Every now and then, app developers decide to change up their monetization model a little, and this can usually make a big impact on the game’s cost, the adverts and the in-app purchases. In this case, there are a few great paid iOS games that have just gone free, and you may want to get your hands on them before the developers put a price back on them.

Paid iOS games from big developers like EA and Rovio rarely offer much more content than their free counterparts, but when there’s the opportunity to take something for free that was previously offered with a price tag, I see no reason not to. Below we’ve listed a few new games that have just gone free.

Angry Birds Star Wars II

Angry Birds Star Wars II

You may not have even been aware of this, but Rovio deemed the first Angry Birds Star Wars game so successful that they decided to release another one. Whilst there has been a free version of Angry Birds Star Wars II since it’s release, the paid-for version offers HD graphics and no advertisements. Whilst not one of the most exciting paid iOS games to get for free, it’s still nice to experience what the ‘HD’ versions have to offer. Angry Birds Star Wars II seems free just for iOS devices at this point – you can download it here.

 

Assassin’s Creed Pirates

Assassin's Creed Pirates

Assassin’s Creed Pirates was a new mobile game released alongside Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and since it’s launch it has pulled in quite a large amount of downloaders. However, until now Assassin’s Creed Pirates was listed for $4.99. As paid iOS games go, $4.99 is considered fairly expensive, but Ubisoft have just changed the pricing up, and you can now get Assassin’s Creed Pirates from the iOS app store for absolutely nothing.

I’m not sure if the latest price changes for Assassin’s Creed Pirates are temporary or permanent, but it wouldn’t hurt to download it today and give it a try if you’re interested in swashbucklin’ adventures on the high seas.

Nihilumbra

Nihilumbra

Nihilumbra has actually been around since 2012, so you’re probably wondering why you haven’t heard of it yet. Nihilumbra did reach short success two years ago, and despite being a paid app, it pulled in a large amount of downloads and was praised for it’s originality. Nihilumbra is a 2D platformer game that has the words ‘indie developer’ written all over it. There are no in-app purchases in Nihilumbra, and the gameplay is solid, smooth flowing and absolutely a blast to play whenever you have the spare time to. Like all of the other paid iOS games on this list, Nihilumbra is now completely free. However, i’m pretty sure it’s just for a limited time so I’d suggest picking it up today.