Every Friday, Pocket Gamer offers hands-on impressions of the week's three best new iPhone and iPad games.

Hitman GO
By Square Enix - buy on iPhone and iPad (£2.99 / $4.99)

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Hitman GO is utterly bizarre. It turns morbid assassination sim Hitman into an adorable tabletop boardgame, complete with a darling Agent 47 figurine and tiny sniper rifle chits.

You're still bumping off jerks and sneaking past guards here, but the action is now turn based and comes in the form of single-player chess puzzles. If you were able to distract a bishop with an empty Coke can or hide from a queen in a potted plant in chess, that is.

In our Silver Award review of the game, we said that "Hitman GO is a clever and refreshingly original puzzle game that's satisfying to win, and offers enough variation to keep you unlocking levels and moving forward".

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
By Blizzard - download on iPad (Free)

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Warcraft-themed card battler Hearthstone boasts more cards than Hallmark, an enormous number of modes, and a finely balanced economy. But what's really impressive is the presentation.

Your cards come to life, they speak, and they cast magic spells that light up the arena. The battlefields are dynamic, and the sounds - from giant explosions to the satisfying 'thwip' of a played card - make the game feel alive.

If you're already addicted to Hearthstone's tense one-on-one battles on PC, Battle.net integration means you can transfer your deck to iPad and keep playing on the toilet.

If you're new to Hearthstone, though, watch out for our imminent review of it. Until then, you should watch our hands-on preview video or read about the upcoming Curse of Naxxramas single-player campaign.

By Acceleroto - buy on iPhone and iPad (£1.49 / $1.99)

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If I were asked to describe Unpossible in three words, "first-person Pivvot" would be my first choice. "Disorientating and nauseating" would be my second.

Like in Pivvot, you're wandering down a loopy roadway and spinning left or right to dodge obstacles here. Now, though, you're literally on the track. Near-collisions rush past the camera, and big spins make your stomach complain.

Unpossible isn't quite as finely tuned as Whitaker Trebella's infamous twitchy avoid-'em-up. And in the faster modes, you'll come face-to-face with giant obstacles that are almost impossible (unpossible?) to avoid.

But if you've finished Pivvot, rinsed Impossible Road, and mastered Super Hexagon, consider Unpossible your new challenge.

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