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

By , on January 5, 2018
Last modified 11 months, 1 week ago

We've got to the end of the first week of the year. I expect your hangovers have finally subsided now, and you're back neck deep in the drudgery of your 9 to 5 existence. Ah well, it's the weekend now, two days to sit around and recover enough energy to survive for the five days after.

But there's still time for a little bit more content. And that content is here, in the shape of a round up of the best games that came out this week on the App Store. It's not been the best week ever, but then that's only to be expected really. And technically we're covering about a week and a half, but that's not the point.

Still, there's a decent enough line up here. As usual you can click on the emboldened names of the games below to grab them. And if there's anything out there you've played and loved that isn't on the list, feel free to chuck it in the comments at the bottom.


A slick and sophisticated mash up of an RPG and a board game, Antihero sees you trying to take over the underworld in Victorian London. It's got a simple set of rules and a surprising amount of death. And you can train urchins to beat up other urchins too. Which is nice.


A mix of Infinity Blade and Dark Souls. Stomp through an unforgiving labyrinth mashing the faces of a bunch of demons. If you die, you drop everything and you'll only get it back if you manage to reach the same point again. It's super good looking, although a little on the grindy side.

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Space Cat

It's a game about a cat in space. And the cat can fire lasers. And sometimes it can fire bolts of lightning. There are evil mice and bats and ghosts to shoot, and plenty of coins to earn in order ot upgrade your arsenal of weapons.

Abylight's RC Club

This one sees you controlling an RC car. Except it uses AR, so you're sort of driving a fake RC car in the real world. It's certainly an interesting implementation of the technology, and it's a good deal of fun to boot.

Crush Escape

An endless runner painted in bright neon colours. It's the sort of simple arcade game that's doing pretty darn well on mobile at the moment. Slick and well put together, if you're looking for something to distract you for a bit then it's well worth a look.