Highly anticipated cyberpunk sequel Beyond a Steel Sky debuts on Apple Arcade


“Beyond a Steel Sky” looks like a comic book come to life.
People have been waiting for Beyond a Steel Sky since 1994.
Photo: Revolution Software

Beyond a Steel Sky, the long-awaited sequel to 1990s cyberpunk classic Beneath a Steel Sky, launches Friday on Apple Arcade on. Revolution Software promises the game offers “a dramatic, humorous, cyberpunk thriller in which engaging puzzles drive a fast-paced and dynamic narrative.”

Oceanhorn 2 Golden Edition makes Apple Arcade’s best RPG even better [Review]


Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm involves battling robots with swords.
Oceanhorn 2 looks and plays better with a significant update released Friday.
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Every fan of role-playing games should try Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm. Especially now that Cornfox & Brothers released a big update with new levels, better graphics and other enhancements.

I devoted many hours to the original version, and got early access to The Golden Edition, which launched for everyone on Apple’s gaming subscription service on Friday. The update improves on what was already an outstanding title.

Battle through the Towers of Everland in Apple Arcade’s new RPG


Towers of Everland hit Apple Arcade on Friday. Hit back.
Towers of Everland fulfills your sword-and-sorcery game needs.
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Towers of Everland offers all the traditional RPG elements: battling, fighting and combat. And Friday’s addition to Apple Arcade includes magic spells, quests to complete, levels to explore, monsters to slay… everything one could want in a role-playing game.

Wiggle through Winding Worlds on Apple Arcade


Winding Worlds is a more grownup Apple Arcade game.
Solve puzzles and help a mysterious cast of characters in Winding Worlds.
Photo: KO_OP/Apple

Winding Worlds promises to be a “world-wiggling puzzle journey.”

The latest addition to Apple Arcade is in the same genre as the classic Monument Valley, where players solve puzzles to work their way through a story. KO_OP  describes its creation as “a heartwarming tale of grief, love, truth, and acceptance.”

Unreal Engine 5 promises mind-blowing graphics for Mac and iPhone games


Unreal Engine 5 is a quantum leap in game graphics.
Games built with Unreal Engine 5 can render movie-quality effects in real time.
Photo: Epic Games

Epic Games on Wednesday gave a first look at Unreal Engine 5, the next generation of its tool for creating 3D games. The goal is “photorealism on par with movie CG and real life,” according to the company. And a video demo shows what’ll be possible in future titles for macOS, iOS and other platforms.