Apple Arcade is here and with its launch comes over 100 IAP-free and ad-free games for just $5/month. As I’m only one person, I’m not sure how I’m going to cover all these games in a timely manner. But I’m starting with the games that appeal to me the most and trying a whole bunch before I attempt to complete any. My current plan is to post a roundup each day that includes any gameplay videos and quick impressions of the games I played since the previous day’s roundup. Hopefully this way I’ll manage to cover most — if not all — of the games at least somewhat. I’ll of course work on walkthroughs for some and might consider reviews if I have a lot to say about a particular game. But this hub is where you’ll be able to find links to all coverage, as I’ll be linking each game to its articles, which will also include videos. Please bear with me as I’m already not sleeping due to how overwhelming it is to get so many games I want to cover all at once.

Update: I’ve started rating games by how much I would recommend them. I’m keeping them in alphabetical order to make them easier to browse, but adding a ratings system. These are based on the time I’ve spent with them so far and may change as I play more or they get updated. This is not a review rating system. It’s just a way for me to tell readers which games to try first, based on what I’ve seen so far. It’s possible a 1 can become a 3 after more playtime. And vice versa. Here’s the key:

No star = not recommended
* = Recommended
** = Highly recommended
*** = Must play

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure by ustwo games ***

Agent Intercept by PikPok Games **

All of You by Alike Studio **

Assemble with Care by ustwo games ***

ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree by Wildboy Studios ***

Beyond a Steel Sky by Revolution Software ***

Beyond Blue by E-Line Media **

Bleak Sword by Devolver Digital / more8bit **

The Bradwell Conspiracy by Bossa Studios **

Card of Darkness by Zach Gage **

Cardpocalypse by Gambrinous / Versus Evil *

Cat Quest II by The Gentlebros. *

ChuChu Rocket! Universe by SEGA **

The Collage Atlas by Robot House Games *

Cozy Grove by Spry Fox *

Creaks by Amanita Design ***

Cricket Through the Ages by Devolver Digital **

Crossy Road Castle by Hipster Whale *

Dead End Job by Ant Workshop / Headup Games **

Dear Reader by Local No. 12 *

Discolored by Shifty Eyes

Dodo Peak by Moving Pieces Interactive

Don’t Bug Me! by Frosty Pop Games *

Doomsday Vault by Likeitalot *

Down in Bermuda by Yak & Co *

Dread Nautical by Zen Studios *

EarthNight by Cleaversoft *

The Enchanted World by Noodlecake Games **

Exit the Gungeon by Devolver Digital **

Explottens by WRP

Farm It! by Tummy Games

Fledgling Heroes by Subtle Boom *

A Fold Apart by Lightning Rod Games *

Frogger in Toy Town by Konami

Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows by Devolver / That Silly Studio **

The Get Out Kids by Frosty Pop Games

Grindstone by Capybara Games ***

Guildlings by Sirvo Studios ***

Hexaflip by Rogue Games *

Hitchhiker – A Mystery Game by Mad About Pandas ***

Hot Lava by Klei Entertainment *

INMOST by Chucklefish Studios / Hidden Layer Games **

Jenny LeClue – Detectivu by Mografi **

King’s League II by Kurechii

Kings of the Castle by Frosty Pop

The Last Campfire by Hello Games ***

Legend of the Skyfish 2 by Crescent Moon Games **

LEGO Builder’s Journey by LEGO System **

Lifelike: Chapter 1 by kunabi brother *

Lifeslide by Dreamteck

Little Orpheus by The Chinese Room / Sumo Digital ****

The Lullaby of Life by 1 Simple Game *

lumen. by Lykke Studios ***

Manifold Garden by William Chyr Studio **

Marble It Up: Mayhem! by Marble It Up

Marble Knights by Wayforward *

Monomals by PICOMY *

A Monster’s Expedition (Through Puzzling Exhibitions) by Draknek Limited ***

The Mosaic by Raw Fury / Krillbite Studios ***

Murder Mystery Machine by Blazing Griffin

Mutazione by Die Gute Fabrik *

Necrobarista by Route 59 *

Neo Cab by Chance Agency / Fellow Traveler ***

Neversong by Serenity Forge *

Next Stop Nowhere by Night School Studio *


No Way Home by SMG Studio ***

NUTS – A Surveillance Mystery by Noodlecake Studios ***

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm by Cornfox & Brothers *

Oceanhorn: Chronos Dungeon by Cornfox & Brothers *

Operator 41 by Shifty Eye Games / Spruce Campbell *

Outlanders by Pomelo Games **

Over the Alps by Stave Studios *

Overland by Finji

The_Otherside by The Label *

Painty Mob by Devolver Digital *

The Pathless by Giant Squid *

Patterned by Borderleap

Pilgrims by Amanita Design ***

The Pinball Wizard by Frosty Pop *

Populus Run by FIFTYTWO *

Possessions. by Lucid Labs / Noodlecake

Projection: First Light by Shadowplay Studios

Red Reign by Ninja Kiwi *

Redout: Space Assault by 34BigThings

Reigns: Beyond by Nerial **

Roundguard by Wonderbelly Games *

Rosie’s Reality but RosieReality

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time by [adult swim] *

Sayonara Wild Hearts by Simogo / Annapurna Interactive **

Scrappers by Q-Games *

Secret Oops! by MixedBag

Shinkesai Into the Depths by CAPCOM **

Skate City by Snowman

Slash Quest! by Noodlecake Studios **

Sneaky Sasquatch by RAC7 **

Sonic Racing by SEGA

South of the Circle by State of Play ***

Spaceland by Tortuga Team **

Speed Demons by Radiangames *

Spek. by RAC7 *

Spelldrifter by Free Range Games *

SP!NG by SMG Studio ***

Spire Blast by Orbital Knight

Spyder by Sumo Digital ***

Stela by SkyBox Labs *

Stellar Commanders by Blindflug Studios

Stranded Sails by Shifty Eye Games

Super Impossible Road by Rogue Games *

Survival Z by Ember Entertainment *

Tales of Memo by Tendays Studio

Takeshi and Hiroshi by Oink Games **

Tangle Tower by SFB Games ***

Things That Go Bump by Tinybop ***

Tint. by Lykke Studios *

Towaga: Among Shadows by Sunnyside Games / Noodlecake **

Towers of Everland by Cobra Mobile *

UFO on Tape: First Contact by Revolutionary Concepts **

Warp Drive – Teleport Racing! by Supergonk

Way of the Turtle by Illusion Labs *

WHAT THE GOLF? by Triband / The Label **

Where Cards Fall by Snowman / The Game Band **

Winding Worlds by KO_OP ***

Word Laces by Minimega

World’s End Club by IzanagiGames **

Yaga the Roleplaying Folktale by Breadcrumbs Interactive / Versus Evil **

Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes by Firefly Games *

That’s all for now! But keep this page bookmarked, as I’ll be adding to it daily!