Handful of Angry Birds games are free in the Store right now

Angry Birds Star Wars II Windows Phone 8

We love new phones, deals, and hot new games. So when we get word on some crazy app deals in the Windows Phone Store we need to pass them onto you. If we told you a handful of Angry Birds titles were free in the Store would you believe us? You don’t need to, go check right now and you’ll see some games going for the low price of free. Specific Angry Birds games after the break.

We don’t know what to make of this. It could be a Store fluke or promotion. It was just earlier this month that Angry Birds, Angry Birds Space, and Angry Birds Star Wars were updated on Windows Phone 8. Either way, you can snag some Angry Birds for free right now. Here are the titles that are showing as free for us and a few of you tipping us:

Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Space are still showing up for us with prices attached. Again, we’re not sure what to make of this. There aren’t any current promotions that we’re aware of. One way or the other, go download these addictive games if you haven’t already.

Is this promotion a US only thing? We’re not sure, let us know in the comments if you’re seeing them as free and what region you’re located in. Thanks! Quick update: After posting this article we're getting reports all over the map. For example, some users in Thailand see Seasons and Space as free, but not the rest. While some users in the UK still don't see Rio listed as free. And topping it all off, some users are also seeing Amazing Alex for free. So what can we learn? Your mileage may (and will) vary. 

Store links are up above next to the game name, but your QR codes are below. As always, just swipe to the right in our app to grab them.

Thanks for the tips monotheist and everyone! 

QR: Angry Birds

QR: Angry Birds Star Wars

QR: Angry Birds Star Wars II

QR: Angry Birds Rio



Reader comments

Handful of Angry Birds games are free in the Store right now



Why? I've bought most of the Angry Birds games previously, but just grabbed Star Wars 2 for free. I feel lucky to have grabbed a bargain, not angry about spending very little money buying games and being able to play them months and years before today.

Definitely NOT a kick in the nuts.

In India i'm getting angry birds, angry birds star wars, angry birds star wars 2 , skate dog and cut the rope free :D

I'm in the UK too. Rio is listed for 79p but I downloaded Angry Birds: Star Wars for free, so I'm not complaining!

Sam, you said you didn't know about Angry Birds Space, but it is free in Portugal! same to AG Star Wars

Thanks all you deal hunters. Now just got 6 games free by virtually claiming citizenship in various countries lol

US: 4 angry birds games for free, mexico: the rest of them + amazing alex and germany: Cut the rope and cut the rope exp. for free

Change [REGION] and restart working for me, not the language if you maybe wrongly choose it.

Go to [Settings]>[Language+region], on (country/region) combobox select your prefered country/region. If you changed it, there will appear option to restart the phone-restart it. Go check the store after restarting.

Like a poster in another news post said, Assassins Creed is back in the store. Yay for Gameloft.

Angry Birds, Rio and Space are being shown as free on WP7 too guys! Have downloaded them on my L800 too.. and all you mentioned here for WP8 on my L920 :D

No it is not paid apps as i see it at the moment. But (ahem) i felt a little bit guilty.

Me too. That "holy sh*t, I just downloaded 9 apps and games that are supposed to cost money for free!" kind of feeling. And the best part is, we don't have to feel bad, because it's legitimate, unlike pirating, which I intensely dislike.

All 4 titles for free in Germany, but the store doesnt work for me. It shows no apps in all categories had to use the direct links

For me (Czech Republic) Rio, Space and Seasons are free, Star Wars 1&2 are not. But bought them all anyway... ;-)

In UK we have no RIO listed for free, but we have Angry birds Space, that seems not available for free in USA ..

I was hoping this counted with Windows store, I prefer playing AB on a larger screen.
But I'll take star wars 2 for free though.
MS really needs to combine stores.

UK-> ab apace, amazing alex. CZECH -> ab season, cut the rope. Not the language, the region. If you change the region, there will be option to restart the phone.

Goodmorning from Greece, here Rio and star wars are still on 0,99€, regular and starwars2 are free!

Majority of Angry Birds free in US. Seasons, Space, Amazing Alex, Cut the Rope (Standard and Experiments) all free in Armenia.
Also, to avoid having to change the region on the phone all the time, you can browse the US store via http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/xbox-games/puzzle-trivia/puzzleandtrivia and the Armenia store via http://www.windowsphone.com/en-am/store/xbox-games/puzzle-trivia/puzzleandtrivia and install from the browser. Sometimes it said it would install fine, other times it said it didn't match my phone region. YMMV.

I dont think this works ...because when store reads app from SD card it first checks your region, date and,time ...so even if u downloads from us store it will still install as your local region ..i maybe wrong please confirm

Only Rio seasons and amazing Alex are free for me. Changing region and country and other stuff to us UK or Mexico doesn't affect only they are still free. I'm in Finland btw and I'm using lumia 710 wp7.8

Here in Brazil, all Angry Birds games are now free, including Space and Seasons! Just bought AB Star Wars II yesterday, and then got all the others Angry Birds for free, lol

Free In Malaysia
-Angry Birds Star Wars
-Angry Birds Star Wars 2
-Cut The Rope
-Cut The Rope Exp.
-Angry Birds Space
-Angry Birds Rio
-Amazing Alex

Downloaded all 7Angry Birds tiltles + amazing alex free status of these games depends on region
Amazing alex free in spain btw...

Tell me the region to get Cut the Rope for free please? Ive tried UK, US and Brazil but nothing..

Ok thanks :)
EDIT: Theres no WP7 option to choose India, is there any other region which can get the games for free?

Damn, already bought them all xD haha but at least my fiancee can get some of them for free now :P

jes buraz,prebaci i regiju amerika,indija,tajland malezija neke isprobaj od tih i skini sve igre.....ja skino 6 angry birdsa,2 cut the rope,amazing alex i where is my mickey ...sve džaba promjenio te regije gore sto sam ti naveo
kad promjenis regiju pritisni restart telefona i onda uleti i skidaj sve to ...:)

In Czech Republic is everything paid, but if I change region for US, I have AB, Rio, Star Wars I, II for free - nice!!!

For those that traveled through Space for the Season into the Czech Republic, you can also Cut the Rope for free while there!

free from the Philippines:
- Angry Birds 
- Angry Birds Rio
- Angry Birds Star Wars 2
- Cut the Rope
- Amazing Alex

Got all of the angry birds titles along with amazing alex and cut the rope series. Cool :P
I love these downloading sprees :D

If I get it free now but uninstall it, when the promo ends and they go back to the original price would I get charged if I click buy?

You keep the game even if you uninstall it. When you try to 'buy' it the Store will ask if you want to re-install the game.

got all the games listed here. in the UK, changed region to new zealand to get some of them which does work for those saying it doesnt. make sure you push the restart phone button in the region settings once you change.

Tried most of the regions mentioned in the comments...but only space,star wars and original cut the rope are free for me...i just have to change the system locale right?..(on WP7 BTW)

 Total Apps+Games that are Free

AB Star Wars(India)
AB Star Wars II(India)
AB Rio(US)
AB Seasons(Czech Republic)
AB Space(UK)
Cut The Rope(Czech Republic)
Cut The Rope Exp.(US)
Amazing Alex(UK)
Insider Pro(India)
Splashtop Personal(India)

Wow, that's cool stuff. Could download all for free from the Store (Germany). Now, it's time to play. ^^

Got all the AB series free and also insider pro...but my phone storage is full..and my other storage is 2.45gb.plz help

Yep confirmed. Cut The Rope Exp. shows its free on my US store. Any more free apps, please let us know. :)

sahi kahaaa,yaar i was totally stunned when read the post about free games,jitna possible hua i have downloaded.....jaise bhi jisne bhi ye kiya.....love MS and WP a lot......:P

Ok just downloaded every possible free game....feeling content...

Most of the games are free in Malaysia except for 2 angry bird games which are free in India , so just change your region twice to get all the games.....

When I tipped this only those 4 angry birds were on sale (was hard to notice since I gladly paid for all) but now Amazing Alex shows too. Thanks for the heads up.

yep got all by travelling around globe
Angry birds (india)
Angry birds Star wars I & II (india)
Amazing alex( Malaysia)
Angry birds Rio( United States)
Angry birds Space ( United Kingdom)
Angry Birds Seasons(Thailand)
Splashtop personal(India)
Insider pro(India).
Cut the rope (United states)
Cut the rope (exp) (united states)
Anything else i missed :-p
guess its time to show some angry birds loyalty after getting all for free
so change my profile pic :-D:-D