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The 10 best free games


1. The Secret of Grisly Manor

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The latest version of this popular point-and-tap mystery is out now and free on the App Store.

2. Replica Island


This platformer stars the little green Android robot and has 40 levels of exploratory, booby-trapped fun for retro-games fans.

3. Temple Run

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Action-packed title that sees you running away from baddies over obstacles and through Tomb Raider-like scenery.

4. Geared


While iPhone owners have to pay to play this, Android adopters get it free. The idea's simple – slot together different-sized cogs to power gears – but it's tough!

5. Angry Birds

Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, browser

The irritated avians have had prime ministers and movie stars in their claws and it's no wonder. These birds are unputdownable.

6. Super Stickman Golf


A golfing game that lets you use special powers to take those tricky shots. It's a great little physics-based time-muncher.

7. Simple Brick Breaker

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The basic bouncing-ball blockbuster that used to keep execs glued to their screens. This pared-back version will do the same.

8. Unblock My Car

Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Hate getting blocked in? Well, escaping from car-park chaos is the idea behind this automotive app.

9. Tiny Tower

Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Manage your very own multi-storey block in this addictive free sim.

10. Words With Friends

Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, browser

The game that got Alec Baldwin chucked off a plane. Go to wordswithfriends.com for web play.