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The (no) golden age of gaming

Posted on June 22, 2012 by RevStu

We've highlighted before the un-over-stateable awesomeness of how many top-quality releases regularly go free on the iOS App Store. Today is one of those days when a whole motorway pile-up of great games for zero cash arrives all at once.

If you have an iThing of any kind, or are even just thinking of getting one in the future, get your iTunes on and download every one of these now:

Pinball Arcade (includes Tales Of The Arabian Nights for free forever, plus one other table on free play every month)

Gunman Clive (only released a couple of weeks ago, ultra-stylish platformer)

Flight Control Rocket (gorgeous followup to the genre-creating classic)

Monster Shooter – The Lost Levels (ace cutesy twin-stick shooter)

iSlash HD (excellent action puzzler)

Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution (sequel that does what it says on the tin)

League Of Evil (fantastic 8-bit action platforming)

Area 51 Defense Pro/iPad version (terrific tower-defence with great graphics)

Whale Trail (adorable Chopper variant with soundtrack by Gruff Rhys)

Dragon Flight (simple, super-addictive shmup/dodger hybrid)

Banzai Rabbit/iPad version (stunningly pretty Frogger derivative)

Tower Of Fortune (short-lived but absurdly compelling fruit-machine RPG)

Project 83113 (horribly-named but lovely cross between platformer and endless runner)

Shift! 2 (platform puzzler with genius controls)

And viewers, we're barely even scratching the surface of it. You don't even want to know what else you've missed in the last week alone, or all the stuff we play every day but haven't listed here because it's always free. If you love videogames and you don't have a coin in your pocket, you've never, ever had it so good.

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  1. Tom K. says:

    Please put these free games on a cover disk and charge me >£5 for admission.
    Then I will feel that we are truly in the Golden Age of videogaming.

  2. Jon says:

    Right now it looks like "Monster Shooter" is also free.

  3. RevStu says:

    I think Monster Shooter is basically the freemium version of Monster Shooter TLL.

  4. Lenny says:

    Sounds like iOS users get a better deal from Pinball Arcade than Android users. I downloaded it a couple of weeks ago and whilst there is a free table each month, there's no free-forever table. Also, as much as I think it's great, there's no way I'm paying £6.37 to download the 4 core tables pack (£1.59 each? Sheesh!) or £1.88 each if you buy them individually.
    Are iOS prices better? Even on my 360 I managed to get the price down to £1.16 per table (with the 25% SUMMERSAVER discount code), plus the ball physics seems to be a bit better on the console (or it could just be me being rubbish looking at a small screen.)   

  5. Gabe McGrath says:

    Thanks for these, grabbed a few now that we're finally planning
    to join the FRUIT CULT in a week with the purchase of an iTouch.
    Sad to miss the free day for Area 51 Defense, but the others look great.
    But even more sad….  to see that 'Free App Hero' is "resting".
    That's a terrible shame.

  6. derek says:

    Mr Rev,  I've found that Area 51 keeps sticking/jerking on my ipod 4. Has this ever happened to you?

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