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Our Favorite iPhone Games to Play This Week

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Had enough Candy Crush and looking for something new to play on your iPhone? We rounded up some favorites worth a download this week. Have fun!



A nod at choose-your-own-adventure children’s books, Framed is a game in which players can shift panels of a graphic novel in order to manipulate the arch of this very film noir-style story. It sounds at first one dimensional, but Framed doesn’t disappoint, and the permutations actually feel endless. Not only is the comic itself a lot of fun to look at, but the game allows you to play both author and detective.

Framed is available for $4.99 in the App Store.

Endless Doves

Endless DovesEndless Doves

Endless Doves looks remarkably like something designed for the Game Boy Classic, but plays like so many of our favorite iPhone games. In this monochrome world with charming, drone-like sound as music, guide your player and collect doves to use as currency. Keep your player from crashing into walls and rack up points by tapping the character through different levels. Endless Doves will probably have you digging through your parents’ apartment looking for your old Pokémon Red game.

Endless Doves is available free in the App Store.

Word Trivia

Word TriviaWord Trivia

If you’re ever feeling needlessly competitive, Word Trivia is the perfect game to settle scores with friends. It’s like a mix of Boggle and Apples to Apples, where players must search a scrambled field of letters in order to piece together words about a certain topic. On occasion, you may even learn a few new words. There’s little doubt that in a few months a celebrity will be forced off a plane for refusing to turn off their phone during a game of Word Trivia.

Word Trivia is available free in the App Store.

XCOM: Enemy Within


XCOM: Enemy Within is part of the same family of celebrated computer games from the past few decades, some of which were so overwhelming that their instruction booklets suggested limiting play time to hour-long chunks. The premise of Enemy Within is largely the same: run around a series of well-designed levels blasting enemy forces with advanced space-age weapon technology. But killing aliens never gets old, and XCOM always finds a way to keep it fresh and addicting.

XCOM: Enemy Within is available for $12.99 in the App Store and Google Play store.


Civilization Revolution 2

Civilization Revolution 2Civilization Revolution 2

The aim of Civilization Revolution 2 is simple: build an empire that can survive through the ages. The first of the Civ family of games released for mobile devices, Civilization Revolution 2 allows players to develop territories, complete with infrastructure like hospitals, and put together armed forces in order to defend and conquer. This game also allows players to go back in time and fight their way through historical battles.

Civilization Revolution 2 is available for $14.99 in the App Store and Google Play store.

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