These are all of the Apple Arcade games with support for game controllers

These are all of the Apple Arcade games with support for game controllers

Some games just play better with a controller than with taps or keyboard clicks. If you prefer Apple Arcade games with controller support, here’s the official list.

There are a wide variety of games on Apple Arcade — from simple 2D puzzle games to giant 3D open-world adventures. While all games are designed to work just fine without a controller and some don’t need it all, controller support is often appreciated. A controller gives you a console-like feel and comfort when playing a game on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac, and luckily there are a ton of great options for controllers compatible with iOS devices — including the PlayStation DualShock 4 and the Xbox One Wireless controllers.

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Apple Arcade

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Apple Arcade has over a hundred premium games with more added regularly each week. There is something here for everyone, and it only costs $5 a month for all you can game!

How to tell if an Apple Arcade game has controller support on iPhone and iPad

If you’re familiar with buying games from the App Store, you know the pain of trying to figure out with games have controller support and which don’t. Usually, you have to go looking through the game’s description to see if the developer has included support, but Apple Arcade changes all that. Apple Arcade has clearly labeled each game that supports a controller in not just one, but two places, so you don’t miss it. Some games, such as The Oregon Trail, don’t really need it, but it’s there anyways!

When you tap on a game in Apple Arcade, you’ll be brought to the game page. At the top of the game page, right underneath the app icon, you’ll notice a banner of important information. If a game supports controller, you’ll see it in this banner (pictured above in the middle). You can also scroll down the page to the Support section, and if the game supports controllers, it will be clearly labeled here as well (pictured above on the right). Just like that, you can use any of the controllers that are compatible with Apple devices with your games.

How to tell if an Apple Arcade game has controller support on Mac

The process for seeing what games have controller support on the Mac is very similar to checking on your iPhone or iPad. When you launch the App Store, you can click on the Arcade tab in the sidebar. This will bring you to the Apple Arcade screen and you can either search for or click on a game.

Just like in iOS and iPadOS, when you tap on a game in Apple Arcade, you’ll be brought to the game page. At the top of the game page, right underneath the app icon, you’ll notice a banner of important information. If a game supports a controller, (pictured above on the left) you’ll see the icon here. Additionally, if you scroll down the page to the Support section of the description, (pictured above on the right) you will also see a controller icon.

All Apple Arcade games with controller support

Starting early in 2020, virtually all new Apple Arcade games have included controller support. Some of the older games have gone back and added controller support and even a few of those that don’t officially offer controller support will still work with controllers. If you don’t see your favorite game on this list, it doesn’t hurt to give it a try.

Clap Hanz Golf
Cut the Rope Remastered
NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition
The Oregon Trail
Simon’s Cat – Story Time
SongPop Party
Star Trek: Legends
Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Tap Beat
World of Demons
Fantasian
Wonderbox: The Adventure Maker
Farm It!
HitchHiker
Cozy Grove
Sp!ng
Survival Z
Lumen
Populus Run
NUTS
Spire Blast
Oceanhorn: Chronos Dungeon
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes
Warp Drive
The Pathless
All of You
Reigns: Beyond
South of the Circle
The Collage Atlas
The Survivalists
Slash Quest
Marble Knights
A Monster’s Expedition
World’s End Club
The Last Campfire
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
Next Stop Nowhere
Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows
The Lullaby of Life
Necrobarista
Creaks
Beyond a Steel Sky
Little Orpheus
Spongebob SquarePants: Patty Pursuit
Towers of Everland
Winding Worlds
The Otherside
Neversong
A Fold Apart
Beyond Blue
Spyder
Roundguard
Crossy Road Castle
Charrua Soccer
Butter Royale
Kings of the Castle
No Way Home
Doomsday Vault
Steven Universe: Unleash the Light
Discolored
Guildlings
Marble It Up: Mayhem!
Sociable Soccer
Jumper Jon
Monomals
The Mosaic
Super Mega Mini Party
Hogwash
Lifelike: Chapter One
Yaga The Roleplaying Folktale
Ballistic Baseball
Manifold Garden
PAC-MAN Party Royale
Things That Go Bump
Decoherence
INMOST
ShockRods
Stela
Nightmare Farm
Pilgrims
Redout: Space Assault
Agent Intercept
ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree
BattleSky Brigade: Harpooner
Big Time Sports
Bleak Sword
Card of Darkness
Cardpocalypse
Cat Quest II
ChuChu Rocket! Universe
Cricket Through the Ages
Dead End Job
Dodo Peak
Don’t Bug Me!
Down in Bermuda
EarthNight
Explottens
Exit the Gungeon
Fledgling Heroes
Frogger in Toy Town
The Get Out Kids
Hexaflip: The Action Puzzler
Hot Lava
Jenny LeClue
King’s League II
Lego Brawls
Mini Motorways
Murder Mystery Machine
Mutazione
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
Operator 41
Outlanders
Over the Alps
Overland
PAC-MAN Party Royale
Painty Mob
Patterned
The Pinball Wizard
Projection: First Light
Punch Planet
Red Reign
Shinsekai: Into the Depths
Skate City
Sneaky Sasquatch
Sonic Racing
Spaceland
Speed Demons
Spidersaurs
Super Impossible Road
Way of the Turtle
What the Golf
Word Laces
Wylde Flowers

Constant updates

If youre favorite game doesn’t support your controllers just yet, hang on. Games are getting updates on a fairly frequent basis. It’s entirely possible that any game that doesn’t have controller support will get it in the near future. New games are also being added to Apple Arcade on a somewhat less-regular basis, so check back in every now and again to see if there’s any new games that you can use your controllers with.

Updated May 2022: Updated with the latest games.

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