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.
Hop -- Endless Hopper From the publisher's description: "Hop is an addictive minimalist game of skill and focus. How to get a score above 100: Let go of your thoughts, get into a state of flow, and trust your instincts!"
Batman v Superman Who Will Win From the publisher's description: "Mankind faces a new threat as darkness falls on Gotham and Metropolis. A personal vendetta has been made, side between Batman or Superman to set the record straight. Race against time and go the distance. Dodge obstacles, collect power-ups and battle against your opponent."
The Greedy Cave From the publisher's description: "In a land far, far away there once was a vast continent called Milton. It was a land where the power of rule came by the sword and the arcane, where Men who devoted themselves to the blade or to magecraft, could become the finest warriors, wisest wizards or the greatest adventurers. In this land, there are several kingdoms divided by borders but united through history."
San Andreas Straight 2 Compton From the publisher's description: "Experience a real open world on your mobile device, the best that has ever been on the Google Play Store. Steal vehicles from drivers, shoot everyone on sight or just walk for miles to come in two epic areas. The entire Compton area has been revamped and upgraded for this sequel and next to this there is a new area, Upper East Compton, where the elite of Compton and San Andreas thrive and become even more rich over the shoulders of the normal working man."
Dark Sword From the publisher's description: "All I remember is that night... The dark dragon has closed the gate to the sun. And light vanished. All living creatures became dark... Only carrying what's left behind... the eternal pain. In the darkness that has lost light… True dark action begins."
Zombidle From the publisher's description: "Like the song says, good guys finish last, and in this case, they also finish homeless and on fire. Welcome to Zombidle, Berzerk Studio's newest tap/idle game!"
Infinite Skater From the publisher's description: "Begin a psychedelic adventure of spiritual awakening and magical skateboarding. Infinite Skater is an unprecedented visual experience, never seen before in a mobile game."
Motorsport Manager From the publisher's description: "This is your racing team. Hire drivers, develop your car and invest in technology. Work with your drivers to achieve the perfect qualifying lap. Formulate the ideal pitstop strategy to win races."
Nimian Legends: BrightRidge From the publisher's description: "Experience total freedom as you run, swim, jump and even fly anywhere in a large 3d world, unlocking new abilities and learning the legends and lore of BrightRidge. Explore a world where violence is optional and exploration is the key."
Blackthorn Castle From the publisher's description: "Once again your Uncle Henry has asked for your help in the search for a mysterious artifact. Embark on your own quest in this beautifully designed classic point and click adventure puzzle game. Explore an all but forgotten 14th century Blackthorn Castle, surrounding dark forest and structures. Discover hidden passageways, clues and puzzles along the way!"
Gear Miner From the publisher's description: "Help a fellow miner escape the mine shafts, and spin on the gears to collect precious gems on your way up! A simple and fun game containing endless amounts of challenging levels with 25 customized miner characters!"
Heroes Reborn: Enigma From the publisher's description: "Play over 30 levels and continually evolve, as your powers and abilities increase throughout the game. Harness your powers of time shifting, telekinesis and time manipulation to survive. But, it will take real skill to escape where you are being held hostage and save your sister."
Age of Empires: Castle Siege From the publisher's description: "Age of Empires®: Castle Siege invites you to guide your empire through the Medieval Era on your Windows PC or touch screen device."
Mirror's Edge From the publisher's description: "Immerse yourself in the world of Faith Connors – an underground “Runner” who must bolt into action to stop a deadly threat in a “perfect society” full of sinister surveillance and relentless pursuers."
Imperia Online 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! Recruit soldiers and command huge armies into epic battles and crush all those who oppose you!"
Storm Of Wars From the publisher's description: "Storm of Wars brings real-time strategy combats to a kingdom building war game. It features fast-paced combat in cities and epic real-time wars on the world map that impact gameplay and strategy in fun, unexpected ways!"
Dragon Friends From the publisher's description: "Collect awesome unique dragons while personalizing your mystical island on Windows 10! Socialize with your best friends and family online with infinite possibilities."
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