Apps over the years have changed in terms of pricing. It used to be the case where you had a free “lite” version of a game, and a pro version. In-app purchases were to remove ads and enhance the experience. Now, almost no apps have a lite version, and the majority of in-app purchases are used to actually play the game.
Apple has begun highlighting non-freemium games in a new section of the App Store the companies calls, “Pay Once & Play”. The company describes the section as “great games with no in-app purchases”. First spotted by MacStories, the section is divided into three categories: Recent Releases, Blockbuster Games and App Store Originals. Some of the popular titles include: Minecraft, Thomas Was Alone and Threes!.
Here are a few more games listed in Pay Once & Play:
The section was first spotted in the UK, and has since spread all across the world to places like Europe, the United States, and various other countries.