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.
Dawnbringer From the publisher's description: "Enter the demon-infested realm of Mourngard. Explore the ruins of a deserted world. Venture into the darkest dungeons and vanquish an unrelenting demon horde in this grand fantasy adventure. A forsaken land. A banished hero. Two brothers in strife. As you blaze towards the world of Mourngard, your angelic wings burn to ash. You and your brother are oblivious to the cataclysmic events you are about to spark, but your arrival could also be the key to salvation."
Legion Of Warriors From the publisher's description: "Start your adventure with a hobbit swordsman. You have to protect your kingdom against the aggression. Build your army and upgrade them to ready for each battle."
Battleheart From the publisher's description: "Battleheart - enter a world of epic fantasy combat! Rebuilt for compatibility Android 5+, and with all characters intact - sorry it took so long. Pick it up now for free - no ads, no IAP, no nonsense. "
Polandball: Can Into Space From the publisher's description: "The internet-born and beloved countryballs comics (geopolitical satire) finally have a game to properly represent them, Polandball: Can Into Space! Break through Earth's atmosphere to prove other countryballs once and for all they were wrong and conquer the final frontier!"
Fight Suit From the publisher's description: "With the advances in mass-energy conversation researches, a new source of power emerged and became the world's most sought after resource. Major countries started to fight over this resource and trigger a worldwide energy war. As the war gradually eats up their manpower through battles, the international confrontation turned to mercenary groups."
Blades of Brim From the publisher's description: "The creators of Subway Surfers present Blades of Brim! Join forces with the heroes of Brim to save the world from the invading army of Goons! Step into an epic and enchanting universe where magic and mayhem awaits!"
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. Countless stories of alliances, upheaval, and moments of peace bedeck this tapestry, but that is a tale for another day."
Elemental Rage From the publisher's description: "Free the Elemental Spirits and save a dying world! Elemental Rage is an adventure platformer that every metroidvania fan will love."
Siege Hero HD From the publisher's description: "Heros Wanted!! Use strategy and precise aim to tumble down the Fortress's and Free the Oppressed. Tear down 400+ castles across five Ages. If you're good enough to earn Gold Crown on each castle you'll unlock the extra looting levels in the Treasure Map. Over 10-hours of gameplay."
Sky Force Reloaded From the publisher's description: "There are many scrolling shooters but none of them is like "Sky Force". This stunning shoot ‘em up game combines the classic arcade elements with the new possibilities offered by current technology. The new installment in the series just came out in a spectacular style."
Jack Lumber From the publisher's description: "A tree killed his granny and now he is out for revenge. Meet Jack Lumber, the superhuman lumberjack who hates trees, loves animals, and hates trees. Did we say that twice? The guy really hates trees. Hike the trails of Flapjack Forest, trudge through The Loggers Bog, and ascend Widowmaker’s Peak chopping down every pine, oak, and maple that stands between you and the tree that killed your sweet old granny."
Lume From the publisher's description: "With a set built entirely out of paper and cardboard, and sumptuously filmed, Lume is a game with a style unlike any other. Power to your grandad’s house has failed. What’s more, he’s nowhere to be seen. Immerse yourself in Lume’s photoreal world, solve perplexing paper puzzles to help restore the power, and uncover a deeper mystery behind the blackout. "
Hocus From the publisher's description: "Do you think that the buildings in the game are quite strange? Buidlings crisscross together in a very artistical form which make you feel like a top artwork, not only a game."
The Fruit Drop Game From the publisher's description: "The fruit drop game is App of The Day on myAppFree, don't miss your daily deals."
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!"
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