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Six amazing games gone cheap

Black Friday is here, and the deals have spread all the way to the App Store. There are a ton of apps on sale right now, and the good news is you don’t even have to go to a crowded mall and fight your way through throngs of people to get involved.

There seem to be fewer discounted apps than last year – perhaps as more and more services move to a freemium model – but several of our favorite games of the past few years have slashed their prices for the weekend.

Below we’ve highlighted six of the best discounted games, all of which we reviewed favorably at launch. Now is a great chance to stock up if you missed any of these gems the first time around!

Alto’s Odyssey

Was $5/£5, now $3/£3

Join Alto and his friends and set off on an endless sandboarding journey to discover its secrets. Soar above windswept dunes, traverse thrilling canyons, and explore long-hidden temples in a fantastical place far from home. Along the way, you’ll grind across vines, bounce atop hot air balloons, ride towering rock walls, and escape mischievous lemurs – all while uncovering the desert’s many mysteries. Read our review!

Alto’s Odyssey

Florence

Was $3/£3, now $2/$2

Florence Yeoh feels a little… stuck. Her life is an endless routine of work, sleep, and spending too much time on social media. Then one day, she meets a cello player named Krish who changes everything about how she sees the world and herself. Experience every beat of Florence and Krish’s relationship through a series of mini-game vignettes – from flirting to fighting, from helping each other grow… to growing apart. Drawing inspiration from ‘slice of life’ graphic novels and webcomics, Florence is an intimate and unforgettable story. Read our review!

Florence

Hidden Folks

Was $4/£4, now $2/£2

Search for hidden folks in hand-drawn, interactive, miniature landscapes. Unfurl tent flaps, cut through bushes, slam doors, and poke some crocodiles! Rooooaaaarrrr!!!!! A strip of targets shows you what to look for. Tap a target for a hint, and find enough to unlock the next area. Read our review!

Hidden Folks

Oddmar

Was $5/£5, now $3/£3

Oddmar struggles with life in his village and is not worthy of a place in Valhalla. He is shunned by his fellow Vikings and must redeem himself of his squandered potential. One day he is offered an opportunity to prove himself, but at a price…

Oddmar

Old Man’s Journey

Was $5/£5, now $2/£2

A soul-searching adventure about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans. Read our review!

Old Man’s Journey

Reigns

Was $3/£3, now $1/£1

You’ll meet some interesting folk along the way. You may or may not invade them.

Sit on the throne as a benevolent (or malevolent) medieval monarch of the modern age and swipe your royal fingers either left or right to impose your will upon the kingdom. Survive the seemingly never-ending gauntlet of requests from your advisors, peasants, allies, and enemies while maintaining balance between the influential factions of your kingdom. But beware; each decision you make might have implications and unfortunate consequences down the road that could put your reign and family’s dynasty at risk! Read our review!

Reigns