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Free iPhone apps and games for iPad, iPod Touch worth getting today

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The free iPhone apps and games, compatible with iPad and iPod Touch, that are running hot today include a big update to “Dead Trigger 2”, which was just released to the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, according to a Dec. 17 report in AppCraver.

In the new update to this game app, players explore 15 different environments across the world with any one of 30 different weapons and engage 150 action-packed, heart-pounding levels. Besides global mission rewards, there is now full support for Achievements in Game Center.

“Panda Pop” is a free iPhone app that's one of the best new games to hit the App Store. Your mission in this app is to free baby pandas by strategically popping matching bubbles. There are more than 90 challenging levels in this addicting app filled with power-ups, cute animations and challenging obstacles.

“Snow Peeps” is a free Christmas app just released in the App Store. “Snow Peeps” is a snowman (or snow-woman) building app with a twist—you compete with your friends in a friendly game to see who will be the first to finish decorating a snowman (or snow-woman). The three different free modes here make for lots of holiday fun.

In one of the biggest app deals today, the popular “Contra: EvolutionHD” (Reg. 2.99) is going free today. In one of the most challenging games ever, here you help two ex-mercenaries fight aliens in the jungles of South America.

In another app deal “Epoch” has dropped its price from 99 cents to free for today. This app is a fast-paced, action-filled combat game with stunning graphics. In this game, you control a robot who fights for survival against other robots and upgrades using their parts. Your robot's mission: find out why human civilization was destroyed. There's lots of action here with awesome graphics powered by UnrealEngine.

“Dead Trigger 2” is rated 12+ for mature themes, intense violence and horror. This free app requires iOS 7.0, is optimized for iPhone 5 and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

“Panda Pop” requires iOS 6.0+ and offers in-app purchases, which you can disable in Settings. This free app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.

“Snow Peeps” requires iOS 5.0+, is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.

“Contra: EvolutionHD” is rated 9+ for violence and horror—and supports Game Center. This free app is compatible with iPhone 4+, iPad 2+, iPod Touch (4G+) and is optimized for iPhone 5. An iPad-only version is available in the iPad section of the App Store.

“Epoch” is rated 9+ for mature themes and violence. This free iPhone app is compatible with iPad and iPod Touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.

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