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You Should Play: Run Sackboy! Run! distills LittleBigPlanet's charm into a fun, free runner

The PlayStation favorite takes on a new form on iOS, and it's rather enjoyable for a gratis spinoff.

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You Should Play: Travel through time in two-part mystery The Silent Age

A smooth, atmospheric point-and-tap adventure game — with a plot twist!

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You Should Play: Retry proves Rovio has more to it than just Birds

This action packed side-scroller should reassure critics that the Rovio team is more than just physics puzzle creators enamored with cute birds and pigs.

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You Should Play: Crush enemies in the mysterious endless-action game Helix

What's the best way to get rid of bugs? If this endless charmer is any indication, you'll simply spin circles around them.

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Papers, Please creator's new game invokes Mac Plus era

Return of the Obra Dinn transports you to 1808. You're an insurance adjustor for the East India Company. And it's all done in 1-bit graphics.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth coming to Mac, Linux this holiday season

Mac and Linux users, prepare for launch and intergalactic warfare.

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You Should Play: Side-scroller El is all about the powerful storyline

This pretty, plot-driven side-scroller is free, so what are you waiting for?

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The Week in Mac Apps: Tracking time, and killing it too

In this week’s roundup of new Mac Apps, we bring you a way to skip terrible music, find out where your day goes, and make the most of your breaks.

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Can New Words With Friends reignite your competitive pseudo-Scrabble addiction?

Zynga's word-battling sensation is reborn with solo play and Tinder-like matching to try to bring back lapsed fans.

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You Should Play: Up your lawyering game with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

This game offers hours upon hours of cases to solve, with plenty of weird twists and challenging puzzles.