Don't-Miss Game Stories

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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.

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You Should Play: Four Letters gives you seconds to frantically string together short words

Tired of turn-based word games? This slick, speedy freebie is tense and satisfying.

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Freemium Field Test: Fast & Furious: Legacy delivers surprisingly solid cinematic street racing

It's simple in scope, but there's a lot of enjoyable action for fans of the action flick franchise.

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You Should Play: Solve a mystery in an epic game of whodunit in The Trace

Solve a string of murders in an immersive, 3D environment.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2015

Big games, small games, and everything in between—a month of Mac gaming to savor.

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Freemium Field Test: Angry Birds Stella Pop is a slick-but-typical bubble-bursting clone

Rovio doesn't even try to innovate, but at least it's an attractive take on this familiar genre.

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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.

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Freemium Field Test: The grinding SimCity BuildIt emphasizes obstacles, not opportunities

This free-to-play take on the classic urban planning game has its moments, but they fade as the monotony builds.

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You Should Play: Planet Quest blends music-based gameplay with alien abductions

Are you zapping up humans in your UFO or playing along to the beat? Both, actually, in this oddball iOS original.

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Nintendo making mobile games was inevitable, and it's good news for everyone

The move not only gives us real Nintendo games on iPhone and iPad, but also allows the company to bankroll its risky console bets.

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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.

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The 11 Mac games you need to play from February 2015

All the big and exciting games to keep you playing well into March (and beyond).

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You Should Play: Alto's Adventure finds serenity in side-scrolling snow shredding

Beautiful new endless runner is as chill as the freshly fallen digital powder.