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Here is an (almost) complete list of all the games removed from the App Store due to iOS 9

Here is an (almost) complete list of all the games removed from the App Store due to iOS 9

With the release of iOS 9 (but for some, already with the release of iOS 8.4) many users have found it difficult to run apps and games on their updated devices: the solution adopted by many software houses has been to remove the aforementioned applications fromApp Store and, in some cases, also from purchase history of the user.

In this article we will focus on games that “disappeared” after the release of iOS 9, divided by software house. But all is not lost: some of these have only been removed temporarily, and will soon be re-added to the App Store with support for the latest versions of iOS.

Telltale Game

Telltale removed all of its games from the App Store, with the exception of Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands. Once all the bugs found on iOS 9 have been resolved, however, they will be available for download again.


Disney has preferred to remove many titles to focus on future productions: just click here to view the substantial list of discontinued titles. We give you a taste: The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, Tiny Death Star, And Star Wars Assault Team.


Even the video game giant IT’S AT, already in September, he preferred to say goodbye to some of his titles rather than spend resources to update them: among those to whom we said goodbye there are Flight Control, Mass Effect Infiltrator, Dead Space, Real Racing, And Spore Origins. You can find the complete lists on the website of Electronic Arts clicking here and here.


Konami no less: there are several titles that have left us in September. Find the full list here, but we give you a (sad) preview: Metal Gear Solid Touch, Silent Hill: The Escape, Crayon Physics Deluxe, And Touch bomberman.


SAW has led the way in this massive removal operation, removing some of its titles from the App Store as early as May: among these we find After Burner Climax, Jet Set Radio, Super Monkey Ball (all), Crazy Taxi, ChuChu Rocket, Virtua Tennis Challenge, Spellwood, and many ports of older games from the Mega Drive (Altered Beast, Ecco the Dolphin, Golden Ax, Streets of Rage); for a complete list we refer you here.

2K Games

2K Games removed from the App Store the game that, perhaps most of all, made gamers complain: BioShock. Porting of the homonymous game released for PC and Xbox 360 in 2007, already in July it showed signs of incompatibility with iOS 8.4. With the removal, it was thought that the company had suppressed it, but thankfully it has only been retired for maintenance, and it will come back brighter than ever. iOS 9. When, of course, remains an unknown.


In the list of Capcom we find (at the moment) only one game: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. Despite being updated for iOS 8 in June, the release of iOS 9 it probably caused incompatibilities, which is why it disappeared from the App Store. Despite no official communication on the matter, we trust that Capcom is working to restore compatibility.


We conclude this non-alphabetical list with the Z of Zachtronics: their puzzle game SpaceChem was removed from the App Store and the list of purchased apps probably due to incompatibility with iOS 9, although around the same time their license of Apple developer it’s expired. In any case, it is likely that it will soon return to the digital shelves of the bitten apple store.

After reading this long list, we might come to the conclusion that the latest versions of iOS have caused a fair number of troubles for iOS gamers, especially for those fond of old titles. We could argue at length about Apple’s “tactlessness” for not bothering to maintain a certain level of compatibility with old apps, but that’s also the price to pay for innovation, so we (simply) ask you: have you noticed there disappearance of other games from App Store?