Don't-Miss Game Stories

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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-scroller 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.

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You Should Play: Fotonica brings a new thrilling twist to endless runners

Tripped-out, first-person sprinting in a wireframe world makes for an enticing one-thumb game for iPhone and iPad.

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You Should Play: Dark platformer Oscura: Second Shadow holds its own amongst copycats

This (literally) dark platformer is smooth, challenging, and has intuitive controls.

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8 games optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

From racing games to platform and strategy titles, these are the top early options for your new device.

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You Should Play: Pako

With crashes, high-speed chases, and hairpin turns, Pako is not just your average endless runner. It is an endless getaway game.

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You Should Play: Zen Pinball

Realistic pinball action with loads of tables on your tablet or phone—and plenty of digital flash to boot.