Apple Arcade (the mobile gaming subscription service for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac) launched yesterday, and fan reactions so far are overwhelmingly positive.The service costs $5 a month (though currently has a free one-month trial period) and includes 53 games at launch, all of which are ad- and microtransaction-free. While many were skeptical of Apple launching a gaming subscription service, it appears its appealing price and strong lineup of games has cast most fears away.
Check out the video below to get a glimpse at Apple Arcade in 100 seconds.
Apple Arcade: Games, Games, Games
This game was made for me. Apple Arcade is packing some seriously good titles right now. Month free trial people. Check it out. The Pinball Wizard especially. #AppleArcade pic.twitter.com/KgJMmAoc4u
— Zechs Meowquise (@rockitcat) September 18, 2019
It’s been 30 minutes, and Grindstone is already one of my favorite games of the year. #AppleArcade pic.twitter.com/Bxi3fOLZTb
— Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) September 19, 2019
A few songs in and I thought I had this game figured out but this completely blew me away. #SayonaraWildHearts is absolutely magical. #AppleArcade pic.twitter.com/cCp0e1h707
— Janet Garcia (@Gameonysus) September 20, 2019
Bruhhh this game looks so great in motion #AppleArcade pic.twitter.com/eyoY4hhaK9
— TBSF (@TBSF_YT) September 19, 2019
that Apple Arcade life pic.twitter.com/3RMvaq8516
— Lucy James (@lucyjamesgames) September 19, 2019
I. Love. Grindstone. @CAPYGAMES has made such a charming, fun game that’s worth the Apple Arcade subscription alone. pic.twitter.com/TKdfIjmtau
— Jonathon Dornbush (@jmdornbush) September 20, 2019
Frogger in Toy Town is amazing, but also I just woke up my whole house with this ending. #AppleArcade pic.twitter.com/9UE942zLsR
— Brian “Seeking New Opportunities” Crecente (@crecenteb) September 19, 2019
If you aren’t sure even with all these ringing endorsements, we’re here to let you know if Apple Arcade is worth getting. Beyond our hands-on Apple Arcade impressions, you can check out the comprehensive list of Apple Arcade’s launch games.
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Colin Stevens is IGN’s video game social coordinator. Follow him on Twitter.