Big Game Night: San Andreas, The Room 2, and More

It’s Big Game Night on the App Store, which means lots of developers are putting their best new games out at 11 p.m. Eastern time. This time of year is particularly full of high-profile games, because lots of iOS devices are sold around Christmas time. We’ve looked through the new releases and picked the best of the best below. So click ahead for a peek at what’s coming, and plan your purchases now.

Angry Birds Go

Everyone’s favorite birds are no longer soaring through the air in their latest adventure. Instead, they’re engaging in a bit of downhill kart racing. The game has all kinds of wild power-ups and wacky modes, just as you’d expect from the App Store’s signature series. Better yet, you don’t even have to wait for 11 to download it–it’s available right now.

Price: Free
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AntiSquad is a turn-based strategy game in which you control a team of well armed mercenaries looking to rid the world of scumbag criminals. If it plays as well as it looks, we’re in for a treat.

Price: $2.99
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

When this game hit PlayStation 2 in 2004, people were blown away by the sheer size and scope of its open world. That giant environment (featuring no fewer than three cities) is now availabile in your pocket. Oh, and the early ‘90s crime story it tells is pretty awesome too.

Price: $6.99
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Quarriors! (exclamation point included) is a port of a dice strategy game. You play as a warrior who goes out to capture wild creatures for the queen. The problem is, other warriors are doing the same thing, and they’ll try to stop you. The first person to max out their Glory points wins.

Price: $3.99
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Reiner Knizia’s Razzia – The Mafia Board Game

Has anyone in the world made more board and card games than Reiner Knizia? Just search the App Store for his name, and you’ll find loads of ports. This latest one tells a mafia Prohibition-era tale, in which gang leaders make bids to control interests at an auction.

Price: $2.99
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The Room 2

The first title in this series was a near-perfect atmospheric puzzle game that set you in a locked room and had you fiddle with a wooden box to find the secrets it held. The iPad-only sequel looks to offer more of the same, but on a larger scale. If it’s half as good as the first one, we’re in for a treat.

Price: $4.99
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