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Apple Arcade gains more than 30 new games and two new categories

Mini Motorways on Apple Arcade
Mini Motorways on Apple Arcade (Image credit: Luke Filipowicz / iMore )

What you need to know

  • Apple Arcade has gained more than 30 new games.
  • Two new categories have been added; Timeless Classics and App Store Greats.

Apple today announced that Apple Arcade has picked up more than 30 new games as well as two entirely new categories; Timeless Classics and App Store Greats.

Announced via an Apple Newsroom (opens in new tab) post, Apple announced that it is creating the two new categories to help keep its growing collection of games organized. Apple says it now has more than 180 games available for download as part of the Apple Arcade subscription service. Games are playable across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Apple today announced it is introducing two entirely new game categories and adding more than 30 incredible titles to Apple Arcade, its popular gaming subscription service for players of all ages. Apple Arcade offers breakthrough, unique benefits players love: no ads, no in-app purchases, support for Apple's high user privacy standards, and one all-inclusive subscription offer with access for up to six family members. In addition to new exclusive Arcade Originals, including "NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition," "Star Trek: Legends," and "The Oregon Trail," the service is introducing two new game categories, Timeless Classics and App Store Greats. Arcade Originals are playable across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Timeless Classics and App Store Greats are available on iPhone and iPad.[ ... ]More than 30 phenomenal games are launching today, joining an ever-growing curated catalog of Arcade Originals, which already includes exclusives from popular brands such as "LEGO Brawls," "Sonic Racing," "Crossy Road Castle," and "SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit," as well as hits like "Sneaky Sasquatch," "WHAT THE GOLF?," and "Grindstone."

Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade (Image credit: Apple)

Matt Fischer, Apple's vice president of the App Store, says that Apple Arcade has "won over media critics and fans for its creativity, diverse portfolio, and commitment to players' privacy, providing a safe gaming service to enjoy with family and friends."

Apple also notes that there are a ton more games coming soon, including Legends of Kingdom Rush, Frenzic Overtime, and Leo's Fortune. You can check out a ton more new games in Apple's announcement (opens in new tab) post, too.

Apple Arcade is available as a $4.99 per month subscription that's also part of the Apple One bundle, too. If you want to make the best of your gaming experience, why not check out the best MacBooks for gaming and treat yourself?

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

1 Comment
  • I’ve had Apple Arcade with Apple One since One debuted, but I’ve mostly ignored it after giving a bunch of the games a try, since it was filled with worthless indie-crap, but I’m so excited that the service finally has some good, professional quality games! Between NBA2K21 and Star Trek, it is finally worth the subscription. The App Store classics really round out the bunch. It went from a service with maybe two decent games to one with a good 25 worthwhile games overnight!