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.
Batman v Superman Who Will Win From the publisher's description: "Mankind faces a new threat as darkness falls on Gotham and Metropolis. A personal vendetta has been made, side between Batman or Superman to set the record straight. Race against time and go the distance. Dodge obstacles, collect power-ups and battle against your opponent."
The Greedy Cave From the publisher's description: "In a land far, far away there once was a vast continent called Milton. It was a land where the power of rule came by the sword and the arcane, where Men who devoted themselves to the blade or to magecraft, could become the finest warriors, wisest wizards or the greatest adventurers. In this land, there are several kingdoms divided by borders but united through history."
San Andreas Straight 2 Compton From the publisher's description: "Experience a real open world on your mobile device, the best that has ever been on the Google Play Store. Steal vehicles from drivers, shoot everyone on sight or just walk for miles to come in two epic areas. The entire Compton area has been revamped and upgraded for this sequel and next to this there is a new area, Upper East Compton, where the elite of Compton and San Andreas thrive and become even more rich over the shoulders of the normal working man."
Dark Sword From the publisher's description: "All I remember is that night... The dark dragon has closed the gate to the sun. And light vanished. All living creatures became dark... Only carrying what's left behind... the eternal pain. In the darkness that has lost light… True dark action begins."
Zombidle From the publisher's description: "Like the song says, good guys finish last, and in this case, they also finish homeless and on fire. Welcome to Zombidle, Berzerk Studio's newest tap/idle game!"
Stack From the publisher's description: "Stack up the blocks as high as you can! Simple & Beautiful graphics designed. Compete for the best score in the world"
Tayasui Blocks From the publisher's description: "Tayasui Blocks is a uniquely creative app that allows you to build amazing universe! Make great models and share them with the world or enjoy other users creations. "
Righteous Kill 2: Revenge of the Poet Killer From the publisher's description: "Join tenacious NYPD investigator Erica Dean in her next search as she hunts down the dangerous “Poet Killer.” Carefully study a rash of murders across New York City, each of them connected by a tantalizing note left behind. Scour the crime scenes for evidence and clues, dust for fingerprints, re-assemble torn documents and compare bullets in the ballistics lab. Be careful who you trust and act fast in order to prevent the next murder!"
Dungeon Of The Endless From the publisher's description: "The awarded smash-hit Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense hybrid game, in which your team of heroes must protect the generator of their crashed ship while finding their way out of a mysterious and dangerous dungeon!"
Bamba From the publisher's description: "Balancing an unicycle juggler over a tightrope is what Bamba is about. With a minimalist gameplay that consists basically in going back and forth, Bamba features an incredible set of 25 levels of ever growing difficulty."
Stride And Prejudice From the publisher's description: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that Stride & Prejudice is an unusual endless runner where the platforms are made from the text of Pride and Prejudice."
FALLMAN – Trampoline Action From the publisher's description: "FALLMAN is a trampoline jumping action game starring an 80's trampoline champion with his athletic career gone south. Keep your jumping rhythm going while performing crazy trick combos in the air by tapping, swiping and rotating. And do not fumble a landing!"
PaintScape From the publisher's description: "Introducing PaintScape - an exuberant blend of art and game. PaintScape is a 2d side-scroller shooter that uses hand-painted art to create a vivid world for you to navigate. Defeat over 100 enemy varieties across seven unique worlds. Upgrade your player's weapons, shields, and abilities as well as acquire bombs and force fields to help overcome the black and white world!"
Firework Apprentice From the publisher's description: "Dive into the fantastic world of floating islands and help young Firework Apprentice get to the Emperor's Palace for the annual firework contest."
Mirror's Edge From the publisher's description: "Immerse yourself in the world of Faith Connors – an underground “Runner” who must bolt into action to stop a deadly threat in a “perfect society” full of sinister surveillance and relentless pursuers."
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."
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