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

By , on December 22, 2017
Last modified 10 months ago

It's the last week of the App Store being open in 2017. Some games have come out. Some of them are quite good. Some of them aren't very good though. So we've gone right ahead and picked the five best so you're not throwing money at something that's going to leave you cold and disappointed. Like a bad coat.

You can click on the names of the games below to download them from the App Store. And feel free to lob your own suggestions into the comments section down there at the bottom of this slick chunk of late-year content.

Bridge Constructor Portal

A clever mash up of two different franchises that manages to take the best of them of them and combine them into something really interesting. It's funny, it's smart, and if you're a fan of Portal of Bridge Constructor you're almost certainly going to love it.

Sonic Runners Adventure

A pretty damn decent 2D Sonic game. It's an auto-runner, a bit like Super Mario Run, but starring Sonic and all of his friends. It's tough in places, and sometimes pretty frustrating, but it just about manages to get the feel of the classic Sonic games.

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Dash Quest Heroes

An RPG and an auto-runner meet in a tavern. They get drunk, swap some stories, and end up back at the inn together. The end result is Dash Quest Heroes, a top-down adventure that sees you running through a fantasy land whomping goblins and other monsters.

Lotus Digital

A calming puzzler with some interesting ideas. You're growing your own lotus garden, utilising guardians to make sure people don't steal them from you. Add petals, nurture your crop, and generally have a lovely old time while you're doing it.

Sid Meier's Civilization 6

This isn't some cut down mobile version of the classic world builder, it's the full game, warts and all, squished down to pocket-sized. That in itself is a pretty impressive achievement. Build an empire through various means, and try and become the greatest leader in the history of the world.