Best Free iPhone And iPad Games: June 2012
Manage your own airplane fleet, match with friends and enjoy drag races with this month's freebies.
Another month is almost over, and the free iPhone and iPad games continue to flow. We've reached a point where you can download a full library of quality iOS titles and have the next couple of weeks completely covered. That said, here's a list of the best and free mobile games for your smartphone and tablet, June 2012 edition.
Matching With Friends
Zynga's newest mobile effort lets players square off in match-three puzzle games, where the object is to beat one's adversary within a set number of turns.
In-app purchases are alive and well in this one, but we appreciate the different take on the crowded racing genre, as gamers compete against the computer in drag races, paying close attention to when they should and shouldn't shift. From there, they can upgrade their rides with virtual loot.
Don't dismiss this free-to-play running game. In it, you take control of a ninja and set off to slaughter a demon army, swiping to destroy dragons and other nasty creatures while buying new swords, outfits and power-ups.
The App Store has no shortage of games featuring the undead, but that's OK, since we're always down for one more. Zombie HQ features plenty of weapons to outlast the assault, and as you'll soon learn, it's definitely worth your time.
Frisbee Forever 2
Put that iPhone and iPad gyroscope to excellent use with this colorful and light-hearted Frisbee game, where you tilt left and right to guide that piece of plastic through rings. Lots of eye candy to enjoy, along with tight motion controls.
The team at Nimblebit did it again, with yet another quality game that's taken the mobile world by storm. Here, you manage a fleet of planes, customizing aircraft and trading parts with friends. Addiction, personified.
Card battle games are huge these days on iOS, with Magic 2013 leading the way. This is the Magic: The Gathering experience you know and love, with hundreds of cards and strategic play. We have trouble putting it down.
Time for a little fantasy matchup between Ancient Greece and Egypt. Choose a side, then collect and play different cards to crush your enemies. Lots of decapitations here, along with cool graphics and music.