Big Game Night: Shadow Sun, Walking Dead, 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. We’ve scanned through the new releases and picked the most promising titles below. So click ahead for a peek at what’s coming, and plan your purchases wisely.

Abducted

If you’d rather play a horror game than embrace the joy of the holiday, Abducted is the game for you. This is the first episode of a great-looking adventure game that has you plucked off the earth by aliens and taken across the galaxy. Can you make your way back home?

Price: $2.99
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Colossatron: Massive World Threat

Pilot a gigantic robotic snake and destroy cities. It’s like a modern take on Rampage, and it looks like a lot of fun. And it’s from Halfbrick Games, of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride fame, so what else do you need to know?

Price: $0.99
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Cut the Rope 2

Om Nom is back, and this time he has a bunch of friends to help him eat candy by doing things like flinging objects and duplicating themselves. It’s just as cartoony and fun as you’d hope. Read our hands-on preview for more info.

Price: $0.99
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Fightback

This brawler from Ninja Theory is a throwback to the beat-‘em-ups of yore. Your sister has been kidnapped by thugs, and you’re not going to rest until you’ve punched and kicked the whole gang into oblivion. Read our hands-on preview for details.

Price: Free
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République

This stealth-action game springs from a successful Kickstarter campaign. In it, you direct a woman named Hope as she escapes from an Orwellian nightmare. This is just the first part. Additional episodes will come in the future.

Price: $4.99
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Ridge Racer Slipstream

The classic franchise goes mobile again with Slipstream, an arcade racer featuring 12 customizable cars, 20 courses, and a whole bunch of modes and competitions. If you want to rev your engine this week, this is the way to do it.

Price: $2.99
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The Shadow Sun

This huge action RPG will keep you busy until the new year. You play as an adventurer who ends up in the city of Shar, where strange things are going on, from a spreading plague to a king making questionable choices. Come for the gameplay, stay for the lore. Read our hands-on preview for more.

Price: $7.99
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Walking Dead: The Game – Season 2

This one’s alerady out, so grab it up if you enjoyed the (insanely good) first “season.” You’ll want to play that one first, because Season 2 continues the story of the first, and contains spoilers.

Price: $4.99
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