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The best iPad and iPhone games to play for International Women's Day

By , on March 8, 2017
Last modified 1 year, 3 months ago

It's International Women's Day, so what better time to celebrate the female protagonists on the App Store? Well, every day really, because it's important to cherish diversity and inclusivity. That's what we do here at AppSpy.

And if you've got a problem with that, well do one, basically. If, on the other hand, you've got your own ideas about which woman-fronted mobile gaming experience you think deserves some plaudits, well chuck that in the comments.

You can click on the emboldened game names below to download said games. Er, I think that covers everything so let's smash out a list.

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Lara Croft GO

If you're looking for an iconic woman in gaming you don't need to look much further than Lara Croft. And in this mobile adventure she's on top form. Shooting snakes, pushing blocks, and generally being brilliant.

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From the developer behind Bastion, this is a game about a woman who becomes entangled with a mysterious talking sword. Part action RPG, part adventure, all really good. It's super polished and super fun.

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Warp Shift

A clever puzzler that sees you bouncing between boxes using the titular warps. It's a head-scratcher and no mistake. And it wouldn't really work on anything other than mobile. Definitely worth checking out.

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A game all about language from the developer of Blackbar. It's dark, it's troubling, and it's amongst the most important games on the App Store. Bleak and dystopian, it shows the power of words, and what happens when that power is taken away from us.

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Device 6

A Simogo classic. Work your way through an adventure presented solely in language. It's sort of a gamebook, but it's much more than that, and it uses your iPhone or iPad in ways that other developers just wouldn't think of.

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Revolution 60

A game featuring an intrepid team of female space adventurers. It's smart, well written, and there are plenty of QTEs to keep you interested. One of the most interesting space-based games we've seen on the App Store in the past few years.

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