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The Best Apple Arcade Games (2022)

On the hunt for the best Apple Arcade games? You’ve reached your destination. This guide includes a compiled list of our personal favourite choices. We fired up our iPhones and iPads to play through as many games as we could – and here we are!

If you’re looking for other games to play on iOS devices, take a look at our guides for Ragnarok Arena codes, our Skullgirls tier list, and our Bleach: Brave Souls tier list.

Best Apple Arcade Games

We’ve handpicked our favourites of 2022 – please keep in mind that these games are our personal choices! There are plenty of other amazing games out there.


This one’s a special one. Fantasian is a game made by the original creator of Final Fantasy. It’s an immersive RPG that you can spend a plethora of hours in. The backdrops throughout the environment are handmade dioramas that are truly some stunning pieces of art.

You can streamline combat by sending enemies that you’ve previously encountered to a dimensional dungeon. This allows you to spend more time enjoying the scenery and exploring the rich world of Fantasian. As you play through the game, you’ll also notice the beautiful soundtrack – written by Final Fantasy’s Nobuo Uematsu.

Download Fantasian from the App Store now!


Grindstone is a fun and addictive sword-slashing puzzle game. Explore Grindstone Mountain has you battle against Creeps! Make your way up the mountain to reach the peak where you’ll find an abundance of fortune – and danger.

Loot your enemies as you travel upwards, and defeat powerful bosses that you’ll encounter on the way. Collect blueprints that can be used to obtain stronger gear, and play through over 200 levels!

Download Grindstone from the App Store now!

Sneaky Sasquatch

An oddly relaxing and fun game, Sneaky Sasquatch allows you to live the life of a Sasquatch – exactly what it says on the tin! Go about your daily life as you wander through the woods to find campsites. Make sure you sneak around though, otherwise you’ll get caught!

Put on a human disguise to avoid suspicions as you play a game of 9-hole golf, or adopt an adorable little dog. Drive a monster truck, or go fishing at the sparkling lake – the world’s your oyster! Try the game out now to see what mischief you can get up to as a Sasquatch.

Download Sneaky Sasquatch from the App Store now!

Dead Cells+

In Dead Cells, you play as a failed alchemic experiment as you traverse the mysteriously ever-changing castle. The island is dark and gloomy – and it’s up to you to get through it! As you explore, you’ll come across violent keepers who you must fight against.

Dead Cells is deemed a roguevania action platformer, so it’s a must try for those who love roguelike games! The game includes fast-paced 2D combat, where you can experiment with a wide range of skills and weapons. Choose a path depending on your chosen build and play style!

Download Dead Cells from the App Store now!

Monster Hunter Stories+

This one’s a great one for Monster Hunter fans! Monster Hunter Stories is an incredibly story-driven game set in the world of Monster Hunter. In this universe, Monster Riders form friendships with “Monsties” – which are basically just monsters.

You can recruit these powerful Monsties to help you along your journey as you explore the world. Walk through secret dungeons to discover eggs that you can hatch to get even more Monsties! There’s also a great PvP feature, where you can take part in Network Battles against fellow players.

Download Monster Hunter Stories from the App Store now!

Cut the Rope Remastered

You may remember the popular mobile game, Cut the Rope. Well, it’s back and better than ever in Cut the Rope Remastered. Om Nom is back to cause chaos in this 3D remaster of the iconic puzzle game. If you aren’t familiar with the game, you’re missing out!

Each stage presents you with a challenge – give Om Nom candy. Avoid obstacles as you cut the ropes, and use plenty of boosters to help Om Nom get his snacks. The game focuses heavily on physics, which can be incredibly fun and addictive!

Download Cut the Rope Remastered from the App Store now!

Cooking Mama: Cuisine!

Cooking Mama is one of those franchises that will always have a special place in our hearts. From the day we first opened up our Nintendo DS’s to play Cooking Mama, we were hooked. The latest installment in the Cooking Mama franchise is Cooking Mama: Cuisine! It follows the same style of gameplay as the previous entries, but this time it’s on your iOS device.

Discover brand new recipes by experimenting with your cooking tools and ingredients. If you find the correct combo, you can start to cook a delicious meal! If you’re fancying a short break from the stove, you can take part in some excitingly easy mini games – perfect to pass some time.

Download Cooking Mama: Cuisine! from the App Store now!

Angry Birds Reloaded

Angry Birds Reloaded is essentially the same as the original game, but it’s been improved quite a bit. The gameplay is still familiar, but with the addition of new characters and brilliant visuals. King Pig has yet again stolen the eggs, and the birds won’t let him get away with it this time!

In this installment, it’s not just the pigs you need to fight against. You’ll also be battling against the eagles – they might be familiar to you if you’ve seen the movie.

Download Angry Birds Reloaded from the App Store now!

Jetpack Joyride 2

The original title was a popular choice for iOS users, mainly due to its addictive and challenging gameplay. Jetpack Joyride 2 is the exciting sequel to the original game! Join Barry on a new adventure – this time he’s got new weapons and equipment.

There are a variety of new enemies included, as you help Barry traverse through a suspicious laboratory. As Jetpack Joyride 2 is a sequel, it’s no surprise that the overall graphics and animations have had an impressive rehaul.

Download Jetpack Joyride 2 from the App Store now!

Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure

The original game one of the most popular mobile games back in the day – with it coming out in August 2011. Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure takes a spin on the original entry with a brand new style of gameplay!

In this installment, you have to battle through an abundance of match 3 puzzles as you try to uncover the secrets of the ancient temple realm. As with many match 3 puzzle games, you can utilise special combos and items to become the Temple Champion!

Download Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure from the App Store now!