Looking for some neat new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that's the case, you might be pleased to hear that several titles that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.
This collection features several different genres, so we've made sure to include a video (where available) or gameplay image and a description below each title in order to aid you in the selection process.
Also, make sure to check out the end of sale times for each game next to the respective download link. At the time of writing (January 14th), some of these titles only have a few hours left in their "freebie" period, so it's advisable to download anything that you like fast. Without further ado, let's see what's on the list!
Legend of the Moon
Legend of the Moon takes inspiration from old-school SNES games to deliver a nostalgia-inducing platformer/action RPG experience. There are only 4 controls for this game - you can move left and right, jump, and attack. Killing monsters gives you gold that you can use for upgrades. You also can choose between several companion creatures that have ranged attacks and are upgradeable.
It might take some time for you to complete the game, but the good thing is that there are no pay-to-win mechanics here. You just need patience and a sound strategy for all the different stages and bosses.
Magnet Balls 2 is one of the most entertaining tile-matching games we've played in years. Your goal is to aim and shoot in the attempt to attach 3 balls of the same color in order to make them disappear, sometimes creating chain reactions for higher scores.
As you can see from the video, the game's physics are quite fun - in most levels, there's a magnet holding all the balls you need to take out. Disrupting the balance of the arrangement will cause it to spin, thus creating chaos that allows you to chain combos together. There are 7 bonus balls with different effects that periodically become available in the game's 165+ levels. Also, there are no in-app purchases or ads to disrupt your play.
CELL 13 is a "physics puzzle" title, featuring 13 big levels and over 65 unique puzzles. If you've ever got the chance to play Portal 2, this game feels a lot like it, although the action plays out from a different perspective.
Use crates, balls, glass, elevators, laser bridges, and portals to navigate through the levels. Individually, these objects may not be useful, but when used together with your creativity, you may find a solution to escape the cells.
Fight and explore your way out of the exciting new 2D shadowy platformer Beneath the Basement! Avoid traps and collect as many lives as you can across 20 levels while slaying the demonic creatures that lurk below. With limited lives will you manage to escape?
Hexasmash 2 is a creation of the studio behind the popular Laserbreak series. Similarly, it is a physics puzzle game that revolves around chain reactions.
The concept is straightforward - release the wrecking ball at the right time to destroy your target in a given level. This is simple enough for the first few stages, but, as always, things get more complicated from there on.
There are a lot of levels and physical objects that you can interact with, and you will surely love the game if you have a soft spot for puzzlers.
Darkness, creepy surroundings, scary monsters. The House is another first-person horror game made by the creators of Dementia and Mental Hospital. You venture into a horrifying abandoned house with only a flashlight by your side. This game has a lot of jump scares, so we don't recommend it to the faint-hearted.
If you're a fan of physics puzzlers and chain reactions, Laserbreak 2 is a title that you simply have to play. The concept is straightforward - move the laser turret in a position that allows it to destroy the "X" cube and/or coins present in a given level.
This is simple enough for the first few stages, but, as always, things get more complicated from there on. There are a lot of levels and physical objects that you can interact with, and you will surely love the game if you have a soft spot for puzzlers.
Live or Die features a third-person camera perspective and building mode that's similar to The Sims, the scavenging and crafting mechanics of Minecraft, and a brutal survival element in which you have to use your resources to destroy the hordes of zombies that are attacking you day and night.
Aside from building up your home base to endure the ever-stronger zombie waves, there's also an exploration element to the game - you can search abandoned bunkers, labs, and research facilities. You also have to interact with other survivors throughout the wasteland. You can cooperate with some, but others will compete with you for valuable resources. You can also choose to risk it and raid the shelters of other survivors in order to get their valuable loot.