The Heist has another chance to steal your heart in its GameClub debut

The Heist Gameclub Header
The Heist Gameclub Header (Image credit: GameClub)

What you need to know

  • The Heist is a puzzle game from way back in 2011.
  • It's back on the App Store thanks to GameClub.
  • Games have to crack vaults to win.

Popular iPhone puzzler The Heist is back on the App Store thanks to the folks at GameClub. The game was a hit back in 2011 but had been left to fall into disrepair. Not anymore!

The game has players try to crack vaults in an attempt to win with logic puzzles providing gamification.

In The Heist, you join a team of international super thieves and specialists trying to crack into one of the world's most complicated vaults. If you've ever seen a movie that involves an elaborate break-in, it's never as simple as entering a four digit code and opening the door. In The Heist, the vault is protected by increasingly difficult logic puzzles.

The Heist Animated Video

The Heist Animated Video (Image credit: GameClub)

The Heist even features things like fully voiced cutscenes and an aesthetic that we haven't seen on an iPhone for a good long while. Everything is very literal in a way fans of the original will enjoy.

Gamers will need a $4.99 per month GameClub subscription to enjoy the re-released game, among others, and it's money well spent. Once signed up, The Heist can be downloaded from the App Store.

Oliver Haslam

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.