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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.

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If you’ve played Monument Valley, you have to play Forgotten Shores

Cough up the $2. Monument Valley’s expansion brings eight challenging levels, complete with new game mechanics and a supplementary storyline.

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Vainglory, Apple's iPhone 6 showcase game, offers great, gorgeous MOBA action

The latest League of Legends-like game to hit iOS is a free-to-play stunner.

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You Should Play: Run Sackboy! Run! distills LittleBigPlanet's charm into a fun, free runner

The PlayStation favorite takes on a new form on iOS, and it's rather enjoyable for a gratis spinoff.

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You Should Play: Travel through time in two-part mystery The Silent Age

A smooth, atmospheric point-and-tap adventure game — with a plot twist!

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You Should Play: Retry proves Rovio has more to it than just Birds

This action packed side-scroller should reassure critics that the Rovio team is more than just physics puzzle creators enamored with cute birds and pigs.

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You Should Play: Crush enemies in the mysterious endless-action game Helix

What's the best way to get rid of bugs? If this endless charmer is any indication, you'll simply spin circles around them.

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Papers, Please creator's new game invokes Mac Plus era

Return of the Obra Dinn transports you to 1808. You're an insurance adjustor for the East India Company. And it's all done in 1-bit graphics.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth coming to Mac, Linux this holiday season

Mac and Linux users, prepare for launch and intergalactic warfare.

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You Should Play: Side-scoller El is all about the powerful storyline

This pretty, plot-driven side-scroller is free, so what are you waiting for?

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Can New Words With Friends reignite your competitive pseudo-Scrabble addiction?

Zynga's word-battling sensation is reborn with solo play and Tinder-like matching to try to bring back lapsed fans.

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You Should Play: Up your lawyering game with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

This game offers hours upon hours of cases to solve, with plenty of weird twists and challenging puzzles.

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Tanks for everything: World of Tanks Blitz's smart transition from PC to iOS

Wargaming discusses how the free-to-play favorite scaled down for iOS without losing the fun in the process.