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.
SpikeDislike3 From the publisher's description: "The spikes return in this all new mixing of pointy and circular things. Guide the ball through the maze of spikes, as far as you can get it, to score as many points as you can."
Skeleton Attack VR From the publisher's description: "Defend yourself from the incoming skeletons who have their eyes on one target only... YOU! How long can you survive?"
Biff Bird From the publisher's description: "TTap the screen to fly and collect food! Avoid the randomized blocks and watch your high score rise!"
Doudou Land Saga From the publisher's description: "Tapotez votre écran afin de faire évoluer doudou verticalement éviter les obstacles et ramasser un max de pièces."
Mines of Mars From the publisher's description: "Mines of Mars is a procedural atmospheric RPG mining game that is inspired by games like Metroid and Motherload. It is also a story based adventure game with dark secrets, great weapons, tons of different items, and a gorgeous world to explore. Drifting fast and doing burnouts had never been so fun! Burn the asphalt of this open world city!"
Extreme Car Driving Simulator From the publisher's description: "Extreme Car Driving Simulator is the best car simulator of 2014, thanks to its advanced real physics engine "
Card Wars - Adventure Time Card Game From the publisher's description: "Command an army of awesome warriors, including Husker Knights, Cool Dog, the Immortal Maize Walker, and even the Pig to destroy your opponent’s forces! Place towers and cast spells to unleash ultimo attacks."
Omega: The first movement From the publisher's description: "The innovative rhythm-based action battle game with storyline through levels."
Infinity Blade From the publisher's description: "Spectacular 3D characters and environments powered by the award-winning Unreal Engine 3 bring to life the story of a lone knight’s pursuit to save civilization."
I, Gladiator From the publisher's description: "Based on epic Gladiator movies and games of the past, I,Gladiator brings exciting and fast-paced gameplay to mobile."
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."
Fallout Shelter From the publisher's description: "Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland."
Bowling Central From the publisher's description: "Bowling Central takes you on a bowling adventure with mind blowing challenges and state of the art physics simulation! Bowl using intuitive swipe controls or realistic Wii-like motion gestures! Your very own personal bowling alley, anytime, anywhere!"
Cartoon Ball From the publisher's description: "Cartoon Ball is a funny, but at the same time challenging game. The main objective of this game is to throw the ball into the basket. How to do it? Of course with the help of big explosions!"
CSR Racing From the publisher's description: "This is CSR Racing. The ultimate drag race in the city streets, featuring over 90 licensed cars, stunning graphics, addictive gameplay and intense online player vs. player competition."
Fantasy Assault 3D From the publisher's description: "Travel in a fantasy world, and fight against swordsmen and magicians in this medieval battle. Dangerous enemies are waiting for you! Prove to be one of the best warriors in Fantasy Assault 3D! Try to prove your worthiness and stay alive."
Dictator: Revolt From the publisher's description: "You must make wise and timely decisions, eliminate scheming enemies, pay tribute to true friends, deftly plot, expose conspiracies and, of course, diligently look after the welfare of your large and happy family."
Modern Combat 5: Blackout From the publisher's description: "Step into the action as the latest installment in the best FPS series raises the bar for shooter games once more! Create a squad, add your friends and test your individual and team skills against other squads!"
Overkill 3 From the publisher's description: "Step into the action of the audio-visual spectacle that is Overkill 3. Lead the Resistance into victory over the evil Faction forces and their brutal killing machines."
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