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Turn Your Apple TV into a Motion-Control, Wii-Like Gaming System

Turn Your Apple TV into a Motion-Control, Wii-Like Gaming System

The Nintendo Wii truly helped bring big screen gaming to the masses with its easy-to-learn motion control scheme and a number of fun and family-friendly titles. This list highlights some of the best Apple TV games emulate that experience. With the Siri Remote, you can do anything from high-speed racing all the way to playing sports with aliens.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

High-speed aerial stunt racing

Asphalt 8: Airborne
Pull Off Aerial Stunts

For those who like over the top racing with lots of action!

Asphalt 8: Airborne is a racing game like none other. You won't just race on a flat circuit, but will fly over ramps and around 360-degree loops. The game's new physics engine will allow you to test the limits of each of the performance cars, racing against not only your opponents but also your own nerve as you pull off stunts and maneuver through the air.

Why we love it

This is a high-speed, full-on intense experience of racing joy. With each stunt you perform, you'll gain confidence in your racing abilities and experience the thrill of nearly turning an automobile into an acrobatic aircraft. The game features incredible graphics, amazing sound effects, and a top-notch soundtrack to keep your heart thumping.

For those who...

  • You love thrill-seeking driving adventures
  • You crave the excitement of pushing performance cars to their limits
  • You enjoy heart-pounding racing action

Not for those who...

  • You are impatient with long downloads
  • You don't like racing games
  • You are looking for regular Nascar-style racing action
Galaxy on Fire™ - Manticore RISING

Save your friends and crew

Galaxy on Fire™ - Manticore RISING
Space Combat

For those who like immersive 3-D space shooters with aerial dogfighting combat.

Think you've seen this somewhere else? No way. Galaxy on Fire – Manticore Rising is available exclusively on Apple TV. Take that, Xbox One users.

Why we love it

This is a full-fledged Apple TV exclusive, tailored to the new Siri Remote. It represents an early look at what the new gaming system can do.

For those who...

  • You like space travel
  • You enjoy rooting for the underdog
  • You love incredible graphics

Not for those who...

  • You don't like continuing stories
  • You dislike space-based games
  • You don't care about the underdog
Riptide GP2

Race through the water in this exciting adventure.

Riptide GP2
Watercraft Racing

For those who enjoy any type of racing, especially with stunts.

Riptide GP2 is a terrific water racing game for Apple TV. With simple controls you just tilt your remote to steer, tap to perform an awesome stunt, and even use a powerful boost to fly ahead of the other racers. The 3-D visuals are gorgeous and the funky tunes add to the experience.

Why we love it

For racing fans, Riptide GP2 brings a fast, fun, watercraft-flipping good time to Apple TV. Do back flips, front flips, and other cool stunts to earn XP. When you have mastered the twists, turns, and stunts, take on other racers and make some waves.

For those who...

  • You like water sports games
  • You enjoy multiplayer racing games

Not for those who...

  • You prefer casual gameplay
  • You dislike racing games
HexSweep

Twist and turn on the hexagon

HexSweep
High Speed Action

For those who like fast paced action that requires quick reactions.

HexSweep is a unique racing game where you tap right and left to maneuver your craft to the other sides of the track. Pick up valuable boosts, watch out for dangerous blockers, and tackle enormous speeds to unlock items and move through the classes. The energetic soundtracks and zippy audio effects go perfectly with the gorgeous graphics and game theme.

Why we love it

- Enjoy puzzle games - Like shooters

For those who...

  • With futuristic sounds, fantastic graphics, and ultimate speeds, HexSweep brings an exciting racing experience fitting for Apple TV. It is a challenging adventure where you must keep your eye on the track and your focus on your steering skills. If you enjoy high-energy racing in a unique world, then HexSweep is the game for you.

Not for those who...

  • Enjoy racing adventures
  • Like futuristic styled games
Beat Sports

Sports mini-games with music

Beat Sports
Time Your Swing To Match The Music

For those who like sports mini-games, and rhythm based games.

On your feet soldier, Beat Sports is not for sitting on the couch. It's a stand up and pay attention to your timing kind of game. The coolest part is actually getting to swing your arm as if you are really playing the sport. You'll find yourself happily dancing to the music as well. A good way to think about this game is Wii Sports meets Rock Band. Did we mention this was actually made by the Rock Band creators?

Why we love it

This is a must have game on your Apple TV. There is nothing else like it on the platform yet. Even if you don't play often, this is the perfect game to show off what Apple TV gaming is all about. It's fun and upbeat, but not too serious. Even if you've played a lot of Wii Sports before, the idea of using your remote as a bat never gets old.

For those who...

  • You are a casual gamer
  • You like group sports games
  • You want to try something different

Not for those who...

  • You're looking for an intense experience
  • You like building status through game accomplishments
  • You don't like time-wasters
Hit Tennis 3 - Swipe & flick the ball

Great tennis action on TV

Hit Tennis 3 - Swipe & flick the ball
Service

For those who like the idea of swinging the Siri remote to swing the tennis racket.

Hit Tennis 3 features great action, with gameplay that is true to the sport. The only difference between this game and real tennis is that you're using your finger to play, and you don't have to worry about inclement weather. Hit Tennis 3 provides you with 24 different tournaments to play in.

Why we love it

Hit Tennis 3 uses your finger swipes to translate into swings of the tennis racket. You hit the ball, and it flies just as if you had swung the racket in the direction of your swipe. It's fun tennis action, and there is plenty of play value in this free, but well done title.

For those who...

  • You love sports games
  • You are a tennis fan
  • You want great finger-swiping fun

Not for those who...

  • You don't like tennis
  • You want deep, rich storylines in their games
  • You don't like sports games
Go Rally

Race your friends and become rivals

Go Rally
Varied Tracks And Conditions

For anyone who likes multiplayer racing games.

Go Rally is an action-packed racing game where you take on extreme terrain. Pick your favorite rally car and make sure to upgrade it as you go, and then hit the tracks! The game comes packed with over 100 tracks available to you, though you'll have to unlock them as you progress through the game. You can go against the clock or do local pass-and-play with your friends and challenge them to beat your best times. There is also a career mode where you can take on the best rally racers out there, which is also a great way to earn cash and upgrades. It's time to unleash your fury on the extreme terrain tracks! Are you up for it?

Why we love it

Racing is always a fun genre, and Go Rally takes it to another level with the extreme terrain conditions and highly competitive feel. Prepare to make some new rivals out of friends and family.

For those who...

  • You like extreme racing games
  • You are competitive

Not for those who...

  • You don't care for racing games
  • You don't like to be competitive with others
Albert

Help Albert find treasures

Albert
Mini-Game Bonanza

For those who like multiple quick games in one.

Albert is a charming, colorful game for children. With paper-crafted graphics and upbeat sounds, you and your kids will enjoy following Albert on his adventurous day. Picking the right pieces of toast, matching pairs of socks, and catching raindrops are just some of the fun activities.

Why we love it

Albert provides an overall delightful experience with its bright colors, jolly sounds, and cheerful theme. Each mini game is unique and fun in its own way. They all provide just the right amount of challenge for the intended age group.

For those who...

  • You like charming games for your kids
  • You want them to have a casual experience

Not for those who...

  • You prefer shooter or racing games
  • You don't have children
League Star Bowling

Bowl with real-world controls

League Star Bowling
Roll A Strike

For those who like bowling, especially with motion controls to swing your arm to roll the ball.

While learning the League Star Bowling control scheme should be easy, it will take time to master the finer point likes spin control.

Why we love it

One of the best new features of the Apple TV is the heavily upgraded Siri Remote. And League Star Bowling is a great way to test out the motion sensing capabilities of the new system and have fun at the same time.

For those who...

  • You enjoy bowling and simulation games like the Wii Sports series
  • You are ready to stand up and have some fun
  • You like an easy-to-learn control scheme that also take time to master

Not for those who...

  • You dislike bowling and other similar titles
  • You are looking for multiplayer fun
Cueist

Realistic cue sports like pool

Cueist
Mimic Real Pool Ball Action

For those who like Pool, and want an authentic version on their Apple TV.

This is a game all about pool and snooker, including the most popular forms of the cue sports on your big screen television. You can make trick shots since the game takes full advantage of the motion sensing technology within the Siri Remote. The game supports play among human challengers, but will also provide a CPU opponent if you don't have another person to play with.

Why we love it

Cueist takes full advantage of the  processing power of the new Apple TV's processor, providing you with silky smooth 1080p 60fps graphics. With the Siri Remote, you can use natural cue movements to make your shots. The graphics are superb and the sound effects are amazing.

For those who...

  • Love pool or snooker
  • Enjoy rich, detailed graphics
  • Want to see how much their Apple TV can handle

Not for those who...

  • Don't like pool or snooker
  • Want easy, casual game play
Tiltagon TV

Tilt to live in a crazy tipsy topsy world

Tiltagon TV
Tilt To Weave

For anyone who enjoys twitch-reflex arcade games.

Tiltagon TV is an addictive arcade experience that will have you acting a fool in order to beat your score. The game's premise is hexagonal platforms that appear out of thin air, and you must roll your ball to them by tilting your Siri remote towards them. While this sounds easy, it really isn't, since the platforms will disappear behind you and only appear randomly in front of you when you go onto the next platform. It's rather unpredictable and then the game will throw obstacles at you, such as moving blocks, disappearing platforms, and even holes in the middle, so you have to be super precise with your tilting. If you fall off, then it's game over. The game is a great high score chaser since you get a point for each platform you manage to stay on, and the speed of the game just increases the longer you survive. If you're a fan of twitchy reflex arcade games, then Tiltagon TV is one you shouldn't miss.

Why we love it

We love twitch reflex arcade games because they're fun, fast, and challenging. Tiltagon TV is all of those things and there's nothing better than finally nabbing that high score you've been going after for a few days. Tiltagon TV is a must if you like something fast and challenging.

For those who...

  • You like twitch reflex arcade games
  • You want a challenge
  • You like high score chasers

Not for those who...

  • You don't like to feel stressed
  • You don't like twitch reflex arcade games
  • You want a more casual game to relax with
Alchemic Maze

Experiment with alchemy to solve puzzles

Alchemic Maze
Liquid Fueled Puzzles

For anyone who enjoys a good physics-based puzzle game.

Alchemic Maze is a gorgeous and challenging puzzle game that everyone will enjoy. In Alchemic Maze, players must manipulate liquids through the power of alchemy, which means changing the properties to evade and slip past dangerous traps and obstacles. You will need dexterity and logical thinking in order to succeed in this awesome maze. Are you ready to discover the magic of alchemy?

Why we love it

We love Alchemic Maze because it not only looks beautiful, but the puzzles can be tricky and challenging to solve. The unique alchemist gameplay means that there can be many possibilities to solve a puzzle — you just have to use your head and fight the correct one. Put those thinking caps on!

For those who...

  • You like beautiful games
  • You enjoy puzzles
  • You like alchemy

Not for those who...

  • You don't like puzzles
  • You don't want a challenge
  • You prefer more straightforward games that don't require much thinking