Unsurprisingly, as we get closer to the Christmas holidays, the App Store has been seeing a ton of price drops on quality apps and games. Chillingo, one of the biggest publishers on the platform, is celebrating the holiday season with 15 iOS games you can download for free. Leading the way is ORC: Vengeance, an awesome action RPG that was recently named in Apple’s Best of 2012 under the “Showpiece Games” category. Others in the list include Endless Road, Pony Trails and Spice Bandits, a superb Tower Defense and one of my favorites in the genre [read about the making of Spice Bandits here]. The complete list of free Chillingo games after the break.
ORC: Vengeance: $2.99 –> FREE
With stunning visuals, a narrative-driven campaign, and deep engaging combat, ORC: Vengeance is one of the year’s most loved dungeon crawlers. That’s why it’s a must-have gift for gamers!
Endless Road : $0.99 –> FREE
Put your skills to the test in one of 2012’s most visually unique endless runners. Explore this artisticly-crafted road where branching paths take you through a world that builds itself before your eyes and falls apart in your rear-view mirror.
Pony Trails: $0.99 –> FREE
Saddle up and explore a portable getaway on horseback. Explore scenic trails, snap pictures of the wildlife, and care for your trusty steed in this adorable and pleasantly relaxing pony-sim.
Sky Hero: $0.99 –>FREE
Fall valiantly from a top your fortress and save your honor from a surprise attack! Steer messenger John past deadly saws, cannons, bombs, and fiery bosses in this endless faller.
Commando Jack: $0.99 –> FREE
Lock and load for the year’s most explosive, gun-totting game. Lead Commando Jack and his troops into battle to save the world from an alien invasion — now updated with even more modes, levels, weapons and much more.
Spice Bandits: FREE
Spice up your holiday with this seasonal tower defense treat. Protect your ship as your alien crew mines for spice in over 55 levels. Break out into an all-out war with 8 player online battles.
Storm the Train: FREE
Deck the halls with guns and ammo. Storm the Train won fans over this year with its all-action rampages and relentless firepower. Now updated with even more challenges, there’s no better time to hop aboard.
Build and manage the zoo of your dreams. Maintain your park by opening attractions tailored to each visitor and combine species to create exciting new hybrids.
Super Knights: FREE
Addictive, colorful, and downright fun, Super Knights is the perfect slice of pick up and play gaming. Master the grappling mechanic and go on a glorious quest to grab as many gems as you can fill your suit of armor with. Oh, and try and save some princesses on the way.
Critter Escape: FREE
Help this critter escape this holiday in the App Store’s cutest stealth game – now even more festive! Find Gift Boxes in over 120 levels now blanketed in thick white snow.
Word Derby Free: FREE
Keep in touch with your friends this holiday and challenge them to a game of Word Derby. Meet up at the starting gate and race in this cartoony asynchronous multiplayer word game for up to three players.
Go on a bumpy ride through the artic, Egyptian deserts and tropical rainforests in Madcoaster, one of 2012’s most addictive platformers. Steer an out of control rollercoaster through madly designed courses and collection coins to top your high scores.
Pocket Festival: FREE
Relive those summer festival memories with Pocket Festival, a music event designed by you. Book the best bands, attract the biggest crowds, play tracks from your own music library, and keep the festivities rolling.
Air Vacation: FREE
Take to the skies in Air Vacation, your own flying paradise. Travel the world in your fully customizable Airship Hotel and keep your guests with on-board nightclubs and golf courses.
The Last Driver: FREE
Prepare for the impending apocalypse with this post-apocalyptic driving game. Get behind the wheel of your car and speed through a ravaged cityscape battling robots, dinosaurs, natural disasters, and try to survive the end of the world.