Call me crazy, but I felt compelled to make this week’s list of freebies a little bigger than usual. Maybe it’s because there were more to pick from. Maybe there was a larger number of legitimately interesting titles. Or maybe I was just on a roll and went with it. No matter the reason, there’s a nice big list of iOS games down there that can all be acquired without the use of money. Why not take a look?

GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective – It seems like Capcom has started to compulsively port their DS games to iOS. Not that I mind, because most of their DS games are utterly fantastic. GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective is most likely no exception. The dead private eye who continues to solve cases as a spirit while possessing various items in order to freak out nearby living folks might be a tad eccentric for some, but it’s right up my alley. I can only assume it’s right up other peoples’ alleys as well.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-02-02 :: Category: Games

Rock the Vegas for iPhone – People love to build their own cities in a virtual environment. A lot of people also love to gamble. Rock the Vegas offers both of those things. For free! With no broken thumbs!

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-01-30 :: Category: Games

Brand Name Space Game – Okay, so there’s no shortage of top-down SHMUPs on the App Store. But how many of them feature semi-satirical names? And look pretty? And are free? Yeah, okay. I kind of backed myself into a corner with this one. Still, it’s free so why not take a look?

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-02-01 :: Category: Games

RangeRange might be a game. Then again it might not. Either way, it’s intriguing: it attempts to subconsciously teach players another language through the use of audio cues and platformer-style gameplay. I don’t know if it really works or not, but it’s a pretty cool idea. And I’ve always wanted to start learning Japanese…

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-01-31 :: Category: Games

Epic Tic Tac Toe Pro – I like to think that anyone who’s been reading my stuff since I’ve started at 148apps is aware of my natural inclination towards completely weird stuff. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve managed to find a game that makes tic-tac-toe look like an 8-bit empire building sim. Admit it, this sounds interesting.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-01-31 :: Category: Games

Spice Invaders – I’d be ashamed if I failed to mention what I’d consider this week’s best free-to-play release. Sure the multiplayer is rather borked, but that can be fixed. Besides, this tower defense game is totally worth the free download for the campaign. And it’s got a ton of unlockable content to keep players occupied.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-02-02 :: Category: Games