I readily admit that Texas Hold’em may not be too deserving of a place on this list as there were more good new games this month. If you’re an Apple fan, though, Apple’s only “real” game on iOS certainly counts as something “you must play.” It’s back on the App Store for the first time since 2012, and not much has changed aside from updated graphics, new locations, and some improvements to the AI. It’s Texas Hold’em. You have a good idea of what to expect.
Unless, that is, you expect it to be saddled with microtransactions—and I wouldn’t blame you, considering what’s on the App Store. Like so much of Apple’s software, though, Texas Hold’em is completely free and it runs smoothly even on some older devices (such as the iPhone 7). It’s a blast from the past, and in this case, at least, that’s a good thing. I wrote more about it earlier this month.