What are the hottest new apps and games on the App Store right now? These!

There are over a million and a half apps for iPhone and iPad and the number just keeps growing. Every day new and newly updated apps hit the App Store, and it's impossible to keep up with all of them. Luckily, you don't have to. All you have to do is bookmark this page and come back every day. When you do, we'll have the best of the best new apps and games waiting for you!

Best new apps

This week on the App Store, check out apps for pop culture news, finding great stories, and lip syncing along to your favorite songs.

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  • ZIG - If you like to have your finger on the pulse of pop culture, you'll want to give ZIG a shot. Tell the app about your favorite pop culture topics and get a personalized news and photo feeds focused on the things your care about most. - Free - Download Now
  • Hardbound - This app offers a new take on storytelling. Emphasizing both visual and interactive elements, Hardbound gets a new, five-minute story each week. You can become a monthly patron to get access Hardbound's entire back catalog, unlock mystery boxes, and an exclusive monthly newsletter. - Free - Download Now
  • Serial Box Publishing - Another app for stories, Serial Box Publishing offers serialized stories from bestselling authors, which you can buy an episode at a time or purchase in season passes. Each serial runs for 13 weeks, and episodes can either be read or listened to. - Free - Download Now
  • Lip Sync Battle - The popular Spike show now has its own app, which lets you scroll through performances from the show, while letting you record your own lip syncing skills. Add props to your performance and share it with friends - Free - Download Now

Best new games

This week, we've got a new collectible card game, minimalist city planning, a twist on chess, and soccer mania.

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  • Plants vs. Zombies Heroes - Build a team of heroes in this new collectible card game. You collect more than 20 plant and zombie heroes and throw them into battles against other heroes. Each hero comes with its own unique set of skills, and you can combine heroes to build particularly potent teams. - Free - Download Now
  • Mini Metro - You must take charge of creating the subway map of an ever-expanding city. Each game you play is unique, with every city generated at random. The game also includes 11 real-world locations to test your capabilities. - $4.99 - Download Now
  • Really Bad Chess - Forget almost everything you know about chess. Each board in Really Bad Chess offers randomized pieces. You might end up with four knights, or five queens, or absolutely no pawns, and it's your job to beat the challenges the game lays out before you. - Free - Download Now
  • FIFA Mobile Soccer - Get all of the soccer action you need with the latest mobile installment in the FIFA series. Play as your favorite team, choose your line up, and more. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

This week on the App Store, we've got collections of fun and spooky stickers for iMessage which offer familiar characters, deadly teddy bears, and even a chance to make your own.

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  • StickyMonster - This is a two-player drawing game for iMessage that you play with a friend in turns. Each player draws parts of a creature in secret, one at a time, until you have a completed monster. Each newly-created StickyMonster then becomes a custom iMessage sticker that you can send. - Free - Download Now
  • Costume Quest Stickers - Just in time for Halloween, the folks over at Double Fine have released 34 themed Costume Quest stickers. There selections of costumes, candy, jack-o-lanterns, and more to get you in the spirit of the holiday. - $0.99 - Download Now
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf - Sticker Pack - Declare your loyalty to the Imperium of Man with this pack of stickers, which features characters and iconography from the Warhammer 40K game setting. - Free - Download Now
  • Deaddyz Stickers - The teddy bears in this pack range from the oh-so-cute to the oh-so-undead. These stickers celebrate developer aLonE MonSter's upcoming game CLASH of the DEAD. - $0.99 - Download Now

Free app of the week

Night Sky 4 - Designed for iOS 10 and watchOS 3, Night Sky 4 is an essential app for astronomy fans. Find satellites, planets, constellations, and more as you explore the sky with the help of your phone.

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You can also enhance your view of the sky with Night Sky Premium, which costs $0.99 per month or $7.99 per year. With Premium, you can take 3D tours of the Moon, and get a customized, animated look at the sky above you with Night Sky Tonight.

If you care to get in on the sky watching action, Night Sky will be free on the App Store until October 27.