Apple Arcade passed a big milestone last week and now has over 200 games in its catalog. Since its 2019 launch, the subscription service has found its footing in the mobile gaming world. Apple Arcade offers originals includingfrom Mistwalker and Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi (the second installment is coming soon), as well as , one of the biggest titles to hit the service so far. In addition, you can play remastered App Store games — free from ads and paywalls — like and .
Even after a busy first half of 2021, there are still more classics and new titles to come. Here’s every game we’re looking forward to playing on Apple Arcade.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8: Airborne is a new physics-based racing game headed to Apple Arcade. Improve your virtual driving skills when you get behind the wheel of over 240 stylish vehicles like Ferraris, Ducatis, Lamborghinis. Race across over 50 tracks, earn rewards and try out hundreds of career events, challenges and game modes. Asphalt 8: Airborne is already available in the App Store, but you’ll encounter in-app purchases.
Developer: NAPS Team
Embark on a new adventure in this RPG inspired by the Zelda games and Studio Ghibli franchise. Stick to the main story or branch off on side quests, explore dungeons, solve puzzles and meet a cast of unique characters in a hand-drawn open world. Baldo is expected to hit Apple Arcade on Aug. 27.
Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls
Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment
Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is a new side-scroller action game coming to Apple Arcade. The service exclusive feature a number of characters from the original gothic fantasy series and creators Ayami Kojima and Michiru Yamane. Play as Alucard, Charlotte, Maria, Simon Belmont and more as you battle your way through Dracula’s army.
Layton’s Mystery Journey
Developer: Level 5
Head to the heart of London with Katrielle Layton to unravel the mystery of her father’s disappearance and perhaps a greater conspiracy. Explore famous London landmarks like the House of Parliament and Tower Bridge along the way. Fans of Jenny LeClue or Tangle Tower might enjoy this game.
MasterChef: Let’s Cook!
Developer: Tilting Point
Test your digital culinary skills in MasterChef: Let’s Cook, inspired by the hit cooking competition series. Choose ingredients and build the ultimate dish to standup under the MasterChef jury’s scrutiny. Unlock new recipes, challenges and mini games centered on themes like gourmet burgers and Halloween.
Developers: Will Wright and Gallium Artists
Proxi is an AI simulation game from creator Will Wright. The game is built out of the player’s memories, using them as building blocks in the 3D world. Instead of creating a city or a house, as a player would do in The Sims, Proxi models the brain. You can store memories and millions of interconnected concepts, according to the website.
Tetris Beat infuses music and rhythm mechanics into the classic Russian game.
Zen Pinball Party
Developer: Zen Studios
Zen Pinball Party mixes classic pinball gameplay with fun table themes from movies like Trolls, Kung-Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and more. Fans of the old Space Cadet pinball game on Windows might enjoy this.
Run your own zoo in this new matching puzzle game from Kiterestu. Collecting coins, cute animals and goodies increases your farm’s “charm” and attracts more visitors. As with world-building simulators, you can perform in-game tasks to increase your zoo’s rank and park size.
You can get a three-month free trial of Apple Arcade when you buy a new Apple device, or one month for free if you’re signing up for the first time. To try the service out, open the App Store and tap the little joystick icon at the bottom of the screen. Thesubscription bundle also launched last year, which makes it easier and more affordable to get up to six Apple subscription services, Apple Arcade included, for one price. Apple Arcade also recently teamed up with Verizon to offer with unlimited plans.