Let’s face it. Discoverability is a problem when it comes to most modern mobile App Stores. Sure, a game’s page may have a tag, or icon, to indicate a mobile game has controller support but it’s not a guarantee. Apple came in with Apple Arcade and, for the most part, most games have controller support but you can’t just scan through all of the game’s screenshots to find one you’d want to play.
One of the things I promised to do with the Best Smartphone Games blog is to help people discover new and interesting games. Or to make their life easier. After a lot of hours of manually scouring the web and the App Store I made a list of all the Apple Arcade Games with Controller support. And the type of game, its genre, and multiplayer support. And rating. And a screenshot of the game.
You can sort the list bellow based on the Name, Genre, Rating and Multiplayer capability. Scroll through the list and look at a screenshot that grabs your attention and find your next favorite Apple Arcade Game.
And we have a few more helpful and useful features and articles on our Resources Page!
List of Apple Arcade Games With Controller Support
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Most of the lists of Controller Supported Apple Arcade games on the internet feature just links to the game so I really hope that the effort I put into this one will be of use to you. Now, Apple Arcade get’s updated pretty often so new games might appear that aren’t on that list. If that is the case, do let me know and I’ll update it as often as I can. The same goes for games that get removed from the Arcade.
My Setup For Playing Apple Arcade Games
Most of the iOS games that I play for fun nowadays are Apple Arcade Games. They feel so close to a full console-like experience that I’ve made several dedicated setups just so I can game on my iPad using a controller (and sometimes even via Universal Control using my Mac’s mouse and keyboard).
There’s no denying it, Apple Arcade is a godsend for people who use the iPad as their main computer, or as their gaming setup.
I’m constantly in awe of the quality of games that get released (and sometimes re-released) on apple arcade and it gives me a ton of hope for the future of the platform. And I’m saying this as both a player and a mobile game developer.
More on Apple Arcade
If you’re interested to see what I think about Apple Arcade or Apple Arcade games, I have a few articles that you might like to check out:
- I wrote an article on how you can turn your iPad into a full Nintendo Switch Experience.
- There’s another article on Apple’s Approach to Gaming where I explain why Apple is taking gaming more and more seriously
- A big hitter of ours that showcases just how awesome the iPad is for Gaming
Another thing is, we’re reviewing games on this blog, and a few of them are available in the list above. We wrote about 100 articles on all topics related to the mobile gaming industry and our game reviews are but a fraction of that. However I’m striving to review more titles form the list above. Until then, you can check out our review of:
- Gear Club Stradale – I gave it a 3/5 🌟
- Thumper – 5/5 🌟
We have more reviews of both free and premium mobile games, such as Metal Slug Attack or QB Planets! We also have other articles with tidbits and interesting facts, like this article that answers the question “What is the Number 1 mobile eSports Game” sorted by the prize pool.
I write extensively about the mobile gaming industry, their tactics and how greed influences a game’s design. I believe that you might be interested in more articles on game monetization. So if you want to stick around, you can check out “How Do Free Mobile Games Make money“, “Why Do Mobile Games Have Fake Ads” and “Why Do Mobile Games Have In-App Purchases“.
There’s also a monster post (about 4000 words) that answers the question: “How Hard Is It To Make A Mobile Game“. It goes in depth with actual examples on how Experience, Resources and Financials affect the difficulty of developing and releasing new mobile games!
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