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Help bonsai trees bloom in the delightful iOS puzzler Prune

While you may hesitate to download a game that is seemingly a shallow exercise in pruning tree branches, Prune will actually be the most refreshing puzzle game you’ll play all month.

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Transistor is an unsettling, fun, and subtly cool action RPG for iOS

With epic boss fights and powerful enemies, Transistor's villains make it a standout RPG.


You Should Play: Headbutt zombies, eat brains in the ridiculous GoatZ

This open-world environment game starring, yes, zombie goats is a fun, weird, and exceptionally unconventional experience.

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You Should Play: Explore dungeons and power-up your character in new RPG classic Spirit Lords

The mobile-exclusive Spirit Lords balances action, skill, and depth into an RPG that's perfect for casual players.

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Fallout Shelter stays true to Fallout's spirit, but the gameplay is too slow

We had high hopes for Fallout’s first foray into iOS gaming, but this resource management game suffers for its repetitive gameplay and slow pacing.

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You Should Play: Grim Fandango Remastered is a creepy, classic adventure game brought back to life

Enjoy this remastered title on the mobile platform for the first time.


You Should Play: Get your World of Warcraft fix with Hearthstone

Hearthstone is a digital collectible card game based on characters and lore from Warcraft, and it's not to be missed.


You should play: Naught Reawakening spins the platforming genre upside-down with this riveting sequel

Fans of platformers who have grown tired of making their character jump, shoot, and run through obstacles may enjoy this game’s feeling of weightlessness and frightening abandon.


You Should Play: Mr. Jump might just be the most difficult one-touch platformer on iOS

You’ll jump. You’ll die. You’ll die again. But Mr. Jump's ludicrously difficult gameplay will keep you coming back for more.


You Should Play: Rob your friends and protect your stash in King of Thieves

This challenging platformer-puzzler hybrid tasks you with stealing gold from built-in dungeons and dungeons designed by other players. The catch? Other players will steal from you, too.


You Should Play: Gunbrick is a puzzle game disguised as a platformer

While iOS is experiencing a revival of retro-inspired puzzle and platform games, Gunbrick is just original and weird enough to marry the two ideas well.

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Train like an Ironman with these apps for triathletes

Running, biking, and swimming in a single event? You'll need some training tools, and these apps are here to help.

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You Should Play: Kingdom Rush Origins might just be the best in the series to date

Origins may not be a reinvention for the series, but it’s sharp, fun to play, and interesting in just the right places.

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You Should Play: Challenging platformer Bean Dreams forces you to think strategically

Don't let this game's super-adorable protagonist fool you into thinking it will be an easy win.


You Should Play: Monster Strike is a delightful mashup of monster battles and pinball

Monster Strike hits that sweet spot between a player’s collecting obsession and the challenge of frenetic combat.