558405_2There must have been a memo sent out to developers this week. While we try not to post about every random game that goes on sale, this week we've seen a number of notable games drop to free including Saucelifter, TowerMadness, Dropship and Mevo & The Grooveriders. iFPS Online joins the list of temporarily free games that is worth a download.

iFPS Online was the first online deathmatch game for the iPhone released back in April. The game was a bit rough with less than ideal controls, and limited play areas. It has seen a couple of updates since it was originally released, but is one of the few games that offers online deathmatch play -- and as a first person shooter no less. The game has dropped to free for a limited time.

Here's the developer's original gameplay video:

The game allows you to host and join multiplayer deathmatches and also provides a single player mode.

App Store Link: iFPS Online, Free

  • Squeaker_

    What now? This is almost like telling us there is no reason to buy an iPhone game ever again.

  • Squeaker_

    What now? This is almost like telling us there is no reason to buy an iPhone game ever again.

  • Avery

    I think all the devs this week are feeling groovy for Woodstock's 40th anniversary! Free the apps man... solid

  • Avery

    I think all the devs this week are feeling groovy for Woodstock's 40th anniversary! Free the apps man... solid

  • maximus808

    This game is awesome and everyone should be picking this up for free NOW! This game is as close to Halo as it gets in my opinion.

  • maximus808

    This game is awesome and everyone should be picking this up for free NOW! This game is as close to Halo as it gets in my opinion.

  • Rozz

    Back to school is next month so a slew of new iPhones and iPod touches will be sold (past couple years I think Apple was giving them away when students bought Macbooks)

    Then new iPod Touches will be released plus quite possibly the larger tablet version

    Then Christmas and a whole bunch more will be sold..

    So this is a dead time now, good time for developers to make games that aren't selling well free (or cheap) to generate whatever buzz they can before a large new crowd of customers arrives at the app store

    My theory at least, maybe they all just gave up instead.

  • Rozz

    Back to school is next month so a slew of new iPhones and iPod touches will be sold (past couple years I think Apple was giving them away when students bought Macbooks)

    Then new iPod Touches will be released plus quite possibly the larger tablet version

    Then Christmas and a whole bunch more will be sold..

    So this is a dead time now, good time for developers to make games that aren't selling well free (or cheap) to generate whatever buzz they can before a large new crowd of customers arrives at the app store

    My theory at least, maybe they all just gave up instead.

  • Adams Immersive

    Cool--I wanted this before I read about the control scheme, but I think that's been updated :) This will tide me over until LiveFire/KillTest/whatever comes out.

    • Adams Immersive

      Alas, the controls are still not mouse-style (or trackpad-style would be a better analogy), so aiming is still a problem. Nice to be able to try it for free, though. The graphics run smoothly on my 3G.

  • Adams Immersive

    Cool--I wanted this before I read about the control scheme, but I think that's been updated :) This will tide me over until LiveFire/KillTest/whatever comes out.

    • Adams Immersive

      Alas, the controls are still not mouse-style (or trackpad-style would be a better analogy), so aiming is still a problem. Nice to be able to try it for free, though. The graphics run smoothly on my 3G.

  • dveight

    i dl'ed this game today because i saw that it was free.... thank god, this game is absolutely horrible. its so choppy and the loading times are ridiculous, im not gonna hate on it too much cuz it was free, but i am extremely pleased i did not spend anything on this

  • dveight

    i dl'ed this game today because i saw that it was free.... thank god, this game is absolutely horrible. its so choppy and the loading times are ridiculous, im not gonna hate on it too much cuz it was free, but i am extremely pleased i did not spend anything on this

  • iPhoneGamer

    dveight, I agree 100%. This is a horrible game. Even at free, I doubt I'll launch it again. Awful control, awful graphics... My only FPS hope is now Modern Combat.

  • iPhoneGamer

    dveight, I agree 100%. This is a horrible game. Even at free, I doubt I'll launch it again. Awful control, awful graphics... My only FPS hope is now Modern Combat.

  • Addicted2waffle

    Im gonna check this out... I love free games, cuz i hate using $100 each month on apps..

  • Addicted2waffle

    Im gonna check this out... I love free games, cuz i hate using $100 each month on apps..

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/sa66o6 sa66o6

    It's nice to have online games on the iphone,but the controls are really bad!Too bad for the game,but hey,soon we will have killtest(livefire),and maybe gameloft will add , multilayer to modern combat.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/sa66o6 sa66o6

    It's nice to have online games on the iphone,but the controls are really bad!Too bad for the game,but hey,soon we will have killtest(livefire),and maybe gameloft will add , multilayer to modern combat.

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

    If you spent some minutes with the game, the controls start to work very well. It's running perfectly on my 3GS. I'm impressed. Best FPS so far and it has got WIFI multiplayer. So at the moment: it's sitting alone on a throne. Definitely fun so far!

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

    If you spent some minutes with the game, the controls start to work very well. It's running perfectly on my 3GS. I'm impressed. Best FPS so far and it has got WIFI multiplayer. So at the moment: it's sitting alone on a throne. Definitely fun so far!

  • Acidbottle

    my god! some folk would moan in an empty room am sure. its free ffs, its not half bad either. the controls work fine after i adjusted them to zonal.

    some (not all ofc) idevice gamers are the most spoilt people on earth!

    • Alichan76

      What's spoiled about saying something isn't good? It seems to me those people aren't letting price, or lack of, cloud their judgment. Far too many games in the app store get glowing reviews when clearly it is far from a glowing game just because it's cheap or free. Those reviews don't help anyone.

    • Uhh No

      Dude face it. This game is terrible. Wait for Ngmoco's FPS.

  • Acidbottle

    my god! some folk would moan in an empty room am sure. its free ffs, its not half bad either. the controls work fine after i adjusted them to zonal.

    some (not all ofc) idevice gamers are the most spoilt people on earth!

    • Alichan76

      What's spoiled about saying something isn't good? It seems to me those people aren't letting price, or lack of, cloud their judgment. Far too many games in the app store get glowing reviews when clearly it is far from a glowing game just because it's cheap or free. Those reviews don't help anyone.

    • Uhh No

      Dude face it. This game is terrible. Wait for Ngmoco's FPS.

  • Twazzock

    Deleted after 10 mins play.

    • Uhh No

      I played the lite version about two months ago, and was terrified by what I saw. The people playing this game and saying it is good, truly have not one bit of an idea what a good game is. Horrendous!! Not worth the tiny space it uses up on my PC.

  • Twazzock

    Deleted after 10 mins play.

    • Uhh No

      I played the lite version about two months ago, and was terrified by what I saw. The people playing this game and saying it is good, truly have not one bit of an idea what a good game is. Horrendous!! Not worth the tiny space it uses up on my PC.

  • anthonyafterwit

    Are you kidding me? What a piece of crap. Wasn't even worth the time to download it. Laggy, ugly, and unresponsive. I'd rather poke my eyes out than be subjected to this "game" again.

  • anthonyafterwit

    Are you kidding me? What a piece of crap. Wasn't even worth the time to download it. Laggy, ugly, and unresponsive. I'd rather poke my eyes out than be subjected to this "game" again.

  • Spike

    I don't think the game is that bad..
    The controls suck , whats the point of aiming up or down when theres no second floor.
    Have never found anyone online to play against.

    Other than that, its a great start and is really great to see a FPS online..

    • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

      "Have never found anyone online to play against."

      Strange - I've tried this at least 1-2 times and have always seen people around. Are you sure you checked out the online lounge?

  • Spike

    I don't think the game is that bad..
    The controls suck , whats the point of aiming up or down when theres no second floor.
    Have never found anyone online to play against.

    Other than that, its a great start and is really great to see a FPS online..

    • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

      "Have never found anyone online to play against."

      Strange - I've tried this at least 1-2 times and have always seen people around. Are you sure you checked out the online lounge?

  • antonioj

    The controls are the best so far for fps on the iPhone. All the haters are just feeling bad for getting their ass kicked online. I just went there and totally trashed a bunch of n00bs over and over: guess they will say the controls suck too! My nick is ares btw

    • anthonyafterwit

      Are you playing on a 3G or a 3GS? Because truly, on my 3G it is unplayable.

      • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

        I've played on both (see my multiplayer bible if interested: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=419463 ) . The 3G S version is better, but I don't think the 3G version is that bad - for example, Cube is much-much worse on the 3G.

        (Nevertheless, I still don't like iFPS - it's just plain simple and pretty ugly.)

  • antonioj

    The controls are the best so far for fps on the iPhone. All the haters are just feeling bad for getting their ass kicked online. I just went there and totally trashed a bunch of n00bs over and over: guess they will say the controls suck too! My nick is ares btw

    • anthonyafterwit

      Are you playing on a 3G or a 3GS? Because truly, on my 3G it is unplayable.

      • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

        I've played on both (see my multiplayer bible if interested: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=419463 ) . The 3G S version is better, but I don't think the 3G version is that bad - for example, Cube is much-much worse on the 3G.

        (Nevertheless, I still don't like iFPS - it's just plain simple and pretty ugly.)

  • antonioj

    I learned to play on a 3G, and yes, sometimes there was too much lag for people outside the US. But i still managed to be on the top 15 players constantly. With the 3gs performance is better. Also, people bitching about the controls should try and go to the adjustment settings - it NEEDS tunning

  • antonioj

    I learned to play on a 3G, and yes, sometimes there was too much lag for people outside the US. But i still managed to be on the top 15 players constantly. With the 3gs performance is better. Also, people bitching about the controls should try and go to the adjustment settings - it NEEDS tunning

  • Uhh No

    I could never get passed the bare levels and the horrendous projectiles used in this game. I'll wait for Ngmoco's FPS

  • Uhh No

    I could never get passed the bare levels and the horrendous projectiles used in this game. I'll wait for Ngmoco's FPS

  • iPhoneGamer

    Just because it's free, we're not allowed to bitch? I'm more then happy to pay for a good game. This is not one of them.

    I can kick you in the nuts for free, but it doesn't mean you're going to like it. This free game... You get what you pay for.

    I wouldn't use this app to scrape dog shit off my shoe.

  • iPhoneGamer

    Just because it's free, we're not allowed to bitch? I'm more then happy to pay for a good game. This is not one of them.

    I can kick you in the nuts for free, but it doesn't mean you're going to like it. This free game... You get what you pay for.

    I wouldn't use this app to scrape dog shit off my shoe.

  • ashzilla

    when u get used to the controls this game is really fun online. as long as u limit your games to four players there is no lag

  • ashzilla

    when u get used to the controls this game is really fun online. as long as u limit your games to four players there is no lag

  • jeffyg3

    I've spent so long to try to get used to the controls for this game, but it is what it is, it's a mediocre FPS with crappy floaty controls. I'm glad I didn't have to pay for this P.O.S.

  • jeffyg3

    I've spent so long to try to get used to the controls for this game, but it is what it is, it's a mediocre FPS with crappy floaty controls. I'm glad I didn't have to pay for this P.O.S.

  • 4Twenty

    instant delete

  • 4Twenty

    instant delete

  • TKO

    Wow, after reading all these comments I'm kinda glad it crashed on my phone straight away ..I just deleted it. :D

  • TKO

    Wow, after reading all these comments I'm kinda glad it crashed on my phone straight away ..I just deleted it. :D

  • Jman

    This game is free for a limited time only, it will soon cost money. Touch Arcade should have read the disc.

  • Jman

    This game is free for a limited time only, it will soon cost money. Touch Arcade should have read the disc.