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.
VR Aquadrome Virtual Racing From the publisher's description: "Finals of the extreme motorboat racing championship are in their climax! Five audacious pilots are ready to fight to the end to win in the hardest water track running through picturesque tropical landscapes and ruins of an ancient city ensepulchered in the flood. "
Shadow Seekers From the publisher's description: "It’s in the darkest times that light shines the brightest. After the great Aspect Wars ended, the world lies in ruin. Undead and demons, along with more mundane monsters and bandits roam the land. But hope is not lost!"
Gang Nations From the publisher's description: "Gang Nations is a stunning blend of tower defence and combat strategy set in a unique urban environment. Recruit a gang of Hoodlums, Thieves, Convicts and many more to rage a turf war around the globe, fight for territory and build your criminal empire."
Battle Tales From the publisher's description: "In these fairy tales filled with wars, everything is beyond imagination. Cinderella stole Prince Charming? Why is Snow White carrying an arch and arrows? Little Red Riding Hood became an assassin? The world of wonder heroes is calling out for you to save it!"
Splasheep From the publisher's description: "Color has disappeared mysteriously. The world is devoid of all emotion and now is lost in a silent chaos. The only hope is to restore all color. Grab your sheep, travel to distant islands and paint all the buildings the color they used to be."
Dragon Encounter From the publisher's description: "Get ready for adventure in Dragon Encounter - the No. 1 Free-to-Play Action RPG from Korea! Immerse yourself in exciting real-time party modes and PvP within the arcade-style fantasy!"
PRY From the publisher's description: "A story revealed by opening a character’s eyes, pulling apart his memories and grasping his infinitely scrolling thoughts. Six years ago, James–a demolition expert–returned from the First Gulf War. Explore James’ mind as his vision fails and his past collides with his present."
EMERGENCY Mobile From the publisher's description: "Command fire brigades, rescue services and police forces in a rescue strategy game with realistic graphics! Fight against fires, save lives and eliminate terrorists - in 13 elaborate missions!"
Sunday Lawn Seasons From the publisher's description: ""Sunday Lawn Seasons" is the highly anticipated sequel to fan favorite "Sunday Lawn", but with THREE new seasons! After a flourishing summer with his lawn mower, Charlie expands his summer job into a YEAR ROUND BUSINESS."
Cut The Rope 2 From the publisher's description: "SWEET! Om Nom's shenanigans continue in Cut the Rope 2! With new characters, fresh gameplay elements and tricky missions, candy collecting has never been so fun!"
The Room From the publisher's description: "Welcome to The Room, a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world."
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!"
Storm Of Wars From the publisher's description: "Storm of Wars brings real-time strategy combats to a kingdom building war game. It features fast-paced combat in cities and epic real-time wars on the world map that impact gameplay and strategy in fun, unexpected ways!"
Dragon Friends From the publisher's description: "Collect awesome unique dragons while personalizing your mystical island on Windows 10! Socialize with your best friends and family online with infinite possibilities."
Digfender From the publisher's description: "Beneath your castle an enemy lies waiting. Grab your shovel and prepare your defenses! Dig deep into the ground and find valuable treasures and ancient relics to help you on your mission."
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."
Farmville 2: Country Escape From the publisher's description: "Escape to the world of farming, friends and fun! Go on farm adventures to collect rare goods and craft new recipes. Raise animals and grow your farm with friends."
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