It's no secret that games are the App Store's bread and butter, and this week we've got a whole slew of games that are free or cut down to the nubbins on price. This week's freebies are enough to keep you gaming long into the night for weeks to come and that's before you drop dime one. And if how-to is more your speed, we've got a handful of tutorials that'll make you sharp and tie you down to eat. So let's dive right in.
Pathogen stylishly refashions the classic game of Go into a deadly struggle between warring cells and viruses. You’ll face off against one or more opponents in either a single-player campaign or on multiplayer maps, with the end goal being to control more than 50 percent of the squares when the board is filled. Fiendish-yet-simple capture and destroy mechanics combine with cool neon visuals, a map editor, and a variety of stage types to make this a stellar strategic engagement.
Each week, we highlight a selection of the most interesting, exciting, and unique new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch titles released on the App Store. Several long-awaited, high-profile games top the rundown this week, notably Star Wars: Tiny Death Star and the excellent Rayman Fiesta Run, as well as Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies and LEGO The Lord of the Rings. But as usual, we’ve got a few intriguing lesser-known games to potentially pique your interest.