When Apple Arcade was launched in September, the subscription service made its debut with an incredible amount of games – in fact there are so many that it would be hard to find the best games. In the following weeks and months, a constant stream of new games hit the platform, which further complicated the search. Apple Arcade is currently home to over 100 games, and although the top is full of great games, the quality varies greatly. And it became even more believable as the service became more crowded.
A huge number of games, compared to the relatively quiet way that Apple releases them, means that there is a good chance that you missed some of the best games to get into the service. (The holiday season is filled with long blockbusters such as Death and new Pokemon also did not help.) If you are a subscriber, here are five relatively new games that you should definitely try – and if you are not signed up, they can just push you over the edge.
Guildlings many things. This is a young adult story wrapped up in a fantastic adventure that combines elements from RPG and adventure games. But most importantly, it is incredibly charming. It starts off quite simply. Your character becomes an incorporeal bunch that communicates through a magical smartphone; Then, you first use your newfound abilities to help your sister escape home arrest, and then recruit a like-minded adventurer guild. This is something like a traditional fantasy RPG, visible through the prism of a modern smartphone and a self-service culture. The dialogue takes place in the form of group texts, and to solve many puzzles, your group members must be in a good mood. (There is even a great scene with a terrifying form of service.) It's all very nice and funny, and, best of all, the game, which is called the first chapter, lasts only about six hours, which makes it easy to squeeze into it. weekend gaming session.
Takeshi and Hiroshi
Takeshi and Hiroshi This is a game that seems perfect for Apple Arcade. It's short and simple, these are attributes that currently do not attract much attention in the App Store. But it is also incredibly touching and smart, and unlike everything I've ever played. The name alludes to two brothers; Takeshi is an aspiring game designer, while his younger brother Hiroshi is a big fan who also deals with the disease that regularly keeps him in the hospital. To keep his brother in a good mood, Takeshi is developing the perfect RPG. In fact, the game you are playing is designed to develop this very game. In between charming vignettes with stops, you will customize the game while Hiroshi plays, balancing things so that the battles are not too complicated, but also exciting enough to interest him. The brilliant plot and gameplay really attract you to the sweet story of these two children.
In a way, you usually know what to expect from a game developed by Amanita Design. Czech studio for such Machinarium and Chuchel Known for unusual, charming point-and-click adventure games that use art and animation to tell strange and amazing stories. Pilgrims will mark all these boxes. But it is also a very experimental game that explores what you can do as part of the classic point-and-click game. Instead of the traditional user interface, you have several cards, each of which represents characters, objects, or actions. This gives the game a playful feel, as you can experiment by putting cards in and watching what happens, eliminating most of the frustration inherent in the genre.
If you mixed quiet secrets Myst with impossible architecture Monument Valleyyou get something similar Collector Garden, At first, the first-person adventure game is disorienting. You are exploring a strange, harsh world filled with seemingly endless structures, and you need to figure out how to get through it. The main twist is that you can significantly change gravity; go to the wall, press the button, and now this wall becomes a floor. It makes you look at things differently, finding new angles and points of view for solving puzzles. Sometimes it can be confusing, and once I spent 30 minutes walking down an endless staircase. But when you finally realize the logic of the game, it is incredibly nice.
Pac-Man Party Royale
Sooner or later, the royal battle comes for all of us. The genre of the last person, popularized Fortnitealready made his way into iconic franchises such as Tetris and civilization with varying degrees of success. Now it's part Pac-man – and it actually works. Royal party quite small in scale. Four people compete, struggling to eat the dots and survive the longest. (You can play with friends online or against bots.) You need to avoid ghosts, as in traditional Pac-manbut there is a new twist: when you eat pellets, you can eat both ghosts and your competitors. This gets troublesome, especially when time accidentally speeds up or the maze gets distorted. It is like the original, only more deadly and chaotic.