The weekend's almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.
This is a hand-picked list of free apps we've noticed this week while assembling our regular App Deals roundup of new and discounted apps. We haven't reviewed them and we don't endorse them. As with the main App Deals column, apps can stop being free at a moment's notice if they're discounted, so grab them quickly if you're interested.
N.O.V.A. 3: Freedom Edition From the publisher's description: "Fight for humankind's survival! Four months after Kal Wardin defeated the Volterites, President Folsom is assassinated and the beleaguered colonies surrender to the Volterite Protectorate."
Crossy Road From the publisher's description: "Collect over 50 retro-styled, pop art inspired characters. Dodge traffic in a candy wonderland with the Android Robot -- simple, pure, innovative gameplay."
The Wolf Among Us From the publisher's description: "The Wolf Among Us is from the creators of The Walking Dead, winner of over 90 Game of the Year awards. Fairytale characters are being murdered in this hard-boiled, violent and mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic book series."
Space RPG From the publisher's description: "Space RPG features excellent role playing adventure action. Do you want to get rich on the trade routes? Pirate goods from other ships? Follow the main story? Go off, do side missions, and explore? The choice is yours! Inspired by the classic Escape Velocity series, Space RPG will keep you entertained for hours!"
Viking's Journey : The Road to Valhalla From the publisher's description: "Viking's Journey: The Road to Valhalla is a RPG Matching Game. Help Ragnar earn his heaven and reach Valhalla. (Slay zombie vikings on your way to heaven, train your skills and find loot to become more powerful, ride severe rams.)"
Zombie Jeep Gunner From the publisher's description: "You play a jeep gunner in a female special forces team, trapped by an army of bomber zombies. They want to eat your brains and steal your knowledge! Stay alive by commanding your team and defending the base with bullets, rockets and air support in this high octane shooter!"
Keg Bearer From the publisher's description: "The interesting thing about this game is that you can shoot or set defensive states when it's not your turn. So everyone always has something to do with this 'huddle' style game."
MUJO From the publisher's description: "MUJO is a unique puzzle game with features that cannot be found in any other game. Let’s start collecting tiles and erase them all to attack monsters! This game has no end! Enjoy whenever you want as much as you would like."
Legend of Tell From the publisher's description: "This is William Tells first Adventure! There are over 34 Levels and a complete new game experience."
Stickman Ski Racer From the publisher's description: "Take your skis and hammer down the most beautiful and most dangerous mountains in the world and experience the amazing feeling of Stickman Ski Racer. Perform insane jumps and stunts while rushing down the hills trying to avoid deadly avalanches, rusty weak bridges or profound abysses."
Shoggoth Rising From the publisher's description: "Prepare for a relentless, unforgiving and addicting arcade experience! Only the ones with extremely fast reactions, strong nerves and exceptional skills will be able to defeat all enemies."
Star Wars: Commander From the publisher's description: "Charge into battle on distant planets, and lead your troops to victory in this action-packed, combat strategy game! Build a base, recruit an unstoppable force, and challenge players across the Star Wars universe in Star Wars: Commander!"
Super Tap Ultra From the publisher's description: "Super Tap Ultra is a fun and addictive game where you have to tap buttons as fast as you can. Try not to make a mistake or you will be punished. Light everything on fire by entering ultra mode to get the super high score. The game has a stylish retro look, awesome effects, and fun music."