Free Games Friday: BANG!, Townsmen, EA Sports UFC

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.

Android

Townsmen Premium From the publisher's description: "Develop your tiny village to a grand medieval empire with a thriving economy and happy villagers! Find spots for mining ore, harvest the crops of your farms and collect coins as taxes from your folk. Build jousting fields, taverns, marketplaces and beautify your city with impressive statues, magnificent monuments and lush gardens. You rule the whole empire from your castle and make sure your inhabitants have fun and stay happy!"

Who Stole Me? From the publisher's description: "Someone stole me and my friends and put us in bubbles! Match colors and set us free in this addictive physics puzzler. Easy to learn, hard to master."

EA Sports UFC From the publisher's description: "Step into the Octagon® with EA SPORTS™ UFC® for mobile! Collect your favorite UFC fighters, throw down in competitive combat, and earn in-game rewards by playing live events tied to the real world of the UFC."

Run TerRio Run From the publisher's description: Join TerRio's biggest adventure yet! Lil TerRio just got caught playing Ding Dong Ditch! RUN as fast as you can! Dodge the oncoming cars, buses, and rollerbladers! Help TerRio run away from the grandpa's door he was ding dong ditching."

Glyder From the publisher's description: "Navigate your Glyder through the never-ending game world, collect various power-ups and items on your way and try to beat the #1 global Highscore - or at least reach the Top 100 first!"

Modern Combat 5: Blackout From the publisher's description: "Step into the action as the latest instalment in the best FPS series raises the bar for shooters once more! Create a squad, add your friends and test your individual and team skills against other squads! Is single player your thing? Then step into a world on the brink of anarchy and shoot your way out of one dire situation after another to expose a lunatic who’s trying to tear the world to shreds."

Twisted Lands: Shadow Town From the publisher's description: "Welcome to Shadow Town. There are beaches, but you should not go near the water. There are woods, but those who enter them never return. And there's a village, but all it has to offer are empty streets and fog that hangs in the air like a curse. The only thing you can explore in this place is the source of the terror that will grip your heart."

Hero Sky: Epic Guild Wars From the publisher's description: "Join arms with your friends to fight in spectacular guild wars against players from all around the world! Customize your favorite Hero and dive into endless battles with your own unique combination of Troops and Heroes! Build your village into an impenetrable fortress and claim supremacy over the Sky World!"

MONOPOLY Dash for Chromecast From the publisher's description: "Play cards a whole new way with MONOPOLY Dash for Chromecast! This fun, card game version of MONOPOLY has includes all of the fast dealing property trading fun you love."

WGT Golf Mobile From the publisher's description: "Play the #1 free golf game and top-rated 3D simulation sports game on famous golf courses like Bandon Dunes, Pebble Beach and St Andrews. Each golf course is re-created using HD photography, GPS terrain mapping and precise physics for the most realistic golf simulation available."

Zombiestan VR (Google Cardboard) From the publisher's description: "4 levels (more coming soon), 3 different weapons, tons of zombies, new input setting menu (remapping button), classic mode."

LaneMine From the publisher's description: "Control your character by shifting lanes, left and right. Avoid mines and kill-zones and collect all the coins. Complete the level in different ways."

Lute Hero From the publisher's description: "Lute Hero is a Late Medieval/Renaissance rhythm game! Earn gold, unlock new pieces, and customize your instrument to shred some sweet lute licks!"

iOS

BANG! The Official Video Game From the publisher's description: "In the wild west, the Sheriff gives chase to the Outlaws, the Outlaws give chase to the Sheriff, and the Renegade plots in the dark, ready to switch from one side to the other.Soon enough, bullets start to fly: which of the gunmen are Deputies, ready to sacrifice themselves for the Sheriff? And which are the merciless Outlaws, looking to gun him down?"

Modern Combat 5: Blackout From the publisher's description: "Step into the action as the latest instalment in the best FPS series raises the bar for shooters once more! Create a squad, add your friends and test your individual and team skills against other squads! Is single player your thing? Then step into a world on the brink of anarchy and shoot your way out of one dire situation after another to expose a lunatic who’s trying to tear the world to shreds."

Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures HD From the publisher's description: "Help two charming royal heirs escape from a secluded island in this hidden object quest! Princess Loreen and Prince Nathaniel find themselves locked in a dungeon without any idea of how they got there."

PAC-MAN Friends From the publisher's description: "PAC-MAN Friends is a new, original fast-paced game using classic PAC-MAN characters! With simple tilt controls, you can maneuver PAC-MAN through progressively challenging mazes to rescue his friends from the Ghosts' Castle!"

A Few Days Left From the publisher's description: "Taking place in the midst of a mutant viral outbreak, you will find yourself fighting off hordes of horrible creatures across various locations."

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."

Time Surfer From the publisher's description: "Surf for your life across the galaxy! The end of the universe is after you. Your only hope? Cheating death by rewinding time! Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping surf!"

Agent RX From the publisher's description: "You are Agent RX. One of the best agent from ISEN. Unfortunately ISEN’s secret military base,a floating fortress called ARIES has been compromised by unknown assailants. Only with stealth infiltration can recover ARIES. Are you up for it?"

Valiant Hearts From the publisher's description: "Immerse yourself in the touching story of four unsung heroes swept up by World War 1 in this unique interactive graphic novel that combines action, puzzles and adventure."

Windows Phone

Mega Splash 3D Game From the publisher's description: "Mega Splash 3D is a unique puzzle game similar to Tetris but a whole lot more fun! Help our character to protect his tower! Drop the same fruit color on top of others in order to keep the tower from growing too tall. The goal is to get the right fruit to the right blob,then to pop it with a tap once."

Flying Pirate Ship 3D From the publisher's description: "We are glad to present you our new exciting incredible adventure of a magic Flying Pirate Ship 3D! For all fans of exploring the world and battleships!"

Superhero Run From the publisher's description: "Today you have a chance to participate in dangerous mission carried out by a brave superhero. You got into the heart of your enemy's base full of traps and you have to summon up all your strength to survive."

Golden Bricks From the publisher's description: "Use your old LEGO sets to build new models! Golden Bricks introduces the following categories of models: aircraft, animals, ships, buildings."

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!"

Escape the prison room From the publisher's description: "In this Prison version, try to break out of each jail room. Solve the mini puzzles and discover the hidden objects to use them to open the room and go to the next level. This popular game has now a Prison themed of all your favorite Prison break movies"

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