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.
Treasures of Mystery Island 3 From the publisher's description: "A young journalist is sent to a beautiful island to report on multiple ghost sightings in the area. Upon her arrival she is greeted with her first paranormal encounter. Help her dive deep into this mystery that will task her with hunting hidden objects, solving challenging puzzles, and shining a light on the mysteries of ghostly apparitions that are terrorizing the people!"
DragonSoul From the publisher's description: "Grab your enemies by the tender bits in DragonSoul, an epic fantasy role-playing game! Brawl with dragons and mighty monsters in fast and furious battles, because who doesn’t like fighting dragons? You don’t? Well, maybe you should go play Super Sparkle Pet Evolution instead, because this ain’t your grandma’s mobile RPG!"
Just Cause 3: WingSuit Tour From the publisher's description: "Download the Just Cause 3 - WingSuit Experience for free now and explore the beautiful Mediterranean islands of Medici from the skies, and in complete 360 degrees. This world-first app combines real in-engine capture from upcoming game, Just Cause 3, with Mindlight's unique 360-degree video capture technology to let you discover Medici through a thrilling wingsuit ride."
The Sheepening From the publisher's description: "UFO based sheep herding at its finest! Now free to download! Introducing The Sheepening, a new game from Logic Squid. When a mysterious object crashes from the Heavens, the sheep are scattered!"
FIFA 16 From the publisher's description: "Play beautiful with a newer, better, and faster FIFA experience on mobile! FIFA 16 Ultimate Team lets you celebrate every awesome attack, nail-biting goal, and powerful win like never before with console-like graphics. Experience the most realistic set of football features on Google Play."
Deer Hunter 2016 From the publisher's description: "From the creators of Deer Hunter 2014! Return to the wild and hunt across the globe in the world’s greatest hunting experience."
Torque Burnout From the publisher's description: "Grip the wheel, put your foot to the floor and drive, completing donuts and drifts like a champion. Evolve your ride and push it to it's limits, rally the crowd into a frenzy and then push it some more to reign supreme as the BURNOUT KING!"
Star Wars - Heroes Path From the publisher's description: "Lead the Rebel Alliance to victory! Guide Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Obi-Wan Kenobi through perilous puzzles that will rack your brain and test your luck!"
Tales from the Borderlands From the publisher's description: "Tales from the Borderlands is a five part episodic game series from the creators of The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series. Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, this is a story full of Borderlands’ trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness."
Cloud Spin From the publisher's description: "Take to the skies for an out of this world fantasy flying adventure! Go for the gold in addicting Tournament mode, or explore at your leisure in Free Flight mode!"
Wrestle Jump From the publisher's description: "Hilarious and easy to learn two player game on a single screen!"
Metro Cube From the publisher's description: "This a fun, addictive and challenging puzzle game. Beautiful and fun to play, challenging to master!"
Shooty Skies From the publisher's description: "The creators of Crossy Road present Shooty Skies! Shoot, dodge, duck, goose and weave. Take to the skies!"
The Deadshot From the publisher's description: "The fatal lab accident occurred in a research laboratory where a scientist was working with genetically modified viruses - the experimentation on humans has been catastrophic. The "Zombie Virus" has now infected hundreds of people and has spread rapidly throughout the city's homeless population. You're our last hope! Shoot all the zombies quickly and make sure they don't overrun the city!"
Real Bowling Star From the publisher's description: "Real Bowling Star is one of the best bowling games in the Windows market. The high-quality graphics make players feel like they are at their local bowling alley."
2048 Colors + From the publisher's description: "Swipe to move the tiles. When two tiles with the same color touch, they merge to get new color! Try to climb up the score ladder."
Grim Legends 2 From the publisher's description: "Embark on a dangerous quest through mysterious ruins and magical woods in the second chapter of Grim Legends series. Save the young queen from a mortal danger and change the faith of the entire kingdom!"
Bubble Pet Journey From the publisher's description: "A lovely and cute graphic game with many cute pet animal tiger, frog, cat, dog...etc..covered by bubble, look kute, kawaii !"
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."
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