Best Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV (2021)

Arcade games, Apple’s subscription-based gaming channel, has steadily made a space in the hearts of gamers with its surprising offerings. Being house to over 140 games belonging to different categories and age groups, it is undoubtedly worth every single penny you pay. Considering the uniqueness of Arcade games in the App Store, I thought of preparing this list of the best Apple Arcade games. Let’s have a look.

  1. LEGO® Brawls
  2. Patterned
  3. Mini Motorways
  4. Word Laces
  5. Oceanhorn 2
  6. Crossy Road Castle
  7. Grindstone
  8. SpongeBob
  9. Outlanders
  10. Hot Lava

1. LEGO® Brawls: The funny brawler

Genre: Adventure
Age: 9+

The lighthearted action game is a fun way to brawl around. It allows you to design your heroic mini figure with distinct fighting capabilities. Explore new power-ups through bricks and portray exceptional teamwork to control levels.

The game calls for you to pass through eight different arenas, making your way ahead of everyone. And yes, leave no stone unturned to expand your lego minifig collection with supreme abilities. The innocence of brawls can be understood with the fact that it is rated as suitable for kids of and above 9 years.

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2. Patterned: Pass through the puzzles

Genre: Puzzle
Age: 4+

The game took its basic inspiration from jigsaw puzzles and added a pinch of a unique twist to it. The gameplay requires you to use your visual clues to assemble the scrambled pattern. While this may sound like a regular puzzle game, the real fun is at the end when you reassemble the seamlessly repeating pattern across the screen.

Once finished, the game allows you to download the final piece on your iOS device and use it as a wallpaper. Adding extra bliss while playing has a range of designs and soothing music to accompany you.

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3. Mini Motorways: Be the problem solver

Genre: Strategy
Age: 4+

At least once, while being stuck in traffic, you would have thought of clearing it by yourself and reach the destination on time. The game gives you all the authority to take the necessary actions to clear the traffic.

The gameplay enables you to draw roads through a growing city while ensuring that traffic moves smoothly. It has different color modes to enhance your visibility. Besides, it has a responsive and soothing soundtrack that grows with your city and its traffic.

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4. Word Laces: A shoe to lace it right

Genre: Puzzle
Age: 4+

Get ready to enter the intriguing world of words and puzzles connected with shoelaces. The gameplay allows you to weave your way through 1000 puzzles. Each of them sharing a word and a distinct way of naming the image shared.

What do you get doing this? Well, you get to expand your shoe collection with every puzzle you pass. The game’s satisfying to play with its fascinating interface and animation. The difficulty level can match the standard of anyone above 4 years of age.

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5. Oceanhorn 2: Young and fierce

Genre: Adventure
Age: 9+

Get ready to begin your journey to an endless RPG boulevard. Dipped and soaked in brand new content, quests, items, and enhancements, you’ll undoubtedly fall in love with the game. As a young knight, you’ll have to pass through impossible challenges and defeat the dark army of Warlock Mesmeroth.

Oceanhorn 2 offers you dozens of side quests, clever puzzles, mysterious dungeons, and much more while keeping you intrigued with mesmerizing graphics.

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6. Crossy road castle: The giant angry eagle

Genre: Endless Runner
Age: 4+

The spinning tower of the arcade game will let you climb through with your friends. While every run is different in its way, you can stay assured to stay engaged till you reach the oversized angry eagle. No, I couldn’t find the reason behind its anger.

Besides connecting and playing with friends, you do have the option to play alone and even offline. The development team regularly updates new towers and quests in the game, so the journey never ends.

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7. Grindstone: Slash your way through victory

Genre: Puzzle
Age: 12+

The sword slashing puzzle battle game is developed by the creators of the award-winning game Superbrothers. The storyline takes you to grindstone mountain, which is overrun by brutal creeps.

You have to slay your way through the unfaithful peak and attain the ultimate warrior’s glory. It requires sharp puzzle skills to pass the hurdles and a sharper blade assisting you. With over 200 levels, the game’s fit for those above 12 years of age.

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8. SpongeBob: Save your friends

Genre: Adventure
Age: 4+

SpongeBob’s friends are once again in grave danger. Sheldon J Plankton, the evil mastermind, has returned with a new plan to steal the secret Krabby Patty formula. As a SpongeBob, you’ll have to fight his army of cousins while exploring, crushing obstacles, and collecting coins & spatula.

Get ready to dive in and solve puzzles to free your friends by defeating the baddies. The list includes all you can imagine between planktons to powerful jellyfish king. Don’t forget to use the bosses’ weapon against them.

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9. Outlanders: Town builder simulation

Genre: Strategy
Age: 12+

The alluring simulation game offers engaging gameplay that calls you to manage your resources wisely to ensure your followers don’t turn rebellious. You need to take control of your town and serve your population to prove you’re the best leader.

It has clean and crisp audio and a gripping story that keeps you charmed and attentive throughout. You have a range of options to personalize the way your town looks and works. If you are over 12 years of age, you can be the leader people want.

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10. Hot lava: Be wise and quick

Genre: Adventure
Age: 4+

This game can take you back to your childhood imagination. The moments of joy, excitement, and chaos will revisit when you’ll surf through the nostalgia-packed environments flooding with red-hot lava, making it extremely difficult to conquer the challenging worlds.

You explore the jam-packed environments while competing to find the fastest routes using shortcuts and top the leaderboard. However, don’t miss to avoid toxic waste, lava, crushers, and bottomless pits amidst all this.

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Have you tried these best Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV?

Have you played any of these? Or willing to try one? I tried covering different quests with this list. Though, if you think I missed a game you’ve played in the past and would want me to include it here for our readers, do share in the comment section. I would be happy to test it.

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