An Apple Arcade subscription costs just USD4.99/MYR19.90 and with it you’ll get full, unimpeded access to over 100 new, exclusive game titles. More will be available in the coming months.
The great thing is that Apple Arcade is playabale across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV. Games can be played offline, and a single subscription includes access for up to six family members with Family Sharing. If that isn’t value-for-money, I don’t know what is.
If you’re still unsure if you should sign up, give it a shot for free; Apple is giving you a one-month trial at no cost.
I’ve been playing games a lot, thanks to the iPad Pro (which is also my productivity machine). I took two seconds to decide on whether to subscribe to Apple Arcade or not. It was a difficult decision, obviously.
Anyway, outside of Apple Arcade, I’ve been playing a lot of Football Manager 2019, Grid Autosport, PES 2019, Second Galaxy (a game that debuted right before the recent Apple keynote), and Marvel’s Champions.
The great thing about iOS 13 (and this instance, iPadOS) is the support for game controllers like the SteelSeries, Sony DualShock 4 PS4, and Microsoft XBox One. I own a DualShock 4 PS4 Controller and use it to play Grid Autosport on the iPad Pro.
Not all games feature controller support of course, but Apple clearly lists support on the App Store in the game description.
For now, here’s a list of games with official controller support
- Hot Lava
- Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
- Agent Intercept
- Dodo Peak
- Down in Bermuda
- King’s League II
- Red Reign
I’m hoping developers add controller support for games like Shinsekai into the Depths, Sonic Racing and Overland.
In the meantime, it’s game time!