Free Games Friday: EA Sports UFC, Swordigo, Star Wars: Commander

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

Zooistry From the publisher's description: "Zooistry challenges players to delete a 3D cube of candy comprised of smaller cubes by matching pairs of the smaller cubes. There are currently 6 modes of play that are sure to entertain.

Doppler From the publisher's description: "Like twitch action games? Like a challenge? Want to play something a little different? Doppler is for you!"

Archery Master 3D From the publisher's description: "Archery Master delivers ultra realistic archery experience that features stunning 3D graphics, amazing animations and simple intuitive controls. Shoot arrows at targets generally set at various distance to earn coins for new bows, arrows and upgrades."

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."

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."

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!"

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."

iOS

Swordigo From the publisher's description: "Run, jump and fight your way through a vast world to defeat the spreading corruption."

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."

Flick Kick Field Goal From the publisher's description: "With easy to learn controls and hard to master challenges, Flick Kick Field Goal is the addictive football game that's impossible to put down! Curve your kicks and earn rewards in ever-changing conditions. Prove your skills in the must-have game for any football fan!"

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!"

Perils of Man From the publisher's description: "A 3D Sci-Fi Adventure Mystery, designed by veterans of LucasArts’ classics: The Curse of Monkey Island, The Dig and Full Throttle, Bill Tiller and Gene Mocsy."

Super Ox Wars From the publisher's description: "Blast your way through ten unique levels filled with challenging enemies. Adapt your ship by choosing red or blue powerups that change your shooting and defensive style. Earn high scores for each style as well as for overall score, and compare them on the Game Center leaderboards."

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."

Gridrunner From the publisher's description: "Here's another slick shooter from the developer who is rapidly gaining a reputation as the king of retro on iOS."

Windows Phone

Fruit Slash From the publisher's description: "Perfect for 5 minutes in the bus or anywhere (Just cut the fruits with swipes.) Fruits to cut or to be cut: pomegranate, lemon, grapefruit, orange, apple."

Fry It Game From the publisher's description: "Yummy!!! What could be more delicious than steak? Forget about vegetables, culinary plants and other vegetarian haulm! Be a real peasant with a real toad-in-the-hole with Fry It!"

Public Transport Simulator From the publisher's description: "Jump behind the steering wheel in this driving simulator. There are three different types of missions, depending on what type of vehicle you choose."

Mega Splash 3D 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."

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!"

Xtreme Dirtz From the publisher's description: "Xtreme Dirtz... a game seriously not for beginners... it's for real gamers. You have to be a true gamer to beat this one."

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