With over 40 newly released Apple arcade games in 2021, gaming service for iOS and Mac devices continues to easily justify its monthly subscription fee.
However, the huge list of games can get confusing sometimes if in case you’re trying to find the best picks among the dozen of options available on the platform.
But we have played many of the games launched this year on the Apple arcade. And here’s our list of the best Apple arcade games of 2021 in no particular order
With that said, let’s get started with the best Apple Arcade Games
Coming from a game developer known for the quality of its artwork, Creeks throws you into a secret giant mansion accessible through the walls of the unnamed protagonists’ bedroom. Once you climb down the first ladder, you’re tossed into a world of strange furniture beast monsters, friendly bird people, and a haunting soundtrack.
Although platformer Creeks have you solving puzzles and tricking the monsters as you cross each stage and descend lower into the mansion, the puzzles start simple and the initial monsters are easy to trick however, the game progressively gets harder to crack.
But never discouragingly tough. Although not the most in-depth, or technically advanced game on Apple arcade this year. The Creaks are one of the most addictive and engaging games you can find on the platform.
Wipe easily one of the most graphically advanced games on Apple arcade this year, beyond blue puts you in a photorealistic underwater reef as an environmentalist diver tasked with discovering the secrets of a particular reef and documenting the various forms of marine life and living there.
Although the main plot is rather simple, the individual missions are interesting and educative as you get to see all kinds of whales and fish up close. This is a large team in terms of size and updates.
However, beyond blue is one of our favorite games on the Apple arcade this year because it’s family-friendly, has educational aspects, and is a very beautiful game.
The simple nature of mobile gaming means that storytelling often falls apart, but a little Orpheus buck this trend entirely to tell perhaps the most entertaining story we have seen on an apple arcade game yet. The Soviet themed game puts you in charge of an explorer who claims to have traveled to the center of the earth and discovered all of its hidden secrets.
But there’s always an unspoken seed of doubt as to what’s going on. The core game plays simple platforming as you pass obstacles or race through time trials of sorts and explore unbelievable levels in the team of Cold War-era TV show. It’s a bit too simple at times and never really gets too challenging but pleases came for the gripping story alone.
With cheerful artwork that fits somewhere between comic books and children’s cartoons, spyder puts you in charge of a sentient robotic spyder tasked with completing missions for a spy agency. Although the controls were a bit fiddly, the graphics and gameplay more than makeup for it with a good combination of puzzle-solving and physics-based exploration.
Although there aren’t too many levels spyder does keep you hooked through each stage, which takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
A sequel 26 years in the making beyond a steel sky is a follow up to the popular point and click adventure game called beneath the seal sky. Which by the way, if you’re interested in claiming you can download it from the App Store.
Naturally, the sequel comes with better visuals and gameplay. With the story picking up 10 years after the events of this first game. The world still involves a lot of points leaking and dialogue but the styling and sheer depth of the gameplay. make this an impressive title for the apple arcade platform.
The game did sometimes feel like it was dragging things along with too many dialogue options that tend to last longer than they should. However, the post-apocalyptic cyberpunk storyline makes this a fun game to play for an hour or two at a time.
These were our topics for the best Apple arcade games for 2020. What was your favorite Apple arcade game this year? Let us know in the comments section. That’s all for now.