Before we dig into the nitty gritty, let’s go over what exactly classifies a game as “hardcore”. In this list, we’ll nail down a couple of games that might seem casual at face value but have a lot of depth once you dig into them. From shoot-em-ups that are infamously hard and test each and every bit of your reflexes to JRPGs with tons of content that will require lots of grinding and commitment, this list will touch on many different genres, each hardcore in its own ways.

For the hardcore gamer, these entries will all be up your alley, whether you’re looking for a game to commit hundreds of hours to or just looking to have your skills and wits tested at every turn. Apple Arcade has many games on its storefront that fit this category, but many of them require you to dig past the more casual and accessible titles. Luckily, we’re here to let you in on a few that might have slipped under your radar and will provide a worthy challenge to test your skills. These titles are no joke, so be sure you’re ready to take on some real hurdles and face difficult levels that make you pull your hair out before you give these a shot!

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