What are the best free games for Apple TV you can play today?

What are the best free games for Apple TV you can play today? Did you know that Apple is not just a television to watch movies and TV shows? Yes, it does connect to Streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime but other than that you can also cast your iPhone’s content onto your Apple TV and even play iOS games on it. All Apple TVs have a built-in App Store which can be used to download and install Apple apps and games, and your TV’s remote can control these.

There are many ways in which Apple TV stands out from the competition. Whether it’s for streaming 4K HDR Dolby Atmos content or controlling your HomeKit smart home devices, the Apple TV can do it all. What’s more, thanks to the powerful A12 Bionic chip, the smart TV box can even play some really amazing games.

Playing on a big screen provides more entertainment than on a small 7-inch screen of your iPhone. These games are also customized to fit on your Apple TV and need not be sideloaded onto it. There are currently thousands of Apple TV games, and I have listed the best free games that you can enjoy with your family and friends.

Rayman Adventures

Rayman Adventures is an epic platformer with intriguing gameplay. The game is about helping Rayman and his friends rescue Ancient eggs in order to breathe a new lease of life into the Sacred Tree. Boasting timeless adventures, more than 55 characters, and several amazing worlds to explore, the game has got all the ingredients to deliver hours of fun. Not to mention, Rayman Adventures is packed with over 200 levels with varying obstacles. In each level, you will battle with a plethora of monsters and run through mysterious lands with hidden secrets. Long story short, it will never let you get out of the hook unless you bring on your astute tactics into play.

Rayman Adventures does require you to connect a game controller to your Apple TV. However, we were able to play the game with the Apple TV remote as well.

Crossy Road

Crossy Road is the sort of game that you will never get tired of playing on your Apple TV. While the graphics are pretty simple, the gameplay is easy but becomes very addictive once you get into the groove. This endless arcade hopper features a variety of characters such as barnyards, animals, robots, and more. Hence, you have plenty of freedom to experiment with characters and settle with the one that is in line with your taste. Bear in mind that the endless arcade hopper is about thinking from toes to outsmart your rivals. Else, you will keep scratching your head as to why the chicken crossed the road!

Mushroom Wars 2: Tower Defense

Should your hunt warrants nothing less than the very best multiplayer tower defense strategy game, you would be hard-pressed to find a more exciting game than Mushroom Wars 2. You read that right! This real-time strategy game is a great mix of tower defense and hero skill elements of a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena). As for the gameplay, it’s about upgrading your fungi base, hacking battle map objects, and commanding your massive mushroom armies to victory. To make sure you never lose grip, be sure to summon legendary heroes and use them smartly to decimate rivals in multiplayer PVP and co-op modes. Faced with more than 200 grueling missions, you will need to both improvise and reboot your strategy to remain in the contest.

Into the Dead

For the folks who have a huge penchant for a survival game, Into the Dead could be a fantastic pick. Up against a brutal world of the zombie apocalypse where there are no second chances, you’ve got to bring on your “A” game to stay alive by hook or by crook. The challenging gameplay together with an arsenal of powerful weapons, top-notch visuals, and matching sound design makes it stand out as a zombie runner. So, what’s stopping you from challenging your friends to beat your high score and competing on global leaderboards?

Jetpack Joyride

As someone who has a huge penchant for the endless running game, I have always relished playing Jetpack Joyride which comes from the makers of the insanely popular Fruit Ninja game. In this endless running game, your goal is to beat scientists to the end of the lab by going against all odds. Thanks to a wide variety of crazy vehicles to ride, the option to earn plenty of achievements, and a lot of power-ups to bolster your might, it ensures your endless running never becomes boring. Not to underestimate, Jetpack Joyride is also up to the task when it comes to customization. Thus, you can customize your look with amusing outfits to look unique in the crowd. Taking everything into account, it deserves to be rated as one of the best free Apple TV games.

Real Racing 3

Claiming to deliver the ultimate racing experience, Real Racing 3 deserves serious consideration, especially if a high-octane racing extravaganza on Apple TV is on top of your mind. What puts Real Racing at the forefront is a growing collection of over 250 vehicles from well-known manufacturers such as McLaren, Ford, Aston Martin, Pagani, and more. Combine that with plenty of officially licensed tracks at almost 20 real-world locations and it leaves very little room for complaint. Another feature worth taking note of is the option to compete in over 4000 events including cup races, Formula 1 Grands Prix, endurance challenges, and more. Plus, you can also drop into any race to challenge the AI-controlled versions in the time-shifted multiplayer. Since Real Racing features social leaderboards, you can race your way to the top to stand out.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne belongs to the elite league of racing games for Apple TV. So, there is no question of missing out on this one. In this real-time online multiplayer racing game, you can put your hands on more than 300 official speed machines from Ducati, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Ferrari to Audi. For a fully personalized experience, Asphalt 8 lets you not only customize your avatar but also give the personal touch to your favorite rides with a variety of decals. And when you bring dozens of professionally-designed tracks and over 400 career events complete with car mastery challenges into the mix, it makes for a strong case for your exclusive roster of car racing games.

Hungry Shark Evolution

Ubisoft’s Hungry Shark Evolution is a fun-filled shark action game where you will need to go your all out to take control of the very hungry shark. In the insane ocean rampage, surviving is a herculean task, unless, of course, you unleash the killer version of yourself. Beyond the battle with mighty sharks, you will get a chance to explore the incredible underwater world and also evolve iconic sharks. The stunning graphics and sound effects further enliven your adventure in the underwater world. Now, the only question is, how long can you keep those dreading sharks at bay?

Alliance: Air War

How about playing a flight simulator game? Alliance: Air War is a highly-rated flight simulator game designed to test your air combat pilot skills such as a fleet attack, attack the ace, free flight, assassination, dogfighting, and more. You can showcase your dogfighting prowess against enemy fighters using Vulcan cannons, rockets, machineguns, guided missiles, and whatnot. Moreover, the game has six different modes with several challenges and there are also leaderboards to rank yourself against the world’s best players. Gaming aside, discovering decades of air combat developments is a treat; particularly if that appeals to your curiosity.


Times when you may want to indulge with a relaxing brain teaser, 2048 can have a role to play. In this puzzle game, all you need to do to crack puzzles is to join numbers and get to the 2048 tile. You can use the Siri remote to move tiles, and when two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one. Pretty cool, isn’t it? Yeah, that’s exactly what makes it a hot pick for gaming with family.

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