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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - August 18th

By , on August 18, 2017
Last modified 10 months ago

Well, would you look at that. We've all made it to Friday. I'm proud of us. Especially you. Yeah, that's right, you. You know what I'm talking about. That thing? You've done real well this week, and I reckon next week is going to be even better for you.

But if you want a mobile video game to set up next week for you, which one should you choose? Well, I say, why choose one when you can choose five? These five in fact. The five best games that came out on the App Store this week.

You can click on the emboldened names of the games below to grab them from the App Store. And if you think I've missed anything, make sure you stick your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article. I'll definitely read them.

Meshi Quest: Five-star Kitchen

A game about serving sushi. Well, that's what it's ostensibly about. It's actually about getting really, really stressed and concerned and then messing everything up and ruining your fledgling restaurant empire. It's a cooking-sim from Square Enix, and it's actually really, really good.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Portal Walk

A slightly weird platformer that does things its own way. Its jumps are slow, it's energy blasts are weird, and it takes a bit of getting used to. But if you do get used to it you'll find an experience that's not quite like anything else on the App Store. Looks pretty neat too.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

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Super Phantom Cat 2

Another platformer, but this one's a little more standard. In fact, it's an awful lot like a Mario game. But there's a cat instead of a plumber. It adds a few new tricks as you play, and it's familiar in a comfortable rather than annoying way. Slick and smooth, and pretty fun too.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Minecraft Story Mode Season 2 Episode 2

I mean, you're not going to jump into the story in the second episode of season 2 of a game, but if you've been playing Telltale's block rocking narrative beats then this is just as entertaining as all the others. It's not a jumping on point, but it does further cement the good work that's being done with the series.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

War Wings

Neooowww shoot shoot bang bang plane noises. I did that a lot when I was playing War Wings. This is a fun and flighty dogfighting sim that sees you taking on other real-life players in World War 2 themed deathmatches. It's the sort of game you're going to get stuck into, and you might grow a cool moustache while you're doing it.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here