NewImageOur sister site TouchArcade is continuing its new promotion called "Free Play" in which they work with developers to offer highly rated games for free. The latest offering is the arcade-style space combat game Arc Squadron.

Arc Squadron from developer Psyonix is an arcade-style space combat game built using the Unreal Engine, so it's definitely a visual showpiece title.

Beyond its great looks, though, lies a visceral behind-the-back rail shooter with a heavy influence from the classic Star Fox series. An intuitive touch control scheme translates your taps, drags and swipes into firepower, barrel rolls, and deft ship maneuvers. The controls are what really appeal to me about Arc Squadron, as it feels like you have real hands-on control over your spacecraft, almost like it's an extension of your finger, and it's much more satisfying pulling off cool moves using a scheme like this as opposed to some plain old virtual buttons.


Arc Squadron was originally released this past October and received a 5 star rating from TouchArcade. The game is normally $4.99 and has never been free before. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

aristotle Avatar
150 months ago
I hate the freemium business model. This appears to be the worst of both worlds. They were charging for it and selling in app "money".

I don't mind in app purchases but they should be limited to DLC content and addons rather than a requirement to progress. I also don't mind it when they offer a "lite" version to try with the option to "upgrade" in app to the full version.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Galatian Avatar
150 months ago
Great I thought I give it a try then I saw the huge list off In-App purchases. It's yet again a freemium came...am I the only one still comfortable with paying 20€+ for a game/program but it turn expect it to be full-featured from the get go?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haruhiko Avatar
150 months ago
Great I thought I give it a try then I saw the huge list off In-App purchases. It's yet again a freemium came...am I the only one still comfortable with paying 20€+ for a game/program but it turn expect it to be full-featured from the get go?

Damn. IAP again? I think I'm going to delete the game right away. Thank you for the update.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPChicago Avatar
150 months ago
Downloading now. Have no idea what this game is but when it goes free I download them :)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
notabadname Avatar
150 months ago
Thanks!

The heads-up on these free Apps is always appreciated. And this looks like a quality App too, even if it weren't free.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
camnchar Avatar
150 months ago
Cue the Star Fox 64 quotes

Never give up! Trust your instincts!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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