Horn goes free as Apple’s new App of the Week

Horn 1.7 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 005)

I sincerely hope that you’ve downloaded last week’s Free App of the Week, Warhammer Quest, a triple-A role playing game from Rodeo Games and Games Workshop set in the famous Warhammer world.

Apple does not always highlight premium apps and games in its ongoing promotion, but this one has definitely rightfully earned every avid gamer’s attention.

So, how about another not-to-be-missed freebie?

Your prayers have been answered: enter Horn for the iPhone and iPad, Apple’s latest Free App of the Week. Normally a $6.99 value, Horn is free until next Thursday, April 24.

This premium third-person action adventure game has you playing as Horn, the young blacksmith’s apprentice who must fight monstrous creatures – actually your fellow villagers transformed into dark creatures by a curse.

Released in August 2012, Horn is set in a lush and beautifully rendered fantasy world. The game received some rather raving reviews due to its wonderful graphics, precise controls, Zelda-like appeal, great voice acting completed by Austin Wintory’s soundtrack and an addictive combination of puzzle-solving and sword slashing action.

Best you act now and grab it free in the App Store, lest you forget about it later…

App Store editors explain why they’ve cherry-picked Horn as their Free App of the Week:

Embark on an epic adventure through a perilous and beautify landscape. Navigating Horn’s rich world is a pleasure thanks to smooth controls, paths to trailblaze and a spellbinding orchestral score. With monumental monsters to destroy and fantastic secrets to uncover, Horn will have you enraptured.

Check out the launch trailer below.

The game features resource-intensive high-definition graphics so you may want to turn off other apps before playing. The visuals are top-notch, have a look at the screenshots.

Horn 1.7 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Horn 1.7 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Horn 1.7 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)

Horn 1.7 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 004)

Some of the highlights include:

  • Accessible controls that anyone can use- walking, jumping, crawling, even grapple hook, are all performed with intuitive gestures
  • Freely navigable console-quality detailed world- go wherever you want; not confined to limited path or rail
  • A rich and unique fantasy world
  • Touch-friendly melee combat and crossbow style weapons
  • 3 unique and beautiful lands to discover
  • Endlessly escalating challenge modes
  • Hidden side content to discover
  • Score written by award winning Austin Wintory and performed with full live orchestral

The game currently has a rating of four out of five stars in the App Store, based on more than a hundred ratings submitted by users.

To learn more about Horn, may I advise giving a detailed TouchArcade review a quick read? Or, you can just save it for later if you don’t have the time now to skim through it.

Grab Horn in the App Store now, free until next Thursday.

The download comes in at 1.02GB so you’ll need to be on Wi-Fi.

The app is universal and requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad device running iOS 5.0 or later.