It’s easy to look at the list of free and discounted games below and think it looks pretty lackluster, especially when compared to two weeks ago. When Apple discounts all their design award winners, it makes for a great week. This week, however, has some serious gems; some of which you may not have heard of. Don’t let that scare you off. These are all winners.
- True Skate – [$1.99 > FREE] – Buy Now – This iOS skateboarding games has been generally well received, and the IAPs are fair. It’s a lot of fun and doesn’t feel like it’s trying to steal your wallet.
- Defenders – [$4.99 > FREE] – Buy Now – Defenders is widely considered to be one of the best tower defense games on the App Store. Unfortunately for those that paid the premium price, there are IAPs, but they’re generally fair, especially if you’re getting the game for free.
- Bonza Word Puzzle – [$0.99 > FREE] – Buy Now – This word puzzler is absolutely gorgeous. It does feel like it should have been free from the start, considering the huge amount of IAPs, but here we are. It’s free now.
- Stickman Soccer 2014 – [$0.99 > FREE] – Buy Now – Stickman Soccer 2014 is a must-play iOS game for soccer fans, and at the low, low cost of nothing, there’s no excuse avoid it. There’s only a single IAP, which is a $1.99 purchase for Pro mode. Definitely worth it if you like the game.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run – [$3.99 > FREE] – Buy Now – While definitely not the old TMNT arcade side-scroller of the 90s, it’s still pretty good. Also, it’s the App Store’s featured free app of the week, so it’s guaranteed to be at least OK. Definitely worth your time if it means possibly saving four bucks.
- Thomas Was Alone – [$5.99 > $3.99] – Buy Now – This platform game is brilliant and easily worth the full price. If you’ve been on the fence about this at $5.99, definitely grab it now.
- Canabalt – [$2.99 > $0.99] – Buy Now – Retro gamers will love the graphics and gameplay of Canabalt. Hell, even those that stick to modern games will probably love it. This platformed is pretty much universally revered. It’s quick gameplay and charming aesthetic make it a must buy.
- Table Tennis Touch – [$3.99 > $1.99] – Buy Now – Who doesn’t love a game of ping-pong? This game is one that anyone can jump in and enjoy. The realistic graphics and unique take on the classic molecular game make Table Tennis Touch easily worth the price of a 20oz soda.
- DUNGEONy – [$2.99 > $0.99] – Buy Now – We love the pixel-art appeal of this 2D dungeon crawler. The random game elements and huge variety of enemies and playable characters should give you way more than a dollar’s worth of enjoyment.
- Scotland Yard – [$4.99 > $0.99] – Buy Now – This game can be difficult one to get into due to a sub-par tutorial, but what lies beneath is a rich multiplayer board game.
Ok, it’s not discounted and it’s not new, but if you’ve played all the free games mentioned above and need more, we recommend trying Sky Force, if you haven’t yet. You can check out our full review here, but take our word for it: Sky Force is an amazing dose of casual yet intense action gaming. You may be bored of it come Monday morning, but it’ll at least get you through the weekend. If it can do that without charging you a dime, who can complain about that?
Have a great weekend everyone!