Open-world survival adventure Radiation Island named IGN’s Free Game of the Month

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If you’re on the lookout for a not-to-be-missed freebie for your iPhone and iPad, look no further than IGN’s latest Free Game of the Month, Radiation Island by Atypical Games.

This open-world survival adventure game puts you in the shoes of a WWII military scientist who seem to be experiencing some sort of radiation poisoning and must survive on an island inhabited by weird creatures.

Radiation Island sells for $2.99 in the App Store and has never gone free since its App Store debut this summer. It currently has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on nearly 4,000 App Store reviews.

The game sports first and third-person perspective modes and is basically like Lost mixed with Minecraft and The Walking Dead.

“As part of the Philadelphia Experiment you have become stranded in a parallel, alternate reality,” reads the blurb. “Discover this new and mysterious world, with all its surprises. Use everything you find to survive it and solve its puzzle to get back to the real world.”

In Radiation Island, your main challenge is to survive on an island.

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To live another day in this game, players are required to gather food and materials, craft tools, basic vehicles and other useful survival items, hunt wild animals for food, kill enraged zombies and much more.

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In addition to dealing with the daily tribulations of survival, you’ll investigate the enormous landscape, looking for information about the island itself and why there are giant Tesla coils creating an electronic arc across the island

Check out the teaser trailer below.

As you can see for yourself, this technically advanced game sports detailed graphics and fully animated day-night cycles. You will explore huge forests inhabited by dangerous wolves, bears and mountain lions, investigate abandoned villages and old military compounds where zombies guard vital tools and even swim and dive.

How to claim your free copy of Radiation Island

Step 1: To grab your free download, first visit IGN’s promo page using Safari on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac.

Step 2: Now hit the red Get Free Game button just below the splash graphics.

Step 3: Your promo code should appear on the screen.

Tapping the code will redeem your free copy of Radiation Island.

You can also manually paste the code into the Redeem section of the App Store on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, or iTunes on Mac and Windows PCs.

Promotion terms

The promotion is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the following countries: The United States, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil Canada, Chad, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.

The offer is valid only via the US iTunes Store.

Non-US readers may want to create themselves a US App Store account in order to game the system and take advantage of this freebie.

Gaming the system

If your country isn’t officially listed, try visiting the IGN webpage through an anonymous proxy web tool, like the free of charge SmartHide Online Anonymizer

Simply choose the US Anonymizer option on the SmartHide webpage, paste the IGN promo URL into the text field and tap the Begin Browsing button.

You’ll land on IGN’s webpage. With some luck, SmartHide should fool IGN into believing you were visiting their website from the United States and allow you to claim your free download by following the steps outlined in the section above.

Radiation Island highlights

You’ll enjoy the following features:

  • A stunning huge world to explore.
  • Simple and intuitive crafting system allows you to create more than one hundred items.
  • Many animals populate the fields and forests of the islands. You need to watch out as some of them are harmless, while others are better left undisturbed. Also be careful, some of them prefer to roam in packs.
  • It’s not only you and the animals which are present on the island. Remnants of failed experiments, transformed and with no humanity left are the greatest danger. While they will be drawn to the their former bases and locations, they only seek to destroy and kill whichever is not them.

Radiation Island supports iCloud, Game Center and AirPlay so you can save and share progress across devices, play the game on larger displays through your Apple TV and climb the Game Center leaderboards, challenge friends and unlock achievements.

Read Lorry’s full review of Radiation Island here.

Other freebies worth checking out

If Radiation Island isn’t your cup of tea, you’re wholeheartedly recommended to download Epic Games’ wonderfully executed Infinity Blade III, which has gone free for the first time as part of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion.

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In addition, Apple is giving away free copies of Super Hexagon, a minimal action game for the iPhone and iPad by Terry Cavanagh. This particular promotion is exclusive to users of Apple’s official Apple Store shopping app, making the first time Super Hexagon has gone free since its release this summer.

Check out this article for instructions on redeeming your free copy of Super Hexagon.

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Radiation Island is a 769-megabyte download for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later (the iPhone 4 and older devices are not supported). The game also supports ‘Made for iPhone’ (MFi) game controllers.

The app is optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes and takes full advantage of Apple’s Metal graphics framework and A7 and A8 processors with greater environmental detail, visual effects and smooth performance.

The game is localized in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.

Radiation Island is $2.99 in the App Store.