Space Survival Game 'No Way Home' Now Available on Apple Arcade

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Apple today updated its Apple Arcade gaming service with a new title, adding No Way Home, a space survival and crafting game where players need to fight to survive on an alien planet.

In No Way Home, there are more than 50 weapons to find, craft, and upgrade, aliens to befriend, over 60 monsters to defeat, and boss battles to engage in.


No Way Home uses a procedural universe so each game played is unique, and the game promises a rich story mode that takes place in a huge universe. Players can take multiple paths as they struggle to survive, and there's cargo to find and loot.


Both touch screen support and controller support are available, and the game is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.


Like all Apple Arcade games, No Way Home can be downloaded and played with an Apple Arcade subscription. Apple Arcade is priced at $4.99 per month and lets up to six members of a family play games for the one monthly fee.

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Baumi

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I wouldn’t go that far. I’ve found several which I quite enjoy, but they could use a larger selection of basic casual games. Their current selection is very much slanted towards “arty” games. Again, some of these are not bad at all, but sometimes a plain old burger can be nicer than a fancy meal.
 

kyykesko

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I've yet to find a single game I'm interested in. Is there anything worth paying the price?
 

Baumi

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Worth paying the price? $4.99 a month for 6 people? Joking right? If 6 people can only somehow manage to come up with 83 cents a month.
To be fair, not everyone is sharing their subscription with 5 other people, and the subscription is $60/year. (Or $50/year, if you go for the annual plan.) At that price, I find it completely justified to make sure that you like the product before you subscribe. Because, even if you can afford it, why waste money on something you end up not using?
 
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star-affinity

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Too difficult to hide the arrow cursor while playing the game in the macOS version? Seems so. Several of the macOS versions of the Apple Arcade games suffering from this lack of polish.
 
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skippermonkey

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If you don't enjoy the likes of Grindstone, Lego Builder's Journey, What The Golf?, Oceanhorn 2 or No way Home, might I suggest you're just not a gamer in the first place. But if, for some reason, none of the current lineup appeals, feel free to go and buy a console and a single triple-A game for $300.
 

ApostolisApo

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To be fair, not everyone is sharing their subscription with 5 other people, and the subscription is $60/year. (Or $50/year, if you go for the annual plan.) At that price, I find it completely justified to make sure that you like the product before you subscribe. Because, even if you can afford it, why waste money on something you end up not using?
I am tired of this multiplying thing when someone tries to justify them not paying for something 😁
No, it’s not 60 dollars per year it’s 5 dollars per month. Otherwise you have to justify why you give thousands of dollars every 10 years to Spotify just to have online music. 😁
Wouldn’t it better to play music locally and give this money to make a trip somewhere?

My problem with arcade is exactly its low price in the sense that no developer will want to release their big games on this service since the margins are (must be) tiny compared to releasing the game on its own..
 

Kabeyun

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I've yet to find a single game I'm interested in. Is there anything worth paying the price?
Worth paying the price? $4.99 a month for 6 people? Joking right? If 6 people can only somehow manage to come up with 83 cents a month.
Both good points. By itself $4.99/mo is trivial. But these days everything is something like $5-$12/mo. Netflix, HBO, Disney, Apple TV+, Prime, etc, etc, etc. And content providers know precisely what monthly amount will make potential customers shrug and cough up yet another nominal fee. Even apps that once upon a time meant buying them once now want to cash in on “subscriptions” and force you to rent them every month forever. People can quickly $4.99 themselves into poverty! Got to draw the line somewhere, and an arcade service with a selection in which one doesn’t see value seems like a fair place to start.
 
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Johnny907

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I was interested after reading the synopsis so I clicked the link only to find it’s just a generic shooter. Not worth it.
 

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There are some rubbish flash-like games on Arcade, but Grindstone, What the Golf, Neo Cab, Dear Reader and Shinsekai (to name a few) show that Arcade is worth the price.

Also Sneaky Sasquatch... that’s a good one 😋
 

Baumi

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I am tired of this multiplying thing when someone tries to justify them not paying for something 😁
No, it’s not 60 dollars per year it’s 5 dollars per month. Otherwise you have to justify why you give thousands of dollars every 10 years to Spotify just to have online music. 😁
Wouldn’t it better to play music locally and give this money to make a trip somewhere?
That’s exactly what managing your expenses is about. You add up all your regular monthly spending, and then decide what you can do without and how much you could save by doing so. 12 times “only $5” is $60. (With a $10 discount, if you go for the annual plan.)

For the record, I have Apple Arcade, as well as Netflix and Spotify. That’s because I feel like I get enough value out of them to justify the subscriptions. But they still cost me their respective fees every month, and 12 times that much per year.