Some Of The Best Games On The App Store Are Free Today

Tiny Wings, Badland, Sword and Sworcery, and more.

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:

2. Badland

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.

4. Infinity Blade 2

The sequel to the game that proved that iOS games could look as staggeringly polished as console games.

5. Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP

An indelible and gorgeous achievement, Sword and Sworcery may be the single best game on iOS. It’s free. Get it.

6. Where’s My Water?

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!

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Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.
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