With the advent of Apple Arcade, playing games across Apple devices has become a great thing. For just $4.99 per month, Apple Arcade gives access to hundreds of games to play on Apple TV, iPad, Mac, iPod, and iPhone. Although the controllers are not essential, they definitely improve your gaming experience.
According to Apple, its latest macOS update now lets MFi controllers use features like rumble feedback, custom button assignment, and screen recording. Thanks to Bluetooth technology, there is a plethora of control options to choose from.
Here are some of the controls to consider when playing Apple Arcade.
Playstation DualShock 4 and DualSense
The DualShock 4 Wireless Controller features a multi-touch, clickable touchpad. There is also a built-in speaker as well as a stereo headphone jack. The DualSense wireless controller came out with the PlayStation 5 and is one of the best Apple Arcade games. It offers USB-C Type 4 charging and a stylish, ergonomic design. Unfortunately, many features of each of these controllers will not work with Apple products. To pair, press and hold the Share and PlayStation buttons simultaneously until the light on the back of the controller starts flashing.
Xbox Wireless Controller
The Xbox Wireless Controller is one of the best on the market right now. It is ideal for users who already own an Xbox or are using one of these consoles for PC games. The Xbox has several design options to choose from, and you can even customize your own using the Xbox Design Lab. This console is convenient to use, and it is very easy to find it online or in stores. To pair, turn on the console and press the pairing button until the Xbox icon starts flashing.
SteelSeries Nimbus + Wireless Game Controller
The SteelSeries Nimbus + Wireless Game Controller is an updated version of the Nimbus Wireless Controller. Its rechargeable battery provides about 50 hours of life on a single charge. It has a new high-performance Bluetooth module, a dedicated menu, and option buttons for easy navigation. Its buttons are set similar to the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, so if you’re familiar with it, this might be a good option for you. With official Apple licensed wireless connectivity, this controller pairs flawlessly with your Apple devices. Currently, when you purchase the Nimbus + Wireless Gaming Controller through Apple, you’ll get up to four months of Apple Arcade for free.
Rotor Riot lightning game console – linked
Rotor Riot connects through the lightning port to your device. Despite this, it takes very little power from your device and even charges it while you are gaming. It’s the only option that includes a stand for your device, giving you a Nintendo Switch-like feel. No need for Bluetooth pairing as it connects directly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
Some great games to play with consoles
While there are plenty of great games out there with or without consoles, here are some recommendations.
Cozy Grove is a life simulation game about camping on a haunted island. Perfect for fans of Animal Crossing New Horizons, you play as a Spit Scout who roams the island in search of hidden secrets. With the help of your new friends, you will return the colors to the island in no time.
Skate City allows you to skate in the streets all over the world in your own style. Perfect your skills with hundreds of trick combinations. Filled with lo-fi beats, this is definitely a game for you to relax in.
Designed for people who hate golf, this physics-based golf simulator is sure to cheer you up with its fun adventures and surprises. No need for a golf lover or have any knowledge of the game like WHAT THE GOLF? He claims it won’t make you a better golfer.
What are your favorite Apple Arcade games? Do you use a console to play?
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