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The Week in iOS Apps: Square Cash's latest update, Under Armour's new fitness app, and more

This week's roundup brings you apps for all kinds of activities—spooky sci-fi games, staying in touch with the outside world, and getting into shape.

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Freemium Field Test: Peggle Blast adds too many barriers to PopCap's classic peg-popping game

It's Peggle, it's one-handed, and it's free, but new twists and frequent prompts to spend only sour the enjoyable core experience.

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You Should Play: Crossy Road is basically endless Frogger, and that's a very good thing

Wonderfully addictive while lacking freemium frustrations, it's an excellent game that costs exactly nothing.

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Our favorite free iOS games of 2014

Free doesn't have to be frustrating—these games are pretty great, after all.

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The 20 best iOS games of 2014

Let’s look back on an amazing year of iPhone and iPad games well worth playing.

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You Should Play: Micromon is the best Pokémon knock-off on the App Store

This shameless Pokémon clone is a well-made, enjoyable adventure game.

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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.

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You Should Play: The Banner Saga delivers epic role-playing in a bleak-but-beautiful fantasy world

Recent Mac favorite from ex-BioWare vets makes the leap to iPad and iPhone for engrossing on-the-go action.

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Are the recent free Star Wars games worth your time (and money)?

Disney and DeNA explore different styles of strategy gameplay with their latest licensed freemium games. We explore both.

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Keep your brain sharp with these five iOS apps

Brain-training apps keep your mind active and are pretty fun to boot.

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Call of Duty: Heroes is about rote strategy, not shooting

This free-to-play iOS offering feels more like Clash of Clans than Call of Duty.

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You Should Play: TwoDots brings a much-needed twist to the match-three genre

Connecting dots has never been so addictive.

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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.