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Below you will find the list of all of the items the have received our highest ranking, Editor's Choice. These are iOS apps and games that have met the following criteria, chosen by our editorial team:

  • Must stand out among any similar apps
  • Must integrate well with the target device
  • Must innovate in some way, or completely refine or master the user interface
  • Must have something intangibly great that catches our eye


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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is an excellent example of how to meld gaming styles into one great experience, all while crafting a fascinating universe.

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Papers, Please Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Being a border control worker for a corrupt country in a dystopian past really shouldn't be as gripping as it is.

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XCOM: Enemy Within Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The definitive XCOM experience (not counting a certain PC mod) has officially made the trip to mobile - and it’s still exceedingly fantastic.

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Castaway Paradise Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Castaway Paradise is a delightful riff on Animal Crossing, with all of the fixings.

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The Silent Age Episode 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rounding off a great point and click adventure comes The Silent Age Episode 2.

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Zero Age Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
With its mind-bending puzzles and spellbinding visuals, Zero Age has it all.

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Pokemon TCG Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Pokémon TCG is a collectible card game done perfectly for mobile.

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Banner Saga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rarely do you see an iOS port that goes to such great lengths to preserve what made the PC version so special.

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Galaxy Trucker Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
We got a great big convoy, rockin' through the night... the endless night of outer space, that is. And the ships are made out of pipes. Don't question it. It's Galaxy Trucker and it's now on iPad!

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Goblin Sword Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fun visuals, good music, engaging level design, and lots of content make Goblin Sword an excellent little game.

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Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though a bit repetitive at times, Kitty Powers' Matchmaker has enough depth and charm to carry it through its grey spots.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Can you survive five nights as the new night watchman of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza? Be warned: the resident animatronic mascots are a bit... buggy. Good luck!

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Mikey Boots Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mikey Boots is a fine third instalment in the excellent Mikey series of platformers.

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Hyperlapse Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Want to make a great time-lapse video quickly? Hyperlapse is perfect for that.

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Star Realms Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Star Realms is an excellent adaptation of an outstanding deck-builder. With great visuals and an effective presentation, Star Realms is awesome.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies does the impossible; it turns hours of litigation into an action-packed, exciting game experience.

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Vinted Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The best way to look for used clothes and sell your old stuff that's sitting around. Be warned, it's very addictive!

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Rules! Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Follow the rules to the letter in order to win in this simple yet tough memory game.

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80 Days Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A fantastic and fascinating re-envisioning of the classic novel by Jules Verne, 80 Days is a delightful piece of interactive fiction.

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Star Admiral Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
While this new digital CCG may feel a bit familiar, Star Admiral offers a sci-fi twist and galaxy's worth of solid gameplay for free.

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Traps n’ Gemstones Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fight mummies, dig tunnels, and ride a runaway minecart to discover ancient secrets in this throwback exploration game.

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The Phantom PI Mission Apparition Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Phantom PI is an exceedingly clever and well-crafted adventure game.

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Revolution 60 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Revolution 60 is a bold, cinematic action game with ambition to spare.

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Overcast: Podcast Player Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Overcast compiles an impressive set of features and a super simple transfer process that makes it a very attractive proposition for most podcast enthusiasts.

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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite isn't just a port of the PSP original; it's the best version yet.

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VVVVVV Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Previously a gem on the PC, VVVVV is just as great on iOS, proving to be captivating and frustrating in equal measures.

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Spendbook Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
No one enjoys tracking their finances but if you've got to do it, Spendbook is a great way of doing it.

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KeroBlaster Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
KeroBlaster, from the creator of Cave Story, nails the Japanese pixel art style of art and gameplay that many others try to imitate.

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Thomas Was Alone Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Mike Bithell's creative platformer is a fantastic experience because of its writing.

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Darkin Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Darkin is a darn fine puzzle-RPG that will suck up all your free time.

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Videohance Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Videohance makes editing and sharing videos incredibly simple, speedy, and convenient.

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Intake: Be Aggressive Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Intake is a fast-paced game that's great to play for 5 minutes or 5 hours.

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Wayward Souls Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Wayward Souls is a roguelike-inspired action-RPG that sets a high bar for other games to compare to.

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Leo’s Fortune Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Leo's Fortune delivers a platforming experience as creative and refined as any console game.

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
This World of Warcraft CCG spin-off is easy to pick up, almost impossible to put down, and most amazingly of all, totally free. Consider this your only warning.

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