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Best Apple Arcade Games of 2020

Best Apple Arcade Games of 2020

Apple Arcade was once again the place to go to find a wide variety of fun and unique games. Here are the best games that arrived on the subscription service in 2020.

Beyond a Steel Sky
Beyond a Steel Sky

Beyond a Steel Sky

Revolution

A Long-Awaited Sequel

The game is a followup to the classic 1994 PC game Beneath a Steel Sky. Gamers will once again take on the role of Robert Foster as he returns to Union City, a utopia in a post-apocalyptic world. You’ll need to solve different puzzles to drive the narrative in the world that responds and changes by your different actions.

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

ustwo games

Explore a Beautiful Island

From ustwo, the developer behind the popular Monument Valley series, Alba: A Wildlife Adventure follows the titular character as she visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island. While she’s ready for a summer of wildlife exploration with friend Ines, she sees an animal and danger and realizes she must act.

Rock Out
Reigns: Beyond

Reigns

Devolver

Reign in your destiny, now... IN SPACE!

Reigns has continued to deliver great games with different themes to test your decision making on the fly. Simply swipe left or right to make decision with consequences that until this point have focused on the throne. Now, take the adventure to space with an advanced spaceship, unknown origin story, and a rock band included to boot! The best reigns yet, even has an auto runner style mini game to shred galactic notes.

Wam Bam
Neversong

Neversong

Serenity Forge

Jump through a dark world to find what's missing.

A dark environment and a somber tone are the backdrop to a fast paced platformer. You play as a boy who just woke up from a coma, and his girlfriend is missing. Grab her trusty bat and work with the local kids to try to uncover the mystery of the strange town in which not only if your girlfriend missing, but so are all of the grown-ups.

The Collage Atlas
The Collage Atlas

The Collage Atlas

John William Evelyn

A Hand-Drawn Adventure

In the beautiful game, You’ll be transported to a picture book dream world in a first-person adventure. All of the artwork was drawn with 0.03mm pens. Some of the themes the game explores include memory, agency, and hope. There are many branching paths and secret areas waiting to be found.

Chicken Mine
All of You

All of You

Alike Studio

This Chicken has a lot more to do than cross the road.

The makers of Love You to Bits and Bring You Home has a new endearing puzzle adventure for you. This time, you guide a chicken through various crazy circumstances to rescue her lost chicks. The game calls back to Framed as you are given multiple snapshot sequences that you need to activate in a specific order to lead the chicken through each challenge.

Race Finish
Crossy Road Castle

Crossy Road Castle

HIPSTER WHALE

Crossy Road moves from Frogger to Super Mario Bros.

Hipser Whale has a new retro inspired arcade game, and this one presents an endless tower climb with each level of the tower offering a quick action platform sequence. Collect coins, jump between platforms, activate switches, knock out enemies, and try to get as high up the tower as you can. The game even includes co-op mode with three friends for shared arcade platforming fun.

The Lullaby of Life
The Lullaby of Life

The Lullaby of Life

1 Simple Game

A Game for Everyone

A game of discovery, players will control BomBo, a musical creature from the void of the cosmos who is able to play musical notes. You’ll control him and take the music to each party of the universe and transform it into a wonderful place. To do that, BomBo needs to learn who to manipulate the environment using existing sounds.

South of the Circle
South of the Circle

South of the Circle

State of Play Games

A Unique Narrative Adventure

From the team behind App Store hits like Lumino City and INKS, the game starts with a plane crash in Antarctica in 1964. Researcher Peter survives the crash, but as he tries to escape the cold, the lines between past and present begin to blur. The game features authentic environments with a symbol-based gameplay mechanic.

Legend of the Skyfish 2
Legend of the Skyfish 2

Legend of the Skyfish 2

Crescent Moon Games

Get Your Hook

In the sequel, set 100 years after the original, peace is once again threatened. As the last of the Red Hook guardians, you’ll need to use a fishing pole as both a weapon and grappling hook to take on the journey. You’ll complete different quests in a hand-painted 2.5D world. The combat system offers three different weapons, a sword, hammer, or scythe. You can also use different lures to defeat foes from afar.