It is that time of the year once again. The iTunes freeze is happening later today and while many developers are trying to get updates out of the door, many are just relaxing and putting their catalogue on discount. This year, we‘ve had some amazing PC and console ports in addition to excellent mobile games in general. This post is for everyone who has waited to pickup a lot of games discounted. This post will be updated with more deals if anything noteworthy goes on sale after publishing but for now, these are some amazing game deals on the App Store:

I’ll be updating this over the next few days when more games get discounted. Square Enix will be putting Final Fantasy IX and VII on sale in a few days and there most certainly will be more discounts.

Update: December 23rd at 9:30 AM - Added Sorcery, Sorcery 2, Sorcery 4, Neon Chrome, Sentinels of the Multiverse, The Deer God, Little Luca, Ravensword: Shadowlands, Party Hard Go, Tennis in the Face, King of Dragon Pass, Sproggiwood, SIMULACRA, and 80 Days.

Update 2: December 27 at 9:00 AM - Added Rusty Lake: Roots, Rusty Lake Hotel, This War of Mine, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy VII, Chaos Rings III, Dragon Quest IV, Card Thief, Card Crawl, Miracle Merchant, Yankai’s Triangle, Circa Infinity, Yankai’s Peak, Little Inferno, Human Resource Machine, and Little Inferno HD.

Update 3: December 27 at 1:00 PM - Added Dragon Quest V, Dragon Quest VI, and Dragon Quest VIII.

  • Timmy2x

    Any chance you could highlight mfi controller supported games?

    • Mr. Mayhem

      I’d love to be able to actually find a good MFi controller, all the reviews seem to be mediocre or pretty good at best.

      • Tekan

        Steelseries Nimbus if you are looking for a normal controller.

      • Mr. Mayhem

        That’s the one I’ll probably end up getting, it seems to be the best one available right now. It’s too bad I can’t just use my PS4 or XB1 controller.

      • Lance

        I’m enjoying the Gamevice for my IPhone X.

      • Mr. Mayhem

        That’s what I really want but the reviews are so bad.

      • Eduardo Ribeiro Bueno Netto

        I have a PXN from Ali Express and I must say that I'm impressed with its quality! I have for months now and its awesome! Way cheaper than any other controller (here in Brazil) and it works flawlessly! If you like X360 controller you will love this one!

      • Cameron Mulder

        Both the Nimbus and gamevice are great, IMHO. I prefer the Nimus as I can use it with all my iOS devices whereas the design of the gamevice makes it more device specific.

      • elthesensai

        Love my Steelseries Nimbus and my Gamevice. Two of the best mfi pads you can get.

      • Aaron C

        I’d highly recommend a Gamevice, I have one for both my phone and iPad!

  • Gurney Halleck

    Sorcery! 4 is also discounted for the first time ever to only $1.99!!

  • Gurney Halleck

    I have almost everything on this list already. Some really great deals though! Jade Empire for a buck?! If you haven't tried it yet, I can safely say that it is an unmissable deal. The port is excellent and mfi support is great!

    • Milotorou

      Me too, except sorcery 4 i didnt have.... and after purchasing Civ VI im kinda happy to have nothing else to purchase my wallet already hurts enough 😂😂😂


    Jade Empire and Strike Team Hydra have been on the wish list for awhile and now both are $0.99??? Heck yeah! 🙌👍.

    Debating on whether to buy Morphite at the discounted price here or buy it full price for my Switch.

    • Gurney Halleck

      Get both! For only a few bucks more you can have it on your phone too!! 🤓

    • Mr. Mayhem

      Never heard of STH before, thanks for making me spend more money.

  • Pedro Rama da Silva

    Is romancing saga really discounted? It shows as 15 bucks

    • Cameron Mulder

      Was $17.99, so $3 off.

    • Pedro Rama da Silva

      Yeah i just saw it. So really other FFs get slashed 50%, but RS gets the same bs 3 bucks off as last year!? Damn

  • sancho-one

    King of Dragon Pass is (was?) on sale

  • WaveLightGames

    Thanks for the write up. Both Demon's Rise games are also on sale for a buck.

  • Sergio Abril

    Well, developer checking in. ‘Starman: Tale of Light’ not only is on sale this week too, but is also one of the twelve games featured worldwide on the ‘App Store’s sale promotion’ 😉 [>$1.99]

  • DanCJ

    It’s hard to turn down these deals - but I have so many games that I have’t even opened yet. I picked up Cat Quest, After the End and Causality.

  • SK_Gael

    Dungelot dropped to 0.99 and Party Hard also dropped to 0.99 from 6.99 I think.
    Thank u btw for this sale info and toucharcade in general. Appreciate u guys and merry Christmas!!

  • chfuji

    Ever since I’ve had an iOS device and discovered Touch Arcade, I look forward to this post every year. Thanks for the hard work!

  • SK_Gael

    Looks like nearly everything by Asmodee is on sale. Jaipur is 0.99, there's mysterium, splendor, looks like ticket to ride went up in price. Warlock of Firetop Mountain dropped a bit. I'm forgetting one or two I just saw...

  • Sarah Reed

    Thanks for the list! I was waiting for Cat Quest.

    Quite a few board game apps went on sale:
    Bohnanza The Duel
    Reiner Knizia's Medici
    Bottom of the 9th
    Colt Express
    Deck of Fate
    The Game
    Camel Up
    Sentinels of the Multiverse
    Reiner Knizia's Ra
    A Brief History of the World
    Le Havre (The Harbor)
    Reiner Knizia Tigris&Euphrates
    Smash Up - The Card Game
    Small World 2

    I'm sure I've missed some, but there's a good selection for anyone who's looking for a new board game app to play.

    • melvin2898

      Someone is rich.

      • Sarah Reed

        oh, I didn't buy ALL those. I was just adding to the list of what's on sale so others would know. I only bought 4 new apps from the sale.

  • Pablo

    Developer here! ‘Evergrow’ [$2.99 -> $0.99] is also discounted on the App Store’s sale Promotion worldwide after beeing featured as the Game of the Day a few days ago 🙂

  • bazola

    Dev here, Castleparts is 66% off for Christmas this year. If you're a fan of old school Rampart you will love it 🙂

  • DarkAdamm

    The Deep Paths by Crescent Moon is 1.99. First person style RPG.
    I also own the Steelseries Nimbus and love using it on the games it works with.

  • Alhvi Balcarcel

    Nanuleu $2.99 -> $1.99

  • chfuji

    Little Luca seems to be back up to $2.99 as of 12/24/17

  • SK_Gael

    Riddlelord dropped to 0.99! from I think 3.99 was the original price.

  • Keebztastic

    Chaos Rings 3 just went on sale to $10.99. In fact, so did Final Fantasy IX (to $14.99) and Final Fantasy VII (to $11.99). Probably other Square Enix titles too.

  • SK_Gael

    Rusty Lake Hotel and Roots, Rekt, and I think Card Thief, Card Crawl, and Miracle Merchant are 0.99 down from 1.99 and 2.99. This War of Mine down to 0.99 from like 14.99?! Door Kickers at 0.99 from like 5? Little Inferno and HD version @ 1.99. The Quest says 50% off so it's at 3.99 so I think that's the redrawn version. Tormentum at 2.99 from 5? Templar Battleforce Elite at 3.99. Badlands 2 at 0.99. sparkle 2 is 1.99. Punch Club is 0.99. Looks like all tinman games games are discounted. Most down to 0.99: gamebook adventures and fighting Fantasy. Steamworld Heist @ 4.99 and very highly recommended. Woah Twinsen's Odyssey? Wait it says Twinsen's Adventure. That the same thing? That was a rush of nostalgia. So yeah, plenty to be excited about! Merry Christmas everyone!

  • Android Tiga

    This War of Mine now only $0.99 😀

  • Александр Яровой

    This "big sale" sucks