Google Play Pass strikes back at Apple Arcade


Well, in the US at least.

Google Play Pass was recently announced by Google, a “curated catalog spanning games that help you unwind… plus a great selection of family-friendly titles” clearly designed in response to Apple’s recent Apple Arcade subscription service.

Available for Google customers in the USA only at present, the service is priced at $4.99 USD per month with access for up to six family members. For a limited time, players can take advantage of a 10-day free trial followed by an offer of the service’s first 12 months at a charge of $1.99 USD per month.

Some of the titles included in the service are as follows, playable on “mobile, laptop, and tablet devices with Play Store version 16.6.25 and above, and Android version 4.4 and above”:

  • This is the Police
  • Stardew Valley
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Titan Quest
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • Risk
  • Game Dev Tycoon
  • The Tiny Bang Story
  • AccuWeather
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition
  • Lumino City
  • One More Line
  • ELOH
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones
  • Framed
  • Lichtspeer

A total of 350 games and apps are on offer through the subscription program; you can head here for more information.

More information on Google Play Pass international availability and pricing is “coming soon,” according to Google; we’ll keep you posted as we learn more.