Over the past five years, the App Store has accumulated a collection of games that rivals anything put together by Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo. In honor of the store’s five-year anniversary, Apple has made free a murderer’s row of mobile gaming, including some of the very best games on the platform. The highlights:
One of the best mobile games of the year, a beautiful floating platformer, like Tiny Wings by way of Limbo.
3. Tiny Wings
One of the real classics of iOS gaming. Therapeutic, adorable, a must-play.
The sequel to the game that proved that iOS games could look as staggeringly polished as console games.
An indelible and gorgeous achievement, Sword and Sworcery may be the single best game on iOS. It’s free. Get it.
This game is about helping to shower an alligator. In addition, it stars “Allie, the most creative and sassy alligator.” I’d play it if I were you.
In addition to the games, there are a handful of free apps; you can find a list of them here. Happy free gaming!