There are lots of places to check for daily deals on the App Store, like Free App a Day, Openfeint’s Free Game of the Day, and our own Gamefinder app. We found today’s best free downloads (not just demos or freemium, but actual, full games) and put them in one convenient list for you. Now get downloading!
Sure, you can go play Fix-it-up with Kate, but if you want to repair old jalopies while the mob breathes down your neck, you need to play Garage Inc. You play as a mechanic who gets heavily in debt, and the only way to begin to pay it off is to take shady jobs at your garage (including bomb-making and armor-plating). The time management gameplay isn’t all you’ll get for your download– Garage Inc also tells a heart-wrenching story about the mob in 1920s Chicago.
Our Score: 4 out of 4
Our Bottom Line: Garage Inc. is like Diner Dash meets Goodfellas– it’s a perfect time management sim for mob movie buffs.
Crazy Penguin Catapult
Before smartphone gaming took off in a big way, Digital Chocolate were the masters of simple, one-button mobile games. In Crazy Penguin Catapult, you simply tap to fire a catapult and launch the penguins into the battle against evil polar bears. Then, you tap again while they’re flying overhead to dive-bomb your targets. It’s a fun, addictive action game, and the entire game is available now for free. You can also snag another Digital Chocolate game, New York 3D Rollercoaster Rush, for free today, too.
Our Score: 3 out of 4
Our Bottom Line: Crazy Penguin Catapult isn’t quite as good as it was on mobile, but it’s still well worth playing.
Geared is an elegant puzzle game where you have to connect two gears using several other gears. Gears will only fit on the screen if you place them correctly, and soon, the game begins adding zones where you can’t place any gears at all. The sequel, Geared 2, is a better game overall with its user-generated levels, but you still shouldn’t miss this highly original game while it’s a free download.
Our Score: 3 out of 4
Our Bottom Line: This engaging puzzler is good, but could use some bigger teeth to kick it into high gear.
100 Rogues’ sequel, 100 Trials, just hit the App Store last month, so 100 Rogues is going free to celebrate. In this roguelike RPG, you lead a group of adventurers into a randomly-generated Bandit Hole in order to find and kill the devil. While the download is free, you can choose to pay more to unlock fun bonus characters, like a Robot, Gypsy, or Zombie.
Our Score: 2 out of 4
Our Bottom Line: 100 Rogues is more betalike than roguelike.