Free games on the app store that are actually fun to play seem kind of hard to come by nowadays. Well, lucky for you I created this list of all of the best free to play games on the app store that you can download right now. No matter if you are looking for a good multiplayer game or something to play alone, this list has got you covered. So, open the app store and get ready to download the best free games on the app store.
To say Candy Crush is just another match-three video game is an insult… Candy Crush is THE match-three video game. Ever since 2012, Candy Crush has been in the top downloaded games, and it is easy to see why. A free game that you could easily play for hours, with constantly updating themes and challenges. This is a go-to when you want to pass the time.
I know this entry may seem a little late to the party, but Temple Run is still an extremely fun free game. The basic theme is an explorer in the woods being chased by monkeys, and you need to swipe up, down, left, and right to avoid obstacles and escape the predator monkeys. If you have never played this game, you will enjoy the fast-paced games. If you have played Temple Run, you will enjoy the throwback to the hours you wasted on it in 2012.
Call of Duty Mobile
Being one of the biggest mobile video game launches in history, generating over 250 million downloads, Call of Duty Mobile is something you need to check out. Fans of the classic Call of Duty will be happy to now be able to play literally anywhere. So, play by yourself and with a team, grab some Mountain Dew and get to quick scoping. (I haven’t played Call of Duty since 2016 if you can not tell…)
Golf Battle is a fun free game that you play against people from all around the world. You control a golf ball on a mini-golf course and race against your foes to the hole first. I wasted a lot of time on this game because as you rank up, you unlock hard and harder courses. Test your skills and see if you can make it to the final level.
You may remember 8Ball Pool from Facebook, well thankfully now you can play it free on the app store. Play against a friend or a stranger from around the world in a game of pool to see who is the better player. If you like a little more of a challenge, there are tournaments you can join to put your skills to the test. The more you rank up, the better players you get ranked with, leaving a challenge always to be found. My brother and I had an argument about this game, so you know it is great for you and a buddy to play!
Sara is Missing
This free game is another unique one. Sara has disappeared under very mysterious circumstances and all you have is her phone. Now you need to go through her phone and find clues to what actually happened to her. This game has several different endings, so even after you have beat it once you can play it back to see if you can find more. This game gave spooked me on my first playthrough, so play it in the dark for maximum effect.
BitLife is the most unique game on this list. It is quite literally a life simulator. You age up year by year, deciding every little aspect of your life. As you age, you get to do more and more with no restrictions. Will you live to 90 in jail before dying of disease? Or will you join the Army at 22 and donate 30 years of your life? Guaranteed to never get the same game twice, this free game is my personal favorite on this entire list. How will you live your life?
Listen, do not knock it until you try it. Roblox is a free game that my buddies and I have wasted more time on than I am proud to admit. Roblox is not one game, but an assortment of games created by a dedicated community of builders. The amount of things to do in Roblox is something you should see for yourself. I tend to find myself playing dodgeball with dozens of other players. So put aside the childish-ness of this game, download it, and give it a try. You will not regret it.
Beat Swiper is similar to the game Beat Saber in VR. The song will play, and cubes will start fling at you. Swipe the direction each cube tells you, and be careful not to miss too many cubes. It is a little weird to get used to at first, but you will begin to get your rhythm after a short while. With tons of themes and songs to unlock, you will never get bored of playing this game.
Among Us is the best free multiplayer game on the app store you can get. 10 random players are put on an airship, but one person is an imposter. The imposter’s goal is to sabotage the game and kill everyone else on the ship. At the end of each round, every person can talk to each other, and you need to figure out which person is the imposter. It is fun to play this game regardless of which role you take because the deception and lies will make you lose the ability to trust anyone ever again.
Free games on the app store are easy to waste a lot of time on. I personally could waste hours on Among Us and BitLife with ease, and I am sure that there is something on this list that you could waste time on too! Did I forget any obvious free to play games? If so, let me know in the comments down below!
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