Top iOS apps and games of the week #47

Destroy enemies with your mighty chainsword, explore space to find a habitable planet, and pursue criminal mastermind Carmen Sandiego in this week’s top iOS games. We’ve also shorlisted an app that lets you add filters and enhancements to Live Photos, as well as a notable update to WhatsApp.


Alive_iconAlive! (Rs 120)

Alive! is an app which wants to make Live Photos on your iPhone 6s/6s Plus more interesting. It lets you apply over 29 filters to your Live Photos, as well as adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth, sharpness, highlights, shadows and vignette. You can also adjust the volume for audio captured in Live Photos. Results can be exported as a regular photo, GIF or video. Even while exporting, you can choose GIF and video quality, video size, GIF speed and even reverse a GIF.

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WhatsApp_iconWhatsApp (Free)

WhatsApp for iOS has received a new update which adds support for 3D Touch, letting you Peek and Pop chats on your iPhone 6s/6s Plus. Additionally, you can choose to share rich previews of links. The update also brings forth a colourful, redesigned Settings menu, and lets you view all your Starred messages by going to Settings > Starred Messages.

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Runtastic Results_iconRuntastic Results (Free)

Runtastic has launched a new app called Results, which offers strength training and bodyweight workouts that don’t require any equipment. The app promises results in 12 weeks, by creating a personalised training plan keeping your fitness levels in mind. It also integrates a health and nutrition guide, over 120 HD exercise videos with instructions, bonus standalone workouts, and support and motivation from the Runtastic community.

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Warhammer 40000 Freeblade_iconWarhammer 40,000: Freeblade (Free)

In Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade, you play an Imperial Knight who joins forces with the Dark Angels Space Marines, armed with your mightly Freeblade. The action shooter features over 40 single player campaign missions, with a choice of guns, canons, missiles, thermal blasts and other weapons to obliterate enemies. The game features melee combat battles, the ability to customise your weapons, daily events and multiplayer action.  

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Last Horizon_iconLast Horizon (Rs 190)

In this minimalist space survival and exploration game, you’ll pilot the last ship of a fallen civilisation through deep space, as you search for a new habitable planet. You’ll need to carefully land on planets, gather resources and space-faring human survivors, skilfully managing fuel, oxygen and supplies in the process. You’ll also be able to harvest a new world with the resources you gather, while taking care not to take too much from other planets, to avoid the wrath of alien races.

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Carmen Sandiego Returns_iconCarmen Sandiego Returns (Rs 120)

Criminal mastermind Carmen Sandiego and her V.I.L.E. Henchmen are back in this new game. You’ll play an ACME agent tasked with tracking down Carmen and her crew by exploring the world and gathering clues. The game is filled with tidbits on history and geography, plus tough challenges that will put your investigative skills to the test. Three missions are available in this game, but if you want to play more, you’ll have to make additional in-app purchases.

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Chromatic Souls_iconChromatic Souls (Free)

In this turn-based RPG, you’ll play a hero who must journey to a wasteland to find the source of rising unrest. You’ll explore the ruins of a land called Maldrago, power up your hero with over 80 skills and customise your team with equipment and enhancements. You’ll need to strategically defeat your enemies, and team up with other players to defeat monsters.

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Super Dangerous Dungeons_iconSuper Dangerous Dungeons (Free)

Super Dangerous Dungeons is a retro platformer, where you’ll have to explore dungeons with the little adventurer Timmy. You’ll need to run and jump your way through puzzle-filled corridors, watching out for dangers like spikes and pits along the way. The game features a total of 48 levels, four dungeons, boss battles, secret stages, 19 achievements, a Time Trial mode and leaderboards for fastest completion times.  

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App of the Week

Stackables (Free)

This week, you can download popular layering and blending app Stackables for free. The photo editing app lets you combine textures, light leaks, emulsions, grit and grain, analogue film filters, geometric patterns, vintage gradients and more to create stunning images.

Other notable new games to check out include Goat Rider, Jollygrams and Real Boxing 2 CREED.

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