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.
Strategy & Tactics: WWII From the publisher's description: "Relive the greatest battles of World War II in this grand strategy masterpiece. Take command of the Axis to conquer Europe - then command the armies of the USSR and Allies to retake it. In Strategy & Tactics: World War II, you battle impressive AI enemies in three campaigns with a classic turn-based battle system and serried ranks of historically-accurate troops."
Black Tower Enigma From the publisher's description: "Black Tower Enigma is a retro style riddle/puzzle fantasy adventure. Here you play as Wigo, the orc, whose wife has been kidnapped and taken up to the skies by a magic dress gifted by a mysterious fairy."
Hop — Endless Hopper From the publisher's description: "Hop is an addictive minimalist game of skill and focus. How to get a score above 100: Let go of your thoughts, get into a state of flow, and trust your instincts!"
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."
Rogue Agent From the publisher's description: "You awaken in a strange yet familiar place. You must use stealth and intelligence to avoid capture from the enemy agents. You must escape every world. You must learn the truth."
The End Of The World From the publisher's description: "The End of the World is a side-scrolling exploration game for the broken hearted. Set in Newcastle, England, you play a lonely man in a world that ended when he lost his love. By living day by day and in the past you unravel the circumstances that led to the end of the world, and maybe a way to move on. Essentially this is a break up game."
Cave Dash From the publisher's description: "An Infinite Side Scrolling Cave Adventure!!! Silex, a Bestia creature, climbs his way through a Lush and Magical Diamond filled multi-directional cave system, collecting Coins and avoiding Pits on his way. Avoid these Pits, as the Mallum Creatures will drill out and drain all your powers!"
Robbery Bob 2: Double Trouble From the publisher's description: "Luckless burglar Bob is up to his old tricks again in Robbery Bob 2: Double Trouble. Sneak around security guards, past patrolling pensioners and evade cunning traps as you try to get your sticky mitts on as much loot as possible."
Impulse GP — Super Bike Racing From the publisher's description: "Imagine trying to make lightning-quick maneuvers while upside down on a rollercoaster, jetting through gravity-defying tracks filled with massive loops and impossible banks."
Infinite Skater From the publisher's description: "Begin a psychedelic adventure of spiritual awakening and magical skateboarding. Infinite Skater is an unprecedented visual experience, never seen before in a mobile game."
Age of Empires: Castle Siege From the publisher's description: "Age of Empires®: Castle Siege invites you to guide your empire through the Medieval Era on your Windows PC or touch screen device."
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."
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