Friday has arrived, and with it the blessed relief of it almost being the weekend. It's pretty exciting isn't it? We've got two days off to drink away all the terrible memories of the week. Or to go out and do things that we enjoy doing with the people that we love. Y'know, if that's the sort of thing that you're into or whatever.
As you're probably aware by now, Friday is when we round up all of the good games that have come out this week on the App Store. There are some pretty shiny releases this week, so picking five was actually pretty tough. I did it though, because it's what I do. It is what I do.
You can click on the emboldened names of the games below to download them. And if you think anything else that should have been included on the list, then feel free to make your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article. It'd be nice, you know, just to have someone to talk to.
A slick twin stick shooter with a thick and engaging art style that will keep you playing for a good long while. Procedurally generated levels filled with waves of angry red enemies will keep you entertained, and the challenge level amps up as different kinds of bad guys try and stop your progress.
A strange mix of an auto-runner and a tapper. You're protecting a trio of trick or treaters as they move through a spooky graveyard. Zombies and werewolves attack from all sides, and you need to mash them with your finger to stop them killing the little heroes. There are coins and souls to collect too, and you can save killed characters by smashing the wagons dragging them to hell.
This one mixes together a roguelike and minesweeper. You're an adventurer making your way through a series of dungeons. There are traps hidden by the fog of war, and numbers that let you work out where they are. It's smart, it's fun, and it's going to be instantly familiar to anyone who's played a game in the past few years.
A puzzling sequel that gives you a series of codes and cyphers to try and figure out. It's definitely challenging, and it's not going to appeal to the sort of player who loves Candy Crush. But this is an incredibly well thought-out experience that gives you all the tools you need to solve the challenges that it puts in your path.
A puzzle game that's baded on chess. Except you've only got a knight to control. Each level sees you leaping around in an L shape to try and clear out all of the bad guys. It's fun, it gets a bit fraught, and it's interesting to see old mechanics reused in an interesting new way.