I’ve been wanting to make a video about gaming on the Apple TV for awhile now, but it took me several months because I kept waiting for more games to come out that were really worth playing.
And if I sound a little disappointed it’s because it’s not quite the gaming experience I was hoping for. BUT the truth is that gaming on the Apple TV isn’t bad, not at all. It’s just nothing like a console. You’re not going to get PS4 or Xbox One graphics or even the same type of game selection.
The main reason for this is the 200 MB limit that Apple placed on developers which means that the static resources for an app can’t exceed 200 MB and that any additional resources must be downloaded on-demand. So basically: you’re stuck with pretty small game sizes. For comparison, the game install sizes for different titles in the Call of Duty series for the PS4 range in size from about 30 to 40 GB!
That said there’s definitely a lot of fun to be had gaming on the Apple TV once get your expectations set in the right place.
So what should you expect in terms of what types of games are available on the Apple TV? Basically… by and large it’s iOS games that have been tweaked for your TV.
Obviously this list is pure opinion and you might disagree but hopefully you’ll at least get a good idea of what’s out there. But stick around to the end of the video if you’re interested in a few games I think you should avoid (and trust me, a few of them might surprise you).
#1 Geometry Wars Dimensions Evolved
Geometry Wars has been around on the iPhone for quite awhile now and I have to admit I skipped it until the Apple TV version was released, but now it’s one of my favorite time killers.
I definitely love the graphics of this game and I think calling it completely unique is almost an understatement.
So in this game you pilot a ship which auto fires at nearby enemies. You also get to choose a drone to hover nearby and help you out and each drone has a special ability. One’s a sniper, one covers your back and one circles around you providing a shield of sorts, for example. The object of the game is basically ...