The iPhone has always been a great place for gamers, but Apple Arcade puts a new spin on things. After a free one-month trial, it costs $5 per month to subscribe, but that fee gives you and your family unrestricted access to a wonderland of great games with no in-app subscriptions or advertisements in sight. The service launched with more than 100 new and exclusive games alongside a few familiar titles from other platforms, and more are being added all the time. Apple Arcade works on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, but also on Macs and the iPod Touch.
To help you get started, we’ve picked out our favorites, the cream of the crop. These are the best Apple Arcade games you can play right now. You may also want to check out our picks for the best iPhone games.
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This is a cat-themed, action-fantasy RPG — and you really don’t need to know any more. With adorably cute graphics and a plethora of hilarious feline puns paired with a surprisingly deep, classic RPG underneath, Cat Quest 2 is purrfect for a spot of mobile gaming. This time around, a doggo accompanies our feline protagonist and you can switch between them or, even better, play co-op with a friend. There are magic powers to acquire, or you can accumulate heavy armor and a dangerous arsenal as you loot dungeons, fight a vast array of different monsters, and try to use the environment to your advantage. You’ll enjoy Cat Quest best as a co-op experience and it’s a great game for kids and adults alike. Once you start your Cat Quest 2 journey, you’ll never want to leave the dreamy world of Felingard (and beyond).
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