Warhammer Quest goes free as Apple’s new App of the Week

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Like every Thursday, Apple yesterday refreshed the App Store’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion.

The company’s been running this promotion for months now and we’ve seen both must-have and mediocre apps and games go free in Apple’s continuing mission to boost downloads by giving cherry-picked titles additional exposure. Warhammer Quest by Rodeo Games and Games Workshop is the latest title to go free for a week.

Previously costing five bucks and now available free of charge until next Thursday, this dungeon-based game will win you over with its addictive mix of role-playing and strategy elements.

Released ten months ago, this iOS adaptation is set in the Warhammer world and stays true to the original in looks and design. The game involves hundreds of weapons, armors and items and – yes – challenges you to battle through the legions of orcs, goblins, skavens and other creatures…

Unlike typical role-playing games, Warhammer Quest won’t pester you with a bunch of stats nor will you be required to do any of the work of rolling for skills and saves.

I typically avoid incredibly complex games that require too much mind work because I’m always short on time. That said, I’m certainly glad as hell that Warhammer Quest lets me focus my attention on staying alive, killing stuff and looting bodies.

Check out the gameplay video below.

This is what I call Retina graphics!

Warhammer Quest uses iCloud to keep your progress in sync across devices. Developers promise about forty hours of gameplay (including expansions), which isn’t too shabby at all for a mobile game.

And this is a massive Brutal Tribe update from February.

Download Warhammer Quest free in the App Store until April 17.

The 843MB download is universal, requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 6.0 or later and includes half a dozen additional heroes available as a $2.99 in-app purchase each.

You can learn more about it in Lory’s detailed review.