The best new games we played this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 18th, 2017
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It feels as though the New Year got off to a creaking start as far as mobile games go, but that's changed over the past few weeks. The last few days alone have seen the debut of a number of wonderful games, so we thought we'd take the time to highlight some of the best we've played. Let's take a look, shall we?


Narcissus looks great, sounds great, and plays great, so you probably should just wander off for a second and download it. It's an intensely challenging endless runner that you can play co-op or solo, though we highly recommend playing this 8-bit number with a friend. You control two characters running on both sides of a series of platforms, which is easier than it sounds. Syncing the two runners up requires some serious brainwork, but you'll feel such a rush of accomplishment when you get it right.

Hidden Folks

If you combined one of those adult coloring books with an I Spy-style hidden objects game, you'd get Hidden Folks. Even if you're not into the hide-and-seek mobile game niche, give this one a chance. It's something truly special. The game features man made sound effects -- anything from the croak of a crocodile to the opening and shutting of garage doors. It's quite charming, and the gameplay fresh and varied -- you'll need to chop down weeds, or steer a boat, or open a series of doors to get at whatever it is you're looking for.


Or perhaps you're after something more cerebral. Causality will definitely scratch that itch with it's trippy time-warping mechanics. It's a stylish sci-fi game that tasks players with sending astronauts back in time to solve a series of puzzles, ultimately guiding them on the path to safety. You'll rely heavily on your past-selves to make your escape.Causality's environments are beautiful and diverse, and the game itself forces you to think in ways you might not be used to.

Lit the Torch

Lit the Torch is a lovely, imaginative little platformer that has you navigating parallel universes to light torches across a series of different levels. You open windows into other dimensions to reveal hidden objects or other structures that can help you make your way to each torch. The challenges are clever and well-designed. It's the perfect choice if you're looking for something a bit different.

Slawaway Camp

The previous games on this list are generally nice and atmospheric -- each a pleasant way to pass a lazy weekend afternoon. If that's not what you're after, maybe you need to give Slayaway Camp a go. As its name suggests, it's a veritable bloodbath of a puzzle game. You assume the role of a serial killer, wandering about the aforementioned camp as you murder unassuming campers. It's gruesome and gory, but beneath all of the guts you'll find a clever puzzler.

What games have you been enjoying lately? Share your picks in the comments!

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