To celebrate the iOS App Store’s 5th anniversary, several app developers have decided to make their apps free for a short period of time. Now, free apps are pretty common on the App Store, but a couple of the apps on this list have never been free before, and are arguably some of the best in the entire storefront.
Infinity Blade II – I’ve talked before (at length) about the Infinity Blade series. It’s easily one of the best games released for iOS devices, and still remains one of my favorite games of all time, on any system. For the first time since it’s release in December of 2011, it has gone free, and I highly recommend you snap it up at this point. Especially if you have already played the original and want to continue the story. Also, since Infinity Blade: Dungeons has been put on indefinite hold, it may be a while before we get to play another game in the series. Also, the original Infinity Blade is on sale for $2.99, as well.
Tiny Wings & Tiny Wings HD – Tiny Wings might just have the catchiest music in the entire App Store. I’m not kidding. It’s incredible. The gameplay is also incredibly simple. You control a bird whose wings are tiny, but all he wants to do is fly. You are racing against time as your bird will only travel while the sun is up. If the sunset catches you, your game is over. Simply press on the screen to cause the bird to descend and let go to let him fly. Using the hills, gravity, and timing, you can soar farther and farther, moving to new islands with new challenges, each more frustratingly difficult than the last. I highly recommend this game, but be warned: you will lose several hours to this game.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery – I have been a huge fan of point-and-click adventure games in the past, but never have I found one that found such a remarkable combination of art style, musical direction, and action-oriented gameplay as this one. With a story that is at once both familiar and bizarre and a gameplay mechanic that is affected by the actual lunar cycle, this game is easily my favorite iOS title of all time. I cannot recommend it enough and Capybara Games has marked the Universal edition free for a time. There is no reason you shouldn’t be downloading this game right now.
There are a number of other apps that are currently free, and if any new and noteworthy ones appear, I’ll add them here. Check out the list I found over on Reddit.