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.
DragonSoul From the publisher's description: "Grab your enemies by the tender bits in DragonSoul, an epic fantasy role-playing game! Brawl with dragons and mighty monsters in fast and furious battles, because who doesn’t like fighting dragons? You don’t? Well, maybe you should go play Super Sparkle Pet Evolution instead, because this ain’t your grandma’s mobile RPG!"
Just Cause 3: WingSuit Tour From the publisher's description: "Download the Just Cause 3 - WingSuit Experience for free now and explore the beautiful Mediterranean islands of Medici from the skies, and in complete 360 degrees. This world-first app combines real in-engine capture from upcoming game, Just Cause 3, with Mindlight's unique 360-degree video capture technology to let you discover Medici through a thrilling wingsuit ride."
The Sheepening From the publisher's description: "UFO based sheep herding at its finest! Now free to download! Introducing The Sheepening, a new game from Logic Squid. When a mysterious object crashes from the Heavens, the sheep are scattered!"
FIFA 16 From the publisher's description: "Play beautiful with a newer, better, and faster FIFA experience on mobile! FIFA 16 Ultimate Team lets you celebrate every awesome attack, nail-biting goal, and powerful win like never before with console-like graphics. Experience the most realistic set of football features on Google Play."
Deer Hunter 2016 From the publisher's description: "From the creators of Deer Hunter 2014! Return to the wild and hunt across the globe in the world’s greatest hunting experience."
Jewel Mania: Halloween From the publisher's description: "Oooo Spooky! Jewel Mania: Halloween has returned from the grave! Swap spooky jewels to match 3 or more and create waves of spine-tingling excitement."
Shooty Skies From the publisher's description: "The creators of Crossy Road present Shooty Skies! Shoot, dodge, duck, goose and weave. Take to the skies!"
The Deadshot From the publisher's description: "The fatal lab accident occurred in a research laboratory where a scientist was working with genetically modified viruses - the experimentation on humans has been catastrophic. The "Zombie Virus" has now infected hundreds of people and has spread rapidly throughout the city's homeless population. You're our last hope! Shoot all the zombies quickly and make sure they don't overrun the city!"
Magic Flute by Mozart From the publisher's description: "Enter the Kingdom of the Queen of the Night. Start your journey through the lands of mystery and magic as prince Tamino. Choose your steps wisely, build your path avoiding traps, deadly serpents or earth quakes. But know no fear, lose no hope and remember that you are the master of your own path."
BlitzKeep From the publisher's description: "Point your hero where you want him to attack, and he won't stop moving until he's reached a safe zone or has died! The latter happens far too often... Pick up gear to increase your power, and kill weak enemies first so that you can level up enough to kill the stronger ones. Eventually, you may even become strong enough to kill a massive boss! Don't be disheartened by frequent deaths - it takes only moments to try again!"
Turbo Grannies From the publisher's description: "The nursing home is awfully boring! Turbo Granny may be as old as the hills, but she can´t stand spending every day indoors at the slow nursing home. It´s deadening & Turbo Granny is bored to death! She misses all the action and excitement that she used to experience - a long time ago…"
Edge Of Oblivion: Alpha Squadron 2 From the publisher's description: "In Edge Of Oblivion: Alpha Squadron 2, you get the chance to jump into the cockpit of a powerful starfighter and join the galaxy's most daring pilots as they face off against the evil Hadian Empire. You'll engage in perilous battles against hordes of enemy fighters, lumbering mechs, gigantic tanks and huge capital ships. Aerial conflict takes place in a variety of beautifully rendered environments including snow, deserts, highlands, oceans, volcanic lava fields, alien cities, amazing deep space locations and even the interior of a massive space station."
Eternity Warriors 4 From the publisher's description: "Hack through enemies as the mighty Warrior, slash them with the lightning-fast Assassin or rain down fire upon them as the unstoppable Mage. Choose which hero best fits your play-style and jump into the action!"
Exiled Gods From the publisher's description: "The Holy Gate has opened! It' time to build your legion of mythical heroes and lead them to fight against the most dangerous monsters and fiends. In Exiled Gods, you are the strategist who can choose from a diverse range of skills. Command your heroes and expel the darkness with destructive skills. A dangerous clash of the gods has begun."
Real Bowling Star From the publisher's description: "Real Bowling Star is one of the best bowling games in the Windows market. The high-quality graphics make players feel like they are at their local bowling alley."
2048 Colors + From the publisher's description: "Swipe to move the tiles. When two tiles with the same color touch, they merge to get new color! Try to climb up the score ladder."
Grim Legends 2 From the publisher's description: "Embark on a dangerous quest through mysterious ruins and magical woods in the second chapter of Grim Legends series. Save the young queen from a mortal danger and change the faith of the entire kingdom!"
Bubble Pet Journey From the publisher's description: "A lovely and cute graphic game with many cute pet animal tiger, frog, cat, dog...etc..covered by bubble, look kute, kawaii !"
Basket+ From the publisher's description: "Basket+ is an addictive ball game, the fun part in this game is that you can throw different balls on different courts. Check out which ball and court suits you most."
Imperia Online: The Great People From the publisher's description: "Join thousands of players in an universe that never sleeps! Take control of your state and expand it into a mighty empire!"
Tiltagon From the publisher's description: "Tilt. Fall. Repeat. Tiltagon is a hard arcade game where you tilt and fall. Many times. Sometimes you also explode."
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