Don't-Miss Game Stories

Review: Lego Batman 2 features the Dark Knight’s super friends

Younger bat-fans and their parents can while away a few rainy afternoons with Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, the sequel to Lego Batman: The Videogame.

Review: Guild Wars 2 arrives for the Mac

Dedicated role-playing fans who have the time and patience will find Guild Wars 2 a hugely enjoyable alternative to World of Warcraft and other subcription-based MMORPGs.

Review: Monster Life for iOS

This Pokémon lookalike game offers charm for a price.

Amoebattle for iPhone and iPad

This colorful real-time strategy game for Apple's iOS devices boasts a brisk challenge to match its enticing gameplay.

Walking Dead for iPhone and iPad

This iOS adaptation of the popular TV series offers compelling characters, unique worlds, and an interactive experience that's as intense as it is memorable.

Review: Dear Esther is an interactive story in a gorgeous 3D environment

Dear Esther is a collaborative work of art; a blueprint for future creators of interactive fiction.

App Guide: Obstacle course games for iOS

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These iOS games -- like life -- throw up a lot of obstacles in your path. But getting around those obstacles is a lot more fun on your iPhone or iPad.

Arms Cartel Global for iPhone

Instead of action, this massive online game gives you the chance to sit back and wait passively for things to transpire.

Agent Dash for iPhone and iPad

The most compelling thing about this fairly standard side-scrolling platformer is its eye-catching look. But gameplay and controls are pretty ordinary.

App Guide: iOS spy games

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If you crave a little cloak and dagger in your life, these iOS games are more than happy to see if you can uncover their secrets.

Plague Inc. for iPhone and iPad

This disease-themed simulation game is difficult enough to challenge you, approachable enough to be learned, and -- with a variety of unlockable plague types -- variable enough to keep you busy long after you've beaten it the first time.

Amazing Alex for iPhone and iPad

Rovio's follow-up to its Angry Birds success is a decent and enjoyable physics puzzle game, though not a particularly exceptional one.

The Act for iPhone and iPad

At its best, this interactive comedy from Chillingo shows off beautifully animated physical comedy. But the actual game itself can be frustrating due to a lack of feedback.