25 Best Free iOS Games
The 25 Best Free iOS Games available in the App Store is a tough list to compile. There are thousands of games available, but each one of them have “lite” editions that require you to pay for the full game if you enjoyed the trial version. But what about full games that don’t cost anything to play? Let’s take a look at the 25 Best Free iOS Games available in the App Store. If there’s one thing people love, it’s the discounted price of “free.”
An easy to learn, hard to master puzzle game makes it into our 25 Best Free iOS Games list. Match colors with the pipes to create a flow. When you've managed to pull that off, don't worry, you've only got 599 more levels to go. You get a ton of content for a free pick-up-and-play app and they're always updating it with new content. This game is a definite grab.
Temple Run came out of nowhere and created nothing but positive word-of-mouth amongst mobile gamers when it hit the App Store. The free-running game's only enemy is your reflexes as you try and go as far as you can in this never-ending Indiana Jones inspired quest. Run, jump and collect coins as you maneuver your way through the treacherous temples that never, ever, never, end. It's addicting, it's frustrating, but best of all, it's free.
Run Roo Run
This fun little retro looking game features a kangaroo who has to jump over obstacles to complete each level. Sounds easy, right? It isn't. Your timing has to be perfect or you'll be starting the level all over again. Run Roo Run has great graphics and gameplay and is a great pickup for the incredible low price of free.
Who doesn't love running for their life from the undead? Running Dead has you sprinting down roads and through houses as you kill the zombies who are trying to take you out. With lots of weapons and great controls, you'll be blowing the heads off of these ugly creatures in no time.
Frisbee Forever 2
What could be better than the original Frisbee Forever? Why, the sequel of course! A 25 Best Free iOS Games list wouldn't be complete without this addicting blockbuster App Store smash. Guide your Frisbee through all kinds of treacherous -- and beautiful -- terrain as you complete missions, unlock new Frisbees and take on bonus challenge levels. Did we mention that this was free? We can't believe it either.
Jurassic Park Builder
Hold on a second ... you can build your own version of Jurassic Park, complete with amusements centers, buildings, restaurants and 30 different dinosaurs all while meeting characters from the hit film? And there's live multiplayer Facebook gameplay? And awesome 3D animations? And it's free? If this list doesn't continue on it's because I'm too busy building my dinosaur park on Isla Nublar. You can let Velociraptors roam free, right? Thought so.
Why pay for a game like Bust A Move when you've got Bubble Mania that you can play for free? With its cute characters and fun bubble bursting stages, you'll be trying to free your friends for hours. Instead of pulling back and releasing a bubble, you just tap on the screen and your bubbly buddy will do the rest. It's a colorful rainbow of bubble bursting madness!
Speed junkies will love the beautiful graphics, excellent sound and rev-timed shifts in this fast and furious free game that lets you buy and upgrade different cars as you take on crews throughout the city. Sure, the in-app purchasing is rather greedy, but for those who want to live their gaming life a quarter-mile at a time, look no further than CSR Racing.
Tired of the side-scrolling view of Angry Birds? Then look no further than Catapult Kings, a first-person perspective on the now classic structure collapsing game. Use magic to help you in your quest as you launch cannonballs towards unsuspecting knights and a pesky red dragon. With 64 gorgeous looking levels, you're gonna be knocking knights out for quite a while. Can you save the princess?
World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker deserves to be on our best free games list because it's an awesome way for poker buffs to get their Hold' Em fix when they're not at a real table. Log in over Facebook (if you wish) and compete against other players around the world in a variety of cash games and tournaments. WSOP has an easy to use interface and it only takes seconds to get you at a table. It's not for real money, but that doesn't mean you should go all-in with 7-2 offsuit either. These guys take their poker pretty seriously.
You know what's annoying? When you start up Bejeweled Blitz and see that your Facebook friends are kicking your butt in the weekly scoreboard. Luckily you don't have to pay any money to continuously try and beat them in under a minute. Taking what was the best mode in Bejeweled and giving it its own app, Blitz makes for a 25 Best Free iOS Games entry because it runs smoother than its Facebook counterpart, has a Daily Spin for bonus coins, is way too addicting, is always being updated, doesn't cost a cent and it's just plain fun. I'd buy that for no dollar!
Sonic is back and he's better than ever! Not only is Sonic Dash free to play, but it's one of best Sonic games in the App Store. It might be another endless runner, but it's the fastest endless runner you'll ever have the pleasure of playing.
Disney Fish Hooks
Play as Milo and his aquatic friends in this adaptation of the popular Disney cartoon. Guide Milo towards the exit as you pop and create bubbles in a fun-filled underwater world. Colorful graphics and perplexing puzzles will keep you entertained for hours. And best of all, it won't cost you a thing!
A black and white racer on the moon where you collect pieces of cheese as you race to the finish line. Not only is 1968 aesthetically pleasing, but it's a lot of fun to pick up and play. To the moon, Alice!
If there's one thing the human race hates as a collective, it's zombies. Lucky for you, Dead Trigger is filled with so much zombie killing awesomeness, that you'll be wondering why the app was free when they could have charged you money to kill the most hated monsters on the planet. With stunning 3D characters and environments, motion capture zombie animations, tons of weapons and explosives, you'll be headshotting zombies until your fingers hurt. But at least the pain didn't cost you anything.
My boss must hate me. He told me to download this game and try it out. "A game where you scan things at an airport? Why would I want to play that?" "Because I'll fire you if you don't." Since he asked nicely, I decided to try it out. It's a ridiculous game, but it's actually a lot of fun. Scan luggage and point out the illegal items you see. Find one and watch airport security toss the perp out. I really like this dumb, free game. Looks like your practical joke backfired, Mr. Boss Man!
Honestly, this is one of the best games you can play in the App Store, free or not. A very slick and polished dungeon crawler with simple two joystick controls will have you grinning from start-to-finish. Fight skeletons, zombies, dragons and eventually Solomon himself in randomly generated dungeons. With tons of magic spells and items at your disposal, you'll be playing Solomon's Keep for hours. It's one of the coolest action RPGs in the App Store, and it doesn't cost a single gold coin to play it.
The Simpsons: Tapped Out!
Enter the colorful world of Springfield as you build the town from the ground up after Homer accidentally destroyed it in a nuclear meltdown. Complete a variety of tasks as you unlock all of your favorite Simpsons characters. It's a pretty amazing game for fans of the show, and it's a lot of fun to play.
Temple Run 2
Temple Run was a huge hit, but could the sequel surpass the original? It did. With an exciting new story, new obstacles and bonuses and levels that don't have those annoying sharp turns. The game looks, and plays, better than the original.
Addicting. That's the first thing that comes to mind when playing Tiny Tower. It makes our best free games list because it's so much fun to play. Build your tower and attract your bitizens (not citizens!) to come and live inside. They even have their own social network. Whenever my boss says he's "unavailable," I know that means he's just playing Tiny Tower.
Robbery Bob is now free! Even if you paid for the app before the 100% price drop, you didn't get ripped off playing this clever sneaking game. Robbery Bob has to sneak into houses, facilities and factories and get away with the goods without being caught. It's a clever, inventive game with lots of surprises and challenging gameplay. And now you can swipe a copy without having to take out your wallet -- just like Bob.
Storm the Train
Storm the Train came out of nowhere and managed to do the impossible -- stick out from the crowded zombie genre and be a compelling game that wasn't more of the same old same old. Pick a character, board a train and kill not only zombies, but ninjas and robots as well. With upgradable weapons, drones, gadgets and huge boss battles, you'll be blasting zombies for hours. And it won't cost you a cent.
Haunted Hollow is a beautiful looking turn-based strategy game that stands out in a crowded genre. Not only is it nice to look at, but it's a blast to play. Summon monsters to scare the townsfolk and play special challenges. It's creepy and it's kooky, and it's all for the low, low price of nothing.
Plants vs Zombies 2
How do you take an original hit and make it even better? Easy. You don't mess with what works, you just add to it. Plants vs Zombies 2 took what was so fun and addicting about the first game and amped it up, in a sequel that's not only fun, but free.
Jetpack Joyride tops our 25 best free games list for numerous reasons, but the number one reason? It's so much fun to play. The winner of numerous Game of the Year accolades is well deserved. Jetpack Joyride has wonderful graphics, great music, clever power-ups, and simple one-touch controls. The game is constantly being updated with new characters, items and gadgets and fans keep coming back for more. Usually novelty games burn themselves out after so many hours of play, but Jetpack is that rare gaming joyride that thankfully never ends.