Gameloft is really taking the iPhone market seriously with a number of major new titles in the works. Just yesterday, they announced the upcoming NFL 2010 football game, and today they've announced a first person shooter called Modern Combat: Sandstorm.

First person shooters (or FPSs) have gotten a lot of attention for the iPhone since it's a very popular genre that has had trouble translating over to a touch screen device. Ngmoco has received a lot of their press for their deathmatch style FPS (originally codenamed LiveFire). Gameloft appears to have created one with a bit more of a storyline as shown in this video:


The only info we have so far is the video description:
The first images of Gameloft's highly anticipated FPS. Plunge into the heart of a modern war. Coming soon on the iPhone and iPod touch.

  • wortek

    Looking good so far.

  • wortek

    Looking good so far.

  • Cyberdude

    might very well be the first gameloft title i buy!

  • Cyberdude

    might very well be the first gameloft title i buy!

  • MrCompleteyl

    They should change their name from Gameloft to Knockoffloft, all they do is take popular games and make generic versions of them. Modern Combat? Seriously? Trying to bank that consumers will confuse it with Modern Warfare? I guess it's just business. Well, at least they're trying to copy the COD experience as well, identical iron sites, nade throws, and all.

    • DannyV

      What's wrong with that? They're bringing games that are alike so that we can enjoy it on the iDevices as well!

      • DannyV

        At least they make quality games. That's more then I can say for most of the games in the App Store.

      • MrCompleteyl

        would be nice to see all this talent try to come up with something original instead of just trying to recreate a console experience with yet another on-screen controller.

        On-screen controller = the opposite of innovation

      • DannyV

        I can see what you're saying man, but I do enjoy these type of games quite a bit as well.

      • jonathan

        On screen controllers are great for hardcore games. Some games work best with them, the "onscreen controls suck" camp needs to give it up. No onscreen controls is bad for hardcore games.

    • LBG

      Yep, if nobody else is going to do it, I don't see what is wrong with gameloft making an FPS.

      'identical iron sights'
      yes, the sights would be identical because it is an identical weapon - the M16 (as being currently used in Iraq and Afghanistan as I type).

      'nade throws'
      Most FPS games have grenades, it isn't exclusive to COD.

      So stop being a COD fanboy, come out of your dark geek basement and open your eyes to other FPS games and the fact that a decent FPS on the iPhone (COD copy or not) will be a good thing.

    • arn

      it's their business model. I don't see a problem with it. If these major franchises want to port over to the iPhone, then I'm sure people will be happy to buy them. In the meanwhile, Gameloft does a pretty good job.

      arn

      • CaseyLay

        Exactly. And Gameloft is sure doing a better job at iGaming than bigger companies who have come here to the appstore and just release shovelware or less good games just to make money. Examples: Konami. Instead of making a port to Metal Gear or an actually definitive iPhone game, they just made another isniper game and overpriced it with against its competition. Same with Square Enix and their Crystal Defenders mini game series. The difference between GameLoft and bigger companies on the iPhone is that Gameloft is completely dedicated to making good iPhone games and puts their utmost effort and the best of their budgets to do it. The bigger companies seem to just spend a low budget on gaming, and expect to roll in the cash.

        To be honest, I'd much rather have a "Ripoff" from Gameloft on my iPhone than a God of War baseball game, or a Left 4 Dead 2D sidescroller, or even Halo Kart. Or Rockstar's 2D topdown GTA iPhone game that they wouldn't make for a long time (which would be WAY behind it's time if they did such a thing).

    • Rima

      As long as the developers of the original titles prove themselves to be totaly desinterested in idevice development, we should be thankful that gameloft invests and trusts in mobile platforms (of course making a fortune with it) strengthening the idevices as gaming platforms.
      Would I prefer a well ported Original Modern Warfare version? Sure!
      But there is none in sight...so lets hope gameloft keeps up their high quality niveau

  • MrCompleteyl

    They should change their name from Gameloft to Knockoffloft, all they do is take popular games and make generic versions of them. Modern Combat? Seriously? Trying to bank that consumers will confuse it with Modern Warfare? I guess it's just business. Well, at least they're trying to copy the COD experience as well, identical iron sites, nade throws, and all.

    • DannyV

      What's wrong with that? They're bringing games that are alike so that we can enjoy it on the iDevices as well!

      • DannyV

        At least they make quality games. That's more then I can say for most of the games in the App Store.

      • MrCompleteyl

        would be nice to see all this talent try to come up with something original instead of just trying to recreate a console experience with yet another on-screen controller.

        On-screen controller = the opposite of innovation

      • DannyV

        I can see what you're saying man, but I do enjoy these type of games quite a bit as well.

      • jonathan

        On screen controllers are great for hardcore games. Some games work best with them, the "onscreen controls suck" camp needs to give it up. No onscreen controls is bad for hardcore games.

    • LBG

      Yep, if nobody else is going to do it, I don't see what is wrong with gameloft making an FPS.

      'identical iron sights'
      yes, the sights would be identical because it is an identical weapon - the M16 (as being currently used in Iraq and Afghanistan as I type).

      'nade throws'
      Most FPS games have grenades, it isn't exclusive to COD.

      So stop being a COD fanboy, come out of your dark geek basement and open your eyes to other FPS games and the fact that a decent FPS on the iPhone (COD copy or not) will be a good thing.

    • arn

      it's their business model. I don't see a problem with it. If these major franchises want to port over to the iPhone, then I'm sure people will be happy to buy them. In the meanwhile, Gameloft does a pretty good job.

      arn

      • CaseyLay

        Exactly. And Gameloft is sure doing a better job at iGaming than bigger companies who have come here to the appstore and just release shovelware or less good games just to make money. Examples: Konami. Instead of making a port to Metal Gear or an actually definitive iPhone game, they just made another isniper game and overpriced it with against its competition. Same with Square Enix and their Crystal Defenders mini game series. The difference between GameLoft and bigger companies on the iPhone is that Gameloft is completely dedicated to making good iPhone games and puts their utmost effort and the best of their budgets to do it. The bigger companies seem to just spend a low budget on gaming, and expect to roll in the cash.

        To be honest, I'd much rather have a "Ripoff" from Gameloft on my iPhone than a God of War baseball game, or a Left 4 Dead 2D sidescroller, or even Halo Kart. Or Rockstar's 2D topdown GTA iPhone game that they wouldn't make for a long time (which would be WAY behind it's time if they did such a thing).

    • Rima

      As long as the developers of the original titles prove themselves to be totaly desinterested in idevice development, we should be thankful that gameloft invests and trusts in mobile platforms (of course making a fortune with it) strengthening the idevices as gaming platforms.
      Would I prefer a well ported Original Modern Warfare version? Sure!
      But there is none in sight...so lets hope gameloft keeps up their high quality niveau

  • http://touchreviews.tk Fleabag323

    We got more info. @Gameloft_US confirmed that it has been submitted to the App Store, and that it should only be a few more days! Look on twitter on @Gameloft_US 's account, and it is in the form of @replies to @qzia .

  • foolishwolf

    Originality aside, those graphics are pretty impressive. Still I think it'll be a bitch to control; like pretty much any FPS on the iPhone.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose

      Can't disagree with the sentiment -- there's really not a successful FPS on the iPlatform (with the exception of Wolfenstein). Prey probably comes the closest, though, as many have pointed out, the controls really could not be called "good." I'm still holding out hope that Gameloft has finally figured it out -- if not perfect, at least fun.

      • DannyV

        Whey do people whine so much about the controls of shooters on the iDevices? I've been playing shooters forever and I really have no problem with the controls on the iDevices. Are they different? Yes. Do they take a little longer to get used to them? Yes. Is it a problem or deem the game unplayable? No, not at all.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose

        To say that there is still no good solution to the FPS control option is not whining: it's simply being honest. And when I write FPS, I mean FPS: I think BiA has decent controls, and I even like the implementation of RE4. (And games like iDracula, Minigore and Zombieville, work great). I've given Cube, AlienMangle, etc a good college try and, like many others, found that they're not worth the effort. Prey is a bit better -- good enough to be playable, in my opinion, even without tap-to-shoot enabled. I look forward to seeing if Modern Combat gets it right.

      • Crim

        The problem with controlling a FPS on the idevice is that there are no physical boundries on the control stick to tell us when we've moved off the controller. Not sure of the solution to that other than a screen overlay or external control mechanism.

  • http://touchreviews.tk Fleabag323

    We got more info. @Gameloft_US confirmed that it has been submitted to the App Store, and that it should only be a few more days! Look on twitter on @Gameloft_US 's account, and it is in the form of @replies to @qzia .

  • foolishwolf

    Originality aside, those graphics are pretty impressive. Still I think it'll be a bitch to control; like pretty much any FPS on the iPhone.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose

      Can't disagree with the sentiment -- there's really not a successful FPS on the iPlatform (with the exception of Wolfenstein). Prey probably comes the closest, though, as many have pointed out, the controls really could not be called "good." I'm still holding out hope that Gameloft has finally figured it out -- if not perfect, at least fun.

      • DannyV

        Whey do people whine so much about the controls of shooters on the iDevices? I've been playing shooters forever and I really have no problem with the controls on the iDevices. Are they different? Yes. Do they take a little longer to get used to them? Yes. Is it a problem or deem the game unplayable? No, not at all.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose

        To say that there is still no good solution to the FPS control option is not whining: it's simply being honest. And when I write FPS, I mean FPS: I think BiA has decent controls, and I even like the implementation of RE4. (And games like iDracula, Minigore and Zombieville, work great). I've given Cube, AlienMangle, etc a good college try and, like many others, found that they're not worth the effort. Prey is a bit better -- good enough to be playable, in my opinion, even without tap-to-shoot enabled. I look forward to seeing if Modern Combat gets it right.

      • Crim

        The problem with controlling a FPS on the idevice is that there are no physical boundries on the control stick to tell us when we've moved off the controller. Not sure of the solution to that other than a screen overlay or external control mechanism.

  • fecw

    HOLY SHIT

  • fecw

    HOLY SHIT

  • McChumpers

    I don't care what other people think but I actually enjoyed Castle of Magic and Hero of Sparta. Since these are the only 2 game’s I've purchased that were made by Gameloft, and were actually quality games, I'd consider purchasing Modern Combat: Sandstorm.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose

      I think most people on this board would agree with you on CoM and HoS. The haters sure are loud, though.

  • McChumpers

    I don't care what other people think but I actually enjoyed Castle of Magic and Hero of Sparta. Since these are the only 2 game’s I've purchased that were made by Gameloft, and were actually quality games, I'd consider purchasing Modern Combat: Sandstorm.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose

      I think most people on this board would agree with you on CoM and HoS. The haters sure are loud, though.

  • Brad Newsom

    Wow, this looks hella fun, like so many previous Gameloft games! Can't wait!

  • Brad Newsom

    Wow, this looks hella fun, like so many previous Gameloft games! Can't wait!

  • ShadowsFall

    OMG!!! I was thinking this would never come out!!!!!!! YES!!

    Oh btw, this game isn't a "cod" game. If you go play Warrock, Combat Arms, Operation 7, etc. online (btw, it's a free fps game for the pc), then most of them will have what is discribed about the game, and some of them came earlier than Call of Duty 4. This is just a regular (well.. awsome) fps game for the iPod Touch/iPhone. I have also thought of great controls for a game, but only if Gameloft accepts it (I need to make a twitter account someday...).

    AWSOME! I think Gameloft will finially be my favorite developer, Gang$tar, NFL 2010, Assassins Creed, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Brothers in Arms, Heroes of Sparta, etc.!!!!

  • ShadowsFall

    OMG!!! I was thinking this would never come out!!!!!!! YES!!

    Oh btw, this game isn't a "cod" game. If you go play Warrock, Combat Arms, Operation 7, etc. online (btw, it's a free fps game for the pc), then most of them will have what is discribed about the game, and some of them came earlier than Call of Duty 4. This is just a regular (well.. awsome) fps game for the iPod Touch/iPhone. I have also thought of great controls for a game, but only if Gameloft accepts it (I need to make a twitter account someday...).

    AWSOME! I think Gameloft will finially be my favorite developer, Gang$tar, NFL 2010, Assassins Creed, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Brothers in Arms, Heroes of Sparta, etc.!!!!

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Seems to be the first GOOD FPS for the iPhone!
    Therefore: instant purchase.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Seems to be the first GOOD FPS for the iPhone!
    Therefore: instant purchase.

  • Frank

    I hope it is a step up from BIA pretty impressed by the graphic but will it be stable?

  • Frank

    I hope it is a step up from BIA pretty impressed by the graphic but will it be stable?

  • jackson

    wow gameloft is recreating all the best games.
    gangster west coast hustle - Grand theft auto
    modern combat:sandstorm - Call of duty modern warfare
    NFL 2010 (i think) - Madden 2010
    asphalt 4&5 - Burnout revenge (just reminds me of it)
    hero of sparta - god of war
    im sure theres tons more im not thinkin of but shit!! goooooo Gameloft!!!!!!!

    • jackson

      even though EA is bringing madden to the iphone

  • jackson

    wow gameloft is recreating all the best games.
    gangster west coast hustle - Grand theft auto
    modern combat:sandstorm - Call of duty modern warfare
    NFL 2010 (i think) - Madden 2010
    asphalt 4&5 - Burnout revenge (just reminds me of it)
    hero of sparta - god of war
    im sure theres tons more im not thinkin of but shit!! goooooo Gameloft!!!!!!!

    • jackson

      even though EA is bringing madden to the iphone

  • http://web.me.com/robertsammons rob s

    I like all these high quality games coming for the iphone, wonder if they'll be a premium price aka above 10 dollars doubt it

  • http://web.me.com/robertsammons rob s

    I like all these high quality games coming for the iphone, wonder if they'll be a premium price aka above 10 dollars doubt it

  • Steven Haskayne

    The killer feature with this will be wifi multiplayer, add achievements and online ranking and you have a winner. Pending the success of this app surely a licenced COD game should follow?!

  • Ataru

    If Gameloft ever have an original idea the world will probably come to an end. I mean 'Modern Combat' FFS. I'm actually surprised they didn't call it 'Modern Combat: Call of Duties' or something.

    • LBG

      Please don't tell me that you are complaining about the name. I think the name is fine, nothing wrong with it. This game will be a 'modern' game and will involve 'combat. Modern Combat. And the name reminds us all of other games such as COD, which I think is reasonable as the gameplay matches.

      • jackson

        the name was made to sound like modern warfare, theres no doubt in that. but that is not a bad thing. it is a smart thing to do in business. the looks also kinda look like modern warfare, which is obviously a plus. this game will be great just like many other games gameloft had made.

  • Steven Haskayne

    The killer feature with this will be wifi multiplayer, add achievements and online ranking and you have a winner. Pending the success of this app surely a licenced COD game should follow?!

  • Ataru

    If Gameloft ever have an original idea the world will probably come to an end. I mean 'Modern Combat' FFS. I'm actually surprised they didn't call it 'Modern Combat: Call of Duties' or something.

    • LBG

      Please don't tell me that you are complaining about the name. I think the name is fine, nothing wrong with it. This game will be a 'modern' game and will involve 'combat. Modern Combat. And the name reminds us all of other games such as COD, which I think is reasonable as the gameplay matches.

      • jackson

        the name was made to sound like modern warfare, theres no doubt in that. but that is not a bad thing. it is a smart thing to do in business. the looks also kinda look like modern warfare, which is obviously a plus. this game will be great just like many other games gameloft had made.

  • Sebastian

    That.
    is.
    awesome.

  • Sebastian

    That.
    is.
    awesome.

  • Forerunnerz

    Looks like a good FPS but without online matchmaking(preferably Plus+) I think I'll pass and wait for KillTest.

  • Forerunnerz

    Looks like a good FPS but without online matchmaking(preferably Plus+) I think I'll pass and wait for KillTest.

  • Johnny82

    I am going to purchase this based upon the video alone. The only worry I have is the AI doesn't seem to respond to quickly.

  • Johnny82

    I am going to purchase this based upon the video alone. The only worry I have is the AI doesn't seem to respond to quickly.

  • spiffyone

    I love how the people complaining about Gameloft's lack of innovation are the sames ones cheering on EA (as if EA, modern EA, actually has any "new" ideas themselves) or the ones decrying the lack of "epic, big budget" games on the platform.

    Can't win with those folks.

    The rest of us will play, and probably enjoy, Gameloft games on this platform.

  • spiffyone

    I love how the people complaining about Gameloft's lack of innovation are the sames ones cheering on EA (as if EA, modern EA, actually has any "new" ideas themselves) or the ones decrying the lack of "epic, big budget" games on the platform.

    Can't win with those folks.

    The rest of us will play, and probably enjoy, Gameloft games on this platform.

  • lameloft

    no gameloft title i played has survived more than 20 minutes on my ipod.
    and so this time............ i won't give it a chance!!!
    the main problem is: they don't love games, they love money.

    there are so much 99 cent games wich are 10000 times greater than all gameloft games together.

    • LBG

      Gameloft games are great. As Spiffyone said, you are missing out. And what developer that produces paid apps doesn't do it for the money? lol. If game developers just did it to make good games and please people then they wouldn't charge money.

    • DannyV

      Funny, it's the other way around for me. Anything that's not Gameloft, EA, ID, Chillingo, or any other big developer doesn't last long on my Touch. All of those little crappy 99 cent games last a grand total of 5 minutes on my touch before I get bored of them, in fact I rarely buy games under 4 bucks, don't flame me for that, it's just that I've noticed the games I enjoy are usually over that price point.

    • jonathan

      Terminator, Battlefield and Castle of Magic are 3 of the best hardcore gaming experiences on the iPhone. Sure, YOU might think Doodle Jump is more fun, but that's not who they're targeting with these games.

      Not all of their games are great but they have a lot of great ones and I'm happy they're making games for GAMERS.

  • lameloft

    no gameloft title i played has survived more than 20 minutes on my ipod.
    and so this time............ i won't give it a chance!!!
    the main problem is: they don't love games, they love money.

    there are so much 99 cent games wich are 10000 times greater than all gameloft games together.

    • LBG

      Gameloft games are great. As Spiffyone said, you are missing out. And what developer that produces paid apps doesn't do it for the money? lol. If game developers just did it to make good games and please people then they wouldn't charge money.

    • DannyV

      Funny, it's the other way around for me. Anything that's not Gameloft, EA, ID, Chillingo, or any other big developer doesn't last long on my Touch. All of those little crappy 99 cent games last a grand total of 5 minutes on my touch before I get bored of them, in fact I rarely buy games under 4 bucks, don't flame me for that, it's just that I've noticed the games I enjoy are usually over that price point.

    • jonathan

      Terminator, Battlefield and Castle of Magic are 3 of the best hardcore gaming experiences on the iPhone. Sure, YOU might think Doodle Jump is more fun, but that's not who they're targeting with these games.

      Not all of their games are great but they have a lot of great ones and I'm happy they're making games for GAMERS.

  • lol

    Lol. funny discussion. i mean, why does Lucas Arts bring Monkey Island Titles to the iPhone? Because they are so generous to us? lol. They want to make money. Wake up guys! Stop this silly trolling against Gameloft. Innovation is good for small titles, but the big ones with huge costs in development cant take that risk.

    topic: the game looks great. instant buy for me, as Monkey Island. :D

    • lameloft

      cant' take the risk of innovation? that's silly

      • Qasim

        Is castle of magic not their 'own' title? And even if it wasn't WHO CARES? and i don't like your username

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose

        Actually, what's silly is the way you equate "I don't like their games" with "They're ripping people off". I'm sad to tell you this, lameloft, but someone has to: the world does not revolve around you.

  • lol

    Lol. funny discussion. i mean, why does Lucas Arts bring Monkey Island Titles to the iPhone? Because they are so generous to us? lol. They want to make money. Wake up guys! Stop this silly trolling against Gameloft. Innovation is good for small titles, but the big ones with huge costs in development cant take that risk.

    topic: the game looks great. instant buy for me, as Monkey Island. :D

    • lameloft

      cant' take the risk of innovation? that's silly

      • Qasim

        Is castle of magic not their 'own' title? And even if it wasn't WHO CARES? and i don't like your username

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com Jose

        Actually, what's silly is the way you equate "I don't like their games" with "They're ripping people off". I'm sad to tell you this, lameloft, but someone has to: the world does not revolve around you.

  • Qasim

    Everyone, shut the **** up and stop fighting. No one here has played the game. From the video we can tell it looks incredibly amazing.

    Ok, it might be a Call of Duty clone, but who gives a shit! If activision won't make COD for iPhone/Touch, then gameloft as might as well do it themselves. The game looks fine. As long as its entertaining, its all good. And fu*k originality, the game looks GOOD.

    And to whoever said gameloft is NOT original at ALL, what about Castle of Magic. I'm sorry for my fu*king language, but some idiots piss me the fu*k off! The game looks GOOD. That's all that matters.

    "oh gameloft isn't original, this game is a spin off, its gonna suck"

    ^^^ shut the frick up. there are a lot of war games ok, just because it looks like call of duty doesn't mean its gonna be a bad game. it looks amazing

    Please stop the arguement, and lets praise gameloft for helping the iPod Touch/iPhone taking a big step into the "console world."

    Again, please forgive my language. I was just sick of dumb assess fighting about how gameloft is not a good company and all they do (which is not true) is copy other games.

    • lol

      100% agree.

    • Aerospeed

      Quasim, who's just spent an entire comment complaining about people who complain, listen up:
      Considering the incredible number of apps available in the App Store that display intense creativity and originality in the content and control of their games, for a major player like Gameloft to phone it in with some pretty graphics and a not-even-trying-to-hide sound-a-like title like "Modern Combat" to prey on the "OMG COD4 official iPhone game" kids is stupid and depressing. Anyone pointing this out shouldn't have to be sorry for saying it, regardless of how you'd like to regulate these comments here yourself. If you like Gameloft titles, good! I'm glad you enjoy hasty wallet-grabs pretending to be games. Personally, I've spent too much money on their games to be fooled once again by some decent graphics soldered onto a crappy game.

      • DannyV

        Do you not like real games dude???? You like 99 cent garbage apps don't you??? To each their own I guess. I choose a beefy game (in iPhone terms) than a waste of time app any day, and Gameloft actually provides those QUALITY games.

      • Aerospeed

        Yeah, Danny, I like "real" games. And by that I mean games that suit the platform. I played $9.99 for the lazy port of Assassin's Creed, thinking that somehow the price point meant the experience would be better than a lot of the 99¢ games out there. And that "game" is trash. It was a terrible DS game and an even worse iPhone one.

        Glyder, on the other hand, which I bought for 99¢, was incredible and I ended up spending hours on it. One of many clever, creative 99¢ apps on my Touch. Don't fall for the trap of thinking higher price or brand name = quality.

  • Qasim

    Everyone, shut the **** up and stop fighting. No one here has played the game. From the video we can tell it looks incredibly amazing.

    Ok, it might be a Call of Duty clone, but who gives a shit! If activision won't make COD for iPhone/Touch, then gameloft as might as well do it themselves. The game looks fine. As long as its entertaining, its all good. And fu*k originality, the game looks GOOD.

    And to whoever said gameloft is NOT original at ALL, what about Castle of Magic. I'm sorry for my fu*king language, but some idiots piss me the fu*k off! The game looks GOOD. That's all that matters.

    "oh gameloft isn't original, this game is a spin off, its gonna suck"

    ^^^ shut the frick up. there are a lot of war games ok, just because it looks like call of duty doesn't mean its gonna be a bad game. it looks amazing

    Please stop the arguement, and lets praise gameloft for helping the iPod Touch/iPhone taking a big step into the "console world."

    Again, please forgive my language. I was just sick of dumb assess fighting about how gameloft is not a good company and all they do (which is not true) is copy other games.

    • lol

      100% agree.

    • Aerospeed

      Quasim, who's just spent an entire comment complaining about people who complain, listen up:
      Considering the incredible number of apps available in the App Store that display intense creativity and originality in the content and control of their games, for a major player like Gameloft to phone it in with some pretty graphics and a not-even-trying-to-hide sound-a-like title like "Modern Combat" to prey on the "OMG COD4 official iPhone game" kids is stupid and depressing. Anyone pointing this out shouldn't have to be sorry for saying it, regardless of how you'd like to regulate these comments here yourself. If you like Gameloft titles, good! I'm glad you enjoy hasty wallet-grabs pretending to be games. Personally, I've spent too much money on their games to be fooled once again by some decent graphics soldered onto a crappy game.

      • DannyV

        Do you not like real games dude???? You like 99 cent garbage apps don't you??? To each their own I guess. I choose a beefy game (in iPhone terms) than a waste of time app any day, and Gameloft actually provides those QUALITY games.

      • Aerospeed

        Yeah, Danny, I like "real" games. And by that I mean games that suit the platform. I played $9.99 for the lazy port of Assassin's Creed, thinking that somehow the price point meant the experience would be better than a lot of the 99¢ games out there. And that "game" is trash. It was a terrible DS game and an even worse iPhone one.

        Glyder, on the other hand, which I bought for 99¢, was incredible and I ended up spending hours on it. One of many clever, creative 99¢ apps on my Touch. Don't fall for the trap of thinking higher price or brand name = quality.

  • http://powso.com Totalsam

    lol @qasim, these people are just exercising their 1st Amendment rights. If you don't like reading their silly comments then don't read them.

    You can't expect a civil, intelligent discussion to exist everywhere.

    Game looks sick though : )

    • Josh

      1st amendment rights? This is the internet, and a private web site, not public domain. So, not so much.

      Even if that were accurate, let the guy complaining about complaining exercise his rights then.

      All this being said, COD clone? Then COD is a clone of Counter-Strike. "Copy-cats" happen all the time in gaming, and its one thing to say you are waiting for the real deal, its another to say they shouldn't be allowed to do it. Otherwise we would have stopped at Wolfenstein, Dune II, Super Mario Bros., and Pong. Carry on, and drool over the awesome graphics.

      • http://powso.com Totalsam

        Uh, the internet doesn't preclude Freedom of Speech rights. TA can remove anything they want, but (barring FoS infringments) why would they?

        On the contrary, I'm glad qasim posted his comment. It gave me something to lol at.

        Good day.

      • http://www.powso.com Totalsam

        Upon further review I realize that my comment was not legally sound.

        I meant to make the point that these so-called whiners have legitimate sentiments, and should be allowed space to voice them. I shouldn't have brought FoS into the realm of discussion at all, because (as you stated) this amendment does not apply on a private site.

        I shall now retire to my lair of shame.

    • Josh

      My point was that this is the internet, complaining about complaining is just as pointless as complaining. And yes, I realize I am doing the same.

      I hope you heard that from your lair. It looks quiet in there.

    • LOLCATZ

      @ TotalSam, what you need to understand is that NOT EVERYONE IN THE WORLD IS AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!

      THE WORLD DOES NOT REVOLVE AROUND AMERICA!!!!!

      Therefore, the majority of the world's population have no "1st amendment"

      • Calpa

        err.. most of them do; it's just called different (for instance, it's the 7th article in the Dutch constitution.. most people know what Americans mean by FoS).

      • spiffyone

        "Doesn't revolve around America".

        Yeah...tell that to the rest of the world who are seeing their economies sink as ours does. ;)

  • http://powso.com Totalsam

    lol @qasim, these people are just exercising their 1st Amendment rights. If you don't like reading their silly comments then don't read them.

    You can't expect a civil, intelligent discussion to exist everywhere.

    Game looks sick though : )

    • Josh

      1st amendment rights? This is the internet, and a private web site, not public domain. So, not so much.

      Even if that were accurate, let the guy complaining about complaining exercise his rights then.

      All this being said, COD clone? Then COD is a clone of Counter-Strike. "Copy-cats" happen all the time in gaming, and its one thing to say you are waiting for the real deal, its another to say they shouldn't be allowed to do it. Otherwise we would have stopped at Wolfenstein, Dune II, Super Mario Bros., and Pong. Carry on, and drool over the awesome graphics.

      • http://powso.com Totalsam

        Uh, the internet doesn't preclude Freedom of Speech rights. TA can remove anything they want, but (barring FoS infringments) why would they?

        On the contrary, I'm glad qasim posted his comment. It gave me something to lol at.

        Good day.

      • http://www.powso.com Totalsam

        Upon further review I realize that my comment was not legally sound.

        I meant to make the point that these so-called whiners have legitimate sentiments, and should be allowed space to voice them. I shouldn't have brought FoS into the realm of discussion at all, because (as you stated) this amendment does not apply on a private site.

        I shall now retire to my lair of shame.

    • Josh

      My point was that this is the internet, complaining about complaining is just as pointless as complaining. And yes, I realize I am doing the same.

      I hope you heard that from your lair. It looks quiet in there.

    • LOLCATZ

      @ TotalSam, what you need to understand is that NOT EVERYONE IN THE WORLD IS AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!

      THE WORLD DOES NOT REVOLVE AROUND AMERICA!!!!!

      Therefore, the majority of the world's population have no "1st amendment"

      • Calpa

        err.. most of them do; it's just called different (for instance, it's the 7th article in the Dutch constitution.. most people know what Americans mean by FoS).

      • spiffyone

        "Doesn't revolve around America".

        Yeah...tell that to the rest of the world who are seeing their economies sink as ours does. ;)

  • firstry

    i'm exited if this one is going to be a playable fps.
    hard work on this device.

  • firstry

    i'm exited if this one is going to be a playable fps.
    hard work on this device.

  • Ataru

    Putting the staggering lack of originality aside, I'm amazed people actually like Gameloft titles on the iPhone. Every one I've tried has been a poor attempt to shoehorn a console game onto a touch screen device, resulting in poor controls, poor frame rates, and totally uninspired games.

    Sparta was a truly abysmal God of War clone (please play the real thing on PSP to see the epic, enormous, earth shattering difference in quality), Terminator was Gears of War with completely broken gameplay, their various racing games aren't even DS quality (let alone matching the likes of the upcoming Gran Turismo PSP) and so on.

    And now we have what looks like the gaming equivalent of a cheap Chinese knock off of a well known Western product (imagine all those laughable iPhone clones on the market). A pale imitation at best. Personally I'd sooner just play Modern Warfare on my 360 with dual analogue sticks, HD visuals, and 5.1 sound, and on my iPhone play games which are actually made with the device's weakness in mind.

    • http://youtube.com/smoof7returns Vinny554

      Damn no one gets this right. Its not a clone of God of War, its a clone of Spartan Total Warrior.

    • Cron

      I think your confused, were talking about the iPhone not the PsP, the PsP has way more processor power then the iPhone plus those games aren't downloadable and can therefore have way more content... plus comparing any iPhone came to an actual T.V. console game (i.e. Terminator to Gears of War) is just plain absurd.

    • spiffyone

      Yay, another Gameloft hater who sucks on the nut of Sony. Or just a troll. Or both.

      Listen...God of War? That's a Rygar: The Legendary Adventure clone. Anyone who has played both knows that to be true.

      The "device's weaknesses" comment points to being a troll though.

      Bad trolling at that. Sad trolling.

      Do people not know quality trolling skills anymore?

      • Ataru

        Oh FFS of course the iPhone has weaknesses. IT HAS NO BUTTONS. Or has that escaped you? Try harder next time, or better still, actually read a post before attacking the poster.

        And as for being a Gameloft hater, sure I guess I am. So far I haven't liked anything they have done on the iPhone. I have far more respect for Firemint and NGMoco.

      • Cron

        No buttons? surely you jest! it has three!

        Plus I'm not attacking you so calm down, I'm attacking your logic; if your going to hate Gameloft just because their iPhone game isn't as good as a PsP game...

        Also yea id much sooner play Modern Warfare on my PS3 then my iPhone but last I checked I cant take my PS3 on a Plane, or Bus, or to someplace where I may have to sit and be bored for a lengthy period of time.

      • spiffyone

        And consoles have the weakness of lacking keyboard/mouse, particularly mouse look.

        Wanna know how console games overcame that weakness so FPS titles control as well as they do nowadays (though still not as good as kb/m control on PC)? They compensated for their "weaknesses" by implementing auto target lock. At first such a thing was god-awful on consoles, but over time, years in fact, the auto lock got better and better to the point now where console only FPS players don't even think it's there...but, of course, it is.

        Lack of buttons won't be such an issue if and when developers get better at implementing auto lock in their FPS titles on this platform.

        And the rest was just asinine Gameloft hating, misguided at that. There's much better things to hate Gameloft for (lack of updates, using virtual buttons as a crutch, removing options from games using similar engines, etc.)

      • spiffyone

        And it was the usage of the phrase "weaknesses" rather than "strengths" that blew your cover.

        Again, trolling, quality trolling, takes some amount of skill. The skill troll trolls even when others think he/she isn't trolling at all. ;)

    • jonathan

      It's not surprising. They make hardcore games that real gamers are looking for. Castle of Magic, Terminator, Battlefield, these are games for gamers and they're actually good. So, people like them. Shocking.

  • Ataru

    Putting the staggering lack of originality aside, I'm amazed people actually like Gameloft titles on the iPhone. Every one I've tried has been a poor attempt to shoehorn a console game onto a touch screen device, resulting in poor controls, poor frame rates, and totally uninspired games.

    Sparta was a truly abysmal God of War clone (please play the real thing on PSP to see the epic, enormous, earth shattering difference in quality), Terminator was Gears of War with completely broken gameplay, their various racing games aren't even DS quality (let alone matching the likes of the upcoming Gran Turismo PSP) and so on.

    And now we have what looks like the gaming equivalent of a cheap Chinese knock off of a well known Western product (imagine all those laughable iPhone clones on the market). A pale imitation at best. Personally I'd sooner just play Modern Warfare on my 360 with dual analogue sticks, HD visuals, and 5.1 sound, and on my iPhone play games which are actually made with the device's weakness in mind.

    • http://youtube.com/smoof7returns Vinny554

      Damn no one gets this right. Its not a clone of God of War, its a clone of Spartan Total Warrior.

    • Cron

      I think your confused, were talking about the iPhone not the PsP, the PsP has way more processor power then the iPhone plus those games aren't downloadable and can therefore have way more content... plus comparing any iPhone came to an actual T.V. console game (i.e. Terminator to Gears of War) is just plain absurd.

    • spiffyone

      Yay, another Gameloft hater who sucks on the nut of Sony. Or just a troll. Or both.

      Listen...God of War? That's a Rygar: The Legendary Adventure clone. Anyone who has played both knows that to be true.

      The "device's weaknesses" comment points to being a troll though.

      Bad trolling at that. Sad trolling.

      Do people not know quality trolling skills anymore?

      • Ataru

        Oh FFS of course the iPhone has weaknesses. IT HAS NO BUTTONS. Or has that escaped you? Try harder next time, or better still, actually read a post before attacking the poster.

        And as for being a Gameloft hater, sure I guess I am. So far I haven't liked anything they have done on the iPhone. I have far more respect for Firemint and NGMoco.

      • Cron

        No buttons? surely you jest! it has three!

        Plus I'm not attacking you so calm down, I'm attacking your logic; if your going to hate Gameloft just because their iPhone game isn't as good as a PsP game...

        Also yea id much sooner play Modern Warfare on my PS3 then my iPhone but last I checked I cant take my PS3 on a Plane, or Bus, or to someplace where I may have to sit and be bored for a lengthy period of time.

      • spiffyone

        And consoles have the weakness of lacking keyboard/mouse, particularly mouse look.

        Wanna know how console games overcame that weakness so FPS titles control as well as they do nowadays (though still not as good as kb/m control on PC)? They compensated for their "weaknesses" by implementing auto target lock. At first such a thing was god-awful on consoles, but over time, years in fact, the auto lock got better and better to the point now where console only FPS players don't even think it's there...but, of course, it is.

        Lack of buttons won't be such an issue if and when developers get better at implementing auto lock in their FPS titles on this platform.

        And the rest was just asinine Gameloft hating, misguided at that. There's much better things to hate Gameloft for (lack of updates, using virtual buttons as a crutch, removing options from games using similar engines, etc.)

      • spiffyone

        And it was the usage of the phrase "weaknesses" rather than "strengths" that blew your cover.

        Again, trolling, quality trolling, takes some amount of skill. The skill troll trolls even when others think he/she isn't trolling at all. ;)

    • jonathan

      It's not surprising. They make hardcore games that real gamers are looking for. Castle of Magic, Terminator, Battlefield, these are games for gamers and they're actually good. So, people like them. Shocking.

  • http://youtube.com/smoof7returns Vinny554

    I still dont understand why everyone assumes this is going to be so good! What if the controls are as bad as DMD? Think of that? Also, its Gameloft. So be prepared to spend 10$ for a quick hour of playing. And as you beg and beg them to add more levels and multiplayer, theyll be too busy on there next game to listen....

  • http://youtube.com/smoof7returns Vinny554

    I still dont understand why everyone assumes this is going to be so good! What if the controls are as bad as DMD? Think of that? Also, its Gameloft. So be prepared to spend 10$ for a quick hour of playing. And as you beg and beg them to add more levels and multiplayer, theyll be too busy on there next game to listen....

  • CJ

    Guys stop complaining, and anyway Gameloft is part of Ubisoft, so give a break all Gameloft usally make are ports of games.

  • CJ

    Guys stop complaining, and anyway Gameloft is part of Ubisoft, so give a break all Gameloft usally make are ports of games.

  • TonreG

    looks very great!!! :)

    my pc is very old and is not be able to play some new games on it, but on my iphone such a nice shooter?!!?! wow!!! :)

  • TonreG

    looks very great!!! :)

    my pc is very old and is not be able to play some new games on it, but on my iphone such a nice shooter?!!?! wow!!! :)

  • Anonymous

    To balance the Gameloft bashers, I personally like the finish and attempt at a storyline by some Gameloft games. I'm a fan of Bubble Bash, Let's Golf and Magic Castle. Not so much of Ferrari.

  • Anonymous

    To balance the Gameloft bashers, I personally like the finish and attempt at a storyline by some Gameloft games. I'm a fan of Bubble Bash, Let's Golf and Magic Castle. Not so much of Ferrari.

  • Sticktron

    And since when is COD the original FPS? If you've got a few hairs on your chest you'll know that COD was just a dumbed down Medal of Honor. You can't OWN a genre, unless you want a total of like 20 games in the world.

  • Sticktron

    And since when is COD the original FPS? If you\'ve got a few hairs on your chest you\'ll know that COD was just a dumbed down Medal of Honor. You can\'t OWN a genre, unless you want a total of like 20 games in the world.

  • NA

    Looks goog to me. Hope it doesn't cost to much.

  • NA

    Looks goog to me. Hope it doesn't cost to much.

  • Coral

    There were 4(?) control scheme options in BIA, I bet this game will have choices as well. It sure looks impressive. I hope it has equal or more content than previous Gameloft offerings.

    Maybe my standards are somehow low, but I have enjoyed every Gameloft game I have bought. We are talking about a mobile platform, this isn't a home console we are playing.

  • Coral

    There were 4(?) control scheme options in BIA, I bet this game will have choices as well. It sure looks impressive. I hope it has equal or more content than previous Gameloft offerings.

    Maybe my standards are somehow low, but I have enjoyed every Gameloft game I have bought. We are talking about a mobile platform, this isn't a home console we are playing.

  • Chinito77

    I thought this was an Activision port published by Gameloft when I saw it. It looks very similar to COD 4 (Environments, guy screaming, etc.) which is fine by me. If you are a fan of COD 4, I don't know why you would be against this coming out for the iPhone???

  • Chinito77

    I thought this was an Activision port published by Gameloft when I saw it. It looks very similar to COD 4 (Environments, guy screaming, etc.) which is fine by me. If you are a fan of COD 4, I don't know why you would be against this coming out for the iPhone???

  • Billyman

    Gameloft has copied lots of popular games but one.

    Trust Gameloft to bring Super Mario Bros. Next!!!! XD

  • Billyman

    Gameloft has copied lots of popular games but one.

    Trust Gameloft to bring Super Mario Bros. Next!!!! XD

  • Bigone

    looks pretty cool.. knock off or not i just hope the controls don't butcher the game

  • Bigone

    looks pretty cool.. knock off or not i just hope the controls don't butcher the game

  • Reason21

    Global real-time multiplayer = must buy

    No global real-time multiplayer = skip

  • Reason21

    Global real-time multiplayer = must buy

    No global real-time multiplayer = skip

  • MaroonFree

    I'll tell you all one way that Gameloft is being original. Since Sparta, they have been putting out higher quality titles faster than any other iPhone Developer.

    I don't have time to wait for 300, Hot Shots, and Call of Duty to float on over to my iphone. Gameloft to the Rescue.

    As for these graphics...ehh 3GS time.

  • MaroonFree

    I'll tell you all one way that Gameloft is being original. Since Sparta, they have been putting out higher quality titles faster than any other iPhone Developer.

    I don't have time to wait for 300, Hot Shots, and Call of Duty to float on over to my iphone. Gameloft to the Rescue.

    As for these graphics...ehh 3GS time.

  • http://www.mooedia.co.uk Tomchap

    Assassins creed was pretty good, and from what ive read on the net alot of people thought the same thing, better than the DS was what most people said. Brothers In Arms was pretty good to.

    Wolfeinstein defornately has the best control system FPS wise, I hope they take note of it.

    This game looks great and im really looking forward to it. Sooooo much potential like your all discussing, multiplayer, wifi multiplayer, hopefully its gonna be good :)

    And to the person how said about KillTest that just looks like a Halo clone. Never really been a fan of Halo, jumping metres into the air, laser guns, naaaa not for me, prefer the good ol army based FPS games.

    Roll on release date!

  • http://www.mooedia.co.uk Tomchap

    Assassins creed was pretty good, and from what ive read on the net alot of people thought the same thing, better than the DS was what most people said. Brothers In Arms was pretty good to.

    Wolfeinstein defornately has the best control system FPS wise, I hope they take note of it.

    This game looks great and im really looking forward to it. Sooooo much potential like your all discussing, multiplayer, wifi multiplayer, hopefully its gonna be good :)

    And to the person how said about KillTest that just looks like a Halo clone. Never really been a fan of Halo, jumping metres into the air, laser guns, naaaa not for me, prefer the good ol army based FPS games.

    Roll on release date!

  • john doe

    a "on-plug" silicone d-pad would be the answer.

  • john doe

    a "on-plug" silicone d-pad would be the answer.

  • CJ

    I don't get guys why pick on Gameloft and the fact their new game looks like COD4. I'd thought that'd be a good thing, by the sounds of it half of guys don't. Also if you think they're ripping COD4:Modern Warfare by calling it Modern Combat: Sandstorm, let me remind you of a game called Battlefield 2: Modern Combat. Maybe its a tie in I don't know and neither do you guys so stop picking on GAMELOFT!!!!

  • CJ

    I don't get guys why pick on Gameloft and the fact their new game looks like COD4. I'd thought that'd be a good thing, by the sounds of it half of guys don't. Also if you think they're ripping COD4:Modern Warfare by calling it Modern Combat: Sandstorm, let me remind you of a game called Battlefield 2: Modern Combat. Maybe its a tie in I don't know and neither do you guys so stop picking on GAMELOFT!!!!

  • CJ

    PS. Can't wait for Gang$tar and NFL 10
    PSS. Hope the controls are not goning to be like CUBE's

    • kqjrjkrawr

      The controls seem to be like BIA and Terminator controls only in the first person, and I can't wait for this game either.

  • CJ

    PS. Can't wait for Gang$tar and NFL 10
    PSS. Hope the controls are not goning to be like CUBE's

    • kqjrjkrawr

      The controls seem to be like BIA and Terminator controls only in the first person, and I can't wait for this game either.

  • Scott

    I just wish they had picked the Good Campaign to copy *Sigh*

    The British SAS Campaign was by far the best.
    Anyway Kinda looking forward to it.

  • Scott

    I just wish they had picked the Good Campaign to copy *Sigh*

    The British SAS Campaign was by far the best.
    Anyway Kinda looking forward to it.

  • waffleiron

    Certainly seems impressive, but it looks like the hit detection is pretty sloppy at this stage- the player seems to hit enemies that he's not even aiming at. Hopefully they'll clean it up before it ships.

    • kqjrjkrawr

      I didn't notcie this, hopefully they will fix that in the update they say will add online multiplayer. Also according to Gameloft's twitter the game has already been submitted.

  • waffleiron

    Certainly seems impressive, but it looks like the hit detection is pretty sloppy at this stage- the player seems to hit enemies that he's not even aiming at. Hopefully they'll clean it up before it ships.

    • kqjrjkrawr

      I didn't notcie this, hopefully they will fix that in the update they say will add online multiplayer. Also according to Gameloft's twitter the game has already been submitted.