Best iOS games of 2017

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Best iOS games of 2017
2017 didn't disappoint when it came to great iOS games.
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Cult of Mac's 2017 Year in Review 2017 has been one heck of a year for iOS gaming fans. From action-oriented arcade blasters to strategy games so deep they should come with a warning, just about every genre has been well represented.

Distilling hundreds of great titles down to a single shortlist isn’t easy, but we’ve done our best. These are our picks for the 15 greatest mobile games of 2017.

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'Appy weekend everyone.
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Gory puzzle game Slayaway Camp stalks onto iOS

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That weird place where Minecraft-type graphics meet slasher movies.
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Slasher movies and Apple were two of my favorite cultural entities to come out of the 1970s and 80s, which is why I’m so happy to see Slayaway Camp — a loving ode to the former — arrive in the App Store.

Previously available on PC via Steam, the game is a sliding puzzle game which owes more than a passing nod to the heyday of Friday the 13th, The Prowler, Prom Night and other legendary teen slashers.

Check out the suitably retro trailer below: