25 Apple TV 4K games tested under A12

MrMacRight introduces you to the gaming performance with new Apple TV 4K 2. Going over frame rates, resolutions, controller support, Siri Remote support, and more!
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Games shown:
0:00 – Introduction
0:14 – SpongeBob SquarePants: BfBB
1:05 – INSIDE
2:05 – NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition
3:09 – Beach Buggy Racing 2: IA
4:28 – Dead Cells
5:09 – Oceanhorn 2
6:12 – Interloper
7:15 – Asphalt 8
8:20 – The Pathless
10:09 – F1 2016
11:11 – Hyper Light Drifter
11:59 – Samurai Jack
13:08 – Alto’s Odyssey
13:58 – Afterpulse
15:02 – Beyond a Steel Sky
15:44 – Rush Rally 3
16:43 – Badland+
17:37 – Beat Sports
19:06 – World of Demons
20:00 – Real Racing 3
21:11 – Heroki
22:00 – Octodad: Dadliest Catch
22:48 – Space Marshals 3
23:30 – Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
24:12 – Warp Drive

25:06 – Conclusion


  1. MrMacRight on August 7, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    If this video does relatively well, I’ll post a comparison between Apple TV 4K2, 4K1 and HD soon.

  2. toast80e on August 7, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Hello, what is the best macOS I should switch to?

  3. Praxss on August 7, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    I think limbo is also available

  4. Riccardo Merlo on August 7, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    You should test Beach Buggy Racing 2 with 2/4 split screen local co-op. The old AppleTV was in difficult with 4 screens.

  5. Tim Tam on August 7, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Can you do FANTASIAN gameplay as well?

  6. さくらいゆずき on August 7, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    I want M1 Apple TV

  7. Mariusz Kozłowski on August 7, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    I wonder how much throttling happens here. Maybe cooling down the box would change something.

  8. Adam Tybutski on August 7, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Is there any games for android with controller

  9. The Protagonist on August 7, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    The new Apple TV 4K is a downgrade. It should’ve come with an A14 chip

  10. DJ Coop on August 7, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    ur channel fuckin rocks

  11. SiniScope on August 7, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Again, an amazing video for all of us Apple gamers! I really appreciate the Afterpulse section. It’s just a simple, fun game. No crouching or sliding. Just run and gun…. or camping. I have spoken to Digital Legends for years and Afterpulse on Apple TV makes up a majority of my YT videos. DL have always been very helpful to me personally. I am hopeful that we may get an update that includes 60fps as it would make the game so much better. Again, thank you for putting it in this video.

  12. Ylan Sthlm on August 7, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    I just bought the new 4K2 for me missus, and I would love if you’d do something about split screen games. Which is the main reason I see for gaming on the family TV. Will definitely buy Beach Buggy 2, AI.

    Humbly Ylan

  13. Berr Eyl on August 7, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Can you also play fortnite or minecraft? I hope you can make review also to it

  14. Carl Helms on August 7, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Spongebob is kratos in lsd change my mind

  15. Jerry Smart on August 7, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I find the problem with the A12 chip is that it seems to have not gotten a lot of optimizing with it’s games. I got an iPad with an A12 and find most games run the same, considering I had an A10 before, bit disappointed. What’s making me think I might wait cuz I would eventually like one. Apple ought to consider making their own controllers or working with a 3rd-party to make one, get games better optimized and done. I’d like to play Mario Kart Tour or Call of Duty Mobile on the big TV with good controls.

  16. gimmedaloot754 on August 7, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Your ads come in way too early. Let us watch some of the video first before we are hit with ads.

  17. pktecnw37ii1kks9 on August 7, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Pretty much all these so called “games” are mobile trash

  18. Takuu on August 7, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    So do i understand that right: if i use my iPhone 12 via airplay on my LG CX i will have a better gaming experience then when i buy the 4K 2021 ? is that correct ?

  19. Sangeet Khatri on August 7, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    It’s mind boggling to think that all this is running on 4 year old hardware in a devic with the original purpose to replace chrome cast.

  20. P K on August 7, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    now I want to buy the 2nd gen Apple TV 4K now

  21. Chon Tomoyo on August 7, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Excelente, puede que optimicen a futuro los juegos para el a12, cuando se pone una resolución 1080p (en el atv4k1) se notaba una mejoría en fps, quizás con este tenga un rendimiento similar o mejor en esa resolución que el que tenía en iPhone 8+ .estoy feliz de que venga en camino mi nuevo atv4k2.
    Gracias por este video, lo estaba esperando.

  22. Damien De on August 7, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Hyper Light Drifter with 30 fps…hahaha…overprices Apple stuff…you realize, that this game is just upscaled to 4k, there are no more pixel than at its native resolution. It is a 2D game.

  23. Nanomaron on August 7, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you so much! I can’t wait on your update, since the A10X trumps the A12 in raw graphical Power :S

  24. AKI ENIX on August 7, 2021 at 10:09 pm


  25. Riki Concepcion on August 7, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I love your videos! Is there any possibility that you put subtitles in Spanish?

  26. RMGB TV on August 7, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Hmm I was seriously thinking about buying the Apple TV 4K 2021, but this video has changed by mind because it’s not really an upgrade, at least not yet.

  27. Juan Pablo Garzón on August 7, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Are you using the new Siri remote included with the new Apple TV 4k?

  28. Costa Gay-Afendulis on August 7, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    If you could do a comparison to old Apple TVs that would be great! Also the oceanhorn 2 update video would be much appreciated.

  29. madmax2069 on August 7, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Devs need to start making more games that’s are on IPhone and iPad compatible with AppleTV, there are quite a few games on iPhone and iPad that would work just fine on AppleTV, but they seem to refuse to put those games on the device, it’s not like the AppleTV is vastly different.

    I was really hoping that Star Wars KoTOR was on AppleTV, as well as Call Of Duty, and PubG and a bunch of other games, but nope. Quite a few endless runners.

  30. User1 on August 7, 2021 at 10:17 pm


  31. Clodd1 on August 7, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Real Racing 3 is the best racing game on Apple TV! It’s a huge game, full of real cars, gameplay is realistic, etc. Even on Apple TV HD it looks great, even nowadays.
    My saves works just fine.

  32. Easy Mode on August 7, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Waiting for Apple tv M1

  33. Speed UP on August 7, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    This video what I’m waiting for .. So A12 is 75%

  34. Charles Gaming on August 7, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I wish there cod mobile there that can play with controller

  35. G D on August 7, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Great review – would love to see a side-by-side comparison versus the 2017 model. Debating if I want to fork out $250 Canadian for this.

  36. Jiří Maixner on August 7, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Is there something like thrine or diablo on apple tv apps store?

  37. Duane Locsin on August 7, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    With specs unified across M1 Macbooks, M1 iMac, M1 iPad Pro and an M1 Apple TV, it would stand to reason there has to the same for certain apps and games.
    You purchase a game made of M1 Macs, that same game ought to be playable on an M1 iPad Pro and M1 Apple TV and vice versa. Developers instantly have triple the user base for better sales.

  38. 1ctf playz on August 7, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    My iPhone 8 Plus is still fast

  39. ayush gupta on August 7, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Great video. Actually planning to buy the new Apple TV. Do you think that I should still wait till 7th June?

  40. Rafael S. on August 7, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Thank you for this video, my Apple TV 4K (previous model) is my main (and only) gaming plataform so I really appreciate this content!

  41. Davide Massussi on August 7, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    I have an A12 ATV and I really would like to try this games, but every game I’ve tried to download ask me to use a controller or a siri remote first gen which I don’t have. Which games I can play with Siri remote 2?