Free Today: Monster Trucks Nitro 2, Cows vs Aliens, and More

2012 is off to a good start already, if today’s free games on the App Store are any indication. Click ahead for the download links and details on five full games that you can download free, for a very limited time.

Monster Trucks Nitro 2

In this energetic driving game, you have to tilt and boost your car to make it to the finish line. Control are handled almost entirely with tilt, and your car will auto-zoom through ramps and loops. The tracks range from crazy to impossible, so if you’ve ever wanted to blast a monster truck to the moon for free, be sure to pick up this fantastic game today.

Our Score: 4 out of 4

Our Bottom Line: If you love explosions and jumping trucks (and who doesn’t?) Monster Trucks Nitro 2 should be the next game you download.

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Cows vs Aliens

This adorable action game from the makers of Powder Monkeys shouldn’t be missed, especially when you can download it for free. You have to gather your cows into the barn so that they’re not abducted, while keeping the probe-happy aliens out. Touching the screen will cause cows to move away from you, so you have to direct them to the barn, and not the steep cliffs on the side.

Our Score: 3 out of 4

Our Bottom Line: Cows Vs Aliens won’t give you hours of entertainment, but it offers a quick hit of fun whenever you have a moment to spare.

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Carnivores: Ice Age

Have you ever wanted to look a mastodon right in the eyes, and then pull the trigger? Tatem Games’ hunting game Carnivores: Ice Age lets you do just that: line up extinct mega-fauna in your sights, then mount them on your wall as a trophy. It’s a detailed hunting experience in a unique setting, so if you want a bigger challenge than deer, try the sabre-toothed tigers.

Our Score: 3 out of 4

Our Bottom Line: Carnivores: Ice Age is a sequel that doesn’t stray far from its predecessor, sharing its strengths and weaknesses in an icy climate.

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Icebreaker Hockey

NaturalMotion lives up to the company’s name– their animation and physics engine allows for some remarkable-looking iOS games. A few months ago, they released Icebreaker Hockey, a simplified version of hockey where you have to try to score as much as possible without a team backing you up. Now, you can download the game for free, and save your money for a lozenge after screaming “goooooaaaallll!”

Our Score: 3 out of 4

Our Bottom Line: Icebreaker Hockey will knock you on your butt, but you’ll get right back up and keep playing.

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The Escapee

This retro adventure/puzzle game has a bit in common with Another World– they’re both iOS remakes of 1990s Amiga games, and they both feature a lot of running from and fighting with aliens. You play as an escapee from a hostile alien civilization, which has apparently enslaved humanity. While the controls are a bit tricky in this version, the full game is still intact, and it’s completely free today.

Our Score: 2 out of 4

Our Bottom Line: While we were intrigued by this puzzle-filled platformer, poor controls and nonsense obstacles ruined our fun.

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