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Nokia gives away free Gameloft games to certain Lumia owners

Nokia gives away free Gameloft games to certain Lumia owners

Nokia has been known to run various gaming promotions since it came to Windows Phone a couple of years ago. Most obviously they sponsored the production of more than 20 Xbox Windows Phone games; titles that we probably would never have gotten otherwise. There was also a brief period last year in which a non-Xbox version of Sonic CD became available for Lumia owners. We never found out why the giveaway game lacked its Xbox features, nor would Nokia comment on it.

Fourteen months later, it looks like Nokia has a new promotion going on. Owners of some very specific handsets (Nokia Lumia 625, 1020, 1320, Icon, and 1520) can get free versions of nine games from mega-publisher Gameloft! These aren’t stripped down versions, either. They’re the full Xbox titles with working Achievements, albeit with different Store pages than the general versions. Head past the link for more details on how to find the free games!

Eligible phones

The free Gameloft games are only available to download from specific Lumia devices. If you own a Lumia but it’s not on this list, you won’t be able to grab the games without paying.

  • Nokia Lumia 625
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
  • Nokia Lumia 1320
  • Nokia Lumia Icon
  • Nokia Lumia 1520

Giveaway Games

Shark Dash for Windows Phone

Nokia is giving away free versions of the following titles. To find the free versions, just search for them (or Gameloft) from your phone’s Store. You have to scroll down PAST the paid versions a little in order to see the free versions. They don’t appear in the Nokia Collection, in case you were wondering.

  • Asphalt 7: Heat – Launched at 99 cents, but now regularly sells for $4.99.
  • Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles – Launched at $6.99, but now regularly sells for $4.99.
  • Brain Challenge – Regularly an insane $4.99. Free might still be too expensive for this one.
  • Earthworm Jim – Launched at $4.99 but dropped to 99 cents.
  • Let’s Golf 2 – Regularly $4.99.
  • Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour – Regularly $6.99. Modern Combat 4, N.O.V.A. 3, and Order & Chaos don't run on the Lumia 625 since it only has 512 MB of RAM.
  • N.O.V.A. 3 – Regularly $6.99.
  • Order & Chaos Online – Regularly $6.99. Amusingly/annoyingly, this particular game doesn’t run properly on the Lumia 1520, one of the phones it’s being given away on. The inventory graphics glitch severely, making the game all but unplayable.
  • Shark Dash – Regularly 99 cents.

We don’t know how long Nokia will be giving these games away. Nokia hasn’t blogged about it on their Nokia Conversations website or elsewhere. So if the free versions are available on your phone, get them while the getting is good! Note that some users (including me) are experiencing trouble accessing the Store from their phones at all. Microsoft is already at work trying to fix it. Hopefully the Store gets straightened out well before the promotion ends.

Thanks to Mark “Tipsy” Tepper for the tip!



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Aashish13 says:

This is cheating

Aniket Bhat says:

Exactly the heart and soul of Lumia, The 520 doesn't get them.. (Maybe a bit exaagerated but still) no love the most selling WP8 Lumia???


majic1 says:

Get the 8.1 update on the 520 what a difference it make internet explorer 11 in private browsing so many different things its unreal & I'm running the Nokia Lumia 520 with the 8.1 update

Aniket Bhat says:

Could you like take a screenshot on how extra row of tiles looks on 520?

coip says:

They're columns, not rows.

chrispyogurt says:

Maybe Nokia taught "Hey, those stickers paid so much for their 1020 why not give them a few free games?"

What it have killed them to offer drive + seeing as 1020 is a high end camera phone meaning it meant to be used while traveling

majic1 says:

Get the 8.1 update on the 520 you can save apps & games on your SD CARD

kenzibit says:

This is EXTREME RACISM among Lumia Phones....why Nokia...why?

immyperez says:

Maybe these are the worst sellers and they don't have to give away too many? 520 is where wp thrives. Just an opinion, not a fact, lol. +1020

KKRLessey says:

I want that deal on my 920!

Guess they couldn't have given away casual wp games(low ram spec.) that could run on all current wp8 nokia devices

thatuxguy says:

Racism? Really? Seems a bit of an odd comment in relation to a phone.

+820... A big "screw you" to Nokia as well. What a douche move.

stiggs says:

Are you kidding? If not,

Paul Acevedo says:

Nokia doesn't have to give you or anyone free games. Try not to feel too entitled.

No, they don't and no, I don't.

My point is that either they'd give them to everyone who has a Lumia or not giving them away at all. Discriminating like this is just lame.

thatuxguy says:

All they are doing is trying to sell/promote their current batch of phones. Not really discriminating at all. Thats a bit like saying all new Lumia owners should be able to get hold of the past offers/promotions 

I am sure the 930, 630/635 will also get deals and offers.

busyman96 says:

This is how you repay early adopters.

AymanWP93 says:

+920 , it's a disgrace, I really wanted Modern combat ...

thatuxguy says:

buy it then if you want it that bad.

Not just cheating, this is saraasar naainsaafi ! (downright injustice)

vkelkar says:

+820 ... I thought less people use 820.. But there are fair amount of people using it.... 820 and 920 were building pillars of wp8...

pookyjoralyn says:

it's depressing that the 920 is the original flagship of WP8!

Micah Dawson says:

And this is why I chose Nokia...anx passed on mess from Samsung and HTC

2tomtom says:

-920 = 100

Please see if we can get a negative total in protest of ignored phones :-/

ahmedjan87 says:

I really need to upgrade my 920

sundawg#WP says:

I did. Installed's like a new phone (with slightly less battery life...but worth it).

I believe my battery life improved on my L925. Tho whenever I have issues I let it die and fully charge it and its like new again. If u let it die daily than your going to get a weak battery.

bawboh86 says:

I don't let mine die, but I can honestly say I've seen a dip in battery life. It's probably always on Cortana, but I've grown to rely on her reminders and help (yes, already).

True love the new update.

Aashish13 says:

Less battery life beacuse it's a major update. The bugs and crashes which are there is because its in beta mode and the firmware update cyan will fix the battery drain. Don't worry.

majic1 says:

You can control battery life in settings you can turn things off I love this 8.1 thanks for the push Microsoft

DennisvdG says:

I feel like it's not worth it right now since the 920 still gets updates and it's still smooth, hopefully next year we'll see some amazing new tech from Nokia :)

jaimeastin says:

I agree... I have almost purchased a new phone many times, but the 920 is still strong... No nee hardware is a true upgrade, to me... I want a real new WP that has a LL the hardware changes liek the lack of hardware buttons ans other design changes marked for the future.

majic1 says:

Put the new 8.1 update on the 920

jaimeastin says:

8.1 was on there the first day it was available... That is why I am saying there is just not real reason to upgrade phones other than I wanting a new model. The 920 is awesome and I have got a lot of freebies ans great service from.Nokia and Microsoft. It is ok that we aren't getting the free apps this go round. Shoot, they have to give a little more than free of apps to get me to leave the 920.

A real Microsoft/Nokia phone in the future will be the one to do it.

Meh, no Lumia 720

dhruv07 says:

Best selling phone like 925,520 720 gt no love but the others with moderate sale gt d benifits

Dexterrino says:

well i guess they are boosting the sales of those listed phone with free stuff. marketing strategy right?

PradeepKr says:

No worries as most of these games require 1GB RAM

925 has 1gb ram and 625 has 512mb ram.

Aniket Bhat says:

Most? More like 3 out of 9.

Dk92 says:

928 never gets any love. :-\

hs k says:

Neither does my 720

Janhouu says:

But the 8.1 is fabulous on 720!

hs k says:

Yeah, only the live tiles go ridiculously transparent sometimes, display freezes. Hahaha!

But it hurts that 720 never gets any love!

coip says:

928 got $25 free app credit when it launched.

David Ruml says:

hm... Lumia 925 nothing...

Jakeway says:

Not in UK as far as I can see.

Thomoid says:

Installing the free version of Lets Golf 2 in the UK on my 1020!

AzelDazel says:

Installing all free version, UK here, 1520.

tonybessette says:

I went to get Assassins Creed, and it was not free. I have the Lumia 1520 with AT&T....and they still wanted $4.99

dKp1977 says:

Search for Gameloft and scroll down the list. The paid apps appear first, while the free versions are more down the bottom of the list.

Oow! Nice point!

oditius says:

Thanks I found them, but not till I purchased the $1.99 one. LOL oh well my phone will be really busy when I get home to my Wi-Fi.

tonybessette says:

Found them...thanks!!

baghavan says:

Thanks Ferxulz. Could you provide links to the other apps as well? Thanks!

yeoldgreat1 says:

For those of you struggling to find the apps, search for the name of the app and Gameloft and it'll show two items, the paid one and the free version.

e.g. "Earthworm Jim Gameloft", "Modern Combat Gameloft"

Worked for me on my 1020 in the UK!

Novron says:

I'm showing Asphalt 8 to be free as well. That right?

Paul Acevedo says:

Asphalt 8 started as a paid game but switched to free to play permanently.

FFugue says:

Yeah, asphalt 8 is a free to play.

Superb, good thing I invested in a 64gb memory card!!!!

marky_yo says:

ah ha I was just thinking the same thing!!!

hopmedic says:

Paul, if you are running 8.1, and still can't get to the store, you may need to reset your phone. I couldn't get to store on my Icon, but could on my 928, and my wife could on her 822. I did a factory reset on the Icon last night and it works fine now.

Paul Acevedo says:

Thanks man. I'll give it a few days before going that route, but at least it's an option!

xxcorpxx says:

best bet is to search for a portion of the name and gameloft 

Finds the pay and the free quickly

Westoncreg says:

Now I have nova :D

Eroneko says:

You, lucky guy... 820 :(

Posted via the WPC App for Android!

Newguru says:

Not in Portugal, again.. as always.. - no swipe KB (only for the "official" Brazilian portuguese language) no Cortana, no freebies - CR@P!

DJCBS says:

Change the region to the US. Then search for Gameloft and they will show up. I'm also in Portugal and doing that worked.

WPhoton says:

Really? No Swipe Keyboard? How hard would it be to make it based in the brazilian one and the portuguese autocorrect we already have? If I had installed the preview, I would be pissed! Hope this to come in the final version!

No surprise Nokia's marketshare in Portugal to be decreasing like hell! Everybody has a fucking Samsung now. Their phones look cheap as dirt but at least they support them well! Nokia used to have a great support here. Hate to say this but I'm very worried for when Microsoft takes Nokia's phone division under controll...

Newguru says:

True! Pissed behond reason!.. My feeling's exactly.. Makes it seem like Portugal and Brazil speak two diferent languages :\ Adding insult to injury, apparently BR-PT is THE official language and not PT... PT! go figure..
Imagine US-EN being the official language, and the UK being left without all the features.. It's ridiculous!
Perhaps, it's the consequence of our country being under international assistance - the notion of loss of purchasing power - or perhaps it's just the ridiculous notion that we're few and unimportant as a market ..
What's most ironic, is that we have one of the best international mobile infrastructures, and the brands (Nokia included) always put us in the first row when launching new devices.. before the US smartphone invasion.. :)
DJCBS does have a point when he says european buy Nokia, not Windows Phones! I, honest to God, hope, Microsoft doesn't screw this up with it's "US first and foremost attitude".

Shafner33 says:

Hmmm I've have the 1520, these games on the list are not free for me.


*Edit... oh have to scroll down past the paid versions...  yay FREE games!

anirban130 says:

Hehe feels good... L625

I'm in the UK and definitely can see the free games, on a 625 and 1520 - am downloading to the 1520 asphalt 7. When I searched for it only the free game showed up with"install"listed as the download option, not "buy" as usual!

Try again and get the games, it's really a fantastic offer!

sarim_xyz says:

I can't believe no Lumia 920!! This was the first Windows Phone 8 Lumia and a flagship device! Also it won Engadget Reader's Choice awards!

K_lando says:

As the first flagship, we already had a whole bunch of freebies and exclusives. Stuff that other Nokia owners never got for free. Heck, 2 of the games listed here were free on 920 previously: AC and Earthworm Jim. I know because I still play them.

jlzimmerman says:

Wow, so much win!  I found almost all of them for my Icon.  I've got six games just waiting for my wi-fi connection :)

Kieta says:

Thanks Nokia for showing my ICON some luv!

Downloading N.O.V.A3 now...1GB?!? 1020 revision needs an SD card rush though...enjoying not having a monthly phone/device surcharge :)

unknownguns says:

Its annoying how they either don't support devises at the low end market like 520, and when they do support these devices it isn't in the UK, so people like me still cant get involved...

xxcorpxx says:

It's annoying that they don't give away free stuff to people that didn't spend a ton of money on their phone?

Let's also not use "support" as this is a free giveaway and has nothing to do with how they support their devices.


Bob101910 says:

 Pay more, get more. Nothing annoying about that.

netstatinfo says:

Sweet! Downloading Modern Comabt 4 Zero hour

PeterByrne says:

I have the Lumia 1520 and I have searched through the entire gameloft collection and there are no free versions :/

Paul Acevedo says:

What country? Definitely works on the 1520 in the US, UK, and Germany.

Paul Acevedo says:

Ah. You might have to change your region to the US in order to download them - that's been working for some people.

Pontifex says:

AWESOME! Downloading them all just in case I want to play one of them later. I actually considerd buying Moder Combat yesterday 

Ratman826 says:

Buy it if you own 1520 (quad core, big screen) don't buy if you own 4.5 inch screen, the experience is terrible

oditius says:

I own the 1520, and it wants me to pay. At $4.99 I don't play games that much.

Paul Acevedo says:

You have to scroll down past the paid version in order to find the free one.

daymouse says:

Found all in the UK! Easiest way to find them is search part of the game title with gameloft at the end for example

'Assassins creed Gameloft'


adrian1338 says:

The easiest part is looking for something of gameloft and list all gameloft apps

SoullessOnyx says:

Why does Nokia Lumia 920 always get ignored?

Micah Dawson says:

Because it is nearly 2 years old?

Aashish13 says:

How much will be the cost of 930?

adrian1338 says:

because it is from 2012. Time to get a new phone

K_lando says:

Because we have seen a bunch of freebies already? Not Nokia's fault if you missed free games the first time around.

Vmac71 says:

Damn! Too bad I already own most of these games. Smh

Ratman826 says:

Same here. I was never expecting to have THAT much give away

sholokov says:

Me too. Oh well...

Mohit Jain4 says:

No love for 520 :/

Trevize1987 says:

What about adding QR codes to access them? From Hungary I can't find any of them. Actually I only want Order & Chaos.

Talk4Lig says:

No love for 920 :(

i have 1520 and it still asking me to pay


Aashish13 says:

Love to see u cry

The_Lord23 says:

Because you bought one.

(Hahahahaha aren't I funny?)

KrightonX says:

I was able to grab Order &Chaos, AC and NOVA 3 and Asphalt. Downloads are slow as balls.

cameradork says:

Nice! Got them all on my AT&T 1020. Some of them took searching for the game exactly how it was written in the article - "order & chaos" only showed the paid version, but "Order & Chaos Online" showed the free one.

The_Lord23 says:

I've never heard of the Lumia '92' ;D

That's impossible. They have to include the 920! Its the "flagship" but has been treated as anything but! Ha

yeoldgreat1 says:

For those of you struggling to find the apps, search for the name of the app and Gameloft and it'll show two items, the paid one and the free version.

e.g. "Earthworm Jim Gameloft", "Modern Combat Gameloft"

Worked for me on my 1020 in the UK!

DJCBS says:

Nothing showing up on my 1020 in Portugal. Will try to change regions.

Edit: Changed region to US. The games showed up.

Shiba_Ranjan says:

available in India, I didn't change region..

Noob1ee says:

No love for Nokia's beloved early adopters 920? =( =( =(

cknorthpole says:

Awesome. Downloading, nova 3, golf and assassins creed

Kitavi Ken says:

Simple they are giving the offer to the latest phones...upgrade tht 920 to enjoy

Esquibar says:

I feel 928 is the step child.

PeterByrne says:

1520 owner, not happening in Finland, taken all suggestions here and they still want money for the games :(

m_umair_85 says:

Same here, still asking to pay in UK - 1520 owner

uopjo6 says:

They clearly have a thing for the number 9. What is this racist thing I know my phone is yellow but C'mon man!

Shiba_Ranjan says:

I already knew it yesterday, but thought it is because of my new phone..
already downloaded couple of games..

loko ino says:

Downloading now

psychotron says:

Sweet! Thanks Nokia!! :)

FFugue says:

Can't find any of them in Canada. Either it's not available here or we still have to wait for them to appear on the Canadian side. Why not post the links with the article as always?

omegadony says:

same here on 1520, none of them are free :(

ealexand#CB says:

None of these are free for me.  I have an ICON on Verizon

FFugue says:

I posted the direct links in the last comment :)

shaurya negi says:

Is 920 bad now? :( Because it is old? Just a question not related to the topic.

xGwiZ96x says:

What about the people who just got the 925 from HSN??? This is an injustice!!!!.....Bring in the Shield!

andyqkw says:

No Lumia 925 love.

Sin Ogaris says:

So glad I upgraded to the 1520. That being said, with all the games I am installing I have a whopping 20gig of apps at the moment.

crazy elf says:

If people are having issues finding the games for free I just went into the store and searched for gameloft games. All the games for free are listed further down the list. They actually list a paid version first but if you keep scrolling down you'll find all the games for free, just before the Asian looking listed games. Just thought I'd post this if people are having issues finding them. Be great.

FFugue says:

It doesn't work for everyone. On my side they don't appear... If you have a couple of minutes you can shares the links as a comment. I verified using a link that someone posted to Assassin's Creed and even though I can't find it in the store if I have a direct link it works. They should have posted the link with the article as they normally do.

FFugue says:

Nevermind, I was able to access them using the website and posted the link at the end of the comments.

I have 1520 but they are still paid. What am I missing?

Edit: Crazy elf is right, go towards the end of the list.

cr_buck says:

Apparently it's not all Lumia 1020 owners because my 1020 here in the US lists full price for them all.

cr_buck says:

Saw it just a minute ago and compared the two versions. Several appear to be much smaller. Some games are showing nearly half the size. I can't compare both side by side but I suspect some are trimmed down versions of the paid version. The large games such as Assassin's Creed are the same size.

Ygglens says:

Not free in Norway, but changing region to USA worked, although I had to search for "gameloft" then scroll through the list of apps on that screen. The free ones do not show up if you push the "more from gameloft" link.

FFugue says:

Could someone that has access to them post the links as a comment here? Pretty please :)

I verified with a link that someone posted higher up for Assassin's Creed and it works even though when I look for it manually it doesn't show.

FFugue says:

Nevermind, I was able to access them using the website and posted the links at the end of the comments.

ImMarry says:

That's not fair. Why 720 dont have. I'm so angry

Use crecked games.......easy to deploy it using wo power tool

Paul Acevedo says:

No talking about cracked or pirated games here, man.

Wael Hasno says:

What the fuck is wrong with my brand new Lumia 925?? Screw you Nokia, can't wait till they buy you!

dalydose says:

People love to complain. In the US we don't get headsets with our phones. Some promotions come with free charging plates. Some got free Store credits. They are promotions, not entitlements. To be honest, it you got a cheap low end device, the no-margin transaction for Nokia, WAS a promotion for you. They sold the phone for almost no profit and you still want them to give everything away for free? I got the charging plate with my 920, so I'm up $50 in promotions. Nokia doesn't owe me anything.

cr_buck says:

I agree. Family who own the 920 got a charging plate, a $20 app store credit, and also got paid $50 to get the phone through WalMart. I just got the bill for my 1020 and didn't even get wireless charging, no credits or anything. I think they are also only doing it to their newest, most expensive phones, which typically had no deal in the first place.

Beckie Evans says:

Just got assassin's creed on my 625.

milfermon says:

And once again no one gives a sh*t about the 620

gonza1520 says:

I'm gonna need to buy a memory card...

dipayanster says:

locked all of them on 1320 :D

mswindows101 says:

Good thing that I have a 1520 in addition to my 920!! Plus 8.1 update! Just need a SD card.

baghavan says:

Can someone share the direct links to the apps in the Store. I'm in Malaysia and can't seem to find the apps.

This worked via direct link:
Assassin's Creed:

FFugue says:

I posted the links at the end of the comments. :)

cypo says:

If I click the link it says: This app is not available for your phone.


Really confused.

Verizon, Icon, United States