side-scrolling environment.

Neversong (iOS, Mac)

In this haunting fable, you play Peet’s girlfriend to investigate the world of Neverwood and take on monsters, bosses, and zombies with just a baseball bat.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens (iOS, Mac)

Embark on a tropical adventure with your Half-Genie hero by making new Half-Genie friends, exploring the undersea world, changing between creature forms, and battling the Seven Sirens.

Puzzle

Think you’re smart? You’re going to have to solve these puzzles on your own.

Rosie’s Reality (iOS, Mac)

Guide Rosie, a rescue robot in recovering a bunch of malfunctioning robots by solving puzzles and jumping from one world to another.

Down in Bermuda (iOS, Mac)

Enjoy a quirky adventure with aviator Milton and help him solve puzzles, uncover mysteries, collect magic orbs, and escape the islands of Bermuda to take him back home.

Manifold Garden (iOS, Mac)

The laws of physics don’t apply here as geometry repeats itself infinitely and you find yourself in the same spot even if your trip and fall down. Master the power of gravity to change the way the world around you looks and restore it back to full life.

Grindstone (iOS, Mac)

What happens if you mix puzzles with sword-slashing? You get Grindstone. Test your puzzle skills to loot resources and slay bosses through the swarms of Grindstone’s dungeons.

Assemble With Care (iOS, Mac)

Love taking things apart and putting them back together? You will love Assemble with Care too. Help Maria, an antique restorer find a way to hold the possessions of her town’s inhabitants in one piece.

Role Playing

Get the glory for your land by taking things into your own hands in these epic quests.

Legend of the Skyfish 2 (iOS, Mac)

Journey across a world full of intriguing characters and gorgeous landscapes as the last of the Red Hook guardians in battling abyssal creatures.

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm (iOS, Mac)

Take a magical journey across the vast world of Gaia and unite its people in a fight against Warlock Mesmeroth and its Dark Army.

Guildlings (iOS, Mac)

Climb through dark tunnels and reach mystical mountain temples in this story-driven episodic adventure with your own decisions and puzzle-solving skills.

Spaceland (iOS, Mac)

In this turn-based strategy game, kick some mutant ass by putting together a squad of reckless fighters and using rifles, machine guns, plasma guns, and grenade launchers.

Cardpocalypse (iOS, Mac)

Set in the 90s, Cardpocalypse takes you back to a time when people read magazines and computers used floppy disks and makes you responsible for saving the world against mutants.

Sports

Victory should be the only acceptable outcome if you’re playing any of these.

Skate City (iOS, Mac)

Skate your way through the street by mastering trick combinations in dynamic environments set at Los Angeles, Oslo, and Barcelona.

Big Time Sports (iOS, Mac)

This is what you play in a world of whacky sports as you’re taken to those days when video games were competitive even if they were simple. Tap, swipe, move to the left and right to score the highest points in Basketball, Baseball, Football, Diving, Swimming, Cycling, Alpine Skiing, Skateboarding, and Weightlifting.

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Ultimate Rivals: The Rink (iOS, Mac)

Experience hockey the way it would be in the future but with your favorite athletes from the NHL, NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, and US Women’s National Soccer Team.

HyperBrawl Tournament (iOS, Mac)

A combat sport like no other, HyperBrawl Tournament lets you compete in 2v2 PVP matches mixing football and combat into one with loaded weapons.

CHARRUA SOCCER (iOS, Mac)

A casual football game with retro style 3D art and simplified controls for casual gameplay.

Strategy

You don’t have to be the fastest but you can be the smartest to take on these strategic challenges.

Don’t Bug Me! (iOS, Mac)

The Orion III has crash-landed on Mars and Commander Abigail Blackwell is set to begin emergency extraction. Help her recharge the solar batteries and fight the pesky Martians.

Mini Motorways (iOS, Mac)

Build a road network for a bustling metropolis and keep its traffic flowing by upgrading to changing demands carefully and taking problems into your own hands.

Outlanders (iOS, Mac)

A simulation game where you play the leader of a town to build amazing things and balance the resources available to you brick-by-brick.

The_Otherside (iOS, Mac)

Control four survivors and help them push fight monsters, solve puzzles, destroy the spirit anchors that thread their world.

Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows (iOS, Mac)

8000 years before Jon Snow took the Black, the Night’s Watch came into existence to defend the border of Westeros against the untamed. Encounter unknown dangers, send expeditions and face enemies to go down the history books.

Which Apple Arcade game do you like the most?


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