Gaming on Android has gotten a lot better in recent years. It has evolved greatly from the days when mobile phone gaming consisted of badly ripped off Tetris remakes, various card games, and the dreadful old snake game. Now there are full featured games with decent graphics. All of them are easily obtainable from the Google Play Store with a simple search. Of course, many of them cost money, but if you happen to own a Samsung phone, there are some great games that will cost you no money.

In an effort to promote their brand, Samsung is offering a few free games from their own app store. These include Shadowgun: The Leftover, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, and Asphalt 7: Heat. The games are already considerably popular, having racked up a total of a couple million downloads in the Google Play Store.

How to get them from Samsung

Getting the games is a relatively simple task. You must either use your Samsung phone to download them or use Samsung Kies if you have it installed. Attempting to download the apps on a web browser only prompts you to use your phone or Kies.

Now for the bad news: It appears as though these applications are only free if you own a Samsung Galaxy S3. So if you have any of their other products, you probably can’t get these games for free. What’s more, there are also regional restrictions. This means that you may not be able to get it depending on where you live. This can definitely stifle the excitement for a lot of people. However, if you own a Galaxy S3 and you live in one of the approved regions, then you’re okay. Otherwise, no free games for you.

Samsung hasn’t mentioned how long the promotion will last. So if you intend on cashing in on the free games offer, you should probably do so soon. You can check out the pages for each game below.

Shadowgun: The Leftover
Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation
Asphalt 7: Heat

Joe Hindy
Hi everyone! I'm Joe Hindy the Android Authority app guy!
  • MasterMuffin

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  • HellG

    do you think the Note II will have it? and can i just use proxy to get it ? :D

  • yanotsomuch

    Links are broken. Is this still valid?

    • Links are working okay for me (just tried them). Perhaps it’s a browser issue? If you’re trying to redeem them, using Kies or the Samsung App Store is probably a better route.

      • I’m in Canada and couldn’t even find Asphalt 7 in the Samsung Apps Store. Weird?

        • Considering there’s regional restrictions, maybe not so weird. I wouldn’t expect Canada to be on that short list, though.

      • yanotsomuch

        I just installed kies. There’s no link to samsung apps? Sup?

        • yanotsomuch

          Sorry last post here. Either the Samsung App store is incredibly unintuitive, plain doesn’t work, or this is a puff piece intended to get us to install Samsung App store (since it doesn’t get pre-loaded on ATT S3 etc.). in either case I am uninstalling and only using Google Play. I recommend everyone else do the same. I tried to support you Samsung App store, but now I’m just pissed off.

    • johnnyttoxic

      When I click on the links, they take me to the Czech version of the site…

  • JohnnyRingo

    Funny, I bought Asphalt 7 for my S III, always buy something right before there is a price reduction or it becomes free. Oh well!

  • Hyatt Green

    I’m in the usa and I can’t find them either. Links on this page work but when I sign into samsung site the games arent there

  • avi1985

    I downloaded shadow of gun from samsung apps , but its exits to home screes when i hit the play button

    model GT-I9300
    andriod version 4.0.4

  • pinmemo

    to download it, just go to Samsung App store and go to the ‘hot’ section, should be right on the top for all of them :)


    PLEASE USE IN BUILT SAMSUNG APPS STORE. just use the search function and volia!!!