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Super Hexagon

Developer: Terry Cavanagh

Platforms: iOS

Release Date: August 31, 2012

Callit hexing if you like bad puns, but Terry Cavanagh's latest, Super Hexagon, is the kind of action-puzzle game that is really hard to put down. Throwing the player into an almost trance-like state as tehy avoid the edges of the descending hexagons and guide their little arrow to safety is such a simple game that it's hard to understand why it's so gripping.

Perhaps it's because when you screw up, it genuinely feels like it's your fault, or maybe because the minimalist visuals don't collude your screen with more information than you need, but the game feels above all things fair. That's why it's so damn maddening to see your friends besting your high scores!

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