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Monument Valley 2, Halide, and other awesome apps of the week

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Awesome Apps
'Appy weekend!
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Monument Valley 2, an M.C. Escher-inspired mobile gaming masterpiece, is just one of the brilliant titles we’ve picked out for this week’s “Awesome Apps” roundup.

We’ve also got a great task manager, an ancient Egypt-themed strategy game, and a superb camera app. Check out our picks below.

Monument Valley 2 is a monumental achievement [Review]

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Monument Valley 2 review
Are you ready for a return to Monument Valley?
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When I interviewed the creators of smash hit puzzle game Monument Valley back in 2014, producer Dan Gray told me, “Already we’re having people ask us when Monument Valley 2 comes out, which is pretty crazy.”

Well, ask and ye shall receive — albeit three long years later. Arriving as a surprise release on iOS this month, Monument Valley 2 brings more of the M.C. Escher-inspired puzzle action that fans have been craving since the original game arrived in the App Store.

How does it fare? Put it this way: If you loved the original, you should fire up Apple Pay right now and set aside a few hours for more of the same.