Don't-Miss Game Stories

Botanicula a hypnotically fascinating Mac game

Playing Botanicula is a bit like being thrown into a Czechoslovakian children’s cartoon where you’re left to figure out what’s going on.

Mega Run for iPhone and iPad

This side-scrolling platform game will be familiar to anyone who's ever caught a glimpse of Super Mario Bros. But that doesn't make Mega Run any less fun to play.

App Guide: Euro 2012 apps for iOS

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The 2012 edition of the European Championships kicks off this week. These apps can help you follow the action on your iOS device -- or enjoy some footy drama of your own creation.

Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint for iPhone and iPad

This unique combination of a billiards game and physics puzzler stands out in a crowded game section of the iOS App Store.

Battle through a broken world in Bastion

Bastion resembles every other quest-adventure game since The Legend of Zelda: Explore. But Supergiant Games have made this game fun with inspired embellishments.

App Guide Console games that made the jump to iOS

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These games may not have started out on the iOS platform, but now that they're in the App Store, they certainly have made themselves right at home.

Review: Soccer games vie for top honors on the iPhone, iPad

Soccer fans have plenty of options when it comes to simulating the beautiful game on their iPhone or iPad. But some games provide more of a kick than others.

Order & Chaos Online: A 'lite' version of World of Warcraft

Order And Chaos Online doesn’t have the depth of WoW, but it’s still fun to dip into in odd moments. It’s also a lot cheaper than WoW—as long as you avoid those in-app purchases.

Diablo III a fun addition to Blizzard's iconic RPG series

Even if you’ve outgrown certain elements of the Diablo series over the last 16 years, Blizzard does a great job of reminding you why these games are fun.

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown for iPhone and iPad

Despite some strong visuals and voice work, this iOS adaptation of the Arkham City game series misses out on the soul of Batman. It feels like a watered-down tie-in to its superior source material.

App Gems: Naval battle games for iOS

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You don't need land to engage your enemy in combat -- just these naval warfare-themed iOS games and an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Cubemen for iPad

This stripped-down tower defense game for the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad is refreshingly challenging and will satisfy strategy game fans.

App Guide: iOS game sequels

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With these versions of popular iPhone and iPad games, you'll find that the third time really is the charm.