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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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The Week in Mac Apps: Flying contraptions, exercising muscles, and disk alarms

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find software that tells you when your disk is full, a great tool for exercising with scientific precision, and a game where putting together your own flying machines is almost as fun as smashing them to bits.

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Endless Legend review: This Civilization competitor makes a stale genre feel new

Endless Legend takes the 4X genre, tweaks it, and somehow makes it all feel fresh again.

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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.

The Last Tinker: City of Colors

The Last Tinker: City of Colors review: A perfectly charming, family friendly platformer

The Last Tinker looks like claymation, plays like a simple platformer, and is perfect to enjoy with the family (or by yourself).

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This War of Mine

This War of Mine review: Exploring the horrors of war through civilian eyes

This War of Mine conveys some horrific truths about civilian life during warfare, and it does so in a way that only video games can accomplish.

on pcworld.com

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Threes!, Elevate, and Taylor Swift dominate iTunes Best of 2014

Apple picks the year's top apps, games, music, and more.

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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.