To celebrate the Easter holidays, EA has launched a Spring Sale on the Windows Phone Store. Twelve highly rated games are available with discounts included, perfect for consumers who are looking to stock up on games this weekend and beef out their Games Hub on Windows Phone 8.1. Pass the break for details and store links.
FIFA 14 is a top sport game for Windows Phone. Matching the intense play found on consoles, enhanced for mobile play, players are tasked with taking their favorite (or not so) teams to greatness with countless victories under their belt. There's 34 leagues to choose from with over 600 fully licensed teams. The game itself is free to download, but there are in-app purchases available.
- Download FIFA 14 (1GB or higher – 888MB – free) / 50% off Jumbo Gold Pack via in-app purchase
Plants vs. Zombies
The super-popular defence title that started everything off in the garden and eventually brought us PVZ: Modern Warfare on the consoles. Plants vs. Zombies for Windows Phone tasks players with protecting the front lawn and the door to their house with an array of plants ready for battle. Numerous zombies are on the way, are you ready to bolster the defences?
- Download Plants vs. Zombies (82MB – $2.99, usually $4.99)
The Sims 3
If you've been searching for a real life simulator, look no further than The Sims 3 for Windows Phone. Players create and customize a Sim and then try to complete various goals with him or her, such as getting a promotion at work and kissing another Sim. It's a brilliant series on PC and consoles, but we've previously noted how the Windows Phone version doesn’t quite match up.
Still, more than worth the purchase at this price and the game will surely suck some hours from your day.
- Download The Sims 3 (112MB – $3.99, usually $6.99)
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
EA has managed to make Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit one of those games that you simply cannot cease playing, but hate to play at the same time. It's a great racing title for anyone to enjoy with awesome visuals and the like. But the positives halt there as grinding comes into play, alongside some serious loading times and more. That said, it's worth checking out if you're desperate for a decent racing title.
- Download Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (113MB – $2.99, usually $4.99)
When you're not seeking a thumbs workout with EA's racing titles, there's always Trivial Pursuit to chill out to and test your knowledge. In this popular game you roll the dice and move playing pieces around the playing board. The colored squares you land on represent a trivia category you will have to answer a question on. Sounds simple enough but these questions can be a nightmare.
Download Trivial Pursuit (28MB – $1.99, usually $2.99)
The Game of Life
The Game of Life brings the popular board game to your phone. As the name suggests, it simulates a person’s path through life, from getting a first job, going to college, getting married, having kids, and eventually retiring. Players spin a wheel for movement, collect ‘Share the Wealth’ cards that help them or hinder opponents, and occasionally choose between different life paths to follow. Think of this as a board game version of The Sims.
- Download The Game of Life (23MB – $1.99, usually $2.99)
It's not often when we call out games and recommend everyone to avoid them, but iBomber Defense is the exception. It's a buggy experience that should be left well alone, unless you're seeking a World War themed tower defence game, of course. While this port is on sale, we urge you all to reconsider hitting that download link.
- Download iBomber Defense (71MB – $1.99, usually $2.99)
Flight Control Rocket
You’ve all probably played the original Flight Control, but have you checked out the superior sequel? Flight Control Rocket switches things to a retro sci-fi setting in which players must help incoming rockets land on a space-faring mothership safely. You do this by drawing paths from each ship to the appropriate runway, all while trying to avoid collisions. It's a highly addictive, yet challenging game.
- Download Flight Control Rocket (41MB – $1.99, usually $2.99)
Blobster is an interesting game available on the Windows Phone platform. It's not the best title on offer as the backgrounds are completely flat and the rest of the visuals lack flair as well. But the Achievements are pretty quick and easy, thus Blobster is well worth picking up if you happen to be an achievement hunter.
- Download Blobster (13MB – $1.99, usually $2.99)
Jet Set Go
If you've been meaning to play Sally's Salon, but haven't due to feeling awkward with the feminine theme, Jet Set Go is right up your runway. It's a time management game that looks quite a lot like Sally’s Salon, but instead of running a salon or a day spa, the game puts players in charge of a travel agency. Players are tasked with tending to the various customers involves a variety of light travel-themed minigames like choosing destinations, hotels, itineraries, and more.
- Download Jet Set Go (40MB – $1.99, usually $2.99)
This is a major adaptation of the popular board game RISK. The aim of the game is to defeat other players by breaking through enemy strongholds with brute force and the luck of the dice. It requires a strategic and cunning mind to effectively manage troops on the battlefield and protect those vulnerable flanks. Highly recommended.
- Download RISK (19MB – $1.99, usually $2.99)
Tetris is an old house favourite when it comes to puzzle games and the Windows Phone version is no different, which has now joined the other EA titles in this Spring Sale. There's not a whole lot to say about Tetris Blitz except you should go and download it right now.
- Download Tetris Blitz (47MB – free) / 50% more coins on all coin packs via in-app purchase
Source: Windows Phone Blog; thanks to everyone who tipped us!