They sure grow up fast, don’t they? It seems just like yesterday when the iOS App Store first launched in 2008, with a modest 500 apps waiting to be discovered. Now, a mere five years later, we have almost 1 million different apps we can enjoy with the tap of a finger, and have seen some truly monumental achievements in mobile gaming along the way.
So to celebrate its 5th birthday in style, the App Store will be giving away five landmark games for a limited time. And not only does Apple think these games are the cream of the crop, but we here at Gamezebo also think they’re not too shabby ourselves. Here are the 5 select games you’ll be able to download for free right now on the App Store before the celebration period ends (although I’ve heard their birthday party lasts from now until question mark):
- BADLAND (review)
- Infinity Blade II (review)
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP (review)
- Tiny Wings (review)
- Where’s My Water? (review)
And don’t forget, while you’re waiting for all your new games to download, you can read an interesting milestone calendar right on the App Store, which lists some important events in the App Store’s history, as well as some pretty impressive figures like how many apps are being downloaded across the world each and every second.
Now there’s certainly no reason not to go download these 5 free games right away, but which ones are you most excited about finally getting around to playing?