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AppAdvice's Top 10 Apple Arcade Games of 2019

Apple Arcade has breathed new life into a once-stagnant App Store gaming scene. By far, the top subscription option Apple introduced in 2019, the service features a wide variety of unique and wonderful games. And all of the games are without in-app purchases, advertisements, and other annoying features. Here are our top 10 games of 2019.

Assemble with Care
WHAT THE GOLF?
Guildlings

Apple Arcade Game of the Year

Here is the best game of Apple Arcade in 2019.

Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sayonara Wild Hearts

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Annapurna Interactive

A Wild Ride

Billed as a pop album video game, Sayonara Wild Hearts combines music and high-speed gaming. The highlight of each stage is its own custom-written song. The game tells the story of a young woman whose heart has broken and has disturbed the balance of the universe. The game is fast-paced and a visually-stunning treat. It should definitely be the first game you download on Apple Arcade.

The Best of the Rest

Once you're done with our choice for the Best Apple Arcade Game of 2019, here are nine other great titles to check out.

Assemble with Care
Assemble with Care

Assemble with Care

ustwo games

Restoring What’s Broken

From ustwo, developer of the hugely popular Monument Valley series, Assemble with Care is all about putting things back together. You’ll play as Maria, an antique restorer who sets foot in the new town of Bellariva. Along with repairing broken possessions, you’ll also help bring together fractured relationships.

WHAT THE GOLF?

WHAT THE GOLF?

The Label

Not the Usual 18 Holes

Don’t be fooled, What the Golf isn’t the usual 18 holes. The only connection to golf is the accessible gameplay mechanic to pull back and release to initiate your shot towards the hole. From there, you get to sit back and laugh at the crazy hole set ups. It’s like a combination of the minimalistic golf games and the crazy arcade sports games for an experience uniquely its own.

Guildlings
Guildlings

Guildlings

Sirvo Studios

A Magical Journey

From Asher Vollmer, maker of Threes, Guildings is a story-driven episodic adventure. Taking inspiration from classic RPGs, point-and-click puzzler, and visual novel games, you’ll depend on a magical phone to make conversations and choices.

Mini Motorways

Mini Motorways

Dinosaur Polo Club

Try Not to Create a Traffic Jam

Mini Motorways lets you oversee the roadways. The game lets you place the roads to connect residents to office buildings, and tasks you with controlling the very growing population. It’s up to you to make the best commute so that everyone arrives on time on maps based on real-world locations including Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Moscow. It’s a non-stop challenge

Card of Darkness
Card of Darkness

Card of Darkness

Zach Gage

A Card Game for Everyone

Card Of Darkness offers a compelling card battle system with a dungeon crawler design. From Zach Gage, developer behind popular games like SpellTower, is an accessible real-time strategy game for almost anyone. There are so many layers of strategy to unpack as every card matters in the layout, even the ones you don’t play.

Oceanhorn 2

Oceanhorn 2

Cornfox & Brothers Ltd.

The Long-Awaited Sequel

Oceanhorn 2 offers an adventure that will take you double digit hours to complete, and the most important factor, you will want to complete it. That adventure will get you right in the mood to continue the experience with a cute, yet intricate RPG. It’s easily one of the best-looking games ever released for iOS devices but will keep you intrigued with the expansive world and intricate gameplay.

Speed Demons
Speed Demons

Speed Demons

Radiangames

I Feel the Need for Speed

Speed Demons lives up to its name with pulse-pounding racing action. The game offers endless procedurally-generated highways in 19 different environments. There can be up to 100 vehicles on screen at once as you create havoc in the top-down, physics-based racer.

Where Cards Fall
Where Cards Fall

Where Cards Fall

Snowman

Building Houses of Cards

Featuring 50 different puzzles that challenge your strategic thinking, House of Cards is a slice of life story. You’ll build different houses of cards to bring memories to life. Create a pathway through each level to complete it and see a snippet of everyday life. Along with the beautiful visuals, you'll definitely enjoy the immersive, original soundtrack.

Discolored
Discolored

Discolored

Shifty Eye

Bring Color Back

Taking place in a single desolate location, you’ll try to bring color back to the world in Discolored. There are a number of puzzles to solve on the road to uncovering the deeper secrets.