Cypher 007, available on Apple Arcade, offers players the chance to step into the iconic role of James Bond without any additional charges or interruptions from ads or in-app purchases. Developed by Tilting Point, known for their mobile games based on popular TV series such as Star Trek, Narcos, and Spongebob Squarepants, this Bond game immerses players in a thrilling mission against Ernst Blofeld and Spectre.
Unlike previous Bond games like GoldenEye 007 and James Bond 007: Nightfire, which focused on action, Cypher 007 prioritizes stealth. Players must navigate through each stage by sneaking past guards and avoiding detection. The game encourages hiding and running when spotted by guards, as engaging in combat is often a risky endeavor. In fact, during my own gameplay, I distinctly remember one guard saying, “No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die,” before I had to restart the mission.
To enjoy Cypher 007 and many other games, you can subscribe to Apple Arcade for $5 per month or $60 annually. Alternatively, you can take advantage of a one-month free trial upon signing up or a three-month free trial when purchasing a new Apple device. Simply open the App Store on your iOS device and tap the joystick icon in the menu bar to access Apple Arcade.