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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - September 22nd

By , on September 22, 2017
Last modified 11 months ago

Friday has come around again, bringing with it the chiming doom of another week. The days are fading, time moves inexorably onwards, entropy will claim us all. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't play some sick mobile games in the meantime.

And since so many great ones came out this week, you probably need some sort of round-up to tell you where to spend your hard earned cash monies. Well fret not my wee friends, because that's exactly what I've gone and written for you.

You can poke at the emboldened names of the games below to download them. And if you've got your own suggestions it really would be lovely if you put them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. I'll give you a hug if I ever see you in real life if you do that. Honest.

The Witness

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It's been a long time coming, but Jonathan Blow's open world puzzle adventure has finally landed on the App Store. You're on an island, you've got 500 puzzles to figure out. You can do it at your own pace, exploring and finding out more as you figure out each challenge. It's incredibly slick, and you'll be sinking hours into it.


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A tactical turn-based mobile MOBA. Send out your armies to try and destroy your foe's base. This is a more measured game than others we've seen in the genre, and there's a real feeling of tactical to-and-fro here. The thinking person's Clash Royale, if you will.

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Another Lost Phone

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A game that's all about looking through someone else's phone. You need to solve logic puzzles, find key bits of information, and figure out what's happened to the device's original owner. It's a smart game with a truly engaging story that deals with themes other games shy away from.

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A wonderful mix of an adventure and an FPS. It's huge without being overwhelming, and you feel like you're part of a bustling, living universe. Fly your spaceship around, shoot and scan alien life forms, and get to the bottom of the mysterious titular element.

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The Journey Down: Chapter Three

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The final part of a brilliant point-and-click adventure series. It looks gorgeous, it's fully voice-acted, and it's going to make you laugh. Quite a lot. Even if you've not played the first two games, there's something to like here. But you should probably go back and play them anyway, because they're ace.