Don't-Miss Game Stories

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.

App Guide: TV cartoon apps for iOS

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With The Simpsons: Tapped Out making its triumphant return to the App Store, here are some other cartoon stars with iOS apps all their own.

Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast for iPhone and iPad

While it deserves credit for integrating features like augmented reality and location awareness into a combat game, Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast stumbles when it comes to gameplay.

Bubble Grubble HD for iPhone and iPad

In this family-friendly physics game, you capture bugs and feed them to baby chicks, while demolishing obstacles.

App Guide: Sequels to iOS games

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It's not just your favorite movies that return for another installment in the summertime. Games get follow-up versions, too, and these iOS sequels made a splash this summer.

Band Together for iPad

This puzzle game for the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad offers some detailed visuals and a little replayability, but is limited to only 30 levels, meaning there's only an hour or two of play time.

Velocirapture for iPhone and iPad

Doling out benevolence or wrath puts a neat spin on this frantic prehistoric puzzle game.

SpellTower for iPhone and iPad

You build words from lettered tiles in SpellTower, a simple-looking word game that offers a fun amount of challenge in its different game modes.

Flick Champions World Edition for iPhone and iPad

If you've got Olympic fever, this fun sports game lets you enjoy some athletic glory with just the flick of a finger.

App Guide: iOS combat games

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If you're fixing for a fight, these iPhone and iPad games can help you enjoy the sting of battle.

Bucketz for iPhone and iPad

There's a lot going on in this physics puzzler -- perhaps too much, in fact. The frenetic, fast-paced Bucketz feels more like an assault on your senses than a pleasant way to pass the time.

App Guide: Sesame Street iOS apps

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These apps may not be able to tell you how to get to Sesame Street, but they do feature some of your favorite characters from the children's TV show.