Need a free game fix? We’re not talking about those annoying “freemium” games that make you pay as you go. We’re talking full iOS games that are marked down temporarily to free to boost downloads. There are a lot of them every week, so use this week’s feature and our GameFinder app, and start downloading!
Law and Order Legacies
This week, a number of excellent Telltale series are dropping the price of their first episodes for free. While you’ll have to pay to see the rest of the season, these initial episodes will give you around two hours of gameplay, and a good sense of what the rest of the series will be like. In Law and Order Legacies, you’ll solve murders by investigating crime scenes, interviewing witnesses, and uncovering the facts in court. If you love the show, this first episode is definitely worth a download.
Our Score: 2 out of 4
Our Bottom Line: Great for fans of Law & Order, but a minor distraction for anyone else.
Monkey Island Tales 1
If you’ve only played the original Monkey Island series, you’re missing out on the continued adventures of Guybrush, Elaine, and the dread pirate LeChuck. These Monkey Island Tales episodes retain a lot of the series humor, but also add excellent 3D graphics and animation.
Back to the Future Ep 1 HD
You’ve probably seen all the movies, but what if you want a little more Marty and Doc? This pilot episode of the Back to the Future adventure series sends Marty back in time to find a college-aged Doc Brown. With stylized graphics and excellent voice work, this is an adventure game that’s worth making time for.
Our Score: 3 out of 4
Our Bottom Line: Telltale’s storytelling abilities are second to none, but technical problems on the iPad once again rear their ugly head.
Hector Ep 1 HD
Hector was recognized as one of the best casual games at the IMGA this year, and now you can play episode 1 for free. The loudmouth lout Hector has to race around town while a sniper gives him strange commands. The hilarious writing and classic 2D adventure style earned high marks from us in our review.
Our Score: 3 out of 4
Our Bottom Line: This edgy and often-hilarious adventure game won’t appeal to everyone, but it’s a great start to a promising series.
There are several other full, free games you can still download, which we’ve featured in previous Free Today articles. Check out Raid Leader, Monster Falls, Infect them All, Mooniz, and Success Story while they’re still free, and check out our GameFinder app while you’re at it. Just check for today’s free games, in the lists section, for even more free fun!