Apple allows users to enhance their gaming experience by pairing a controller with their iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. YouTuber @MrMacRight has listed down 15 paid App Store games with controller support.
15 paid App Store games with controller support
- Pad Pro models and iPad Air (4th generation) for $24.99
- Mac for $44.99
Form a party and experience true branching gameplay with a story unique to each player, in a world filled with evil and abandoned by the gods.
- Apple TV for $19.99
Join the Beach Buggy Racing League and compete against drivers and cars from around the world. Race through Egyptian pyramids, dragon-infested castles, pirate ship wrecks, and experimental alien bio-labs. Collect and upgrade an arsenal of fun and wacky Powerups. Recruit new drivers, assemble a garage full of cars and race your way to the top of the League.
Making its highly-anticipated debut on Apple Arcade, NBA 2K21 puts you on the court with today’s top NBA stars like Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Zion Williamson, and Anthony Davis. Pickup a competitive Quick Match in one of 30 NBA arenas or on the Blacktop. Jump into a multiplayer game with up to 2 friends, or start your journey to NBA legend status in MyCAREER mode. Sporting a new graphics engine that offers the highest possible resolution Apple devices allow, Everything Is Game in NBA 2K21.
- iPhone, iPad and Apple Silicon Macs for $4.99
Fly Dakkajets, Burna-Bommas, and Blitza-Bommas, equip them with an array of guns, bombs, and missiles, learn special maneuvers, and unleash your dakka to conquer a galaxy riddled with ancient enemies.
- iPhone, iPad, and Apple Silicon Macs for $1.99
The story is inspired by China’s first mythological novel “Journey to the West” and strives to bring players an innovative experience through a fantastical art style and hilarious plot.
6. Metro Exodus
- Mac 4Gb dedicated graphics card or Apple silicon Mac on Rosetta 2 for $59.99
- Apple Arcade subscribers
The game is set in a beautiful environment inspired by traditional Japanese artwork with gorgeous stages pulled from ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Along the way, they’ll meet samurai allies and a menagerie of yokai, each with their own techniques and combo possibilities
- Partial controller support, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Silicon Macs for $5.99
Immerse yourself in the mind of traumatized WWI veteran, Alexander Dockter as he struggles to survive aboard an eerie turn-of-the-century ocean liner that is slowly sinking. As if trying to escape a colossal doomed ship in the middle of the night isn’t frightening enough, you find out that your escape is sabotaged by malicious entities that seem to want something from you.
- iPhone and iPad for $17.99
You get the all-encompassing experience of an unbridled, truly heroic journey through the worlds of Titan Quest!
- Mac 2Gb with dedicated graphics cards, or Apple silicon Mac on Rosetta 2 for $34.99
EVERSPACE™ is an action-focused single-player space shooter, combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story. It takes you on a challenging journey through an ever-changing, beautifully crafted universe full of surprises.
- Mac $11.99
Pascal’s Wager is an action role playing game with the style of dark fantasy. The game provides its players with top-notch picture quality and a feast for the senses that the mobile platform has never had before. In the game, the world is shrouded by dark mist, where light is dim and mysterious.
- iPhone and iPad for $3.99 and as a separate app on Mac for $9.99
Uncertain of his sister’s fate, a boy enters LIMBO. Apple Design Award Winner.
- Apple Arcade subscribers
Creating and exploring are the essence of Wonderbox, an action-adventure game set in beautiful dioramas. Discover this ever-expanding universe with your friends and family, where you can make and share your own adventures.
14. Go Rally
- iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Silicon Mac for $2.99
With loads of tracks, cars, a career mode, multiplayer time challenges and an awesome track creator.
- Phone and iPad for $2.99
Downwell is a curious game about a young boy venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. Make your way further and further down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks.
Wireless controllers supported by Apple
- Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth (Model 1708)
- Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
- Xbox Adaptive Controller
- Xbox Wireless Controller Series S and Series X
- PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
- PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller
MFi (Made for iOS) controllers
- SteelSeries Nimbus+ Wireless Gaming Controller- $69.95
- Sony PlayStation® DualSense™ Wireless Controller- $69.95
- Razer Kishi for iPhone- $99.95
- Rotor Riot Wired Game Controller- $49.95
Compatible iPhone, iPad, Mac models
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1, 2, 3, 4 5th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1,2 3, 3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (5,6,7,8th generation)
- iPad mini (2,3,4,5th generation)
- iPad Air (1,2,3rd,4 generation)
- iPhone 5s and later
- MacBook Air
- (M1, 2020)
- (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
- MacBook Pro
- (13-inch, M1, 2020)
- (13-inch, 2020)
- (16-inch, 2019)
- MacBook Air
- (Retina, 13-inch, 2018 – 2019)
- (13-inch, Early 2015 – 2017)
- (11-inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook Pro
- (13-inch, 2016 – 2019)
- (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012 – 2015)
- (15-inch, 2016 – 2019)
- (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012 – 2015)
- (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015 – 2017)
- (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019)
- (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
- (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015)
- (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
- (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
- (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014 – 2015)
- (21.5-inch, Mid 2014)
- (27-inch, Late 2013)
- (24-inch, M1, 2021)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- Mac mini (M1, 2020)
- Mac mini
- (Late 2014)
- Mac Pro
- (Late 2013)