December 1, 2022


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Update – Every Apple Arcade Game of 2022 Played and Rated


For the past couple of years we’ve been keeping a regularly updated list of every new game that lands on Apple Arcade. It was getting a bit long and unwieldy, so we’re starting a new list for 2022.

You can still read our list of every Apple Arcade game of 2021 and 2020 by clicking here, but we’ll be continuing to update this new version as the year goes on. We’ll share our definitive opinion of every game that lands on Apple’s subscription service.

Make sure you check back regularly to see what we think of the latest titles landing on Apple Arcade. And now, here’s every Apple Arcade game of 2022 – played and rated.

Updated on April 4th

Pocket Build+

A gorgeous-looking build-’em-up that gives you a blank canvas to place your creations upon. There’s people-management and resource gathering, all to build to your heart’s content. It’s even better with the IAPs removed. Well worth checking out if you want a game that lets you make things.

Alto’s Adventure Remastered

Another Alto game gets some Apple Arcade spit-and-polish. This is a remastered version of the original, and it features a brand new character and 20 new goals that you can only complete once you’ve unlocked them. It’s every bit as smooth and dreamy as when it first came out, and it’s a great way to lose yourself in the mountains for a while.

Monument Valley 2+

A brilliant and often breathtaking adventure puzzler that sees you working your way through impossible worlds. There’s a story here about life, connection and the relationship between parents and their children, and it’s as essential now as it was when it was first released. Play it.

Shadow Blade+

One of the best action platformers on mobile gets the Apple Arcade treatment. It’s all about stealth, short bursts of violence and picking your way through a series of tricky levels. And you get to play as a ninja. What’s better than that?

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees

A gorgeous, ecologically conscious game that sees you controlling a gibbon as it swings through the trees. There’s a real joy to the movement, an important message, and this one has pedigree too – it’s from the dev behind Eloh and Old Man’s Journey. Well worth checking out.

Wylde Flowers

Fancy a magical farming adventure? Well that’s exactly what Wylde Flowers offers. It mixes some adventure and exploration into the cauldron, as well as spells and an excellent story. You’ll be growing crops and looking after animals too. It’s adorable in just the right ways.

Bloons TD 6+

The latest game in the main Bloons series gets the Apple Arcade treatment. If you like tower defense, monkeys or balloons, then you’re going to find a lot to like here. There are loads of modes, from co-op to single player, and a decent depth to proceedings too.

Bridge Constructor+

The original Bridge Constructor game makes the leap over to Apple Arcade. It’s all about putting up a bridge using limited materials and getting vehicles from A to B. You’ll also get the SlopeMania and Trains add-ons. It’s a solid, challenging physics puzzler that’s got a fair share of laughs to it as well.

Hidden Folks+

Another slight revamp of a classic mobile game – this one won Apple’s Game of the Year award back in 2017. It’s basically a digital version of Where’s Waldo, but it’s dripping in charm, great ideas and more than a hefty dollop of good fun.

Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis

A big, giddy blast of arcade-style tennis fun. You’re whacking balls around as one of several characters from classic Nickelodeon toons. This is to tennis what Super Smash Bros. is to punching people in the face. It’s fast, it’s fun and there’s an awful lot to love.


One of the best survival games on mobile gets a release on Apple Arcade. It’s full of heart, charm, crafting and fighting. The sci-fi setting is brilliant, and there’s a massive world to explore and enjoy. If you’ve not played this before, now’s the perfect time.

Hearts: Card Game+, Spades: Card Game+

2022 hasn’t exactly started out with a bang on Apple Arcade. So much so that we’ve decided to group the two games that HAVE come out together. They’re both digital representations of popular card games, they’re both really well put together, and if you like Hearts or Spades you’ll love them. Hopefully there’ll be something meatier on the way in the coming weeks, though.


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