Why do arcade games cost so much

Play on Apple Arcade

Subscribe to Apple Arcade for unlimited access to a curated collection of games on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV.

Find games

After subscribing to Apple Arcade, you can download any Apple Arcade game at no additional cost:

  • On the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch: Open the App Store and switch to the "Arcade" tab at the bottom of the screen.
  • On the Apple TV: Open the Arcade app or the App Store and switch to the Arcade tab at the top of the screen.
  • On the Mac: Open the App Store and switch to the Arcade tab in the sidebar.

You can also search for a specific game in the App Store.

Play

You can download as many Apple Arcade games as you want and play them as often as you want. Once you have your subscription, Apple Arcade Games do not require any additional purchases.

All you need to play is your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Apple TV. When you see a controller icon on the app's page, the game supports a controller for that device. You can play most games with a game controller, even if you don't need one. A controller is required to play some games on Apple TV.

Every Apple Arcade game is different. If you need help with the controls, functions or rules of a game, contact the app developer.

View results and save games

Apple Arcade uses iCloud and Game Center to progress, save games, and play with friends on all of your devices that are signed in to iCloud and Game Center with the same Apple ID. As long as you are logged in, you can play your game on any of your devices.

To pick up your last arcade game from where you left off on one of your devices, go to the Arcade tab in the App Store and find the “Keep playing” section.

To see which achievements you've unlocked, go to your account page in the App Store.

Learn more about saved games, iCloud, and Apple Arcade.

additional Information

  • You can delete a game from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac at any time, just like any other app.
  • Apple Arcade is a subscription that you can view or cancel at any time. If you cancel, you will need to re-subscribe to Apple Arcade to continue playing the games that you downloaded while you were subscribed.
  • If you're using Family Sharing and someone in your family group subscribes, you can download and play any game in Apple Arcade, but your family members won't be able to see your saved games.
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