The PS4 was released last week and the Xbox One is coming out this week, but your budget won’t afford you either. Don’t fret: we have free gaming options to keep you entertained. Here are three free smartphone games that will tide you over while you save up your empties for that next generation console. All apps are available for Android and iPhone.
Flow Free is a great puzzler, where the object is to connect matching coloured pipes to cover the board, but without overlapping. It may seem simple, but it gets quite complicated and addictive, if that’s your thing. It has more than 10 million downloads on the Google Play store alone, so if you haven’t played it, you’re sure to have a friend that has.
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star
This game is extremely popular right now. If you’re a Star Wars junkie, or have played this game’s inspiration, Tiny Towers, it’s a perfect mash-up. The mission of the game is to achieve the death star, level by level, using a variety of residential and commercial properties, like the lightsabre and droid stores. Even if you’re not a Star Wars fan, the level building action will likely have you hooked.
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2 is a classic shooter and fairly graphic, but if you’re into saving the human race by blasting zombies, then you’ll love it. The graphics look fantastic on a smartphone, so much so that maybe you won’t notice your roommate playing his PS4 beside you. The game will also retain your interest with a resource management and levelling system as well, which prevents it from being an average shooter that you’ll delete after a week.
This story was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on November 20, 2013.