Apple Arcade - Apple's very own video game subscription - first launched in 2019, and its collection of titles keeps on growing. Available for just £4.99 a month, members are able to access a fantastic number of games on a range of devices, including iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.
With an Apple Arcade subscription you'll never have to put up with ads or in-app purchases, and you can choose between both online and offline play. It's great for gamers looking for something new, and if you've decided to give it go but you're not sure what to play first, don't worry. We've selected some of the best Apple Arcade games to help you get started.
Whatever your age, you're guaranteed hours of fun with Sneaky Sasquatch. Initially based in a street park patrolled by park rangers, you'll take on the role of a friendly yet mischievous sasquatch who's simply trying to get by.
The aim of the game is to explore the world around you, and guide Sasquatch through life. You'll need to sneak around campsites without being detected, steal food from unguarded picnic baskets, go fishing and even disguise yourself in human clothing to progress.
Once you've got your disguise nailed (there's even a fashionable local duck around to help you out with your look), you'll be able to integrate yourself into the human world. You can get a driving license, rent an apartment, ride a ferry, get a job and so much more. Depending on when you choose to play, you can also enjoy seasonal activities like pumpkin carving and snowball fights too.
Crossy Road Castle
Say hello to Crossy Road Castle, the sequel to Crossy Road - one of the bestselling mobile games of all time. A family-friendly platformer with a nostalgic arcade feel, the aim of the game is to ascend the castle and climb as high as you can without losing all 3 lives.
It might sound easy, but there are plenty of obstacles in the way. To progress, you'll need to safely pass through room after room, with each differing from the next. You'll come across more than your fair share of traps, tricks and even enemies along the way, and if you fail to reach a checkpoint you'll be sent right back to the start.
Even more fun with friends, you can access multiplayer mode and invite up to three players on your quest, or you can join other players online. While things might look a bit chaotic on screen with everyone jumping around, multiplayer mode makes it slightly easier to progress as only one player needs to make it out of the room to move on to the next.
If you love solving mysteries, make sure you don't miss out on Tangle Tower. Beautifully animated and centred around a brilliant narrative, you'll accompany Detective Grimoire and his assistant Sally to Tangle Tower.
A murder of Freya Fellow has taken place inside the tower, who - according to those present - was killed by a painting. To get to the bottom of the mystery, you'll need to guide the Detective through each individual room, talking to each suspect along your way. As well as new characters, you'll have to solve a number of logic-based puzzles. For each puzzle solved correctly, you'll obtain a new piece of evidence that can help you to finally solve the case.
Tangle Tower has also been translated into 14 different languages, so despite being text-heavy, it's accessible for a huge range of people.
You're going to find Grindstone hard to put down. A thrilling match-three game (think of Candy Crush, but with more monsters, wit and magic), you'll need to slay countless enemies with your sword, loot resources and battle bosses to create huge combos and level up.
The real struggle of Grindstone is knowing when to hold back. The longer the chain of enemies lined up to slay, the bigger the reward - but the longer you wait, the angrier the monsters in front of you will get. If you end a chain next to a not-so-happy monster, you'll find your points suddenly start to dwindle.
With so many levels, and numerous upgrades to try too, you're in for hours and hours of fun with Grindstone.
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