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Download adventure game Beyond a Steel Sky from Apple Arcade now

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What you need to know

  • You can download Beyond a Steel Sky from the App Store now.
  • The game is the sequel to cult classic Beneath a Steel Sky.
  • The game is available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Apple Arcade has been quietly going about its business for almost a year now but it's continued to struggle for that top-notch game. That triple-A title, as gamers would say. It might just have landed in the form of Beyond a Steel Sky.

Available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, this game arrives as the sequel to the cult classic that was Beneath a Steel Sky. And boy does it have some big names behind it.

From Charles Cecil, creator of the Broken Sword series, with art direction by Dave Gibbons, legendary comic book artist behind 'Watchmen', comes 'Beyond a Steel Sky', the long awaited sequel to the cult classic 'Beneath a Steel Sky'.

That sounds promising, right? Wait until you hear the premise. Oh, and GameSpot has a gameplay video of the PC version for you to feast your eyes on, too.

You are Robert Foster. A child has been abducted in a brutal attack. You have vowed to bring him home. But the trail has led you from your community of desert wasteland dwellers, to Union City, one of the last remaining mega-cities in a world ravaged by shattering wars, and political meltdown.Fortified and impenetrable, it is a utopia in which people live happily under the surveillance and control of a benign AI. But all is far from what it seems...

If by some miracle you're still reading this and not already downloading the game, here's the link to it in the App Store (opens in new tab). Have fun!

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.