Apple Arcade expands game catalog to over 180 titles in new content push

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Apple Arcade added 35 new games to its lineup on Friday with a mix of new exclusives and classic titles.

Apple Arcade was announced two years ago and has had little fanfare or major hits. The subscription service launched with the promise of over 100 ad-free games, but never quite delivered a AAA experience.

Until Friday, Apple's approach to Arcade has been similar to Apple TV+ — quality experiences that are exclusive to Apple. That rule has been broken as classic games have been brought to the service without ads.

Along with the new content comes new categories: Timeless classics and App Store Greats. The Timeless classics involve classic board games like checkers or chess while App Store Greats include Monument Valley or Mini Metro. Both categories consist of games that already existed on the App Store denoted by a plus to show there are no ads.

New exclusives, remastered games, or Apple Arcade specific versions of games are all considered "Apple Arcade Originals."

New original titles launched on Apple Arcade:

  • Fantasian
  • Wonderbox: The Adventure Maker
  • World of Demons
  • NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition
  • Clap Hanz Golf
  • The Oregon Trail
  • Star Trek: Legends
  • Simon's Cat - Story Time
  • Cut the Rope Remastered
  • SongPop Party
  • Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Tap Beat

Classic titles available now without ads:

  • Tiny Crossword+
  • Threes!+
  • The Room Two+
  • Sudoku Simple+
  • Spell Tower+
  • Solitaire by MobilityWare+
  • Reigns+
  • Really Bad Chess+
  • Monument Valley+
  • Mini Metro+
  • Mahjong Titan+
  • Good Sudoku+
  • Fruit Ninja Classic+
  • Flipflop Solitaire+
  • Don't Starve: Pocket Edition+
  • Chess - Play & Learn+
  • Checkers Royal+
  • Chameleon Run+
  • Blek+
  • Badland+
  • Backgammon+

Upcoming titles include:

  • Frenzic: Overtime
  • Legends of Kingdom Rush
  • Leo's Fortune+

Apple Arcade is available for $4.99 per month or in every tier of Apple One. Games are available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac with touch and controller support.

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