377740_2Artificial Life has released a new 3rd person shooter called Pandorum for the iPhone which is based on an upcoming movie by the same name.

Pandorum is a Sci-fi/Horror film directed by Christian Alvart that is scheduled to be released on September 25. The movie plot follows the plot of the game which is set as a 3rd person exploration game and shooter.

Two astronauts wake to find themselves drifting through space and with no memory of who they are. They believe that they must be the only ones aboard the spacecraft, but can hear sounds coming from its center. Exploring the spacecraft, they encounter several other surviving crewmembers, and the astronauts start to learn that a terrible event has occurred on board which might affect the survival of the entire human race.

Here's the official movie trailer:

The game features a pretty immersive storyline that has you exploring the space ship while trying to reactivate the ship and find out what happened to the remainder of the crew. The mood of the game is dark and erie as you battle with psychological effects of deep space (known as Pandorum). These effects cause momentary hallucinations that can only be tempered by the use of antidotes that can be collected throughout.

The game is controlled through the use of a left virtual pad for movement and a right slider for left/right looking. The game's engine doesn't allow up/down looking at all. The controls take a bit getting used to, but can work reasonably well once you put a little time in it. The full version of the game has 5 missions split into 2 segments, so 10 levels in all and, based just on the Mission 1-1, should provide a fair amount of play time. Exploration and fighting are broken up by cut scenes and puzzle elements.

The game has gotten some positive feedback and does offer a feature complete Lite version to try.

App Store Link: Pandorum, $3.99, Pandorum Lite, Free

  • SalsaMD

    Don't forget the $0.99 DLC of additional weapons, armor and special effects!

  • SalsaMD

    Don't forget the $0.99 DLC of additional weapons, armor and special effects!

  • jackson

    someone tell me if this is a worthy game.

  • jackson

    someone tell me if this is a worthy game.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    I would check the thread on the forum, where both pluses and minuses have been throughly discussed. Best bet: get the lite version and decide for yourself.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    I would check the thread on the forum, where both pluses and minuses have been throughly discussed. Best bet: get the lite version and decide for yourself.

  • sB.

    very cool game and worth spending the time playing through it all.

  • sB.

    very cool game and worth spending the time playing through it all.

  • Jim

    Omgoshhhh... Best game no joking bet u a mil.
    Better than any of the gameloft games (I asure u I've played all) better than them all except BIA cuz bia is longer, but the graphics is 5/5 stars and reallyyy immusive storyline4/5 stars. Controls can be a bit 'in the way' 3/5 stars and gameplay/control is 4/5 cuz the look control is only l and r,but who cares ..it's like the best game u can find..it just aces everything.

  • Jim

    Omgoshhhh... Best game no joking bet u a mil.
    Better than any of the gameloft games (I asure u I've played all) better than them all except BIA cuz bia is longer, but the graphics is 5/5 stars and reallyyy immusive storyline4/5 stars. Controls can be a bit 'in the way' 3/5 stars and gameplay/control is 4/5 cuz the look control is only l and r,but who cares ..it's like the best game u can find..it just aces everything.

  • Jim

    oh and btw the only game I've played which actually tries to scare me sucessfully .. Was playing at 12...damn sounds freak the crap Otta me..

  • Jim

    oh and btw the only game I've played which actually tries to scare me sucessfully .. Was playing at 12...damn sounds freak the crap Otta me..

  • George

    Is it just me or is there a lack of sounds for all the monsters?
    2 sound types: Rarrr.wav and EEE.wav?? Im pretty sure that would get annoying after a while... And this is slightly similar to Dead Space? ish?

  • George

    Is it just me or is there a lack of sounds for all the monsters?
    2 sound types: Rarrr.wav and EEE.wav?? Im pretty sure that would get annoying after a while... And this is slightly similar to Dead Space? ish?