Free Games Friday: Glyder, Star Wars: Commander, Valiant Hearts

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

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!"

Buttons and Scissors Pro From the publisher's description: "Cut off the sewing buttons in the logic game Buttons and Scissors! To cut off the buttons, select two or more buttons of the same color. You can select buttons only on the same horizontal, vertical or diagonal line. Cut off all the buttons from the scrap of denim to complete the level. Try to complete each level in the shortest time possible to get a better score."

iOS

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?"

Tom Loves Angela From the publisher's description: "Talking Tom has climbed all the way up to the rooftop to get a glimpse of Angela. Tom will repeat what you say to Angela so help him woo her by singing a song, having a chat using the innovative “intelligent” chat function and by giving her gifts!"

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."

Quarriors! From the publisher's description: "Quarriors! is a unique blend of strategy and chance featuring a revolutionary dice building game mechanic!"

Windows Phone

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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Comments

    Now everyone call fall in love with Valiant Hearts!

      I have been waiting for VH to make an article since it came out and I must say it's amazing! the little info snippets throughout the game make you think how badass our diggers were even more. It's already one of those games that I play slowly to lengthen my game time and I'll be sad when I'm done.

        Agreed. Valiant Hearts was sensational. The whole thing was perfectly done especially the music.

        My wife watched me play it all the way through and I caught her shedding the odd tear.

        Last edited 10/04/15 5:02 pm

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