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.
Fast Speed Drift Racing 3D From the publisher's description: "Fast Speed Drift Racing 3D is a super astonishing 3D drift racing game. HD graphics and numerous scenarios enable you to experience an unbelievable real racing with your friends."
Grand Sphere From the publisher's description: "Explore the wonders of "Astrum" ― a world filled with mystery and magic! Risk it all to return what is lost! You are a Grand Sphere, one who possesses an immense power only granted to few."
Might and Glory: Kingdom War From the publisher's description: "Might and Glory: Kingdom War is a new online strategy game for everyone who loves classic fantasy and epic battles. Build your own magnificent castle, assemble an army of mighty heroes, participate in guild raids and smite other players with swords and magic!"
FreeStyle Baseball2 From the publisher's description: "Ultimate Batting Action! FreeStyle Baseball, the real-time PvP baseball game! Incredible cartoon-like graphics!!"
Wild Hunter 3D From the publisher's description: "Aim and Shoot! Wild Hunter offers you the unique game-play that you can hunt wild animals not only on foot but also on a fast moving vehicle! Wild Hunter lets you hunt the biggest and most dangerous animals in the world."
BLiP From the publisher's description: "Tumble, bounce and slide BLiP through an atmospheric world filled with deadly spikes and precarious platforms. Collect stars to unlock over 60 levels of challenging and addictive fun."
Puzzle Blitz From the publisher's description: "Puzzle Blitz is a frantic puzzle solving race against the clock! Solve as many puzzles as you can, before time runs out! You have 3 minutes! Place the pieces in the right spots to complete a puzzle. Every time you solve a puzzle, extra time is added to the clock."
Zombie Quest From the publisher's description: "Enjoy the battle of wit and witchery with the most sinister evil masterminds ever! Prove that your mind is ready to vanquish the cold cruel logic of Dracula, Pinhead and Frankenstein in the quest to retrieve your stolen soul!"
Dust: Offroad Racing From the publisher's description: "One of the most exciting off-road games on the App Store is back in two flavors – this PREMIUM edition is for the professional drivers, the best among the best! Race against daredevil opponents in 2 different game modes, or hone your skills in Practice mode on any of the terrains."
Kingdom Rush From the publisher's description: "The acclaimed action fantasy defense game is now available for iPhone and iPod! Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command!"
Spring Jump Joyride From the publisher's description: "Spring Jump Joyride: Stickman ninja fly & fall rush over temple candy rocks!"
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."
Dice Reloaded From the publisher's description: "Find equal dices and bring them together! A very simple but addictive game."
Mini Golf Club From the publisher's description: "Mini Golf Club is a realistic 3D mini golf simulator with fun gameplay and hundreds of challenging levels."
European War 4 - Napoleon From the publisher's description: "Welcome to the 18th century, the Age of Napoleon. It’s an entirely new gaming mode, adding general skills and a new item system, and there are more than 200 famous generals to choose including Napoleon, Murat, Wellington, Nelson, Kutusov amnd Washington."
Metro 2033 Wars From the publisher's description: "Metro 2033 wars is a turn-based open world strategy game. It is the world's first mobile game based on the story of Dmitry Glukhovsky's best-selling novel, Metro 2033."
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