Apple Arcade is still only a few months old, but it has provided some amazing games for $4.99 a month. It has also provided some lousy games. AArcade Reviews has tried almost all of them and, even though it has only been a few months it is the end of the year, these are the AArcade top 5 Apple Arcade games of 2019.
Before we get to the list some notes. 1. The games on the list are only chosen from the MUST PLAY classification on the Quick List. 2. The order of the list is based on the review score and enjoyment of the game combined. Some games have the same score, and a decision was made. 3. Originality and fun factor played a big part in the list in addition to nostalgia.
I'm sure there are games that you might think belong on the list. That is fine. Leave your top 5 or 3 or whatever below. This list is the opinion of one person, and people like different types of games.
With that said, here's the list. Links are provided to the original site review. From there you can find links to the Arcade listing.
NUMBER 5: Frogger in Toy Town
This was one of the first games in Apple Arcade and it is a fantastic reimagining of Frogger. It plays on the nostalgia factor, but is also a ton of fun. You can play for five minutes or hours. This is one I keep going back to time and again.
NUMBER 4: Down in Bermuda
While not a game I keep going back to to play (because I have played as far as I can and eagerly awaiting an update), it is a fantastic puzzler that I could not stop playing. The puzzles are definitely solvable, for the most part, and the game looks great.
NUMBER 3: Way of the Turtle
Another game I am eagerly awaiting an update. When I was playing this game I could not put it down. I spent hours playing this one through to the current end. It takes me back to my childhood and playing platforms like the Mario series. The game looks fantastic and is very enjoyable.
NUMBER 2: Assemble With Care
Another game that hits the nostalgia factor on all cylinders. It is a different nostalgia than Frogger. This is nostalgia of repairing items I grew up with, like a typewriter or a rotary phone. Not only is this game nostalgic but really original. Again, one game I could not put down.
NUMBER 1: Pilgrims
If you haven't played pilgrims what are you waiting for????? It is just pure fun. The game is original, has a great look to it, has replayability (I played it over several times to see the different outcomes), and it is full of humor. I wish it was longer or that the developer make a Pilgrims 2!
Honorable Mention, in no particular order: Grindstone, Hexaflip, Thing That Go Bump
Well, there you have it. The AArcade Reviews Top 5 Apple Arcade Games of 2019. It was not an easy list to make, and there are a bunch of other great games out there. Let's hope 2020 brings even better games!
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